Really? I get to introduce someone to this awesomeness?!
Sit down and let me splain you a thing.
Fables is a long-running ridiculously epic comic, and by ‘epic’ I mean in the fairly traditional sense.
All the fairy tales were real. Snow White, Pinocchio, all of them, real. They have their own kingdom attached to ours, and everything was pretty good until a massive war started from within. A malicious entity started throwing the Kingdoms of the fairy tales over, one by one, and was proving to be an unstoppable force.
So the Fairy Tales did what so many other immigrants have done: they jacked all the riches and moved to New York. Our New York City, where they have their own burrough. Nat King Cole sits as mayor but Snow White actually runs the show, and Big Bad Wolf (Bigby) is the functional sheriff. The non-human residents live on “The Farm” upstate.
The evil force overthrowing shit back home, however, is quite aware that they jacked a bunch of riches and ran, and is keen on tracking down the escapees.
This is where we pick up the story. And it is awesome. The art is beautiful, the characters marvelous, and the villain of the whole thing is honestly kind of a surprise (he’s not revealed by name until fairly late in the series). I’ve read eight compilations and I know there are at least seventeen, so it’s a comic that’s been around a while and will eat a significant portion of your money if you’re not careful.
But, in my opinion, worth it. Just as rich as Sandman, but not as depressing, and a few little delightful Ever Afters here and there.