Steampunk: Alice in Wonderland #1

The Wonderland ongoing series may have ended but that isn’t the end of Alice. An alternate dimension is emerging in the Grimm Universe – and what better place to explore it could there be than by going through the looking glass? This new Alice in Wonderland tale expands on the story that began in the Grimm Fairy Tales Steampunk Mini-series.

I’m not huge into it, but I do like some good old steampunk treatment of things. Now, Alice in Wonderland I have loved since I was a kid. So, combining them into issue one of Steampunk: Alice in Wonderland sounds cool to me.

Like her father, Alice is an avid inventor, much to her socialite mother’s chagrin. A portal is suddenly opened when she tosses an invention, transporting her to this new Wonderland. Alice comes across other well known characters like the Rabbit, Cheshire, and namely the Hatter. It just so happens that the Hatter is also quite the tinkerer. The two begin work on tools to fight the evil Queen, and eventually face off against her. Ironically, the Queen is beheaded, and later on new adventures in possible other worlds start.

As you would expect, the most interesting part of the artwork was the new designs. Alice was pretty much the same, but the previously mentioned characters otherwise certainly not. All of this was contained within good pencil and color work, so hopefully it maintains at least this quality.

While I did like that it happened, the Queen’s demise at the end came too soon in my opinion. I know we want to move onto these other places Alice may be going, but that felt anticlimactic. My love for Alice has me just interested enough to possibly keep going down the rabbit hole though, we’ll see.


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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.

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