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!

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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.

Zenescope Announces Realm Knights!

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Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to bring together a cast of its most popular Grimm Universe characters for the upcoming mini-series which will be entitled Realm Knights. The company best known for re-telling classic stories with a unique blend of horror, tongue-in-cheek humor and great action, is bringing out its heavy hitters for this brand new four issue mini-series that teams up its fan-favorite characters such as Robyn Hood, Van Helsing, Red Riding Hood and Sela Mathers. Together the group forms the Realm Knights, a powerful modern day team of heroes that is chosen to help eliminate daunting supernatural threats against our world.

 

“It’s a great mix of fantasy, action, horror and humor.” says writer Patrick Shand. “It’s a blast to take these characters out of their separate titles and allow them to come together against common threats while also trying to get along with one other. For Grimm Fairy Tales fans, the elements will be familiar but also feel fresh and different.”

 

The first issue of Realm Knights is available now for pre-order in Diamond’s June 2013 edition of PREVIEWS and will be released both in print and digitally in August. The #1 issue will feature covers by Anthony Spay, Marat Mychaels, Alfredo Reyes and will also include a unique “suiting up” connecting cover by Anthony Spay that will spread across all four issues of the first mini-series. For more information on Realm Knights or any other Zenescope title, 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 Reveals Plans/Exclusives For Wizard World Philadelphia

 

May, 2013 – Zenescope Entertainment is proud to announce its plans for Wizard World Philadelphia 2013. The company will be exhibiting at the convention at Booth #417 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center all weekend long as well as sponsoring the after-party at the Fieldhouse on Saturday June 1st.

Zenescope will have several limited edition exclusives available for sale at its booth, including covers by artists Eric “EBAS” Basaldua, Elias Chatzoudis, Tyler Kirkham and Anthony Spay. Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, Zenescope co-founders and writers/creators will be signing at booth #417 throughout the weekend along with Raven Gregory, Anthony Spay, Pat Shand and Tyler Kirkham.  Director Jon Schnepp and artist Mike Capprotti will also be stopping by the booth for appearances.

The highlight of the convention will be the Philadelphia premiere of the pilot episode of Grimm Fairy Tales Animated. The screening has been packing the house since its debut at C2E2 in April and will be shown FREE (on a first come basis) at the “Grimm Fairy Tales Animated” screening held on Saturday, June 1st from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Room 108 of the convention center. The screening will be hosted by Zenescope co-founders and producers Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and director/ producer Jon Schnepp. The pilot features the voices of Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, The Devil’s Carnival, Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) and character designs by top artists such as Alex Pardee, Eric Powell and Bill Sienkiewicz. The panel will also feature never seen before behind the scenes footage of the making of the pilot!

Zenescope Entertainment will also be bringing their creators together for the “Hollywood and Comics” panel, which will be held in room 108 on Friday, May 31st from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Jon Schnepp will be on hand to talk about what studios are looking for as well as share the news on what titles of theirs are being developed as TV and film properties.

As mentioned,  Zenescope will also be sponsoring the Wizard World party Saturday, June 1st at the Field House at 1150 Filbert St  Philadelphia, PA 19107 . Be sure to stop be the party to chat with members of Zenescope’s creative team.

Here are the exclusives we will have available at the booth (Booth #417):

Grimm Fairy Tales Realm Knights One-Shot Cover D (Cover by Anthony Spay – Limited to 750 – $14.99)

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Screwed #1 Cover C (Cover by Tyler Kirkham – Limited to 500 – $14.99)

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Grimm Fairy Tales #84 Cover C (Cover by Chatzoudis – Limited to 500 – $14.99)

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Grimm Fairy Tales #84 Cover D (Cover by Chatzoudis – Limited to 250 – $24.99)

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GFT Unleashed #1 Cover D (Cover by Eric “Ebas” Basaldua – Limited to 500 – $14.99)

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GFT Unleashed #1 Cover E (Cover by Eric “Ebas” Basaldua – Limited to 150)

;)-You’ll have to see it at the show – Booth 417!

 For more information about our attendance at Wizard World Philly, and all of the Zenescope titles, visit www.zenescope.com or follow their updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Zenescoop Previews: GFT Vampires The Eternal #2

 

Wow, can you believe it? It’s more Unleashed! GFT Vampires The Eternal #2 to be exact!

Here is the Zenescoop Preview of this bloody bit of comic book goodness.

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Written by Pat Shand, with covers by Stjepan Sejic and Sean Chen, pencils by Vittorio Garofoli and colors by Slamet Nujiono. This is an exciting mini series, and it’s only 3 parts, so be sure to get this issue, and be ready for the final issue in about a month!