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Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it’s up to the last two of t Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it’s up to the last two of the group to dig up their dusty books to find him and finally figure out what happened to their friend all those years ago. Written by Curt Pires (POP, Mayday) and illustrated by David Rubín (The Rise of Aurora West), THE FICTION is a fountain of fascinating ideas about a group of childhood friends who discover that the past will always come back to find you.


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Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it’s up to the last two of t Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it’s up to the last two of the group to dig up their dusty books to find him and finally figure out what happened to their friend all those years ago. Written by Curt Pires (POP, Mayday) and illustrated by David Rubín (The Rise of Aurora West), THE FICTION is a fountain of fascinating ideas about a group of childhood friends who discover that the past will always come back to find you.

30 review for The Fiction

  1. 5 out of 5

    Javier Muñoz

    Un buen cómic que mezcla fantasía con surrealismo de una forma quizás demasiado evidente (es que hasta lo explican en la historia). El dibujo de Rubín es como siempre genial y sorprendente, la historia aunque ambiciosa puede que quede un poco coja, si quieres hacer un ejercicio de surrealismo quizás deberías dejar los flashbacks, los símbolos y las escenas realistas fuera de la ecuación e incluso no deberías dejar caer significados ocultos que puedan tirar por la borda toda la premisa de la obra. Un buen cómic que mezcla fantasía con surrealismo de una forma quizás demasiado evidente (es que hasta lo explican en la historia). El dibujo de Rubín es como siempre genial y sorprendente, la historia aunque ambiciosa puede que quede un poco coja, si quieres hacer un ejercicio de surrealismo quizás deberías dejar los flashbacks, los símbolos y las escenas realistas fuera de la ecuación e incluso no deberías dejar caer significados ocultos que puedan tirar por la borda toda la premisa de la obra... en fin, que no se puede querer contentar a todo el mundo si quieres hacer verdadero arte, que parece la pretensión de los autores, si no arriesgas lo más seguro es que te quedes a medio camino

  2. 5 out of 5

    Althea J.

    2.5-stars (I read the 4 single issues that make up The Fiction, which is what I assume will be released as the trade) So much potential! Super-rushed ending that felt like it needed at least another issue to pull the threads together. Loved the premise but the execution fell short. Boo! Not sure what happened here. Great, imaginative art. Especially the world-of-fiction. Close-ups of faces had this weird distorted eye thing going on. But other than that, I really enjoyed the art. (view spoiler)[I'm 2.5-stars (I read the 4 single issues that make up The Fiction, which is what I assume will be released as the trade) So much potential! Super-rushed ending that felt like it needed at least another issue to pull the threads together. Loved the premise but the execution fell short. Boo! Not sure what happened here. Great, imaginative art. Especially the world-of-fiction. Close-ups of faces had this weird distorted eye thing going on. But other than that, I really enjoyed the art. (view spoiler)[I'm curious about the writer's process -- does he write it episodically, releasing the book as he completes each issue? As is the case with so many of these titles, The Fiction seems like it would benefit from being released as a graphic novel, written and edited as a whole. The setup is so potent, and then the non-ending is such a disappointment. I feel like this would never fly if it were presented to editors as a complete piece, start to finish. It's frustrating bc these promising stories that fizzle out end up being such a waste of money, why would I take a chance on a new title Issue #1 coming out in the future? I'm going to have to be strictly wait-for-trade. And I really, really, really wish so many of these limited release, rich-with-potential stories being released as comics... I wish they were written-for-trade, too. (hide spoiler)]

  3. 5 out of 5

    Devann

    actual rating: 2.5 I read this like four days ago and I literally can't remember enough of it to do a proper review so that should tell you something about it. It was an interesting premise, kind of a cross between Kieron Gillen's new Die series and Mike Carey's The Unwritten. Unfortunately it was way too short to properly delve into any of the concepts it wanted to cover and I didn't really connect to any of the characters either. I would just recommend checking out the other two series I mentio actual rating: 2.5 I read this like four days ago and I literally can't remember enough of it to do a proper review so that should tell you something about it. It was an interesting premise, kind of a cross between Kieron Gillen's new Die series and Mike Carey's The Unwritten. Unfortunately it was way too short to properly delve into any of the concepts it wanted to cover and I didn't really connect to any of the characters either. I would just recommend checking out the other two series I mention, even though The Unwritten does go rather off the rails after the Fables crossover towards the end.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Heath

    Not a horrible story, but not super great, either. It felt rushed and a lot of it didn't make sense. I had no connection to the characters. The bad guys and dialogue felt cliche and I wasn't a fan of the artwork. It had some really neat concepts, though, and brought up some interesting questions about what "reality" is.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Robin Stevens

