“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” is a widely-known expression and Zenescope does a great job of applying it to the newest issue of Grimm Tales of Terror. Henry and Amy are your average husband and wife who move to Salem, Oregon from New Jersey to better themselves and have a quiet, peaceful life. Amy meets one of the residents of the neighborhood who tells her of a house who could never keep owners longer than a few months before and after it burned down. Henry has a wandering eye when it comes to Cat, the neighbor next door. What Henry sees as a spicy new adventure, Cat sees as something completely different.
Unlike last issue, this issue of Grimm Tales of Terror was not so much as scary as it was suspenseful. This played out like a Fatal Attraction or Alfred Hitchcock-style story. LaToya Morgan, along with Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, gave us a gripping story of love and lust gone wrong. Amy and Henry are believable characters and their story sounds like it is straight out of a TV murder-mystery crime special. Eric J’s artwork is as gripping as the story itself and the colors of Fran Gamboa and J.C. Ruiz are spectacular. The cover by Eric J and Leonardo Paciarotti is absolutely terrifying yet you can’t help but look at it.
When I saw the cover I thought this story was going to involve an actual cat but the Zenescope team pulled a clever trick on us and named the character Cat. I am impressed by that trick. The story was great just as every other Zenescope story is great. The whole premise of the cheating husband was something I did not expect yet it was still exciting. The ending was such a shocker which was excellent. Zenescope did a fantastic job with this issue especially tricking us with the cat on the cover then shocking us with such a story. It was such a well-crafted comic book in every way. I give this issue FIVE STARS and it’s a good lesson that in the end, we can’t escape our secrets no matter how hard we try.
Story by LaToya Morgan, Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha
Written by LaToya Morgan
Artwork by Eric J
Colors by Fran Gamboa & J.C. Ruiz
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