Zenescope’s Solicits for November 2013 Release

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS: QUEST #1

Written by: Pat Shand

Covers by: Anthony Spay, Emilio Laiso and Giuseppe Cafaro

Retail Price: $3.99

A rogue princess named Aisling teams up with Blake, a fallen Wonderland knight, and Bolder, a dwarf banished from his home, in order to protect the realm of Myst from the dark shadows of its past. Journey with this ragtag team of disgraced warriors as they fight for redemption in a world that has forgotten them.

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: OZ #5

Written by: Joe Brusha

Art by: Rolando Neto, Glauber Matos and Grostieta

Covers by: Ken Lashley, Alfredo Reyes, Nei Ruffin and Ale Garza

Retail Price: $2.99

As the first Oz miniseries races towards its conclusion, Dorothy finally arrives at the Emerald City where she finds the final piece of the Veridian scepter. But the Wicked Witch of the West and her army are not far behind and she plans to destroy the city on her path to conquer Oz.

 

Hit List #3

Written by: Ralph Tedesco

Covers by: Harvey Tolibao, Jamal Igle, Drew Edward Johnson and Tommy Patterson

Retail Price: $2.99

The hit list grows as more members of the Brown House Bishops fall to a mysterious crew of assassins. But a monkey wrench is thrown into the mix as Rian continues to play with fire. The acclaimed, heart-pounding, fast-paced action/thriller series from Zenescope Entertainment continues!

 

Screwed #6

Written by: Keith Thomas

Art by: David Miller and Oracle

Covers by: Tyler Kirkham, David Miller and Oracle

Retail Price: $2.99

It’s been a long and crazy road for Anne, but can it finally come to an end? While desperately racing to save Erin from the maniacal Suture, Anne finds herself face to face with the man who ‘screwed’ her out of her happy life. Broken, exhausted and desperately holding onto sanity, she’s the only one who can possibly stop the monsters and save Erin before it’s too late! The electrifying final chapter of Tyler Kirkham’s Screwed!

 

Grimm Fairy Tales: No Tomorrow #4

Written by: Raven Gregory

Covers by: Tommy Patterson, Eric J and Paolo Pantalena

Retail Price: $2.99

The high-octane conclusion to the greatest Grimm Fairy Tales team-up of all time! The lines are drawn as Cronus and his army of Hydra have taken control of Mount Olympus. The world’s only hope rests on the shoulders of the Realm Knights, who have been divided and conquered! Can these fairy tales and gods live up to their legend, or will they be snuffed out by the King of Titans? Zenescope’s epic horror/fantasy series continues! With the help of a university professor, Patrick uncovers the origin of Keres and what part he may be destined to play in her downfall. But will that knowledge be enough to stop the goddess of death gone mad?

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Realm Knights #4

Written by: Pat Shand

Art by: Butch Mapa

Covers by: Harvey Tolibao, Michael Dooney and Anthony Spay

Retail Price: $3.99

The high-octane conclusion to the greatest Grimm Fairy Tales team-up of all time! The lines are drawn as Cronus and his army of Hydra have taken control of Mount Olympus. The world’s only hope rests on the shoulders of the Realm Knights, who have been divided and conquered! Can these fairy tales and gods live up to their legend, or will they be snuffed out by the King of Titans?

 

Grimm Fairy Tales #91

Written by: Joe Brusha

Covers by: Pasquale Qualano, Steven Cummings and Joe Pekar

Retail Price: $2.99

Still reeling from the events of last issue, Sela struggles to cope with the revelation that the man she thought she loved is a Highborn villain. Confronting him only makes matters worse and she is torn and confused on whether she should fight him or join him on his mission to cure humanity of its penchant for greed.

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS 2013 HOLIDAY EDITION

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Covers by: Alfredo Reyes, Steven Cummings and Joe Pekar

Retail Price: $5.99

An annual Zenescope tradition returns with the 2013 Grimm Holiday Edition. This issue includes four new stories featuring some of your favorite characters from the Grimm Universe. Fan-favorite Krampus returns to wreak more terror this Holiday season!

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass #3

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Covers by: Abhishek Malsuni, Ivan Nunes and Vincenzo Cucca

Retail Price: $2.99

Johnny’s descent into madness begins! Death comes for Johnny Liddle! You’ve seen her true power in Zenescope’s No Tomorow, so prepare for the world of Wonderland to get even more terrifying as Keres, the goddess of death, lures Johnny and Adina to her castle. Will they escape Death’s clutches, or is their fate already written in stone?

