Grimm Fairy Tales: The Library #1
Written by Joe Brusha
Pencils by Giovanni Timpano
Colors by Liezl Buenaventura
Reviewed by Steve Seigh
Witches, Greek Gods, and Dinosaurs! Oh my! Sela Mathers just wants to get her father’s attention. He’s always busy with work and no longer has the time her after school activities or even pay her a nice compliment every now and again. So it’s when he decides to purchase and destroy a library that houses a tomb of magical books that things take a turn for the worse. For those of you familiar with Zenescopes widely popular and ridiculously sexy comic series Grimm Fairy Tales, The Library is a spin-off tale geared toward all ages, this is the story of Sela, our Grimms Fairy Tale hostess. This time around we get to follow Sela and her little bratty brother into a magical book filled with monsters, Gods, and characters from all the stories we were told as children.
Grimm Fairy Tales: The Library #1 in my estimation was a fantastic start to hopefully a long running series. This book has all the beautiful art that Zenescope books are known for, along with the whip-smart writing of Joe Brusha it’s an absolute must by for anyone who’s a fan of fairy tales, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. In just the first issue we’re placed within a setting that has limitless possibilities for story arcs, pulled through magical gateways, and needing to outsmart a Minotaur! This seems like the perfect (more safe for readers) companion to the widely popular Grimm Fairy Tale series.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
This book is a fantastic way to introduce you to Zenescope and what they’re capable of. Serving as somewhat of an origin story to one of their most beloved characters, Sela, there’s no reason you couldn’t pick this one up and dive right in.
An absolute buy! If you’re a fan of The Wizard of Oz, Red Riding Hood, Hercules, Greek Mythology, Movie Monsters, or anything of that caliber than this is a great book to add to your collection.