REVIEW: Grimm Fairy Tales: Tarot #4

Publisher: Zenescope
Writer: Joe Brusha
Artist: Renato Rei
Colourist: Grosieta and Jorge Cortes
Release Date: 31 January 2018

Price: $3.99

Grimm Fairy Tales Tarot #4 Zenescope

Anyone who hasn’t read the first three issues leading up to Grimm Fairy Tales: Tarot #4(of 6) is going to need a score card and a road map to follow the multi-realm mischief on display here.

In Grimm Fairy Tales: Tarot #4 we have a feisty Empress dressed in one of Vampirella’s cast-offs hacking her way through skeleton guards; a reluctant servant of The Tarot called Talisman who is about to join a rebellion against his former employers; a Cleopatra clone who’s about to learn that Cup size  means everything (that’s Cup as in Court of Cups in case you were wondering) and enough subterfuge, political wrangling, betrayals and suspicious glances that only Game of Thrones could surpass in terms of complex plot and counterplot.

For those of us bears of very little brain; in Grimm Fairy Tales: Tarot #4 the Order of Tarot wants to rule the Realms of Power (I mean, who wouldn’t?) and the Emperor already has the courts of Swords, Cups, Wands and Pentacles at his command and is about to launch his assault on the Grimm Universe which is what all the aforementioned shenanigans is leading up to.

Grimm Fairy Tales: Tarot #4 is a breathless run through the different realms and factions as they get ready for the climactic confrontation. Beautifully drawn by Renato Rei, Joe Brusha’s complex creation is chock full of fascinating and fanciful characters that make all the plot unravelling worthwhile.

My advice for Grimm Fairy Tales: Tarot #4. Go and get the first three issues and read them in order or risk your brain exploding, in the nicest possible way, because this is one story arc whose finale you do not want to miss.



Reviewer: Gary Orchard
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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