Zenescope New Releases | June 24th

Little Mermaid #5
Homecoming

Atlantis goes to war to reclaim the king’s heir. Little does he know, Erica has an escape plan of her own. This is one princess that does not need saving! But will Erica choose her freedom or accept the burden of rule now that she finally has a choice?

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Written by Meredith Finch | Artwork by Miguel Mendonca | Colors by Jorge Alberto Cortes | Letters by Ghost Glyph Studios | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Miguel Mendonca | Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Emilio Laiso
Cover C by Mike Krome | Ula Mos


Realm War #10

Sela and team took the fight to the Dark Horde and showed the Dark Queen that she is not invulnerable. However, as they celebrate their small victory, the Dark Queen prepares to unleash her new ally. Will Sela’s reprieve cost her dearly?

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Written by Joe Brusha | Artwork by Sami Kivela | Colors by Maxflan Araujo | Letters by Jim Campbell | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Ken Lashley | Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Giuseppe Cafaro | Simone di Meo | Alessia Nocera
Cover C by Sabine Rich
Cover D by Emilio Laiso | Wes Hartman

 

Zenescope New Releases | June 17th

Grimm Fairy Tales #111
The Mad Hatter

Wulf returns to Arcane Acre, following the monster that destroyed his new school and mortally wounded Natalie. Meanwhile, Violet — possessed by the Mad Hatter spirits — unleashes something else upon the school: the Convergence. Violet uses her power to remove the adults from the school grounds, leaving the students at the mercy of the All-Modor and whatever power lies within the Convergence.

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by Luca Claretti | Colors by GROSTIETA | Letters by Ghost Glyph Studios | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Sean Chen | Brett Smith
Cover B by Pasquale Qualano | Alessia Nocera
Cover C by Marat Mychaels | David Delanty


Red Riding Hood 10th Anniversary one-shot

Since the fall of HiboCorp, Britney Waters — ninja, psychologist, and lycanthrope — has carved out a (relatively) quiet life for herself as a Los Angeles bounty hunter, recovering ellusive bail-jumpers and supernatural skips. But when the legendary Master of the Hunt arrives on the scene to track down an ancient werewolf, will he become a valuable ally or an enemy to Britney?

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Written by Jeff Massey | Artwork by Chris Johnson | Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti | Letters by Saida Temofonte | Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by David Finch | Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Giuseppe Cafaro | Alessia Nocera
Cover C by Meguro
Cover D by Mike Krome | Ula Mos

Zenescope New Releases | June 10th

Robyn Hood Ongoing #11
Robyn and Marian Go to Comic Con

After surviving an encounter with the Cabal, Robyn and Marian continue daily operations at Nottingham Investigations. However, with a lawsuit pending, the pair must take on increasingly strange cases to keep their heads above water. Meanwhile, the Cabal has captured Peter Martin, who seems to have a mysterious connection with Brendan A. Allen II, the leader’s son.

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

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Cover A by Mike Lilly | Devgear | Brett Smith
Cover B by Mike S. Miller | Wes Hartman
Cover C by Ted Hammond


Charmed: Season 10 #9
Haste Makes Wasteland

A strange, mystical disturbance has been causing both physical and psychological harm to the Charmed Ones whenever they are near Prue. Even a phone conversation with their estranged sister sends Phoebe to the hospital. As Prue prepares to resurrect a powerful demon for answers, the remaining Halliwells look to their past to find out if they’re asking the right question.

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by Eliza Feliz | Colors by Valentina Cuomo | Letters by Christy Sawyer

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Cover A by David Seidman


Jungle Book: Volume 3
Fall of the Wild

The final installment of the Jungle Book trilogy has arrived!

The animal tribes of Kipling Isle have waged war against one another on and off for years. While some tribes pushed for peace, now even those are dragged into the melee and their violence threatens to tear the very island apart.

As each tribe makes a power play to become stronger in the war between species, Mowglii stands at the center of it all and she’s the one person who may be able to bring them all against a greater threat. But first, she must find a way to unite the tribes.

