Is there anything this mini-series can throw our way that makes this prequel absolutely necessary? Read on to find out.
The official description from Zenescope:
Johnny’s descent into madness begins! Death comes for Johnny Liddle! You’ve seen her true power in Zenescope’s NO TOMORROW… so prepare for the world of Wonderland to get even more terrifying as KERES, the goddess of death, lures Johnny and Adina to her castle. Will they escape Death’s clutches, or is their fate already written in stone?
None of us ever want to face our own darkness that dwells within each of us. Granted, our protagonist is destined to become a monster but that doesn’t stop this creative team from pulling at the heartstrings. The end result is a disturbingly empathetic journey that sees our primary players as people any audience member could consider to be worth rooting for.
Pat Shand and Raven Gregory dazzle in this latest entry fraught with terrors that will chill the soul. Their combined talents do wonders for a property that’s seen expansion in recent years, as yet another comic book proves that mining these depths is certainly something that makes some semblance of sense. The path we find Johnny on is destined to be his eventful ruin, but nonetheless, thanks the written word, I found myself hopelessly enamored with his plight. There were some elements that felt a bit forced, but trust me by the time the final page is turned their inclusion feels both necessary and competently handled.
The illustrations by Vincenzo Riccardi dance a fine line between beauty and madness, as a chaotic spirit guides his hand in a land that’s meant to ruin. I found his depictions of our primary characters to be more than passable, but it was his confidence with our future Mad Hatter that certainly sold his credibility. He was able to instill just enough darkness and hope to make him worthwhile without damaging his already foretold history.
Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass #3 is another more than engaging addition to a standout section of this shared universe. Highly recommended.