Comic Review: Grimm #2
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Grimm #2
Plot by Jim Kouf & David Greenwalt
Script by Marc Gaffen & Kyle McVey
Art by Jose Malaga
Colors by Thiago Dal Bello
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Lucio Parrillo
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: June 12, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Based on the hit NBC television series Grimm, this comic book series takes Nick and team on all-new adventures and to all new places. Grimm #2 stays true to the show in almost every way imaginable. You can read the comic and almost hear the actors’ voices as you do. As with the television program, we seem to be introduced to new Wesen (pronounced “vessin”) all the time. But that’s only part of the story…

We start this issue with Nick (our resident Grimm and a police detective), Hank (his partner on the police force), and Monroe (a Blutbad clock connoisseur) in Vienna. Having recently traveled there to track down Nick’s mother and the three coins that she was hiding, they find themselves in the company of a badass female Grimm (who dresses as if she moonlights as a dominatrix) and the Resistance with whom she fights. Finding that his mother left him a clue to decode, he sets about trying to unlock the secrets within. Unfortunately, the Wesen army of the Royal families are hot on his trail. A little retreating, some sexual tension, and a whole lot of bullets later, we bear witness to what could be the end for some of our beloved team. Only time will tell because the issue ends at a very exciting part!

The concept of the three coins is one that came from the television series, but it wasn’t explored heavily. Leaving it open like that was the perfect segue for the comic writers. And trust me on this, Marc Gaffen and Kyle McVey scripted this superbly, following the story plots laid out by Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt. Coupled with some great art from Jose Malaga this comic is sure to please any Grimm fan.

I was a little hesitant at first, as my expectations of the show are pretty high. But I soon discovered that the comic was a more than suitable companion to the hit series. I have no doubt it will be well received by other comic fans, too… Dynamite Entertainment has a proven track record of making great things even better. I implore you to give this comic book series a fair shake (and watch the show, too). The tale is unique and fresh, I think you’ll enjoy it.

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