DC Declares Continuation of Invoice Willingham’s Creator-Owned Hit with Fables #151 and Batman vs. Bigby! A Wolf in Gotham
As soon as upon a time, followers met the characters of Fabletown, the hidden metropolis populated by legendary heroes and villains of fairy tales and folklore. Now, in celebration of its upcoming twentieth anniversary, the bestselling sequence Fables is selecting up the place it left off—and increasing into the DC Universe.
First, on sale in September, Batman vs. Bigby! A Wolf in Gotham sees Fables’s notorious sleuth Bigby Wolf go head-to-head with the world’s best detective, Batman, on this six-issue spinoff miniseries from DC Black Label. Written by Invoice Willingham with pencils by Brian Degree, inks by Jay Leisten, and colours by Lee Loughridge, this crossover detective story will delight followers of each Batman and Fables—or followers who simply love a superb noir thriller.
“I’ve wished to do that because the very first 12 months of Fables,” says author Invoice Willingham. “Why? As a result of Batman is a detective, and Bigby is a detective, and I like a well-crafted story crossing over characters from two completely different fictional worlds. It’s routinely a fish-out-of-water story for no less than one of many primary characters, and that kind of story at all times works. Plus, I knew from the very starting of Fables that my fictional universe would permit for a lot of methods to get Bigby Wolf into the DCU and Gotham Metropolis. Though these cosmic story constructions wouldn’t be launched within the Fables books for a 12 months or extra, they had been baked in from the very starting.”
Then, on sale the primary week of Could 2022, the principle story line continues with Fables #151—simply in time for the twentieth anniversary of Fables #1. Fables #151 is the primary installment of “The Black Forest,” a 12-issue arc that picks up the place the story left off in Fables #150, and can be an ideal jumping-on level for brand new readers. The sequence additionally reunites the core artistic staff, with pencils by Mark Buckingham, inks by Steve Leialoha, colours by Lee Loughridge, and letters by Todd Klein.
“We introduce a fantastic new character and meet up with a lot of our most beloved characters from the earlier points,” says author and creator Invoice Willingham. “Mark Buckingham has agreed to attract all twelve problems with this story and I imagine he’s doing the perfect work of his profession. Sure, I do know I’ve mentioned that a number of occasions earlier than, however can I assist it if he retains getting higher and higher?”
Invoice Willingham’s return to DC may even embrace Cursemas, a 48-page standalone vacation particular that includes the Justice League.
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