American McGee's Grimm #1

Writer: Dwight Macpherson Artist: Grant Bond Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 15, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
N/AUser Rating

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - J. A. Crestmere Feb 22, 2009

    It also has a perfect place within the artistic zeitgeist as metafiction, cultural adaptation, and fictional revisionism have made a huge impact both critically and commercially (as it looks now, the favorite to win the Best Picture Oscar tonight is an Indian take on Charles Dickens). The hunger for it is only going to grow as increasingly globalized and sophisticated readers become more comfortable with the idea that the old tropes and narratives are no longer sufficient and need to be revised because they work better when they are more attuned to issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, culture, religion, and whatever other categories of identity will doubtlessly be added to this list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Troy Stith Feb 22, 2009

    By the time I was done reading this issue, I had become a fan of the dirty bastard Grimm, and I am looking forward to see what genre he will be invading in issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Feb 22, 2009

    The pirate known as Grimm invades a superhero comic. He gives a team of loser super-villains a power upgrade so they can defeat and slaughter a team of overly upright superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Mar 17, 2009

    I’m giving this book a B-. It was a fun read and it exceeded my expectations. If I had seen this sitting on the shelf, I most certainly would’ve passed it by and I don’t usually go in for comic books based on video or computer games; but reading it gave me a different perspective. Dwight MacPerson and Grant Bond worked within the boundaries of a licensed property to give readers 15 solid minutes of humor. Maybe 17 if you read slow. Maybe only 10 if you read faster. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Daniel Crown Apr 15, 2009

    In the end, while MacPherson does manage to translate the macabre tonality of the videogame into his script, ultimately, the resulting story is far too shallow to win over anyone who isn't already a diehard fan of the source material. With his tongue firmly in his cheek, the author's indictments of the industry manage to ring somewhat true. Unfortunately, when compared to the immature yarns Grimm seems to prefer, the repetitive circles of the superhero saga begin to look a lot like Shakespeare. Read Full Review

Be the first to rate this issue!

Click the 'Rate/Write A Review' link above to get started.

Recommended For You

Reviews for
the Week of...