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Wonderland #17

Written by: Raven Gregory

Art by: TBD

Covers by: Richard Ortiz, Pasquale Qualano and Nei Ruffino

Retail Price: $2.99

Dark Cheshire and the New Mad Hatter Return! Calie and Violet’s search for answers to defeat the realm of madness leads them back to the site of the original “experiment” that opened the first portal to Wonderland. But the answers they find may prove to be too much as a startling decision is made that will change Wonderland forever. Meanwhile, the Dark Cheshire and the new Mad Hatters’ search for Calie and Violet lead them to the foster home of the suicide king, who is attempting to learn to lead a normal life. Unfortunately, he will learn that there is no Escape From Wonderland.

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Different Seasons Vol. 3 TP

Written by: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Pat Shand

Retail Price: $17.99

For over two hundred years the powerful stories of the Brothers Grimm have enchanted millions around the world, but there has never been an adaptation as intriguing or provocative as this. Grimm Fairy Tales explores a much darker side of the infamous fables you heard as a child as these classic tales are retold and reimagined with a terrifying twist you’ll simply love as an adult. This third volume of “Different Seasons” collects six more of Zenescope’s seasonal-themed issues together in one collection.

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Hunters: The Shadowlands TP

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Retail Price: $15.99

Roman, Helsing, Masumi, Elijah, and Sela are the greatest monster hunters the world has ever known. That is until they all find themselves trapped in another dimension… a place of horror known only as the Shadowlands! The scariest Grimm Fairy Tales collection yet is collected here in this fantastic trade paperback!

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole TP

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Retail Price: $15.99

A new series that brings readers back to where it all began. Alice Liddle has escaped a dimension of horror and madness called Wonderland — but not without dire consequences. Struggling with a now shattered psyche, Alice must prevent the evil beings that inhabit Wonderland from slipping into this world and infecting everyone she holds dear. But that is easier said than done as a mysteriousentity is revealed to have been manipulating events from the very beginning. Forget everything you thought you knew and find out just how deep the rabbit hole goes in this psychological horror series from Zenescope!

Zenescope Heads to Fan Expo

Zenescope will be making a stop in Toronto this weekend for Fan Expo!

Attendees will be able to visit them at booth #744, where there will be several members of the creative team signing throughout the weekend. Zenescope has made several exclusives specifically for Fan Expo which will also be available at the booth. There will be a number of recent releases available at the booth as well, including the Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus, and the Art of Zenescope Volume 1 Art Book (SDCC Edition) to name a few.

Signings

Writers and creators Ralph Tedesco and Pat Shand will be signing at the booth  throughout the weekend. Be sure to stop by booth #744 to meet them and get your books signed.

Exclusives

Zenescope will have four Fan Expo exclusives available for purchase. Those exclusives are:

GFT Hunters #3 Cover D – Limited to 350

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$25.00

Cover by Jamie Tyndall

Grimm Fairy Tales #87 Cover D– Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Elias Chatzoudis

Oz #2 Cover E – Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Richard Ortiz

Oz #2 Cover F – Limited to 100

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$75.00

Cover by Richard Ortiz

With the new exclusives being released, Ralph Tedesco and Pat Shand signing at booth 744, and a ton of products available for purchase at the booth, Zenescope fans should have an enjoyable Fan Expo. Press are invited to the booth to chat with Ralph or Pat about the company’s upcoming titles like Hit List or Realm Knights or upcoming projects Zenescope is working on. We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Zenescope Previews: No Tomorrow #1

 

With the news just breaking that Oz #1 is our best selling #1 issue ever, we couldn’t help but get excited to bring our fans more of what they love.

It’s always excited to have a new number 1 issue come out, and we are happy to have the chance to give you a peek into the awesomeness that is… No Tomorrow!

Cover A (Mike Krome)

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Cover B (Stjepan Sejic)

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Cover C (Harvey Tolibao)

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Cover D (Pasquale Qualano)

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The covers are certainly captivating, but that is to be expected (we have some awesome cover artists).

