Some thoughts on the digital comics out this week from Zenescope Entertainment – The Musketeers #3, Van Helsing Vs Robyn Hood #4 & Belle, Beast Hunter #3
Belle, Beast Hunter #3
The Grimm Universe is filled with heroes far and wide dealing with all kinds of threats, from vampires and werewolves to corrupt government organizations and ancient orders battling for control of the realms of power. But what lies in the deepest corners of our world could give the evilest creature nightmares. A threat since the beginning of time is rising, and only one person will be there to stop it from destroying everything. Introducing the newest ally in the war of monsters: Belle the Beast Hunter!
Another Beauty and the Beast pun straight off the bat as Belle gets some information from her savior! Not enough though and those questions are stalled as the vessel she is on is attacked. The attack itself is pretty well done, with some gruesome effects and some tight action scenes. The ending gives us more questions, but it looks as though things are finally clicking into place! This was a good mid-point story for the mini series!
Van Helsing Vs Robyn Hood #4
Robyn and Liesel learn that they’re each separately on the trail of a seedy crime boss who’s experimenting on humans while developing an extremely dangerous designer drug. But neither Robyn nor Liesel is prepared for what they’ll uncover as the two long-time friends find themselves face to face in an epic battle to the death!
The final part to this mini series, and everything gets wrapped up really well. Van Helsing is pretty clever at the beginning with Igor and I like the way she did it! Then it’s pretty much all action, with a unique idea to solve the vampire problem, and to get some measure of justice too.
I really liked the art in this issue, with a slightly different colouring effect.
The Musketeers #3
A group of super-powered beings calling themselves the Musketeers has emerged in Philadelphia. While their hearts may be in the right place, their methods are questionable— blurring the line between hero and villain— especially in the eyes of the police force, who would rather see them locked away for good!
The midway point of this mini series moves the plot forward quite well. There are some answers in this issue and everyone seems to be getting it together. Except the Musketeers, who seem to be breaking up.
There’s also a brief Skye cameo and what looks like a future set up of Shang too.
This series is really picking up for the home run!