Zenescope New Releases (3/4/2015)

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Warlord of Oz (Part 2 of the Oz Trilogy)
Hardcover / Full color / 176 pages / $24.99

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Peace has been restored to Oz. The fallen Witch, Lynessa, and her sister, Zina, are fading into memory like a bad dream, soon to be remembered only in tales meant to frighten children. But there is one witch that still draws breath in Oz and she has not forgotten the power of her masters or the evil that they left behind. Soon, the people of Oz will face a foe more frightening than any enemy that has come before and Dorothy Gale will once again find herself in the middle of the mayhem. The Warlord of Oz has arrived!

“Do yourself a favor and… experience Oz like never before.” – Geeks with Wives

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Story: Joe Brusha & Jeff Massey
Writer: Jeff Massey
Artwork: Miguel Mendonca
Colors: GROSTIETA
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade
Art Direction: Anthony Spay
Trade Design: Christopher Cote
Cover art: Talent Caldwell
Cover colors: Ivan Nunes


 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents White Queen 2 of 3
Comic / Full color / 32 pages / $3.99

Wonderland enters the Age of Darkness… and nothing can ever be the same! Calie Liddle of Wonderland must find a way to stop the Dark Queen’s evil reign while also keeping her daughter safe. And the self-serving wildcard, The Trickster, just might hold the key to it all.

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Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, & Troy Brownfield
Writer: Troy Brownfield
Artwork: Luca Claretti
Colors: Leonardo Paciarotti
Letters: Charles Pritchett
Editor: Nicole Glade
Production & Design: Christopher Cote & Joi Dariel

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Cover A: Paolo Pantalena/Ula Mos
Cover B: Sabine Rich
Cover C: Billy Tucci/Ivan Nunes


 

5 Finity’s Zombies vs Cheerleader: St. Patty’s Day Special
Comic / Full color / 32 pages / $3.99

The indie cult hit series returns with a special St. Patty’s Day one-shot!
Don’t miss out on the fun and gore when Zombies and Cheerleaders collide on St. Patty’s Day!

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Created by Steven L. Frank
Writers: Steven L. Frank, Dave Franchini, Michelle Evereart, Heather Finley
Artwork: David Namisato, Ander Sarabia, Bill Maus, & Jim Kyle
Inks: Kat Maus
Colors: Tracy Bailey & Kat Lawday
Letters: Matt Krotzer & Bill Maus
Editor: Steven L. Frank

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Cover A: DW Miller/Kat Lawday
Cover B: Andrea Errico/Tracy Bailey
Cover C: Pasqaule Qualano/Nicole Goff/Kat Lawday
Cover D: Jason Metcalf/Jeff Balke

 


Zenescope New Releases are available for purchase today at your local comic retailer (call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK to find your local retailer) and shop.zenescope.com.

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Zenescope On Shelves 2/4/15 – Grimm Tales of Terror #7

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Grimm Tales of Terror #7 – Bloody Mary

As the legend goes, if you say those words three times while looking in a mirror, the ghost of Bloody Mary will appear.  But what happens when an innocent ghost story becomes much more real?

The horror anthology series from Zenescope Entertainment continues!

Grimm Tales of Terror #7

Story by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Josh Gorfain

Written by Ralph Tedesco

Art by Joel Ojeda (1-13) and Eleonora Carlini (14-22)

Colors by Fran Gamboa

Letters by Micah Myers

Edited by Nicole Glade
Production & Design: Christopher Cote & Joi Dariel

Price: $3.99

Release Date:  2/4/15

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Little Mermaid Creative Team Speaks Part 2! New Interior Pages and Cover!

LM_OrderFormGrimm Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid (releasing 2/25) features the creative team of writer Meredith Finch (Wonder Woman, Grimm Tales of Terror, Tales from Oz), artist Miguel Mendonca (Warlord of OZ, Tales from OZ, OZ), and colorist Ivan Nunes (Grimm Fairy Tales, Game of Thrones, Green Hornet). Cover artists include David Finch, Ed Benes, Jason Metcalf, Mirka Andolfo, and Mike Krome.
Having first appeared in Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends, Zenescope’s Little Mermaid, Erica, embarks on a brand new journey.

