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by Steve Leialoha,Bill Willingham


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Peter & Max: A Fables Novel is a 2009 novel based on the comic book Fables, written by series creator Bill Willingham; Steve Leialoha provided illustrations. The book was released by Vertigo on October 7, 2009. An audio book version was released.

Peter & Max: A Fables Novel is a 2009 novel based on the comic book Fables, written by series creator Bill Willingham; Steve Leialoha provided illustrations. An audio book version was released on December 8, 2009; it is read by Wil Wheaton. Of the novel, Willingham stated that he "wanted the challenge of writing a novel. I wanted to see if I could.

Ships from and sold by Moe Joe Trading. Steve Leialoha began his comic career in 1975 and inked and pencilled for Marvel from 1976 to 1988, working on titles including Spider-Man, Howard the Duck, Indiana Jones, and Spider-Woman. In the early 1990s, he worked on Batman, The Shadow, and The Sandman at DC Comics.

PETER and MAX: A FABLES NOVEL features the deft prose of award-winning comic book writer Bill Willingham and lush ink spot illustrations from FABLES artist Steve Leialoha. The novel also reveals secrets of some of the regular FABLES series cast members including Bigby Wolf, Frau Totenkinder and Bo Peep. Included as well is an 8-page bonus sequential comic story by Willingham and Leialoha that serves as a bridge to the FABLES graphic novel collections.

Peter & Max is Willingham’s first Fables novel, a tale of sibling rivalry that spans . In Peter & Max: A Fables Novel, writer Bill Willingham tells a key piece of the story in prose form, and proves that he’s every bit as wonderful a prose-writer as he is a comics-writer.

Peter & Max is Willingham’s first Fables novel, a tale of sibling rivalry that spans several centuries and as many worlds, and like the comic books that preceded it, it weaves half a dozen familiar folktales and fairy stories into a single seamless tapestry, ringing some clever changes on them along the way. Fast-paced, witty, and fun from start to finish, Peter & Max is sure to win Willingham legions of new readers.

PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL features the prose of award-winning comic book writer Bill Willingham and the lush ink drawings of FABLES artist Steve Leialoha. Also included is an 8-page sequential story by Willingham and Leialoha that serves as a bridge to the FABLES titles. More by Bill Willingham & Steve Leialoha. Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile. Bill Willingham & Lan Medina. 2: Animal Farm.

PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL features the deft prose of award-winning comic book writer Bill Willingham and lush ink spot illustrations from FABLES artist Steve Leialoha. Included as well is an 8-page bonus sequential comic story by Willingham and Leialoha that serves as a bridge to the FABLES graphic novel collections

Since 2002, Leialoha has inked Bill Willingham’s hit Vertigo series Fables, for which he and penciller Mark Buckingham won the 2007 . Bill Willingham, Peter & Max: A Fables Novel. Thank you for reading books on GrayCity.

Since 2002, Leialoha has inked Bill Willingham’s hit Vertigo series Fables, for which he and penciller Mark Buckingham won the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Penciller/Inker Team. Follow the monthly adventures of the multiple Eisner Award-winning FABLES series: Vol.

Author:Bill Willingham. Peter and Max: A Fables Novel (Peter & Max). Book Binding:Hardback. Steve Leialoha has been a professional illustrator for many years, and his work includes Nevada and the comics adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Country of Publication. World of Books Australia was founded in 2005. Each month we recycle over . million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. Graphic Novels: General.

Long ago, in the deepest dark of The Black Forest, two brothers, Peter Piper and his older brother Max encountered ominous forces that changed them both irreparably. Thus begins an epic tale of sibling rivalry, magic, music and revenge that spans medieval times to the present day, when their deadly conflict surfaces in modern day Fabletown. "Peter & Max" is a prose novel.

Comments: (7)

Rolorel
Two things you should know going into this review. The first is that this novel is based on a comic series called Fables, which tells stories about characters from fairy tales living in the real world. The second is that, while you don't need to read Fables in order to enjoy this novel, if you line up ten comic fans, only one of which reads Fables, Fables is still going to be the best continuing series any of them have ever read. Hands down.

