Tales From Wonderland: White Knight One-Shot (Zenescope – Brownfield / Gregory / Rio / Mychaels)
Wonderland returns with three brand new incredible one-shots for the third Volume of the best selling Tales From Wonderland series. A young boy born of an unholy union in ancient times finds himself transported to the world of madness and mayhem. Donning a suit of magical armor he finds on a desolate battle field he becomes the heroic White Knight whose purity lights the darkness of Wonderland. But when the knight is faced with the choice of destroying evil at the cost of his own innocence will he fall and become as corrupted as the monsters he hunts? Also contains a back up story featuring the final story of Charles Dodgson rise to power and the woman whose actions would lead him to the path of redemption.
It has been a couple months since the series ended and I have to say that I was more than ready to revisit Wonderland. This one-shot focused in on the previous unseen characters of the White Knight and the delectable Queen of Spades. As writers Troy Brownfield and Raven Gregory introduce these characters, they spin the Wonderland series in a new direction and in essence give it new life. They start tying and connecting the Zene-Wonderland into other mythologies. Specifically here, both the knight and queen have connections to Arthurian legends (they didn’t come out and say it, but I am pretty sure the Queen of Spades is Morgan Le Fey… at least I hope). This was definitely an enjoyable issue, not particularly deep nor horrific, but adrenaline-laced fun none the less.
Because the plot does not rely on a schema of Wonderland-related previous knowledge, The White Knight (of all the Wonderland one-shots) does the best job of having someone pick it up cold and being able to jump right in. In fact, I would say this is a great initial issue for someone to be introduced to the Wonderland run.
Bottom line: Good issue, can’t wait for the future!
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Issue Grade: B+