Now it’s time for the interiors of this exciting new series. We had JG Miranda handle the pencils and Liezl Buenaventura handling the coloring. We have a 5 pages preview for you:

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So, did you pre-order No Tomorrow or will you be rushing into your local comic shop to get it before it’s gone? Well, no matter what the case, you won’t have to wait long, as No Tomorrow will be in stores on 8/28!

 

That’s all for now, but we look forward to  seeing what our fans think of this new series.

Zenescope’s OZ #1 Sells Out

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Best-selling #1 issue in company’s history

Zenescope Entertainment has announced that the #1 issue of its brand new title, Grimm Fairy Tales presents OZ, has sold out of its initial 30,000 copy print run. The publisher has ordered a second printing of the debut issue for immediate release.

Zenescope’s re-imagining of the Oz mythology was one of the top-selling titles through Diamond in July and the best-selling Oz related book of the month. Making that feat impressive is the fact that publishing giant, Marvel Comics, also released the #1 issue of its new series, The Emerald City of Oz, in July as well.

The success of Zenescope’s OZ and the company’s other best-selling titles, such as Wonderland and Grimm Fairy Tales, solidifies the ever-growing entertainment company as a top mainstay in the comic book market.

“I’m very happy that so many retailers and fans have taken a chance on this book. I hope they’re enjoying reading it as much as I am writing it.” said Zenescope President and series writer, Joe Brusha. “We’ve been planning this series for such a long time and it’s great to have a successful launch after having put so much work into it. We’re looking forward to publishing more Oz series and continuing to expand the Grimm Universe.”

Oz #1 is currently available digitally through ComiXology and can also be ordered directly on Zenescope’s website. Visit www.zenescope.com and www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information on all of Zenescope’s titles.

About Zenescope Entertainment

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 Oz, Wonderland, Neverland and Robyn Hood, which re-imagine classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest-running original independent comic books on shelves today. Zenescope publishes and develops both original and licensed material and has worked with dozens of clients that include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, Mandalay Vision, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios and many others.

 

 

Zenescope at Wizard World Chicago: Grimm Animated Screening and Signings

 

Zenescope will be making a stop in Chicago this weekend for Wizard World Chicago. Attendees will be able to visit them at booth #1200, where there will be several members of the creative team signing throughout the weekend, including Ralph Tedesco, Harvey Tolibao, Franchesco, and Jamie Tyndall. Zenescope has made several exclusives specifically for Wizard World Chicago which will also be available at the booth.

Signings

Franchesco and Ralph Tedesco will be signing at the booth at various times throughout the weekend. Be sure to stop by booth #1200 to meet them. Here are the other scheduled signing times.

Thursday

3-6 pm = Franchesco!

Friday

3-4 pm = Jamie Tyndall

5-6 pm = Harvey Tolibao

3-6 pm = Franchesco!

Saturday

11am- 12pm = Mark L. Miller

12-1 pm = Harvey Tolibao

3-6 pm = Franchesco!

 Panel

Zenescope will also be debuting the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot at the show during their panel on Saturday, August 10th at 6:00 pm in room 42. Come check out the full, unedited pilot episode and be a part of the pilot review process. Panel attendees will be asked to fill out a survey about the pilot, and will be rewarded for taking part in the survey. Please be aware, this pilot is for Mature audiences only. Do not bring your kids.

Exclusives

Zenescope will  have Wizard World Chicago exclusives available for purchase. Those exclusives are:

Wonderland #13 Cover D – Limited to 500

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Cover by Jamie Tyndall

GFT Zombies #1 Cover C – Limited to 500

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Cover by Elias Chatzoudis

Screwed #3 Cover D – Limited to 500

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Cover by Tyler Kirkham

Screwed #3 Cover E – Limited to 250 

Screwed03_coverECover by Tyler Kirkham

With the screening of the pilot, the new exclusives being released, and the signings at the booth, Zenescope fans should have an enjoyable Wizard World Chicago. Press are invited to the booth to chat with marketing manager Stephen Haberman about the  company’s upcoming plans  and new projects Zenescope is working on.

 

What Should Be The Next Zenescope Monthly Series?

Written by guest blogger David Goodman

With the conclusion of Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends with issue #25, that currently leaves Zenescope with two regular series (three if you include the bimonthly Grimm Universe) for their fans to look forward to each month. And while the various limited series that they publish are more than enough to keep even the most hardcore of Zenescope fans in a comic book coma month in and month out, there is something very rewarding about following a monthly series, especially if you have the chance to read it from issue #1.

