From Zenescope Entertainment this week, we have the beginnings of something new in Grimm Fairy Tales #52.
Taking over after the death of her mother, Sela, Skye Mathers is the new Guardian of the Nexus. With the help of Shang, her mentor, and her friends at Arcane Acre, she is learning the extent of her new powers and trying to figure out her place in protecting the universe. Now, a new threat has risen, The Dark Princess, a tyrant that has broken free from a crumbling universe not much different than ours. Along with her generals, The Swarm, her eyes are set on tightening her grip on her newfound home. Nothing that lies in their path is safe, and Skye is set to take on her biggest threat yet as she finds out that what she thinks she knows about our world pales in comparison to the horrors that lie outside of it.Writer: Dave Franchini
Artwork: Babisu Kourtis
After the quest for Shang, it looks like it is Skye who is now lost somewhere else.
That’s not to say that Shang doesn’t feature here, he does, with him saving the day from something in Wonderland. It’s still unknown if it is ‘our’ Wonderland, or somewhere else. Less of that now though, because somewhere else is where Skye finds herself – arrested by robots and put in a cell.
It doesn’t take long to meet some familiar faces. Familiar yes, but not the ones we know, and this makes things a little more interesting for the story. I like the way we are taught early on, that we shouldn’t trust what we know, and what we think we know about our versions. This is a different world.
I like the new world here, with some new aspects and problems for Skye. This was a good introduction, with some new settings and a reveal at the end. The art has a good time showing this new world.
You can Grimm Fairy Tales #52 from Zenescope Entertainment from your local comic book shop, or digitally.