Insights & Thoughts on FABLES: Legends in Exile

Fables: Legends in Exile, is a comic book where childhood fairytale characters come to life in an absurd but hilarious story. While living in modern day New York City, in a place called Fabletown. The characters are portrayed with discomforting lives and like real humans, have everyday problems to deal with. Within the five chapters there is a murder mystery, a story of war and a Remembrance Day Ball where all the characters dress up in fancy suits and gowns. While reading the comic book I was extremely mesmerized and fascinated by the art work produced for the story. The graphic coloring and exceptionally amazing drawings, especially¬† from pages eighty-five thru ninety made me continue to read with an extreme open mind for the story. The story line in my opinion was better than most movies being produced these days, movies with over a million dollars in budget to create. The comic book story of Fables had fairytale characters such as Snow White, the Big Bad Wolf and one of the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Beauty and the Beast, Prince Charming, Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk and others, though their names were cut. The story revolves around the characters in New York City and their past lives as fairytale characters in a dream world. The comic book story is exciting and I’m assuming it’s famous by now. With that being said, I find myself wondering if Disney or any other books where the fairytale characters were named from, has ever tried to sue the author for copy rights in-friction, or was the author granted permission to use their likeness? Thank you.

*Curtis L. Coleman

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