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Written by Mark L. Miller | Artwork by Michele Bandini & Luca Claretti | Colors by GROSTIETA | Letters by Matt Krotzer | Edited by Nicole Glade | Trade Design by Christopher Cote

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Cover by David Finch | Ivan Nunes

Portfolio Submissions

Are you an artist or writer who wants to be a part of the amazing creative team at Zenescope? We have three easy ways you can submit your work:

1. Email us! Submit your portfolio or previously published work to submissions@zenescope.com

2. See us in person! Stop by the Zenescope booth at the various 30+ conventions a year and drop off your portfolio with one of our booth representatives. We even conduct portfolio reviews at select trade shows.

3. Old fashioned mail! Mail photocopies of your portfolio to 433 Caredean Drive Suite C, Horsham, PA 19044. Please include this signed submissions guideline form with your portfolio.

 

Zenescope New Releases | June 3rd

Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen #2
Sangreal

Dorothy, now wielding the Ruby Staff, returns to the Emerald City as a hero. Meanwhile, Zamora and Warlord waste no time in planning their next move in a bid to rule Oz. With Dorothy’s mentor, Smynth, marked as a traitor, Dorothy seems uncertain about her future.

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Written by Jeff and Kristen Massey | Artwork by Antonio Bifulco | Colors by Hedwin Zaldivar | Letters by Ghost Glyph Studios | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Ken Lashley | Brett Smith
Cover B by Sean Chen | Ivan Nunes
Cover C by Sabine Rich
Cover D by Jason Metcalf | Wes Hartman

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Cover F – 2015 Dallas Fan Expo Exclusive (limited to 500) by Ed Benes | Ula Mos


 

Wonderland #36
The Well of Dreams Part Four

After the Squire helps her acquire a powerful relic called the En Passant, Calie and Cheshire pursue the incorporeal Terror, who has been wreaking havoc in Wonderland. However, when Terror taps into Cheshire’s subconscious, he brings forth the monster that Calie’s guard used to be. Now Calie must face off with her most trusted friend with the fate of her kingdom hanging in the balance.

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Written by Erica J. Heflin | Artwork by Manuel Preitano | Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti | Letters by Christy Sawyer | Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Jason Metcalf | Stephen Schaffer
Cover B by Vinz el Tabanas
Cover C by Pasquale Qualano | Ylenia di Napoli

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Cover D – Year 10 Photo Shoot Exclusive (limited to 350) by David Nakayama


 

2016 Zenescope Calendar

Zenescope Entertainment is known for having some of the best and most visually stunning cover artwork in comic books today. For a decade, the company has reinvented fairy tales, fables, and other amazing age-old stories for a new generation of readers.
Celebrate with a year of some of Zenescope’s beautiful covers by top artists: Artgerm, Cris Delara, Franchesco!, Mike Krome, Meguro, Nei, Jamie Tyndall, and more! This calendar even includes a bonus centerfold.

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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

 

 

 

Zenescope New Releases | May 13th 2015

Robyn Hood Ongoing #10
The Plague | Part Two

Robyn and Marian’s search for Avella led them to the Mesopotamia, a hotel where Robyn believes the Cabal works in secret. Before they could get inside, Marian was infected by a strange sickness. Believing that the Cabal purposely targeted them, Robyn races to find a cure, while the plague begins to spread in Manhattan.

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

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Cover A by Emilio Laiso | Wes Hartman
Cover B by Tony Brescini | Leonardo Paciarotti
Cover C by Richard Ortiz | Ylenia Di Napoli

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Cover D – 2015 Atlantic City Boardwalk Con Exclusive (Limited to 350 Copies) by Jamie Tyndall | Ula Mos


Wonderland #35
The Well of Dreams | Part Three

Calie and Dark Cheshire are joined by the Squire, the only Realm Knight of Wonderland who survived the previous wars. The Squire brings word of an entity called the Terror, an incorporeal creature who is driving the denizens of Wonderland to madness by manipulating their nightmares. With a new ally on her side, Calie will now seek to find the en passant, a relic that will force the Terror to take on physical form… so that he may be killed.

