FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND Debuts at #1 on THE NEW YORK TIMES’ Hardcover Graphic Books Best Seller List


By Alex Nagorski Friday, November 30th, 2012

This afternoon, THE NEW YORK TIMES published their Graphic Book Best Sellers Lists and debuting at #1 on the Hardcover list was the new Vertigo original graphic novel, FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND.


Over the past ten years, FABLES has captured the hearts and minds of readers in an ever-expanding magical universe that spans numerous titles, series and formats. Snow White, Bigby Wolf, Frau Totenkinder, Little Boy Blue and Jack Frost are just some of the popular cast who appear in 17 Volumes; the graphic novel 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL; the spin-off series JACK OF FABLES, CINDERELLA and now, FAIREST; and the prose novel, PETER AND MAX.


This month, Bigby Wolf finally got his own original graphic novel with FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND! This next chapter in The New York Times bestselling, Hugo Award nominated, multiple Eisner Award-winning series is written by Fable’s creator Bill Willingham with art by Jim Fern (JACK OF FABLES), Craig Hamilton (FABLES, ABSOLUTE SANDMAN), Ray Snyder (52), Mark Farmer (ANIMAL MAN) and cover by Daniel Dos Santos (PETER AND MAX).


Bigby Wolf’s adventure begins as he heads west looking for a location where he can start a new Fabletown. He stumbles onto a small town named Story City populated solely by … werewolves. Not Fables but also not Mundy’s (Fable-speak for regular, mundane, people), these werewolves, who are connected to Bigby in more ways than one, know and revere him like a god. So why are they trying to kill him? The only thing that’s certain is that this is the most horrific and action-packed FABLES story to date!


Click here to read THE NEW YORK TIMES’ full list of Hardcover Graphic Books Best Sellers, which also includes SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, VOL. 2, SUPERMAN, VOL. 1: WHAT PRICE TOMORROW?, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, VOL. 1, and Time Home Entertainment’s TOTALLY MAD: 60 YEARS OF HUMOR, SATIRE, STUPIDITY AND STUPIDITY. And click here to see THE NEW YORK TIMES’ list of Paperback Graphic Books Best Sellers, including the debut of Vertigo’s SCALPED, VOL. 10: TRAIL’S END. Congratulations to all!