Literally Breaking News: Fowls Get Revenge for Thanksgiving

 

January 31, 2012

Horsham, PA

Superbowl Sunday has not only been the largest sporting event in America, but is well-named, as it is also one of the largest days of food consumption in the states. The second largest day of heavy consumption in fact. Of course, the only day that surpasses the super bowl in heavy food consumption is, in fact, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time when many, many families choose to serve turkey as the main course. For a turkey, Thanksgiving is a terrible day for its population. Now, turkeys, even after their last breath, have found a way to strike back at us on football Sundays…

Want to see the tragic end to this fowl tale? Head to the web store and purchase a copy of 1000 Ways to Die: The Graphic Novel.  It will be available for purchase 2/8/2012.

Zenescope in the News

Zenescope has been popular in the news lately and we want to keep you in the know about all that’s going on. Here are the biggest stories and reviews featuring Zenescope lately.

NEWS

Our big news this week is the announcement of The Waking: Dream’s End. A number of sites picked up the news, including Comic Book Resources , Comic Buzz.

Our action figures are coming together well. CS Moore posted a look at Jurassic Strike Force, and GeekChicDaily took notice.

In case you missed their other first looks:

Alice Action Figure

Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide

PopCultureAddict did an interview with our very own Raven Gregory

An interview with Tess Fowler on Copic Maker.

Previews featured Alice #1 in their “Featured this Week”

We are also excited to reveal our Zenescope Exclusive Cover, done by Franchesco and available now for $14.99 (and isn’t sold out just yet):

Here’s where to purchase this, as well as all the other covers of Alice #1

Bigfoot Fans -They like our Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide, and the figures

We also announced the winners of our Facebook giveaway for a thank you for reaching 7000 fans.

Reviews

HorrorTalk reviews the Return to Wonderland trade , and Alice# 1

Fantasy Book Review scored our Charmed Volume 2

Brian Thomer, from Examiner.com Reviewed Alice #1 

Comic Attack Reviews Alice #1

Secret Identity Comics Reviewed Theater #4.

 

So there you have it. We have quite the year ahead of us and are looking forward to the adventure. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think. The blog is just one of the many ways to stay in touch with you and for you to let us know what you think. You can also Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

 

ZENECOPE’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND #1 SELLS OUT

 

Zenescope Entertainment is reporting that the #1 issue of new comic book title Alice in Wonderland has sold out through Diamond Comic Distributors. Further, the #1 issue has sold through the 19,000 initial printing on the first day of its release.  At this time there are no plans to do a second printing of the book but Zenescope has made the comic book available for digital download immediately through the Comixology and Zenescope Apps and can be purchased there.

Zenescope’s Alice in Wonderland is a new mini-series featuring Alice Liddle as she journeys through the insanity-filled realm of Wonderland.  Zenescope first visited the mythology of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland back in 2007 with the breakout hit Return To Wonderland.  The indie comic book publisher has since released multiple mini-series that re-imagine Lewis Carroll’s classic story as a present day horror and fantasy tale. 

“To sell out of a large print run this quickly is stunning.” said Zenescope Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco. “It’s a great feeling to have such a loyal and continually growing fan base that responds so well to our re-imagining of Wonderland.  The good news is that there’s more of it to come.”

“We’ve been planning to tell this story for a long time and it seems that our fans have been patiently waiting for it.  It’s awesome to see this kind of response”, says series writer Raven Gregory.

Zenescope’s Alice in Wonderland is being written by Raven Gregory and features interior artwork and coloring by Robert Gill and Jason Embury. This first issue features cover art by Artgerm, Ebas, and Nei Ruffino. The first issue has also been released digitally on the same day as the printed version and is available through the Zenescope and Comixology Apps.  

Zenescope Entertainment was founded by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco in 2005 and has quickly grown into one of the top comic book and graphic novel publishing companies in the world.  Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and subsequent spinoff series such as Escape From Wonderland, Neverland and The Piper, which put a dark twist on classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest running original independent comic books on shelves today.   Zenescope’s licensed titles include the on-going, critically acclaimed Charmed series, based off of the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based off of New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises. 

Zenescoop Previews: Charmed #18

 

Charmed fans have been vocal about their appreciation for our comic book and we are glad to bring them another excellent issue . Charmed #18  has continued to have strong writing and beautiful covers, thanks to writer Paul Ruditis, and cover artist David Seidman. The interior artwork is done by Dean Kotz, who handles the difficult task very well.