    Gorgeously illustrated by David Rubin (he can do no wrong), this is a very clever concept that feels slightly underdeveloped - but all the same, I love what's being attempted, and want to know what happens next. One for fans of Unwritten and general fiction nerds (14+). *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*

  6. 5 out of 5

    José Manuel

    ...Y entonces, después de 4 números, se acaba la historia y te quedas con cara de tonto, esa es mi sensación. Una historia típica (view spoiler)[(niños descubren forma de viajar a otro mundo, niños van, uno no vuelve,pasa el tiempo y hay que ir a buscarlo) (hide spoiler)] que no va a ningún lado y que tiene un final (por decirlo de alguna forma) que... bueno acaba. Lo mejor sin duda David Rubín, un diez para él. ...Y entonces, después de 4 números, se acaba la historia y te quedas con cara de tonto, esa es mi sensación. Una historia típica (view spoiler)[(niños descubren forma de viajar a otro mundo, niños van, uno no vuelve,pasa el tiempo y hay que ir a buscarlo) (hide spoiler)] que no va a ningún lado y que tiene un final (por decirlo de alguna forma) que... bueno acaba. Lo mejor sin duda David Rubín, un diez para él.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nuno Gil Franco

    It's an interesting premise that Pires brings us, and it really connected with me because I've always liked to imagine what it would be like to be inside the story I was currently reading. It is beaufifully drawn by David Rubin, who I've never heard before and will start to follow (as well as Pires). But that ending... Well, I can't really call it an ending, because it mostly set up a probable (and it will hopefully happen) sequel but I almost felt robbed... Oh well, here's hoping the next one wi It's an interesting premise that Pires brings us, and it really connected with me because I've always liked to imagine what it would be like to be inside the story I was currently reading. It is beaufifully drawn by David Rubin, who I've never heard before and will start to follow (as well as Pires). But that ending... Well, I can't really call it an ending, because it mostly set up a probable (and it will hopefully happen) sequel but I almost felt robbed... Oh well, here's hoping the next one will bring "closure".

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ramón Fernández Ayarzagoitia

    Aunque se siente muy apurada la historia, y se hubiera beneficiado más de salir directamente en formato de libro, con muchas más hojas y en una historia completa (la palabra que estoy tratando de evitar es "Novela Gráfica"), este cómic vale mucho la pena. Si eres fanático de las historias fantásticas con mundos escondidos en lugares extraños este TP es para ti. David Rubín es uno de los mejores artistas hoy en día y Curt Pires tiene una imaginación grandiosa.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kit

    Enjoyable, beautifully illustrated, if standard Stand-By-Me-And-Maybe-Also-Cope-With-Weird-Kid-Stuff-In-Imaginationland story.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Marc Pastor

    Malgrat el talent visual de Rubin, la història no té res de res. Un Stranger Things decafeïnat amb pretencions metalingüístiques que [badall].

  11. 4 out of 5

    Camilo Guerra

    4 niños encuentran en un libro el pasaje a un mundo magico,estilo Narnia/Magicians,etc, pero algo pasa y uno de ellos no vuelve y así la magia se rompe y se va al carajo la fantasía y pasan los años, y los que quedaron deben volver a ese mundo. Pires hace una historia concisa, llena de conceptos mágicos y de sorpresas que te hacen querer la historia, mientras el arte de David Rubin es simplemente magnifico ,desde diseños de personajes increíbles, una narrativa muy fluida, diseños de pagina mas y 4 niños encuentran en un libro el pasaje a un mundo magico,estilo Narnia/Magicians,etc, pero algo pasa y uno de ellos no vuelve y así la magia se rompe y se va al carajo la fantasía y pasan los años, y los que quedaron deben volver a ese mundo. Pires hace una historia concisa, llena de conceptos mágicos y de sorpresas que te hacen querer la historia, mientras el arte de David Rubin es simplemente magnifico ,desde diseños de personajes increíbles, una narrativa muy fluida, diseños de pagina mas y mas rompedores y detallados , dándote maravillas que puedes ver por horas, dejando el listón muy alto, por ejemplo, sus niños son muy bien hechos aun con lo difícil que es hacer a cada uno distinto y hacerlos ver como niños, no como personas pequeñas, mientras que su mundo mágico esta hecho a pura magia y talento, el ser dorado y el ser oscuro son construcciones únicas e inesperadas que no te cansas de ver una y otra vez. Todo va muy bien construido, hasta que sientes que falta un poco mas , que al historia termino y promesas hechas no fueron cumplidas y esperas que los autores vuelvan a la obra, aunque es difícil, ya que Rubin hizo ETHER y ahí siento que hay un primo lejano ,que ya va iniciando su segundo tomo.Lastima, pero yo quisiera que volvieran.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Václav

