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.

Next Stop(s): WW Ohio and Project Comic Con

Zenescope will be making two stops this weekend in Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis Missouri!

Wizard World Ohio

Attendees will be able to visit us at booth #808, where there will be several members of the team there throughout the weekend. Zenescope has made an exclusive specifically for Ohio which will be available at the booth. There will be a number of recent releases available at the booth as well, including the Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus, and the Art of Zenescope Volume 1 Art Book (SDCC Edition) to name a few.

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Zenescope will also be debuting the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot at the show during their panel on Saturday, 21st at 5:00 pm in room E170. Come check out the full, unedited pilot episode and be a part of the pilot review process. Panel attendees will be asked to fill out a survey about the pilot, and will be rewarded for taking part in the survey. Please be aware, this pilot is for Mature audiences only. We recommend you don’t bring your kids.

Signings

Writer Pat Shand and Ralph Tedesco will be signing at the booth at this show. Be sure to stop by booth to get your books signed!

Exclusives

Zenescope will have two exclusives available for purchase:

GFT Realm Knights #1 Cover E – Limited to 500

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Cover by Elias Chatzoudis

GFT Realm Knights #2 – Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Alfredo Reyes

With a  new exclusive being released,  Pat and Ralph signing at booth 808, and a ton of products available for purchase at the booth, Zenescope fans should have an enjoyable Wizard World Ohio. Press are invited to the booth to chat with Pat about the company’s upcoming titles like Realm Knights or Quest, or Ralph to talk about his series Hit List.

PROJECT: Comic Con

Attendees will be able to visit us at booth V14, where Anthony Spay, and Zenescope will be on hand at the show to meet fans. Zenescope has made an exclusive specifically for the convention, which will be available at the booth.

Signings

Art Director and cover artist Anthony Spay will be signing at the booth at this show. Be sure to stop by booth to get your exclusive signed!

Exclusives

Zenescope will have one con exclusive available for purchase:

Robyn Hood Wanted #4 Cover C – Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Anthony Spay

Screening

Zenescope will also be debuting the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot at the show on Saturday, 21st. Come check out the full, unedited pilot episode and be a part of the pilot review process. attendees will be rewarded for taking part in the screening as well. Please be aware, this pilot is for Mature audiences only. We recommend you don’t bring your kids.

 

September is full of travel for Zenescope, so we look forward to seeing everyone who can come out to these shows!

Zenescope’s Solicits for November 2013 Release

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS: QUEST #1

Written by: Pat Shand

Covers by: Anthony Spay, Emilio Laiso and Giuseppe Cafaro

Retail Price: $3.99

A rogue princess named Aisling teams up with Blake, a fallen Wonderland knight, and Bolder, a dwarf banished from his home, in order to protect the realm of Myst from the dark shadows of its past. Journey with this ragtag team of disgraced warriors as they fight for redemption in a world that has forgotten them.

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: OZ #5

Written by: Joe Brusha

Art by: Rolando Neto, Glauber Matos and Grostieta

Covers by: Ken Lashley, Alfredo Reyes, Nei Ruffin and Ale Garza

Retail Price: $2.99

As the first Oz miniseries races towards its conclusion, Dorothy finally arrives at the Emerald City where she finds the final piece of the Veridian scepter. But the Wicked Witch of the West and her army are not far behind and she plans to destroy the city on her path to conquer Oz.

 

Hit List #3

Written by: Ralph Tedesco

Covers by: Harvey Tolibao, Jamal Igle, Drew Edward Johnson and Tommy Patterson

Retail Price: $2.99

The hit list grows as more members of the Brown House Bishops fall to a mysterious crew of assassins. But a monkey wrench is thrown into the mix as Rian continues to play with fire. The acclaimed, heart-pounding, fast-paced action/thriller series from Zenescope Entertainment continues!

 

Screwed #6

Written by: Keith Thomas

Art by: David Miller and Oracle

Covers by: Tyler Kirkham, David Miller and Oracle

Retail Price: $2.99

It’s been a long and crazy road for Anne, but can it finally come to an end? While desperately racing to save Erin from the maniacal Suture, Anne finds herself face to face with the man who ‘screwed’ her out of her happy life. Broken, exhausted and desperately holding onto sanity, she’s the only one who can possibly stop the monsters and save Erin before it’s too late! The electrifying final chapter of Tyler Kirkham’s Screwed!

