June 23rd, 2009

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Leiber in Comics

The premise of the FABLES comic is that characters from fairy tales, myths and legends all exist and live among us mundanes.


The cast of characters derives generally from the common stock of folk tales, although Gepetto and Pinocchio, literary creations, figure in the series.


But for the most part, the creators steer clear of the Alan Moore magpie approach used in Moore's THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, where literature is ransacked for protagonists.


That's why I was a little surprised to see Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser show up--as zombies, moreover--in issue 81.


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Posted by Paul DiFi.