Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends #23 Review

Is the latest saga picking up steam or is this side-series starting to lose its gumption?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Zenescope:

The “summoning” story arc continues here and the Grimm Universe will never be the same.  With all three pieces of the amulet finally brought together the key gem is the final item missing needed in order to summon Helios from his eternal prison.  Using the shards Baba Yaga, the Sea Witch and Venus track down the Innocent who holds the key.  The only thing standing between them and world domination is Samantha and things are not looking good for the guardian of the nexus.

With powerful forces uniting to unleash an unspeakable terror to stop another monster our hero, Samantha Darren, is beleaguered but not quite beaten.  She stands firmly in her role as she musters up her strength and calls in some much needed reinforcements.  It’s a tough issue to read but it’s one that’s absolutely thrilling and entertaining.

Troy Brownfield and Raven Gregory write the script with a strong intent to let our heroine grow into the understanding that she may be a guardian but she doesn’t have to fight this battle alone.  It’s from that basic understand that the rest of the narrative tissue of this tale really ramps up the tension.  Overall this was an expertly paced ride that will excite longtime fans while they anxiously await next months installment.

Tony Donley handles the art and the work on display perfectly suits the epic little jaunt.  Characters look great as intricate panels offer detailed landscapes that are lush with the lifeblood of this continuing universe.  However, there are a couple scenes where characters just don’t look as good as they honestly should, which ultimately take a bit away from the reading experience.

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Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends #23 is by far an excellent read that will keep fans securely glued to their chairs until that reach that final page.  Recommended.

4/5

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