Writer: Ben Meares
Artwork: Jason Muhr
Colors: Marco Lesko
Letters: Pablo Amelia
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Synopsis: Cautionary tale meets twisted horror in this modern urban legend tale that begins with four friends — Richie, Ginny, Alexis, and Adam — traveling through Texas on their way to California for what is supposed to be a Spring Break. When they stop to get gas they are told about another way to get to their destination by traveling down Route 66, as well as the Tale of the Phantom Toll Booth that leads travelers onto the road to Hell.
Review: If you enjoy dark horror movies that leave you overthinking the details, Grimm Tales is the one for you. The artwork is dark and rigid, which adds well to the darkness of the story. While urban legends are an interest I have always had and a Route 66 makes the possibility of the story that much more appealing, the harsh language and violence were painful to read. While they hit emotionally and made me uncomfortable, this also means the writing of the storyline was well done. After all, this isn’t your average comic. While this is not my usual cup of tea, it deserves a fair rating for making me emotionally uncomfortable, horrified, and uneasy whenever I think about this particular story.
I give Grimm Tales of Terror 4 Stars.
For more information, you can find Grim Tales of Terror Vol. 4, No. 3 at Comixology .
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.