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Grimm Fairy Tales Vol. 1 (Grimm Fairy Tales #1)

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,101 Ratings  ·  93 Reviews
For over two hundred years the powerful stories of the Brothers Grimm have enchanted millions around the world, but there has never been an adaptation as intriguing or provocative as this. Grimm Fairy Tales Volume 1 explores a much darker side of the infamous fables you heard as a child as these classic tales are retold and re-imagined with a terrifying twist you'll simply ...more
Paperback, 167 pages
Published March 15th 2008 by Zenescope Entertainment (first published September 9th 2006)
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Wendy
Grimm Fairy Tales is a great example of "don't judge a book by its cover" even when the covers of these graphic novels make such an effort to ensure that you judge them. Scantily clad fairy tale ladies adorn each cover, posed provocatively, trapped in precarious situations, tormented by evils. How good could this comic really be? Based on these covers alone, I figured I was in for a laugh in reading this. I was pleasantly surprised to find just how deceptive the covers are.

Each story starts in
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Gabriel Fequiere
Jun 01, 2012 Gabriel Fequiere rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I have to say that I really and truly enjoy Zenescope's series Grimm Fairy Tales and and all the various spinoffs (Neverland, Piper, etc). Unless something major happens I will continue to follow this series. My one and only gripe with it is the unnecessary and gratuitous sexuality and objectification of women within the pages. It truly has no place within the story. Now I am by no means a prude but they don't even try to give it purpose. They are no better than the creators over at the bigger p ...more
Jamie
An interesting blend of the Classic tales, with some even nastier twists then the Grimm brothers gave. Toss in a bit of modern times and you get this compilation.
Every tale starts in a more present, modern day, with a flashback to one of the fairy tales, either through a book or story being told. Each tale imparts a lesson to the reader/listener in how it relates to them. I liked the touch of relevance.

The woman who shares the stories/book is the real enigma. Who she is and why she is sharing
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K
Jul 07, 2015 K rated it it was ok
2 zvezdice jer se Volume 1 sastoji samo od 6 brojeva i za sad mi nista nije jasno. iskreno se nadam da se u narednih 94 brojeva stvari razjasnjavaju i da ce se actually nesto konkretno desiti. Toliko o ovome.
Keya
Jul 15, 2012 Keya rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics, owned
Meh I read a few borderline bad comics just for the art and/or T&A but this is bad pretty much on all fronts. I was hoping for something similar to Fables except sexy, but instead I got nothing close to Fables storywise and a bunch of mediocre to bad art. For a boob comic there wasn't much to see. Which since this is all the book had going for it, means it was a pretty terrible experience. The fairy tale parts were ok, sometimes. Hansel and Gretel and the Robber Bridegroom both had some fun ...more
Jen
Nov 09, 2008 Jen rated it really liked it
A graphic novel that retells classic fairy tales with modern, dark, sexy twists? The only way this could have been written more for me is if they had actually dedicated the book to me and sent me copies directly. I really like this series and am curious to see where it's going.
Ashley
Aug 01, 2016 Ashley rated it liked it
Not as good as my favorite Fables but I still want to continue the series!!!
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Jan 26, 2011 EZRead eBookstore rated it liked it
Shelves: amelia-reviews
The child in me, who fell in-love with prince charming, wants to be offended by this improper version of Grimm’s fairy tales; however, I grudgingly admit that the adult in me is drawn to the originality and cannot help but find humor in alterations like Hansel being eaten alive, and intrigue at the sight of murdering sisters in the Robber Bridegroom (have I spoiled anything?).

It is not always easy to relate to older stories, like fairy tales. Sometimes, the morals (if there are any) can simply b
...more
Dimitris
Oct 07, 2015 Dimitris rated it liked it
Well.. it was fun to read. Re-tellings of known fairy tales with a twist.

I liked the stories, it was a nice read nothing too good and nothing too bad, although I gotta say the artwork sometimes was... not good.

Assymetry was having a party inside. Couple of stories were ok, but some were making me cringe and wonder if the artists weren't seeing like, the obvious.

