Welcome to another installment of Just Another Zenescope Monday, or JAZM, and a very special one at that. This week, I will review the first two issues of the interesting new series from Zenescope Entertainment, The Little Mermaid, and I will cover the new Realm War #8. Also, At the end of the article, I will detail how you can win a very special retailer incentive cover of Little Mermaid #1. I hope you enjoyed last week’s giveaway, for those who participated. I will be contacting the winners individually this week and announcing them in my article next week.
Now is the part on JAZM when we dance… I mean, when we REVIEW!
Grimm Fairy Tales presents The Little Mermaid #1 and #2
This first arc is called “Landlocked”. Many of you may know the Disney version of the mermaid princess, but do you know the real story? A better question is do you know the “Grimm” version? Well, you are in for a treat. The story begins with a woman named Elizabeth Fisher, head of the Fisher Corporation, being washed off a boat in a storm and saved by a man that, as far as she can tell, simply swam off in to the ocean… And, was that a tail fin she saw splashing away? To properly summarize the rest of this issue, it is some years later and Elizabeth is wondering where her daughter Erica has disappeared to. An unwelcome visitor on the beach promises to give her the information that she needs in exchange for a favor. Erica, as we see, is a mermaid who can change her fins to legs, not a normal power for a mermaid, and has been captured by scientists who are ruthlessly testing her and trying to determine her abilities. I have to say that I am impressed with the writing and would expect no less from Meredith Finch, who has also worked on Tales of Oz and Wonder Woman.
Issue #2 comes out this week and I wanted to give you just a small taste of what you are in for. It turns out that Elizabeth was saved by Prince Issoro, now King of Atlantis. He used a potion from the Sea Witch to turn human… The problem is that everything comes with a price. Erica continues to languish under the brutal testing of the scientists, but what are they truly after? Does she have any hope of escape? And what price will the Sea Witch ask in exchange for her help? The art and colors really make this series a must have for Zenescope fans as we take this trip off the beaten path to explore a different kingdom and cast. A lot of fun. My Rating: 4.5/5
The death toll is rising. Last issue three more great warriors fell to the Dark Queen. Thane, Nissa, and Shang all died defending their group as Sela Mathers continued on her journey to uncover the weapons to defeat the Horde. Of course, more bad news, as Gideon outed himself as a traitor and wounded Agent Red, Britney. Things do not look good. This issue, as Gideon and Robyn Hood face off against Sela and her crew over the dying body of Britney, a returning ally will help them out and a distraction will allow a fallen comrade to come back with a force to be reckoned with.
Meanwhile, Sylva made a deal with the Dark One in exchange for her husbands return. Needless to say that things are not going to go well for either this couple or Malec and Venus, as their plot comes to fruition… or does it? By the end of this issue, there are a lot of changes, but there is also a bit more hope for Sela and her group of rebels. Only three issues left before the end of this war and we find out how things are all seemingly snapped back to normal in the universe. Pretty cool issue this time. My Rating: 4/5
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Here’s A Giveaway!
Speaking of giveaways, I have a great one this week. How would you like to get your hands on this:
A very cool, super rare, retailer incentive cover of Grimm Fairy Tales presents The Little Mermaid #1. No Flounder or Sebastian in this tale. Come to think of it, I haven’t even heard one song in this series. But, you want to know how to get your greedy little paws on this rare cover? All you have to do is “like” this article and comment with your favorite series from Zenescope. you have until next JAZM to enter. I will randomly pick one of the entries. Also, sorry, only US addresses and APOs.
So, enter, win, and come back next week to check out the latest reviews of all the cool books that Zenescope Entertainment puts out.