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Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland

(Return To Wonderland #1-6)

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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  802 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Alice is no longer the little girl you once knew. Years have passed since she took the trip down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. A grown woman now with a husband and kids of her own, Alice has everything a person could want. But all is not right with Alice. Not right at all. Now Alice's daughter, Carroll, will be forced to take a journey not for the faint of heart. A jour ...more
Hardcover, 186 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Zenescope Entertainment (first published 2007)
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Amanda
Mar 21, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crap, blog, comics
If you've ever read Alice in Wonderland and thought, "You know what this story really needs? More tits. And viscera. Tits and viscera for everyone!" then a) you are probably a 12 year old boy who butchers his neighbor's pets in his spare time and b) this collection is for you.

This is some dark stuff and, folks, I certainly don't mind dark stuff, but this is gratuitous with no cohesive storyline and a complete and utter lack of imagination (I say this because to take Alice in Wonderland and sex
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Jamie
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
First of all, I am a huge fan of twisted fairy tales. I am one of the few who look back fondly on movies such as Return to Oz and Video Games like American McGee's Alice (a game I can only describe as 'delightfully demented'), and who looks forward to modern day retellings like the SyFy movie Tin Man. So when I saw this series on sale on the Comixology iPad app, I pounced on it. Unfortunately, I wish I hadn't. They may as well have called this Return to Wonderland: Blood and Guts, Boobs and Butt ...more
Christopher
Spctypdked returns!!!

This is so difficult to rate. On one hand, it's way better than I was expecting. This is the story of not only Alice's child who ends up in a demented Wonderland, but also Alice's family in the real world, where Alice is suicidal, her son is at risk of being a serial killer, and her husband is cheating on her. It's decently interesting.

On the other hand, those covers are softcore. The women in this series aren't always dressed in ways that make sense (welcome to comics), bu
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Gabriel Fequiere
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really 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
Eric Mesa
Apr 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
This review first appeared on my blog.


The Mad Hatter Does Not Want to Be Late to the Unbirthday Party

Last weekend Danielle and I went to Borders so Danielle could check out the Buffy graphic novels and I could pick up Watchmen. While in the graphic novel section I started looking around to see what new books were out in this space and I came across Beyond Wonderland and Return to Wonderland, two comics in Zenoscope‘s Grimm Fairy Tales line. From the busty cover on Beyond Wonderland, I thought it might be like Clamp’s Miyuki-chan in Wonderland.



Beyond Wonderland Cover
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Catherine Siemann
Mar 07, 2010 rated it liked it
This dark and rather horrific graphic novel posits the notion that Alice Liddle (sic) returned from Wonderland to marry and lead a normal life, but gradually slipped into madness. The story centers on her teenage daughter, Carroll "Calie" Liddle, and her own trip into a dark and hazardous version of Wonderland. An interesting take on the story, though, honestly, the videogame American McGee's Alice deals with some of these issues in a more original way. The emphasis on images of scantily-clad wo ...more
Jenny Clark
One word- Fan Service. Very little plot, lots of just running into one situation after another. Lots of panty shots. Boobs everywhere. Not bad, but really not that great either. Entertainment for like an hour, tops.
Check it out from the library, your money will thank you!
Christopher
Aug 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those that love darker books and HP Lovecraft fans.
Wow!!! The gang at Zenescope has done it again. This book is maddening!

If you are looking for a severely twisted little horror story with great artwork and a storyline that makes you start wondering, "What the hell is real?" Then this book is for you.

From start to finish I enjoyed this book. The covers of scantily hot women are great. The story is great. The artwork in the book is great and is pleasantly packed full of Easter eggs, so don't just rush through each panel. See if you can find the
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Susan
Feb 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This miniseries introduces us (again, really) to the Liddle family: Alice, Callie, Johnny and ... ah, heck what's the father's name again?

