This little treasure has actually been saved by technology. Though out of print, IDW's 2009 five-issue mini series "American Mcgee's Grimm" is still available for readers online. Based on game designer American McGee's popular videogame series this comic is written by Dwight L. MacPherson and illustrated by Grant Bond with cover art by Ben Templesmith, and will introduce you to the world of comics as well as a lovably macabre character – the angry and sardonic dwarf "Grimm". Originally available at GameTap, the game itself has only recently been migrated to the designer's own publishing network "Spicy World" and is now available on PC. In the game's 23 episodes you will mostly be busy transforming lovely fairy tale worlds into hellish nightmares. The comic book mini series however unleashes a dark dark magic on a large number of comic book archetypes.
Starting out with twisted superhero tales, strange romance comics, westerns and even mangas which are not to be spared. In the first issue "Earth 57" a secret invasion takes place on a domain where villains are doomed to fail without Grimm's help. Afterwards you can lightly move on to Episode 2 which deals with a much more serious problem: Love. Or rather: not. "Love Hurts." As may be expected, chaos ensues as Grimm enters this romance and Larry and Sally (behold the names!) are doomed to struggle in order to survive a flesh-craving duck attack, a senile taxicab driver, and an army of puppies – just to be together. The things you do for love. Episode 3 explores a western setting where the dead walk the streets of Gravestone as resurrected outlaws. Thumbless Jack Hammer squares off against Sheriff Sam Sixshooter in a showdown at high noon. It’s a fight the sheriff always wins – usually... but this time Jack’s got a Grimm ace up his sleeve! In "GOTTA KILL 'EM ALL!" the manga world suffers Grimm's invasion! Gordy Bugg and Mini-Monster Trainers from all over the world are battling to become the Earth's Trainer Champion. With Grimm loose, Gordy has even two exciting choices: He'll either be remembered as the Earth's greatest Mini-Monster trainer or the kid who destroyed it all. The shocking conclusion awaits in episode 5 where Grimm is actually going out in a blaze of glory! The little sardonic dwarf travels to the anthropomorphic land of Generica to reunite the Twig Brothers. Together with the Cricket King and a leprous dragon, he will risk everything to bring this story to a bombastic close!
Although this comic series features "Grimm" and the game's core concept, the dwarf still enters enter an alien, unknown world and thus often is confronted with strange new situations, dilemmas and consequences that are entirely new to him. Dwight L. MacPherson and Grant Bond show a very different side of this great character who in his attempts to survive in the comic world has to learn numerous valuable and equally painful lessons. The combination of comic art styles with videogame-style art is rather astounding for example as the superheroes in the first issue are illustrated in a near Golden Age comic style art -- while havoc wreaking Grimm still looks like the dwarf right out of the videogame. A funny and interesting juxtaposition that is kept up throughout the wholes series. Enjoy the covers an first pages.
Source: Read American McGee's Grimm online (http://www.comixology.com/American-Mcgees-Grimm-1/digital-comic/FEB094315)