The Fables Movie Isn't Dead! A Kick-Ass Writer Comes On Board

Good news. The movie version of the badass, modern day fairytale comics we ALL want to see adapted, Fables, is NOT dead. In fact, the movie just got a pretty exciting screenwriter to take another pass at the script. » 1/20/15 11:43am 1/20/15 11:43am

Holy Crap, The Girl With All The Gifts Will Blow Your Mind

Some books feature powerful characterization and heart-stopping emotional journeys. Others have great world-building in the service of a thundering great adventure. Still others have clever scientific ideas. But it's rare to find a book like M.R. Carey's The Girl With All The Gifts, which aces all of the above. » 7/01/14 3:07pm 7/01/14 3:07pm

If You Want To Teach Children To Lie, Read Them Pinocchio

For generations, parents and teachers have turned to fables to inspire moral behavior among children. Some of the most popular stories teach the importance of telling the truth. A recent study, however, finds that fables that punish the main character for lying are less effective than those that reward honesty. » 6/18/14 7:40am 6/18/14 7:40am

Warner Bros. Has Nine DC Movies Planned Including Sandman and Fables

Looks like Warner Bros. is getting its act together. The Wall Street Journal reports WB has nine DC comics movies planned, including the already announced Batman Vs. Superman and Justice League films, and now confirmed movie adaptations o Sandman and Fables. » 4/29/14 11:00am 4/29/14 11:00am

What do Death’s daughter, revenge and a dead rabbit have in common?

They’re all in Pretty Deadly, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios’ new Western-horror-fantasy comic from Image. A butterfly and a dead rabbit relate the story of Death’s daughter's quest for vengeance, and it’s weirder, more brutal and simply more amazing than I can describe here. That and more, in this week’s comics! » 10/22/13 4:20pm 10/22/13 4:20pm

The Elements a Fables Movie Must Have, According to Mark Buckingham

Warner Bros. has put a movie based on the Fables comic into development, and at Comic-Con DC's Diane Nelson said Fables is a top priority. So when we ran into Fables artist Mark Buckingham, we wanted to ask him what are the crucial things a Fables movie must have, to be called Fables. » 7/29/13 10:28am 7/29/13 10:28am

F*ck Yeah! There's Gonna be a Fables Movie!

Holy hell, they're making a movie based on Bill Willingham's acclaimed Fables comic. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. » 6/04/13 3:30pm 6/04/13 3:30pm

Fables meets The Unwritten in the ultimate Vertigo comics crossover!

DC just sent along the above picture of Fables' Bigby Wolf and The Unwritten's Tommy Taylor, getting ready for their upcoming comic crossover. If you're a fan of either of Vertigo's literary-minded series — both of which are completely fantastic — this picture should be enough to get you excited. If you're a fan of… » 1/30/13 10:20am 1/30/13 10:20am

The Funniest Short Story We've Seen in Ages

Over at The Wanderer's Library, there's a story that's sort of a clever spin on the tradition of creation myths and "how the leopard got its spots." Except that this one is about Capacitor, Insulator and Grandmother Triode. And Slide Rule Demon! The line "Ever since that day, Capacitor has been unable to conduct… » 1/24/13 3:00pm 1/24/13 3:00pm

Classic fairy tales rewritten for tweeting, texting twenty-somethings

Fairy tales still have a great deal of resonance, but modern life involves less battle on horseback and more passive-aggressive Facebooking. With that in mind, Tumblr Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings has rewritten classic fables and fairy tales for the generation that engages in epic couch-surfing quests, has traded… » 10/21/12 4:00pm 10/21/12 4:00pm

The 10 Most Epic Last Stands in Science Fiction and Fantasy

If you're a fictional character, death can arrive rather swiftly and creatively. It's your job to go out like an absolute champ so that non-fictional readers and audiences remember your passing and holler your praises on the internet. Here are ten times science fiction and fantasy heroes lost their lives with panache. » 6/06/12 12:15pm 6/06/12 12:15pm

In this week's comics, Grant Morrison writes The Avengers (the other

In this week's comics, Grant Morrison puts him imprimatur on The Avengers, but not the ones you expect. On a similar albeit unrelated note, Brian Michael Bendis is also writing Marvel's Avengers (above), wherein Storm joins the team. Let's see what else is on the shelves Wednesday. » 1/17/12 9:55am 1/17/12 9:55am

Fables creator weighs in on the Once Upon A Time Vs. Fables fight

Ever since ABC rolled out their nacho cheese fairy tale series Once Upon A Time, a large group of Fables loyalists have been pointing and shrieking Body Snatchers-style that Once is an obvious rip-off of the treasured comic book story. » 12/05/11 10:35am 12/05/11 10:35am

Read the first chapter of Fables creator Bill Willingham's new novel!

Bill Willingham has captured the imaginations of countless readers with his Fables comic series, and now he's written a middle-grade novel that's a straight-up fable. Down the Mysterly River follows a Boy Scout called Max the Wolf, who finds himself in a forest full of talking animals. » 9/13/11 2:40pm 9/13/11 2:40pm

Making fairy tales realistic, with Fables creator Bill Willingham

To celebrate the publication of his new anthology Happily Ever After (Night Shade Books), editor John Klima sat down with Bill Willingham, who wrote the introduction to the book and is the creator of legendary comic book Fables. Together they explore what happens when you smack fairy tale characters down in the… » 6/15/11 2:13pm 6/15/11 2:13pm

We've seen ABC's new fairytale show Once Upon a Time

Can a show about fairytale characters in the real world keep you wishing upon a star every week? ABC is hoping you'll want to get to know Snow White and a host of fairytale characters in Once Upon a Time. » 5/24/11 1:32pm 5/24/11 1:32pm

Wednesday's comics = insectoid alien mayhem and housewives with guns

What's new in the shops this week? New squabbles with Orson Scott Card's Formics, a superheroic look at Bill Willingham's Fables, and graphic novels a-go-go! » 2/15/11 9:00am 2/15/11 9:00am

Wednesday's comic haul brings the Flash and 1980s Marvel mania

What's new in comic shops this week? New Scarlet Speedster tales, the undead versus the crew of the Enterprise, and a ton of issues from your favorite creators. Indeed, true believers — comic book Wednesday shall soon be upon us. Brace yourself. » 2/08/11 9:00am 2/08/11 9:00am

Thunder gods and foul-mouthed fairy tales hit comic stores this…

There's a lot of interesting reads in your comic shop this week, such as reprints of classic Planetary crossovers, the return of Odin in Matt Fraction's Thor, the 100th issue of Fables, and much more! » 12/07/10 9:07am 12/07/10 9:07am

We talk to Bill Willingham about 100 issues of Fables

The one-hundredth issue of Fables hits the stands this week, and in anticipation of its release, we spoke with series author Bill Willingham about where the comic's been and where it's going. Also, the Fables TV show's probably dead. Boo! » 12/05/10 8:00am 12/05/10 8:00am