Fables Super Team: turning the Silver Age superhero inside out to find the fables within

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14 Responses to “Fables Super Team: turning the Silver Age superhero inside out to find the fables within”

  1. Alessandro Magni says:

    for me the question is always the same: Boy Blue will ever return?

  2. lipitorkid says:

    I really like Fables, but for me I was done with the Meta-statements regarding superheroes after reading all of the Marshal Law comics back in the 80s. 

  3. Mujokan says:

    Read fifteen volumes of what now?

  4. Daneel says:

    I love Fables and have all the other previous volumes. However, after eagerly awaiting this one I was really disappointed with it when it arrived. Just didn’t work for me, and personally I thought it was a very underwhelming ending.

     Still, hopefully that story arc is over now, because I was getting a little fed up of it.

  5. LogrusZed says:

    Cory, when you use small-”c” “catholic” here are you using it as a noun and accidentally omitting the capitalization? Meaning his writing is informed by the influence of the Catholic church. Or are you using it as an adjective taking meaning from the Latin/Greek origin of the word meaning a universal approach to the original author’s craft?

    I’m confused because either works, but both have divergent semantic values.

    • Daneel says:

       cath·o·lic  [kath-uh-lik, kath-lik] 
      adjective 1. broad or wide-ranging in tastes, interests, or the like; having sympathies with all; broad-minded; liberal.2. universal in extent; involving all; of interest to all.

      • LogrusZed says:

         I know the meaning of the word (see my own use of the word “universal” in my inquiry) I was wondering at the intent of the OP author’s use of it here. Was I ambiguous?

        • Mujokan says:

           No, it was more that the intent was clear.

          • LogrusZed says:

             Not to me, that’s why I asked. I was curious about the author and wanted to know better before approaching the work Cory’s observation or if this person was a Catholic or grew up Catholic and writes modern mythos because I find that interesting also since, to me, strong theological dogmas that deal with their own heroic characters (like Samson, or Jesus, etc) would maybe offer an interesting perspective and inform the way the writer approaches the subject.

            Here’s another thing I’m not not sure if I’m reading correctly: Are you guys trying to be snarky cockbags or is that just my own read?

        • rasputinaxp says:

           For some reason I can’t reply to your latest response, but even the Roman Catholic church understands the meaning of the word ‘catholic’ with a small ‘c’. Heck, they even use the small-c ‘catholic’ in the Nicene Creed. Cory’s a pretty intelligent dude and I’m pretty sure he’s aware of the difference too.

          • LogrusZed says:

             I know there’s a difference too, the fact that there’s a difference means there is more than one meaning and in this case both meanings are valid.

            So I don’t give a slim fuck anymore about this as there seems to be a contest on who can be a bigger asshole going and I wasn’t even given an entry form but here goes:

            You can do something in a (small “c”) catholic way meaning a total/universal approach.

            or

            You can do something in a (big “C”) Catholic way, meaning informed by your upbringing in Catholicism, using your indoctrination and education of that dogma to inform your perspective on your work.

            I’m not, and never was, busting balls. I wanted to know if it was a capitalization error, because those happen. What the fuck do you guys think my agenda was here when you all got the notion of giving me a bunch of shit over a question asked as a person interested in reading some comics and wanting a clarification?

            Cory, if you’re interested, I have no beef with you (although I honestly still don’t know if you made a cap error or not but I’ll assume you didn’t and was assuming so in the first place but figured a few keystrokes worth of inquiry was a reasonable investment in getting knowing for sure) but for some reason you have some, what I can only guess, are devoted fanboys who get all assholish if someone does not automatically believe you’re incapable of missing a “SHIFT” key every so often.

            Is this like a response to some mass exodus from Gawker or something? You can’t be an asshole there all day so you need to do it here? Fuck, go to FARK. I expect it there.

  6. David Seaver says:

    HAve I spent too much time looking at b3ta.com? Because the hands on that cover immediately made me think it was a Goatse reference.

    • Steven Lord says:

      I’m pretty sure it’s a reference to scenes where Clark Kent ducks into a closet/phone booth/other semi-private location while saying or thinking “This is a job for …” before dramatically pausing, ripping open his shirt to reveal the S-shield on his costume, and finishing “Superman!”

    • thezarray says:

      With the green color I was thinking zombie-goatse 

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