Fables, Vol. 9: Sons of Empire

Fables, Vol. 9: Sons of Empire

Winner of Fourteen Eisner Awards The best-laid plans. The free Fables living in the mundane world have struck a decisive blow against the Adversary, destroying one of his most valuable assets at the very heart of his empire - and setting the stage for an all-out war between the worlds in the process. Now, while the ruler of the Homelands licks his wounds and gathers his forc Winner of Fourteen Eisner Awards The best-laid plans. The free Fables living in the mundane world have struck a...

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Title:Fables, Vol. 9: Sons of Empire
Author:Bill Willingham
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Fables, Volume 9: Sons of Empire
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:200 pages pages

Fables, Vol. 9: Sons of Empire Reviews

  • Punk
    Oct 10, 2007
    Graphic Novel. The Empire Strikes Back, Or At Least Holds A Meeting To Discuss Doing So. I just don't know about you, Fables. You've been been getting more and more fragmented as time goes on. I no longer feel like I'm reading a cohesive story with a bigger purpose. In fact, I think my...
  • [Name Redacted]
    Aug 18, 2011
    Wherein we witness the aftermath of Bigby's assault on the Adversary; are privy to the Adversary's war council; discover the fate of Hansel & Gretel; realize that Santa Claus doesn't always like the presents he delivers; learn that Flycatcher may be the most important Fable in exis...
  • Matt Glaviano
    Nov 11, 2011
    The last volume of Fables I currently have to read, so this will serve as an entry to summarize my brief Fables binge, including volumes six through nine and two spinoffs. This volume worked particularly well for me. It offers a snapshot of a lot of what works for me in this se...
  • The_Mad_Swede
    Feb 17, 2008
    Reading this ninth volume of Bill Willingham's Fables directly following the slightly disappointing first volume of his Jack of Fables: The (Nearly) Great Escape was like being served a gourmet meal after an good but not fully satisfying dinner. It fully removed any doubts I might have...
  • Randy
    Dec 04, 2008
    So this is what all the buzz is about? This was the first Fables book I have read, and I found myself flipping and skipping through parts of it because I got a little bored. I think it is because this is the middle part of a much larger story that I just don't get. Maybe if I had start...
  • Jess
    Oct 07, 2011
    Just as I was considering giving up on the Fables series, Volume 9: Sons of Empire delivered a more entertaining, though still fractured, narrative. The Adversary and his empire hold a conference discussing their plans for Fabletown; Hansel is made the Adversary's special envoy in Fabl...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Jan 14, 2009
    Sons of Empire was my last Fables installment before I stated a voluntary hiatus from the series. Fact is, I love this series, and I am not eager to get burned out on it, or to be devastated when it's over. So I am going to take a break and investigate other graphic novel series for a ...
  • Nicola Mansfield
    Jan 16, 2010
    Reason for Reading: Next in the series. Summary: Starts of with four issues of the title story where the Adversary has a meeting to describe possible attacks on the Mundy world. Switches are made to Fabletown and the Farm where new plotlines are forming. Each issue ends with a short...
  • Celise
    Jun 13, 2018
    The things I've been missing in the past few volumes have returned (in 2007, but I'm here now)! I really loved the Christmas special and the focus on my favourite characters. The art in issues 57 and 59 made me cringe a little bit. I'm sure Michael Allred is a skilled artist, but I...
  • Eric Mesa
    Jan 15, 2016
    This originally appeared at http://www.comicpow.com/2016/02/17/4040/ -> accompanying images available there --- This volume is all over the place. There is a Christmas interlude, we learn of Rapunzel?s plight, and a series of reader questions answered as 1-2 page comics. But t...
  • Ricky
    Feb 02, 2019
    Still ADDICTIVE! Fables series is not bad for a light read. I enjoyed Volume #9: Sons of Empire, though not as much as its predecessors. Don't get me wrong. I am being super-critical because it is such a good series, I have come to expect much from it, ergo the rating. The openin...
  • Helen White
    Jan 14, 2019
    I think I'm reading these out of order. Ah well. It's Christmas! That means gifts and surprises. ...
  • Jonathan Terrington
    Aug 02, 2013
    I'm going to come right out and say it: Fables is one of the most remarkably consistent graphic novel or comic book series that I have ever read. It has intriguing characters (characters to love, characters to hate, characters that sit idly in the background) - and it should since th...
