â€œGrimm Fairy Tales Presents: No Tomorrowâ€ #1 Review
By Christine Caprilozzi
Writer: Raven Gregory
Artist: JG Miranda and Liezl Buenaventura
Release Date: August 28, 2013
Synopsis: “Set in the not so far off future, the long fought battle between the forces of good and evil has finally come to an end, and now an ancient new horror has entered the Grimm Universe. Keres, the Goddess of the Death, has begun to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting Earth, and one family man will feel the effects more than any other. Now this man must attempt to uncover the truth behind Keres and how to stop her before all is lost. But will his obsession with destroying â€œdeathâ€ also prove to be his downfall?”
Our Thoughts: â€œGrimm Fairy Talesâ€ has always been known for the blood, gore, and of course sexy stories. â€œNo Tomorrow,â€ however, is a bit different. Thereâ€™s a deeper darkness in this story by fan favorite, Raven Gregory. The series is set around Patrick, a family man, working man, and what some may call a â€œregular guy.â€ He wakes up on his birthday, and out of the blue all these tragic, weird, coincidental occurrences happen. I donâ€™t want to give too much away, but there is a deeper meaning, and plotline foreshadowed in the book. Thereâ€™s a mysterious woman who plays a role in the chaos and in Patrickâ€™s situation. What is it? We shall see.
As for the artwork, Miranda and Buenaventura do a decent job of conveying Gregoryâ€™s story. While staying in line with the glossy images Grimm Fairy Tales is known for, they also keep the tones a bit muted and gloomy. This is important as the visual tones affect the tone of the dark and mysterious storyline â€œNo Tomorrowâ€ has to offer.
â€œNo Tomorrowâ€ #1 does an excellent job of setting up a series full of mystery, horror, unpredictability, and humanity. One aspect of the comic where Gregory goes above and beyond is developing his main character Patrickâ€¦to the point where the reader actually cares about this guy. Comic fans who know Raven Gregoryâ€™s work will see that â€œNo Tomorrowâ€ is him at the top of his game. Horror comic fans, will want to pick this one up, and by the end, preorder issue #2.