Zenescope Announces Year-Long Cosplay Contest Debuting at Emerald City Comic Con

Zenescope Announces Year-Long Cosplay Contest Debuting at Emerald City Comic Con

Horsham, PA – Comic book publishing house, Zenescope Entertainment, has announced plans to kick off a year-long Cosplay Contest during the company’s appearance at the 2018 Emerald City Comic Con. This is the company’s seventh time exhibiting at the popular Seattle-based convention that takes place annually at Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

Emerald City attendees can enter the cosplay competition throughout the convention weekend by heading to Zenescope booth #1913 in costume where they’ll have their picture taken and posted to Zenescope’s Facebook page. The cosplayer with the most “likes” will be named the Emerald City winner and receive a special prize to be announced during the convention weekend.  All entrants will also be automatically entered into Zenescope’s quarterly Cosplay contest. Quarterly winners will receive a $100 Visa gift card and a limited edition Zenescope Exclusive comic book.  Finally, the four quarterly contest winners will compete for the 2018 grand prize which includes being drawn into a Zenescope comic book as well as limited edition Zenescope merchandise.

Zenescope is also giving those unable to attend the convention an opportunity to enter the contest from home.  Entrants who post a photo of their cosplay on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #ZenCosplay18 will have their photo shared on the Zenescope Facebook page to enter the competition.  

Zenescope will be holding Cosplay Contests at several other major comic conventions during its 2018 convention tour including C2E2 in Chicago April 6-8th, Motor City Comic Con May 18-20th, Phoenix Comic Fest May 24-27th, San Diego Comic Con July 19-22nd, and New York Comic Con October 4-7th.

Throughout Emerald City weekend, Zenescope will also be offering brand new merchandise including four different limited edition exclusive comic books with artwork by superstar artists Elias Chatzoudis and Mike Krome as well as Zenescope trade paperbacks, graphic novels, art books and coloring books at discounted prices. For more information on Zenescope’s 2018 convention tour visit www.zenescope.com or Like Zenescope at www.facebook.com/zenescope

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ZENESCOPE Zenescope Entertainment was founded in 2005 by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and has grown into one of the most recognized independent comic book and graphic novel publishers in the world. Zenescope currently boasts the largest female-driven shared universe in comic books and focuses on an edgy and non-traditional brand of story-telling that sets it apart from the pack. The company publishes and develops both original and licensed comic books and graphic novels such as Grimm Fairy TalesNeverland, Return To Wonderland, The Courier, The Library, Inferno, and Spirit Hunters to name a few.  Some of Zenescope’s past and present publishing and media partnerships include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS Consumer Products, New Line Cinema, Scholastic, Titmouse Studios, and several others.

Zenescope Entertainment Announces Brand New January Releases

Zenescope Entertainment Announces Brand New January Releases

Horsham, Pennsylvania – Zenescope Entertainment has announced the release of three new mini-series this month. The company plans to publish several brand new titles throughout 2018 with Van Helsing vs. Robyn Hood, Robyn Hood: The Curse, and Belle: Beast Hunter being the first to hit shelves. These three new series are also part of Zenescope’s popular and continually growing shared universe of characters.

Van Helsing Vs. Robyn Hood is the sixth installment of the company’s hit Van Helsing franchise. Written by Zenescope co-founder, Ralph Tedesco (The Courier, Grimm Tales of Terror), this spinoff series pits two best friends against one another after they discover a criminal’s plan to create a loyal vampire army using a synthetic drug. Van Helsing Vs. Robyn Hood is a four issue mini-series with artwork by Allan Otero and colors by Leonardo Paciarotti.

Robyn Locksley takes on new adventures in her latest Series, Robyn Hood: The Curse. This six issue mini-series is being written by comic book industry veteran Chuck Dixon (Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf, Batman, The Punisher) with artwork provided by Julius Abrera and colors by Robby Bevard. Robyn Hood: The Curse follows Robyn Locksley as she finds herself face to face with a terrifying new evil that threatens the lives of her closest friends, Marian and Sam.

Belle: Beast Hunter is penned by Zenescope writer & editor, Dave Franchini (Cinderella: Serial Killer Princess, Spirit Hunters). Belle is a regular girl whose unique heritage forces her to live two very separate lives. Her normal life is that of a grade school teacher in Philadelphia, but the other is that of a well-trained mythical beast hunter. Belle: Beast Hunter is limited to six issues with Bong Dazo and Juan Manuel Rodriguez providing artwork for the series.

Look for all three series this month on shelves at comic book retail stores, digitally at Comixology.com, or for direct order through Zenescope’s website www.zenescope.com.

