Published on November 6th, 2017 | by Kevin Given0
Review: Grimm Fairy Tales Dance of the Dead #2
This issue opens in the middle of an all-out battle! Mary Medina and her partner, Jasmine, are facing an army of zombies. They seem to be as much at odds with each other as they are with the undead. Jasmine would prefer to travel alone, but circumstances keep her with Mary. I really enjoyed the banter between Mary and Jasmine. They are forced to work together even though they don’t fully trust each other.
Anne Toole takes Joe Brusha’s story to a whole new level. Since the protagonists are both female, a woman’s touch is just what’s needed to bring this story together. Jasmine laments about a man from her past, Gruel, and it turns out she was his prisoner and had to get away. As they journey they find more protagonists on the way and must deal with several threats. A good issue that takes us to the next level. Very entertaining.
Enn and Immanuel Braga treat us to some visual delights as the art just keeps improving with each issue. The fight scenes are well rendered, and the use of angels is appropriate to leading us towards a rousing conclusion. I loved how the pages turned to an almost sepia as our heroes approached the volcano. Kudos to the colorists for having a sharp, creative eye. It’s great stuff!
I’m really enjoying this tale and the creative team is bringing us some useful information with this issue and it’s use of flashbacks works in the context of the story as we discover something new about our protagonists. The final pages give us a new twist as they may be running straight into a trap. To be continued. *** (7.8 rating.)
Grimm Fairy Tales Dance of the Dead #2
Writer – Joe Brusha, Anne Toole
Art – Enn, Immanuel Braga
Colors – Edwin Zaldivar, Ceci De La Cruz
Letters – Kurt Hathaway
Publisher – Zenescope Entertainment
Publication date – November 2017