By Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
The comic book series Fables, created by Bill Willingham and published by DC’s Vertigo imprint (the same as Sandman and V for Vendetta among others), is being turned into an hour-long television drama for ABC.
The comics are about fairy tale characters who live in exile in modern-day New York. It’s a great combination of whimsical and gritty. For example, the first storyline is about the (reformed, now Sheriff) Big Bad Wolf’s investigation of the murder of Snow White’s sister Rose Red (including a blood-soaked crime scene).
The planned show’s writers, Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner, haven’t said which characters will be featured, but did mention that Snow White and the Big Bad Wolf will still play a central role.
The comic is currently at 79 issues. The most recent paperback collection, War and Pieces (containing issues 70-75) was published just last month.