Zenescope is happy to be connected with such a devoted fan base and an interesting series. Without further ado, here is the preview of Charmed #18:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, we’re sure you’re excited to see more from this book, and it it will be available digitally and on store shelves next week.

Don’t forget, we’re going to be doing a huge giveaway on Facebook when we hit 7000 likes. One of the prize packages include the Charmed:  Volume 1 trade paperback. Make sure you Like us on Facebook, as well as share a post about the giveaway.  You can also follow us on Twitter to get your Zenescope fix.  We look forward to connecting with you and we hope you enjoy our comics.

ZENESCOPE ANNOUNCES “The Waking: Dreams End”

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to release a follow up to their hit comic book series, The Waking, first published by the company in 2010.  The new series, entitled The Waking: Dreams End, is written by Raven Gregory (FLY, Return To Wonderland) with interior art by Novo Malgapo (Grimm Fairy Tales).

In 2010, The Waking redefined zombie mythology and stood out as a unique offering in a crowded genre.  The Waking: Dreams End picks up years after the original events took place.  Murder has become practically extinct in a world armed with the knowledge that those who are killed will return from the dead to take the lives of their killers.  But within this new world comes a new kind of killer and an original breed of horror will be born.

“Several months after the release of The Waking, I had a splinter of an idea that just grew and grew over the course of the past year. Says Writer Raven Gregory, I knew I needed to follow up the original story and set it in a brand new world.  In The Waking, we established all the rules but in Dreams End, we find someone who has found a way to break those rules. And now the stakes are raised to a higher level and it’s really going to mess with fan’s minds.”

The original series received much critical acclaim and was praised by the Philadelphia Daily News as well as many comic book news websites for its unique blend of horror, suspense and comedy and its original take on the zombie mythos.

The Waking: Dreams End #1 hits shelves in late April and is currently available for order through Diamond Previews.  Go to Zenescope’s website at www.zenescope.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information.

Zenescope Entertainment was founded by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco in 2005 and has quickly grown into one of the top comic book and graphic novel publishing companies in the world.  Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and subsequent spinoff series such as Escape From Wonderland, Neverland and The Piper, which put a dark twist on classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest running original independent comic books on shelves today.   Zenescope’s licensed titles include the on-going, critically acclaimed Charmed series, based off of the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based off of New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises.

 

Zenescoop Previews: Alice #1

What a crazy week it was. What with all this crazy SOPA stuff, the excitement for our giveaway, Alice release just one week away and Domo stuff invading our office. The excitement is palpable.

We have returned for another look into our books, and with all the excitement around the release of Alice #1, we thought this would be a great time for you to see some of the interiors of the book. Without further ado, Alice #1 :

Cover B By Ebas

Cover C By Nei

 

Eric Basaldua and Nei Ruffino did an amazing job on these two covers. All of the covers are very good for Alice 1 and these are two good examples.

The interiors for Alice are just as stellar, as you can see here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a little bit further along in the book…

 

Here’s page 2, 3, 17 and 18, with Robert Gill doing the artwork and Jason Embury doing the coloring throughout the book. Robert has a real unique styling to his layouts. We are actually so excited about them, we wanted to give you an exclusive sneak peek and one of the pages from Alice #2 as well…

 

Jason Embury is going to have quite a bit of work to do on this one, but we can’t wait to see the finished pages. This is just another great example of the very talented Robert Gill.

 

Like what you’ve seen?

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and share our giveaway post for a chance a one of our awesome prizes. You can also follow us on Twitter if you prefer to chat with us there instead.

This Week in Releases: January 18

I know, I know, I’m a little late getting this post out but I don’t think you’ll blame me since I was so busy announcing the giveaway on Facebook , getting all the prizes together, taking photos of my co-workers showing of the Domo merchandise we were sent. It’s been a fun week in the office. We are really excited about what we’re releasing, but staying very busy to make sure we’re getting it all together. 

Print Releases

No new releases to speak of this week, but we do have a little something coming next week:She's on her way to stores.

Digital

ComiXology

  • Brimstone #4
  • Dream Eater Saga #5 (Neverland Crossover)
  • Grimm Fairy Tales # 58
  • Monster Hunters Survival Guide #3

Graphicly, and iVerse also have some new digital releases this week so check them out as well.

