Grimm Tales of Terror 5

A secret waits in the attic of an old home, and a
twelve-year-old is both intrigued and terrified of what he might find if he
goes upstairs.

This issue on the plight of an attention starved child,
living with his waspish parents.  The
cliché elongated dinner table is present and located in a large open dining
room, all classic elements of the cold, uncaring family.  However, the boy isn’t a spoiled brat or
anything, quite the opposite actually. 
All he wants is someone to pay attention to him, so he turns to a toy
cowboy for solace.  But because this is
called Grimm Tales of Terror and not “Happy Ending Stories” things take a turn
for the worse. 

Not a lot can really be commented on in this issue, lest I
give away the ending and then what would be the point?  What I can say is that the story wasn’t too
bad, but I felt that this has been the weakest in the series so far.  Because they were trying to fit a story
within a story, which worked for some past issues, it felt rushed and it was
over before you could really get a grasp for what the characters were trying to
convey.  The climax itself skipped over
some important details, so it just wasn’t as impactful as Meredith Finch had
intended.  I mean, I read it feeling more
confused and annoyed than shocked (in fact, I’m still not sure I even got what
it meant).  If you have to extend the
story by a page or two in order to fill in those extra tidbits then by all
means, sacrifice a few of those ads, the reader will be much better off for
it.  Aside from all of that, the story
was a decent read.  If you’ve liked the
series so far, at the very least snag this one to fill in the gap between 4 and

With this latest iteration into the Grimm Tales of Terror
series, it tried to do too much at once and in turn fell short of a good
story.  Joel Ojeda did a great job with
the linework, so the book has that going for it.  If you’re a newcomer to the series, I would
recommend grabbing one of the previous issues before grabbing this one.  They will definitely provide a much better
view of the series than this issue will. 
Here’s hoping the next issue will help the series step up its game.  For more info on where to find this issue,
visit the Zenescope website, or the Zenescope Facebook page.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this comic for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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