Zenescope Previews – Hercules Payne 4 & Helsing 4 of 4

Godstorm: Hercules Payne 4 of 5
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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, Pat Shand
Writers – Chuck Brown, Pat Shand
Artwork – AC Osorio
Colors – Omi Remalante Jr
Letters – Jim Campbell
Editor – Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Paolo Pantalena/ Ross Campbell
Cover B by Eric J/ Stephen Schaffer
Cover C by Alfredo Reyes/ Wes Hartman
Cover D by AC Osorio/ David Ocampo

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Helsing 4 of 4 (Final Issue)
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After being Led on a cross-continental journey by her father’s oldest foe, Helsing has reached her destination…Transylvania. However, the horrors of what waits for her are far deeper than she can possibly imagine. Nothing is what it seems and, when all is revealed, Helsing’s life will be changed forever.

Writer – Pat Shand
Artwork – Tony Brescini, Andres Esparza
Colors – Fran Gamboa, J.C. Ruiz
Letters – Jim Campbell
Editor – Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Mike S. Miller/ Mohan Sivakami
Cover B by Johnny Desjardins/ Simon Gough
Cover C by Jamie Tyndall/ Ula Mos

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Godstorm: Hercules Payne 4 of 5 and Helsing 4 of 4 on sale Wednesday (7/23/14) at http://shop.zenescope.com

ZENESCOPE CREATORS SPEAK… on Wonderland #25!

The cut-off for pre-order dates for July releases is quickly approaching, and the creative team behind Zenescope Entertainment’s WONDERLAND #25 has a message for readers and retailers!

“The past seven years have been a delicate, carefully orchestrated chess match between Wonderland’s major players.  Issue #25 is when they flip the table over and go for each other’s throats.  The game is over, and it’s time for the real war to begin.”

- Eric M. Esquivel, writer

 

“I’m better with pictures than with words, so I’d prefer to let the Queen of Spades speak for me:

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- Manuel Preitano, artist

“Fights, deaths, comebacks! Too much action on 22 regular pages of Wonderland? Well, imagine what we have in the double that! Yes, this will be WONDERLAND #25. Pre-order NOW!”

- Leonardo Paciarotti, colorist

And now, the first look at five preview pages by artist Manuel Preitano!

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Wonderland #25 is available for pre-order at your local comic book retailer now!

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Zenescope Rolls Out the “Red Carpet” for Retailers with Free Exclusive Incentives

Zenescope Rolls Out the “Red Carpet” for Retailers with Free Exclusive Incentives

Zenescope Entertainment is gearing up for perhaps its biggest month in the company’s history. The publishing and entertainment company is hitting two major landmarks with the release of its 100th issue of Grimm Fairy Tales and 25th issue of its ongoing Wonderland series. Both issues hit shelves on July 16th and are currently in Diamond’s MAY PREVIEWS catalog.

Aside from Grimm and Wonderland, the publisher is releasing other brand new titles in July: GFT Realm War #1 (of 12) is an epic, action-packed maxi-series that is a direct spinoff of Grimm 100; and Grimm Tales of Terror #1 is a fresh ongoing series that meshes horror with dark humor by reinventing popular urban legends and classic tales while also introducing brand new frightening stories.

In order to celebrate this huge July, Zenescope is offering some special incentive exclusives to urge retailers to stock their shelves with Zenescope in July. These include:

Retailers who order 25 copies of each of the 4 titles mentioned above (100 copies total) will receive 1 free copy of a limited edition REALM WAR #1 “Red Carpet” exclusive cover by artist ED BENES, which is limited to only 100 copies.

Retailers who order 50 copies of each of the 4 titles (200 copies total) will receive 1 free copy of the REALM WAR #1 “Red Carpet” exclusive by Ed Benes as well as 1 copy of the limited edition GFT TALES of TERROR #1 “Red Carpet” exclusive Cover by artist MICHAEL DOONEY, also limited to only 100 copies.

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Retailers who order 75 copies of each of the 4 titles (300 copies total) will receive 1 free copy of the REALM WAR #1 by Ed Benes, 1 free copy of the GFT TALES of TERROR #1 by Michael Dooney, and 1 free copy of the limited edition GRIMM FAIRY TALES #100 “Red Carpet” exclusive cover by artist RICHARD ORTIZ, also limited to 100 copies.

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And finally, retailers who order 100 copies of each of all 4 titles (400 copies total) will receive 2 free copies of all 3 limited edition “Red Carpet” exclusives listed above as well as 2 free copies of a limited edition WONDERLAND #25 cover by artist MIKE DEBALFO, also limited to 100.

