Indie Comics Review: “Grimm Fairy Tales 2021 Swimsuit Special”
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Writer: Dave Franchini
Artist: Moy R.
Color Artist: Clau Violette
Letterer: Tyler Esposito (of Ghost Glyphs Studios)
Review by: Kendra Hale
I don’t honestly think I have read a swimsuit special since the Chaos! comics days…but here I am looking through Grimm Fairy Tales 2021 Swimsuit Special. With a short story called “Fun In The Sun” with the team list above and a slew of talent for all of the artwork of the Femme Fatales of the Zenescope World.
Creatives for this 38 page special include Eric Basaldua, Ula Mos, Mike Krome, Vinz El Tabanas, Noah Salonga, Dawn McTeigue, Alfredo Reyes, Bobby Breed, Julius Abrera, Michael Dooney, Jennifer Leonard, Mike DeBalfo, Eric J, Renato Rei, Riveiro, Keith Garvey, Hedwin Zaldivar, Jorge Cortes, Ulises Arreola, Grostieta, Walter Pereyra, Sanju Nivangune, and Ylenia Di Napoli.
Sunshine On My Mind
A day at the beach and some kids playing Frisbee set the scene. Perfect for a Summer issue. A lost Frisbee under the boardwalk leads to something wicked and evil. A witch waits for the children.
Thankfully the kids have Gretel nearby and she radars in on them quickly. She comes in hot and takes the witch done. But Gretel notices that it is far too easy and the witch gave her no challenge what so ever. Gretel knows it but it is nothing a beer can’t fix, the watching eyes seem to say it was nothing more than a test.
I Like It When The Girls Stop By In The Summer
After the short story, Grimm Fairy Tales 2021 Swimsuit Special becomes what you expect. Page after page the artists use their art to display the ladies of Zenescope in a variety of Summertime adventures. The artists bring their talents and are showcased page by page with all of your favorite ladies.
The artwork, the character being featured. The sheer amount of talent that gave of themselves for these pieces to exist. It is exactly what you would expect to get from a swimsuit edition. The short story featuring Gretel was nice, short, and sweet.
As a small feature there really is nothing. It is a fluff issue and remains true to that trope.
A collection of artistic flair and a short story all showcasing the love of summer time. Great for a guilty pleasure run through.
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