Ah, a female version of a traditionally male names must mean we are in Grimm land again.
Robyn and Van Helsing have been captured by a vampire with snuff movie mentality. Robyn’s usual partner in crime, Marian, is dabbling with magical in an effort to become the user witch she one was. So, to recap, there is quite a lot going on.
As always seems the case, Pat Shand is the writer of this merry tale. Now, having read a few Zenescope books in my time, I can safely say that this book kind of fall into “meh” territory. What I mean by that is there is no discernible difference between this and the long running Grimm series, which is a shame as I really liked Tales of Terror and had high hopes for the last Van Helsing book (reviewed last month). The things that Shand does well are clear, the script is strong if a little clinched at times but does feature the most impressive use of “nom” that I have seen in quite a well.
Art is by Roberta Ingranata who pretty much follows the Grimm house style. Is that a bad thing? I don’t know. With a Grimm book you know what you are going to get, attractive girls, chunky guys, monsters and at times revealing dress sense. Incarnate does ok with the story, clean lines allowing circuits motion through the panels. The colors by Slamet Mujiono certainly add to the overall impact of the art, especially impressive in the Marian scenes.
Coming into the book fresh from o the Zenescope books hasn’t helped in this instance. K.owing how good some of their line can be, I am left a little disappointed in this issue. For fans of Grimm there are definitely better examples of their range out there.