 

Grimm Fairy Tales: No Tomorrow #4

Written by: Raven Gregory

Covers by: Tommy Patterson, Eric J and Paolo Pantalena

Retail Price: $2.99

The high-octane conclusion to the greatest Grimm Fairy Tales team-up of all time! The lines are drawn as Cronus and his army of Hydra have taken control of Mount Olympus. The world’s only hope rests on the shoulders of the Realm Knights, who have been divided and conquered! Can these fairy tales and gods live up to their legend, or will they be snuffed out by the King of Titans? Zenescope’s epic horror/fantasy series continues! With the help of a university professor, Patrick uncovers the origin of Keres and what part he may be destined to play in her downfall. But will that knowledge be enough to stop the goddess of death gone mad?

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Realm Knights #4

Written by: Pat Shand

Art by: Butch Mapa

Covers by: Harvey Tolibao, Michael Dooney and Anthony Spay

Retail Price: $3.99

The high-octane conclusion to the greatest Grimm Fairy Tales team-up of all time! The lines are drawn as Cronus and his army of Hydra have taken control of Mount Olympus. The world’s only hope rests on the shoulders of the Realm Knights, who have been divided and conquered! Can these fairy tales and gods live up to their legend, or will they be snuffed out by the King of Titans?

 

Grimm Fairy Tales #91

Written by: Joe Brusha

Covers by: Pasquale Qualano, Steven Cummings and Joe Pekar

Retail Price: $2.99

Still reeling from the events of last issue, Sela struggles to cope with the revelation that the man she thought she loved is a Highborn villain. Confronting him only makes matters worse and she is torn and confused on whether she should fight him or join him on his mission to cure humanity of its penchant for greed.

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS 2013 HOLIDAY EDITION

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Covers by: Alfredo Reyes, Steven Cummings and Joe Pekar

Retail Price: $5.99

An annual Zenescope tradition returns with the 2013 Grimm Holiday Edition. This issue includes four new stories featuring some of your favorite characters from the Grimm Universe. Fan-favorite Krampus returns to wreak more terror this Holiday season!

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass #3

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Covers by: Abhishek Malsuni, Ivan Nunes and Vincenzo Cucca

Retail Price: $2.99

Johnny’s descent into madness begins! Death comes for Johnny Liddle! You’ve seen her true power in Zenescope’s No Tomorow, so prepare for the world of Wonderland to get even more terrifying as Keres, the goddess of death, lures Johnny and Adina to her castle. Will they escape Death’s clutches, or is their fate already written in stone?

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Wonderland #17

Written by: Raven Gregory

Art by: TBD

Covers by: Richard Ortiz, Pasquale Qualano and Nei Ruffino

Retail Price: $2.99

Dark Cheshire and the New Mad Hatter Return! Calie and Violet’s search for answers to defeat the realm of madness leads them back to the site of the original “experiment” that opened the first portal to Wonderland. But the answers they find may prove to be too much as a startling decision is made that will change Wonderland forever. Meanwhile, the Dark Cheshire and the new Mad Hatters’ search for Calie and Violet lead them to the foster home of the suicide king, who is attempting to learn to lead a normal life. Unfortunately, he will learn that there is no Escape From Wonderland.

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Different Seasons Vol. 3 TP

Written by: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Pat Shand

Retail Price: $17.99

For over two hundred years the powerful stories of the Brothers Grimm have enchanted millions around the world, but there has never been an adaptation as intriguing or provocative as this. Grimm Fairy Tales explores a much darker side of the infamous fables you heard as a child as these classic tales are retold and reimagined with a terrifying twist you’ll simply love as an adult. This third volume of “Different Seasons” collects six more of Zenescope’s seasonal-themed issues together in one collection.

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Hunters: The Shadowlands TP

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Retail Price: $15.99

Roman, Helsing, Masumi, Elijah, and Sela are the greatest monster hunters the world has ever known. That is until they all find themselves trapped in another dimension… a place of horror known only as the Shadowlands! The scariest Grimm Fairy Tales collection yet is collected here in this fantastic trade paperback!

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole TP

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Retail Price: $15.99

A new series that brings readers back to where it all began. Alice Liddle has escaped a dimension of horror and madness called Wonderland — but not without dire consequences. Struggling with a now shattered psyche, Alice must prevent the evil beings that inhabit Wonderland from slipping into this world and infecting everyone she holds dear. But that is easier said than done as a mysteriousentity is revealed to have been manipulating events from the very beginning. Forget everything you thought you knew and find out just how deep the rabbit hole goes in this psychological horror series from Zenescope!

Zenescope’s OZ #1 Sells Out

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Best-selling #1 issue in company’s history

Zenescope Entertainment has announced that the #1 issue of its brand new title, Grimm Fairy Tales presents OZ, has sold out of its initial 30,000 copy print run. The publisher has ordered a second printing of the debut issue for immediate release.