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Written by Erica J. Heflin | Artwork by Manuel Preitano | Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti | Letters by Christy Sawyer | Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Mike Krome
Cover B by Vinz El Tabanas
Cover C by Cris Delara

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Cover D – 2015 Denver Comic Con Exclusive (Limited to 250) by Nei Ruffino


All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment INC. 
Robyn Hood Ongoing #10 and Wonderland #35 are available for purchase Wednesday May 13th, 2015. Exclusive variants will be sold at the specific convention, any remainders will be sold on the website at http://shop.zenescope.com. For more information email info@zenescope.com

 

 

Featured Artist of the Week: Jason Metcalf

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[Robyn Hood Ongoing #6]

 

Jason Metcalf | Cover Artist

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
JM: I started collaborating with others over 15 years ago, but wasn’t involved in anything published until about 10 years ago, doing ink assists for Joe Weems on some Top Cow pages, most notably an issue of the Darkness set as a medieval fantasy over David Finch pencils. That owl in the tree was 100% my doing.

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
JM: I WANTED to since I was about 13 or 14, but couldn’t wrap my head around HOW to make that happen until I was almost 30.

ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
JM: It has to be Frank Frazetta.

ZE: What time period and where would you visit if you had a time machine? Why?
JM: The late 15th century, Florence, Milan, and Rome, Italy. I’d assist Leonardo Davinci.

ZE: What would the title of your autobiography be?
JM: The Persistent Protagonist

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[Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen #2]

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
JM: Lots of organic, non-dairy, gluten free stuff.

ZE: What is the best compliment you ever received?
JM: I like it when people look at my art, some character I’ve drawn, and say things like, “I don’t normally like (so and so character) but the way YOU draw them makes me want to be a fan.”

ZE: What is your favorite band of all time?
JM: U2.

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

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[The Little Mermaid #1]

ZE: If you could switch places with someone for a week, who would it be? Why?
JM: Kim Jong-un. I’d free North Korea.

ZE: Who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
JM: The Bat Man.

ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
JM: Super Speed – c’mon, have you been watching the Flash? Think of the possibilities.

 

Here is a sneak peek at Jason’s upcoming Wonderland #36 cover!Wonderland36A_Metcalf_Scha copy

 

Zenescope to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Wizard World Philadelphia

Ever since Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha, co-founders of Horsham-based Zenescope, attended their first convention at Wizard World Philly Con 2005, the company has done nothing but grow.

The company that had “only two measly comic books to display,” in Tedesco’s words, is now one of the top 10 comic book publishers in the world and has been for some time.

“It means a lot to celebrate our 10th year in our hometown,” Tedesco said. “Everything about Philly is special. It’s my hometown and I think most Philadelphians carry a lot of pride in their city.”

Tedesco said that it is a good feeling to have grown to be one of the top comic book publishers – and a bit surreal.

“It’s strange knowing where we came from and that we never set out to be comic book publishers prior to actually doing it,” he said. “We [Brusha and he] were writers and we needed a way to get our stories told. It seemed like the best way to do it was to do it ourselves.”

Besides hitting its 10th anniversary mark, Zenescope reached another milestone recently when its flagship title, “Grimm Fairy Tales,” achieved a feat few comics – let alone independents – ever reach with its 100th continuously published issue of that title.

“Hitting 100 issues is amazing, but it’s never been something where Joe or I stopped to smell the roses, so to speak,” Tedesco said. “I think our friends, family, and fans have been very supportive about that milestone, but Joe and I aren’t very good with taking praise sometimes, and I think we need to be reminded by our loved ones to sometimes take a moment and soak it in.”

Tedesco said that coming up with new characters and ideas for the company comes naturally.

“It’s all organic. It’s just a lot of brainstorming sessions and bouncing ideas off one another,” he said, adding that he’s happy with their unique spin on “Robyn Hood” and new series “Aliens vs. Zombies” and “Coven,” coming in July.

” ‘Aliens vs. Zombies’ is a series that Joe and I are writing and it’s as fun as it sounds,” Tedesco said. “We wanted to do something that was just fun and action-packed, and so we took two different genres and melded them together. The result is a mix of sci-fi, action, horror, and tongue-in-cheek humor.”