Alright, now that that's out of the way; Peter and Max tells the story of Peter Piper (of pickled pepper-picking fame) and his brother Max (the Pied Piper of Hamelin). Max is a bad guy, you see, and Peter finally has the chance to rid the world of him. The fairly straightforward story of Peter's travel to Germany to find and defeat Max would be a rather uninteresting short story by itself (though the conflict is resolved ingeniously), but is interspersed throughout a narrative that tells the story of Max and Peter as children, their flight into the Black Forest during the Emperor's occupation of the Homelands, their time in Hamelin and growth to adulthood, their first epic battle, and Max's first encounter with Fabletown in the new world. Basically, by the time the Piper brothers fight to the finish, you've gotten their whole history (I won't spoil it for you, but there's a couple of magic flutes and a crippled lover involved), and you're as ready to see justice done as Peter (and Max, in his own twisted way) is.

Mr. Willingham's expert storytelling should come as no surprise to fans of the comic; no one else could tell a Fables story like Bill, and the book is filled with rich detail and excitement that moves the 368-page novel along at a pretty good clip. Illustrations by Steve Leialoha (the inker on the comic series) are scattered throughout and the book includes a short comic at the end, starring Peter Piper and his wife, Bo Peep. I could have done without the comic; the idea covered in the eight-or-so pages could have been developed into a great issue of Fables, but instead was rather half-assed and seemed to be done as an afterthought. The novel, though, was excellent, and I really hope Bill sees fit to produce a few more of these. 9/10.
Xal
Like the title says, if you are a Fables fan, you really should be read this book...you'll enjoy it. If you have started reading Fables, but are not yet up to date, I would avoid reading this book until you're at least up to volume 12...otherwise, you'll have some things spoiled for you.

For those of you who have not read any of the comics, the book mostly stands on its own (told as both a flash back and a current day tale)... but there are times when beloved characters from the comics pop up, and unless you read the comics, it won't be as enjoyable for you. However, it's still an enjoyable take on the famous Pied Piper story.
The story revolves around Peter Piper (of pickled pepper fame) and Max Piper (of pied piper fame). They are brothers, and to say anything more about the story other than "they have a falling out" would spoil too much. Besides the main conflict, a romance between Bo Peep and Peter adds some flavor to the story.

I read this on the hardcover, at the end is a bonus comic, I am not sure how this part of the book would translate on the Kindle.
Rocky Basilisk
I'm a big fan of the Fablesverse, Bill Willingham's series of stories about fairy tale characters now living in "our" modern world. Peter & Max moves nicely into that universe telling the story of Peter Piper (of picked a peck of peppers and apparently Peter and the Wolf) and his brother Max who's also destined for a role in a popular fairy tale (I'm not sure I'd be spoiling anything by giving it away, but hey you can probably figure it out on your own anyway). Thanks to sibling rivalry and Max's descent into madness, the brothers are destined to cross swords.

The book is entertaining and as usual Willingham works in a fresh look at old fairy tales. The book also has a peripheral impact on the larger Fable's verse thanks to a curse of Max's that had never been mentioned in the comics but raises some interesting questions for the future. The reason this book doesn't get five stars though is because it's a bit slight. The final confrontation between the brothers and the stakes never seem high enough or desperate enough. The resolution is very neat and clean. There's also an epilogue added in that plays nicely for fans of the series but otherwise seems a bit tacked on.
Samut
For any fan of Fables this a MUST READ book.

No, you don't have to read it to enjoy Fables, but if you enjoy Fables... You have to read this book. Bill Willingham is and amazing storyteller and his prose can stand alone without the beautiful artwork (even though some is intermingled here and there). This is the story of Peter Piper and his life before and after his escape from the homelands. It was a fantastic story that I've read twice so far and I'm sure I'll return again to it.

I bought this copy as a present for my sister who loves the show Once Upon A Time and I've now gotten her reading Fables.
Peter & Max: A Fables Novel download epub
Graphic Novels
Author: Steve Leialoha,Bill Willingham
ISBN: 1848564651
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Subcategory: Graphic Novels
Language: English
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (February 25, 2011)
Pages: 400 pages