Comic Review: The Grimm: Caelum Simianus – Issue 1

Issue: The Grimm: Caelum Simianus #1
Writer: Michael Beazley
Artist: Michael Beazley
Letters: Michael Beazley
Colors: Michael Beazley
Publisher: General Jack Cosmo Productions
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Price: $4.00

“An unidentified flying object is the source of a disturbance in a small farm town bringing in the Centers of Disease control and Special Missions Unit 13. No communication. Cattle mutilation on an epic scale. And the town populace transformed into post mortem roustabouts. Navy Seal Master Chief Burton MacReady and Jack return to investigate a xenomorph threat and to cull the population of murderous townies in The Grimm Caelum Simianus”

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
Evolution is the word best used to describe what I notice here compared to The Grimm: The Devil Birds of Carencro Isle & Garlu. With this issue I really see a more stylized approach to the overall look of the book. First of all is the Amazing cover. That cow scares me. The interiors have a flatter look to them, but it works better overall. It gives the book a more cohesive feel, compared to the art and story competing for attention, here they in harmony.

Story: 4.5 out of 5
This is one great book. The concept is still young and has time to explain itself as we go into more issues. Most importantly here though we have to talk about a creepy ass monkey who takes over and is hell-bent on domination. The dialogue is on from start to finish with a dull moment never getting in the way, and it has one hell of a cliffhanger.

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
Fun and action packed are the names of The Grimm gang. This book plummets to Earth with a great force that is a pure joy to read. The artwork is on point from panel to panel. The story had me at the word 1977 (read it to find out). Beazley has a winner on his hands. Let it be known though that this decapitated reviewer needs to know more about the pumpkin soon… or else!

If you would like to buy or know more about The Grimm: Caelum Simianus #1 you can find it at http://www.grimmspecwar.com/

The Grimm: Caelum Simianus – Issue 1

 

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