Zenescope’s re-imagining of the Oz mythology was one of the top-selling titles through Diamond in July and the best-selling Oz related book of the month. Making that feat impressive is the fact that publishing giant, Marvel Comics, also released the #1 issue of its new series, The Emerald City of Oz, in July as well.

The success of Zenescope’s OZ and the company’s other best-selling titles, such as Wonderland and Grimm Fairy Tales, solidifies the ever-growing entertainment company as a top mainstay in the comic book market.

“I’m very happy that so many retailers and fans have taken a chance on this book. I hope they’re enjoying reading it as much as I am writing it.” said Zenescope President and series writer, Joe Brusha. “We’ve been planning this series for such a long time and it’s great to have a successful launch after having put so much work into it. We’re looking forward to publishing more Oz series and continuing to expand the Grimm Universe.”

Oz #1 is currently available digitally through ComiXology and can also be ordered directly on Zenescope’s website. Visit www.zenescope.com and www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information on all of Zenescope’s titles.

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 at Wizard World Chicago: Grimm Animated Screening and Signings

 

Zenescope will be making a stop in Chicago this weekend for Wizard World Chicago. Attendees will be able to visit them at booth #1200, where there will be several members of the creative team signing throughout the weekend, including Ralph Tedesco, Harvey Tolibao, Franchesco, and Jamie Tyndall. Zenescope has made several exclusives specifically for Wizard World Chicago which will also be available at the booth.

Signings

Franchesco and Ralph Tedesco will be signing at the booth at various times throughout the weekend. Be sure to stop by booth #1200 to meet them. Here are the other scheduled signing times.

Thursday

3-6 pm = Franchesco!

Friday

3-4 pm = Jamie Tyndall

5-6 pm = Harvey Tolibao

3-6 pm = Franchesco!

Saturday

11am- 12pm = Mark L. Miller

12-1 pm = Harvey Tolibao

3-6 pm = Franchesco!

 Panel

Zenescope will also be debuting the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot at the show during their panel on Saturday, August 10th at 6:00 pm in room 42. Come check out the full, unedited pilot episode and be a part of the pilot review process. Panel attendees will be asked to fill out a survey about the pilot, and will be rewarded for taking part in the survey. Please be aware, this pilot is for Mature audiences only. Do not bring your kids.

Exclusives

Zenescope will  have Wizard World Chicago exclusives available for purchase. Those exclusives are:

Wonderland #13 Cover D – Limited to 500

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Cover by Jamie Tyndall

GFT Zombies #1 Cover C – Limited to 500

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Cover by Elias Chatzoudis

Screwed #3 Cover D – Limited to 500

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Cover by Tyler Kirkham

Screwed #3 Cover E – Limited to 250 

Screwed03_coverECover by Tyler Kirkham

With the screening of the pilot, the new exclusives being released, and the signings at the booth, Zenescope fans should have an enjoyable Wizard World Chicago. Press are invited to the booth to chat with marketing manager Stephen Haberman about the  company’s upcoming plans  and new projects Zenescope is working on.

 

Zenescope Announced Silent Charity Auction to Support Wounded Warriors Project

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At San Diego Comic Con, on Saturday, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Zenescope will be holding a silent charity auction at booth 2301. The original artwork will be up for auction, with proceeds going towards the Wounded Warriors Project. Fans are asked to come to booth 2301 to place a bid on their desired pieces, and continue to check back at the booth throughout the day to see if they are the winning bid. The final bids will be collected at 6:00pm and the covers will be distributed.

The staff will be dressed in camouflage all day Saturday , and will be selling the Grimm Fairy Tales Wounded Warriors Special comic all day long. Zenescope also created two San Diego Comic Con exclusives for this comic book. They were done by cover artists Mike DeBalfo, and Anthony Spay.

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The original art from these covers will be among those available at the auction. The company is selling these comics, exclusives and running this auction to help support a very worthy cause.

