Welcome to today’s entry to the Countdown to Fables #100, where on Tuesday and Friday I recap a story told within the pages of Fables. This will happen up until issue #100 is released on November 24th. If you’re new to the countdown, an archive of all previous entries can be found under our Special Features menu. Today’s story is titled “Around the Town.” In this story, the newest member of Fabletown is introduced to the town, while they are forced to cope with his presence. The identity of the Adversary does appear in the recap, which is after the break.
Since he’s now a member of Fabletown, Pinocchio wants to take his father, Geppetto out to see the town. However, neither Fabletown residents or Geppetto are happy that he is there. To keep the peace, Beast, Hobbes, and Grimble escort them as bodyguards. Geppetto keeps demanding that everyone that yells at him should be executed, and that all of the technology in the Mundy world is unnecessary. In a run in with Snow White, he asks her why she would risk sending worlds that he controlled into chaos, because he had never actually harmed her. She replied that he was planning a war, and she would send countless worlds into chaos to protect her cubs. Geppetto is approached by another woman that is upset because her family was killed when he conquered her homelands. He replied with a so what, he’d kill millions if it was for the greater good. Geppetto also ran into the issue that none of the restaurants would be willing to cook for him. Lastly, the group runs into Kay, so that he may see everything that Geppetto has done, just in case there are still unknown plots against them. However, what Kay sees is too much for him and he returns home to again cut out his eyes. In the Woodlawn Office, Frau Totenkinder tells King Cole that the witches are trying to remove the protective spells around Geppetto, so that they can take measures against him should he commit new crimes that won’t be covered under the amnesty. However, it’s at a slow pace so that he won’t be able to tell what’s going on.
This really is a filler issue, giving everyone a chance to relax after the end of the war. There really isn’t anything unexpected in this issue. Of course everyone still hates Geppetto. He was the bloody Adversary. He’s the reason they are where they are. And it’s also no surprise that the leaders of Fabletown will be looking for a reason to get rid of him.
Up next, The Dark Ages