    Although I'm big David Rubín's fan and I look forward to any his future artist job (both writing and art, but more the art). And I'm usually happy with what I get. And I'm happy now. But mostly only with Rubín's work here. Why? I find Curt Pires' work very interesting, but not a bit innovating (magic "gate" to the "fantasy world" which main characters must save/or save someone) and rather confusing. More than few elements remain unexplained (and I do not mean "everything must be explained", not Although I'm big David Rubín's fan and I look forward to any his future artist job (both writing and art, but more the art). And I'm usually happy with what I get. And I'm happy now. But mostly only with Rubín's work here. Why? I find Curt Pires' work very interesting, but not a bit innovating (magic "gate" to the "fantasy world" which main characters must save/or save someone) and rather confusing. More than few elements remain unexplained (and I do not mean "everything must be explained", not at all, but there is (an unclear) line between what works and what is annoying/confusing). Speaking of confusing, the end is just like that. It's like one issue short, so the Pires hastily push towards some end which is not satisfying but rather confusing. Which is a shame, because the book started rather well and David Rubín's work is as always excellent (although he should start to train to make middle-aged bearded guys look different from each other). It is worth the try for David's fans, for all other - think twice.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alexander Peterhans

    Sometimes I get the idea that some writers think elaborate worldbuilding is the same as storytelling. Here's a book where there's an intricate world, that has its own rules (although we hardly get the chance to learn them), and oh yeah there's also a couple of characters who have a complicated history with said world, their parents and eachother. There's barely any time left to actual create living, breathing characters, and there is even less time for us to get attached to them. This means that Sometimes I get the idea that some writers think elaborate worldbuilding is the same as storytelling. Here's a book where there's an intricate world, that has its own rules (although we hardly get the chance to learn them), and oh yeah there's also a couple of characters who have a complicated history with said world, their parents and eachother. There's barely any time left to actual create living, breathing characters, and there is even less time for us to get attached to them. This means that everything becomes a shrug. Complicated world called The Fiction? Okay.. shrug. Kid gone missing in The Fiction? I guess.. shrug. Kids are now adults, and one if them gets sucked into The Fiction? Guess that happened.. shrug. And so on. To top it all off, there's an insultingly bad ending. Even David Rubin's art can't save The Fiction.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    So much potential!! It kills me to give this three stars but so much is missing. This could be so much more and I bet the writers have it but the publishers didn't give them the support (# of issues) it deserved. I'd definitely keep reading this series if it continues. This can't be all there is.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Funk

    What a strange book. Good, but so very strange.

  16. 4 out of 5

    eHawk

    Really enjoyed the art and the premise, the ending was very rushed.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jenifer

    This was an incredibly weird selection. Hoopla recommended it to me based on liking The Watchmen. So take that for what you will. I'm not sure I trust Hoopla's recommendations now.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dean Simons

    Good art, started out well but couldn't quite reach a satisfying conclusion by issue four. A bit too truncated, I think.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Elise

    A really interesting conceit poorly executed

  20. 5 out of 5

    Leanne

    This was a pretty book, but it made practically no sense. I'd say it was a very, very poor man's version of The Magicians series by Lev Grossman. I definitely prefer those novels to this.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Francesca Franz

    It has a really good potential but the over all seemed a bit too fast... There where space for a lot more... I was expecting more tbh

  22. 4 out of 5

    Paolo Belarducci

    quite a nice page layout, but the story honestly means nothing...

  23. 4 out of 5

    Reyel2107

    better art than tale !!!!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rita Piovan

    3.5 In arrivo la recensione sul blog e sul canale. ringrazio ancora tantissimo la tunué per avermi inviato la copia di "The Fiction".

  25. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Un sí, pero no. La historia tenía mucho potencial, pero se me quedó en nada. Los dibujos de Rubín, muy buenos, como siempre y con ese toque perturbador que engancha y pega muy bien con la historia.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    I quite enjoyed this book. However you can tell that this was supposed to be imagined as a longer series that just 4 issues, as things happened so rapidly and no real closer to the story. The only reason I gave this book 4 stars was down the artwork and colour. It was so eclectic and vibrant and left me wanting to see more of it. Hopefully we will, only time will tell!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Michael (Mai)

    5 star art with a 2 star story...guess I'll give it a 3. The story had a lot of potential but it just didn't get tapped

  28. 5 out of 5

    Alison

    Skip this one, unless you've got hoopla, a beer, and literally nothing better to read. read more... Skip this one, unless you've got hoopla, a beer, and literally nothing better to read. read more...

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alasondro Alegré

  30. 4 out of 5

    India

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