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Grimm Tales of Terror No. 7 Vol 4: Polybius

Writer: Ralph Tedesco

Artist: J.G. Miranda

Letterer: Pablo Amelia

Publisher: Zenescope

Synopsis:  Donnie has had a life of success. After wrecking his car on an Oregon highway, Donnie finds himself in a convenience store not far from where he grew up.  In the store he meets a game he hasn’t played since 1983 and a return to the haunting memories that have followed him.

Review: Polybius is an urban legend that one of my children loves talking about. This is why it really caught my interest to read this take on  the story. This version really brought this legend to life in a morbid kind of way. Not only in the story itself, but in the detail of Donnie’s memories that surround the summer of 1983 and its aftermath...

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Grimm Tales of Terror – Vol 4 Issue 1

ISSUE 1: NEW TEACHER

From shocking twists on classic literature to brand new takes on modern day urban legends, this terror-filled series re-imagines the creepy stories you know and love for a new generation of readers.

After the arrival of a new teacher and student to their school, three teenagers find out that some urban legends are better left unexplored and could be deadlier than they could ever imagine.

The events of this issue tie directly into the upcoming feature film.

Writer

Joe Brusha

Artwork

Sean Hill

Babisu Kourtis (Pgs. 13-23)

Colors

Fran Gamboa with J.C. Ruiz

Valentina Cuomo (Pgs. 13-23)

Spoilers in Review

This overall comic feels disjointed from the story to the art.  The major gist of the story is easy to follow...

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Grimm Tales of Terror Vol 3 #5

Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Dave Franchini, Pat Shand, & Dan Wickline
Writer: Dan Wickline
Artist: Massimiliano Veltri
Colours: Fran Gamboa with JC Ruiz

As a group of Hollywood hopefuls films what they hope to be deal-maker film, things take a sudden turn for the worse, leading to a gripping tale that shows what can happen when an novice film team attempts to push the envelope and things go terribly wrong.

In the traditional style of many “tales of horror/terror” series, this story draws its inspiration from ubran legend. Initially, I didn’t think I was going to like the book, but after a few pages, it grew on me a little bit. Coming into the series on the fifth issue won’t prove to be a problem to a reader, as the tale works well enough as a standalone story...

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The Courier #1+2

In 2033 less than 1% of the population survived a devastating pandemic virus. Half of those who lived were immune while half of the survivors mutated into something disturbingly subhuman. Now decades later, the world has rebuilt in many ways but has become something else entirely. Strongholds of human survivors have been set up independently of one another across parts of what is formerly the United States. The rich live in highly guarded Utopias where technology and even an economy has been restored. However, the vast “wasteland” between strongholds is a very dangerous and unforgiving place where the poor are forced to live in areas where gangs, pirates and the mutated roam free...

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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...

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