  • Shannon
    Nov 18, 2011
    THE SERIES What if fairy tale characters existed in our world? And what if they had ways of not revealing themselves to us per their magic? This popular series focuses on such a concept. It has the usual archetypes and characters taking some liberties but always trying to make thin...
  • Ritinha
    Aug 17, 2018
    Colin gets a cameo. A creepy cameo. I miss Colin. *Sigh!* ...
  • Natalie
    Aug 07, 2017
    The Snow Queen (Lumi) is not a nice lady. Hansel is not a nice man. The Three Blind Mice bit was a little hilarious. Poor Rapunzel with her hair that grows four inches each hour. This one is a little forgettable to me to be honest, but it leads up to a GREAT Vol 10. ...
  • Emma
    Aug 08, 2019
    In which we learn more about the relationship between Bigby and his dad ; questions are answered. I love the stories involving the wolf cubs! ...
  • Ashley Pierce
    Feb 14, 2017
    For me, the first few volumes were great. Now, there's so many short stories that can be skipped and I'm losing interest as a whole. Tapping out of the series after this one. ...
  • Scott
    Sep 23, 2017
    Still the best graphic novel series ever written and this is no exception. After Fabletown struck back at the Adversary in the last volume this volume has everyone taking a breath. Plans are hatched, forces put in place, moves made. And there are about 10-12 short stories that give ...
  • James DeSantis
    Jun 01, 2018
    Fables keeps up the momentum in this title about planning and murdering. So as we can see the Adversary is building his army. Creating plans to take fabletown and the whole world. Why not, right? he already took the homelands for the most part, what's another world to him and his p...
  • *~Lan Lan~*
    Aug 20, 2017
    Things are really picking up in this volume. Hoping to start the next one soon. ...
  • Calista
    Jun 08, 2019
    I always enjoy these stories. They are getting thicker though, and it takes longer to read them. They are no longer a quick read and Vol. 10 gets even thicker. WAR IS COMING. We see both sides making plans to defend against the other side. Ghepetto sent a diplomat to Fabletown wh...
  • Sylvester Kuo
    Jul 24, 2015
    Sons of Empire focused on Adversary's plan to rule the mundy world and Bigby family celebrating winter. With some unnecessary short stories in between. ...
  • Joy
    Nov 04, 2017
    "Hold the jar upright, Snow. Don't spill my brothers." As always, Bigby and Snow are adorable, especially with their kids, but there was just something lacking in this volume. I felt like any organization was pretty nonexistent. None of the plots really flowed well with the others, ...
  • Wing Kee
    Nov 13, 2013
    A story of sons and fathers. World: The art is always great, sure there are some great artists here but mainly Buckingham and his art is amazing. He's responsible for a lot of the love I have for this world, it's full of character and the creativity is wonderful. The world building ...
  • Quentin Wallace
    Jan 06, 2018
    I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but this was another great volume. The adversary and his minions start the planning of a huge attack on our world. We see Bigby Wolf take the children to meet his father, and his brothers as well. We also get a christmas tale and several ques...
  • Kayla (onthefritz)
    Mar 20, 2019
    Glad to be back in Fables! As with many Volumes this one had a fragment of plot progression and a majority of random side stories. (view spoiler)[ 1/4 - Many gather on behalf of the Emperor to plan an invasion of Fabletown, lead by the Snow Queen. Red gets a new haircut and Ambros...
  • Jessica
    Sep 09, 2015
    Oh God, this has too many stories, and the shorts really mess with the tone of the individual issues. Then there's a bunch of shorts that are based on reader questions, half of which just end in misogynistic gags. Now, going in order of when they start. I may adjust the score later, be...
  • Timothy Pitkin
    Feb 03, 2019
    I really liked that we got to meet and see the leaders of the Empire along with seeing how the empire actually works. And I really can't wait to see where this is heading as right now it seems they are building up to a bigger war with Fabletown. Also nice to see that Bigby will still h...
  • Sud666
    Apr 11, 2019
    After a long break, I have drifted back to Fables to finish it off. I really shouldn't have taken the break. This was very good. Without being too spoilery, let's just say this volume shows the preparations for the Emperor's invasion of Fabletown and the utter destruction of the Ear...