Zenescoop Previews: Realm Knights #2

 

Zenescoop Previews is back with a this week’s new release: GFT Realm Knights #2!

Writer Pat Shand has been looking forward to this title as it is a return to many of the characters he knows and loves, especially Robyn Hood and Red Riding Hood. Let’s take a look at the covers:

Cover A is by Pasquale Qualano

 

 

 

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Cover B is by Emilio Laiso

 

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Cover C is by Anthony Spay

 

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In a recent blog post,  we talked about how Realm Knights is an excellent entry point for new readers. It has a lot to do with how many of our Grimm Fairy Tales characters are featured in this book. Check out what’s happening in issue #2 of GFT Realm Knights:

 

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The interior artwork was handled by Butch Mapa, with colors by Rohvel Yumul and lettering by Jim Campbell. Excited to read more? Well, this title, as well as all our new releases are available on our web store: shop.zenescope.com.

We hope you enjoyed this quick look at the book, and until next time, thank you for reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realm Knights: The Perfect Way To Introduce A Friend To Zenescope

 *blog written by guest writer David Goodman

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Over the last few years, Zenescope has gone from publishing a single anthology-style title in Grimm Fairy Tales to an entire universe of books that fall under the Grimm Universe umbrella, including Unleashed, Wonderland, Robyn Hood and now Oz and No Tomorrow.

The result is that it can be quite intimidating for a new reader to jump in and be able to understand who’s who and what’s what in Zenescope’s ever expanding universe of characters and titles. Add on the fact that most of Zenescope’s books feature female leads and don’t fit into the standard superhero mold, and it becomes even more difficult to convince a Marvel or DC fan to give the Grimm Universe a shot.

Enter Pat Shand and Realm Knights.

If ever there has been a book that was designed and written to be a new reader friendly gateway to the world of Zenescope, this is it. Why? Well, let me tell you…

It’s the Best Characters of the Grimm Universe in One Place

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Sela, Hook, Red Riding Hood, Van Helsing and Robyn Hood. If ever there was an all-star cast for a Zenescope comic, this is it. You get all the best and brightest characters of the Grimm Universe in one book and thanks to Shand, a crystal clear picture of who they are and what they are like. It’s like Zenescope’s own version of Grant Morrison’s JLA, just with more women (thankfully).

It’s Fun

When you read most of Zenescope’s titles, they are not what I would call “happy fun-time” kinds of comics. Bad things usually happen to good people and nothing is as simple as black or white, like most superhero fare. It’s part of what makes Zenescope stand apart from the pack and makes their books so appealing.

But sometimes you just want to read a comic that will put a smile on your face and you will have a great time reading. Realm Knights is that book. It’s page after page of high adventure, nonstop ass-kicking and great character interaction. While I wouldn’t call it a kid friendly book, I would call Realm Knights a departure for Zenescope in style and tone, and one that I welcome with open arms.

It’s New Reader Friendly

Don’t know a Highborn from a Falseblood? Don’t really care how many Realms of Power there are? No problem. Realm Knights gives you all the information you need on the first page with the rest explained throughout the story. Shand has done an amazing job simplifying and boiling the Grimm Universe down to it’s essence so that if Realm Knights is your first Zenescope comic, you get all the information you need between it’s two covers to know what the Grimm Universe is like.

It Will Appeal to Fans of Superheroes

Have a friend who loves the Avengers or Justice League? Someone who won’t give Zenescope a chance because he thinks they’re all just scantily clad girls and supernatural elements?

Give them a copy of Realm Knights and watch it change their mind.

Realm Knights is the most superhero-ish comic I’ve ever seen Zenescope publish and it works surprisingly well. A team put together by the US government to deal with threats from evil Highborns and Falsebloods, the premise is like something straight out of an Avengers spinoff title. It’s a book that relies less on the history and plot lines of the Grimm Universe and more on the characters themselves, which is the secret to any decent superhero team-up title.

It Takes Place Post-Unleashed

For those that have been living under a rock for the last few months, Unleashed is Zenescope’s big summer event that brings vampires, zombies and the like back to the Grimm Universe and leaves Earth a very different place. It’s a mammoth event, and one that would intimidate any new reader (unless you read my Unleashed primer, in which case you would be all set) and cause them to steer away.

Realm Knights picks up after Unleashed, so all the information you need to know is on page one and you get a look at what the Grimm Universe is like after the events of the miniseries. No muss, no fuss.

