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Grimm Fairy Tales continues strong in this re-telling of the classic story The Ugly Duckling. When a young unattractive teen is tormented by her high school peers she makes a deal with Belinda and seeks out her own form of revenge. Now, ten years later, the once ugly duckling turned swan is living a successful life as a top model. However, on the night of her class reunion she’ll find that the deal she made many years ago is about to come back to bite her.

Framed by the story of the Ugly Duckling, Belinda meets Robin ten years after their first meeting. Their first meeting is described when Robin was still in high school. She takes refuge in her only friend, Ted, who likes her for who she is but is unable to defend her from mockery from the football team or the other girls, and unable to defend himself physically from them either. Belinda is substitute teacher that particular day and after giving Robin a special potion she goes home to try it. She is at first hesitant, but then is certain that nothing can be worse for her. after drinking it she falls asleep but then wakes up as a much more attractive young woman. She immediately begins looking the part, choosing midriff revealing shirts and miniskirts as her clothing. She now has the entire school under her control and she decides to seek revenge. Although the previous day the quarterback of the football team had asked her out as a joke to the prom, now he is serious and she accepts. While at the prom she leads him to a closet with the promise of sex ahead, but once there she locks him in with two of his teammates, the both of whom are drugged and handcuffed together. After making enough noise to draw attention to himself, he is accused of being a homosexual, which although not true is a label he cannot shake (this will later cause him to commit suicide in university.) Meanwhile the action is shown back in the present as Robin goes to a class reunion and meets her old friend Ted. He is himself no longer a nerd, and invites her back to his place. She discovers there what she thinks is a successful fashion career, but in fact it is the embalmed bodies of the women he has killed. He intends to teach Robin a lesson as well and stabs her with a knife.

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This issue continues the trend of Belinda led stories being good and not great.  The story here features another one dealing with vanity (though to be fair it has been a while since there has been one on this topic).  It would be interesting one time in this series to find such an issue where the vanity isn't necessarily the downfall of the person but that is the case here.  That being the case the links to the main character's vanity is not something which is necessarily which the story made ou...

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