Review – Belle: Hearts & Minds

Another one-shot from Zenescope Entertainment. Belle: Hearts & Minds is out now.

Philadelphia is rich in history and home to many interesting people. One, none other than Anabelle “Belle” DiMarco, descends from a long line of beast hunters tasked with protecting our world from the creatures who stalk in the shadows.
As Belle takes in a seemingly peaceful night, she stumbles upon a problem of the witchcraft variety, which only seems to worsen as the night goes on. Meanwhile, across town, Gretel, a woman cursed for nearly three-hundred years with magical powers and the need to eradicate the blight of witches from our world, has her own magical issues to deal with.
Don’t miss this adrenaline-pumping crossover issue where beast hunter and witch hunter come together for the first time, and they might just find out they share a common enemy!

Writer: Dave Franchini
Artwork: Alessio Mariani

The beginning of this issue did a good bait and switch. I had thought this was going to be another ‘mob and monsters’ story, but instead we get something else. Belle gets to meet another member of the Grimm universe, but this time it doesn’t seem as friendly as before.

Of course, when you are dealing with witches, in the Grimm Universe, you are going to deal with Gretel. She has magic powers too, but the way she deals with witches is a little more brutal. Plus, there’s the eating-hearts thing.

This was a good issue, with a lot of action. Belle, with Mel at her side are a good team, and Gretel has more of a team too. I like the way that Belle is learning, and there are some good points made on both sides.
Of course there is someone else in the background, and that will lead up into something bigger – I don’t know if this is fro Belle or for Gretel (or both)

This was well paced, with some good art to complement all the fighting.

You can get Belle: Hearts & Minds from Zenescope Entertainment digitally on Amazon/ComiXology

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