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Review: Grimm Fairy Tales #77
Out now from Zenescope Entertainment
Out in print and digitally, this new/old arc begins/continues from Zenescope Entertainment - this is Grimm Fairy Tales #77.
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Sela Mathers is back on a mission to Neverland but what she finds there is anything but a friendly welcome. Back on Earth, Skye has begun to unravel a mystery that leads her to believe that the threat of Cthulhu is not over.
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
Following the big arc of the last few issues - and spinoffs - I did wonder if we were done with all that. We had a newer status quo and some different adventures promised. No, we are still investigating that world, and there seem to be some major issues stemming from that storyline. There is the danger that some long-term readers, or newer readers, may be slightly turned off by these stories. The deep lore that has been built inside it all can be a little overwhelming.
Even so, this was an enjoyable issue. Split into three distinct parts, there are the Three Musketeers at Unseen Acre. And they are still feeling their way around. Not only is their relationship issue but there appears to be something left over from their adventures in other realms. It remains to be seen if this cute (ish?) addition to the story will be a mascot, a solution or a long-term problem.
We also get the split stories of Skye and her estranged mother, Sela. Skye seems to have more of an outer-body moment, with some deep and meaningful aspects happening within this part of the story. It’s all quite deep, and there are some big moments in the story which lays out the threat to the universe as a whole.
Sela is having more of an action moment, with an attack by a former friend - under control from an unknown enemy in Mist. I liked how this played out. Sela is still finding her way and remembering a lot, so there is a part of her which is unsure of herself.
The artwork and lines were interesting and rough, with some excellent colouring and lettering going on here. I liked how dynamic the artwork felt, especially in the action scenes, and there was a lot to do and take in in this issue.
We shall see where this all leads us…