YMMV / Grim Tales from Down Below

  • Accidental Innuendo: (Junior holding up his father's journal) "Now comes the best part. This book also happens to be the family album!" The first picture is his mom lying on a bed in her underwear.
  • Contested Sequel: After Birth isn't even out yet (and may not be for some time to come), but already some have voiced their immense dislike of it simply stemming from the rumours surrounding problems in its production. The comic is completed but has hit a final snag with publishing. Many feel that the sequel's high ambitions is enough reason for it to suck.
  • Crazy Awesome: When she betrays her father she throws a kettle. At his face.
  • Creator's Pet: It seems like hardly anyone can stop themselves from telling Junior and thus the audience how great Minnie is, at least when she's onstage. Mostly in the earlier chapters; later they're more likely to talk about how powerful she is instead. Both kinds get very tiresome. Possibly inverted as the author's plan all along was to kill her in her first actual battle
  • Cry for the Devil: Considering whatever Mandy did to Mimi, it's hard not to.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: There's not really any character that can be defined as The Hero or all that heroic of the comic.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Mandy.
  • Internet Backdraft: MANDY DID WTC. That is all.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Junior. He later turns into regular woobie after his Heel Realization, coming to terms with the fact that he caused a lot of trouble and that his sister died for his actions and is now trying to kill him for helping a friend instead of spending time with her.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Mandy directly causes 9/11, Operation Freedom, Hurricane Katrina and Crash 38. While one could argue that all those deaths were Mandy just doing her job as Death that day (going overboard, but still her job), what really puts it over the MEH is that she did it to impress her crush.
  • Narm: Early in the comic, Mandy cuts her own throat. It's presented for drama... but it's a flashback, so we all know it didn't stick. (The next page has Grim inform her she won't die until he feels like it.) It comes across as a drastic attempt to milk emotional response.
  • Nightmare Fuel: When not out and out scary, the comic gets more and more creepy as it goes along.
  • Schedule Slip: After six years , the main series eventually finished in June 2009. Ngo has since created a short sequel called AfterBirth that apparently deals with Minimandy coping with her agelessness and being left alone after Junior sets out on a life of adventure. The comic was produced in the early half of 2010 but suffered delays due to poor internal communication and conflicts with Bleedman's other comics. According to latest information the comic was completed in September 2010 but was not released on its intended date of Christmas Day due to disputes and problems with site owner, Snafu Dave. Both Bleedman and Snafu Dave seem at odds about the release of the comic (which would require permission from companies such as Cartoon Network unless it were to be uploaded freely to the website) and Afterbirth remains, at time of writing, in post-development limbo... And then it updated again. It is now ongoing and continues with Mimi raiding Grim's Castle presumably to collect Horror's Hand
  • Squick: Jr.'s birth (read: abortion) explained in extremely graphic detail.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: How do so many great characters get killed off without even getting some good development ?
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