Zenescope New Releases | May 27th

Grimm Tales of Terror #11
The Doctor’s Garden

A botany student visits the in-home laboratory of a scientist, Dr. Rappaccini, who is known for his experiments with plants. During the student’s visit, he finds himself almost drawn to Rappaccini’s daughter. But is the temptation worth the consequences?

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Written by Steve Yockey | Artwork by Vincenzo Riccardi | Colors by Fran Gamboa | Letters by Fabio Amelia | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Antonio Bifulco | Victor Bartlett
Cover B by Abhishek Malsuni | Shashank Mishra
Cover C by Eric J | Jeff Balke

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Cover D – 2015 Denver Comic Con Exclusive (limited to 500) by Jason Cardy


 

Snow White 10th Anniversary one-shot

The first of six special 2015 Zenescope 10th Anniversary one-shots is here. The story of Snow White is told in Zenescope’s horror-filled re-imagining of a classic! As Sela Mathers, AKA Snow White, meets the seven dwarves, a child’s fairy tale becomes a nightmare!

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Written by Lou Iovino | Artwork by Manuel Preitano | Colors by Viviane Tybusch | Letters by Saida Temofonte | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Ken Lashley | Sabine Rich
Cover B by Dheeraj Verma | David Delanty
Cover C by Franchesco!

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Cover D – 2015 Phoenix Comic Con Exclusive (limited to 250) by Elias Chatzoudis


 

Age of Darkness Volume 5 Trade Paperback

The Dark Queen has risen and she plans to lead the Dark Horde into war against those sworn to protect Earth. With a brilliant and manipulative plot to take control of the Nexus and the four realms of power that surround it, the queen is quickly gaining the ability to defeat almost anyone who stands in her way. And while humanity still has hope in the form of Sela Mathers and the Realm Knights, other unlikely heroes must join them before the Dark Queen becomes too powerful to stop.

This trade paperback collects the following: Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Inferno: Rings of Hell, Cinderella: Age of Darkness, and White Queen: Age of Darkness.

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Written by Mike Wolfer | Pat Shand | Troy Brownfield
Artwork by Fernando Argosino | Ryan Best | Luca Claretti
Colors by Bryan Valenza & Claudinei Ribeiro | Renato Guerra & Thiago dal Bello | Leonardo Paciarotti
Letters by Jim Campbell | Micah Myers | Charles Pritchett
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover by Sean Chen | Stephen Schaffer

 

 

 

Featured Artist of the Week: Pasquale Qualano

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[Wonderland #36 – Cover by Qualano]

Pasquale Qualano | Cover Artist

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
PQ: I have worked for comics after graduation since I was 19 years old, back in 2005. I’m also a sculptor.

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
PQ: I was in primary school when I read my first comic book and from that point, I realized I wanted to be a comic artist.

ZE: Who has most inspired you in your art career?
PQ: My family! My parents always believed in my ability.

ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
PQ: There are a lot of artists who inspired me: John Buscema, John Romita Sr, Michael Turner, J. Scott Campbell, Terry Dodson, Adam Hughes… and many others.

ZE: Have you ever had a mentor? If so, Who?
PQ:  I would have liked to have a mentor, but I am self-taught in comic art.

ZE: What time period and where would you visit if you had a time machine? Why?
PQ: I’d like to go to the Italian Renaissance. I’d like to take some time to get to know the great Michelangelo, of course. I want to go at the beginning of the 1900; what a chance to learn by Alphonse Mucha. I love the art nouveau.

ZE: What would the title of your autobiography be?
PQ: Born to Be Wild …Maybe? :D

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
PQ: Pizza!

ZE: What’s your favorite movie all time if you had to pick one?
PQ: It’s hard to pick one. I think my favorite movie is Ghost in the Shell. I love this anime.

ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
PQ: I hope Robert Downey Jr. :D

ZE: What’s your craziest convention story?
PQ: I think it best for all not to share! :D

ZE: If you could sing one song on the Voice, what would it be and why?
PQ: “World in my Eyes.” I love the Depeche Mode; they are my favorite band.

ZE: What is the best compliment you ever received?
PQ: “Dad, you’re the best!” from my little daughter.

ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
PQ: Pizza! I am Neapolitan. :)

ZE: Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
PQ:Salma Hayek.

ZE: Who is your favorite solo act of all time?
PQ: Robin Williams.

ZE: What comic con do you most enjoy traveling to?
PQ: New York Comic Con.

ZE: You can pick any 3 FAMOUS people to have dinner with, living or dead, who do you choose?
PQ: It’s hard for me to choose, but I think Salma Hayek (always good to have beautiful woman to dinner), Dave Gahan, and Adam Hughes.

ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
PQ: Playing with my daughter is a workout? :)

ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
PQ: I like going to the movies, listening to music, going to museums. I like to travel with my family; I prefer to spend time with friends and my family.

ZE: If you could switch places with someone for a week, who would it be? Why?
PQ: I don’t know if anybody wants to switch places with me for a week, just let me know.

ZE: Who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
PQ: Spiderman!

ZE: Who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
PQ: I love to draw Keres; I love the dark women.

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[Grimm Tales of Terror #12 – Cover by Qualano]

ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
PQ: I have a superpower, I am Neapolitan! :D

 

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Zenescope announces 10th Anniversary One-Shots and Limited Edition Covers

Zenescope announces 10th Anniversary One-Shots and Limited Edition Covers

SNOW WHITE
Snow White: Year 10 Anniversary One-Shot 
Cover by Ken Lashley

Zenescope Entertainment is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with six oversized one-shot issues and ten Photo Shoot inspired exclusive covers to be released throughout 2015. Each one-shot issue will be a new-reader friendly introduction into the expansive shared Grimm Universe.

The publisher’s first two one-shot issues, SNOW WHITE and RED RIDING HOOD, hit shelves in May and June respectively, with ALICE IN WONDERLAND debuting in time for Comic Con International in July. These are now available for pre-order in Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. The final three Year 10 one-shots will be announced soon!

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Alice: Year 10 Anniversary One-Shot, cover by Sabine Rich
Red Riding Hood: Year 10 Anniversary One-Shot, cover by David Finch

Meanwhile, Zenescope all-star artists Elias Chatzoudis, Dawn McTeigue, Mike DeBalfo, Michael Dooney, and David Nakayama will each be illustrating two “Photo Shoot” inspired covers for Zenescope’s Year 10 celebration. Each of these covers will be limited to 350 copies and available during Zenescope’s 2015 Convention tour.

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Red Riding Hood Year 10 Photo Shoot, cover by Dawn McTeigue
Robyn Hood Year 10 Photo Shoot, cover by Elias Chatzoudis


All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment INC.

 

Zenescope New Releases | April 8th 2015

Grimm Fairy Tales #109 
Beowulf | Part One

Wulf’s reckless reaction to gossip earns him an expulsion from Arcane Acre. Now, he finds himself a student of the more strict Abraxas Academy. He seems to adjust well enough, but an ancient evil stirs and threatens to drastically change Wulf’s life once again.

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by David Lorenzo Riveiro & Ryan Best | Colors by Renato Guerra & Viviane Tybusch | Letters by Ghost Glyph Studios | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Pasquale Qualano | Devgear | Sean Ellery
Cover B by Meguro
Cover C by Alex Kotkin | Devgear | Sean Ellery

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Cover D by David Nakayama *YEAR10 Anniversary Variant Cover (Limited to 200)

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Cover E by Mike DeBalfo *Fan Expo Vancouver Variant Cover (Limited to 350)


FINAL ISSUE!

White Queen: Age of Darkness #3
As Summers Die

Calie, sick of the Dark Queen’s malicious orders, consults the spirits of Wonderland. With their help, she learns why the Dark Queen cannot rule Wonderland herself and how to exploit that weakness. However, it seems one more obstacle stands between Calie and freedom… the cunning Trickster.

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Written by Troy Brownfield | Artwork by Luca Claretti | Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti | Letters by Charles Pritchett | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Harvey Tolibao | Sanju Nivangune
Cover B by Giuseppe Cafaro | Simone Di Meo | Ylenia Di Napoli
Cover C by Paolo Pantalena | Ula Mos

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Cover D by Paul Green | Ula Mos *2015 C2E2 Exclusive Cover (Limited to 500)
Cover E by Paul Green | Ula Mos *2015 C2E2 [Naughty] Exclusive Cover (Limited to 100)


All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment INC.
Grimm Fairy Tales and White Queen are both available 4/8/2015. Order online at http://shop.zenescope.com/new-releases

 

 

Featured Artist of the Week: Sabine Rich

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Sabine Rich | Cover Artist/Colorist
[SNEAK PEEK at Sabine’s upcoming Realm War #10 cover at the end of the interview!]

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
SR: Started in 2012 so it’s been 3 years.

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
SR: 14 years old.

ZE:Who has most inspired you in your art career?
SR: Truthfully I fell in love with art from watching cartoons, so I have to say Disney cartoons have inspired me the most. I didn’t really grow up with comic books, but I was fascinated by how art was animated and how you could bring something to life with art. So it definitely made me fall in love with art.

ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
SR: I wish I had one… but truthfully there have been too many and there are more artists everywhere and the art I see every day throughout my life that have inspired me to keep wanting to draw more and get better and also make me keep falling in love with this form of creating.

