Comic Books

Cinderella Serial Killer Princess #1 Review

I recently signed up for Comixology Unlimited. They give a sampling of several series that you can read for a monthly fee, of course, you gotta buy in if you want the full series. Well, especially with books you’re not sure about, this is great. This is especially true of the comic publisher Zenescope’s Grimm Universe with characters such as Cinderella, Belle, Alice, Robyn Hood, and more. It has intrigued me but I’ve been too hesitant to bite the bullet and go all in. Why do I say this? Well…

Their covers are silly. I feel like one of those people who insists they read adult magazines for the articles when it comes to this…


Cinderella: Serial Killer Princess?

So I randomly picked one title… Cinderella: Serial Killer Princess. It is apart of the Grimm Universe which takes all of your classic fairy tale and literary characters. Then it puts them in one universe with an R-Rated theme. Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it? Well, let us take a look at this one and see if it is actually any good..

Cinderella

This is clearly not my mother’s Cinderella. Now, I would never claim by any means to be a sword expert, so I could be wrong here. However, I think you would want, oh I don’t know, more clothes to protect yourself from getting sliced by your own sword? I’m not a hundred percent sure on that. So, if any sword experts could care to weigh in, that’d be great!

So the beginning excerpt catches us up on the story. Apparently Cinderella is back, and she’s back for revenge because someone killed her! Like any great literary story, if you kill her, she will kill you back.


Do You Voodoo?

We open up with some weird ritual that I’m just going to skip right over and we are introduced to Cinderella waking up with the character of Voodoo in her presence.

Oh goodie, I remember a WWE wrestling character in the 1990s that was also a bad stereotype, his name was Papa Shango…

Then Cinderella recalls what happened before she died. Apparently Robyn Hood killed her. In this universe, Robin Hood is Robyn, so she is a lady. That’s cool…

Not Robyn Fucking Locksley! Maybe it was her Merry Men?

We cut to this amazing piece of dialog here…

“You’re not as dumb as your face looks.”

Hmmm…

Then we get to this actual panel…

GRRROOOOOAAAAAANNNNNN…


The Serial Killing

At the very least, the “shopping” was for grenades. Thank goodness. She went ahead and went full crazy when she tossed a grenade towards this character.

I swear, the artist really liked drawing Cinderella throughout the book in those pose because that’s totally how a normal person stands.

This page is priceless. Some might say it is a little close to being full Deadpool, but there are worse characters and stories you can compare this to.

Cinderella is also puntastic!

I think I love her for these one liners. Next we all need her to say I have a Machine Gun, Ho Ho Ho.

Oh my god… this is kind of funny in a 1970s exploitation film kind of way.

Man, she ALMOST said “Let it go” and then I could have included my Frozen reference. Oh hell, I will include it anyway…

Then we get to this genius moment of Cinderella busting into a door like the Kool Aid Man. I’m not making that up, that is what actually happened…

There is some genius to this. It is awesome and dumb at the same time, which is where I live, to be honest.

I don’t think I can do this panel any justice…

Then finally, we get to our to be continued into Chapter 2…

One, Two, Cindy is coming for you.
Three, four, better lock your door.
Five, six, grab your crucifix.
Seven, eight, gonna stay up late.
Nine, ten, never sleep again.


In Conclusion

They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Beforehand, I was ultimately these books as basically softcore pornography. In reality, it is just really cheesy entertaining nonsense. I’m not going to lie or kid you. The half naked women aren’t at all necessary for the plot or serve a practical purpose in any way whatsoever. So there’s that. You are either going to love it or hate it. I will check more out from Zenescope. These might be my new guilty pleasure.

If you want to read the full book, you can get it on Comixology, the first two chapters are free with Comixology Unlimited. You can also the trade paperback on Amazon. Order through Zenescope, or see if your local shop has it.


NEXT ARTICLE: Comic Book Excerpts That Are Absolute Bonkers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.