And while Zenescope hasn’t announced any plans to launch a new monthly series anytime soon, I thought that with Unleashed putting a bright spotlight on the Grimm Universe, it might be fun to see what the candidates would be for a new regular series and what you the fans thought. After all, you are the ones that ultimately decide what Zenescope publishes when you vote with your hard earned money so your input counts more than you may think.

So what Grimm Universe characters might make for an outstanding monthly series? Let’s take a look.

Robyn Hood

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This one should be fairly obvious to anyone who is a fan of Zenescope. Robyn Hood has easily been the companies biggest breakout hit since Wonderland and for good reason. In just one short 5 issue miniseries, Pat Shand created a multidimensional, fully realized character in Robyn Locksley, one that could be the subject of stories for years and years to come. Plus it helps that she embodies everything that Zenescope has come to represent in the comic book marketplace; kick ass women who can run with the big boys.

Realm Knights

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If ever there was a concept that was perfect for a regular monthly series, Realm Knights is it. I was blown away by the one-shot that came out a few months back and amazed how well a book like this worked in the Grimm Universe. Realm Knights takes the idea of the Avengers and boils it down to it’s essence, getting rid of all the extra crap and giving the reader the best of Zenescope in one book. Plus we would still get more Robyn Hood, and that’s never a bad thing.

Van Helsing

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Even though she has only just made her first appearance in the pages of Unleashed, Van Helsing has already proven quite popular with the fans (and honestly how could she not the way Jamie Tyndall draws her on those covers). Much like Robyn Hood, she fits the Zenescope mold perfectly, and with most of her backstory still an open book, there are any number of directions a monthly series could go. And if ever someone should be a member of the Realm Knights, it’s Van Helsing.

The Jungle Book

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Through two captivating miniseries, Mark L. Miller has reimagined The Jungle Book for a whole new generation and given it that special twist that makes it uniquely Zenescope. That’s no easy task, and yet when you finish Last of the Species, the second Jungle Book miniseries, you still get the feeling Miller has barely scratched the surface of the story he wants to tell. Some might say that a title like The Jungle Book works best in the miniseries format, but to me, it could be one huge, sprawling epic that could last for years.

Belinda

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Given the fact of her recent resurrection in Unleashed and apparent attempts to make right the wrongs she has committed, Belinda would make for a comic unlike any on the stands. It would be incredibly interesting to follow the character as she tries to redeem herself in the eyes of Sela and follow a new, dangerous path. Of course, we’ll have to wait until the end of Unleashed to see how things turn out for her, but I have my fingers crossed.

Oz

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Like Robyn Hood, this one should jump right out at you. The long talked about fourth realm of power has finally been revealed in Oz #1 and you can’t tell me that the whole story can be wrapped up in six issues. I could imagine a book like Oz lasting at least 200 issues if not more; the idea is that deep and complex. I for one am going to have a really hard time waiting between miniseries so why don’t you do us all a favor and just make it a monthly, huh?

Neverland

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Other than Hook appearing in the pages of Bad Girls and Realm Knights, not much has been heard from Neverland since the Dream Eater Saga and I think it’s time for that to change. Like Oz, Neverland is a rich concept that could sustain a monthly series for years. Hell, at this point I would even take a Hook monthly book; at least then we could see a peek every now and then of Neverland.

 

So what do you think? Any of those sound like something you would be willing to buy each and every month? Or maybe you have another idea? Well let us know. Sound off in the comments below and help Zenescope decide if launching a new monthly series is a good idea. They only way they’ll know is if you tell them.

Zenescope Appearance at Boston Comic Con

 

Well,

We’re back from San Diego Comic Con and we thought, maybe we should visit the other coast for a con. Sure enough, Boston Comic Con is here and so are we!

You can find us this weekend at tables AA511 , AA512 , AA513 .

We brought along a very limited number of San Diego Comic Con exclusives so that our east coast fans have a shot at picking them up. Be sure to get to the booth early, as these will be gone fast!

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We also have this excellent exclusive for Boston Comic Con as well, with the cover by Ale Garza. We’re glad to be in Boston, especially after all that happened earlier this year. It was a hard time for the city, but now we can put it all behind us and get back to geeking out over comics!

We’ll see you at the show!