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Grimm Fairy Tales: Genesis: Heroes Reborn

One issue…five action packed stories…no ads!  With 30 pages of action spotlighting the best known characters from the Grimm Universe, this is a great intro to the most popular Zenescope titles and characters. A great jumping on point for new readers, and a super value for current fans.

Zenescope’s obsession with flesh-baring, fairytale-inspired heroines is naturally polarizing: you can view these fighting femmes as either badass take-charge types that modern comics needs, or exploitative Barbie dolls used to move product. This reviewer holds the latter opinion. Not that I’m necessarily against flesh-baring, badass heroines per se; but in Zenescope’s clumsy mitts, the whole thing comes off as insulting. You are male, Zenescope intones. Our comic has boobs...

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E.V.I.L. Heroes #2

The world as we know it is gone. There are no more countries. No more governments. There are no more people…only slaves. The new Gods of mankind have come and they rule with an iron hand.  But deep in a secret base beneath the Nevada desert man’s last hope.

E.V.I.L. Heroes continues its campy take one what a real superhero-dominated world would be like. The characters are stock, the art is a bit sloppy, but who cares? It’s big dumb fun. The moon gets destroyed. Donald Trump bows to anti-Superman. And DC’s frontrunners get a big ole stick in their collective eye.

My only hope is that the creators of EH don’t drag it out too long – stop when you’re ahead, guys. End it with a world-shattering bang, and then let the pieces float off into space...

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Grimm Fairy Tales: Van Helsing vs Frankenstein #2

Liesel Van Helsing faces the devastating results of her last hunt… and now, she must stand up against a foe more horrific that she could’ve ever imagined. With her back against the wall and no one to help her, Helsing must use her wits if she wishes to survive her first encounter with Frankenstein!

VHVF is a slice of gory fun. The art is excellent, the story fast-paced and pretty much everything you’d need from a comic about hunting monsters. There’s even a bit of pathos, for you emotional human types. The creators of this little gem don’t waste too much time; each issue begins and ends with a fight, with a little bit of buildup in the middle. That’s what we want! Feed your public, Zenescope! We crave that sweet, gooey, slightly fish-smelling monster blood.

Final Verdict: 4 out of...

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Grimm Fairy Tales Apocalypse #1

The casts of Zenescope’s flagship series – Grimm Fairy Tales, Robyn Hood, and Hellchild – unite for an event to end all comic book events… the apocalypse. One year ago, Robyn Hood and Marian Quin united to imprison the Four Horsemen underneath New York City, preventing the apocalypse. Now, faced with the return of these unstoppable, immortal demons, Robyn had a choice: sacrifice the world… or her soul.

Oh, the apocalypse. Whether it be biblical, or nuclear wars, or any number of creatures from the darkest corners of the universe, we’ve faced it many times. Most times we’ve even managed to avoid it. In the first issue of Grimm Fairy Tales Apocalypse, it’s a pretty familiar threat that brings on the end of the world, but will we be able to stop it?

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Grimm Tales of Terror Vol 2 #11

It is ingrained in our minds to be wary of strangers. Travelers often tell tales of hitchhikers with sinister intentions. In this spin on a classic urban legend, a hitchhiker in desperate need of a ride may find himself in for more than he bargained for in this twisted tale from Zenescope Entertainment.

Wait, we’re supposed to be wary of strangers? You mean I shouldn’t be running towards the van for free candy? I supposed I also shouldn’t be picking up random people on the road. Is that why hitchhiking is illegal? Or is it because of things that happen like we see in Grimm Tales of Terror Vol 2 #11.

This latest Grimm horror introduces us to a traveling salesman, who after seeing someone in the road ends up crashing. On Route 66 of course...

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