The penultimate issue is here, but is this mini-series turning out to be a pillar of perfection or a resounding disappointment? Read on to find out.
The official description from Zenescope:
Wonderland’s influence continues to reach across the realms and Alice finds herself pushed to the breaking point as her world and sanity continue to fall apart. But losing her mind is the very least of her fears as she comes to realize that it may be far too late to save her family from the grasp of Wonderland’s insanity.
In everyone’s life we realize that we don’t have a perfect family. There’s a moment where frustration bubbles to the surface as our parents transition from the visage we’ve created into the flawed creatures that they are. Which is exactly what’s happening here, except the Liddle family has a bit more insanity following them around.
Raven Gregory and Pat Shand pen this script and both of these authors should be commended for delivering something that’s both original and organic. They take all that we know and they play with it enough to give us something more than fans originally bargained for. In particular I found the dialogue to be gripping as human conversations led to inevitable confrontations, that were destined to begin the fracturing of this already bruised house hold. In short: the story is rock solid as it dances a very edgy line between what we know and the answers we don’t yet have.
The art by Gregbo Watson and Vincenzo Federici is fluid from the first page to the final panel. The line work is sturdy, consistent and detailed in a way that invites praise even in moments where some of the designs might seem a tad bit rushed. I found the entire display to be exactly what the doctor ordered since this journey required a lot of these talented illustrators, as they brought sheer madness to life with relative ease.
Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole #4 is a very compelling entry that rises above the veritable fray to deliver something that’s special. Highly recommended.