Saturday, 2 August 2014
Grimm Tales of Terror
Grimm Tales of Terror (Zenoscope)
Ralph Tedesco (w) Antonio Bifulco (a)
Horror comics are in short supply in this day and age. A far cry from my youth when both DC and Marvel issued various titles with several short stories complete in each and every edition of such titles as House of Mystery, Tales of the Unexpected or Strange Tales and their like
There were also horror/mystery comics from a number of other publishers including here in the UK the Alan Class reprint titles, which although published in black and white certainly gave you a read for a shilling.
Horror comics still get published but are in very different formats, usually mini series or graphic novels. Short stories have gone the way of the dodo.
I mention these for a reason. Zenoscope is a small publisher who mainly publish rather shall we say male orientated versions of Fairy Tales. Once in a while they do attempt something different and this is one of them.
The first issue of Grimm Tales of Terror has one complete story. Tales We Tell is not a bad story but would have been better suited to being a "short" story rather than taking up the whole issue. A woman running from her husband. Demons and seeing things she shouldn't.
Doesn't end well.
Frankly a disappointing start but I have placed an advance order (as you have to for small press titles these days) and am more than prepared to give it a few more issues.
Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood when I read this.
And what's that I see in the corner of my eye........