Zenescope has returned to its’ stomping grounds with Grimm Tales of Terror, a newly released, ongoing monthly horror comic series. Inspired by Twilight Zone, Creepshow, and Tales from the Crypt, Zenescope, publisher of classic tales with horror and supernatural twists, already has my full attention.
Currently on its second issue, the Grimm Tales of Terror horror anthology was on my pulls list from day one. The above picture is one of the covers to the first issue. I pre-ordered that specific cover from my local comic shop, but for some reason it was not in my box. The book wasn’t even on the shelf. I was livid, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying a title from one of my favorite publishers. Although I prefer print format for my comic books, I went ahead and ordered it digitally from Comixology.
Written by Ralph Tedesco, the stories so far have given me the chills. Very Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt style. Great scripts with the perfect blend of horror and dark humor.
The amazingly terrifying art comes from the creative team of Antonia Bifulco (art) and Marco Lesko (colors). The gory and horrific creature panels are so beautiful, horror fans will become instant fiends.
Grimm Tales of Terror is a must-read for both horror comic readers, and horror fans in general. You will definitely be frightened and entertained at the same time.
As a lifelong horror fan, and a fan of the above three classic, horror anthology television shows since childhood, there is no doubt that I will become, and remain, a fan of Grimm Tales of Terror.
By the way, don’t let the covers fool you. If you don’t know by now, let me tell you. Zenescope is also known for its’ exotic covers. Scantily clad women. That is not what’s inside their comic books. You get exactly what you read in the descriptions and previews.
VERDICT (drum roll please)
I am giving this title what it deserves, 5/5 stars.