ZENESCOPE ANNOUNCES SALT LAKE CITY COMIC CON 2014 PLANS

Zenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for Salt Lake City Comic Con 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT – April 17th-19th.  The company will be exhibiting at booth #1924, and will have on hand its newest trade paperback releases, high end art prints, hardcover collections, and exclusive comics.

Salt Lake City Comic Con limited edition exclusives are:

Robyn Hood: Legend #1 Cover E by Jamie Tyndall, limited to 500 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales #96 Cover D – Pencils by Abhishek Malsuni – Colors by Shashank Mishura, limited to 500 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales #96 Cover E – Pencils by Abhishek Malsuni – Colors by Shashank Mishura, limited to 250 copies

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All fans that purchase the issue Robyn Hood: Legend #1 Cover E by Jamie Tyndall will also have a chance to win a limited edition art print. Head to booth #1924 for details.

The company will also be giving away free comics randomly all weekend long and Elias Chatzoudis will be signing at the Zenescope booth (#1924) from 1pm-2pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. .

For more information about the exclusives, signing schedule, or even anything else regarding Zenescope’s plans at Salt Lake City Comic Con, be sure to check and follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed by searching #ZeneSLC2014.

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 AND CBS BRING BACK CHARMED

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Zenescope Entertainment and CBS Consumer Products are bringing the fan-favorite series CHARMED back to comic book and graphic novel formats this Fall. Zenescope published the first 24 issues of the bestselling series from June 2010 through September 2012.

Constance M. Burge created the popular TV series, which starred Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Shannen Doherty. Charmed aired from 1998 through 2006, and found a new life as original comics when Zenescope began publishing “Season 9” four years ago. Now, Zenescope will release a brand new “Season 10” in an on-going monthly comic book series with trade paperback collections released twice each year.
“I’m so glad to announce this news.” said Zenescope Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco.

“Charmed fans are an extremely rabid and loyal group. They write us all the time, asking about Season 10 since it’s been almost two years since the last issue was released. We’re happy to let them all know that it’s been worth the wait — we’re coming back with a brand new arc and a ton of surprises that we feel will absolutely satisfy hardcore Charmed fans, while also appealing to new readers.”

The first issue of Season 10 will debut at New York Comic Con the weekend of October 9, 2014. Original comic book series writer Paul Ruditis will edit the series and Zenescope writer Pat Shand (Angel, Robyn Hood) takes the helm penning the new arc. The art team will be announced next month.

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, re-imagines classic fables, and 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.

About CBS Consumer Products:
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios, and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles. Additionally, the group oversees the CBS Retail Store and online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.CBS.com.

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ZENESCOPE ANNOUNCES WORLD ST. LOUIS 2014

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for Wizard World St. Louis 2014 at the Americas Center in St. Louis, MO from April 4th to April 6th. The company will be exhibiting at the show at Booth #309.
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.

Artist Benjamin Sawyer will be available for signings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-2pm.

The company will also be holding the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated panel on Saturday April 5th at 5:30-6:15pm in panel room 144. The panel will be hosted by Zenescope Editor and Writer, Pat Shand. 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 Pat.

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 St. Louis, be sure to follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed by searching #ZeneWWStL2014.

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 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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