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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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 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.

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 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 Entertainment Sponsors Lehigh Valley IronPigs Comic Book Night

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Zenescope Entertainment Sponsors Lehigh Valley IronPigs Comic Book Night

Zenescope Entertainment is proud to be a sponsor for the first Comic Book Night at Coca-Cola Park for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball game on Thursday, June 27th. Zenescope will be giving away thousands of comic books to attendees ages 14 and younger at the gate.

Zenescope, along with their all-ages imprint, Silver Dragon Books, will have tables in the concourse throughout the game where they will be giving out comic books and having a number of comic creators autographing their work. Some of Zenescope’s top creative talent will be in attendance, including co-founders and writers, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco. In addition, writer, Pat Shand, and artists, Anthony Spay, Mike Capprotti, and Daniel Kaye, will also be attending.

The fans will have the opportunity to meet and have their pictures taken with Bigfoot, as well as costumed heroines from Zenescope’s Robyn Hood and Grimm Fairy Tales series. Those attending the game are encouraged to stop by the tables to find out more about this top ten comic book publisher based in Horsham, PA.

Fans are also invited to dress up as their favorite characters for the costume contest and the top three costumes will win prize packages from Zenescope Entertainment. The prize packs will include comic book collections, limited edition merchandise, and even a one-of-a-kind sketch by one of Zenescope’s top cover artists.

Tickets for the game can be purchased on http://ironpigsbaseball.com . For more information about Comic Book Night or other Zenescope news, visit blog.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.

Phoenix Comicon – Friday Signing Schedule

 

Here is our planned signing schedule for today at Phoenix Comicon…

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Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

12pm – Raven Gregory Signing!

1pm – ROBYN HOOD WANTED Signing! A new cover given away each day! Collect them all!

2pm – Anthony Spay Signing!

3pm – Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole Signing!

4pm – Get a free copy of the Grimm Animated One-Shot, signed by Director Jon Schnepp!

5pm – GFT UNLEASHED Signing! – Jamie Tyndall, Nei Ruffino, and Pat Shand signing!

 

Zenescoop Previews: GFT Werewolves The Hunger #1

 

A new comic book day, deserves a new preview, so here it is: GFT Werewolves The Hunger #1!

 

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With the focus on Roman, this mini-series is sure to turn some heads. The covers were done by Mike Krome, and Anthony Spay, with interior pencils by Elmer Cantada, and Colors by Omi Remalante Jr.

We hope you enjoy this mini-series, out May 22nd.

ZENESCOPE REVEALS PLANS/EXCLUSIVES FOR PHOENIX COMICON

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May, 2013 – Zenescope Entertainment is proud to announce its plans for Phoenix Comicon 2013.  The company will be exhibiting at the show at Booth #973.  There will be several limited edition exclusives available at the show, including covers by artists Mike Krome, Jamie Tyndall and Elias Chatzoudis. Ralph Tedesco, Zenescope Editor-in-Chief and writer (Grimm Fairy Tales & Salem’s Daughter), will be signing at the Zenescope booth #973 throughout the weekend along with Nei Ruffino, Jamie Tyndall, Raven Gregory, Anthony Spay, Pat Shand and Larry Watts making appearances.

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The highlight of the show for the company will be the premiere the pilot episode of Grimm Fairy Tales Animated, which will be during the “Grimm Fairy Tales Animated” screening hosted by Zenescope co-founder and producer Ralph Tedesco and director/ producer Jon Schnepp. The screening will be held in room 232A on Saturday, May 25th from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. This premiere will attract a lot of attention, and features the voices of Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, The Devil’s Carnival) and Chris Hardwick (Nerdist) Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), amongst other great voice talent. The character designs were done by top artists Alex Pardee, Eric Powell, Bill Sienkiewicz and more top industry talent. With Titmouse Inc handling the animation, and Jon Schnepp directing, this pilot touts an all-star cast.

Zenescope Entertainment will be bringing their writers together for the “Comics and More” panel. The panel will be held in room 125B on Saturday, May 25th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, Pat Shand, and Anthony Spay will be on hand to talk about the upcoming titles and some previous unannounced new series coming out from Zenescope this year.

