Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Clash of Queens #5 Review

Do we really need another comic book set in this land of madness? Read on to find out.

The official description from Zenescope:

The Queen of Hearts has the Ebony Blade… and that does not sit well with Spades, Diamonds, and Clubs. The three armies converge on Hearts’ castle, but will they destroy one another before conquering Hearts’ army? Whoever is left standing will control all of Wonderland!

GFT Clash of Queens 5_Variant CoverI’m going to be completely honest when I say: I hate when comic books are this good. It seriously ruins my day because I find myself re-reading the same issue quite a few times before I’ve finally absorbed and accepted how awesome it turned out to be. So kudos to the creative team, because this release did just that as I eagerly flipped through its pages several times over.

Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco work with script writer Troy Brownfield to make this outstanding entry a reality. The script is quick and to the point as it does exactly what it needs to while clearing the stage for what comes next in Wonderland. The Queens are bound for a clash with Hearts at the center and the Trickster pulling their strings. There’s a major occurrence before the book wraps up but rest assured that’s not why this outing remains fantastic. More so it embodies smart execution in ways that excel interactions and advance the might of the written word.

The illustrations done by Manuel Preitano fit the confines of the text. From the first page to the final panel there’s a lot to pleased with, as the renditions flow with what fans have come to expect. This talent gets to craft a stunning conclusion but when you add in the colors by Ben Sawyer the quality is undeniable. The franchise as a whole is more worthwhile courtesy of this jaunt as it completes the proverbial picture.

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Clash of Queens #5 is not perfect, but in my mind it candidly represents everything that a title like this could be. It effortlessly earns the right to be a must own.

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