This is it. A true milestone has arrived, but should you care what happens next? Read on to find out.
The official description from Zenescope:
The landmark issue of one of the hottest indie comics of the past decade has arrived!
It all began with Sela Mathers, the Guardian of the Nexus, a woman tasked with teaching misguided humans right from wrong. But Sela’s struggles, her ups and downs, and the effects of those she’s helped and those she’s lost to darkness will all culminate in this epic 100th issue! Sela will take on the biggest threat she’s ever faced as the Dark Queen looks to plunge the Grimm Universe into an Age of Darkness.
There’s no doubt in my mind that this issue is going to be well received by the dedicated audience that has kept up with this franchise. The creative team has crafted a fitting package that brings months of narrative build up to culmination. There’s no cheapening what’s happened as the birth of an Age of Darkness consumes all the characters across this shared space.
Anthony Spay works with script writers Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco to ring in this event. It perfectly maintains the trajectory of the Dark Queen‘s plot but manages to give enough room to touch the realms caught in her web. Sela and her remaining allies have no choice but to do what they do best in a confrontation that already feels finished before it even begins. And that right there is what makes the script striking, as we’re all given a hopeless situation that does what we all suspect could happen but never imagine that it actually will.
The illustrations done by Anthony Spay matches the tempo of the text without missing a literary beat. Each pencil stroke yields detailed panels carrying renditions of familiar players in complicated situations, but I have to say that the talent got my attention when the final page revealed the immediate aftermath of this endeavor. The colors by Ivan Nunes complement the sketches in the right way, ultimately making a finalized piece that simply sparks with engaging quality.
Grimm Fairy Tales #100 is here my fellow fanboys and fangirls, I imagine you know what that means: the realms will never be the same. But don’t worry it’s not depressing instead the results found within are interesting as a new day dawns. This comes highly recommended.