Ten Years of Zenescope Entertainment

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HORSHAM, PA December 2014—Zenescope Entertainment begins celebrating their Year10 milestone in 2015 by releasing 10 issues per month. With a mix of the ongoing and brand new, these releases contain the hottest and most sought after stories in the Grimm Universe!

“Ten issues per month is the perfect way to celebrate our ten year anniversary. It keeps the amount of issues manageable for fans and allows us to really focus on the quality of our titles”, states Zenescope Co-Creator and President, Joe Brusha

Zenescope’s Year10 releases feature the ever-popular GRIMM FAIRY TALES, ROBYN HOOD, REALM WAR, GRIMM TALES OF TERROR, AND WONDERLAND.  These on-going titles will be joined by modern mini-series including THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE WHITE QUEEN plus the 3rd installments of OZ and THE JUNGLE BOOK.

Zenescope’s Year10 event highlights graphic novels and collections including the WARLORD OF OZ and GRIMM TALES OF TERROR hardcovers, a ROBYN HOOD omnibus, and the much-anticipated GRIMM FAIRY TALES SOURCE BOOK.

Included in Zenescope’s Year10 is the release of 10 celebratory rare and exclusive variant covers by some of Zenescope’s top artists. These exclusives will be available to retailers and on the Zenescope Year10 convention tour.

The Year10 milestone also means great opportunities for retailers and fans as Zenescope will be offering special retailer rewards and incentives. Fans will have the chance to win special items throughout the year. Look for upcoming announcements about contests and prizes!

“We believe in what we’re doing as a company. We know that we have a foothold in the industry and a strong brand that keeps growing. We also know that the level of competition increases every year and that we need to stay ahead of the game as the market continues to evolve. We have a few surprises up our sleeves for 2015 and beyond.” – Zenescope Co-Creator and Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco

For more information, please contact press@zenescope.com

Zenescope Previews: Goddess Inc. #4 and Masumi #4 of 4

Goddess Inc. #4
Love & War
Zeus, in the guise of Gregor Brontios, has teamed up with Jules and Sage to put a stop to Venus’s sinister plans. However, when Jule’s attempt to assassinate Venus fails and turns into public spectacle, the secrecy that the gods established is threatened. As the war between good and evil approaches, the few remaining neutral players are in Venus’s sights.

Written by LaToya Morgan
Artwork by Manuel Preitano
Colors by Erick Arciniega
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Renato Rei // Victor Bartlett
Cover B by Jason Metcalf // Wes Hartman
Cover C by Vincenzo Cucca // David Ocampo

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Masumi “Blades of Sin” #4 of 4 (FINAL ISSUE)
Pride
After Ryujin defeats Masumi, leaving her for dead in the haunted Sea of Trees, the silent assassin finds herself surrounded by the vengeful spirits of suicide victims. Unbeknownst to Masumi, Ryujin has stolen one of the fabled Legion blades that Masumi guarded… so even if Masumi escapes with her life, it might be too late to stop Ryujin and the Yakuza from exploiting the untapped power of the blade.

Story by Pat Shand, Joe Brusha, and Ralph Tedesco
Written by Joe Tyler
Artwork by Sergio Osuna
Colors by Francesca Zambon
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Ken Lashley // Sean Ellery
Cover B by Jorge Meguro
Cover C by Jason Cardy

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All Rights Reserved © 2014 Zenescope Entertainment.
Goddess Inc. #4 and Masumi #4 will both go on sale this Wednesday (11/12/14).
Shop your local comic book store or buy online at:
http://shop.zenescope.com/new-releases

 

 

Zenescope Entertainment Responds to Fans and Retailers with LAUNCH Initiative

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HORSHAM, PA October 2014—Heeding the call from fans and retailers, Zenescope has added an easily identifiable logo to the covers of certain issues. The LAUNCH logo makes it easy for new fans to identify a good place to pick up the story of their choosing. For comic retailers, the logo can be an effective and easy marketing tool to help introduce existing fans to new stories and direct new fans to great jumping on points.

The first issue to receive the logo was Grimm Fairy Tales #101 followed soon after by Robyn Hood Ongoing #1.

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Upcoming titles to receive the LAUNCH logo will be Dark Shaman #1, Grimm Fairy Tales #104, Cinderella 1, and the next Jungle Book Series.

Zenescope is officially launching their RETAILER FACEBOOK PAGE on 11/1/14. Retailers who wish to be a part of the conversation can email their direct sales rep or info@zenescope.com for an invitation.

Zenescope Arrives at New York Comic Con!

Zenescope Arrives at New York Comic Con with over 16 Exclusives, Free Prizes and Giveaways, Artist Signings, and much more!

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Inferno Rings of Hell #2 – Cover by Franchesco!

