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November 13, 2018
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Petch

It is amazing what one finds when they go through their books. This is a miniature chapbook from 2012 that spotlights not only Charlie’s haiku talents, but their photography abilities as well!

For those not in the know, the term haiku as used by the spoken word crowd simply means using the 7-5-7 syllable format with all other conventions discarded. These are funny and, yes, somewhat filthy. Entertaining for sure.

 

Rusty’s Reading List for 2018

Haiku For Filth Mongers – Charlie Pitch
Sawdust Reading Series Broadsides Collection #1
Alien Legion: Slaughterworld – Carl Potts & Various
Akira Volume 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Volume 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 8 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Impressment Gang #3.3/4.0
Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)

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Rusty’s Reading List 2018

October 28, 2018
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At the Sawdust Anniversary show last fall they gave out this collection of broadsides, all together in a Sawdust envelope. I remember thinking it was a unique giveaway but it ended up in my ‘to-read’ pile, unread.

I finally re-discovered it and gave it the attention it deserves.

What a nice little collection! It includes poems be people like  Jamaal Jackson Rogers and Conyer Clayton. The one that stood out for me was ‘Maybe I’m Trying To Tell Myself Something’ by David Collins.

A great addition to the library from a great reading series.

 

Rusty’s Reading List for 2018

Sawdust Reading Series Broadsides Collection #1
Alien Legion: Slaughterworld – Carl Potts & Various
Akira Volume 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Volume 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 8 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Impressment Gang #3.3/4.0
Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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October 27, 2018
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This is the first (and only?) collection of Alien Legion, from Epic Comics. I loved Alien Legion. It was very much a war comic but moved into a different setting.

It says it was ‘created’ by Carl Potts, but he wasn’t the editor, I think. Alan Zelenetz and various artists did the month to month work. This doesn’t collect full issues because it dropped the back-ups, and I am pretty sure it never got the ‘fame’ it needed to collect further. Too bad.

 

Rusty’s Reading List for 2018

Alien Legion: Slaughterworld – Carl Potts & Various
Akira Volume 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Volume 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 8 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Impressment Gang #3.3/4.0
Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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October 14, 2018
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This wraps up my Akira re-read.

Wouldn’t Akira make a great live action series if the show had a Westworld like budget?

Answer: yes.

As long as they didn’t white wash it.

The national pride at the end was nice to see after they destroyed Tokyo AGAIN.

 

Rusty’s Reading List for 2018

Akira Volume 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Volume 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 8 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Impressment Gang #3.3/4.0
Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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October 8, 2018
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I purchased the first 8 volumes of Akira, as collected in North American by Epic Comics (which was a line from Marvel). Much more recently I decided to get some more, only to discover that the Epic edition were no longer available. The North American rights had since gone to Dark Horse Comics and then collected them very differently. The book sizes were different. There were black & white instead of colour. (I am unclear if Epic coloured them or if there were originally colour in Japan.) They also changed the translation of a main character’s name (from Kay to Kei.)

The different size book led to changed numbering… and me buying a book that I already had. THIS volume only duplicates a little bit from Volume 8. Mostly it is Testsuo evolving into something new… after he rips a hunk out of the moon.

 

 

Rusty’s Reading List for 2018

Akira Volume 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 8 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Impressment Gang #3.3/4.0
Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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October 7, 2018
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After hinting at it a bit last collection, we are seeing more of the world outside Tokyo and how it is reacting to all that is going on. Tokyo gets kind of blown up yet again.

This is the last of the Epic edition that I bought. When I went back to it, I had to switch to a different volume… including buying one that exclusively features comics I already have. Sigh.

 

Rusty’s Reading List for 2018

Akira Collection 8 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Impressment Gang #3.3/4.0
Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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October 3, 2018
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Impressment Gang

I am not 100% sur eI have the numbering right. I think they merged two issues into one, as indicated by the flip book format.

My earliest impression of the magazine was negative as the story ‘Songbirds of Southern Ontario’ by Anne Baldo put me in a bad mood. First it used a character having trypophobia as an example of him being a jerk. Every time this character appeared in the story, it was negative – which is fine – but then using this condition to show him as being ‘bad’ is really unfortunate mental health shaming. Then, int he same story, a veterinarian said that it was perfectly acceptable to take a puppy home at SIX WEEKS. That is really irresponsible of the writer.

Having said all that, the issue really bounced back with ‘Miller Party of Six’ by Annie Stopyro. It was a real interesting look at the troubles of being an introvert in a world that sees that as a failing.

 

Books Read in 2018

The Impressment Gang #3.3/4.0
Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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October 3, 2018
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More of the post-destruction Tokyo. We get a little reminder that there still is a bigger world out there and we end the collection with the tip into full on turf war.

 

 

Books Read in 2018

Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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October 2, 2018
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subTerrain78

 

I think the is the first time I have read an issue of subTerrain. I really like the effort they put in to design and layout, with art throughout, even when incidental.
I also REALLy liked the piece by Charles Tidler called ’13 Found Micro Dramas’. It was amazing how quickly I cycled through amused and bothered but these forceful snippets.

 

Books Read in 2018

subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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September 23, 2018
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It hits the fan here. Akira was ‘awake’ before, but not he is AWAKE.

There is a jarring bit with an untelegraphed time jump but that might be because of the way it is collected. There was probably an issue break there.

 

Books Read in 2018

Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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