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

 

Zenescope Previews: Wonderland Omnibus

Wonderland Omnibus

When she was just a young girl, Alice Liddle found herself transported to a dangerous world known simply as “Wonderland.” After many frightening encounters there, she eventually found her way back home… but that was only the beginning.

Now a grown woman with a family of her own, Alice will come to the realization that her visit to Wonderland, one she tucked away in her mind as just a bad childhood dream, was very real. And the nightmarish realm is now after her teenage daughter.

This massive Omnibus collects the first six trade paperbacks of one of the most popular and groundbreaking independent comic books on shelves today. Zenescope Entertainment reinvents the classic Lewis Carroll story as a supernatural horror tale for an entirely new generation of readers!

It’s time to uncover the madness and learn just how deep the rabbit hole really goes.

“The writing is great, the vision of the story is amazing, the art is consistently high quality… it’s a great time to get pulled into one of the best comic series out there.” – Superatomica.com

Created by: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Raven Gregory
Art Director: Anthony Spay
Trade Design: Christopher Cote, Stephen Schaffer, and David Seidman
Editor: Ralph Tedesco
Assistant Editors: Pat Shand and Nicole Glade

This Omnibus reprints the comic series Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Return to Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Escape From Wonderland, and Tales From Wonderland Volumes 1-3.

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Cover Art by: J. Scott Campbell
Colors by: Nei Ruffino
Trade Design: Christopher Cote

 

Wonderland Omnibus on Sale Wednesday (7/30/14) at http://shop.zenescope.com

 

Zenescope Previews: Warlord of Oz #3, Grimm Tales of Terror #1, GFT vs Wonder #1, Realm War #1, Neverland AOD TPB, and Clash of Queens TPB

Warlord of Oz #3
The Excess of Sorrow

A secret evil plagues Oz. As its people scramble to fill the lands vacated by the evil witches, little do they realize that a sinister force is moving against them, destroying their villages and cities and making them slaves. Meanwhile, as Dorothy tries to piece together the events that have brought her back to Oz, she meets a new ally that may hold the key to her mysterious powers.

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

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Cover A – Ken Lashley/ Sean Ellery
Cover B – Richard Ortiz/ Sabine Rich
Cover C – Ale Garza/ Luis Guerrero
Cover D – Marat Mychaels/ Mikey Babinski/ Sanju Nivangune

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Grimm Tales of Terror #1
The Tales We Tell

Zenescope goes back to its roots of horror as the publisher known for re-inventing classics delves into an entirely new bag of tricks. From Poe, to Lovecraft, to brnad new fables, these tales of terror are sure to creep you out in a whole new way!

Writer: Ralph Tedesco
Artwork: Antonio Bifulco
Colors: Marco Lesko
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade

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Cover A: Richard Ortiz/ Alessia Nocera
Cover B: Steven Cummings/ Stephen Schaffer
Cover C: Wes Huffor/ Ylenia Di Napoli
Cover D: Drew Edward Johnson

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Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1
Takes place between Wonderland #25 and #26.

After years of being terrorized by the evils of Wonderland, Calie Liddle has finally triumphed over the Realm of Dreams. However, in Wonderland, even the ultimate victory has a price. When she defeated the Queen of Spades, Calie became the White Queen of Wonderland… and now the realm that once existed to torment her family is in her care. With the White Rabbit and newly reformed Dark Cheshire by her side, Calie seeks to purify Wonderland.

But when Sela Mathers, the Guardian of the Nexus, finds out that the evils being purged from Wonderland are spilling over into Earth, the two most powerful women in the Grimm Universe will clash!

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

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Cover A: Harvey Tolibao/ Ivan Nunes
Cover B: Drew Edward Johnson/ Wes Hartman
Cover C: Michael Dooney/ Ula Mos
Cover D: Emilio Laiso/ Sabine Rich

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Realm War “Age of Darkness” #1

The four realms have fallen and an “Age of Darkness” has arrived. The Dark Queen begins her reign after merging the realms with earth. The survivors, still reeling from such a terrifying display of power, must band together in order to defeat her and restore order. But with several Realm Knights dead and the Grimm Universe thrown into chaos, can Sela and her remaining team stand against the Dark Queen and her army?

Writer: Joe Brusha
Artwork: Sami Kivela
Colors: Maxflan Araujo
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade

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Cover A: J. Scott Campbell/ Nei Ruffino
Cover B: David Finch/ Richard Friend/ Mohan Sivakami
Cover C: Sean Chen/ Wes Hartman
Cover D: Marat Mychaels/ Mikey Babinski/ Sanju Nivangune
Cover E: Anthony Spay/ Ivan Nunes

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Neverland “Age of Darkness”
Trade Paperback

The secret government agency known as HiboCorp grows increasingly concerned with the activities of the Dark Horde. Not only has the Horde appropriated modern weaponry…but now they’re targeting Neverland.

Nathan Cross knows Neverland better than any man on Earth, and as part of HIboCorp’s elite Realm Knights team, he is called on to find out exactly what the Dark Horde is up to. It’s a mission that will reunite him with long lost friends, but one that will also send him back to the place where his nightmares reside.

“This title surprised me in being quite entertaining and providing a nice jumping on point for a new reader such as myself.” – Adventures in Poor Taste
“This supernatural comic easily earns a recommendation.” – Unleash the Fanboy

Story: Joe Brusha
Writer: Dan Wickline
Artwork: Luca Claretti/ Ivan Nunes
Colors: Renato Guerra/ Maxflan Araujo
Letters: Jim Campbell
Art Director: Anthony Spay
Trade Design: Christopher Cote/ Stephan Schaffer
Editor: Nicole Glade

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Cover: Anthony Spay/ Ivan Nunes

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Wonderland: Clash of Queens “Age of Darkness”
Trade Paperback

Until now, the four Queens of Wonderland have co-existed, ruling their corners of Wonderland without challenge. But when the Ebony Blade – a weapon forged by Death itself – decends on their realm, they will be drawn into a conflict that plunges Wonderland into an Age of Darkness!

Vying for control of the Blade, each Queen schemes with an army at her disposal. But a wildcard named Trickster has her own plan, setting into motion a series of events that will culminate in all out war.

“A compelling narrative…highly recommended” – Unleash the Fanboy
“A really solid story…interesting and intriguing.” – Comic Frontline

Story: Joe Brusha/ Ralph Tedesco
Writer: Raven Gregory/ Troy Brownfield
Artwork: Manuel Preitano
Colors: Daniel Morales/ Ben Sawyer
Letters: Jim Campbell
Art Director: Anthony Spay
Trade Design: Christopher Cote/ Stephen Schaffer
Editor: Pat Shand

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Cover: Anthony Spay/ Ivan Nunes

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Zenescope Previews – Hercules Payne 4 & Helsing 4 of 4

Godstorm: Hercules Payne 4 of 5
Bow Down

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)
Home

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

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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.


GFT 100 Cover A by Neal Adams/Colors by Ivan Nunes

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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GFT 100 Interiors by Anthony Spay/Colors by Ivan Nunes

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.


Realm War 1 Cover E by Anthony Spay/Colors by Ivan Nunes

“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.


GFT 101 Cover A by Artgerm

“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.”