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Jack of Fables Volume 4 Americana Jack hits the road in seach of a lost city of gold Aided by his sidekicks Paul Bunyan Humpty Dumpty Gary the pathetic fallacy and the mysterious Hillary Page Jack's in for the adventure of a lifetimeCollecting Jack of Fables 17 21


10 thoughts on “Jack of Fables Volume 4 Americana

  1. Chad Chad says:

    Jack and his crew head to Americana in search of gold Americana is a wonderful addition to the fables mythos that hadn't been explored to date It's based on American myths not only those like Paul Bunyon and Tom Sawyer but general ones like Gangsterland and Antebellum along with the villain of this piece the Book Burner I thought this was delightful fun with very good art from Russ Braun


  2. Sud666 Sud666 says:

    Jack of Fables is still on his comic hunt for money This time he has patched together poorly Humpty Dumpty and goes out on a treasure hunt to Americana This was an interesting issue as it deals with predominantly American myths Jack's road is fraught with peril and humor While not up to the caliber of the original series this spin off is a comedic series The artwork is pretty good as well While nothing great it is a fun addition to the Jack of Fables series


  3. HeavyReader HeavyReader says:

    These Jack of Fables collections are really getting tiredI greatly enjoy the other Fables books so I always expect to enjoy these books filled with similar characters and adventures However many of the male characters in this series are crass and sexist The stories aren't that good either kind of meandering and not fleshed outI feel like the other Fables series is meant for adults and this series is meant for 14 year old boys I have nothing against 14 year old boys but I'm not one so maybe it makes sense that we like different thingsIn any case I don't think I am going to bother reading any books in this seriesOh but hey the zombie townspeople especially the cops in this book are rather funny I like the way they talk Hey We are surrounding you at this time and Become arrested please It's kind of sad when zombie talk is the strongest aspect of a piece of art


  4. Shannon Shannon says:

    In the fourth installment we get to see Jack in the fabled America a mix of different historical eras all over the land There's a nice play with the Three Page Sisters some info about Literals Fables a good spread of Old American Legends and of course the hunt for goldARTWORK B plus to A minus; STORYPLOTTING B; CHARACTERSDIALOGUE B plus; LITERALFABLE FOCUS B to B plus; WHEN READ December 2011; OVERALL GRADE B to B plus


  5. Bookishrealm Bookishrealm says:

    I was so disappointed in this volume after loving the third volume The story didn't grip me and Jack for the first time genuinely annoyed me I just don't think I liked the theme of this one Hopefully by the time I get to the fifth volume things will get better but for now it's back to the original storyline with the other Fable characters that I have missed


  6. [Name Redacted] [Name Redacted] says:

    Huh I hate to say this but the series is growing on me This chapter focused on the relationships between the characters but also on the world of Americana where the Fables of American literature tall tales and history have apparently lived in relative peace no signs of the Adversary's influence and Jack's smarmy sneakiness is kept to a minimum This volume contained a number of interesting revelations some of which I saw coming from the first volume and some of which came out of the blue but also a single continuity errorretcon which proved jarringAmericana incidentally is fascinating because it contains a number of co existent anachronisms like the Prohibition era realm of Gangsterland the musical riddled Big City the Wild West pastiche known as Lone Star and the Antebellum South era realm ofwell Antebellum Also interesting is the way in which both Canada and MexicoCentral America are depicted through the lenses of American myth and self reference the Great White North and the unnamed MexicoCentral America realms both exist as part of Americana because they are part of the way Americans have understood their neighboring nations and their own place in the world They exist not as representations of Canadian or MexicanCentral American self perceptions but rather as embodiments of various American stereotypes for instance the southern lands are filled with lost cities and gold while the northern lands are filled with hockey snow bigfoot and excruciatingly nice people I thought that was an inspired choice on the part of Willingham


  7. Fran Fran says:

    This series has never been great but this volume was just a shocking mess I stopped caring about half way through but I did make it to the end I guess that means that the Fables crossover that's coming up is going to be a mess too as it seems like it's mostly stemming from the story lines in Jack The literal zombies are the best thing about this collection but they're not even explained Just thrown in there randomly while something that was potentially a good idea Americana goes absolutely no where because it's just so terribly written I don't even have the energy to write properly about all the bad things in this series because this volume totally drained meI shall suffer onwards because I'm still actually mostly enjoying the main Fables story so it seems I'll need to read these And then once I've got to past vol 6 and read the crossover I'll feel obliged to finish the final three volumes; at least they're fairly short and uick to read


  8. Natasha Natasha says:

    Reviewed A Great Book Is The Cheapest VacationI can't say enough good things about Bill Willingham's FablesJack of Fables series He brings a raw twist to the classic fairy tales that will glue your eyes to every page The Fables series is my favorite graphic novel series for a few reasons Besides the amazing artwork and laugh out loud humor the stories are always engrossing It's new stories but with a familiarity due to my love of fairy tales Bill Willinghams Fables follows a variety of characters from Fabletown where as Jack of Fables follows Jack's whimsical mischief life also including other characters side stories relating to Jack where anything goes and it's never a bore This time around Jack is on the hunt for another get rich uick scheme with the hilarious Humpty Dumpty Raven and the loyal Gary the pathetic Fallacy when he meets up with Hillarythe youngest and most self reliant of the Page sisters when they both jump the same train The train leads to Americana home to the New World Fables In Americana we get to meet Zombies Huck Finn and my personal favorite the Roaring Twenties gangsters The Book Burner seems to be an even bigger Villian than Mr Revise and I think he's very fitting for this series I do wonder how much power he holds and is it just limited to Americana or all Fables? Does he possess a copy of every fables story? I want to know the answer to these uestions and I look forward to seeing of him in the future I feel that with each new book this series is getting better and better Fables is still my favorite but Jack is really growing on me I look forward to reading Turning Pages


  9. Liz Stoneking Liz Stoneking says:

    Oh man What is it that makes Jack so likable and entertaining despite that fact that he's a total jerk? To put it simply Jack is the human embodiment of a cat Cats are great because they're kind of wonderful and awful at the same time That's who Jack is Jack is never actively antagonistic to anyone who isn't in his way He doesn't really pick fights and he's not out to ruin anyone's life He just wants to make his own life better than anyone else's He's so self centered but he's also funny and driven and ambitious When good things happen to him it's okay kind of amusing When bad things happen to him it's hilariously forthcoming and well deserved Every once in a while Jack leaves hints that he actually has a heart and it's surprisingly touching I'm excited to read


  10. Quentin Wallace Quentin Wallace says:

    This series tends to me comical than the main Fables series and while comedy is fine I prefer the original series It has some comedy as well but not as much Plus I don't really like the main character Jack In any case it's still entertaining In this one we see Jack and his troop journey to Americana which is the land of American Fables such as Paul Bunyan Tom Sawyer etc The plan is for the group to find a lost city of gold and they do but things don't work out uite as planned At least not for anyone other than Jack There's also a story dealing with a Shakespeare play performed by Fables I like the art but it's not uite as fitting as the art in the main Fables book I will say the covers by Brian Bolland are exceptional and really a high point of the series


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