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
SR: Milk, orange juice, kombucha, pate, cheese, butter, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, pumpkin, mushrooms, eggs, pickles, condiments, peanut butter, thai curry paste, and some leftovers.

ZE: What’s your favorite movie all time if you had to pick one?
SR: That’s really hard to pick one for all time! But I will go with Pirates of the Caribean, as that always makes me happy when I watch it. Yo ho and a bottle of rum! :D

ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
SR: I’d go with Eva Green. She’s French :) and is the same age as me and I’ve been told I look a lot like her. Of course, only drawback is she is quite a bit taller than me… but I guess you can’t have everything :P

ZE: What’s your craziest convention story?
SR: Well it’s not that crazy but only my second time at a convention I completely lost my voice by the first day and had to do a 3 day show with no voice, and it took me a whole week to get my voice back after that. Definitely don’t want that to happen again.  Everyone was very nice to me while I was trying to explain the books we were selling without a voice… was pretty funny at times.

ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
SR: Man that is soo hard to pick, but I do really like Thai curry, green, red, and yellow. So I’ll go with that.

ZE: Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
SR: Right now I do have a bit of a  crush on the actor, Travis Fimmel, who plays Ragnar Lothbrok in Vikings. I’m so enjoying that series!

ZE: What Comic Con do you most enjoy traveling to?
SR: I do really like NYCC. It’s a long show and usually really exhausting, but it’s got great energy and plenty of amazing artists that it’s always great to go and admire as well. The city is also very interesting to visit and being a European I feel more at home in a city where you can walk and take public transport and get around easily.

ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
SR: My workout routine is that every time I get up from my desk throughout the day, for whatever reason. I do some form of exercise. I have a kettlebell so I do squats and arm exercises and I generally try and combine an exercise to work out as many parts of the body in one go. So I do that throughout the day. Keeps my body active throughout the day which I read is important for someone who has a desk job.

ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
SR: Sports… though it’s always hard to find the time… but it really is something that makes me super happy when I can be outside doing something sporty!

ZE: Who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
SR: So far I really like drawing and coloring the White Queen.

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[White Queen #2 – Cover B by Sabine]

ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
SR: I would like to control time… :) and have the ability to travel back and forth. The reason is there never seems to be enough time… and there are always those moments one wishes they could relive. Anyway I think it would be pretty cool :)

Be sure to LIKE Sabine on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1BMhikB and FOLLOW her on Twitter: @Sabine_rich

SNEAK PEEK: Realm War #10 Cover by Sabine available this May!

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Zenescope New Releases | April 1st 2015

Robyn Hood: Ongoing #9 
The Plague | Part One

Robyn and Marian were hired by the wealthy Ms. Rubino to lift a magical hold on
her bank account, but when Marian’s spell goes awry, the account is purged. Rubino
threatens legal action, but it’s the least of their problems, as Marian is pursued by
an insane Avella, and Robyn makes a dodgy deal with the Rotter, a criminal looking
to lift a powerful curse. Meanwhile, the mysterious Cabal prepares for a cataclysmic
event known as “the Shift.”

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by Roberta Ingranata | Colors by Slamet Mujiono | Letters by Jim Campbell | Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Tony Brescini | Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Abhishek Malsuni | Shashank Mishra
Cover C by Pasquale Qualano | Alessia Nocera

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Cover D by Elias Chatzoudis *Year10 Photo Shoot Cover (Limited to 350)


The Jungle Book: Fall of the Wild #4
Part 4 of 5

In spite of Mowglii’s disruption, Tribes Tavi and Bandar successfully unite, rendering Kaa, the river of Scales, defeated. But the celebration is cut short when the God of Fear captures Mowglii and takes her across the sea, where no animal has dared cross. Is this the end of her life on Kipling Isle?

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Written by Mark L. Miller | Artwork by Michele Bandini | Colors by GROSTIETA | Letters by Matt Krotzer | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Alfredo Reyes | Sean Ellery
Cover B by Ted Hammond
Cover C by Paul Green

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Cover D by Cris Delara *Emerald City Comic Con Exclusive Cover (Limited to 500)


GFT Dark Shaman
Trade Paperback

“Dark Shaman reads a lot like a horror movie… if you are a fan of the genre, then this one should be right up your alley.” – Geek-o-Rama

“Bound to please.” – Unleash the Fanboy

A group of teenagers goes on a dream vacation to Florida’s Dorian Island. For two of them, it’s an opportunity to get closer to their Native American roots. But when an ancient evil awakens to avenge the Timucuan massacre, only one of them can stand against it… and everyone’s lives are on the line.

