Grimm Fairy Tales presents Zombies: The Cursed #2 Review

Do we really need this mini-series to exist, or is it just an excuse to milk fans of their hard earned cash?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Zenescope:

Every night, when the sun goes down… their skeletal hands emerge from the ground, clawing free from their coffins. More and more zombies are rising across the Earth, and the only man capable of putting them back in their coffins has given up his duty. Can Elijah overcome his horrific past before the world is consumed by the risen dead? The horror saga that spans centuries continues!

In this penultimate issue we get more back story on one of the primary heroes currently embroiled in the conflict that’s holding this shared universe at bay.  To the creative team’s credit there’s plenty to love here and trust me when I say this is one side story that’s worth a look, especially as it delivers some great moments that are chock-full of character development.

As I opened this comic book I was instantly impressed with the level of quality instilled by the writer, Troy Brownfield.  From beginning to end the scribe works up a worthwhile jaunt that easily connects the dots of a time traveling quest while simultaneously letting loose on some personal notes, as we follow Elijah on his continuous journey to overcome the skeletons in his own closet.  By the cliffhanger the author easily builds a narrative path that’s befitting but there’s also an inescapable feeling that some of the key elements within are being rushed along.

The art by Oscar Celestini is a bit jagged and most certainly detailed.  The inescapable renaissance of his style crafts a believable world that fits within the horror and fantastical tropes of the Grimm Fairy Tales line-up.  Despite some backgrounds that seem just a tad bit underutilized, the talent finds the heart of the characters as he delivers something that should make any fan smile.  In short: there’s plenty of visual eye candy here.

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Zombies: The Cursed #2 is another excellent extension of a pulse pounding event.  Recommended.


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