The Big Book of Grimm

 BBOG   (Paradox)

™ and © 1999 Paradox Press

If your perception of fairy tales is one of cute, frivolous, innocuous stories for children, this edition in the Big Book series from Paradox Press will come as a shocking revelation. Writer Jonathan Vankin, who also produced The Big Book of Scandal and The Big Book of Bad, transcribed the original unsanitized folk tales that the Brothers Grimm collected in the mid-1800s. Then, as with the other books in this series, he collaborated with a diverse collection of artists to present these stories in all their original horror.

Between “Once upon a time” and “They lived happily ever after” are some of the most grisly and depraved tales that a sane mind could conceive. For example, one of Cinderella’s stepsisters cut off her toe in an attempt to fit into the gold slipper. Child abuse, incest, cannibalism, severed limbs and gouged-out eyes are recurring incidents. The fact that such brutal stories were once considered appropriate fare for children testifies to the extraordinary change that has occurred in Western culture.

— George Haberberger

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#1

  9/1/1999
  $14.95
  $15.00
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Anthology; B&WJonathan VankinGeorge Freeman, Wm. Marshall Rogers, Charlie Adlard, Christopher Schenck, Chris Jordan, Shepherd Hendrix, Randy DuBurke, Roger Langridge, Nick Bertozzi, Adam DeKraker, Charles Vess, Bob Fingerman, John Cebollero, Colleen Doran, Gregory Benton, Jamal Igle, Richard Piers Rayner, Cliff Chiang, Tom Sutton, Steve Leialoha, Keith Giffen, Jeff Parker, James Romberger, Hunt Emerson, Steven Weissman, James Francis, J. M. Beroy, Alfonso Font, Bill Alger, Harvey Richards, Rick Geary, Michael Perkins, Karl Heitmueller Jr., Joe Staton, Jim Fern, Mike Collins, Tayyar Ozkan, Vincent Deporter, Sergio Aragonés, D’Israeli, Gahan Wilson, Dean Haspiel, Seth Fisher, Jason Little, Dame Darcy, Rick Burchett, Steve Mannion, James Kochalka, Alan Kupperberg, David Roach, Scott Cohn, Joe Chiappetta, Alec Stevens

#1 (2nd printing)

  10/1/2008
  $7.98
  $7.98
No copies available
Anthology; Published by Metro Books; B&WJonathan VankinGeorge Freeman, Wm. Marshall Rogers, Charlie Adlard, Christopher Schenck, Chris Jordan, Shepherd Hendrix, Randy DuBurke, Roger Langridge, Nick Bertozzi, Adam DeKraker, Charles Vess, Bob Fingerman, John Cebollero, Colleen Doran, Gregory Benton, Jamal Igle, Richard Piers Rayner, Cliff Chiang, Tom Sutton, Steve Leialoha, Keith Giffen, Jeff Parker, James Romberger, Hunt Emerson, Steven Weissman, James Francis, J. M. Beroy, Alfonso Font, Bill Alger, Harvey Richards, Rick Geary, Michael Perkins, Karl Heitmueller Jr., Joe Staton, Jim Fern, Mike Collins, Tayyar Ozkan, Vincent Deporter, Sergio Aragonés, D’Israeli, Gahan Wilson, Dean Haspiel, Seth Fisher, Jason Little, Dame Darcy, Rick Burchett, Steve Mannion, James Kochalka, Alan Kupperberg, David Roach, Scott Cohn, Joe Chiappetta, Alec Stevens