In Review: Grimm Vol 2 #1

Synopsis: What do Juliette, Adalind, Truble and Rosalee have in common? They’re the women in the life of Portland’s own Grimm, Nick Burkhardt, and they’re about to cross paths in...

Synopsis: What do Juliette, Adalind, Truble and Rosalee have in common? They’re the women in the life of Portland’s own Grimm, Nick Burkhardt, and they’re about to cross paths in a way they’d never expect! Set during the tumultuous fourth season of the hit television show, Juliette’s struggles to come to terms with becoming a Hexenbiest draw her into conflict with a new Wessen threat, and she finds she has nowhere to turn except her most hated enemy, Adalind! That’s right, the woman who impersonated Juliette and slept with Nick! Written by Caitlin Kittredge, the author behind the Nocturne City and Iron Codex novels (among many others) and Coffin Hill for Vertigo, with art by rising newcomer Maria Sanapo!

Review: This opening issue of volume 2 of Grimm sees Juliette take centre stage.

When a museum robbery happens and Juliette’s old college friend is a suspect Juliette turns to Rosalee and Trubel for help.

Seeing the women of Nick’s life launch an investigation is quite refreshing to see and its kind of a surprise they haven’t done to much of this sort of thing in the television series, which sadly will be coming to an end next year.

The issue opens with all the confusion and chaos of the robbery in which we see Juliette having a gun pointed at her face by the Wesson gang that do the robbery. We also learn a little later in the issue that Rosalee has heard of similar robberies by a gang of sisters.

This was my first introduction to the ‘Grimm’ comics from Dynamite and it looks like I will be sticking around for this arc at the very least. It happens to be set during the fourth season, which for me was the most interesting season of the series.

I love that we have the three women in Nicks life at the centre of this and we even get a little bit of Wu telling Juliette about how she should be behaving given that she is the girlfriend of a police officer, which went down about as well as titanic with her.

Written by Caitlin Kittredge this is a great way to get volume 2 off to a start and a solid jump on point for anyone like myself that has never read the comics.

The art work by M.L. Sanapo is pretty solid, but the likeness to the television characters wasn’t to great. Which can be bothering on occasion, but in this instance the art was consistent throughout the book. I liked the opening sequence of the robbery.

8.8
Grimm Vol 2 #1
  • Covers
    8.1
  • Story
    9.5
  • Artwork
    9.0
  • Lettering
    8.5
  • Colours
    9.1

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

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