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.

 

 

 

Zenescope Entertainment is Offering Internships

Please feel free to read the internships currently being offered at our Horsham, PA headquarters. Resumes and portfolios for internships should be sent to: jkoch@zenescope.com

*Questions will not be answered through the blog comments.

Design Internship
The Design Internship is a fast paced, exciting position as our team and business continue to grow. Candidates should be highly organized, capable of multi-tasking, and possess a strong desire to learn new skills and take on extra responsibilities. The Design Intern will report to the Senior Designer/Production Manager.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Hands on experience in creating Zenescope’s monthly ad in Diamond Previews for all upcoming products and titles.
  • Assisting the design team in production of Zenescope hottest comics, graphic novels, and merchandise.
  • Working with the sales and marketing teams in creating content for the web, newsletters, and presentations.
  • Special projects assigned by Senior design staff, i.e flyers, convention materials, catalogues

What You Will Learn:

  • Learn the ins and outs of the comic industry from the book production process to the final product.
  • Learn how logo, type, and branding work in conjunction with comic and illlustrative art.
  • Typographic layout skills
  • Become fully proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • How to effectively hit deadlines.

What We Require:

  • Majoring in Graphic Design, Illustration, or Print making or related field
    • A sense of humor.
    • Have experience of working under tight deadlines
    • Have patience, persistence, great attention to detail
    • Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office.
    • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
    • Be able to work independently or as part of a group.
    • Creative and Flexible.
  • Have some some knowledge of :
    • Acrobat
    • InDesign
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • and Presentation software
    • Experience in layout basic copy in catalogs, ads, sourcebooks, draft presentations, calendars…etc.
    • Have a high level of literacy and accuracy and the ability to handle a busy workload at all times.

Rewards And Compensation:

  • College credits and recommendations
  • Free Comic Books!
  • Possibility for employment when internship ends

We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will become extremely knowledgeable in online communication, publishing comic books and graphic novels and understanding of the right tactics to combine online marketing with overarching outreach goals in a professional setting.

All applicants must understand and comply with the following:

• All internships are non-paid.

• Must be currently enrolled at an accredited institution and be able to show that they will receive academic credit for the internship. A letter from your advisor stating that you will get credit for the program is sufficient.

• All internships take place at the Zenescope offices in Horsham, PA.

• No daily travel or housing expenses will be covered.

• All applicants must be 18 years of age or older

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Marketing Internship
The Marketing Internship is a fast paced, exciting position as our team and business continue to grow. Candidates should be highly organized, capable of multi-tasking, and possess a strong desire to learn new skills and take on extra responsibilities. The Marketing Intern will report to the Director of Marketing.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Collaborating with senior staff in the planning, execution and optimization of campaigns and Comic conventions to deliver large volumes of high-potential leads
  • Assist senior staff in planning, promoting, organizing and staffing of comic conventions.
  • Marketing analytics research and optimization.
  • Providing assistance in online media channel activities, including social media initiatives, monitoring digital activity, email, display marketing and e-commerce
  • Contributing innovative ideas for strong & creative marketing campaigns

What You Will Learn:

  • How to create a long term social media plan and marketing calendar.
  • Marketing for production and publishing large volumes of comic books and graphic novels
  • Relationship building with our online community by maintaining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media accounts.
  • How to track social media analytics and report results and new ideas to our marketing team.
  • Assisting in create compelling content that will be shared by influencers.
  • Creative feedback and viral loops between our Facebook Page, twitter, and other accounts.
  • Assist our Marketing team in organizing, planning and marketing of comic conventions.
  • Booking travel arrangements
  • Direct to retail, direct to consumer sales processes
  • Marketing to retailers as well as consumers
  • The publishing process for comic books and graphic novels

What We Require:

  • Majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Creative Writing, or related field
  • A sense of humor.
  • Have experience of working under tight deadlines.
  • Have patience, persistence, great people skills, and excellent writing skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office.
  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
  • Be able to work independently or as part of a group.
  • Creative and Flexible.
  • Familiarity with social networking sites desired, but we will also train.
  • Have some experience of online marketing, online PR and/or publishing.
  • Be a well-organized, high achiever with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Have a high level of literacy and accuracy, with excellent attention to detail and the ability to handle a busy workload at all times.

