Nightmares Fairy Tales returns to the book s manga inspired roots with two new retellings of classic horror stories and fairy tales This issue features two stories inspired by Sleeping Beauty and H.P Lovecraft s Shadow over Innsmouth.
Dancing with the Ghosts of Whales Nightmares Fairy Tales returns to the book s manga inspired roots with two new retellings of classic horror stories and fairy tales This issue features two stories inspired by Sleeping Beauty and H P
The 4th & final book of the Nightmares & Fairy Tales series shows a return to it's roots by once again adapting fairytale creatures & stories. The stories in this book include a sleeping beauty tale as well as a mermaid tale that takes it's roots not only from mer-tales, but also from H.P. Lovecraft. The first story takes place in the present day & includes Gwen as she meets a lively young girl who may or may not be a ghost. The second story takes place in the past, but doesn't r [...]
Let's face it, I bought this for the second story that had a mermaid in it. But I have to say, I did enjoy both tales. The artwork was well done, and I liked the sketch look it had to it. Both tales were dark, more so the mermaid one (which was also a bit creepy, but I loved every bit of it). It was very interesting, and I'd definitely consider picking up the others.
This is the first graphic novel ever that has compelled me to take a pencil and start correcting the anatomy here and there. Seriously, is it that hard to draw eyes on the same level?
3 1/2Really liked the artwork for this one, and the stories. Big change of tone from the first story to the second. I find myself liking the ones with Gwen in them the best.
Review can also be found here.Rating: 1.5 starsI know I shouldn’t start with the final book in a series, but Nightmares & Fairy Tales: Dancing with the Ghosts of Whales is the only volume I can find in local bookstores…Anyway, it’s the fourth and final volume to the Nightmares & Fairy Tales series written by Serena Valentino in which Annabelle, a cursed rag doll is the main character.In contrast to my previous review of The Lost Boy, this graphic novel has incredibly messy art and [...]
This book returns to the idea of retelling fairy tales and classic horror stories and like the second book the stories each felt a bit incomplete and rushed at the end, both would have benefited greatly with more fleshing out and details, this is probably more on me than anything but I didn't get the stories they were "based" on until it was pointed out to me by someone else. The second story especially I feel fails and a retelling of anything Lovecraftian. I am seriously mixed on the art, the f [...]
Book four in the Nightmares and Fairy Tales series.This book contains two short stories. One is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty and the other is a horror story about a vengeful mermaid. Beautiful artwork, but not my favorite of the series.
I love this series. This volumne has a nice twist on "Sleeping Beauty" as well as homage to Lovecraft (with a little Andersen thrown in). The black and white drawings match the artwork, and while it wasn't quite as good as the others in the series, it was still cool.
I liked the stories in this one best of all! No explination of the nuns and what they were up to though.
Really good dark short stories. Great series.
Loved the art and the mermaid story.