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Review: Revenge of Wonderland

Revenge of Wonderland

Recently, I went back home to the place where my father was from and where I was raised for a portion of my adolescent years. The thing is, the time between when I was last there and when I recently went had been 30 years. As with most places and people you have not seen in a while, it’s not quite the same. In some instances, it definitely is completely different and when you realize that, is when you typically grasp that you have changed as well.

I know certainly this is what I think of when I go back home to New York. I loved my upbringing, my friends, and my family, but really cannot see living there again. What happens when a place you love, is not what you remembered? In the first volume of Revenge Of Wonderland we find out what happens to a place which has turned into the total opposite of what it was originally conceived as.

WE meet Callie and Violet Liddle, a mother and daughter who share more than blood as Violet suffered a similar strange ordeal as her mother, Callie. As Callie ruled as the White Queen in Wonderland for many years until an uneasy truce made her step down. As things change, so has Wonderland, and so has that truce, which has forced the Liddles to come back to bout for the land they once fought for. As we catch up with the Liddles, enjoying their normal lives back on Earth. As Callie meets an obsessive fangirl of her books, whose fixation becomes dangerous for all, opening a door back to Wonderland and trouble headed the Liddles way, in the form of the Duchess. As there is even more trouble as mysterious murders, sightings of large purple cats and child disappearances causes Violet to investigate what is causing all these things and what is their connection to Wonderland. This catches the Duchess’s attention, leading her to unleash the Clubs, her dangerous faceless underlings, who take Violet, which leads Callie back to Wonderland to save her daughter. As we find about the Duchess and how became who she was, as she was not always evil. We also find out about our other villain, one even more insidious, Mr.Monarch, a serial killer who has been trapping members of his community one by one. By book’s end, Callie and Violet battle the Duchess, but eventually win her over by showing how love is stronger than hate, and though their lives go back to normal fr now, a worst foe has been awakened.

Overall, an interesting and well told story that injects the reader in to this magical world and does alternate universes right. The story by Raven Gregory is lavish, comprehensive, and action packed. The art by the creative team is utterly elegant and intense. Altogether, an excellent story which more comic book fans should know.

Story: Raven Gregory Art: Allan Otero, Grostieta, and Maxflan Araujo
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Zenescope provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

What’s Next For Zenescope’s Robyn Hood?

After four years, long-time writer Pat Shand is finishing his run on Robyn Hood with a special issue: Robyn Hood 2016 Annual, celebrating Robyn Locksley, Marian Quin, and all of the friends and foes that have joined them on this journey. Scheduled for release in late May 2016, Larry Watts, original artist of the Robyn Hood trilogy, returns for this final tale that cuts to the core of what Robyn has gone through, what she is, and what’s next for her.

Following the Robyn Hood 2016 Annual, a new creative team consisting of:

Writer – Lou Iovino (Red Agent),
Artist – David Lorenzo Riveiro (Grimm Fairy Tales, Oz: No Place Like Home), and
Colorist – Grostieta (Red Agent, Oz, Grimm Fairy Tales)

will usher in a new chapter in the life of everyone’s favorite female archer with Robyn Hood: I Love NY #1 (to be released June 2016). And will include cover art from David Lorenzo Riveiro, Jarreau Wimberly, David Nakayama, Mike Mahle, Richard Ortiz, and many more!

In the first issue of this twelve part mini-series, Robyn is on her own for the first time in years, going back to what she knows and loves… taking cases that pay little and make her life a living hell! New villains… new adventures… and a new creative team bring you this can’t miss new series that will show Robyn as you’ve never seen her before.

Robyn Hood I Love NY

Red Agent—Mission Impossible Meets Grimm Fairy Tales

In comic shops January 20, 2016, Britney Waters, aka Red Riding Hood, is recruited by a secret government agency to help take down a rogue organization that is determined to take out any and all Highborn threats across the globe. Using the codename Red Agent, Britney must infiltrate the mysterious organization and ultimately confront a seemingly unstoppable weapon called “Alpha”—a sadistic laboratory-enhanced warrior whose sole purpose is to seek and destroy. Don’t miss the brand new Grimm Universe spy series Red Agent from Zenescope!

With a story by Grimm Fairy Tales creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, the creative team for this new mini-series boasts writer Lou Lovino, artist Diego Galindo on interiors, and colorist GROSTIETA—with the remarkable cover artists: Mike Lilly, Caio Cacau, Jamie Tyndall, and Giuseppe Cafaro.

Local comic shops are ordering Red Agent until January 4th, 2015, for the January 20th 2016 release date.