Matt Wagner's Grendel stories always held a special fascination for me. I loved how he evolved the story of a criminal to a world shaping myth with a life of its own. The Grendel Tales make perfect sense, as they are the stories inspired by the original. Seagle take follows Grendel Jonah as, attempting to escape his past, he encounters an abandoned toxic waste dump in the Antarctic and a strange plague that is affecting the hapless inhabitants. Sadly, Seagle's tale fails to captivate and Paul Grist's illustrations, with his disproportionate bodies, leaves me wanting.