Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Asylum #3 Review

Do fans of the Liddle clan really need to pick up this volume and its latest rousing release? Read on to find out.

The official description from Zenescope:

Now captured by the Void, Violet is faced with a choice: Embrace their future together, or remain trapped in his asylum. However, a wrench is thrown into the Void’s plans as the Madder Hatter approaches them with intentions of killing Violet.

GFT Wonderland Asylum 3_CBThere’s terror and madness in every story that dares to step foot in this outlandish realm called Wonderland. And thanks to a very sturdy narrative path, that truth remains evident even as yet another mini-series reaches its midpoint. Complements to the creative team because minus a few misgivings this is yet another good comic book that deserves a spot in your collection.

Raven Gregory works with script writer Pat Shand to bring forth another entry of this engaging yarn. We’re seeing some solid strides in the ongoing arc as Violet Liddle, the Madder Hatter and the Void find their paths sown together in an orchestrated plot. It’s a road that’s headed for a confrontation but when this chapter ends it may leave you a bit unfulfilled. Right now the innate build up of something larger yields enjoyment, but the cliffhanger could have been stronger than it is.

The illustrative side of the equation is more than sufficient but there were moments that felt lackluster. The body of work done by both Tony Brescini and Elmer Cantada does indeed succeed in offering some sturdy details, but when it came to consistent facial expression there are gaps in quality. Thanks to the colors done by Fran Gamboa and J.C. Ruiz we still get a finalized rendition that fits the overall quality of the ongoing narrative. To sum up: there are off renditions but the bulk is passable, especially when it comes to the action oriented panels.

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Asylum #3 is an imperfect entry with a really good premise and script. It does contain some disappointing visuals but the positive outweighs the negative as Violet Liddle’s harrowing yarn earns a recommendation.

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