158. Wonderland Volume Two by Raven Gregory.
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents (Wonderland Vol. 2)
(US) - (Canada)
May 21, 2013, Zenescope, 176 pgs
"After defeating the malevolent spirit of her long-dead brother and escaping the terror of a town possessed by the insanity of the Mad Hatter, Calie and her daughter, Violet, disappear into the city of Los Angeles hoping to evade Wonderland's ever-extending reach. But the duo is fast to learn that no matter where they run, or where they hide, Wonderland will find them! From the writers and creators who brought you Zenescope's original Wonderland trilogy comes the continuation of the adventure in a world of madness like you've never seen before. Volume 2 collects issues #6-10 of the Wonderland series."
Received an egalley from the publisher through Netgalley.
Well, I'm going to have to admit that the Grimm universe has become my guilty little pleasure. I loved this book. The art in this (and all of them!) is absolutely gorgeous. Of course it is filled with scantily clad women but somehow this just doesn't bother me here. Perhaps because these women are such kick-*ss characters? think Xena, Sydney Bristow. Anyway, the s*xuality means these are not kid's comics and then there is the violence... This story features Callie and Violet, Alice's daughter and grand-daughter respectively as they try to escape the madness that is Wonderland. The story is a bit out there, but that just keeps it within the wackiness of Wonderland. It is related big-time to all the numerous other Wonderland titles, especially the original trilogy; there are asterisks galore directing you to previous volumes and while this would make this story much more appreciated by those who have read the other volumes already, it just makes me want to go buy every single Wonderland title and then re-read these latest two volumes so I can fully appreciate how they all connect. This ends with a doozy of a whopper and I can't wait to read more. But like I said, stay tuned for me to do some catching up first!