The first Poe story I ever read was The Tell-Tale Heart. I remember hearing it read aloud in class and being completely creeped out. It has remained one of my favorite horror stories through the decades. Grimm’s Tales of Terror takes that story and puts its spin on it.
A man stumbles into a table where a woman is sitting and reading. He apologizes profusely and explains he’s having a bad week. The woman calls him by name and tells him that she knows of his troubles. Shocked and confused he stands gaping at her. She invites him to sit so she can tell him a story and so begins our tale. The woman is Keres, the Grim Reaper and she is here to take us on our journey through horrific sights.
I had a fun time reading this book. It’s very pulpy horror which I enjoy. Keres is a fun storyteller and an even more fun character. I’m not sure I’d want to meet her anytime soon but she does seem to be a reaper with a heart of gold and a keen sense of justice. The art is rich and colorful. Every panel evokes the feeling the story is needing. This isn’t groundbreaking work but what it does, it does well.
I’m giving Grimm’s Tales of Terror 3 1/2 out of five stars. Definitely worth adding to your pull list if you’re a horror fan.
GRIMM TALES OF TERROR #1
Writer: Tedesco, Ralph
Artist: Bifulco, Antonio
Cover Artist: Ortiz, Richard
On Sale July 30, 2014
Diamond Id: MAY141755