Aesop’s Fables 3 Fantagraphics Peter Kuper Charles Santino 1st print


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Aesop’s Fables (1991) #3
Published 1991 by Fantagraphics

Charles Santino writer
Gary Fields inker, penciler
Gil Jordan letterer
Peter Kuper inker, penciler
Randy Jones inker, penciler
Roberta Gregory cover, inker, penciler
Werner Wejp-Olsen inker, penciler
Also Stanley Goldstein, Pat Moriarity

Aesop’s fables are a collection of stories and anecdotes that started in ancient Greece as a satirical form of social or political commentary. In recent times, a particular moral or lesson was often attached to the end of the fable, ensuring that the audience did not miss the subtleties of the tale. Charles Santino has adapted several of these short tales for the first time for graphic publication. Santino, however, does not belabor the moral, preferring to let the readers decide for themselves the true meaning or value of each story.

Some lessons are much more obvious than others are, of course, but none seem too hard to grasp.

Story Titles
The Man With Two Mistresses
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The Lion and The Weasel
Mercury and The Sculptor
The Ox and The Frogs
The Snake and The Crab
The Tortoise and The Hare.

Near mint, 1st print.