Rewards And Compensation:

  • College credits and recommendations
  • Possible travel opportunities to Comic Conventions across the United States
  • Possibility for employment when internship ends
  • Free Comic books!

All applicants must understand and comply with the following:

• All internships are non-paid.

• Must be currently enrolled at an accredited institution and be able to show that they will receive academic credit for the internship. A letter from your advisor stating that you will get credit for the program is sufficient.

• All internships take place at the Zenescope offices in Horsham, PA.

• No daily travel or housing expenses will be covered.

• All applicants must be 18 years of age or older

We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will become extremely knowledgeable in online communication, publishing comic books and graphic novels and understanding of the right tactics to combine online marketing with overarching outreach goals in a professional setting.

 

Wizard World Sacramento 2014

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ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR WIZARD WORLD SACRAMENTO 2014 

Zenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for Wizard World Sacramento 2014 at the Sacramento Convention Center from March 7th through the 9th.  The company will be exhibiting at the show at Booth #605. There will be a limited edition exclusive available at the show; GFT Code Red #4 – Cover E – Artwork by Michael Dooney and is limited to 350 copies. 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 8th at 5:00pm in panel room 104. The panel will feature Zenescope’s Editor and writer Pat Shand as the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot is screened followed by a question and answer with Pat Shand himself.  He will also be available at the Zenescope booth the entire weekend for signings.

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 Sacramento, be sure to check the official Zenescope blog, or follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed by searching #ZeneWWSac2014.

 

Free Comic Book Day 2014

Zenescope Entertainment presents…

Grimm Fairy Tales #0 “Age of Darkness”
Free Comic Book Day Silver Sponsorship
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

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Written by Joe Brusha
Cover art by Anthony Spay
Cover colors by Ivan Nunes

Extinct for millennia the most powerful and terrifying creatures to ever exist in the Grimm Universe have now returned. They are the Bloodhunters, and their sole purpose is to hunt down and exterminate Highborns. They have their sights set on their first prey since returning… Professor Sela Mathers. This special Free Comic Book Day edition of Grimm Fairy Tales ties directly into GFT #100 and the upcoming Age of Darkness Grimm Universe event.


For more information on Grimm Fairy Tales #0 “Age of Darkness” FCBD Special Edition visit PREVIEWSworld.

Enter the Age of Darkness

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November, 2013 — Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a new event that will become part of the long running hit comic book series, Grimm Fairy Tales. The event is called Age of Darkness and will involve most of Zenescope’s Grimm Universe spinoff series as well as its flagship title, Grimm Fairy Tales as it approaches its landmark 100th issue, due out July 2014.

“Everything we’ve ever done in the Grimm Fairy Tales has led up to this event and the Grimm Universe will be forever changed by this,” states Zenescope President, Joe Brusha. “We’re thrilled that this series has lasted so long and we’re even more excited to see it evolve into something bigger now with the Age of Darkness event.”

Age of Darkness will first hit the Grimm Universe starting in two spinoff titles: Quest and Code Red. But 2014 will get more intense as the Age of Darkness descends upon multiple Grimm Fairy Tales series including Robyn Hood, Neverland, Inferno and Wonderland: Clash of Queens.

“We’re definitely going to shock some fans as we lead up to #100,” says Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco. “But Age of Darkness is not being done simply for shock value, we want this ride that our fans have taken with us for the past eight years to really pay off.”

Upcoming Age of Darkenss titles are currently available for pre-order in Diamond Previews, which is out now. Check back on the Zenescope blog, http://blog.zenescope.com/ and follow Zenescope on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zenescope and on Twitter @Zenescope for updates.

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’s 2013 Extra Life Team: Join, Donate or Watch!