 

Even t008-9 Little Mermaid 1 Colorshough issue #1 is still in production, what has been your favorite panel to color?
Ivan Nunes: Yes, we are still at the beginning, but my favorite so far is the page 8 with Erica in her siren/monster form destroying the octopuses. I personally found that this panel became great.

This is your second miniseries with Zenescope. Do you find yourself approaching it differently from your first, Warlord of Oz?
Miguel Mendonca: I do. Each story has its own feeling and I try to represent that on the way that world is drawn. I’ll be happy if the reader can get a sense of two very different worlds just by looking at the pages when comparing Warlord of Oz with The Little Mermaid.

Do you have a favorite rendition of the Little Mermaid? What made it memorable for you?
Ivan Nunes: I would say…sirens in general. They are memorable because they are mythological creatures that unite the two extremes. On the one side all the beauty and sensuality, and the other a monster without the slightest compassion as they hunt their prey.

How were you first introduced to the story of the Little Mermaid? Will you include any elements from that, and what do you intend to bring that will make it stand out from other retellings?
Miguel Mendonca: I grew up with Disney movies and cartoons. The Lion King and Aladdin are among some of my favorite animations ever (along with a bunch of Anime/manga movies). For the Little Mermaid my first contact was with the cartoon series, I clearly remember watching it every Saturday morning as a kid. I do try to include elements from that on the boards, part of it comes naturally, but I also think it’s important that people can recognize something from the characters that they already knew. As for standing out from other retellings, I’m not that worried that it doesn’t since, the way Meredith Finch is writing it, right from the beginning you understand this is not your regular Little Mermaid story. Of course, I always try to give it my personal touch, and that in itself I’m hoping stands out

Even though this is building upon Zenescope’s previous Little Mermaid issues, this is considered a launch title. How would you describe this miniseries to new readers?
Meredith Finch: This is a story that really gives the reader a lot of insight into who Zenescope’s Little Mermaid is, including her parentage and we get to explore, in a new way, the idea of mermaid/human interaction and attraction. The ultimate outcome is something very different from what readers have come to expect, given the well-known … version(s). In addition to some great artwork, fans can look forward to seeing some old favorites like the Sea Witch stirring up the proverbial pot and we are also integrating this story more into the Zenescope universe.

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Check out this amazing cover for The Little Mermaid by Jason Metcalf and Stephen Schaffer. Jason will be at Wizard World Portland this weekend, so stop by and see his amazing artwork. Also, be sure to visit the Zenescope booth #409 to get your pre-order form and Grimm Fairy Tales:  Myths and Legends to see Erica’s beginnings!

Pre-Order The Little Mermaid today!

The Little Mermaid is ON SHELVES 2.25.15

 

 

 

Zenescope Year 10 Convention Tour Launches into 2015!

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Wizard World New Orleans – January 9 – 11
Wizard World Portland – January 23 – 25
Salt Lake Fan X – January 29 – 31
Wizard World Cleveland – February 20 – 22
London Supercon – March 14 – 15
Emerald City Comic Con – March 27 – 29
Wondercon – April 3 – 5
Fan Expo Vancouver – April 3 – 5
Megacon – April 10 – 12
Calgary Expo – April 16 – 19
C2E2 – April 24 – 26
Wizard World Philadelphia – May 7 – 10
Atlantic City Boardwalk Con – May 14 – 16
Motor City Comic Con – May 15 – 17
Denver Comic Con – May 23 – 25
Phoenix Comic Con – May 28 – 31
Dallas Fan Expo – May 29 – 31
Wizard World Sacramento – June 19 – 21
Heroes Con – June 19 – 21
Amazing Las Vegas – June 19 – 21
San Diego Comic Con – July 8 – 12
Boston Comic Con – July 31 – August 2
Wizard World Chicago – August 20 – 23
Fan Expo Toronto – August 27 – 29
DragonCon – September 4 – 7
Pittsburgh Comic Con – September 11 – 13
Baltimore Comic Con – September 25 – 27
Salt Lake Comic Con – September 24 – 26
New York Comic Con – October 8 – 11


The first featured Convention Exclusive for Wizard World New Orleans!

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Cover Art by Elias Chatzoudis

Fans can pick up this exclusive cover at Booth 1306 this weekend!

Zenescope Creators, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, will be on hand Saturday afternoon to sign this amazing issue.


Included in Zenescope’s Year 10 is the release of 3 celebratory rare and exclusive variant covers by some of the industry’s top artists. These issues will only be sold along the Year 10 Convention Tour with only 20 made available at each show.

