Comicbookworming: “Fables: The Wolf Among Us” Vol. 1+2

After playing through Telltale Games‘ episodic adventure game The Wolf Among Us: Season 1, does Matthew Sturges’ and Dave Justus’ 2015 and 2016 comic adaptations offer anything new and exciting?

As the story and characters have already been covered in the game review, this comic book review is only about if it’s worth buying both volumes if one has already completed the game or if one isn’t interested in gaming at all and just wants to experience a good story with some lovely art design. It’s obviously not the best idea to get through almost 600 pages (around 300 for each paperback volume) if one plans to play the game, as the adaptation stays very true to it. However, if one has already completed it once, then there is still something new to discover in the beautifully colored pages (although some changes in art style in a few issues is disconcerting), even if it means that one can’t make any decisions and has to stick to Bigby’s questions, answers, and actions and their consequences for the linear story.

What makes these volumes worth reading is that there are some very interesting background stories of the main villains, something that was a bit lacking in the game, especially with the Bloody Mary character. But seeing the problematic relationship between Bigby Wolf and Ichabod Crane as his hypocritical tutor explained in further detail, as their subplots are embedded in a tale about the Salem Witch trials, is pretty cool. Despite taking up much of the books, these additions don’t distract from the main story that is just as suspenseful and violent as one remembers it. With an additional cliffhanger that wasn’t shown in the game, it’s an even more interesting read and hopefully a good prelude to the upcoming second season of Telltale’s fantasy noir thriller.

Score: 8.5/10

Buy the first volume on
Amazon Germany
Amazon UK
Amazon USA

Buy the second volume on
Amazon Germany
Amazon UK
Amazon USA

Official website (Vol. 1)
Official website (Vol. 2)

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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