Published on January 26th, 2015 | by Richard Boom
Preview: The Little Mermaid #1
Grimm Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid (releasing 2/25) features the creative team of writer Meredith Finch (Wonder Woman, Grimm Tales of Terror, Tales from Oz), artist Miguel Mendonca (Warlord of OZ, Tales from OZ, OZ), and colorist Ivan Nunes (Grimm Fairy Tales, Game of Thrones, Green Hornet). Cover artists include David Finch, Ed Benes, Jason Metcalf, Mirka Andolfo, and Mike Krome.
Having first appeared in Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends, Zenescope’s Little Mermaid, Erica, embarks on a brand new journey.
How does Zenescope’s Little Mermaid stand out from other retellings?
Miguel Mendonca : “For the Little Mermaid, my first contact was with the cartoon series, I clearly remember watching it every Saturday morning as a kid. I do try to include elements from that on the boards, part of it comes naturally, but I also think it’s important that people can recognize something from the characters that they already knew. Of course, I always try to give it my personal touch, and that in itself I’m hoping stands out.”
Meredith Finch: “I am really looking forward to exploring Zenescope’s version of The Little Mermaid. We are going to explore the history of the character from a new perspective and the impact of past rivalries on her present. “
Ok, let’s get right down to it – what is this story about? What can we expect? Just tell us the whole story!
Ivan Nunes: I would say…sirens in general. They are memorable because they are mythological creatures that unite the two extremes. On the one side all the beauty and sensuality, and the other a monster without the slightest compassion as they hunt their prey.
Miguel Mendonca: Since…Meredith Finch is writing it, right from the beginning you understand this is not your regular Little Mermaid story.
Meredith Finch: “This is a story that really gives the reader a lot of insight into who Zenescope’s Little Mermaid is, including her parentage and we get to explore, in a new way, the idea of mermaid/human interaction and attraction. The ultimate outcome is something very different from what readers have come to expect, given the well-known … version(s). In addition to some great artwork, fans can look forward to seeing some old favorites like the Sea Witch stirring up the proverbial pot and we are also integrating this story more into the Zenescope universe.
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First issue in stores on 2/25/15!