Issue: Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends #3
Writer: Raven Gregory
Artwork: Novo Malgapo
Colors: Jason Embury
Letters: Jim Campbell
Cover A: Angel Medina & Nei Ruffino
Cover B: Al Rio & Thomas Mason
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends is the latest ongoing spin-off series in Zenescope Entertainment’s Grimm Fairy Tales universe. The third issue in the series was released last month and I have to say that it’s by far the best issue to date. In addition to providing female comic book readers like me with another entertaining adult comic book series featuring a female protagonist, it gives us something else that we so desperately desire: gore. Although the first two issues include a fair share of blood and guts, Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends #3 surpasses both in a manner reminiscent of the type of series created by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys).
Of course, the Myths & Legends series boasts more than a female protagonist and some excellent eviscerated corpses. Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends is a compelling series, thanks in large part to the storyline provided by writer Raven Gregory. Myths & Legends #3 picks up where the second issue left off (of course): Britney and the other staff and patients at the Sidewell treatment facility are trapped in the building together as a monstrous storm rages outside. One by one staff members and patients stray from the group and, in traditional thriller fashion, disappear.
Readers have the privilege of knowing that a terrible, deadly creature from another realm is stalking the people trapped inside the Sidewell facility. Britney and her coworkers, on the other hand, believe that the storm, a power outage, and a rattled group of emotionally unstable young adults are the worst of their problems. Unfortunately, neither Britney nor her coworkers are that lucky, and Britney’s involvement with the facility may have doomed all those inside.
Based on my experience with the Grimm Fairy Tales series, I know that Zenescope Entertainment is particularly good about providing readers with helpful hints and references when and where applicable. Most of the time I take note of the little yellow reference boxes that appear in Zenescope series, directing me to other issues and storylines that will provide me with more context on what I’m currently reading (if you think about it, those boxes are a great marketing strategy, too) without seeking out the referenced issue or information at that particular time.
With regard to Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends #3, however, I highly recommend that readers do as the comic book suggests and familiarize themselves with the inaugural issue of the Grimm Fairy Tales series. Britney alludes to her ongoing struggle with fugue states in Myths & Legends #3, but doesn’t go into detail regarding the impact this struggle has had on her life. In my opinion, knowing Britney’s history in more detail will drive home the emotional and psychological impact that the events of the Myths & Legends is having on what is arguably the series’s protagonist.
Like all of Zenescope Entertainment’s various comic books, Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends #3 features vibrant colors, excellent artwork, and some very scantily clad and busty leading ladies. Issue #3 undoubtedly confirms that this series is only going to get better, and I recommend that you get in on the ground floor because this one isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
Rating: 4 / 5 Stars