Zenescope Previews: Robyn Hood Legend 2 & Ascension 3

Robyn Hood: Legend 2

Robyn has returned to Myst with a group of uneasy allies, but she finds the realm much different than when she left it. Nottingham is being lorded over by the villainous Sheriff, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to pierce his defenses. With nowhere else to look, Robyn turns to Avella for help… but will her old nemesis offer her answers, or a brand new problem?

Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Larry Watts
Colors by Slamet Mujiono
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Emilio Laiso
Cover B by Stjepan Sejic
Cover C by Ivan Nunes

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Ascension 3

Death has struck the Grimm Universe, and nothing will ever be the same. As the Being continues his culling, Sela and Van Helsing scramble to find a way to stop him and the new Keepers. Things go awry, though, when Jackie loses control of her powers and Julian reveals his true loyalties. A battle for the fate of the world is coming, and not everyone will make it out alive… when the Being ascends.

Story by Pat Shand, Raven Gregory, and Joe Brusha
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Butch Mapa
Colors by Nucera
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Richard Ortiz/Alessia Nocera
Cover B by Eric J/Ylenia Di Napoli
Cover C by Giuseppe Cafaro/Simone Di Meo/Mirka Andolfo
Calgary Comic Con (LImited to 350 copies) by Dawn McTeigue/Ula Mos

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Robyn Hood: Legend 2 and Ascension 3 on sale Wednesday (4/9/14) on shop.zenescope.com

Zenescope Previews: Grimm Fairy Tales 96

Grimm Fairy Tales 96 (Age of Darkness)

Fire And Ice

Sela and Baba Yaga are forced to put aside their differences and join forces against Koschei the Deathless. Will their combined power be enough to defeat this minion of the Dark Queen, or will both fall to an evil that feeds off of their attacks?

Story by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco
Written by Anthony Spay and Nicole Glade
Pencils by Sergio Osuna
Colors by Maxflan Araujo
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Emilio Laiso/Mirka Andolfo
Cover B by Marat Mychaels/Sanju Nivangune
Cover C by Renato Rei/Stephen Schaffer
Salt Lake City Comic Con (Limited to 500) Abhishek Malsuni/Shashank Mishra
*Salt Lake City Comic Con (Limited 250 variant) Abhishek Malsuni/Shashank Mishra

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Grimm Fairy Tales 96 (Age of Darkness) on sale Wednesday (4/2/14) on shop.zenescope.com

ZENESCOPE ANNOUNCES WIZARD WORLD LOUISVILLE 2014

Zenescope Entertainment announces plans for Wizard World Louisville 2014 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY from March 28th to March 30th.  The company will be exhibiting at the show at Booth #800.

This limited edition exclusive will be available at the show:

Wonderland #21 – Cover D – Artwork by Chris Ehnot – limited to 500 copies

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Inside these exclusives is a coupon for the chance to win a print of the cover of this exclusive.

The company will also be holding the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated panel on Saturday March 29th at 5:45-6:30pm in panel room 208. The panel will be hosted by Zenescope Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco. The screening will feature the 20 minute Grimm Fairy Tales animated pilot (mature audiences only) as well as behind the scenes footage with actors Lena Headey and Chris Hardwick. Fans who attend will be invited back to Zenescope’s booth for a free signed comic from Ralph.

Zenescope Entertainment will also continue the countdown to the landmark 100th issue of the company’s flagship hit title, GRIMM FAIRY TALES.

For more information about the exclusives, signing schedule, or even anything else regarding Zenescope’s plans at Wizard World Louisville, be sure to follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed by searching #ZeneWWLou2014.

ZENESCOPE ANNOUNCES EMERALD CITY COMIC CON 2014

Zenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for Emerald City Comic Con 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA – March 28th-30th.  The company will be exhibiting at booth #1602, and will have on hand its newest trade paperback releases, high end art prints, hardcover collections, and exclusive comics.

