Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Wonderland
I was already a fan of Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales. But when I learned that Greg Horn was going to be a variant cover artist (pictured above) for issue #1, I immediately emailed the comic shop to request cover B.
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Wonderland is what happens after the Wonderland Trilogy (Return to Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Escape From Wonderland). Callie Liddle and her daughter, Violet try to live normal lives. They learn soon enough they can’t escape the realm of madness, and is on the run once again.
The series begins with the spirit of the Mad Hatter using a troubled teenage boy named Sammy to carry out his madness and evil schemes, including brainwashing an entire town and murder. In case you don’t already know, Mad Hatter’s name is Johnny and he is the brother of Callie.
Wonderland is full of chaos, madness, murder and betrayal.
The relationship between mother and daughter is breathtaking, as Callie gives her all into making sure Violet is safe. Violet wants to live a normal teenage life. Callie knows this is not safe and forbids Violet from doing most teenage activities. Living a life on the run is causing the relationship between Violet and her mother to deteriorate.
The series is a twisted fairy tale filled with horror, chaos, suspense and murder. The Mad Hatter, Queen of Spades, and the Queen of Hearts are just a few of the characters that Callie and Violet will encounter from the realm of madness.
The artwork is great, especially the covers. Zenescope is known for their explicit covers. But there’s nothing explicit about the stories. Just pure horror, chaos and madness. And I love every bit of if.
VERDICT (drum roll please)
If you like:
- fairy tales
- stories with a twist
then I highly recommend this series.