Zenescoop Weekend Reading: The Unleashed Event!

 

We have been putting so many new comics out and we thought you may have missed out on some, so we are going to start featuring a few of our trade paperbacks in a new feature: Weekend Reading. This will help us keep you informed on the newest titles and stories, while also giving you something to do each and every week. Cool, right?

If you’re an avid Zenescope reader, and you have already read our suggested titles, why not pull them back out as a refresher!

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Grimm Fairy Tales Flashback: Grimm Fairy Tales #63

Written by guest blogger David Goodman

Fairy Tale Flashback is where we take a look into the truly massive archive of Zenescope Entertainment, pick a back issue from the comic book long boxes and tell you why you should seek it out and read it. Think of us as your own personal highlight reel showing you the best of Zenescope over the years.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #63 was an important book for a number of reasons, some obvious, some less so. First of all, the issue was part 9 in the 12 part Dream Eater Saga, Zenescope’s first ever summer event crossover. The story followed the characters of the Grimm Universe as they worked to defeat the Dream Eater, a nightmare that was out to destroy every Highborn and Falseblood in the Four Realms, including Earth.

It featured a story starring Sela, star of Grimm Fairy Tales and Belinda, a character I guess you could call her arch-nemesis. The two were forced to work together to escape the Sea Witch and continue their quest to find a way to stop the Dream Eater. It’s a stand out issue in the crossover that features some of Raven Gregory’s strongest writing of the event and detailed, dynamic artwork by Randy Valiente.

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selaBut most importantly, GFT #63 puts the relationship between Sela and Belinda at the forefront, which we’re going to see much more of in the recently launched Unleashed, where Belinda has just returned from the dead and has teamed up with Sela once again.

 

GFT #63 shows us a Sela who has had enough of the backstabbing, lying Belinda and a Belinda that has begun to realize that maybe some of her choices in her life weren’t the best. Gregory put a new dynamic on the relationship, a new twist that played out over the course of the issue and The Dream Eater Saga as a whole and culminated in the finale. Now with Belinda back and apparently having a role to play in Unleashed, it should be interesting to see where the two women go from here and if they can build on what started in that pivotal chapter of the Dream Eater Saga.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #63 is available as part of volume 2 of The Dream Eater Saga as well as on Comixology and in the back issue bins of better comic shops everywhere.

New York Comic Con Plans and Exclusives

It is time to reveal our plans for NYCC:

Zenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for New York Comic Con 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City from October 11th through the 14th.  The company will be appearing at booth # 1657 and will have on hand the most products and content it ever has in the 7 years Zenescope has been attending the east coast’s largest Comic Con.

Brand new issues debuting at the booth will be the Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Halloween Edition, the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Comic and the Grimm Fairy Tales Giant Sized 2012.

Zenescope will also have 12 limited edition New York Comic Con Exclusive Covers available from artists such as EBAS, Anthony Spay, Jamie Tyndall, Elias Chatzoudis and many more!  Many artists are going to be available to sign at different times throughout the weekend.

Other Zenescope merchandise will include Wonderland Board Games, Action Figures, T-shirts, Art Prints and all the latest Trade Paperbacks, Graphic Novels and Exclusives fans are looking for!

Meanwhile the Zenescope booth has FREE signings and FREE Giveaways all weekend long.  Some of the creators appearing at booth 1657 include writers Raven Gregory, Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha and Patrick Shand; artists include Anthony Spay, Jamie Tyndall, Elias Chatzoudis and more.

There will be more special appearances from Grimm Fairy Tales Animated director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Venture Bros.) and Grimm Fairy Tales animated actress Briana Evigan (The Devil’s Carnival, Sorority Row).

Also appearing will be Cosplay queen Jessica Nigri and of course the gorgeous Zenescope Booth Babes! See below for is a complete list of Exclusives and Appearances.

The biggest news of the weekend is the premiere of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Pilot which was fan-funded through Kickstarter and produced by Zenescope, Titmouse and Schneppzone.  The pilot will make its much-anticipated debut on the evening of October 13th with a screening party and fairy tale-themed burlesque show performed by Ink & Paint Burlesque. The event is being held at Times Scare in New York City on Saturday, October 13th, with doors opening at 9:30pm.

Limited tickets for the event will be available for sale at the Zenescope booth or online athttps://www.zenescope.com/comics/51-grimm-fairy-tales-the-animated-series/issues/427

Lastly, there will be a Zenescope panel that will premiere a first look sneak peek at Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot. The panel will feature director Jon Schnepp, Grimm Fairy Tales writers and creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and actress Brianna Evigan. It will be Friday, from 7:45pm – 8:45pm in panel room 1A14.

If you are an aspiring artist looking to become a member of the Zenescope creative team, they will be doing portfolio reviews on Friday through Sunday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the booth (1657). Please bring examples of your work, including sequentials, penciled pages, pin-up. The company is also actively seeking colorists so colorists are welcome.

