See that? That's New York. Buildings, taxi cabs. A regular, normal, and sometimes boring city- just like all the others. And then something amazing happens like this:
The guy in a semi-kneeling position is Jack as in Jack and the Beanstalk and the guy sitting down is the big bad wolf of Red Riding Hood fame, referred to as Bigby Wolf. Notice that Bigby Wolf is a major smoker? More on that later. Actually more on this whole meeting later.
Take a look at this door.
'S. White'. Get it? S. White! Time to enter this room.
Inside, Beauty and the Beast and their strange synergy.
Snow White is, quite simply, gorgeous.
Shown below is a rather voluminous monologue from Snow White, but it's worth reading because this is essentially the intro to Fables.
When the option of purchasing a solution comes up the pair make their financial situation known.
I love this. Why? Because it's real. These magical folk, these Fables, have money problems just like us.
Wow, look at Snow White's office.
Notice the hanged man off in the distance? The giant elephant tusk? The discarded pieces of giant armor? The numerous books lining the walls from floor to ceiling? Behind Snow is the desk of another fairy tale character, Little Boy Blue.
The discussion gets heated and Beauty lets loose with a 'dwarf' comment.
Little Boy Blue gives an entertaining little comment about Fable do's and don'ts
And he helps the pair 'dodge a bullet' in the process.
And now, Prince-effing-Charming hahaha.
No I mean, really, the Prince Charming.
We'll return to the Prince's rather - uh, interesting - activities later, for now, Bigby has met with Snow to report what Jack told him.
Rose Red. Who is that? There is a tale called 'Snow White and Rose Red', and yes they are sisters there. This is different from the more popular 'Snow White'.
Prince Charming in action.
Unfortunately this is as risque as it gets - that damned blanket is just draped all over this pair. Notice the two kids listening in on the action in the corner?
Take a look at Bigby's shadow.
Bigby and Snow are here to check Rose Red's apartment - the 'scene of the crime'. They said there would be a lot of blood but don't you think this is a bit overdone?
Snow and Jack wait in the hall while Bigby uses his wolf senses to investigate. Snow White has got a mouth on her.
Well, Bigby has done his investigation and, along the way, had a literal 'aha' moment. He goes out and arrests Jack.