February 22, 2012

Zenescope Reviews: Grimm Fairy Tales #67

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Grimm Fairy Tales #67
Publisher: Zenescope
Writer: Joe Brusha
Artist: Paul Abrams (cover “A” by Mike Debalfo)

Sela and Druanna have made their way to the gates of Limbo by way of the realm of Myst. They have heard the warnings of the new Mistress of Limbo, but proceed anyway. As they arrive at the portal, Jack the Giant Killer stands in their way. The armed escorts threaten the behemoth, but he cleaves every one of them in half with one swing of his mighty blade. Sela wakes up in the company of this new ruler, and the two have a conversation about what both parties want out of this. Sela wants Druanna and Erik to be released, but the Mistress tells her that she will pay a very steep price for that to happen. She demands the ring on Sela’s finger. The same ring that gives her the ability to jump from realm to realm. At first, Sela refuses, but when the Mistress threatens to kill Druanna, that changes Sela’s mind very quickly.

This is another great book written by Joe Brusha, and it seems like he’s been hitting it out of the park recently. The last couple of issues have dealt with Sela and her quest to get back the soul of her beloved Erik. His soul resides in Limbo, and the retrieval of his soul is no small task. That’s why she enlisted the help of Druanna. The relationship between the two is a good one, mostly because of their opposite demeanor. Sela is constantly making wise cracks, while Druanna is all business. They are the perfect couple to be on such a crazy, action packed mission together. I really enjoyed seeing Baba Yaga in these last couple of issues, as well. It seems that Brusha has a new angle for her, but it hasn’t been revealed yet.

The artist, Paul Abrams, has a smooth style that really accentuates the characters in this book. The giant killer looks absolutely menacing when he steps through the portal to Limbo. Sela and Druanna look great, too, and that’s from a standpoint of colors (Jeremy Colwell), figure, and just over all. The covers are pretty good, too. The top one, by Debalfo, is his usual stuff, which is to say that it’s great. He draws his women very voluptuous and sexy. The alternate cover below, by Pasquale Qualano, is definitely above average as well. So basically, this book has a solid story and artwork that’s very pleasing to the eyes. Rating 3.5/5

Billy Dunleavy



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