Zenescope Review: Grimm Fairy Tales #45
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Story By: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Dave Francini
Written By: Dave Franchini
Art By: Vincente Cifuentes and Renzo Rodriguez
Letters By: Tyler Esposito (Of Ghost Glyph Studios)
Review By: Kendra Hale
Grimm Fairy Tales #45 is here! Skye has started on her journey towards finding not only Shang, but those who seek to unleash the evil inside the Dark Book. While her comrades are back at their base looking for signs of the other locations shown to Skye by the three fairies (see previous review), Skye is at the first location, Mount Semsi.
Skye has been warned that she is not safe as long as there are those who seek the book. And she meets her first obstacle inside Mount Semsi. The Handless Maiden has a tale to tell, and Skye has hard decisions to make if she is going to make it out of the Mountain with the book intact.
One of the talents that I have always admired is that of quickly building a character story that is unique and bittersweet. Zenescope has always excelled in this task and Dave Franchini has given us that with the tale of the Handless Maiden. The story tied with the brilliant artwork of Vicente Cifuentes and Renzo Rodriguez makes this part of the story arc that much more enjoyable.
The mythos surrounding the dark book is growing by the issue. To see this dark, unknown side to the Grimm Universe is fascinating. To say the least. In Grimm Fairy Tales #45, Skye is finding her own way to be the new Guardian of the Nexus and watching that develop is wonderful. I look forward to what comes next when Skye meets Mother Hulda. Also to seeing what selection of astounding and tempting cover art we get with that issue.
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