In a Friday blog post, writer Bill Willingham announced that his and Mark Buckingham's long-running Vertigo series Fableswill conclude with its 150th issue after what will have been a 13-year run.
That's still a ways off. This month's issue is #135, so, assuming a monthly schedule, that'd put the end of the series somewhere around the spring of 2015. Willingham said the choice to end the series was his, so he can be "more selective in what projects I take on" as he approaches age 60. Spinoff title Fairest will also come to an end.
The press materials for the first episode of Telltale Games' new Fables prequel series,The Wolf Among Us, note that players who are familiar with the company's Walking Dead games will "be right at home" with the game.
As far as the controls and the gameplay are concerned, that's completely true. They're basically identical. Tonally and stylistically, though, A Wolf Among Us blazes its own trail from the very first screen. This isn't even the ensemble drama/fantasy epic that Fables itself eventually became. The Wolf Among Us, at least in its episode one, "Faith," is neon noir all the way.
As a followup to its debut trailer, Telltale Games has released a handful of new images from its new Fables prequel game, The Wolf Among Us. Two of the shots indicate lead character Bigby Wolf will be in a fightin' mood for much of the game, though the others prove he'll show his inquisitive side, too.
Now, there's a new one-minute trailer and...we still don't know a lot. But we know the game will share a cel-shaded look similar to Telltale's smash-hit Walking Dead game, that it'll be a game of "choice and consequence" also similar to The Walking Dead, and that the first episode will be called "Faith." Oh, and Bigby falls out of a window during a fight. Hit the jump for the full trailer.
DC Comics began its week-ish slate of Comic-Con programming with an "All Access" panel which mainly spotlighted previously announced publishing plans including the recently launched Trinity War and forthcoming Forever Evil and gave readers an opportunity to get some questions answered by: VP of Sales Bob Wayne, Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, Justice League Dark/Animal Man/Green Arrow writer Jeff Lemire, The Flash co-writer and colorist Brian Buccellato, Batgirl and The Movement writer Gail Simone, Fables artist Mark Buckingham, Fairest cover artist Adam Hughes, Li'l Gotham co-writer Derek Fridolfs and Injustice: Gods Among Us writer Tom Taylor.
Over the course of its run, the Vertigo series Fables has grown into one of the most critically lauded titles in mainstream comics. Easily the most successful project in the long comics careers of creator and writer Bill Willingham and artist Mark Buckingham, the acclaimed story of Snow White, Big Bad (Bigby) Wolf, Prince Charming and more legendary fairytale characters living among civilians in New York has won multiple awards, and now stands as the second longest running series in Vertigo's history.
Over the past few years, Telltale Games has earned a heck of a pedigree among fans of adventure games, particularly when it comes to games based on comics. Last year's episodic The Walking Dead game earned well-deserved game-of-the-year honors from a good many publications, and the studio has also developed games based on Bone and Sam & Max.
Followers of Bill Willingham's expanding Fablesuniverseare in luck this fall: in addition to the monthly release of Vertigo's ongoing Fables and Fairest titles, USA Todayhas announced the release of a proper Fables Encyclopedia featuring annotations from scholarly expert, Jess Nevins, plus release details for the first Fairest standalone graphic novel, Fairest in the Land...
Out next week is Fables #126, part 2 of the storyline simply titled "Snow White." The spotlight is on Snow, as she deals with a mix of family and government issues. Meanwhile, Bigby Wolf is on a road trip with Stinky, taking driving lessons as he searches for the the missing cubs...
TellTale Games, the developers behind the popular Monkey Island and Sam and Max episodic adventure games, recently confirmed that they were starting work on a sequel to their recent The Walking Dead video game, based on the comic series created by writer Robert Kirkman and artists Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard...
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