Lucky fans attending Wizard World New Orleans can pick up the Zenescope Year 10 Red Riding Hood Exclusive (Cover Art by Lucio Parrillo). Limit one per person, per day. Only while supplies last.

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Premiering at Wizard World Portland (January 23-25), is the first of 10 Zenescope Year 10 character-centered Photo Shoot covers (Limited to 350). Zenescope’s Year 10 Tour will feature a new logo design and accessible booth layout. Fans will find a great selection of trades and omnibus’ from flagship title, Grimm Fairy Tales, and fan favorite Wonderland. Also Limited Edition Art books, LAUNCH comics and fan giveaways, plus unique art canvases, merchandise, prints, and many other prizes and surprises.


 For more information, to be included on review or preview lists, or to schedule interviews with top Zenescope artists, creators, or writers,  please contact press@zenescope.com

Zenescope Preview – The Jungle Book: Fall of the Wild #1

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The final mini-series of the Jungle Book trilogy has arrived!

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As each tribe makes a power play to become stronger in the war between species, Mowglii stands at the center of it all. She may be the one person able to bring them all together against a greater threat.

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Written by Mark L. Miller
Artwork by Michele Bandini
Colors by Grostieta
Letters by Matthew Krotzer
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by David Finch and Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Carlos Granda and Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Cover C by Mike Krome and Ula Mos


All Rights Reserved © 2014 Zenescope Entertainment Inc.
The Jungle Book: Fall of the Wild Issue 1 will be available Wednesday 12/24/2014
Order online at http://shop.zenescope.com
or visit comicshoplocator.com to find a retailer near you!

 

Interview with a Zenescope Creative – Holiday Edition

Zenescope Cover Artist, Chris Ehnot, takes some time to answer our Holiday questionnaire. Chris’ most recent cover is featured in Robyn Hood Ongoing #5, out this wednesday!

  • What is on your holiday wish list this year?

    A maid, but most likely I am going to still end up with socks

  • Any amusing holiday stories you’d like to share?

    I hate wrapping gifts and so several years ago I decided to give everybody their gifts inside large moving boxes. I also like to give my family a difficult time opening my gifts as well. Sometimes I will put a small item in a tiny box, inside a larger box and do this 5 to 6 imps so they have to open 6 boxes just for 1 gift.

  • Any holiday traditions?

    Wake up at 5 am, head downstairs and open presents by 7 am

  • Do you have a favorite Christmas / Holiday movie?

    Charlie Brown Christmas

  • Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions?  What are they?

    Lose my beer gut, already began that. Also more professional work.

  • What are you looking forward to in 2015?

    Star Wars Episode 7

  • List any websites or links you’d like us to share.

    cehnot.deviantart.com

Interview with a Zenescope Creative – Holiday Edition

This week we have Tales From Oz writer Jeff Massey answer our fun Holiday Questionnaire!

  • What is on your holiday wish list this year?

    Sleep would be nice.

  • What is the best holiday gift you ever received?

    I should say “my children” or “true love,” but if I’m entirely honest, it was the Dungeon Master’s Guide (1st Edition).  I was in elementary school, my favorite uncle gave it to me, I was lost in study for the rest of the day.  I’ve pretty much DM’ed my way through life ever since.

  • Do you have a favorite Christmas / Holiday movie?

    My brother and I make every effort to watch We’re No Angels together every year.  Not the crappy ‘80s film with De Niro and Sean Penn—but the original 1955 classic with Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, and Aldo Ray.  Amazing dark comedy about three convicts (and their pet snake, Adolph) who escape Devil’s Island and end up as good Samaritans to a hapless family around Christmastime.  The definition of “wry humor.”  People die: it’s funny.

  • Any holiday traditions?

    It’s not officially Xmas until I hear “Christmas Wrapping” by the Waitresses on the radio.  Any DJ who plays that song before Thanksgiving is dead to me.

  • 2015 is right around the corner!  Any big plans to ring in the New Year?

    Sleep!

  • Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions?  What are they?

    Same as last year: “more production, less consumption.”  I usually stick to it for about half a year—hence the need for a yearly resolution.


Tales From Oz #5 hits shelves today!
Order online at http://shop.zenescope.com
or from your local comic book store http://comicshoplocator.com