Should fans grab this mini-series or ignore it? Read on to find out.
The official description from Zenescope:
Age of Darkness
Until recently, Cindy – A blood-thirsty sorority girl who has a supernatural prowess with a blade – worked as an assassin for the Horde… but when she botches an important mission, the Dark Queen gives Cindy a task that will redefine her life.
This is the story of Cinderella.
The time has come to explore another player’s life in this world full of realms. War rages on but the players that usually rear their head just don’t get enough time in the main event, so here’s a chance to explore one of the Horde‘s favorites. What we get is a protagonist set in her ways and in need of more then where she’s at.
Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco build the story for script writer Pat Shand who absolutely hits yet another #1 out of the park! Cindy has always been the bright little twisted interpretation of the old folk legend that’s been worth watching. Her reign in Grimm Fairy Tales informed an antagonist that’s over the top to be sure. But thanks to this title her psyche comes out in a text that makes use of its time as a sturdy vehicle for our villainess. The whole journey is expertly realized.
I have to hand it to Ryan Best, because the talent almost instantly caught my attention by being able to do what few artists can. He channeled the written word with ease, resulting in highly expressive players that carried quite a bit of the weight in regards to the plot. It’s a lot to take in, especially upon inspecting the sorrowful but hardened Hades. The last god seeks revenge for his family in a set of acts that click together when the colors by Renato Guerra get added to the mix.
Grimm Fairy Tales presents Cinderella: Age of Darkness #1 is the start of an extension with just enough spunk to earn a look and a dedicated following. There’s no doubt about the quality as this comes recommended.