From the team that brought you FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US comes a new chapter of the FABLES legacy! In a post-Fables world where magic abounds, it can be wielded for the greater good or used to plant the seeds of anarchy and terrorism. The Shadow Players are a global network of agents—both Fable and mundane—tasked with policing a newly enchanted world and protecting humanity from itself. EVERAFTER features the return of series favorites Bo Peep, Peter Piper, Hansel, and Connor Wolf, as well as exciting new characters and a terrifying new villain! Written by FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US veterans Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus with gorgeous art by Travis Moore (Fables: The Wolf Among Us, JLA All Stars), you won’t want to miss this series that FABLES creator Bill Willingham himself told us we had to get into your hands as quickly as possible!
This new series, which picks up after the intense finale of Fables #150, already had a lot of fans eager to see how the story would continue. Especially since the creator, Bill Willingham, stepped away to allow the new creative writing team of Dave Justus and Matthew Sturges to take over. Would these newbies be able to appease the legion of Fables followers out there? The answer to this question is an enthusiastic yes.
The first issue focuses on young Connor Wolf as he is brought into the Shadow Players while the rest of the team (Hansel, Bo Peep, and Peter Piper) are on mission and having to fight off zombies. The contrast between these two events is very entertaining and helps to set up what fans can expect in this new series. It’s a bit more action filled than previous stories involving these characters, but still it’s by no means a bad idea.
The art for this issue was some of the best in recent memory. The details, such as when Peter takes damage in a fight or the intense final pages, are really worthy or praise. Artist Travis Moore really showed what he had to offer and it’s an impressive display.
While more action filled than previous incarnation of Fables, this book still brought some very familiar characters back and has a lot to offer the fans. Seeing beloved characters like Snow White and Bigby, even for simple cameos, is always a welcomed siht. This series is a defintte must-read for Fables fans.