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Review - Belle: The Shape Of Fear
From Zenescope Entertainment
A new adventure for Belle this week, with Belle: The Shape Of Fear from Zenescope Entertainment.
Belle “Anabelle” DiMarco’s waking world is haunted by the beasts that she is sworn to hunt, but when something causes those same creatures to pervade her dreams, she begins to question her own sanity. Now, she must fight a battle that she can’t dream of winning –but with the help of an uneasy ally she may be able to wake from this nightmare!
Guest starring Sleeping Beauty!
Writer Dave Franchini Artwork Rodrigo Xavier
Colors Juan Manuel Rodriguez 1-30 Maxflan Araujo 31-32
Letters Taylor Esposito (Of Ghost Glyph Studios)
Editor Dave Franchini Production & Design Christopher Cote
This is an interesting adventure for Belle. You could say that the monsters she fights in this issue are in her own head, but it’s more than that! In this issue, she is taken into the Dreamscape and has to fight her nightmares and something else.
She’s not without help, though, as in this issue, she teams up with Sleeping Beauty, and the link with her in the real world is well played out. Sleeping Beauty has most of the story here, and Belle is more of the guest star. Admittedly, it’s due to Belle's previous adventure that she is dragged into this battle, but there is more to it than that. This works as something to bring Sleeping Beauty into the Grimm Universe and gives her a new foil to play off against. I’m sure we will get more of her later.
This issue builds on Belle and her internal thoughts - which are voiced out loud in the Dreamscape - as well as having a lot of action. It doesn’t build on Belle’s current adventures, but it is still enjoyable, with plenty of freaky action going on.