Tales From Wonderland: The Mad Hatter (Zenescope – Tedesco / Dodd / Ruffino / Gregory / Brusha)
Return to Wonderland once again in the second one-shot which reveals the mysterious and disturbing past of the man who became the madness. A local hero has somehow been thrown into insanity as he attempts to adapt to a world intent on taking his mind. But he soon realizes that there is only way to adapt to the un-adaptable. You know how the saying goes: “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!” Discover the origin of the infamous Mad Hatter in the issue that will leave you jaw-dropped! Features part two of an eight page back up story that will reveal the true origin and discovery of the place known as wonderland.
This one-shot has a little bit more tie-in to the previous Wonderland series than the Red Queen issue did. With that being said, Once again, Zenescope delivers on the high content horror. the readers follow a well thought out, yet disturbing story as we find out how the Hatter got so mad, why he deserves his fate and how he relates to Alice and her family. As good as the Hatter’s self-destruction reads, the on-going piece about the origins of Wonderland is just as harsh and delightful. Joe Dodd (Nightwing) is the perfect artist for this off-kilter story where the grisly details of the panels tell just as much as the words do. Pullbox Warning: This is for mature audiences… not for the kids!
Issue Grade: A-