Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Colorist: Tamra Bonvillain
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
What You Need To Know:
Merlin has dispatched Grendel, the monster of the Beowulf poem, to kill Grandma at the old folk’s home, and Duncan tries to find a way to get there and save her before it’s too late.
Duncan trues to Uber there but the ride cancels, so he finds a taxi and puts a gun to the driver’s head, telling him to take him to Gran’s old folk’s home. While at said home, Grendel is going on a rampage, killing an orderly. Rose calls the cops and sends them to the home, where Grendel tears through them without effort. Gran asks Trevor, one of the elderly who reads poetry, how to kill Grendel, and he tells her that Beowulf tore off his arm, the same Beowulf who was killed last issue.
A very simple but fun issue. Grendel is great, his face reminds me a lot of Violator’s monster form from Spawn. Duncan continues to be really relatable to me, mainly with his troubles with Uber, I know that feeling of waiting for half an hour for a ride that’s 2 minutes away only for them to cancel on you. Gran is still the best character, she just has the aura of not really caring even though she’s in mortal danger, through towards the end that starts to fade away once it’s clear she’s not going to be able to kill this thing. Tamra Bonvillain’s colors are still fantastic, I love how the colors completely shift once Grendel shows up. Overall not a lot happened in this issue, but it’s still a fun time.