Wonderland 33

A new terror rises in Wonderland, and it has already
succeeded in bringing out the madness within Violet. But with her daughter now
under the tutelage of Sela Mathers, a powerful ally, Calie returns to
Wonderland with her ties to Earth now severed, and another threat to deal
with.
The house is gone and with it, so many memories, both good
and bad.  Calie finally feels a small
sense of relief with one less thing to worry about, however something else is
at works in Wonderland.  Now Calie seeks
out the Antipathies, sensing that something is amiss with them and hoping to
quell any new evils that might seep out into Wonderland.  If she only knew of the plot underway at the
Rime and Reason Tavern.
The main qualm I have with this issue is that it assumes
you’ve read the latest issue of Grimm Fairy Tales before this one hit the
stands.  I mean, issue 37 was a story
about the Cheshire Cat and now all of a sudden Calie is on a quest to find
these Antipathies for reasons unknown.  Was
it a vision?  Did someone tell her to go
find them?  Nothing is really explained
and there wasn’t any indication of a need to make this trek in past issues, so
why?  I felt a little left out of the loop
until I finally figure out that something must have happened in the other
series that warranted her quest. 
Cross-overs are all well and good, but like many from the past, a little
re-canting of events from other involved series goes a long way.  While Calie was scaling the mountain with
Cheshire, she could have been commenting on why she was there in the first
place.  Let the readers catch up a bit
before throwing them into a new adventure. 
Aside from all of that, Manuel Preitano did a great job with the artwork
and kept everything looking smooth.  It’s
great to see the same artist working on an issue throughout for a change.

So, if you haven’t figured it out by now, go check out the latest issue of Grimm Fairy Tales before picking this one up. You’ll get a little more insight into the whole of the story and things will probably make a lot more sense. I definitely recommend grabbing this book for collection’s sake, but also as a good jumping on point for new readers. For more info on where to find this issue, visit the Zenescope website, or the Zenescope Facebook page.


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