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Grimm Tales of Terror Vol. 3 #7 Review

Here’s what I love about Grimm Tales of Terror, it doesn’t matter what volume or issue you start with because every outing is its own horrific story. In keeping with Zenescope tradition the creative team pens a yarn that sees two co-workers fall into a series of bad situations all due to one of them making a deal with the devil, well several deals with the devil. The end result is a real good time for any horror fan, as we all flip through this genre piece knowing full well that each page acts as a countdown of sorts while we wait for the final shoe to drop.

Ralph Tedesco pens the script as the author handles the sad tale of Chris Monroe perfectly. We see a man stuck in a rut and looking for a way out. And despite some ominous warnings from a cleverly placed Keres, the narrative keeps moving forward. The scribe gives us the context of each bad decision building up to an ending for our main character that doesn’t feel like misplaced cruelty but rather a punishment he richly deserved. The end result is rock solid story that does right by its cast and will easily please readers with its dark finale.

On the visual side Renzo Rodriguez delivers solid detailed work. When I first opened the book the style just didn’t pop for me, but as the yarn spun on the pencils began to hold my attention. I found myself more and more impressed with the line work, especially when the dynamite colors by Fran Gamboa and J.C. Ruiz layered them. Serious kudos to the final scene with Rebecca, the whole sequence felt perfectly cinematic as the art for the issue hit a rather high note for me.

 

VERDICT

 

Grimm Tales of Terror Vol. 3 #7 is a perfectly good outing that carries more than a few devilishly great moments. The end result is an outing that easily earns recognition and praise, with Zenescope continuing to do what the company honestly does best. They deliver horror to their already hopelessly addicted audience.

7.5 Stars (7.5 / 10)

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