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Written by Erica J. Heflin | Artwork by Sean Hill | Colors by Omi Remelante Jr.

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Cover Art by Meguro


All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment Inc. 
All titles are on sale Wednesday 4|1|2015
Visit your local comic book store: http://bit.ly/1sfvdhW or Order online at http://shop.zenescope.com

Zenescope On Shelves 2/18/15 – Robyn Hood Ongoing #7

Robyn Hood Ongoing #7 – Window to the Soul Part One

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Story so far…

One year ago, Robyn Locksley was brought to Myst, a realm of swords and sorcery, to save the city of Nottingham from a great evil. Lives were lost and hearts were broken but the war is finally over. Joined by Marian Quin – a witch who has, up until now, only known the ways of Myst. Robyn returns home to New York, ready to begin a new chapter in her life… This is the story of Robyn Hood.

Previously in Robyn Hood…

Avella, the powerful dark sorceress who trained Marian, has been both ally and foe to Robyn. However, when Marian discovers that Avella is either sick or dying, the true cause of Marian’s weakened magic comes to light. As Robyn begins her search for a solution, the mysterious Cabal watches them from the shadows…

Written by Pat Shand

Art by Roberta Ingranata

Colors by Slamet Mujiono

Letters by Jim Campbell

Edited by Pat Shand

Production & Design by Christoper Cote and Joi Dariel

Release Date: 2/18/15

 

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Zenescope On Shelves 2/18/15 – Realm War Volume 1 Trade Paperback

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Following the epic and shocking events of Grimm Fairy Tales #100, the Age of Darkness has descended upon the Grimm Universe!

The Dark Queen successfully merged Earth with the surrounding realms of Wonderland, Neverland, Oz, and Myst. She now rules over a frighteningly apocalyptic new world.

As thousands of innocents are being killed and enslaved daily, what is left of the Realm Knights fights a losing battle against the Dark Horde. But there is still one person left alive who has the chance to stop the Dark Queen and put an end to her reign… her name is Sela Mathers.

This trade paperback collects Issues 1 through 6 of Zenescope Entertainment’s 12-issue Grimm Fairy Tales: Realm War series.

Written by Joe Brusha

Art by Sami Kivela

Colors by Maxflan Araujo

Letters by Jim Campbell

Art Direction & Trade Design by Christoper Cote

Edited by Nicole Glade

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Zenescope On Shelves 2/11/15 – Grimm Fairy Tales: Arcane Acre Volume 1 TPB

Grimm Fairy Tales: Arcane Acre Volume 1 (Collects issues GFT 101–106)

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After rebalancing the universe, Sela reunites with her estranged daughter, Skye. Teamed with Belinda and their mentor, Shang, they set out to help highborn teens hone their unique abilities with the hope that one day they too will fight against the evil forces that threaten Earth.

Story by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, & Pat Shand
Written by Pat Shand

Art by Andrea Meloni, Przemyslaw Klosin, & Andres Barrero
Colors by Ivan Nunes, Renato Guerra, & Steve Oaks
Letters by Jim Campbell, Micah Myers
Art Direction & Trade Design by Christopher Cote

Edited by Nicole Glade

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Zenescope Entertainment On Shelves 2/11/15 – Wonderland #32

Wonderland #32: The Forest of Grinning Teeth

Callie Liddle is the White Queen. Now she cares for the realm that once existed to torment her family. With the White Rabbit and a newly reformed Cheshire Cat by her side, she seeks to transform the tainted realm back to its original glory…but it will not be an easy task.

PREVIOUSLY:

The Dark Cheshire was once a ruthless killer, corrupted by the madness of the Wonderland. But now, under the rule of the White Queen, he attempts to atone for his past evil actions. When judgment approaches, all Cheshires must answer the call of their kind.

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Written by Erica J Heflin
Art by Vincenzo Riccardi
Colrs by Ben Sawyer
Letters by Christy Sawyer
Edited by Pat Shand
Production & Design by Christopher Cote & Joi Dariel

Price: $3.99
Release Date: 2.11.15

We had a chance to ask writer Erica J Heflin about this issue, about Cheshire, and what famous actor “personifies” him…
Erica: Truth be told, he’s my favorite character to write. In a sense, it’s like writing a villain, where you have this set of motivations that are both foreign to you as a person, but compelling for that very reason. An actor that could carry the dark gravity required for Cheshire, while balancing that smirk-ridden wit? I’d love to go with an 80s era Lance Henriksen (an answer admittedly colored by a long-standing crush). I’d need an actor with a weighty voice, who can deliver lines with both the coy ambivalence and dark gravity required for Cheshire. And that subtle tinge of glee! He’s definitely a character where a bit of an inflection shift could change the whole meaning behind his words.

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