Emerald City Comic Con limited edition exclusives are:

Tales From Oz #3 Cover D by Jamie Tyndall, limited to 500 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales #95 Cover D by Elias Chatzoudis, limited to 500 copies

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Elias Chatzoudis and Nei Ruffino will be signing at the Zenescope booth (#1602) at the following times:

Friday March 28th
Elias Chatzoudis – 1-2pm
Saturday March 29th
Elias Chatzoudis – 1-2pm
Nei Ruffino – 2-3pm
Sunday March 30th -
Elias Chatzoudis – 1-2pm

All fans who purchase the issue will also have a chance to win a limited edition art print. Head to booth #1602 for details.

SHOW SPECIAL
Purchase the two convention exclusives and a Zenescope tour tee, receive a free LE trading card! The LE trading card is limited to 200 copies, and the cover is by Nei Ruffino.

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The company will also be giving away free comics randomly all weekend long.

For more information about the exclusives, signing schedule, or even anything else regarding Zenescope’s plans at Emerald City, be sure to follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed by searching #ZeneEC2014.

Zenescope Previews: Quest 5, Wonderland Clash of Queens 2, BAR Maid 4, Grimm Fairy Tales Volume 15, & Hit List Trade Paperback

Quest 5 of 5 (Age of Darkness)

As the opposing factions battling for Myst come into conflict, the fate of all of the realms hangs in the balance. Will Blake, Bolder, Druanna, and Aisling triumph, or is the dark future of Myst written in stone? The quest to save the Realms ends here as the Age of Darkness begins!

Story by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, and Pat Shand
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Noah Salonga
Colors by Francesca Zambon
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Emilio Laiso
Cover B by Alfredo Reyes/Stephen Schaffer
Cover C by Jamie Tyndall/Ula Mos
Wondercon Exclusive (Limited to 350 copies) by Martin Abel

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Wonderland: Clash of Queens 2 of 5 (Age of Darkness)

With the arrival of the Ebony Blade, the Queens of Wonderland have each sent their most powerful lieutenants to claim the mythic weapon for themselves. But even with their combined might, retrieving the blade proves more problematic than they thought when the cunning and deadly Trickster sets her sights on the weapon for herself.

Story by Raven Gregory and Joe Brusha
Written by Raven Gregory
Artwork by Manuel Preitano
Colors by Daniel Morales
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Drew Edward Johnson/Wes Hartman
Cover B by Sheldon Goh/Mirka Andolfo
Cover C by Johnny Desjardins/Sean Ellery
Connecting Cover D by Richard Ortiz/Ula Mos
Calgary Comic Expo Exclusive (Limited to 500 copies) by Jamie Tyndall/Ula Mos

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B.A.R. Maid 4 of 5

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is revealed to be just the first offensive in a much grander plan. Cassidy leads the fractured remains of the rebels against their forces, but how can they stand up to a threat that is able to beat time itself?

Created by Clayburn Moore
Story by Joe Brusha and Clayburn Moore
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Jacob Bear
Colors by Jose Exposito and Rohvel Yumul
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Billy Tucci/Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Pasquale Qualano/Wes Hartman
Cover C by Franchesco!
Retailer Exclusive (Limited to 500 copies) by Franchesco!
Megacon Exclusive (Limited to 500 copies) by Nei Ruffino

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Grimm Fairy Tales Volume 15 Trade Paperback

Fairy Tales and fables have been passed down for generations throughout the history of mankind, but never has there been a re-imagining quite like this!

Sela Mathers has been easing back into her old routine. With a new teaching position and potential new love interest, all Sela needs now is to give her daughter some space and time in the hopes of getting her back into her life.

While some things are looking up for Sela, she knows better than most that her true calling of protecting Earth from evil will always get in the way of her happy ending. And the new threats that are forming around her are about to become more than she’s prepared to handle…

This compilation of Grimm Fairy Tales collects issues 89 through 93 of Zenescope Entertainment’s smash-hit comic book series!

