LGR 2016: Episode 26 – Ballyhoo! Fables – Vol. 1 (Legends in Exile)

Direct download: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/e/lgr-2016-episode-26-ballyhoo-fables-vol-1-legends-in-exile/

Welcome again to LGR Ballyhoo! Our spin-off series where we look at other forms of media connected to gaming properties. Put on your reading glasses and join Lee, Mark, Andy and Adam, as we follow-up on our recent enjoyment of TellTale’s THE WOLF AMONG US by reading the first volume of ‘Fables’: the comic book series written by Bill Willingham and published by Vertigo.

WARNING: The discussion on this episode covers the entire five-issue story arc of Fables: Volume One (Legends in Exile) and will touch on many key plot details. So beware spoilers when listening and when reading the notes below.

The Fables comic book series was first published in July 2002 and finished its current run in July 2015 spanning 150 issues. In this first volume we step into a strange but familiar world: the ordinary human life of contemporary New York shares an unknown parallel existence with the characters of fantasy and fairytale. Driven from their homelands by an enemy known as ‘The Adversary’, Snow White, Bigby Wolf, Bluebeard, Prince Charming, Beauty and the Beast plus many more ‘fables’ have established a secret community known as Fabletown.

However, instead of living happily ever after turmoil comes to Fabletown when Snow’s sister, Rose Red, is feared to be the victim of foul play. Who Killed Rose Red? That’s the question Sheriff Bigby (and our seasoned team of LGR amateur sleuths) investigate to uncover the truth at the heart of this fantastical mystery.

The Lapsed Gamer Radio Team created this episode.Edited by Cevin Moore, with music and audio selections by Cevin Moore and the LGR Team.

Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore.

Music and audio sampled in this episode comes from the original soundtracks of “Tale Of Tales” by Alexandre Desplat and “The Wolf Among Us” by Jared Emerson-Johnson. Also “School At Night” by Goblin, “Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?” by Henry Hall and “Tosh” (Mosh) by Fluke.

Useful Links:

Fables Wiki linkshttp://fables.wikia.com/wiki/Fables_Wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fables_(comics)

Bill Willingham Interview http://www.avclub.com/article/bill-willingham-14134

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As always, thank you for listening.

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