    

ZENESCOPEZenescope Entertainment was founded in 2005 by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and has grown into one of the most recognized independent comic book and graphic novel publishers in the world. Zenescope currently boasts the largest female-driven shared universe in comic books and focuses on an edgy and non-traditional brand of story-telling that sets it apart from the pack. The company publishes and develops both original and licensed comic books and graphic novels such as Grimm Fairy TalesNeverland, Return To Wonderland, The Courier, The Library, Inferno, and Spirit Hunters to name a few.  Some of Zenescope’s past and present publishing and media partnerships include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS Consumer Products, New Line Cinema, Scholastic, Titmouse Studios, and several others.

Zenescope Entertainment Releases Plans For New York Comic Con 

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Horsham, Pennsylvania – Zenescope Entertainment has unveiled its plans for New York Comic Con 2017, which runs October 5th– 8th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The popular comic book and graphic novel publisher will be located at booth #1906 throughout the four-day event. Be sure to check out information for all the new series launching in 2018 from Zenescope on their Facebook page during the show.

Celebrate Halloween early, as Zenescope will be hosting a cosplay photo contest during New York Comic Con where convention attendees who are in costume are encouraged to head to booth #1906 and have their picture taken at Zenescope’s “Red Carpet” photo booth. All photos will be posted to the Zenescope Facebook page, and will be entered in a chance to win a daily prize pack that includes movie tickets and limited edition Zenescope merchandise. Attendees not in costume can still take a keepsake photo with Zenescope’s beautiful booth models, and will also receive 10% off any purchase at the booth just by presenting their picture at checkout.  Some exclusions may apply.

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Appearing at scheduled times throughout the weekend along with the Zenescope booth models will be ultra-popular cosplayer Elise Laurenne, who will be signing prints and taking photos with fans daily.  Zenescope co-founders Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco and Zenescope Executive Editor and writer Dave Franchini will all also be signing at the booth Thursday through Saturday. Check www.zenescope.com for all appearance and signing times.

Lastly, Zenescope will have over fifteen exclusive variant covers with horror movie and cosplay themes for this year’s Comic Con. Also available will be one-of-a-kind acrylic prints with artwork by fan-favorite industry professionals such as J. Scott Campbell, Greg Horn, Eric Basaldua, Jamie Tyndall, and Elias Chatzoudis. Zenescope fans, collectors, and newcomers will have the opportunity to purchase some of the most highly sought-after exclusive content in the industry while supplies last. To find the signing schedule, sales specials, and more, visit here.

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ZENESCOPEZenescope Entertainment was founded in 2005 by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and has grown into one of the most recognized independent comic book and graphic novel publishers in the world. Zenescope currently boasts the largest female-driven shared universe in comic books and focuses on an edgy and non-traditional brand of story-telling that sets it apart from the pack. The company publishes and develops both original and licensed comic books and graphic novels such as Grimm Fairy Tales, Neverland, Return To Wonderland, The Courier, The Library, Inferno, and Spirit Hunters to name a few.  Some of Zenescope’s past and present publishing and media partnerships include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS Consumer Products, New Line Cinema, Scholastic, Titmouse Studios, and several others.

Zenescope Unveils E.V.I.L. Heroes at San Diego Comic-Con

HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA— Philadelphia-based publisher Zenescope has branched out as of late.  Several of the company’s most recent titles have been departures from the more familiar Zenescope fare.  Most notable of these new titles may be E.V.I.L. Heroes. 

Zenescope plans to unveil the new series with variant covers at San Diego Comic Con.

John Lyons, Director of Sales & Marketing for Zenescope commented, “The response to E.V.I.L. Heroes has been remarkable.  Both our fans and our retail partners have really embraced this title.  We are really excited to see the response on wider release and to see fan reaction to the special E.V.I.L. Heroes art we have created for San Diego.”

In addition to the release of E.V.I.L. Heroes at San Diego Comic Con, Zenescope plans to feature ten new cover variants on a number of different titles as well as convention-only exclusive products, including their new ZenBox offering.  Zenescope can be found at Booth #2301.

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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—best known for re-imagining public domain properties as horror, sci-fi, and action/adventure series. The popular Grimm Fairy Tales has spawned dozens of critically acclaimed “shared universe” series like Oz, Wonderland, Robyn Hood, and Neverland, to name a few; and their unique blend of genre mash-ups include best-selling titles such as Aliens Vs. Zombies, Coven, Inferno, and the upcoming Escape From Monster Island and Satan’s Hollow. The company continues to work with dozens of clients which include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, SYFY Channel, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios, and many others.

Mankind Will Face Extinction in July!

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Not Your Regular Zenescope Fare. 
E.V.I.L. Heroes Delivers Destruction July 2016!

HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA— As of late, Zenescope Entertainment has been rolling out a variety of titles that one might not associate with the popular publisher.  A few weeks ago Zenescope released their Aliens vs Zombies trade paperback and they are nearing completion of their Escape from Monster Island series.  Zenescope is also past the halfway point for their new urban legend horror title, Satan’s Hollow.  This week is the unveiling of Death Force, a powerful revenge tale.

