Friday Face-Off: Graphic Novel

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy! Each Friday, we will pit cover against cover while also taking the opportunity to showcase gorgeous artwork and feature some of our favorite book covers. If you want to join the fun, simply choose a book each Friday that fits that week’s predetermined theme, post and compare two or more different covers available for that book, then name your favorite. A list of future weeks’ themes are available at Lynn’s Book Blog.

This week’s theme is:

“Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel”

Mogsy’s Pick:

Fables by Bill Willingham

I used to read a lot more comics than I do now, especially in the early 2000s. Back then, I read my fair share of Marvel and DC superhero titles, but I also had a soft spot for anything by Vertigo – HellblazerPreacher,100 Bullets, Transmetropolitan, Y the Last Man…you name it. And of course, Fables, one of their most successful title based on the various characters and stories from fairy tales and folklore deserves a mention. As we celebrate Wyrd and Wonder for the month of May, I figured this would be the perfect series to showcase for today. During its 150-issue run, the comic also saw plenty of gorgeous covers, and here are some of my favorites.

19 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Graphic Novel”

  1. Fables is one I’ve heard so many good things about. I’d like to try it one of these days. I just recently started reading 100 Bullets, enjoying it so far. I love these covers. Issue 136 has a somewhat classic style to it, but I really like it. And 134. And 58. And… 🙂


  2. I love these – such amazing graphics. And, I can’t chose a favourite because they’re all so good, beautiful, vivid, colourful, startling – just everything.
    Lynn 😀


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