The events from Jonathan Carrol's Alice in Wonderland were true, but more dark, like Through the Glass Darkly. Alice was sent by her father (parents, but her father was the one who SENT her...) into Wonderland as a sacrifice to keep the beast that is the Cheshire Cat caged in the other realm. But someone/something came back. It looked like Alice, but it wasn't
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Tia East-lake
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love this book, great sinister twist on something originally deemed so innocent. Trying to find the rest of the trilogy in my budget, in love!!
Tiffany Spencer
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Return To Wonderland
Issue 0
PLOT: This is an introduction to a new set of stories called Return To Wonderland. We now see Alice, older. She's married, has two kids, and has left Wonderland alone. But it appears Wonderland hasn't left her alone. Shockingly we see there's a blade next to the bathtub and the water is red. Alice's young daughter rushes in just in time to save her. The family wonders why this has happened. After a brief stay, the Doctor gives Alice a clean bill of health and sends her
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Chris Everson
This is a real curate's egg of a graphic novel. It's a compilation of a 6 issue series.

The good - The art is exquisite. The very start and very end are passable. (Books 1 & 6)

The bad - The middle is just a mess. It's just one set piece of blood, gore and minor titilation via glimpses of gusset and whale tail... and naked girls covered in food. It's just awful. I'm no prude as my extensive porn collection will attest, but porn doesn't try to be something else. This is just tawdry on every level.
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Elyssa (Elyssa's Editions)
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have had these comics (and another line of Grimm Wonderland comics) for awhile now and somehow have never made the time to read them. I knew I would be sharing a photo of them today for some of my photo challenges so I decided to read issues 0-6 last night. I’m really glad I did! A few things first, they are rated “M” for mature, and I want to explain that, in this case, the rating is for nudity (drawn), language, and violence. The language was the least offensive of the 3 since I only recall ...more
Claire
Jul 30, 2017 rated it liked it
A demented twist on my favorite classic, this first in a trilogy of graphic novels was overall entertaining. Filled with fan service, guts, & gore, each page was something to be marveled. A lot of negative reviews state that the fan service and borderline nudity were over the top and only satisfactory for teenage boys, but I disagree. If that's not your thing, then this series isn't for you. If you're down with it, though, I thought this piece takes the rabbit hole in a fresh and interesting dir ...more
Bookishrealm
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
So I've been reading Grimm Fairy Tales and this story is part of the "spin-off" stories I believe. I found the reading order somewhere on-line and after finishing volume 3 this was the next one I was supposed to read. I didn't really enjoy it. Don't get me wrong the artwork was great, but it was the actual story-line that I did not enjoy. It could have done some great things, but it just felt as if it was all over the place and it couldn't find a means to truly establish a story. In all I could ...more
Michael Padilla
This is a fun, hyper realized ( if that’s possible ) take on the world of “Alice in Wonderland” and it’s characters. It follows the story of Alice’s daughter, Calie. We see the effect Wonderland has had on Alice and how that experience is later passed on to her daughter. Much more goes on but for the sake of spoilers I won’t go too much into it.

It’s violent, over sexualized and at times outrageous. But that’s the point really. The folks at Zenescope specialize in these forms of Grimm Fairy Tale
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Angie Ng
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
I get that this comic is oversexualize and gory, but that does not mean the story is not good at all, so I don't get the 1-2 stars ratings over the artwork.

The beginning of this comic has a few continuation problems, and some stupid nude scene, but get over the first chapter and what you will find is a wonderland full of amazing backstory and interesting tie-ins.

If you're a macabre lover, you will love this.
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Tatteredturtle
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Do you like dark takes on Alice in Wonderland? This series is for you! Beautiful art and a dark disturbing story line leaves you lost in thought. Check out my review below:
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Alan D.D.
A cool mix of strange ideas with a gory twist, but it feels like people could have done it better with this comic series. I'll wait and see what comes next, I guess. ...more
Alexis Barth
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
The second comic is not worth it. It's creepy, but it doesn't make sense. The story is all over the place. ...more
saradevil
Oct 06, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I mean, I would think it would be hard to screw this up, but they managed it.
Jillian
Mar 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
I can't say this series is good at all - the plot is confusing as hell and half the time it goes way too far into softcore porn territory - but I do have an eternal fondness for Alice in Wonderland re-imaginings so ... I'm reading it anyway. *shrug* ...more
Adelaide Metzger
--This review covers all three books in the Zenescope Wonderland trilogy--

So what this review's late and spontaneous? I live an employed life.

