GRIMM TALES FROM THE CAVE review – A Grim Take on Grimm Stories

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Writers: Cullen Bunn, Mark London, Stephanie Phillips, Che Grayson, Nadia Shammas, Christopher Sebela, Anthony Cleveland, Malissa White, Dalton Deschain, Chuck Harp, and Mario Candelaria
Artists: Andrea Mutti, Luisa Russo, Rowan MacColl, Maan House, Cecilia Lo Valvo, Shane Connery Volk, Val Halvorson, Rio Burton, Ho Seng Hui, Nicolas Faluotico, and David Escobar
Colorists: Joana La Fuente, Roman Stevens, Luca Romano, Giorgio Spalletta, and Allison Hu

Thanks to Mad Cave Studios for the review copy!

Mad Cave’s Grimm Tales From The Cave is an anthology collection of horror stories. As the title hints, the stories are new, dark takes on the classic Grimms Fairy Tales (which are often quite dark themselves).

One of the things I like about anthology series is the ability to sample a number of creators in one volume. Each of the stories have a distinct art style and storytelling technique. Two of my favorites were “Soldiers of Fortune” (which reminded me a bit of the movie Three Kings) and “Billy and her Friend Death”. Those two stories, along with the reimagining of the Pied Piper story, have a bit of positivity hidden amongst the dark. Each story is long enough to get into, but short enough to keep you moving through the volume without feeling bogged down by a story.

Fans of horror comics are sure to find at least a few stories they like. Fans of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales will appreciate the modern takes on the classics and I had fun trying to match the story with its inspiration.  Grimm Tales From The Cave has some brief nudity and plenty of death and violence to go along with some mature themes, so parental discretion is advised. 

Grimm Tales From The Cave is now available.


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