Written by Dave Franchini
Artwork by Deivis Goetten
Colors by Jorge Cortes
Written by Terry Kavanagh
Artwork by Julius Abrera
Colors by Fran Gamboa with J.C. Ruiz
Written by Erica Heflin
Artwork by Marcelo Basile
Written by Ben Meares
Artwork by Eman Casallos
Colors by Ceci de la Cruz
Letters by Fabio Amelia
This was a great Halloween issue. Three smaller tales inside the main tale. That makes for a very interesting read. The stories are all Halloween based and are entertaining to read.
It starts with a group of people in costume arriving at a house for a costume party. While their host (Red) is leading them to the party room, she decides to give them a little history lesson and a tour of the building. She talks about the lore behind Halloween and how some of the traditions came about.
The first story is about the origin of the Jack-O-Lantern and its power to ward off evil. Then, in Scarecrow, we learn of the horrific past of one single woman and the vengeance a Scarecrow can unleash. In the final story, which is my favorite in this issue, the age old fear of getting poisoned candy on Halloween is brought to life…with a twist. (Honestly the last tale would have made an excellent Twilight Zone episode.
Each tale has its own pizzazz, its own punch and style. Each is written well and the art is fantastic, as usual. I like that we had three stories inside the main story because it makes the issue easier to read, it reads a lot faster and you feel like you got more out of the single issue. It’s almost like a three for one kind of deal. I also think they did a really good job embodying the whole spirit of Halloween and spookiness and trying to scare people. It turned out really well.
As always, I recommend the Grimm Tales of Terror comics to any horror comic fan. There’s nothing super gory in this issue so I think even non-horror fans might like it due to the folklore story telling aspect. But mostly, all you fellow horror comic fans would be the ones to like it.