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Fables #157

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Bigby and Snow have raised their children to be outstanding heroes, but just as they’re ready to congratulate each other on their parenting skills, Snow reveals a secret to Bigby that will rattle his world!

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Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
25 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Geek Dad

    Overall, this is an odd series and one that makes the most of its unpredictability, but its huge cast sometimes makes it difficult to know who to connect with.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: While the time jump is a little jarring, the story continues to be engaging and compelling. I think the jump serves to give the characters time to grow and evolve before facing the bigger threat looming in the series. I like the evolution of Cindy as well and look forward to seeing more of her in the future. What the story lacks in action, it makes up for in character and world building.

    The Art: Buckingham delivers some beautifully detailed and visually engaging art throughout the issue. Both the art in the panels and the pages themselves draw the eye of the reader.

  • 80


    Noticeably absent again is Peter Pan, the teased big bad. Although he isn’t included, we do get the return of Cinderella working for the government to learn a little bit about Jack and what she was after and also help arrange her release from prison. Hopefully this puts Cindy on Pan’s trail, although I’m not sure how the wolf clan will eventually be woven in here? Another fun issue, but with over half the story now told you feel things need to pick up in the next issue or two.

  • 70

    Fables opens the second half of its 12-issue revival with the Wolf cubs growing up and establishing themselves within their new home. The comic continues to move at its leisurely place, although it’s fun to see these characters grow from their experiences in the wood. The comic has a bit of a surprising end page, although I’m still skeptical that everything can be wrapped up in just five more issues.

  • 60

    DC Comics News

    For fans, Fables #157 is fun and still contains the “magic” that makes it an outstanding series. It’s a bit awkward though, with the break between issues and the time jump. The size of the cast doesn’t help either. There’s no doubt that this issue will play perfectly in the collected edition, but as a standalone issue, it’s definitely not for first-time readers, and could prove troublesome for new fans of Fables.

  • 50

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