Tales from Wonderland: Queen of Hearts (Zenescope – Brusha / Leister / Ruffino)
Wonderland returns in the first of three incredible one-shot issues! When two young twin girls are pulled into another dimension their purity will not be enough to save them. Lost, scared and unable to escape, the girls must find ways to adapt as they eventually realize that being raised by madness itself isn’t all that bad. Hold onto your Heads! *Also featuring part one of a 3 issue part story that will reveal the true origin and discovery of the place known as wonderland.
I am a big fan of the original Wonderland sereis from Zenescope. This one shot shows the fans that they are going to continue the dark, yet intelligent tales that will creep into our world from there. Knowing that the main two characters here are pre-teen girls, this issue will totally creep out readers in that psychological way, but not much in the way of violent action though. In my opinion a good, smart, scary story with a view images to make you look twice wins the best horror award over mindless blood and gore any day. Anyone who enjoyed the Return to Wonderland series will want these one-shots. Daniel Leister continues to show himself as a superb artist that show he is worth his weight and that he can project love, joy, beauty and insanity… and sometimes all in the same splash page 🙂
Issue Grade: A
Pullbox warning: due to horror content and visuals… not for the kids!