"This is perhaps the best news of the day. Telltale Games has just announced a brand new series of games based on the graphic novel series Fables."
I really hope these games turn out well. Fables is a classic series, and Telltale's been nothing short of excellent with the Walking Dead lately.
"graphic novel"?! he should just call it like it is , a "comic book", it's not a dirty word. for those who don't know Fables is one of the great non-superhero english language comics.
It makes people feel better, for some reason. I think it's because they're too ridiculous to admit they enjoy a medium that nerds everywhere have been enjoying for decades. It's like referring to some books as "literary fiction" because god forbid they're reading a genre that could be mistaken for anything that's not "literary"....whatev er that means in the first place.
Willmington uses the terms interchangeably - nothing to get in arms about.
No, you're right. It's a pretty widely used term at this point, nothing against the author of this article or Willingham in particular. Just ranting, hehe. A Fables p&c sounds pretty awesome, honestly.
There are several standout differences between graphic novels and comic books. Typically, you could observe that the standard comic book is usually thin, with a paper cover, and it continues, begins or concludes a story that has been addressed in other comic books. Both the graphic novel and the comic book tell their story primarily with pictures and some words, but graphic novels tend to cover one story only in its entirety (though there may be sequels). Unlike comic books, any sequels aren’t serials in the graphic novel, but are instead new, complete and entire stories with the basic novel components of beginning, middle and end. Comic books conversely might start a story, begin in the middle of things, or end a story but you can’t read one comic book and get the whole story.
You're getting into the corporate semantics that birthed the term in the first place. The VAST majority of books termed "graphic novels" these days are actually trades, or collections of issued comics usually assembled according to arcs. Fables, for instance, is an ongoing, serialized comic, so even by the definition you suggested Fables is not a graphic novel. There ARE some comics out there that forgo the traditional comic book structure, but even then many artists and authors are just as fine terming their creations "comics." It's pretty well accepted that the term was invented as a marketing tool. Though, let me just say, now that I'm arguing my point, I don't really feel quite as strongly about it as I make it seem...
To bad this was announced like two years ago. I read about them doing fables on n4g before BTTF was released. Still I was wondering if it got canceled since after the announcement they went dark.
Yes, this is very old news. I had assumed it was cancelled.
I adore Fables and if they do this justice like they did for the Walking Dead then I will be so happy. Lets hope that Willmingham is helping out with the story!
yes, very old news
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