Cinderella Serial Killer Princess #1 (of 4)
Written by: Dave Franchini
Art by: Salvatore Cuffari
Published by: Zenescope Entertainment
When I saw Cinderella Serial Killer Princess #1 at my comic store this weekend, I just had to pick it up. I didn’t know anything about the series other than what is on the cover. But the whole premise sounded so ridiculous, I had to see it for myself.
And it was pretty much what you’d expect. Cinderella Serial Killer Princess is nothing more than a simple (and very thin) revenge story with wooden dialogue. Think Kill Bill, but with less clothing. I honestly don’t know why Cindy wears so little, but I suppose it wouldn’t be a cheesy “bad girl” comic if the main character didn’t have big boobs and a tiny outfit. It wasn’t until later on that I realized almost all the characters from Zenescope Entertainment look like this.
The basic premise of this series goes something like this: A loyal servant to the Dark Horde, Cindy turned her back on it to help save the world. And all she got for her trouble was a brutal death. But sometimes those that die get a second chance and now Cindy is back with a thirst for blood. And once she’s had her revenge not a single hero in the Grimm Universe will be left alive.
That sounds like a decent storyline, but honestly, issue #1 could have use a good polish. It’s either that, or there was another Zenescope Entertainment series I should have read before diving into Serial Killer Princess.
Although the backgrounds could use a little more detail, the art by Salvatore Cuffari is actually pretty decent. The character’s anatomy is pretty solid, and unlike many of the comics of 90’s, all the bits and pieces are well proportioned.
There’s a good story somewhere in this series. It just needed a cleared vision and an editor willing to push the right buttons of the creative team.