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Created by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco
Written by Joe Brusha, Troy Brownfield, and Dan Wickline
Artwork by Salvador Valezquez, Ricardo Osnaya, Jacob Bear, Francesco Gerbino, Elmer Cantada, Antonio Bifulco, and Sedat Oezgen
Colors by Erick Arciniega, Hedwin Jimenez Zaldivar, Stephen Schaffer, Omi Remalante, Roland Pilcz, and Mike Stefan
Art Direction by Anthony Spay
Trade Design by Stephen Schaffer and Christopher Cote
Trade Edited by Nicole Glade
Cover by Anthony Spay/Ivan Nunes

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Hit List Trade Paperback

As a young boy, Jordan Bale’s life was drastically affected by unthinkable violence few people can relate to. Driven by that anger, Bale grew to become one of the wealthiest businessmen in the country.

Now, a group of hired killers will be brought together to carry out Bale’s intricate plan for vengeance thirty years in the making… And it’s a plan that could very easily spiral out of control.

“An entertaining adventure that comes highly recommended.” –Unleash the Fanboy
“Another great series from Zenescope.” – PopCults
“Fun and entertaining.” – Adventures in Poor Taste
“Well-scripted.” – Comic Booked

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Written by Ralph Tedesco
Artwork by Sami Kivela
Colors by Bryan Valenza and Stephen Schaffer
Trade Design by Stephen Schaffer and Christopher Cote
Edited by Ralph Tedesco
Assistant Edited by Nicole Glade
Cover by Harvey Tolibao/Ivan Nunes

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Quest 5, Wonderland: Clash of Queens 2, B.A.R. Maid 4, Grimm Fairy Tales Volume 15, and Hit List Trade Paperback on sale Wednesday (3/26/14) on shop.zenescope.com

ZENESCOPE ANNOUNCES MegaCon 2014

Zenescope Entertainment announces its plans for MegaCon 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center South Building, Orlando FL – Exhibit Halls SA and SB on March 21st-23rd.  The company will be exhibiting at booth #625, and will have on hand its newest trade paperback releases, high-end art prints, hardcover collections, and exclusive comics.

MegaCon limited edition exclusives are:

B.A.R. Maid #1 Cover E by Nei Ruffino, limited to 500 copies
B.A.R. Maid #1 Cover F by Nei Ruffino, limited to 100 copies

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All fans who purchase the exclusive issue enter to win a limited edition art print. Head to booth #625 for details.

The company will also give away free comics randomly all weekend long and Zenescope creators Joe Brusha and Larry Watts will be available to sign books at the following times:

Friday March 21st:
3:30-4:30 – Free Giveaways and Signings by Joe Brusha
Saturday March 22nd:
1:30-2:30 – Larry Watts
3:30-4:30 – SPECIAL- Oz Hardcover & Neverland Hardcover $15 on sale
with signing by Joe Brusha – one hour only!
Sunday March 23rd:
1:30-2:30 – Larry Watts
3:30-4:30 – Free Giveaways and Signings by Joe Brusha

For more information about the exclusives, signing schedule, or even anything else regarding Zenescope’s plans at MegaCon, be sure to follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed by searching #ZeneMC2014.

ZENESCOPES 2014 COMIC CONVENTION TOUR DATES

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Zenescope Entertainment has announced its tour dates for the 2014 AGE OF DARKNESS TOUR.  The AGE OF DARKNESS encompasses our Grimm Fairy Tales series which features classic characters and locales (Wonderland, Neverland, Oz, Robyn Hood, Red Riding Hood, Van Helsing, Captain Hook, the Dark Queen, etc) that have all been operating in their own titles. The AGE OF DARKNESS books bring these characters together in a modern setting for a story that will have an impact the Zenescope titles across the board.

