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"Issue 0 (Volume 1)"
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May 2013May 4, 2013

Comic Information
Page Count: 32 (16 pages of previews for other comics)
Publisher: Dynamite Comics
Cover artist: Whilce Portacio
Writers: Script by: Marc Gaffen & Kyle McVey
Plot by: David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf
Artist: Art by José Malaga
Colors by Thiago dal Bello
Letters by Marshall Dillon
UPC: 072-5130-20273-4
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"One Angry Fuchsbau"
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Issue 0 is the unofficial first issue of volume 1 of the Grimm comics series and Volume 1: The Coins of Zakynthos. It was released on May 4, 2013 by Dynamite Comics. It was acquirable for free through Free Comic Book Day events around the world.

Plot synopsisEdit

Short synopsis: Homicide detectives Nick Burkhardt and Hank Griffin, and their clockmaker friend Monroe begin their quest in Vienna to destroy the Coins of Zakynthos.


A mixed marriage between Fuchsbau Julie and Löwen Jack attracts P.W.O. activist Blutbaden, led by Darre. The P.W.O. activists slaughter several individuals and kidnap Jack and Julie, then burn the church.

At the Portland Police Bureau, Captain Sean Renard assigns homicide detectives Nick Burkhardt and Hank Griffin to work on this task, noting that it's a "mixed marriage".

Burkhardt and Griffin gain some insight into the situation first from the mother of the bride, then from Nick's reformed Blutbad friend Monroe, a clockmaker. Monroe is well-versed in the history of the Wesen universe and enlightens them on the P.W.O. Monroe vows to help on this case since he is in a similarly mixed relationship with Rosalee Calvert.

Kelly Burkhardt, the mother of Nick, is also a Grimm. On her way to the island of Zakynthos, where she plans to destroy the Coins of Zakynthos, she becomes attacked by Hundjäger working for the Verrat in an effort to obtain these priceless coins.

Nick, Hank, and Monroe soon learn the location and name of the leader of the P.W.O. gang (Darre). They arrive just in time to save Jack and Julie from certain death. Darre is knocked out, and the rest of the P.W.O. gang gets away.

That evening, Nick receives a call from Kelly, who is in Vienna. She says she has hidden the coins so they are not near her if she is intercepted. She gives Nick a set of urgent instructions to meet a man in Vienna, but the call is interrupted when her phone falls to the ground.


Special thanks to Chris Lucero, Lynn Kouf, Kim Niemi & Ed Prince

Based on the NBC Television series "Grimm."





  • The Blutbaden are all portrayed with blue eyes.
  • The Hundjäger are all portrayed with red eyes and black fur.
  • The locomotive shown in Portland is practically identical to the one shown in Switzerland, with some minor differences.
  • Contains previews of Issue 1 and Damsels #1.
  • Contains ads for Miss Fury #2, The Complete Alice in Wonderland hardcover collection, Damsels: Mermaids #1, and Battlestar Galactica #1.

See AlsoEdit

Comic Issues
Titles Issues Trade Paperbacks and Graphic Novels
Volume 1 #0#1#2#3#4#5
Volume 1: The Coins of Zakynthos
Volume 2: Bloodlines
Volume 2 #1#2#3#4#5
Grimm: The Warlock #1#2#3#4
It's Portland, Wu #1#2#3 Portland, Wu
Renard's Reckoning #4#5#6 Portland, Wu
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