 

So there you have it. Just one more week and you will be able to get your hands on a copy of Alice in Wonderland #1. After that, we have 1000 ways to Die coming out, and in March, Jungle Book. But, that’s all in due time. Enjoy your week, and don’t forget about our Wonderland web store sale, going on until January 31st.

You can also Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

The 7000 Likes Facebook Giveaway

 

So we think our fans are just awesome. We keep trying to come up with some new and exciting ways to show you guys how thankful we are to have you. So, we decided to do a major giveaway. Three lucky Facebook fans are going to get some excellent prize packages. We have three prize packages to give away and we’ll be choosing them at random. We wanted to make sure everyone who wants a chance to win knows how to enter.

How to enter:

Share this post: “We are excited to tell you that we are going to be giving away some MAJOR PRIZE PACKAGES to THREE lucky Facebook fans!!! Make sure you “Like”Zenescope Entertainment and Share this post to be eligible!!! Giveaway will commence when we hit 7000 likes!”

Who is eligible?

Everyone who has “Like”d Zenescope on Facebook and shared either the post above or any post featuring the prizes.

What can you win?

Prize Package #1 !!!

Includes: Volume 1 of the Dream Eater Saga, Tales from Wonderland, Myths & Legends, Fly, Charmed, and Monster Hunter Survival Guide!

 

SUPER Prize package #1 !


Includes: Zenescope Shot Glass and Pint Glass Collections, 2012 Calender, Grimm Fairy Tales Volume 1 Limited Edition Hardcover, Volume 1 of the Sinbad and Salem’s Daughter

 

ULTRA prize #1 !!!


Includes: CS Moore Alice statue and a copy of Alice in Wonderland #1 (Secret Exclusive Cover)

 

We, or course, hope to be giving these prizes away very soon. Head over to Facebook and Like us. http://www.facebook.com/zenescope.

 

SALE ALERT: Wonderland books on Sale

In celebration of the upcoming release of Alice#1, Zenescope Entertainment will be running a sale on all previous Wonderland releases on our web site! The sale will begin on Wednesday, January 18th and continue until the end of the month. To purchase these comics, head to www.zenescope.com/comics. Many of our fans were excited to hear about the Wonderland digital sale but wanted it available in print. Here’s your chance!

 

2012 Zenescope Calendar =                                          only $10! 

Wonderland trade paperbacks =                                 $10 each!

Escape from Wonderland hardcover =                        only $15!

Wonderland Zenescope Exclusive cover issues =       $10 each!

Single back issues =                                             only $1 each!        

The books are going to be on sale starting Wednesday, January 18th and will last until the end of the month. We are, of course, featuring the Wonderland series to celebrate the upcoming release of Alice #1.

Oh my!

We’re also proud to announce, officially, that Alice #1 will be in stores Wednesday, January 25th. If you’re not ordering it through our site, make sure to pick it up in your local comic book store. Alice #1 has the potential to the most successful comic Zenescope has ever released.

 

Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think. The blog is just one of the many ways to stay in touch with you and for you to let us know what you think. You can also Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

 

Zenescope In the News

 

Welcome back everyone! We left the door unlocked for you. Glad you could make it.  If I’m starting to lose you, don’t worry because this post is about news. With the recent early reviews of Alice#1, our solicits for March, and our upcoming action figures, this week was yet another big week for Zenescope. Here’s what has been going on this week:

News

CS Studio is working on our action figures! They show their work on Monster Hunter figures

Newsarama Interviewed our Jungle Book writer Mark Miller about the upcoming series. 

Pop Culture Addict named Raven Gregory Comic Professional of the Year

Our March solicits have been announced!

Reviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comic Bastards reviewed Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends #11 - These guys also do a podcast on their website that is a worthwhile comic book podcast to give a listen to.

ComicAttack.net Reviewed Grimm Fairy Tales Presents The Library #1 and 2

The Civilian Reader Covers Alice#1 in their weekly roundup

Talking Comics did an Advanced Review of Alice#1 - We may be appearing on their podcast in the near future.

ThePullbox Loved Theater #4

 

So there you have it. We have quite the year ahead of us and are looking forward to the adventure. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think. The blog is just one of the many ways to stay in touch with you and for you to let us know what you think. You can also Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.