Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2013 Review

A dark cloud has fallen over everything, and now the Gods and Goddesses have to reassess their situation.  But do fans really need to find out what they plan to do?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Zenescope:

After tragedy strikes, the gods are scattered and they only have one defense left – flee! The Being has put his final horrific plan into motion, and no one is safe. Will one god’s selfishness lead to the fall of them all, or will Zeus’s plan save the Nexus once and for all? Don’t miss the finale to the first act of the biggest event in Zenescope history!

At this point there have been many nightmare scenarios and shocking revelations since the coming of the Being.  But this has got to be one of the best releases in the event thus far, as it properly conveys the threat he poses and a very clear consequence of this monster being unleashed upon the universe.

Pat Shand is once again in the writer’s chair, and I am singing praises for the author as he proves his grasp on the entirety of this narrative.  He defines each of the players fairly well, giving their dialogue just enough weight so that when things go wrong you feel for their unique plight.  The questions now facing the audience, is following that the first part of the event is over where does this battle go from here?  I honestly don’t know but after this script I can’t wait to find out.

If there’s one thing I can say, it’s that the art by Francesco Di Pastena and Jamie Salangsang blends well enough in this release that I wasn’t taken out of the action.  Instead I found the pencil work to be quite befitting as the talents handily illustrated an issue that was more or less dialogue heavy.  There were some instances were sparse details left things feeling rather barren but these did little to sully an otherwise solid adventure.

Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2013 is an entertaining release that earns the right to be highly recommended.


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