Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends #21 Review

The legend meets reality as Gina and Hank take on the Witch, but should you even purchase the latest release?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Zenescope:

Hank is captured by the sinister force that dwells within the witch’s den leaving Gina to fend for herself against an age-old evil intent on devouring their souls. But the entity does not know of the incredible powers at Gina’s disposal that could destroy it. This is the final chapter in the epic Hansel and Gretel story arc. Featuring two incredible homage covers as Zenescope celebrates its seven-year anniversary.

It’s hard to bring any story arc to a finish, and as this latest one wraps-up fans should consider themselves lucky that they had a strong creative team to bring this one a to a rather successful conclusion.  Our protagonists in this arc are in a perilous situation and with their lives in the balance they need to gather their wits and figure out how to survive the day.

Troy Brownfield allows the pieces to fall into place as two more players take control of their heritage in a town full of angry people with a simple lack of understanding.  His script goes right for the jugular as our proverbial Wonder Twins (couldn’t help but bring them into this) look into themselves and come to some rather interesting conclusions as they embrace who and what they are.  It’s a fun issue that works just enough magic to keep readers glued to their chair until they reach the final page.

Amancay Nahuelpan and Ayhan Hayrula handle the art with some mixed but nonetheless solidly griping results.  The characters and the world are detailed enough to match the narrative strength of the script but there are some panels that look and seem rather neglected.  The end result is a visceral conclusion chock-full of dynamic moments that will surely please fans, if they can over look some of the minor artistic missteps.

Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends #21 is a solid read that continues to propel this series forward.  Recommended.

3.5/5

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