A review by rabbithero
Grendel Omnibus, Vol. 1: Hunter Rose, by Zander Cannon, Woodrow Phoenix, Stan Shaw, Andy Kuhn, Duncan Fegredo, Chris Sprouse, Jim Mahfood, Scott Morse, Mike Allred, Jill Thompson, Tim Bradstreet, Tim Sale, Paul Chadwick, Tom Fowler, D'Israeli, Michael Avon Oeming, Jason Pearson, John Paul Leon, John K. Snyder, David W. Mack, Kelley Jones, Arnold Pander, Cliff Chiang, Michael Zulli, Bernie Mirault, Mike Huddleston, Phil Hester, Ashley Wood, Dean Motter, Ho Che Anderson, Teddy Kristiansen, Darick Robertson, Jacob Pander, Mike Hawthorne, Andi Watson, Phil Noto, Farel Dalrymple, Matt Wagner, Dan Brereton, Guy Davis, Jay Geldhof, Stan Sakai
The beginning and end of this are excellent, and the middle is a crazy mixed bag, with a ton of redundant 8 page stories about Grendel killing some mafia guy or another. Largely uninspired, a lot of them incredibly trite and a few utter gibberish. By the end of it, I was kind of sick of Hunter Rose. Frankly, "Devil by the Deed" is all you need, and is itself nearly flawless.