Does the arc end well? Or does the creative team disappoint? Read on to find out.
The official description from Zenescope:
The finale of RENAISSANCE
The Surgeon, a broken man corrupted by the wickedness of Wonderland, makes his final stand against Earth. Tasked with bringing him down, Calie once again will straddle the line between Wonderland and Earth… madness and sanity. When all is said and done, will the White Queen fall to an insanity that could never be quelled?
When it comes to the Grimm Fairy Tales universe horror is without a doubt their bread and butter. When Wonderland comes into play the madness therein gives us so much awesomeness it’s hard to ignore. And the latest talents behind it give up plenty of material that’s worth smiling about, at least for now.
Erica J. Heflin pens the text and the latest release proves, in my mind, that the author has a firm grasp on the now familiar cast of characters. Each page and bit of dialogue flows with forward momentum as the White Queen faces off against The Surgeon. The plot itself is simple to follow while the author leaves plenty of room for future issues, but in the moment certain tidbits felt far too corny. The written word is contained as the whole yarn feels very safe and not nearly as daring as fanboys and fangirls have come to expect, still it’s enjoyable to read through.
The text gains further support with consistent pencil strokes from Vincenzo Riccardi. Each page understands its purpose as the current head of the Liddle family continues to travel in a world that once tormented her, in a role quite different then the one she’s known. And when the colors by Ben Sawyer enter the fray there’s no doubt that this is exactly the caliber display that this monthly deserves.
Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland #30 is a fine example of storytelling. In the end the confrontation came off rushed but the team used the remaining room to set up some interest. And that ending caught my eye as this one comes recommended.