Fairest Vol 5: The Clamour for Glamour is the last Fairest graphic novel, and it takes place before the events of the last Fables volume.
In this new epic, refugees from Fabletown have returned to New York’s Castle Dark, and Reynard, now able to shapeshift from fox to man, travels the mundane world to regale the animals with tales of his exploits, rubbing the other Fables’ noses in his good fortune. Frustration at their restriction to the Farm threatens to become a issue once more! Can the animals find a way out of their situation?
Long-time FABLES artist Mark Buckingham takes over writing duties in this concluding volume to the New York Times best-selling series FAIREST.
This volume of Fairest is all about the animals on the farm. There are two main storylines in this volume. There is Reynard and what he gets up to – he ends up in the Mundy world and on a rather large adventure. And then there are the events on the farm. Prince Charming during the election to become Mayor promised all of the animals on the farm glamours so that they could look human and get off the farm. Now, the farm animals are demanding that the promise be fulfilled even though Prince Charming is dead (or at least that’s what everyone thinks). With a bunch of politics thrown in 5 glamours are created, but one becomes stolen, and of course all hell starts to break loose.
All of these is of course set agains the backdrop of Fables where Bigby is loose on the Mundy world and not himself, and a war is beginning to brew against the sisters Snow White and Rose Red. When it rains, it pours as they say.
I enjoyed this volume of Fairest. It’s not an epic story, but I like seeing what was going on in the rest of the Fables world while the main storyline is elsewhere. If you’re into Fables this is a cute volume that you’ll enjoy.