Grimm Tales of Terror #8 Review

Eight issues in, should this be a skip or purchase? Read on to find out.

The official description from Zenescope:

Black Eye

A lonely man picks up a young hitchhiker along the road. She turns out to be sweet and grateful for the ride. But what happens when a friendly ride turns into something else?

Grimm Tales of Terror 8_Variant CoverLet me just say that Grimm Tales of Terror has quickly become one of my favorite indie titles to follow. There’s something just inviting about a horror series with a bunch of one-shot stories that never, even for instant, wastes its time with petty explanation but instead pours on the thrills for all the eager fanboys and fangirls. The latest outing is another sturdy example that’s begging for a spot on your pull-list, but it actually earns it!

Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco work with script writer Steve Yockey to make a comic book that’s downright worthwhile. Keres continues to take her act around the world, this time to a truck stop. What plays out in this text is a simple enough yarn that begs the question of right versus wrong, in a street nightmare as old as the horror genre. The one thing that does disappoint is that the resolution felt abrupt, but upon my second read I couldn’t figure out what more literary meat the end could need besides some additional development for our doomed driver.

Black Eye” gets some complementary visuals by Eleonora Carlini. Each page is detailed just enough to yield renditions that never hinder or hamper the progression of the jaunt. And that right there is always a chief compliment for any illustrator, but the talent goes further by cementing renditions of characters that will easily haunt the mind. Add in the colors by Rosario Costanzo and the whole of this shock fest gets the right look.

Grimm Tales of Terror #8 proves that Zenescope Entertainment has another winner on their hands. The title is fun, thrilling, engaging and most importantly still a bit spooky. For all those reasons just wrapped up in a pleasing package this easily earns a recommendation.

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