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As a bonus, retailers in this bracket will also receive 1 free copy of the very rare WONDERLAND #25 “Red Carpet Alice” variant, which is limited to just 25 copies.

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“We want to give retailers who are reluctant to carry a lot of Zenescope more incentive to do so,” said Zenescope’s President, Joe Brusha. “We know there’s big competition for shelf space from other great publishers out there, but we also feel that our books are worthy, and those who stock up will find that our books sell. And since our limited edition exclusive covers are some of the highest quality and best-selling in the industry, we felt this was a good way to allow retailers to get behind us a little bit more than usual this month.”

Orders can be placed directly through Diamond. To redeem your exclusives, send a copy of your Diamond Order to Jason at jcondellis@zenescope.com or call 215-442-9094 ext. 227.

Initial orders close May 30th, but Retailers can use these order codes below and utilize Zenescope’s Final Order Cutoff (FOC) participation to increase orders by the dates below:

GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #100
Use Diamond Product Order Codes: MAY141722 thru MAY141728
Final order cutoff: 6/23

GFT WONDERLAND #25
Use Diamond Product Order Code: MAY141750 thru MAY141754
Final Order Cutoff: 6/23

GFT REALM WAR #1
Use Diamond Product Order Codes: MAY141729 thru MAY141733
Final Order Cutoff: 6/30

GFT TALES OF TERROR #1

Use Diamond Product Order Codes: MAY141755 thru MAY141758
Final Order Cutoff: FOC 7/7

Grimm Fairy Tales 100 and Realm War: Age of Darkness Announcement

Zenescope’s GRIMM FAIRY TALES #100 to herald an Age of Darkness in “Realm War.”

HORSHAM, PA May 2014 — As Zenescope Entertainment closes in on its landmark issue that’s been the heartbeat of the company for almost a decade, fans and retailers noticed the company began labeling many of its popular Grimm Fairy Tales (also known as GFT) titles with the “Age of Darkness” brand. Age of Darkness is a way to tell readers which titles connect, in one way or another, to the universe altering events of Grimm Fairy Tales #100 and the subsequent twelve-issue GFT Realm War “Age of Darkness” series that is set to release right after 100.


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Fans can enhance their experience by reading any or all of the Age of Darkness branded titles, yet there are four issues that are important to read in leading up to the anticipated GFT #100. Most of which are currently available for preorder in Diamond Previews May Catalog. The reading order of essential Age of Darkness issues is as follows:

  1. Grimm Fairy Tales 2014 Annual – May 14th release date
  2. Grimm Fairy Tales Realm Knights Age of Darkness one-shot – July 2nd release date
  3. Grimm Fairy Tales 2014 Giant Sized Edition – July 2nd release date
  4. Grimm Fairy Tales #99 – July 2nd release date
  5. Grimm Fairy Tales #100 – July 16th release date
  6. GFT Realm War “Age of Darkness” #1 – July 23rd release date

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Grimm Fairy Tales #100 arrives in stores July 16th and sets the stage for the brand new twelve part Realm War series, which is a direct continuation of the events that occur during issue 100.


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“Simply put, Realm War is a twelve issue ‘what if’ extension of Grimm Fairy Tales #100,” says Zenescope Editor-in-Chief and series co-creator, Ralph Tedesco “It’s epic, action-packed, and extremely fun. Hardcore fans and readers who are enjoying the Age of Darkness story arc are going to love this. Yet it begins at a point where new readers can jump on very easily.”

Meanwhile, Zenescope will be forging along with Grimm Fairy Tales #101, set for an August release that will run concurrently to Realm War. But #101 will begin a brand new, separate story arc that Zenescope says will not be a reboot of the franchise, but will definitely be new-reader friendly.


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“The new GFT arc will be a great jumping on point for new readers looking to begin the series without any confusion. The events of Grimm Fairy Tales #101 will begin in a different reality than those occurring simultaneously in the Realm War series,” says Tedesco.”And readers can choose to pick up either or both series without feeling like they’ve missed something. But for those who choose to read both, the mystery of the separate story lines will definitely pay off at the end of Realm War.”

“We spent a lot of time on working this all out,” stated Zenescope President and story co-creator Joe Brusha. “The idea with Realm War is to give long-time fans the big payoff they deserve after following this series for nine years. And that’s important to us. Meanwhile with Grimm Fairy Tales #101, we’re able to simultaneously start something both fresh yet familiar that’s easy for new readers to jump into while still appeasing the seasoned fans. With these two series, readers are literally getting the best of both worlds.”

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.