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REVIEW: Cinderella: Princess of Death

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REVIEW: Cinderella: Princess of Death

4.05/5.0 Stars
Rating if the Book Were a Movie: R

Creative Team:

Story: Dave Franchini, David Wohl, Pat Shand, Kyle McLaughlin, Khang Nguyen, Scott Hala, Oeter Nehl, Steven Ponstler, Scott Cookson, Abigail Itianus, and Mich-Al Ferry
Writer: Dave Franchini
Artist: Jordi Tarragona
Colors: Juan Michael Rodriguez
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Caio Cacau
Editor: Dave Franchini
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment 

Ratings:

Story: 3.9 Stars
Artwork: 4.0 Stars
Cover Artwork: 4.1 Stars
Dialogue: 4.0 Stars
Mechanics: 4.3 Stars
Editing: 4.0 Stars 

About the Book:

Cindy has always been a little lackadaisical about seeing the big picture when it comes to the consequences of her actions. When she takes it upon herself to kill Robyn Hood Keres, the Goddess of Death, steps in. Keres decides to teach  Cindy a lesson about the value of life. Keres is going to make Cindy play God (or more appropriately death) so the serial killer princess can learn how everyone serves a purpose.

Reader’s Notes:

The Zenescope universe is full of fascinating characters. I enjoy Robyn’s no nonsense approach to everything and the thrilling adventures she has. As great as those are, in my eyes they can’t compete with Cinderella’s escapades.

Cinderella is the Harley Quinn of the Zenescope universe. Her flawed logic and whimsical nature make for adventures that can take us anywhere. All the while she makes us laugh with her unique way of expressing herself.

Seeing two of my favorite leading ladies share an adventure was a sight to behold. It was a R rated version of “Pinky and the Brain” sans “Narf”. Cindy acting as Keres for a short while gave her the perspective she needed to appreciate the balance of life and death. I’m curious to see if will retain this new knowledge or if it will fly out the window the next time Cindy sees something shiny.

The artwork we get on the covers from Zenescope never fails to impress. The cover for “Cinderella: Princess of Death” is no exception. The lines are terrific. The colors are what sold it for me. The purple perfectly offsets Cinderella, making her more distinctive than anything else on the cover. I also loved how the confidence oozes from our Cindy in the piece. She fears nothing, even when facing death itself.

Tarragona’s artwork on the interior pages does a masterful job of walking the tightrope between the whimsy that is Cinderella’s view of the world and how serious the situations she’s facing truly are. It works perfectly. I especially liked when she was dressed as Keres. That look gave her quite an edge

“Cinderella: Princess of Death” is a one shot. With this title you are not getting into something that will be waging an ongoing war with your wallet every month. What I liked best about this one shot is the way that the reader does not have to be a subject matter expert to understand and appreciate this book. That makes this geek on a budget say check this one out and start exploring the Zenescope Universe today!

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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