But overall made me wanna read the second volume too, so that's good I guess.
Thom Swennes
May 12, 2016 Thom Swennes rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free-e-book
Illustrated books have never been my forte. As a teenager and earlier, when all my friends were crazy about comic books, I was busy looking for purely lettered books to take me into other worlds. I have always found that the illustrations detract from the text and I have trouble combining the two. This book, however, is one I couldn’t refuse. It has everything going for it; short, colorful, slightly erotic, and FREE. Being a lover of literature in all its forms, I couldn’t pass up this unique op ...more
Russell Wilcox
I would never have read this book if not for Scribd.com. I no longer buy comics based solely on how sexy the women look (I don't really recall ever choosing a comic based on that criteria, but I did use to read Areala(?) Warrior Nun). I constantly see these on the shelves at my local comic shop and have passed them by with a superior judgmental snort and moved on to what I consider the better comic books.
Having said this, I really, really enjoyed this first volume and I plan on reading the serie
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Sam
Mar 21, 2014 Sam rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
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Eric
Feb 16, 2014 Eric rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
An interesting start. Modern takes on the classic Grimm fairy tales, but emphasizing the more sinister sides to the stories. And, while I'm not going to complain about a bit of cleavage here and there, the sheer amount of it gets a bit distracting and detracts a bit. We'll see how that side of things progresses over time.
Tia East-lake
Sep 27, 2014 Tia East-lake rated it really liked it
I love it! Read the whole thing in a few hours. I highly recommend it!
Marina Anik
I always had a great interest in the original versions of fairy tales.
Or better to say- in the more original versions of fairy tales. As there is countless versions, all a mirror of their own time.
And countless fairytales.
This comic adaption has basically been made for me. I enjoyed it immensely.
Every story has its own connection to every- day life and problems. And every fairytale is told in a wonderfully gruesome and human way.
Which is underlined by the various artists interpretation of t
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Eli
Mar 20, 2016 Eli rated it liked it
I'm glad Zenescope changed the direction for the Grimm titles. The earlier books are kinda stupid.
Vikas Khair
Mar 08, 2014 Vikas Khair rated it really liked it
This is a retelling of Grimm's Fairy Tales in a Graphic novel format. Just its more gritty and more overtly sexualized. Every story starts in modern time and then goes to the actual story. following fairy tales are covered in Vol. 1.

Red Riding Hood
Cinderella
Hansel & Gretel
Rumplestiltskin
Sleeping Beauty
Robber Bridegroom

Nice reading the stories finally I have read the individual stories or seen the movies but its for the first time that I would be reading the full stories. May be later I would
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Katia
Feb 27, 2016 Katia rated it liked it
Shelves: comics-manga
Pani Doktor prowadząca fakultet o baśniach i ich współczesnych adaptacjach uznała serię GFT za lepszą od Fables, więc mimo początkowego sceptycyzmu, postanowiłam w końcu sięgnąć po tę serię. Trudno mi się z nią zgodzić, choć myślę, że rozumiem podstawy takiej opinii.

"Nie oceniaj książki po okładce", mówi się. Można by śmiało dodać: "a komiksu po grafice". Jestem estetką, lubię cieszyć oczy ładnymi grafikami i jest to często pierwsze kryterium jakim kieruję się przy wyborze komiksów, jeżeli niewi
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Stanley
Nov 08, 2014 Stanley rated it really liked it
The book that really launched the Zenescope Entertainment brand, leading to hundreds and hundreds of books from the main Grimm Fairy Tales series to Wonderland to Oz to Robyn Hood and many others.

Here, we get six full stories with a small seventh giving a tease as to how our main character, Sela, received her power, the book of Fables.

All of the stories here come in two parts, the first is an intro and outro taking place in the "real world" where we see a kid or kids who are in need of a lesson
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Angie
Apr 01, 2013 Angie rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Synopsis: "For over two hundred years the powerful stories of the Brothers Grimm have enchanted millions around the world, but there has never been an adaptation as intriguing or provocative as this. Grimm Fairy Tales Volume 1 explores a much darker side of the infamous fables you heard as a child as these classic tales are retold and re-imagined with a terrifying twist you'll simply love as an adult. Red Riding Hood is forced to confront the insatiable hunger of a terrifying beast; Cinderella s ...more
David
This volume is a compilation of a comic series that put a dark twist to Grimm's fairy tales - you know, the ones you read as a kid (or not, I suppose). The twists typically involve horror, gore, or just plain dark.

