Never having heard anything of this comic at all, I decided to jump in and just enjoy the ride. The concept for this series is a modern reinterpretation of classic fairy tales with a twist that revolves around the occurrences of the life of the Sela Mathers. We start at a prison where the main character finds herself for a particular reason unknown at the moment being a neophyte to this world. This is when we meet Miss Sela Mathers,our protagonist. Her court appointed caseworker visits her in prison to try and explain to Sela that there might be a way out for her out of prison. Sela apparently has no desire whatsoever to leave prison since to her she deserves to be there doing penance. It seems that our girl was involved in the destruction of a school due to her trying to rescue her lost daughter that has been raised by Sela’s greatest enemy. Yeah get your heads around that.
All it’s not what it seems in this prison for gals. As all hell breaks loose in the prison we get to see Sela’s supernatural abilities. She can channel energies from other realms such as oz, wonderland, even neverland. I kid you not. She displays her energy powers during a prison riot, saving people here and there. This incident was merely the appetizer for Sela’s misadventures as inmate 7227,since a prison riot was not enough, she needs to battle her own inner demons and some physical ones in the form of soul sucking zombies.
What can I say about the overall story? While not groundbreaking in any form, this tale does have it’s high points. Between Sela’s interaction with problematic inmates out to shank her and her paranormal problems, there is meat to this story where I thought there would only be a little morsel. Definitely entertaining and quite engaging at least in intervals.
The art can be quite detailed and helps to depict the violence in the story quite well. Then again it suffers from rotating artists and that diminishes the quality somewhat at times. At times it did create the somber, dark and depressing atmosphere that a horror comic or story needs.
To me it rates an 2.8 out of 5. Interesting story but not as fleshed out as it could be and a seesaw artwork throughout the story art. This is not a good jumping point for new readers of Grimm Fairy Tales. Recommend this comic for mature readers.