Here are the exclusives for New York Comic Con 2012:

GFT Animated Briana Evigan Photo cover (Limited to 350)
$25*

Actress Briana Evigan will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday from 5-6 pm

GFT Giant Sized 2012 (Limited to 500)
$20*

There will be an ultra-limited variant of this cover available at the booth.

GFT Halloween Edition 2012 (Limited to 500)
$20*

*The cover artist Anthony Spay will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday.

GFT 78 (Limited to 500)
$20*

There will be an ultra-limited variant of this cover available at the booth.

GML 21 (Limited to 350 (Left)$25) and GML 21 (Limited to 750 (Right)$15)

*The cover artist Elias Chatzoudis will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday , from 1 – 2 pm and again from 4-5 pm.

Godstorm 1 (Limited to 750)
$15*

*The cover artist Elias Chatzoudis and writer Pat Shand will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday , from 1 – 2 pm and again from 4-5 pm.

Robyn Hood #1 (Limited to 500)
$20*

*The cover artist Jamie Tyndall will be signing this issue at the Zenescope booth Friday, from 2:30 – 3:30pm (booth 1657) for the Robyn Hood launch signing.

Wonderland 3 (Limited to 750)
$15

Here is the list of New York Comic Con exclusives we will have available at the booth (Booth #1657) Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #1, Grimm Fairy Tales #78, Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Halloween Edition, Wonderland #3, Grimm Fairy Tales Myths and Legends #21, Godstorm #1, and Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series One-Shot. 

Appearing and signing at the Zenescope booth #1657 during the show: Briana Evigan, Jon Schnepp, Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, Patrick Shand, Jessica Nigri, Elias Chatzoudis, Jamie Tyndall, Anthony Spay, Mark L Miller, Joey Esposito, Jesse Wichmann.

Most signings will include giveaways so check www.facebook.com/zenescope for updated signing schedules. Here is the planned schedule:

Thursday (3pm – 9pm) (Preview Day)

5:00pm – Jesse Wichmann

Friday (10am -7pm)

11:00am – Anthony Spay

12:00pm – Raven Gregory

1:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis

2:30pm- 3:30pm – Robyn Hood Launch Signing! –  Writer Pat Shand, Cover Artist Jamie Tyndall, Cosplayer Jessica Nigri

4:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

5:00pm – Briana Evigan

Saturday (10am -7pm)

11:00am – Joey Esposito, Raven Gregory

12:00pm – Mark L. Miller, Raven Gregory

1:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

2:00 to 2:30pm – Amin Amat

2:30 -3:30pm – Jessica Nigri

2:00 to 4:00pm – Raven Gregory

4:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

5:00pm – Briana Evigan, Jon Schnepp

Sunday (10am -5pm

11:00am – Raven Gregory

12:00pm – Pat Shand

1:00pm – Jesse Wichmann

2:00pm – Anthony Spay

The Zenescope Summer Sale!

 

We are so excited for the launch of the Wonderland ongoing series, Grimm #75 and all the other exciting product coming out this July, we’ve decided to have a SALE to celebrate!

 

We’ll be doing 10% off all orders over $50. Just use the discount code: wonderfull and enjoy the savings!

 

Also, we are excited to announce that, starting July, we will be giving away 1 collectible trading card a month to each customer that spends $100 or more. Each month will feature a new card. The cards are trading cards of the six new Grimm Fairy Tales trade paperback covers. July’s trading card is none other than red riding hood. SO, purchase away and get your hands on this awesome trading card, while saving money!

 

Additionally, Zenescope is celebrating it’s 7th year anniversary, and just made some amazing homage covers available in Diamond Previews, including the “Sela No More” cover.

There are a number of other stand out titles available, including the Godstorm and Robyn Hood mini series, both beginning in September. Be sure to pre-order those as well.

Spring Fling Sale!

 

We have an awesome sale going on for our website this month! The Spring Fling sale will run all month long and we are sure you’ll be excited about it.

We want to “fling” some awesome stuff your way, so, all May long, for every $100 you spend, you be getting a limited to 500 exclusive for FREE!!! That’s right! Every $100 you spend, you get a FREE exclusive.

Now, we have to give you some directions on how to go about getting your exclusive(s).

1. Place an order of $100 or more on our web store (www.zenescope.com/comics)

2. Email Glenn (gkramer@zenescope.com) with your name and order number.

3. Glenn will reply to confirm your order has earned you an exclusive and will send you a list to choose from.

Just so you are aware, here is a list of some of the series that have exclusives available:

  • Charmed
  • Neverland Hook
  • Grimm Fairy Tales
  • Escape from Wonderland
  • Grimm Myths and Legends
*if the series is not listed here, you are welcome to request something, but we have limited amounts of the exclusives in stock. 

This is about as easy as we can make it. We hope you take advantage of it.

