Wonderland: Asylum 4

Locked away with no one to turn to, Violet begins to believe that all hope really is lost, until a strange group of birds show up and provide her with a means to reach out to unknown ally.  The birds arrive too late however, and Violet is lead away to prepare for her pending nuptials.  Will help arrive before she ties the knot, or will she accept her place beside The Void and obtain the means to put an end to Wonderland?  Find out in the penultimate chapter of Wonderland: Asylum.

It’s the wedding of the century as Violet and The Void walk down the aisle.  Can’t really say it’s a mutual consensus, but that’s Wonderland for ya.  Now, I’m not sure if The Void is too cocky, or too lovestruck to see that this whole situation probably won’t end well for him.  I mean, Violet despises him and yet he’s willing to grant her an immense amount of power if she accepts him?  I don’t know, I feel like there’s a fine print to these powers that The Void isn’t telling her and that’s why he’s so willing to bestow them upon her.  What’s to stop Violet from turning on him after she gets them?  The power of the Mad Hatter has done a number on everyone else who’s obtained it, so what’s to say it won’t change her as well?  Sure enough, as The Void tricks Violet into marrying him, the Madder Hatter shows up with a trail of bodies in her wake.  Here is the prime example of the power gone wrong.  Once a proud police detective, now a psychopathic killer, the Madder Hatter will now stop at nothing to take out her rival for the hat.  She has followed Violet everywhere she’s gone and now the time has finally come to decide the rightful heir to the power.  Remember though, this is still Wonderland, so things aren’t ever as they seem.  As much as they’d like to think otherwise, The Void is still in control of the situation.

A few important things happened in this issue, most that are better left to be discussed in the next review, however there is one thing I’d like to touch upon for this book and that’s that the Keepers are the ones who brought about Wonderland, or more specifically The Void, in the first place.  From what I’ve seen in all of the other Zenescope series, it seems like the Keepers are pretty much the root of all of the problems, The Being and The Void are two prime examples.  And the best part is, the Keepers just don’t seem to care that much about what they’ve wrought.  These two immensely powerful entities have been left unchecked for years and it’s pretty much up to the ones that they’ve been terrorizing to put a stop to them.  Left alone in the world of Wonderland, The Void began to dream and create, at first making things simply out of the ordinary, but not all of his dreams had turned out so well and began mutating into the grotesque nightmares that have plagued the Liddle family their whole lives.  If only these Keepers had paid more attention to their creations, a lot of pain and suffering could have been avoided.  This isn’t something that I found truly enjoyable, in fact I’m finding myself feeling the same as the last issue, but I felt like it was important enough to say something.
The Void and Violet are now husband and wife and their witness couldn’t have objected more.  The Madder Hatter has Violet by the throat, but she may have lost this round before it even began.  This isn’t a true “Red Wedding”, but it’s just about as violent.  So, pick up your copy now while The Void still permits it.  For more info on where to find this issue, please visit the Zenescope website, or the Zenescope Facebook page.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions belong to the individual reviewer.

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