Wizard World Portland – Portland, OR – January 24th-26th
Amazing Arizona Comic Con – Phoenix, AZ – January 24th-26th
Wizard World New Orleans – New Orleans, LA – February 7th-9th
Wizard World Sacramento – Sacramento, CA – March 7th-9th
London Super Comic Con – London, England – March 15th-16th
Mega Con – Orlando, FL -March 21st-23rd
Emerald City Comic Con – Seattle, WA – March 28th -30th
Wizard World Louisville – Louisville, KY – March 28th-30th
Wizard World St. Louis- ST, Louis, MO – April 4th-6th
Marble City Comic Con – Knoxville, TN – April 11th-13th
Salt Lake Comic Con – Salt Lake City, UT – April 17th-19th
WonderCon – Anaheim, CA – April 18th-20th
C2E2 – Chicago, IL – April 25th-27th
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo – Calgary, AB – April 24th-27th
Wizard World Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN – May 2nd-4th
Motor City Comic Con – Farmington Hills, MI – May 16th-18th
Indiana Pop Con – Indianapolis, IN – May 30th-June 1st
Wizard World Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – May 30th- June 1st
Phoenix Comic Con – Phoenix, AZ – June 5th-8th
Denver Comic Con – Denver, CO – June 13th-15th
Wizard World Philly – Philadelphia, PA – June 19th-22nd
Florida Super Con – Miami, FL – July 3rd-6th
San Diego Comic Con – San Diego, CA – July 23rd-27th
Boston Comic Con – Boston, MA – August 8th-10th
Wizard World Chicago – Chicago, IL – August 21st-24th
Fan Expo – Toronto, ON – August 28th-31st
Dragon Con – Atlanta, GA – August 29th-Sept. 1st
Wizard World Richmond – Richmond, VA – September 12th-14th
Cincy Comic Expo – Cincinnati, OH – September 19th-21st
Pittsburgh Comic Con – Pittsburg, PA – September 26th-28th
Wizard World Nashville – Nashville, TN – September 26th-28th
Alamo City Comic Con – San Antonio, TX – September 26th-28th
Wizard World Austin – Austin, TX – October 2nd – 4th
New York Comic Con – New York, NY – October 9th-12th
Wizard World Ohio – Cincinnati, OH – October 31st-November 2nd
Comikaze – Los Angeles, CA – October 31st- November 2nd
Wizard World Tulsa – Tulsa, OK – November 7th-9th
Wizard World Reno – Reno, NV – November 21st -23rd

The company will be exhibiting several exclusives, many artist signings and plenty of giveaways and coupons. The company also screens the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot and holds a panel at many of these conventions.

Press or media: If you will be attending a particular convention and would like to schedule interviews, please email press@zenescope.com.

For more information about the convention dates, exclusives, signing schedule, or even anything else regarding Zenescope’s plans on tour, be sure to follow updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed by searching #Zenescope.

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AGE OF DARKNESS OFFICIAL RELEASE SCHEDULE

Zenescope Entertainment has announced the official release schedule for the
AGE OF DARKNESS titles.

November 2013
Quest 1 of 5

December 2013
Code Red 1 of 5
Quest 2 of 5

January 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 93
Code Red 2 of 5
Quest 3 of 5
Dark Queen: Age of Darkness One-shot

February 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 94
Wonderland Clash of Queens 1 of 5
Code Red 3 of 5
Quest 4 of 5
Robyn Hood: Age of Darkness One-shot

March 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 95
Neverland: Age of Darkness 1 of 4
Wonderland: Clash of Queens 2 of 5
Code Red 4 of 5
Quest 5 of 5

April 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 96
Neverland: Age of Darkness 2 of 4
Wonderland: Clash of Queens 3 of 5
Code Red 5 of 5
Inferno: Age of Darkness One-shot

May 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 97
Grimm Fairy Tales 0: FCBD Edition
Grimm Fairy Tales 2014 Annual
Neverland: Age of Darkness 3 of 4
Wonderland: Clash of Queens 4 of 5
Dark One: Age of Darkness One-shot

June 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 98
Neverland: Age of Darkness 4 of 4
Wonderland: Clash of Queens 5 of 5
Wonderland 24
OZ: Age of Darkness One-shot
Wonderland: Age of Darkness One-shot
Godstorm: Age of Darkness One-shot

July 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 99
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 100
Grimm Fairy Tales Giant-Sized 2014
Realm War: Age of Darkness 1 of 12
Wonderland 25
Realm Knghts: Age of Darkness One-shot

…to be continued.

