Indie publishing company Zenescope is known for its comic book titles for a more mature audience. Their ongoing series Grimm Tales Of Terror is no exception. For Halloween, I thought I would review the first issue stemming from their Volume 2, originally published in October 2015.
The story takes its inspiration from the Robert Louis Stevenson horror novel The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde. However, it places the story in the modern (for its time) context with Hank Jekyll a shy, awkward kid who uses science as his escape from the alcoholic mother, bullies at high school, and just daily life. He creates a serum that turns him into the popular jock Eddie Hyde who seems to have a sinister side. What is more shocking is the twist at the end.
While I want to emphasize this is for mature audience with some foul language and gore. That being said, this is a spooky and thrilling new twist for the classic tale done by Zenescope. It does a good job of bringing that story to life in a real way and I enjoyed reading. I want to applaud writers Joe Brusha and Raplh Tedesco for crafting this tale and the artwork by Eric J. is spot on.
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