Zenescope Entertainment is doing Extra Life again this year!
Last year was our first year taking part in Extra Life as a company, and we made a great debut!Thanks to our team members, and supporters, out of 2465 teams, we were ranked #168! And we were able to raise $1874! That is a good amount of money and it is going help the kids, which is the most important thing.
This year’s Extra Life will take place Saturday, November 2nd and  the team goal is to raise over $2000, and I think we have a good chance at meeting that goal.
Donate, or join the team!
Our team captain…is me. I will be gaming across multiple systems over the course of the 25 hours, and be giving away a handful of prizes to supporters, team members, and even fans who are active during the event.
You can find me on:
PSN: GoateeSox
Xbox: Goatee
How can you be an active fan during Extra Life?
Well, it’s simple really. You simply watch us game!
We will be live-streaming the entire marathon here: http://www.twitch.tv/thegeekyhusband
The most exiting part about our involvement this year, is that we found a unique, Zenescope way to support the cause, and that is with offering an exclusive. Here is the Extra Life exclusive, on Grimm Fairy Tales #91 Cover D by Talent Caldwell.
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Sela as a gamer girl…couldn’t be more fitting. This cover will only be available at our booth #704 at ComiKaze, as well as on our web store on November 2nd. A portion of all the proceeds from the sale of this cover will be donated to Extra Life, and that money is given to the Children’s Miracle Network.
We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this worthy cause and we hope you are able to join us for this marathon on Saturday, November 2nd.

Zenescope’s New York Comic Con 2013 Exclusives

Here are our exclusives for this year’s New York Comic Con. Come Get them at booth 1565!

Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Halloween Edition Cover D – (750) -Chatzoudis

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Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Halloween Edition Cover E – (250) -Chatzoudis

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Grimm Fairy Tales #89 Cover D (750) – Krome

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Grimm Fairy Tales #89 Cover E (350) – Krome

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Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Giant-Sized (Unleashed part 6) Cover E – (500) – Chatzoudis

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Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Giant-Sized (Unleashed part 6) Cover F – (100) – Chatzoudis

*See this at the show!*

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Hit List #1 Cover F – (500) – Spay

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Hit List #1 Cover G – (500) – Sketch cover

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Oz #3 Cover E – (500) – Tyndall

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Screwed #5 Cover D – (500) – Kirkham

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Screwed #5 Cover E – (250) – Kirkham

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Wonderland #15 Cover E – (750) – DeBalfo

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Wonderland #15 Cover F – (100) – DeBalfo

*See this at the show!*

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Zenescope Has Grimm Plans for NYCC

NYCC IconZenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for New York Comic Con 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City from October 10th through the 13th.  The company will be appearing at booth #1565 promoting its newest comic books series such as OZ, HIT LIST and NO TOMORROW as well as staple titles such as WONDERLAND and ROBYN HOOD while also continuing the countdown to the landmark 100th issue of the company’s flagship hit title, GRIMM FAIRY TALES.

Zenescope will also debut several limited edition convention exclusive covers with artwork by Mike DeBalfo, Anthony Spay, Jamie Tyndall, Elias Chatzoudis, Mike Krome and Tyler Kirkham. Aside from Zenescope exclusives and merchandise, free creator signings and comic book giveaways will be part of the company’s plans all weekend long.

Appearing and signing at booth #1565 will be writers/creators Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, and Pat Shand as well as artists Elias Chatzoudis, Jamie Tyndall, Anthony Spay, Paolo Pantalena, Jimbo Salgado, Tyler Kirkham and many others.

Most signings will include free giveaways so check www.facebook.com/zenescope for updated signing and giveaway schedules.

Zenescope’s will also be holding the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated panel on Thursday October 10th at 7:30pm in panel room 1A14. The panel will feature Grimm Fairy Tales creators and pilot producers, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco as they screen the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot episode directed by Jon Schnepp with bonus behind the scenes footage of actors Lena Headey, Robert Forster, Chris Hardwick and Brianna Evigan.

Fans local to New York City will be able to get in on the fun even if they are not at the convention. Zenescope will be having a “Wonderland Night” at St. Marks Comics in the village on Saturday night October 12th from 8pm – 10pm. Writers Raven Gregory and Pat Shand will be on hand to chat with fans about the Wonderland series, as well as sign copies of the series available for purchase at the store. There will be free comics given away to those who attend the signing.

