Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
Check it out from the library, your money will thank you!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
Raven Gregory is the writer of this series. His writing isn't as strong in this volume as it was in volume 2. ...more
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)[I would ha ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more