In the face of Violet’s resistance, the Void realizes his only hope for marriage is to trick her. But his success comes to a halt when the Madder Hatter shows up and goes on a murderous rampage. The Void quickly promises all Liddle members safety from Wonderland if Violet truly accepts him, to which she agrees. Their union opens a gateway between Wonderland and Earth, but just what does Lory plan to do with her new Wonderland subjects? The final issue of Wonderland: Asylum begins now.
The deed is done! Violet has “accepted” The Void (you know what I mean) and now the power of the Hatter is hers, which doesn’t end so well for the Madder Hatter. Violet can finally make a difference in Wonderland and start dispelling all of the evils that have corrupted this former place of dreams. However, that’s going to be easier said than done, especially when an unexpected “ally” shows up, flanked by a new set of Wonderland monstrosities. This newcomer to the party completely screws up The Void’s plans, which leaves him with very few options. Violet, on the other hand, couldn’t care less about either one of them and decides to take matters into her own hands and has that whole idea pretty much blow up in her face. Fortunately she’s able to make her way out of The Void’s stronghold before things got too hot to handle. Although, I thought she had this immense power now, so why is she making a narrow escape? It seems like these powers aren’t all that The Void made them out to be. Not a lot is really known about the abilities of the Hatter, except that it’s driven the previous wielders insane. So, now that Violet is in possession of these powers, she only has to keep herself in check, or else succumb to them like all of the rest. Only time will tell what fate awaits the newest Hatter.
Now we get to the good stuff, although the finale usually is the most action-packed part of a series, that doesn’t make it any less entertaining. Violet has the power now, and she isn’t taking crap from anyone. She’s no longer afraid of what lies within Wonderland because she’s now become a part of it and that means there’s no stopping her from putting an end to the horrors of this realm. This is what I really enjoyed about this issue, seeing Violet finally able to just really let loose. No fear or worry about the consequences, she’s what needs to be done and just goes for it. A good example is when the band of monsters show up after her and The Void had consummated. As The Void and the leader of the gruesome group bicker between themselves, Violet just conjures up a sword and sets to hacking off one of the creature’s arms. No hesitation whatsoever, she sees an enemy and they’re getting cut, or stabbed, or smashed, or anything that’s needed to get the job done. Violet is a force to be reckoned with now and with her newfound abilities, there isn’t much that can stop her. I found the overall issue to be a great piece of work. It had hot bedroom action, scandalous revelations, argumentative yelling and fire, all rolled up into one nice little package for your reading pleasure.
With Violet now in possession of the power of the Hatter, the only thing left to do is to find her mother and then start cleaning up the chaotic nightmare of Wonderland. It’s a big job, but it’s nothing Violet can’t handle, especially with all of these turn coats running around. So, head out to your nearest store and snag a copy of the final installment of Wonderland: Asylum, Pat would really appreciate it. For more info on where to find this issue, please visit the Zenescope website, or the Zenescope Facebook page.