SALE ALERT: Wonderland books on Sale

In celebration of the upcoming release of Alice#1, Zenescope Entertainment will be running a sale on all previous Wonderland releases on our web site! The sale will begin on Wednesday, January 18th and continue until the end of the month. To purchase these comics, head to www.zenescope.com/comics. Many of our fans were excited to hear about the Wonderland digital sale but wanted it available in print. Here’s your chance!

 

2012 Zenescope Calendar =                                          only $10! 

Wonderland trade paperbacks =                                 $10 each!

Escape from Wonderland hardcover =                        only $15!

Wonderland Zenescope Exclusive cover issues =       $10 each!

Single back issues =                                             only $1 each!        

The books are going to be on sale starting Wednesday, January 18th and will last until the end of the month. We are, of course, featuring the Wonderland series to celebrate the upcoming release of Alice #1.

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We’re also proud to announce, officially, that Alice #1 will be in stores Wednesday, January 25th. If you’re not ordering it through our site, make sure to pick it up in your local comic book store. Alice #1 has the potential to the most successful comic Zenescope has ever released.

 

Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think. The blog is just one of the many ways to stay in touch with you and for you to let us know what you think. You can also Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

 

Zenescope In the News

We have the first week of 2012 releases under our belt and we have had quite a few sites talking about us. We love to hear what people think about what we’re doing and that is why “Zenescope in the News” is one of the mainstay weekly posts on our blog. In case you missed it, here’s the news that you may have missed.

Comixology had a 3-day sale on all of our Wonderland series in anticipation of the release of Alice #1. The digital sale was a great opportunity for fans who haven’t collected any or all of our Wonderland books.

USA Today’s First Look at Jungle Book

Broken Frontier’s Alice #1 Preview 

Behind the Scenes on our Alice Action Figure

Diamond Releases the top 100 Graphic Novels for December (Dream Eater Saga is #52!)

Geekadelphia’s Dream Eater Saga Giveaway 

All Things Fun talking about releases this week

Reviews

We are posting our own reviews in the Zenescoop Previews blog posts, as well as letting you know about new releases and exclusive covers! Be sure to check back here often!
Finally, If you haven’t yet,
Thanks for reading and don’t hesitate to share links to any other sites that may have been talking about us. We can miss things. The internet is a vast ocean.

 

 

 

This Week in Releases: January 4

Happy New Year Everyone!

It is 2012. That, for me is hard to believe. 2012 is actually an important year for a number of reasons (not including the Aztec calender thing).

Why? here is a short list:

  • 2012 is a leap year (An upcoming Happy Birthday for all you Febuary 29thers out there.)
  • 2012 is an Olympic year (and there in London)
  • In 2012,  we will elect a president
  • The 90’s were 13 years ago (how time flies)

Anyways, Happy Comic Book Day! We have a handful of new releases to hit stores today. Here’s what you can find on store shelves or on our online store:

  • Salem’s Daughter The Haunting #4
  • Myths and Legends #11
  • Charmed #17
  • The Theater #4

Digital

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  • Charmed #17
  • Dream Eater Saga #3 (Myths and Legends Crossover)
  • Grimm Fairy Tales # 54
  • Grimm Fairy Tales # 55
  • Grimm Fairy Tales: Sinbad #2

Also , Don’t forget to pick up the Wonderland series, now on sale on ComiXology for $0.99 each. But Hurry! The sale ends tomorrow!

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So there you have it. We have quite the year ahead of us and are looking forward to the adventure. We hope you pick up what’s available and please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think. Our new year’s resolution is to stay better connected to our audience and this blog is just one of the many ways to stay in touch with you guys. You can also Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

SALE ALERT: Wonderland Books on Sale on ComiXology

Well, it isn’t every day that you find a great deal on the comics you love. Actually, now that the holidays are behind us, that “crazy sale” time is over. So, we thought it would be a great time for a sale on our books. It’s 2012, and for Zenescope, the beginning of 2012 = Alice.

And where there’s Alice there’s a trip to Wonderland. Our Wonderland is very different from the classic children’s tale though. We figured anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to read our Wonderland series should pick them up. Starting today and ending Thursday, all of our Wonderland series books are on sale on ComiXology for only $0.99!!!

Click Here to go to the ComiXology store

Wonderland has been one of the most successful series for us, and our upcoming story of Alice’s adventure is going to be well worth the wait. Alice #1 will be out on store shelves this January so catch up on all the happenings in Wonderland now.

Remember, we always want to know what you think about our books, so if you read our stories, make sure to rate them in the ComiXology store. This is a great way to share your opinions with other comic book readers like yourself and let the world know what you think.

Are you a big fan of Zenescope? Then you should definitely download out Zenescope app on your iOS device. This app with house all of your digital Zenescope comics, as well as update with all of our new digital releases available through comiXology. You should also Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter. These social media sites allow us to connect with you, the fan, on a more personal and more consistent basis. We also like to do giveaways occasionally so you definitely want to keep and eye out there for a chance to win free stuff from us.