Lastly, Zenescope will be holding portfolio reviews Friday and Saturday from Noon – 2:00pm at the booth 1565. Please bring samples of your work to show and to drop off.

For more information about the exclusives, signing schedule, or anything else regarding Zenescope’s plans at New York Comic Con, be sure to check the official Zenescope blog, or follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed.

We will be unveiling the exclusives and the signing schedule over the next few days.

Realm Knights: The Perfect Way To Introduce A Friend To Zenescope

 *blog written by guest writer David Goodman

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Over the last few years, Zenescope has gone from publishing a single anthology-style title in Grimm Fairy Tales to an entire universe of books that fall under the Grimm Universe umbrella, including Unleashed, Wonderland, Robyn Hood and now Oz and No Tomorrow.

The result is that it can be quite intimidating for a new reader to jump in and be able to understand who’s who and what’s what in Zenescope’s ever expanding universe of characters and titles. Add on the fact that most of Zenescope’s books feature female leads and don’t fit into the standard superhero mold, and it becomes even more difficult to convince a Marvel or DC fan to give the Grimm Universe a shot.

Enter Pat Shand and Realm Knights.

If ever there has been a book that was designed and written to be a new reader friendly gateway to the world of Zenescope, this is it. Why? Well, let me tell you…

It’s the Best Characters of the Grimm Universe in One Place

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Sela, Hook, Red Riding Hood, Van Helsing and Robyn Hood. If ever there was an all-star cast for a Zenescope comic, this is it. You get all the best and brightest characters of the Grimm Universe in one book and thanks to Shand, a crystal clear picture of who they are and what they are like. It’s like Zenescope’s own version of Grant Morrison’s JLA, just with more women (thankfully).

It’s Fun

When you read most of Zenescope’s titles, they are not what I would call “happy fun-time” kinds of comics. Bad things usually happen to good people and nothing is as simple as black or white, like most superhero fare. It’s part of what makes Zenescope stand apart from the pack and makes their books so appealing.

But sometimes you just want to read a comic that will put a smile on your face and you will have a great time reading. Realm Knights is that book. It’s page after page of high adventure, nonstop ass-kicking and great character interaction. While I wouldn’t call it a kid friendly book, I would call Realm Knights a departure for Zenescope in style and tone, and one that I welcome with open arms.

It’s New Reader Friendly

Don’t know a Highborn from a Falseblood? Don’t really care how many Realms of Power there are? No problem. Realm Knights gives you all the information you need on the first page with the rest explained throughout the story. Shand has done an amazing job simplifying and boiling the Grimm Universe down to it’s essence so that if Realm Knights is your first Zenescope comic, you get all the information you need between it’s two covers to know what the Grimm Universe is like.

It Will Appeal to Fans of Superheroes

Have a friend who loves the Avengers or Justice League? Someone who won’t give Zenescope a chance because he thinks they’re all just scantily clad girls and supernatural elements?

Give them a copy of Realm Knights and watch it change their mind.

Realm Knights is the most superhero-ish comic I’ve ever seen Zenescope publish and it works surprisingly well. A team put together by the US government to deal with threats from evil Highborns and Falsebloods, the premise is like something straight out of an Avengers spinoff title. It’s a book that relies less on the history and plot lines of the Grimm Universe and more on the characters themselves, which is the secret to any decent superhero team-up title.

It Takes Place Post-Unleashed

For those that have been living under a rock for the last few months, Unleashed is Zenescope’s big summer event that brings vampires, zombies and the like back to the Grimm Universe and leaves Earth a very different place. It’s a mammoth event, and one that would intimidate any new reader (unless you read my Unleashed primer, in which case you would be all set) and cause them to steer away.

Realm Knights picks up after Unleashed, so all the information you need to know is on page one and you get a look at what the Grimm Universe is like after the events of the miniseries. No muss, no fuss.

So, do you need yet another reason to check out Realm Knights? How about this: the bottom line is that it’s a great comic that might just be my favorite Zenescope book published to date. An awesome story combined with great art making for one amazing comic.

Buy yourself a copy and get one for a friend. They’ll thank you for it.