World Comic Book Review

11th April 2024

Cinderella: Serial Killer Princess #1-2 (Review)

Cinderella: Serial Killer Princess #1-2
Zenescope Entertainment, December 2016
Writer: Dave Franchini

“Cinderella: Serial Killer Princess” is a four-issue miniseries from American comic book publisher Zenescope Entertainment. Zenescope is primarily known for its “Grimm Fairy Tales” series, a dark fantasy series encompassing a multitude of titles, all of which feature modern twists on classic fairy tale yarns.

This new title, “Cinderella: Serial Killer Princess” is spun out of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” and features a decidedly adult version of the classic fairy tale princess clad in skimpy clothing and well-versed in the use of various weapons.

The story starts with Cinderella being revived from what is presumably corporeal death, by a voodoun named Baron Samedi. Baron Samedi is one of the more important loas (spirits) in Haitian Vodou. Baron Samedi serves as the master of the dead within the Vodou pantheon, and is frequently depicted as being particularly fond of debauchery, alcohol, and giving boons to mortal men in exchange for a personal sacrifice (frequently in exchange for the supplicant’s soul.)

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