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Reviews - Grimm Fairy Tales & Robyn Hood: Spawn Of Nyarlathotep
From Zenescope Entertainment
New this week from Zenescope Entertainment are two new comics this week. Grimm Fairy Tales #72 and Robyn Hood: Spawn Of Nyarlathotep.
Grimm Fairy Tales #72
The Star Spawn invasion has begun, and the might of Skye Mathers, along with the rest of Arcane Acre and MYSTERE-ORACLE OF THE DEAD, are the only things that stand between our world and complete annihilation– but will they be enough?
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
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Building on the ongoing story and after the introduction of Mystere to the story, we move things along.
This story starts off well with an interesting beginning, as Skye and Mystere are in trouble - being attacked by a StarSpawn and its mind-controlled minions. From there, we get a recent flashback telling us how we got to this position.
The story works well by looking at Mystere’s recent run-in with the StarSpawn in her one-shot last week.
Meanwhile, two of the musketeers are trying to escape the void, and there are some interesting meetings here - I wonder how this will link into the main story?
The ending adds some more to the larger arc and possible leads us to the next story out this week.
This issue has some good action and different scenes, I like the way it was told and has some excellent scenes and movement around the different aspects to the story.
Robyn Hood: Spawn Of Nyarlathotep
New Yorkers keep disappearing...and the pile of human bones in the sewers below the city keeps growing. Robyn means to put an end to the killings but to do that she’ll have to defeat an ancient evil who’s power she can barely comprehend. Guest starring Ghosthawk!
Writer Joe Brusha Artwork Alessio Mariani
Colors Juan Manuel Rodriguez
Letters Taylor Esposito (Of Ghost Glyph Studios)
Editor David Wohl Production & Design Christopher Cote
Running off Robyn’s previous adventure in the city - dealing with missing people. I like how this runs on from that and leads into the larger story happening across the Grimm Universe.
This had a nice flashback to Robyn’s youth, and this acts twofold for the story. It adds some nice backstory for Robyn, which either builds on what we know for older readers or something of a setup for newer readers.
There is also some interesting interference for Robyn, which wasn’t as dramatic as I thought it would be, but it does make an interesting point for the story, and I wonder if this will have an impact later on or if it will be something held onto for later.
Ghosthawk, while a newer character, does have a small part to play here, but it is minimal - making some interesting comments at the end and squaring the circle from the ending of Grimm Fairy Tales above.
This was a good action issue, with Robyn showing what she is truly capable of and how she can be a good asset to the larger story. I liked the art, as it played well in the larger story, and the darker aspects fit in well. There is some well-shown action and good magic being used.