Here are the exclusives we will have available at the booth (Booth #973):

Madness of Wonderland #3 Cover C – Limited to 500 (Cover Artist: Elias Chatzoudis) price = $14.99

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Wonderland #10 Cover C – Limited to 500 (Cover Artist: Mike Krome) price = $14.99

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Wonderland #10 Cover D – Limited to 100 (Cover Artist: Mike Krome) price = $74.99

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GFT Unleashed #0 Cover C – Limited to 500 (Cover Artist: Jamie Tyndall) price = $14.99

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

 

 

“UNLEASHED” WRITERS UNLEASHED!

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Greetings, Zenescope faithful!  As UNLEASHED gets rolling, the writers of the big horror event of 2013 have gotten together to talk about it.  In the near future, you’ll see Raven Gregory, Mark L. Miller, Troy Brownfield and Pat Shand interviewing AND being interviewed by each other.  You can read the pieces here on the Zenescope Blog, then hop over to the Z-Facebook page to post your own questions which the guys can drop by and answer.  Remember: the Grimm Universe isn’t just our universe; it’s YOUR universe.  You are the readers, and we want you to be as much as a part of this event as we are.

First up, Newsarama alum and writer of Zombies: The Cursed Troy Brownfield dusts off his interview hat to talk to Pat Shand, writer of Vampires, Demons, and Unleashed in general.

TROY BROWNFIELD: Pat, I think that everyone understands the basic premise of Unleashed at this point, but they might not know where the whole idea originated.  Could you give us some insight into how the ball got rolling, and were some of the new characters like Helsing and Samira came in?

PAT SHAND: The gist of it is that a mysterious being has opened a portal to a hell dimension known as the Shadowland, unleashing hordes of vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons, and other nasties onto Earth. So essentially we’ve got the Grimm Fairy Tales characters vs. classic monsters, which I think is just so much fun… but then you’ve got the added element of mystery. Who is the Being? What does he want? We’re building something very different from your normal summer blockbuster event, and I think fans of our books and new readers alike will be shocked.

Helsing has already had a great reaction. She’s the daughter of Abraham Van Helsing, the original, and she’s one of four timelost monster hunters who had been banished to the Shadowlands. When the monsters come out, so does she… so the Being has her to reckon with. Samira is the antithesis of Helsing – she’s the Being’s right hand man, and the Queen of all Vampires. Both of them are the stars of my tie-in series, VAMPIRES: THE ETERNAL.

TROY: You and Raven are arguably the architects of this particular event.  Can you talk about what it’s like working with Raven, and do the two of you have a particular style in which you collaborate?

PAT: Raven will call me up, rattle off a 2Pac quote, I’ll sing the next line, and then we’ll talk shit for a little while. Before you know it, we have a plot. We’re just natural collaborators and we feed off each other’s ideas. Also, we pretty instantly know if an idea isn’t work based on the other’s reaction. Plotting with Raven is so natural that half the time it feels like we’re just fucking around and talking about friendly bullshit, so it’s surprising that the plot for Unleashed came out so tight. I guess it’s not really a surprise, though, because the collaboration is just so natural.

TROY: I will now ask the most predictable of comics interview questions: Pat, how did you break into comics?

PAT: I was running a review site for IDW’s Angel comics. I loved what they were doing, so I made it a point to get in touch with all of the folks working on those books. Not because I was trying to break in then, but because I loved the work they were doing. I befriended a lot of the writers and editors and started pitching, but it wasn’t until the last Angel book they published that they gave me a shot and put one of my stories in. Dream come true. I used that as a stepping stone and started working with other companies. Zenescope really pushed me as a writer, so when they asked me to go exclusive, it was a no-brainer.

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TROY: Hypothetical Question: Joe and Ralph decide that you have to let someone else write the next Robyn Hood mini after Wanted, but you get to pick a different Grimm Universe character for your own new mini to run at the same time.  Which writer would you pick to write the Robyn Hood mini and why, and which other character would you put into your mini and why?

PAT: Man, this answer is going to make me seem like such a dick. But I just couldn’t. I love writing Robyn more than any other character. I could sooner give someone my arms than pass Robyn Hood off in the middle of the story I’m telling. Her voice is my voice, you know? She is a bigger part of me than any other character, and losing that would be to lose some of myself. As far as working on another character in a miniseries, I’ve been asking about doing a Red Riding Hood or Van Helsing title a lot this year. We’ll see which of those happen first.

TROY: Dude, seriously; what’s your problem with GFT/GFTM&L character Marcus Jenkins?

PAT: Who?

You can follow Troy and Pat on Twitter at @troybrownfield and @patshand

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