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2015 NYCC Age of Darkness Calendar – Cover by Elias Chatzoudis

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Wonderland #27 – Cover by Billy Tucci

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Wonderland #28 – Cover by Michael Dooney


Zenescope Entertainment at New York Comic Con 2014 October 9th – 12th at Javits Convention Center
For more information and to schedule interviews please email: 
press@zenescope.com. 
   

With prominent placement in booth # 1906 (and another space in Artist Alley at N307), Zenescope will showcase artists, creators, and writers throughout the weekend.  Featured guests include: Artgerm, Joe Brusha, Mike DeBalfo, Michael Dooney, Franchesco!, Dawn McTeigue, Paolo Pantalena,  David Seidman, Pat Shand, and Ralph Tedesco among many others.  For a full list of signings, check out Zenescope on Twitter and Facebook and www.zenescope.com

Zenescope invites fans to “CHARMED SATURDAY” at booth #1906 from 11am -1pm.  With signings by artist David Seidman and writer Pat Shand, the first 50 fans in line at the booth will receive Charmed Season 10 #1 for FREE.

Zenescope will officially LAUNCH their new initiative at New York Comic Con 2014. Fans will receive free “LAUNCH” titles throughout the weekend. The first 25 retailers will receive a limited edition pack including posters, free issues, discounts, and other marketing supplies.

Copyright © 2014 Zenescope Entertainment, All rights reserved.

Zenescope Entertainment: Age of Darkness Tour 2014

Zenescope Brings their Age of Darkness Tour to 6 more cities

Pittsburgh Comic Con – September 26-28
Wizard World Austin – October 2-4
New York Comic Con – October 9-12
ComiKaze – October 31- November 2
Wizard World Tulsa – November 7-9
Wizard World Reno – November 21-23


Here are two more exclusives that Zenescope will have at
New York Comic Con 2014!

 

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Grimm Fairy Tales Art Book Volume 2                                                   Oz Hardcover
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Limited to 250 Copies                                                                      Limited to 250 Copies
Cover Art by Ebas                                                                   Cover Art by Jamie Tyndall


Zenescope will officially “LAUNCH” their brand new initiative this year at New York Comic Con. Fans will be treated to select free comics and giveaways.  Retailers who want additional information can stop by the Zenescope Booth during NYCC to pick up free “LAUNCH” Initiative information and Zenescope marketing supplies.  More info to come!
For more information or to schedule interviews, please email press@zenescope.com

 

Zenescope Entertainment is Ready: New York Comic Con 2014

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For more information and to schedule interviews please email press@zenescope.com.    

Zenescope releases TWO of their over TWELVE exclusives for this year’s New York Comic Con!  At Booth 1906, expect Limited Edition Covers, Calendars, Hardcover books, and Art Prints plus signings featuring Zenescope creators, artists, and editors.  New York Comic Con takes place at the Javits Center in New York from October 9-12th.
 
The Zenescope Entertainment panel will take place on 10/10 at 5:15p in room 1A14. Famed writer, producer, and director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros.) will moderate the panel and take part in a discussion and viewing on the Grimm Animated Series.
 
For comic fans and retailers, Zenescope will officially “LAUNCH” a brand new initiative at New York Comic Con. More details to come!
 
For more information about the convention dates, comics and books, or anything else regarding Zenescope, be sure to check out www.zenescope.com.

Zenescope Previews: Warlord of Oz #4 and Godstorm Hercules Payne #5

Warlord of Oz #4
The Labour of Ages

Thora’s plan continues to come together as her slaves finally uncover the tomb of the arch witch Zamora. Thorne, Adraste, and the Scarecrow barely survive their encounter with the Warlord. Meanwhile, high in the mountains above the lost city, Dorothy faces a new enemy who may permanently end her second trip to Oz.

Story: Joe Brusha and Jeff Massey
Writer: Jeff Massey
Artwork: Miguel Mendonca
Colors: Grostieta
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade

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Cover A : Mike Lilly and David Ocampo
Cover B : Richard Ortiz and Simon Gough
Cover C : Jose Luis and Vinicius Andrade

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Godstorm Hercules Payne #5 (Final Issue)
The Watcher

Now armed with the power of the Gods, Andre Payne sets out on a mission of redemption. But will his quest to do good in a city that wants him dead help redeem him, or get him in a deeper mess? Gangsters and Gods collide in this climatic issue of Hercules!

Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Pat Shand
Writers: Chuck Brown and Pat Shand
Artwork: AC Osorio
Colors: Omi Remalante Jr.
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade

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Cover A : Paolo Pantalena and Ross Campbell
Cover B : Eric J and Alessia Nocera
Cover C : Vincenzo Cucca and Ylenia Di Napoli

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Warlord of Oz #4 and Godstorm Hercules Payne #5 go on sale Wednesday (8/27/14) at http://shop.zenescope.com

Zenescope Previews: Robyn Hood Ongoing #1, GFT 101, GFT vs. Wonderland #2, and Ascension TPB

Robyn Hood Ongoing #1 

Story So Far…

One year ago, Robyn Locksley was brought to myst, a realm of swords and sorcery, to save the city of nottingham from a great evil. Lives were lost and hearts were broken, but the war is finally over. Joined by Marian Quin – a witch who has, up until now, only known the ways of myst – Robyn returns home to New York, ready to begin a new chapter in her life…

This is the story of Robyn Hood…

Writer – Pat Shand
Artwork – Larry Watts
Colors – Slamet Mujiono
Letters – Jim Campbell
Editor – Pat Shand

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Cover A – David Finch
Cover B – Giuseppe Cafaro, Simone Di Meo, and Ylenia Di Napoli
Cover C – Tina Valentino and Leonardo Paciarotti
Cover D – Emilio Laiso and Mirka Andolfo

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Grimm Fairy Tales #101
New Again

The events of issue #100 drastically changed the Grimm Universe. The Dark Queen triumphed and evil won. Many heroes died, while others turned and joined the Queen in her sadistic plans. As that story continues in Realm War, a brand new story begins here in Grimm Fairy Tales.

The following events take place one year after Grimm Fairy Tales: Realm War.

After re-balancing the universe, Sela Mathers reunites with her estranged daughter, Skye. Teamed with Belinda, an age-old enemy who’s been reformed, and their mentor, Shang, they set out to help highborn teens hone their unique abilities with the hope that one day they too will fight against the evil forces that threaten Earth.

Story – Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Pat Shand
Writer – Pat Shand
Artwork – Andrea Meloni
Colors – Renato Guerra
Letters – Jim Campbell
Editor – Nicole Glade

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Cover A – Artgerm
Cover B – Marat Mychaels and Sanju Nivangune
Cover C – Renato Rei and Stephen Schaffer
Cover D – Alfredo Reyes and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

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Grimm Fairy Tales Vs. Wonderland #2

The battle between Calie and Sela rages on! The two most powerful forces in the Grimm Universe find themselves pitted against one another… but when something darker and more sinister rears its ugly head, will the heroes of Grimm Fairy Tales and Wonderland be able to put aside their differences long enough to save the world?

Story – Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Pat Shand
Writer – Troy Brownfield
Artwork – Luca Claretti
Colors – Leonardo Paciarotti
Letters – Jim Campbell
Editor – Pat Shand

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Cover A – Emilio Laiso
Cover B – Jason Metcalf and Wes Hartman
Cover C – Mike Krome and Ula Mos

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GFT Presents Ascension
Trade Paperback

The God-like entity known as “The Being” succeeded in his plan to begin a new order on Earth. With almighty power running through his veins, the Being sets his plan in motion. He aims to rid the world of evil, but through extreme means that reek of hypocrisy. Now, it falls on Sela Mathers and Liesel Van Helsing to put a stop to an all-powerful entity gone rogue.

The Ascension has begun!

“A fitting finale that does just about everything right.” – Unleash the Fanboy
“Beautifully delivered.” – Geekality

Story – Joe Brusha and Pat Shand
Writer – Pat Shand
Artwork – Butch Mapa
Colors – 3Martstudio (issues 1-2) and Michele Nucera (issues 3-5)
Letters – Jim Campbell
Art Director – Anthony Spay
Trade Design – Christopher Cote and Stephen Schaffer
Editor – Nicole Glade

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Cover Art – Eric J
Colors – Oracle
Trade Design – Christopher Cote and Stephen Schaffer

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Robyn Hood Ongoing #1, Grimm Fairy Tales #101, Grimm Fairy Tales vs Wonderland #2, and GFT Ascension Trade Paperback on sale this Wednesday (08/20/14) at shop.zenescope.com

 

 

 

 

Zenescope Previews: Wonderland #26, Inferno Rings of Hell, Helsing TPB, and Age of Darkness Vol. 2 TPB

Wonderland #26
Renaissance Part One

After years of torment at the hands of Wonderland and its many psychopathic denizens, Calie Liddle finally claimed victory. By defeating the Queen of Spades, Calie assumed leadership of Wonderland. And now she cares for the realm that once existed to torment her family. With the White Rabbit and a new reformed Cheshire Cat by her side, Calie seeks to transform the tainted realm back to its original glory… but it will not be an easy task.

This is the story of Calie Liddle… White Queen of Wonderland.

Written by Erica J. Heflin
Artwork by Vincenzo Riccardi
Colors by Ben Sawyer
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A – Mike Krome/ Ula Mos
Cover B – Daniel Leister/ Wes Hartman
Cover C – Chris Ehnot/ David Delanty

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Inferno “Rings of Hell” #1

Following the events of Grimm Fairy Tales #100, the Dark Horde stands vicorious and the Age of Darkness begins on Earth. The Dark Queen reigns over the Grimm Universe, and decides to exact revenge on her stepdaughter, Lucifer. Offended by their betrayal, the Queen stops at nothing to capture both Lucifer and Mercy Dante and kill them in a unique and epic fashion.