There are six comics in this volume, bound together loosely with an overarching plot. The thing I couldn't get around is the modern-day tie-ins that wraps each fairy tale. Not quite sure why it needs to be there yet. Hoping the subsequent volume will shed some light or I'd probably giv
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J.
Mar 18, 2013 J. rated it it was ok
When I saw the covers of these comics, I pretty much dismissed the series altogether. But someone told me there was more to them: that they were modern, satirical, psychologically interesting retellings of fairy tales. This was only partly true: they are retellings, but they aren't particularly interesting in any way.

Each issue has a "revamped" version of a fairy tale, bookended by some very short modern tale putting it into it's cautionary perspective. Unfortunately, the bookends are almost unb
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Amelia
Jul 05, 2011 Amelia rated it liked it
The child in me, who fell in-love with prince charming, wants to be offended by this improper version of Grimm’s fairy tales; however, I grudgingly admit that the adult in me is drawn to the originality and cannot help but find humor in alterations like Hansel being eaten alive, and intrigue at the sight of murdering sisters in the Robber Bridegroom (have I spoiled anything?).

It is not always easy to relate to older stories, like fairy tales. Sometimes, the morals (if there are any) can simply b
...more
Abhinav
Apr 15, 2013 Abhinav rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-read
You can find the full review over at The Founding Fields:

http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/04/...

Zenescope is an interesting publisher. The main strength of their books is that they have taken countless fairy-tales and classics, and given them all a makeover. And it just so happens that most of their covers depict sexualised female characters from their stories, such as Cinderella or Alice (a separate discussion). I read Raven Gregory’s Alice in Wonderland last year and I was fairly impressed wi
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Nicole
May 08, 2013 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Unlike my peers, I grew up reading Greek mythology and fairy tales. In fact, I still treasure my first collection of Grimm stories. It’s been quite a while since my last reread, but then this came along. While certainly nostalgic for me, it was also really special to see these stories presented in a much more mature way that makes them relevant to me now.
I actually wrote a short paper about how the purpose of fairy tales was to keep kids out of the woods, which held many dangers at the time such
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Christina (Christina's Book Corner)
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Sabrina Morgan
Mar 29, 2013 Sabrina Morgan rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-i-own
Fairy tales were really important in the old days. The law was far from far reaching, persons needed to take care of themselves and of their own. Today we have schools, counselors, government that formats...errrr teaches how we can be good law abiding citizens and the morality valid for each culture.

This series is particularly interesting because it makes the bridge between old days stories and their morality with nowadays with our own problems (some similar, others completely new). Collecting t
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Dayle Lynne
I’ve always had a fascination for fairy tales . . . not the Disneyified, cutesy-talking-animal, happy-endings-tied-up-with-a-pretty-bow fairy tales . . . more of the dark, twisted, not-really-made-for-kids fairy tales . . . the Grimm stories, newer renditions of old classics, and completely new fairy tales. So when I saw the graphic novel Grimm Fairy Tales, I thought I would easily fall in love with it. I was sadly mistaken.

There was a lot of potential, but the stories fell flat. There are six c
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Pagetranquility
Aug 30, 2010 Pagetranquility rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Have to say I was a bit disappointed, maybe I expected more than I should have, but it kind of fell short. The artwork was decent enough, but the writing was simple and unimaginative in my opinion. What I hoped for was a more in depth comparison to real life and the lessons in the fairy tales, and I could see that was what was attempted but didn't quite work. Perhaps even though some of the illustrations were on the graphic side, this could be catagorized as young adult, and that would explain m ...more
Kait
Aug 17, 2016 Kait rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish this one. The idea of applying old tales to modern events is neat, as is having a common storyteller across each issue. But none of the stories really gripped me, and after half the volume, I didn't care about a single character in any of the stories. I also found some of the problems the characters needed to solve were catty, and the women were often very sexualized in the art work.
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