So, do you need yet another reason to check out Realm Knights? How about this: the bottom line is that it’s a great comic that might just be my favorite Zenescope book published to date. An awesome story combined with great art making for one amazing comic.

Buy yourself a copy and get one for a friend. They’ll thank you for it.

Next Stop(s): WW Ohio and Project Comic Con

Zenescope will be making two stops this weekend in Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis Missouri!

Wizard World Ohio

Attendees will be able to visit us at booth #808, where there will be several members of the team there throughout the weekend. Zenescope has made an exclusive specifically for Ohio which will 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.

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Zenescope will also be debuting the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot at the show during their panel on Saturday, 21st at 5:00 pm in room E170. 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. We recommend you don’t bring your kids.

Signings

Writer Pat Shand and Ralph Tedesco will be signing at the booth at this show. Be sure to stop by booth to get your books signed!

Exclusives

Zenescope will have two exclusives available for purchase:

GFT Realm Knights #1 Cover E – Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Elias Chatzoudis

GFT Realm Knights #2 – Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Alfredo Reyes

With a  new exclusive being released,  Pat and Ralph signing at booth 808, and a ton of products available for purchase at the booth, Zenescope fans should have an enjoyable Wizard World Ohio. Press are invited to the booth to chat with Pat about the company’s upcoming titles like Realm Knights or Quest, or Ralph to talk about his series Hit List.

PROJECT: Comic Con

Attendees will be able to visit us at booth V14, where Anthony Spay, and Zenescope will be on hand at the show to meet fans. Zenescope has made an exclusive specifically for the convention, which will be available at the booth.

Signings

Art Director and cover artist Anthony Spay will be signing at the booth at this show. Be sure to stop by booth to get your exclusive signed!

Exclusives

Zenescope will have one con exclusive available for purchase:

Robyn Hood Wanted #4 Cover C – Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Anthony Spay

Screening

Zenescope will also be debuting the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot at the show on Saturday, 21st. Come check out the full, unedited pilot episode and be a part of the pilot review process. attendees will be rewarded for taking part in the screening as well. Please be aware, this pilot is for Mature audiences only. We recommend you don’t bring your kids.

 

September is full of travel for Zenescope, so we look forward to seeing everyone who can come out to these shows!

Art of Zenescope Limited Edition Volume 1: Now Available on Amazon

We’re happy to announce that the Art of Zenescope Limited Edition Volume 1 is now available through Amazon. We have been very excited for this release, and we can’t wait for our fans to get their hands on it!

Click the link below and you get get one today!

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Wonder what is inside? Here are a few of the 200 pages of awesome exclusives that are featured in this collection:

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Sela, Alice, Wonderland, Neverland and much more are featured in this art book. Get your copy of this awesome collection through Amazon today!

Zenescoop Previews: Hit List #1

 

Zenescoop Previews is back with a big debut issue, Hit List #1, the brain child of Editor in Chief and co-founder Ralph Tedesco. If you haven’t heard about this new series yet, here’s what to expect:

Are we ever truly safe from evil? What if you had the means to play God, choosing who lives and dies? Threats exist all around us and the lives of so many have been ruined by others evil deeds. Now one man will seek vengeance for all those who share in his pain. When a group of professional killers is brought together in order to take out a crew of gangsters, what starts as a seemingly good plan spirals into something more threatening and deadly than anyone saw coming.

Excited? We certainly are! So,  without further ado, here is the preview of Hit List #1.

 

Cover A by Jamie Tyndall

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Cover B by Feilpe Massafera

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Cover C by Mike Krome

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Cover D by Marat Mychaels

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Incentive Cover by Elias Chatzoudis

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Now, those are some awesome covers, but the interiors are equally as good. We’re so excited to be able to publish a book like this to our fans, seeing as how it is now a twist on a classic tale, but a modern, action-drama. The interior artist is Sami Kivela, colors by Bryan Valenza, and letters by Jim Campbell.

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Hit List #1 will be on store shelves on September 11th, so be sure to pick it up at your local comic shop. The incentive cover will only be available at select retailers who took part in the promotion, so, check with your comic book shop to see if they have a copy for you.

We’ll have copies available on day 1, so we’ve got you covered on our web store: http://shop.zenescope.com , should your shop run out. We hope you enjoy this new title and we can’t wait for you to read it!