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Fables 50

Cover to Fables #50

Fables is published by DC Comics under the Black Label imprint. Current price per issue is $3.99.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

Fables #161: 09 Jan 2024

Current Issue[]

Fables #162: 12 Feb 2024

Next Issue[]



Final issue was #162.


Main Characters[]

  • Bigby Wolf
  • Snow White
  • Prince Charming
  • Rose Red
  • Beast
  • Beauty
  • Jack of the Tales
  • Red Riding Hood


  • Old King Cole
  • Flycatcher
  • Mowgli


  • The Adversary
  • The Emperor

Minor Characters[]

Other Characters/Places/Things[]

  • Fabletown
  • The Farm
  • The Homelands

Recent Storylines[]

Fables #162[]

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Fables #161[]

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Past Storylines[]

The Ballad of Rodney and June[]

Issues #46-47. Two of the Adversary's wooden soldiers fall in love.


Trade Paperbacks[]

  • Fables, vol. 1: Legends in Exile - Collects #1-5. "When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber." - WorldCat - ISBN 1563899426
  • Fables, vol. 2: Animal Farm - Collects #6-10. "Travel to upstate New York, where the non-human Fable characters have found refuge on a farm, miles from mankind. But all is not well on the farm — and a conspiracy to free them from the shackles of their perceived imprisonment may lead to a war that could wrest control of the Fables community away from Snow White. Starring Goldilocks and the Three Bears." - WorldCat - ISBN 140120077X
  • Fables, vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers - Collects #19-21, 23-27 plus Fables: The Last Castle. "When Little Red Riding Hood suddenly walks through the gate between this world and the lost Fable Homelands, she's welcomed as a miraculous survivor by nearly everyone - everyone except her old nemesis, Bigby Wolf, who smells spying and subversion more than survival. But will he be able to prove his case before disaster strikes? And how will it all affect Prince Charming's upstart campaign to become the new mayor of Fabletown?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401202225
  • Fables, vol. 5: The Mean Seasons - Collects #22, 28-33. "Features two tales of Bigby's exploits during World War II as well as 'The Year After,' which follows the aftermath of the Adversary's attempt to conquer Fabletown — including the birth of Snow White and Bigby's children! " - WorldCat - ISBN 1401204864
  • Fables, vol. 6: Homelands - Collects #34-41. "Follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary's true identity! Plus, the 2-part story of Jack's adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli's return to Fabletown." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401205003
  • Fables, vol. 7: Arabian Nights (and Days) - Collects #42-47. "Opens a new front in the struggle between the Fables and the Adversary as the worlds of the Arabian Fables are invaded--leading to an unprecedented diplomatic mission to Fabletown and a bad case of culture shock!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401210007
  • Fables, vol. 9: Sons of Empire - Collects #52-59. "Pinocchio suffers seriously divided loyalties between his father, the evil Adversary, and his fellow Fable refugees in New York. Plus, Bigby Wolf reluctantly decides it's finally time to square accounts with his long-estranged father, the North Wind, and makes a journey with Snow White and their kids to find him." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401213162
  • Fables, vol. 10: The Good Prince - Collects #60-69. "Flycatcher is drawn into the spotlight as he discovers the startling truth about his own past as the Frog Prince. At the same time, he learns that the Adversary plans to destroy his foes once and for all. How can the meek Flycatcher stop this deadly foe?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401216862
  • Fables, vol. 11: War and Pieces - Collects #70-75. "The war for Fabletown heats up! Cinderella heads out on a cloak-and-dagger mission to bring a mysterious package back into town. But when the Empire heads after the same prize, there’s no telling who will be left standing when the smoke clears." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401219136
  • Fables, vol. 12: The Dark Ages - Collects #76-82. "If you've ever craved a guided tour of Fabletown's secret Manhattan location, prepare to be thrilled. Pinocchio has a field day taking a certain VIP around the city. And exactly which Fabletown denizens are no longer active (dead, alive or otherwise) just might shock you into a comic book coma. Meanwhile, a new political group forms called the Society of Seconds, and what they want doesn't seem very reasonable at all." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401223168
  • Fables, vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover - Collects #83-85, plus Jack of Fables #33-35 and The Literals #1-3. "When Jack discovers the existence of The Literals and their leader, he must leave his own adventures behind to warn Fabletown." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401225721
  • Fables, vol. 14: Witches - Collects #86-93. "While the meek flying monkey Bufkin is trapped in Fabletown’s collapsed business office with the evil witch Baba Yaga, Frau Totenkinder and the witches of the Woodland’s thirteenth floor prepare to deal with Mister Dark in what’s left of Fabletown." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401228801
  • Fables, vol. 15: Rose Red - Collects #94-100. "Rose Red, sister of Snow White, has finally hit rock bottom. Will she stay there, or is it time to start the long, tortuous climb back up? The Farm is in chaos, as many factions compete to fill the void of her missing leadership. And there’s a big magical fight brewing down in the town square, right under her window." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401230008
  • Fables, vol. 16: Super Team - Collects #101-107. "Why does snotty little Pinocchio think he needs to design tight-fitting costumes for a carefully selected group of Fables?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401233066
  • Fables, vol. 17: Inherit the Wind - Collects #108-113. "Bigby and Snow White’s cubs try to move forward after learning a hard lesson about life and death." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401235166
  • Fables, vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland - Collects #114-121. "Snow and Bigby’s cub Therese receives a Christmas gift from an unknown admirer. This red plastic boat may hold the key to a deep, disturbing secret that will incite a series of soul-crushing events for the denizens of Fabletown." - WorldCat - ISBN 140123769X
  • Fables, vol. 19: Snow White - Collects #124-129, plus the back-up stories from #114-123. "With Castle Dark now back in the hands of the Fables, mysteries both young and old begin to challenge the residents of Fabletown. Bigsby and Stinky set off from Fabletown in Rose Red's blood-fueled sports car to track down the two abducted cubs. Unfortunately for Snow White, besides suffering the trauma of having two of her cubs go missing, a long forgotten secret uncovered in Castle Dark threatens to sabatoge her and Bigsby's marriage." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401242480
  • Fables, vol. 20: Camelot - Collects #131-136. "Rose Red takes the mantle of Paladin of Hope to rally the Fables. A new dark age calls for a new Round Table, with modern knights willing to take on a sacred quest to reassemble the shattered pieces of Fabletown." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401245161
  • Fables, vol. 21: Happily Ever After - Collects #141-149 "There is a steep price to pay for happiness as Rose Red clashes with Snow White!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401251323
  • Fables, vol. 22 - Collects #150. "The conclusion of the beloved stories of Bigby Wolf, Rose Red, Boy Blue, Bell, Pinnochio and countless other timeless fables. The only question left to be answered is whether or not they will have a happy ending." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401252338

  • Fables Compendium One - Collects #1-41, Fables: The Last Castle, Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall, and a short story from Fables: Legends in Exile. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781779504548



Leftover Useful Information[]

Creative Team[]

Writer/Creator: Bill Willingham.

Publishing History[]

First published in 2002.

Future Publication Dates[]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Fables Deluxe Edition, book 16 HC: 07 May 2024

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