Volume 6 of Fables
starts out with the story of where Jack has disappeared to since the
last couple of comics. Evidently the trickster has run off to Hollywood
with some of the Fable community's stolen money. He's been making
ambitious investments into the entertainment industry exploiting his
hidden knowledge into the world of fantasy. The story is told through
the perspectives of the humans(mundies) who interact with Jack.
At this point in the series I'm beginning to get a little tired. The story is on the verge of getting old and ultimately I don't care very much for Jack's character. On top of that a lot of my favorite characters have disappeared, been killed, or taken a back seat to the story.
But just as these treacherous thoughts pass through my mind the series kicks it into high gear with Boy Blue and his quest back into the Homelands. Blue slashes his way through his abandoned world with stolen magic sword and cloak in search of his lost love Red Riding Hood. Assassinating the Adversary's governors and butchering his patrols our hero makes it to the throne of the evil emperor himself. Here we learn the true identity of The Adversary and how everything began.
This new twist on the Fables Universe has renewed my love for the series. Things have picked back up and the story once again captivates me with new perspectives, new heroes, and new dangers.