Another large-sized story this quarter from Zenescope Entertainment. This time its Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends Quarterly: Dark Princess.
For centuries evil forces have sought to take control of the realms of power and thus rule the nexus that connects them—Earth. The Dark One and his Horde, The Order of Tarot, and Merlin and his evil Knights have all been defeated by the Earth’s Guardian, heroes, and the Realm Knights who protect Neverland, Oz, Wonderland, and Myst. But from the ashes of those sects rises a new threat, one that is more deadly than all of them combined! The Dark Princess has come to the realms of power, and unlike those who came before her, she will not fail.Writer: Joe Brusha
Artwork: Julius Abrera
Another large-sized story, which allows the creators to tell a slower story. I don’t think that happens here. Instead, we get a faster paced with more fast-paced story in it over 70 pages.
Nevertheless, it adds something new on the burner for the realms and the stories in the Grimm Fairy Tales universe.
There seems to be a lot to juggle, but this one has links to Van Helsing and some parallel universe hoping. It makes sense in some way and I like the twist on that tale.
We also get a better look at the Realm Knights of Myst and the Guardians. Usually they are only glimpsed, but this looks to be a full-scale problem for those on the good side.
The Dark Horde is back and not in a good way. I do wonder what Cindy will have to say about all of this, she must be out there too – after her Christmas -themed special.
This had a fair amount of action too – and a significant amount of ups and downs for all involved. I think that if this were a shorter comic, it may have finished earlier to tease, but this larger size allows more.
The art continues on well, with some excellent battle scenes and violence. I like the colouring and styles of the magic too. This looks to be something that needs to be picked up to be in on the ground floor.