July holds the most talked-about title of the lot. A new foray for the Philadelphia-based publisher, E.V.I.L. Heroes is the recounting of humankind being enslaved by Superheroes. Will mankind survive and remain strong enough to challenge their self-appointed masters? Or will we be pushed closer to extinction?

The E.V.I.L. Heroes creative team features Zenescope co-founder and writer Joe Brusha (Satan’s Hollow & Realm War), artist Eric J (Grimm Tales of Terror, Fly, & Rex Mundi), and colorist Marco Lesko (Grimm Tales of Terror & Deus Ex: Children’s Crusade).

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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—best known for re-imagining public domain properties as horror, sci-fi, and action/adventure series. The popular Grimm Fairy Tales has spawned dozens of critically acclaimed “shared universe” series like Oz, Wonderland, Robyn Hood, and Neverland, to name a few; and their unique blend of genre mash-ups include best-selling titles such as Aliens Vs. Zombies, Coven, Inferno, and the upcoming Escape From Monster Island and Satan’s Hollow. The company continues to work with dozens of clients which include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, SYFY Channel, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios, and many others.

Zenescope Hits Motor City Comic Con With Robyn Hood: I Love NY

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Zenescope Hits Motor City Comic Con With Robyn Hood: I Love NY

HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA—Zenescope Entertainment will be revealing cover art surrounding the newest adventures of the company’s badass archer, Robyn Hood, at Motor City Comic Con May 13th– May 15th, Booth #303!

Zenescope will be releasing Limited Edition Art Prints for Robyn Hood: I Love NY, which will hit shelves in June with four cover variants. In addition, at Motor City Comic Con, Zenescope will feature, US Veteran of War, bodybuilder and popular Robyn Hood cosplayer, Nora Aly.

Robyn Hood: I Love NY is an action-packed 12-issue series brought to you by this amazing creative team from Zenescope: co-founder Joe Brusha (Realm War), writer Lou Iovino (Red Agent), artist David Lorenzo Riveiro (Grimm Fairy Tales), and colorist Grostieta (Red Agent), with letters by Ghost Glyph Studios (Grimm Fairy Tales). And will feature jaw-dropping covers by Jarreau Wimberly, David Lorenzo Riveiro, David Nakayama, Mike Mahle, and much more!

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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—best known for re-imagining public domain properties as horror, sci-fi, and action/adventure series. The popular Grimm Fairy Tales has spawned dozens of critically acclaimed “shared universe” series like Oz, Wonderland, Robyn Hood, and Neverland, to name a few; and their unique blend of genre mash-ups include best-selling titles such as Aliens Vs. Zombies, Coven, Inferno, and the upcoming Escape From Monster Island and Satan’s Hollow. The company continues to work with dozens of clients which include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, SYFY Channel, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios, and many others.

What’s Next For Zenescope’s Robyn Hood?

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April 20, 2016

Contact:
John Lyons
Zenescope Entertainment
jlyons@zenescope.com
www.zenescope.com

What’s Next For Zenescope’s Robyn Hood?

HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA—After four years, long-time writer Pat Shand is finishing his run on Robyn Hood with a special issue: Robyn Hood 2016 Annual, celebrating Robyn Locksley, Marian Quin, and all of the friends and foes that have joined them on this journey. Scheduled for release in late May 2016, Larry Watts, original artist of the Robyn Hood trilogy, returns for this final tale that cuts to the core of what Robyn has gone through, what she is, and what’s next for her.

Following the Robyn Hood 2016 Annual, a new creative team consisting of:

Writer – Lou Iovino (Red Agent),
Artist – David Lorenzo Riveiro (Grimm Fairy Tales, Oz: No Place Like Home), and
Colorist – Grostieta (Red Agent, Oz, Grimm Fairy Tales)

will usher in a new chapter in the life of everyone’s favorite female archer with Robyn Hood: I Love NY #1 (to be released June 2016). And will include cover art from David Lorenzo Riveiro, Jarreau Wimberly, David Nakayama, Mike Mahle, Richard Ortiz, and many more!

In the first issue of this twelve part mini-series, Robyn is on her own for the first time in years, going back to what she knows and loves… taking cases that pay little and make her life a living hell! New villains… new adventures… and a new creative team bring you this can’t miss new series that will show Robyn as you’ve never seen her before.

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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—best known for re-imagining public domain properties as horror, sci-fi, and action/adventure series. The popular Grimm Fairy Tales has spawned dozens of critically acclaimed “shared universe” series like Oz, Wonderland, Robyn Hood, and Neverland, to name a few; and their unique blend of genre mash-ups include best-selling titles such as Aliens Vs. Zombies, Coven, Inferno, and the upcoming Escape From Monster Island and Satan’s Hollow. The company continues to work with dozens of clients which include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, SYFY Channel, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios, and many others.

