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Review: Grimm Fairy Tales #69
Starspawn From Zenescope Entertainment
The return of the darkness is in Grimm Fairy Tales #69 from Zenescope Entertainment.
Taking over after the death of her mother, Sela, Skye Mathers is the new Guardian of the Nexus. With the help of Shang, her mentor, and her friends at Arcane Acre, she is learning the extent of her new powers and trying to figure out her place in protecting the universe. Skye “Snow White” Mathers is home again, and is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. But the world has changed, a new evil is emerging, and Skye will find out firsthand that nothing at Arcane Acre can ever be the same.
STORY JOE BRUSHA, RALPH TEDESCO, DAVE FRANCHINI & DAVID WOHL WRITER DAVE FRANCHINI ARTWORK BABISU KOURTIS COLORS JORGE CORTES LETTERS TAYLOR ESPOSITO (OF GHOST GLYPH STUDIOS) EDITOR DAVE FRANCHINI PRODUCTION & DESIGN CHRISTOPHER COTE
This was a dark issue built well on the ongoing arc across the Grimm Universe. We get an unwelcome return from the previous issue and realise that there is much more going on than we expected - Shang too! There is some loss in this issue, but I wonder how permanent that will be, as the duo aren’t strictly dead but are in a bad place. I expect we will see their return at some point.
I liked the interaction between Malec and Baba Yaga in this issue - Baba Yaga’s role is interesting as it seems that she is resigned to her lot, but I wonder if this could change in the future.
The artwork continues on well with some excellent rough lines; these suit the style of the story well, as well as the location it is mainly set.
It all sets up the next part of this large arc, and I wonder what decisions will be made.