So, my twin sister introduced me to Zenescope comics by having me read the Grimm's Fairytales first. If you are unfamiliar with Zenescope, you should know two things that might turn you off to the idea that they may be creative according to plot in any way. 1: All of their women protagonists have unrealistic figures (extremely large boobs, thin waist, ridi
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Rick Hunter
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of R-rated fairy tales
I just discovered this series last week while perusing Comixology looking for something to read. I've always been a fan of Alice in Wonderland. I've read or watched pretty much every version of the story that I could find. After reading volume 2 of this series (I didn't know it was volume 2 when I started reading it), I knew it wouldn't take me long to hunt down the rest of this series.

Raven Gregory is the writer of this series. His writing isn't as strong in this volume as it was in volume 2.
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Vanessa
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, zenoscope
Let's be honest. This is soft-core horror with an attempt at a story. The art is okay. I am not here for the T&A, but the T can look kind of sloppy. The backgrounds are the most well-done element of the entire book. Everything is just so cluttered though, especially when gore is involved.

I was not too impressed by the horror elements. The pace was way too fast for much of the horror to really register. I think a few characters should have been removed to make more room. (view spoiler)
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Victoria Chernecky
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am always a sucker for re-telling of classic stories, so I really did enjoy this! This was also very dark, which I enjoyed. It sometimes was a little hard to follow, but I know that there are more series that will most likely answer all of my questions, so I am excited to read them too. Overall, if you are a fan of dark tales and re-tellings of classic tales, I think you will enjoy this.
Danielle Wingate
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I hate writing a long, well thought out review and then realizing it didn't post.
I have always been an avid reader, but despite enjoying superheroes, villains, fantasy and mythology I had never gotten much into comics, that all changed when I randomly bought this trade paperback at a local comic book store. This is the first in a series but I didn't stop there, I ow own every single comics / trade paperback in this series.
This may have been the first Zenescope (the company that releases this se
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Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story starts out with a grown-up Alice who has a daughter, Callie. Alice attempts to kill herself and is suffering from her time spent in Wonderland.

The Wonderland of this series is truly an insane place; not humorous insane but seriously, killing-type insane. It is separated from this world by sacrificing innocent children over time. This keeps Wonderland separate from our reality and from pretty much destroying it.

The main focus of this story, though, is Callie and how she ends up in Wond
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Vivian
Jun 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012
In case the cover doesn't tip you off, this is not a normal re-telling of Alice in Wonderland. There's a bit of blood, violence, sex, and overly-endowed females. If that isn't your cuppa tea, this graphic novel isn't for you. The artwork is fantastic, but if you don't like the subject matter, doesn't really matter.

Overall, I enjoyed the story, but I'd say it was the second half that really sucked me in. There were a lot of parallels to the original - follow the white rabbit, paint the roses red,
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Michael (Mai)
Jun 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: unfinished
I read two-thirds of this crap before I put it down. Some of you know that I’m a HUGE Alice in Wonderland fan. Well, I’ll put up with a lot when it comes to Alice just so I can continue getting something new out of the classic tale but guess what, this was just too much crap.

It’s so freaking weird and I don’t recommend it to anyone. After an almost rape, and the story of a little brother who was molested by his uncle on monthly fishing trips I’m just done. And you know what’s a shame? The art is
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Raven Gregory was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1979, the youngest of three brothers.

Discovered in 2000 by then Vice President of Publishing at Top Cow Productions, Renae Geerlings, his first professionally published work was the critically acclaimed creator owned independent comic series, The Gift, in 2003. The hit series would later be publis
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