Fables to end on issue 150 as Bill Willingham retires

Bill Willingham to retire from comics and end DC Vertigo’s Fables on issue 150

The cover to Fables #120 by Joao Ruas
The cover to Fables #120 by Joao Ruas

Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham’s DC Vertigo comic-book Fables is to come to an end with #150, the writer has revealed.

With a similarly clever reinvention of mythology into one long-form epic, Fables – currently on #134 – launched in 2002 has won 14 Eisner Awards, and found a place in the hearts of fans of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Mike Carey’s Lucifer and Peter Goss’ The Unwritten.

Willingham commented, “After more than 10 years of publication, and hundreds of issues of Fables, and various Fables-related works, I have decided the time has come to begin the process of bringing our sweeping story to a close. And, along the way, I’ve decided to retire from a great deal of my comics work.

“Retirement in the storytelling trade means, still working and writing every day, but being a bit more selective in what projects I take on. Pushing 60, I thought it would be a good time to start making concrete plans for those remaining good writing years.”

Pick up the first volume of Fables, Legends In Exile, for £8.10 from Amazon.co.uk