Grimm Fairy Tales: Realm Knights was my first trip to this world of fairy tale superheroes, and very quickly, I found myself immersed in a modern world filled with ancient Greek gods, werewolves, necromancers, shadowy government agencies and a super group to defend the defenseless. Each crisis that this team of heroes was forced to confront became a delightful cornucopia of convoluted cliches and subtle story shifts. The characters themselves growing upon my consciousness until their male and female perfection not only was pleasing to my eyes but became something that required me to keep turning the pages on my e-reader so as to see each beautifully crafted vision. All in all, it was an entertaining introduction to this unfamiliar land of fairy tales turned into reality.
The story itself is best summed up as the standard group of super-powered or gifted people/gods being brought together by a government to face an equally “super” enemy. In this case, the world spanning danger is provided by one Cronus, Lord of the Titans, father of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades to name just three of his offspring. Cronus’ goal is not only to regain weapons taken from him by his god-like offspring but to rise up his fellow titans and destroy the world.
To fight off this cosmic threat, the government decides to reform the “Realm Knights”, bringing together six people who do not necessarily wish to be in the same room with one another. These gifted individuals include Robyn Hood, Red Riding Hood, Captain Hook, and Van Helsing to just name a few.
Once our would-be saviors of humanity are forced together by circumstances and obligations, the story sprints forward relentlessly, twisting and turning through revelations and fights galore. New characters are introduced along the way, and eventually a winner take all final battle resolves everything. Or does it?
While all of this will sound familiar to comic book aficionados, the fairy tale twist of these characters makes it new and interesting and the beautiful artwork keeping a reader flipping pages. All in all, Grimm Fairy Tales: Realm Knights might not break new ground, but it is an enjoyable read, well worth a try by any comic fan.
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