The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to “honor and empower wounded warriors” of the United States Armed Forces with a vision to “foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history”.The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) works to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

Zenescope asks their fans, as well as attendees, to stop by booth 2301 on Saturday, and support the Wounded Warriors Project at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

 

 

Zenescope’s San Diego Comic Con 2013 Exclusives

san diego iconHere are our exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. We will be at booth #2301. We will also be doing special pricing on the exclusives for those looking to purchase all of them.Grimm Fairy Tales #86 (Elias Chatzoudis) – limited to 750 ($15)GFT86_coverC SDCC
*A Grimm Fairy Tales #86 (Elias Chatzoudis) – limited to 100 ($100) variant will also be available.*Come see it at booth #2301
Wonderland #12 (Anthony Spay) – limited to 500 ($15)WONDER012_coverD SDCC
*A Wonderland #12 (Anthony Spay) – limited to 100 ($100) variant will also be available.*Come see it at booth #2301
GFT Demons Unseen #1 (Franchesco!) – limited to 500 ($15)GFTDemons_1_cover C
Robyn Hood: Wanted #3 (EBAS) – limited to 500 ($15)RHWANTED03_coverD SDCC
OZ #1 (Mike Krome) – limited to 750 ($10!)OZ01_coverF 1 SDCC
OZ #1 (Mike Krome) – limited to 350 ($25)OZ01_coverG 1 SDCC
OZ #1 (Elias Chatzoudis) – limited to 250 ($25)OZ01_coverH 1 SDCC
Screwed #2 (Tyler Kirkham) – limited to 500 ($15)Screwed02_coverC SDCC
GFT Wounded Warriors Special (Mike DeBalfo) – limited to 750 ($15)GFTWounded_coverE SDCC
GFT Wounded Warriors Special (Anthony Spay) – limited to 250 ($25)GFTWounded_coverF SDCC
OZ #1 Blank Sketch Cover – limited to 500 ($10)OZ01_coverJ 1 SDCC BlankSketchAnd if that wasn’t enough, we will also have a number of exclusive hardcovers as well…The Art of Zenescope Limited Edition Volume 1 ($125)AOZ_LE_Vol1_SDCC_cover_web***Comes with a free Limited Edition art print and a limited edition exclusive!***Alice in Wonderland Hardcover SDCC Edition ($30)

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Finally, you can get the Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus for only $50, and bring it home in this awesome San Diego Comic Con exclusive drawstring bag!

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There will also be a ton of free giveaways, pins, and original artwork being auctioned off at the booth so be sure to come by our booth #2301 early, and often!

 

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ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES BIG PLANS FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2013

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Zenescope Entertainment, the popular comic book publisher known for its edgy content and top-notch exclusive covers, will be once again appearing at booth #2301 just inside the C entrance of the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con International which runs July 17th-21st. Zenescope plans to give away thousands of free comics to fans while showcasing their top talent and offering limited edition convention exclusives and products throughout Comic Con.

Zenescope’s giveaways include issue #1 of the company’s new hit series, Grimm Fairy Tales presents OZ (while supplies last), as well as a variety of different comics, on an almost hourly basis during artist and creator signings (check http://blog.zenescope.com for appearances and signing times).

Meanwhile, Zenescope will dedicate Saturday, July 20th to the U.S. Armed Forces by giving away free copies of its brand new Grimm Fairy Tales: Wounded Warriors comic book while also holding signings and a Silent Auction of original cover art by talent such as Jamal Igle, Anthony Spay, Mike DeBalfo, Sean Chen, Alfredo Reyes and Billy Tucci. All silent auction proceeds will go to the Wounded Warriors Project.

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Another big draw at booth 2301 will be Zenescope’s interactive “Hit List” game where fans can sign up for free at the booth for a chance to win prizes. The game will run all 4 convention days and involves collecting pictures of other “Hit List” players on one’s smart phone; those who collect the most photos will be awarded Zenescope prize packs worth up to $75 in retail value. Stop by booth 2301 for more details and to participate.

Also on the docket for Zenescope, taking place Friday, July 19th from 12pm-1:00pm in Panel Room 4, Zenescope will debut new behind the scenes footage from its Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Pilot. Director/Producer Jon Schnepp will be joined by Producers and Grimm Fairy Tales creators, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco as they screen never- before-seen exclusive content featuring some of the voice talent involved in the project such as Lena Headey, Chris Hardwick, Briana Evigan and Robert Forster.

Lastly, Zenescope will be providing the talent to go along with many of its jaw-dropping exclusive covers available at the convention. The top-notch artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, Franchesco, Ebas, Mike Krome, Anthony Spay, Mike DeBalfo and Tyler Kirkham will be featured at Booth 2301 with appearances by not only most of these names but many others. Here’s a partial list of talent appearing at the Zenescope Booth. Please check http://blog.zenescope.com for a complete list of appearances and signing times.

