Grimm Fairy Tales: The White Queen #1

Grimm Fairy Tales: The White Queen #1

Writer: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco Artist: Luca Claretti Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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The Age of Darkness has descended and the four mystical realms surrounding Earth have since merged with it. And Calie, Wonderland's own "White Queen," is a pawn in the Dark Queen's ultimate plans. And while Calie opposes those plans, she finds herself in a conundrum as the Dark Queen holds a very powerful bribe over Calie's head.

Wonderland enters the Age of Darkness... and nothing can ever be the same!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 7, 2015

    An excellent entry point for any reader. A strong lead in an entertaining story. Good emotion and good visuals set in a despotic Wonderland. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Feb 5, 2015

    Grimm Fairy Tales presents White Queen: Age of Darkness #1 and man it's good! There's been plenty of fearful interpretations of this realm so it's refreshing to read something that's a bit different. For that reason, and obvious quality, this earns a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Feb 4, 2015

    The duality of the series and even the company as a whole is shown as a microcosm in this series. The parts where Calie is forced to deal with the Dark Queen are laborious, but when she is allowed to cut loose on her own the story picks up a lot of momentum. For those who enjoy comics for their action sequences, they are unlikely to find a more interesting fight sequence this week than when Calie takes on the killer mushrooms, which is noteworthy for both its whimsy and its brutality, even if it is a bit short on length. In the end the story ends up slightly bogged down again by the Dark Queen, but the overall result is still enjoyable, and more so for fans of the Wonderland series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Feb 8, 2015

    White Queen sheds some light on what was going on in Wonderland during the Age of Darkness. Granted, we know how things turn out due to the other ongoing Zenescope titles, so this doesn't come across as all that effective. The characters are in no real danger. That being said, I am interested to see how Calie deals with the Dark Queen and how she'll go about saving her daughter. Things got a little bloody this time around and I have a feeling that's just the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jan 26, 2015

    As a devotee of Wonderland since before Zenescope came into existence (Happy 10th Anniversary, Zenescopers!) I'll always be interested in new interpretations, Zenescope's included. I'm just hoping that the recent turn of events in the series haven't painted the new White Queen into a perpetual role of lifting madness and being manipulated. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Feb 6, 2015

    This is a book about good vs. evil, I get that, but even the sidekicks are dull. The White Queen's "cat" seems like his only purpose is to lift up her spirits, and The Trickster, well, her name is as lame as her character. The book's artwork is nothing compelling, either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Project-Nerd - Paul Feb 1, 2015

    I cannot recommend this as a good jumping on point for the Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland books, but, if you're a fan, this is a pretty good first issue of this tie-in series. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Feb 5, 2015

    If I could give this a negative one-million I would. Even if you paid me in gold plated sex I wouldn't return for issue two. I would sacrifice any person on the world if it meant I could un-read this and un-make this. It is a black hole of time, creativity and intelligence from which nothing good can escape. It's bad is what I'm saying. Do not read it unless, for some reason, you are super into the broader narrative and you just need to know what happens with the White Queen. But since this story takes place between two story arcs, according to the "Story So Far"", you probably already know what happened. This is the Ravenholm of comics and we don't go to Ravenholm. Read Full Review

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