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

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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 l...more
Trade Paperback, 167 pages
Published 2007 (first published September 9th 2006)
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Gabriel Fequiere
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
Jen
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.
Wendy Browne
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...more
Keya
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
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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
Sam
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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...more
Vikas Khair
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...more
Angie
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...more
J.
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...more
Amelia
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
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...more
Nicole
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...more
Christina Marotti
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Sabrina Morgan
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...more
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...more
Pagetranquillity
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
Krystel
I read the Red Ridibg Hood issue before buying the book and I just loved it, but as I continued reading the others I didn't feel so in love with the series as when I started. I don't know if it was because I read them all one after the other but I think there was something missing. I liked the book but I didn't love it as I thought I would that's why I gave it this raiting. But overall it was good a new side to the stories we heard as children still giving us a moral lesson when we are older in...more
Eric
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.
Susan ...so many books and so little time
Who does not love reading fairy tales???...I love them...and these stories, put a great spin to the stories I once read as a child!!! I can't wait to read the next volume!!!
Ettegoom
The Grimm Fairy Tale graphic novels tend to annoy me as the gratuitous sexuality of the characters is generally horribly unnecessary and tends to be very rape culture supporting, and the first story in this set certainly suggested that this was once again going to be the case... but actually, I was pleasantly surprised - the stories all seemed reasonably well presented, they have potential for helping young adults deal with real issues (although I am not convinced by the moral of Rumplestiltskin...more
Jessica
Appeal Characteristics: FAIRY TALES, sexy women, horror, gore, intricate plot, mix of characters


I highly enjoyed Grimm. This book isn't the cutesy version that we are fed as children. These are definitely the darker, horrific versions of what probably did ring true in a lot of older lore versions. Add in the elements of a witch trying to change people's behaviors (and they aren't listening) and she just leaves them to their ill fate. I am interested in where this story could go especially sinc...more
Moonstar
I just read my first grimm fairy tales graphic novel.. And already look forward to vol.2
I gave this comic 4 out of 6 stars..

I got surprised, coz it wasen`t quite what I expected.
I expected to read a full story. Instead it`s one story in several small stories.. But I didn`t mind :) Well done.. Love the drawings..
And fun to hear the stories re-told in another version that your used to.
Though after the first stories, yuo could kind of forsee what would come in the next story.. more or less. Ther...more
Izlinda
I was surprised when I got this in the mail, because I'd forgotten I ordered it!

Interesting re-tellings of Grimm Fairy Tales, usually put in context by Sela approaching a contemporary person or couple or set of people facing problems that are similar to those in the fairy tales.

Some of the art was a little off-setting. It wasn't as sexual as some might think, from the cover. Yes, suggestive dresses and there were innuedoes, but nothing more explicit or sexual. I'm curious where this series will...more
Ondra Král
"Jiné" verze pohádek se mi líbí, ale propojení s civilní rovinou příliš nefunguje. Přesto mě to baví a čte se to dobře.
Kelsey Jacobs
Fun and fresh takes, though a bit too sexy for the sake of it. Interested to see where the overarching plot goes.
Ana

Podem ler a opinião completa aqui: http://florestadelivros.blogspot.com/...


The art wasn't doing it for me, and even though some of the stories had potencial, they all seemed to lack any real substance. I liked the way the Grimm's tales were interpreted (way tooo exagerated, at times, and Yes!, I did read the original stories).
What bugged me was that every girl in the fairy tales was blonde. Why? I don't remebre the Grimm's stating that anywhere.
Jimmy Corvan
Decent start to the series. Definitely is a mindless read that was highly enjoyable.

The upside is that the fairy tales do not necessarily follow the exact same plot line as the story you were probably told as a kid. Additionally, the tie-in with real life situations was an unexpected, but positive, aspect of the comic.

The downside is that while the women are certainly hot...the faces on some of the characters look distorted and very unnatural.
Thomas
Picked this up hoping to get more of a "Fables" type fix, but I was disappointed. I didn't like the artwork at all. The proportions were all ridiculous, small heads with huge torsos. The art style struck me as overly simple and outdated. The writing was bland and unimaginative. I might give it one more volume. Hopefully, there will be a different artist and maybe some sort of deeper, overarching, story will develop. So far though, I'm not a fan.
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