Most important, Tedesco says the possibility of at least one of the Zenescope properties becoming a film or TV show in the near future has a strong chance of becoming a reality.

“There is a big announcement coming soon that I wish I could tell you [all] about now… but it has to wait a few more weeks.”

In other words, Zenescope may just be getting warmed up.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/wizard-world/Zenescope_to_celebrate_10th_anniversary_at_Wizard_Phila.html#AbolgboL20VFvevk.99


 

Coming to Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend? Stop by booth 501 to pick up these convention exclusives!

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GFT #110 – Cover D – Limited to 500 Copies – Art by Eric “Ebas” Basaldua
**Naughty Variant – Cover E – Limited to 100 Copies – Art by Ebas**

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Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen #1 – Cover G – Limited to 350 Copies – Art by Paul Green

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GFT Realm War #9 – Cover E – Limited to 250 Copies – Art by Elias Chatzoudis
**Naughty Variant – Cover F – Limited to 50 Copies – Art by Elias Chatzoudis**

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Warlord of Oz Hardcover – Limited to 200 Copies – Art by Jose Luis


Several YEAR 10 Anniversary Exclusives will also be available this weekend:

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Robyn Hood Ongoing #9 – Cover D – YEAR 10 Photo Shoot Exclusive – Limited to 350 Copies – Art by Elias Chatzoudis

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Wonderland #34 – Cover D – YEAR 10 Photo Shoot Exclusive – Limited to 350 Copies – Art by David Nakayama

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GFT #109 – Cover E – YEAR 10 Anniversary Exclusive – Limited to 200 Copies – Art by David Nakayama

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GFT Realm War #6 – Cover F – YEAR 10 Anniversary Exclusive – Limited to 200 Copies – Art by Lucio Parrillo


All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment INC.
Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to info@zenescope.com

 

 

Zenescope New Releases | May 6th 2015

Grimm Fairy Tales #110
Beowulf | Part Two

Wulf settle in to his new school, Abraxas Academy in Oz. However, a vicious attack on his peers leaves him one of few survivors. With the love of his life mortally wounded, Wulf must find a way to stop more people from dying. Meanwhile, Violet seeks to summon something hidden beneath Arcane Acre. Is this what Druanna warned Sela about?

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by David Lorenzo Riveiro & Maria Laura Sanapo | Colors by Erick Arciniega & GROSTIETA & Viviane Tybusch | Letters by Ghost Glyph Studios | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Harvey Tolibao | Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Pasquale Qualano | Alessia Nocera
Cover C by Alex Kotkin | Giorgia Lanza of MAD5 Factory


GFT Realm War #9

In the midst of a skirmish with the Dark Horder, Gideon reveals himself as a traitor and wounds Britney… Malec faces a betrayal of his own when Venus turns him over to the Dark Queen, who orders Andre to kill him. Meanwhile, Sela’s team now holds weapons powerful enough to destroy the Dark Queen’s Blood Knights, but have they run out of time?

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Written by Joe Brusha | Artwork by Sami Kivela | Colors by Maxflan Araujo | Letters by Jim Campbell | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Pasquale Qualano | Victor Bartlett
Cover B by Emilio Laiso | Alessia Nocera
Cover C by Alfredo Reyes | Tamra Bonvillian
Cover D by Jarreau Wimberly


Return to Wonderland #1
Special $1 Reprint

First published in 2007, Return to Wonderland was an immediate hit for a young publishing company. Eight years later, Zenescope’s multiple Wonderland titles and ongoing series have grown into some of the most iconic and successful indie titles in the comic book industry.

In honor of Zenescope’s 10th year anniversary, journey back with us to the beginning with this special re-printing of Return to Wonderland #1!

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Written by Raven Gregory | Artwork by Rich Bonk | Colors by Nei Ruffino | Letters by Artmonkeys | Edited by Ralph Tedesco

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All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment INC.
Grimm Fairy Tales, Realm War, and the Return to Wonderland Special Reprint will be available Wednesday 5/6/2015. Order online at shop.zenescope.com or visit your local comic book shop at http:comicshoplocator.com