Story by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Pat Shand
Written by Mike Wolfer
Artwork by Fernando Argosino
Colors by Bryan Valenza
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A – Drew Edward Johnson/ Stephen Schaffer
Cover B – Emilio Laiso
Cover C – Pasquale Qualano/ Ivan Nunes

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Helsing Trade Paperback
The Darkness and the Light

Helsing is a brilliant inventor and expert vampire killer, two skills she picked up from her legendary father, Abraham Van Helsing. However, the normally unflappable Helsing has her world shaken up when Abraham’s journal is anonymously mailed to her home in New York. She discovers a clue that leads her on a cross-continental journey to find out what happened to him. But what Helsing doesn’t know is that her travels will bring her face to face with her father’s most dangerous nemesis.

“Helsing is a classic vampire story with a modern-day twist… 5 out of 5 stars.” – Comics to Read

“The finished product that simply sparkles and shines.” – Unleash the Fanboy

Story by Pat Shand, Joe Brusha, and Ralph Tedesco
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Tony Brescini and Andres Esparza
Colors by Fran Gamboa and J.C. Ruiz
Letters by Jim Campbell
Art Director Anthony Spay
Trade Design by Christopher Cote and Stephen Schaffer
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover Art by Mike S. Miller
Colors by Mohan Sivakami

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Age of Darkness Volume 2
Trade Paperback

The Dark Queen has risen and she plans to lead the Dark Horde into war against those sworn to protect Earth. With a brilliant and manipulative plot to take control of the Nexus and the four realms of power that surround it, the Queen is quickly gaining the ability to defeat almost anyone who stands in her way. And while humanity still has hope in the form of Sela Mathers and the Realm Knights, other unlikely heroes must join them before the Dark Queen becomes too powerful to stop.

This trade paperback collects the following Grimm Fairy Tales Age of Darkness one-shots: Robyn Hood, Inferno, and The Dark One.

“Plenty of action, sharp dialogue and good pacing to keep anyone interested.” – Adventures in Poor Taste

“An awesomely entertaining setting, characters, and personal dynamic that I have been waiting to see.” – Comic Bastards

Story by Pat Shand, Joe Brusha, and Ralph Tedesco
Written by Pat Shand, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, and Heather Finley
Artwork by Larry Watts, Sami Kivela, and Ricardo Silva
Colors by Slamet Mujiono, Bryan Valenza, and Mario Gonzalez
Letters by Jim Campbell
Art Director Anthony Spay
Trade Design by Christopher Cote
Edited by Nicole Glade and Pat Shand

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Cover Art by Artgerm

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Zenescope Previews: Goddess Inc #1 and Masumi #1

Goddess Inc #1 
Birth of Venus

For centuries, the Greek gods of myth and legend have been living amongst humanity. After years of fighting and scrambling for power, Zenus was able to unite his kin in peave… or so he thought.

Venus, who recently rose to prominence as a fashion mogul, wishes to return to the days when she was worshipped by humanity. As she sets out to recruit other gods and goddesses to join her, she’ll find that – while some share her thirst for dominance – others stand firmly against her. A war is brewing between the gods, and only the strongest will survive.

Writer: Latoya Morgan
Artwork: Manual Preitano
Colors: Erick Arciniega
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Pat Shand

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Cover A – Mike S. Miller/ Mohan Sivakami
Cover B – Pasquale Qualano/ Mirka Andolfo
Cover C – Vincenzo Cucca/ Ylenia Di Napoli
Cover D – Franchesco!

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Masumi “Blades of Sin” #1
Reunion

Masumi Yamomoto is a woman out of her time. After a battle against evil left her trapped in a hellish dimension for almost two hundred years, she returned to Earth and attempted to start a new life in a new world.

However, Masumi’s past eventually caught up to her, and the man she loved was killed by a powerful demon called Legion. Masumi defeated the demon, but at a cost – Legion is now trapped within her samurai swords, and she is bound by the laws of the Yamamoto clan to ensure that the evil spirit never escapes. This is her story…

Story: Pat Shand/ Joe Brusha/ Ralph Tedesco
Writer: Joe Tyler
Artwork: Sergio Osuna
Colors: Francesca Zambon
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Pat Shand

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Cover A – Harvey Tolibao/ Ivan Nunes
Cover B – Marat Mychaels/ Simon Gough
Cover C – Jason Cardy
Cover D – Pasquale Qualano/ Devgear/ Alessia Nocera

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Goddess Inc #1 and Masumi “Blades of Sin” #1 on sale Wednesday (08/06/14) at shop.zenescope.com