Fables Deluxe Edition Vol. 4 reprints Fables #28 to 33 and the original graphic novel Fables: 1001 Nights Of Snowfall.
The first 2 issues are a tale of Bigby in his World War II combat days, a la Sgt. Rock. It's a great story that digs even deeper in an already wonderfully developed character. Pure gold.
Issues 30 to 33 tells a yearlong story (in the Fables continuity) that begins dealing with the aftermath of the previous volume and ends shaking the series status quo up. And it does it in both serious and excellent ways, making Fables move forward in exciting new directions. It's a truly heartbreaking, bittersweet story, full of character development, a department where Bill Whillingham shines like very few writers.
And then we have 1001 Nights Of Snowfall. Some people are (and will be) angry at Vertigo for reprinting this story, since it was originally published as a hardcover. I can totally understand that. But... personally, I'm just glad to see it included in the Deluxe series, as the original HC has a smaller (standard) trim size and I prefer to have all the Fables stories in this deluxe-oversized format. 1001 Nights features and ensemble of artists of the highest quality, including Brian Bolland, John Bolton, James Jean (yeah, doing interior artwork!), Michael Kaluta, Jill Thompson and Charles Vess among others. Willingham writing is, of course, top notch as usual.
Finally, the edition is great, just as the previous volumes. It keeps the quality of paper stock and printing and features a printed hardback under the dustjacket (unlike the rest of Vertigo and DC's hardcovers that are just plain black). It's a glued binding book, but I don't regard this as an issue since the book reads swell and there's no significant gutter loss. I highly recomend this series to ANY comic-book or literature enthusiast. This is a book of unique and universal appealing.