"Cinderella: Serial Killer Princess #4" Comic Review
Written by James Ferguson
Published by Zenescope Entertainment
Story by Joe Brusha & Dave Franchini
Written by Dave Franchini
Illustrated by Fritz Casas, Eduardo Garcia, Marc Rosete, and Salvatore Cuffari
Colored by Leonardo Paciarotti
2017, 32 Pages, $3.99
Comic released on April 12th, 2017
Cinderella has been hacking and slashing her way through all the realms, killing just about everyone to get her hands on Robyn Hood. She has a grudge to settle and the only payment she'll accept is blood. Her quest for revenge comes to a climactic final battle against her foe that takes her through every realm out there.
It is clear from the first issue of Cinderella: Serial Killer Princess that this whole adventure is non-canon. The publisher wouldn't kill off every major character in this one mini-series. It is fun seeing them dismantled in imaginative and gory ways, but the deaths had no impact as it is obvious that they aren’t really happening. We get the true reason behind this in the final pages of the book and it's one that makes total sense. I just don't think it required four issues of lead up to something that could have been explained in a few pages. However, as I said, it is a fun ride.
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The setup within the conclusion offers a brief insight into things to come for Cinderella. There is a definite ominous overtone as you're given a glimpse into the new forces of evil gathering within the worlds. It's not clear what they're preparing for, but you know it's going to be dark.
The real oddity with this chapter is that it required four different artists. Although Cinderella and Robyn's fight takes them through different lands, the artwork doesn't change to match each new world. They often fall from one area to the next on the same page, which is a nice effect. It works like a showcase for the Zenescope Universe. Although the artists have similar styles, there is a noticeable difference when they change, which can take you right out of the book.
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The true art star for Cinderella: Serial Killer Princess is colorist Leonardo Paciarotti. The guy delivers terrific blood splatter, and there is quite a lot of it. It frequently looks like it was thrown on the page itself, which gives it a natural look that's sure to please any horror fan.
Cinderella: Serial Killer Princess is a fun, gore-filled romp through the Zenescope Universe. It cements the title character as the publisher's version of Deadpool, quick with a blade and a lame joke. If you've ever wanted to see some of your favorite Zenescope characters horrifically murdered without any consequences or affecting any real story, now is your chance.