- 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.
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Nightmares & Fairy Tales, Volume 4: Dancing with the Ghosts of Whales based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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 first one rather unpleasantly reminded me of the Big Eyed Child art trend from the 60's and seriously detracted from the story for me and while this wasn't the case for the second story I felt it was a bit to delicate and sketchy for the weight of the story it was trying to tell.Better and more evocative than the second book, but weaker than the third.