Joe Brusha: Zenescope President, Writer, Creator (Grimm Fairy Tales, Neverland, Oz)
Ralph Tedesco: Zenescope Editor-in-Chief, Writer, Creator (Grimm Fairy Tales, Se7en, Hit List)
Raven Gregory: Zenescope Staff Writer (Wonderland, The Waking, Fly)

Anthony Spay: Zenescope Artist, Editor, Art Director (Wonderland, Grimm Fairy Tales)

Elias Chatzoudis: SPECIAL GUEST Artist (Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, Oz)

Jamal Igle: Artist (Superman, Grimm Fairy Tales)

Jamie Tyndall: Artist (Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, Hit List)

Tyler Kirkham: Artist, Creator: (Screwed, Green Lantern: New Guardians)

Nei Ruffino: Artist (Wonderland, Unleashed)

Franchesco!: Artist (Wonderland, Grimm Fairy Tales)

For more in depth convention coverage and plans make sure to check back here, on Facebook www.zenescope.com/facebook or Twitter @Zenescope.

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 Escape From Wonderland, Neverland and The Piper, which put a dark twist on classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest running original independent comic books on shelves today.   Zenescope’s licensed titles include the on-going, critically acclaimed Charmed series, based off of the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based off of New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises.

Zenescope Entertainment Announces its HIT LIST

 

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Zenescope Entertainment will be publishing a new original action-thriller comic book series entitled HIT LIST. Zenescope co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco (Grimm Fairy Tales, Salem’s Daughter), will be penning the series which is a slight departure from the mostly supernatural and horror fare Tedesco has co-created with writing partner and Zenescope President, Joe Brusha.

Hit List is a series about an underground crew of professional killers funded by a wealthy entrepreneur. In the first series arc, the collection of assassins attempts to methodically take out members of a dangerous white supremacist gang that deals in human trafficking.

“The story follows an ensemble of very different characters who happen to be paid killers. What if there was someone rich and ballsy enough to put together such a crew because idealistically he wants to make the world safer? I thought it would be fun to explore what could happen and, more importantly, what could go wrong.” says Tedesco “The story is very fast-paced and the action is in-your-face violent. There’s very little downtime in this series which will be a blast for readers.”

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Hit List #1 Cover A by Jamie Tyndall

Zenescope will also be making Hit List a point of interest during San Diego Comic Con next month with a fun “Hit List” campaign that will allow convention-goers a chance to win prizes at Zenescope Booth 2301 while participating in an interactive experience taking place on the convention floor throughout Comic Con weekend.

The first issue of Hit List is available for pre-order in the July 2013 edition of Diamond Previews and will be released both in print and digitally this September. The series will also offer special Retailer Incentive Exclusive covers for issues #1 through #5 illustrated by star pinup artist, Elias Chatzoudis. These limited edition exclusives will feature Zenescope’s popular “Grimm Fairy Tales” characters as assassins. For more information on these limited covers contact Zenescope’s sales department at DaveF@zenescope.com.

For more information on Hit List, visit www.zenescope.com or follow their updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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 Wonderland, Neverland and Robyn Hood, which put a dark twist on 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 Entertainment Announces Grimm Fairy Tales: NO TOMORROW

 

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Zenescope Entertainment has announced its newest Grimm Fairy Tales spin off mini-series, entitled Grimm Fairy Tales: No Tomorrow. The five part mini-series is a supernatural horror/thriller that could be the scariest comic the company has published since its spine-tingling comic book prequel to the film SE7EN back in 2007.

Set in the not so far off future, the long fought battle between the forces of good and evil has finally come to an end, and now an ancient new horror has entered the Grimm Universe. Keres, the Goddess of the Death, has begun to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting Earth, and one family man will feel the effects more than any other. Now this man must attempt to uncover the truth behind Keres and how to stop her before all is lost. But will his obsession with destroying “death” also prove to be his downfall?

Drawn partially from the tragic loss of a close friend, writer Raven Gregory came up with the idea of a vengeful “Grimm Reaper” who needs to be stopped. “At its core, No Tomorrow is about a man who decides to fight the inevitable, regardless of the consequences,” says Gregory. “It’s horror in its purest form.”

“I’ve wanted to do a story about an angel of death for a long time then Raven suddenly pitched this  to Joe and I and we knew this was the right concept.” said Zenescpe Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco “Its tragic, scary and thrilling. It has a great hook and fantastic characters. I’m very excited to be part of this series.”

The first issue is available now for pre-order in Diamond’s May edition of PREVIEWS and hits stands in August. The issue also features four beautiful covers by Mike Krome, Harvey Tolibao, Stjepan Sejic, and Pasquale Qualano. For more information on No Tomorrow or any other Zenescope title, visit www.zenescope.com  or follow their updates on Facebook.com/Zenescope and Twitter @Zenescope.

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 Wonderland, Neverland and Robyn Hood, which put a dark twist on 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.