Just a few covers… plenty more where these came from, and more to come!

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For more information about the AGE OF DARKNESS titles, follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed by searching #Zenescope.

 

 

 

Grimm Fairy Tale Flashback: Myths & Legends #25

by Dave Goodman

Grimm Fairy Tale Flashback is where we take a look into the truly massive archive of Zenescope Entertainment, pick a back issue and tell you why you should seek it out and read it. Think of us as your own personal highlight reel showing you the best of Zenescope over the years.

 If you are a regular reader of Zenescope’s Grimm Universe (and what self-respecting comic book fan wouldn’t be?) then you have probably noticed a subtle shift in the storytelling in their books over the last year or so. What began as a handful of titles with just the most tenuous of ties has become a tightly knit, single epic storyline being told with Grimm Fairy Tales at the center and various miniseries and one-shots spinning out from there. It has resulted in a more cohesive universe that is a lot of fun to follow and a blast to read each month.

And if we were to look back, we would see that this new style had it’s beginnings in the pages of Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends, specifically the final issue, #25.

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Launched in 2011 as a companion title to Grimm Fairy Tales, Myths & Legends promised to revisit some of the characters from the time when Zenescope’s flagship book was an anthology style comic, telling a different story with each couple of issues. Arcs centered on Red Riding Hood, The Beast, the Little Mermaid and so forth.

But in truth, we soon discovered that there was a plan in place to tie all these disparate characters into one massive storyline, The Summoning, which closed out Myths & Legends over the series final four issues.

And it did not disappoint for spectacle or drama. The Summoning was filled with action, character development and the world changing, widescreen type of consequences that are normally reserved for summer crossover events and the like. Issue #25 in particular was quite a game changer, introducing the powerful Helios to the Grimm Universe and revealing the fact that the US Government was aware of Highborns and Falsebloods and what they planned to do to “handle” the situation.

In many ways, the final issue of Myths & Legends paved the way for what came next, including Unleashed, Realm Knights, the Age of Darkness, the forthcoming Grimm Fairy Tales #100 and the ominously titles Realm War maxi-series launching in July. Myths & Legends #25 completely changed the tone of the Grimm Universe, showing readers that Zenescope was not afraid to shake things up and that they had no interest in maintaining the status quo.

If you haven’t read The Summoning yet, I highly recommend you do. The entire arc is available on Comixology as well as in the pages of the fifth Myths & Legends trade paperback.

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Artist Signing Schedule – London Super Comic Con 2014

London Super Comic Con Artists Signings
March 15th & 16th, 2014, Excel Centre, London

Come Visit us in the Central Publisher Spotlight Arena!
http://www.londonsupercomicconvention.com/index.html
Artist Signing Schedule

Saturday, March 15th :
11:00am- 12pm – Rolando Neto
1:30pm – 2pm – Jamie Tyndall, Ula Mos
2:00pm-3:00pm – Ula Mos, Mike Krome
3:00pm-4:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis
4:00pm-5:00pm – Ralph Tedesco

Sunday, March 16th :
11:00am-12pm – Rolando Neto
1:30pm – 2pm – Jamie Tyndall , Ula Mos
2:00pm-3:00pm – Ula Mos, Mike Krome
3:00pm-4:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis
4:00pm-5:00pm – Giuseppe Cafaro

Stop by and say hi!

Check out our Exclusives:

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Robyn Hood Age of Darkness exlcusives by Mike DeBalfo – Cover E is limited to 500, Cover F is limited to 250

Tales from Oz exclusive by Elias Chatzoudis – limited to 500

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