PopCultHQ Comic Book Review – Grimm Fairy Tales #122 by Zenescope (Out 5/11/16)

PopCultHQ received a preview copy of Grimm Fairy Tales #122 from Zenescope Entertainment. In stores on May 11, the creative team for this new mature readers series features writing from Pat Shand, artist Chris Johnson, colorist Erick Arciniega, and lettered by Ghost Glyph Studios.

Here is PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of Grimm Fairy Tales #122


PopCultHQ’s Comic Book Review: Grimm Fairy Tales #122

2There’s a reason the Grimm Fairy Tales titles have endured through over 100 issues, which is a rare feat these days, and it can all be attributed to the creative team. What GFT #122 delivers is a prime example of what happens when you find that perfect formula of talented writer, artist, and colorist. Sadly, there are only three issues remaining before the series comes to an end. An 11-year run is pretty sweet to accomplish.

The story starts filled with action from the first panel and doesn’t slow down throughout the entire issue. There are a slew of characters in this issue, which some may consider a lot to take in. But the way it was written, it involved of these individuals without making it feel overwhelming. Whether it is two battling warriors in a snowy and bleak Myst, a consortium of baddies congregated who all have an agenda, or a mob impeding on those at Arcane Acre, the storylines employed keep moving at a steady pace which ultimately lead to the reader remaining engaged in the story.

3With so much drama in the GFT, it’s getting hard being Pat S-h-a-n-d <wink>. Seriously though, writer Shand continues to show his uncanny ability in developing stories which engage the reader and spark renewed interest over and over again.

The characters are, as always, visually stunning. It’s apparent that artist Chris Johnson has taken the time to understand a person’s body and form. There isn’t any embellishing or unrealistic body parts (no comment). Johnson is paired with colorist Erick Arciniega, who is a tremendous choice as his essence-capturing skills are top-notch.

4Though there are only three issues until the series finale, one thing this issue can achieve is instilling a desire (by the reader) to read more of the series. Heck, why not start with issue one?

PopCultHQ’s Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars



Available Covers for GFT #122:

(W) Patrick Shand (A) Chris Johnson


The penultimate storyline of Grimm Fairy Tales begins! The Arcane Acre students rebel against their teachers in order to reunite with Lance and Skye. However, with Hailey missing and Ali in trouble, will their efforts prove fruitless? Also, Bloody Bones has made a dangerous new ally… and preparations for the final assault against the Nexus begin.

Item Code: MAR161920
In Shops: 5/11/2016

SRP: $3.99 

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