 

Vengeance Takes Form In Zenescope’s Newest Series: Death Force!

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April 5, 2016

Contact:
John Lyons
Zenescope Entertainment
jlyons@zenescope.com
www.zenescope.com

Vengeance Takes Form In Zenescope’s Newest Series: Death Force!

HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA—Rick Murphy was just an ordinary cop until he stumbled onto the wrong case. Left for dead by the criminals he meant to bring to justice, he is given a second chance at life with one catch…gain the power to take revenge on the men that wronged him in exchange for his soul. Now with the Death Force power his to command he is ready for vengeance. But will the dark power at his control let him have his revenge…or consume him?

The creative team for this new series will include Zenescope President and Co-founder Joe Brusha as writer and artist Marc Rosete, who provided the original character designs for the series.

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Brusha says this title is unique from other Zenescope offerings because:
“Death Force is the first true antihero we’ve introduced into the Zenescope Universe. He’s trying to be a real hero but his power comes from an evil source, so he’s constantly battling himself; he’ll be very conflicted throughout the series.”
Your local comic shop is will be ordering copies of Death Force throughout March, so reserve your copies by contacting them with the following Diamond Order codes: MAR161929, MAR161930, MAR1619231, or MAR161932.

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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—best known for re-imagining public domain properties as horror, sci-fi, and action/adventure series. The popular Grimm Fairy Tales has spawned dozens of critically acclaimed “shared universe” series like Oz, Wonderland, Robyn Hood, and Neverland, to name a few; and their unique blend of genre mash-ups include best-selling titles such as Aliens Vs. Zombies, Coven, Inferno, and the upcoming Escape From Monster Island and Satan’s Hollow. The company continues to work with dozens of clients which include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, SYFY Channel, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios, and many others.
 

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Zenescope Entertainment Renews With ComiXology

Zenescope Entertainment, comiXology and Amazon announced today an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Zenescope’s digital comics and collections across the comiXology platform and expand the distribution of Zenescope’s library to Amazon’s Kindle Store (Zenescope comics on Kindle).

Today’s announcement sees the digital debut of Zenescope Entertainment’s entire catalog in the Kindle Store, including such hits as Return to Wonderland, Escape from Monster Island, and Grimm Tales of Terror.

“We’re so excited to continue to bring fan favorite series like Robyn Hood, Van Helsing and Grimm Fairy Tales to comiXology readers, and now to an even bigger audience on Kindle,” said Jennifer Bermel, Zenescope’s VP of Business Development & Licensing. “Working with comiXology has given us not only an amazing platform to showcase Zenescope titles but also the ability to be everywhere our fans are, domestically and worldwide. We’re thrilled for what this next step with comiXology and Kindle will mean for Zenescope.”

“At comiXology we jump at the chance to bring a wide variety of comics to as many fans as possible around the world. We’re happy that Zenescope is helping in this endeavor by renewing with us and expanding to Kindle,” said comiXology’s Senior Director of Communication, Chip Mosher. “With all the quality fantasy, sci-fi, action/adventure titles in Zenescope’s library we’re sure that Kindle readers everywhere will find something to love!”

The Kindle Store gives readers access to millions of books available on the most popular devices and platforms, including Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, iOS, Android and more.

With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic fans worldwide.

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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—best known for re-imagining public domain properties as horror, sci-fi, and action/adventure series. The popular Grimm Fairy Tales has spawned dozens of critically acclaimed “shared universe” series like Oz, Wonderland, Robyn Hood, and Neverland, to name a few; and their unique blend of genre mash-ups include best-selling titles such as Aliens Vs. Zombies, Inferno Ressurection, Escape from Monster Island, and the upcoming Hellchild and Satan’s Hollow. The company continues to work with dozens of clients which include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, SYFY Channel, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios, and many others.

About comiXology

ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.

About Amazon

Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

 

Satan’s Hollow: An All New Terrifying Tales From Zenescope Entertainment!

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January 26, 2016

Contact:
John Lyons
Zenescope Entertainment
jlyons@zenescope.com
www.zenescope.com

Satan’s Hollow: An All New Terrifying Tales From Zenescope Entertainment!

HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA—This March, Zenescope Entertainment brings you a brand new horror series that explores the decades old urban myth of Satan’s Hollow, a place that some say is a direct path to the underworld. And, twenty years later, the legend continues with a survivor’s return to the hellish town, albeit with an immensely evil companion…

Writer Joe Brusha (Realm War, Aliens Vs. Zombies) and interior artist Allan Otero (Salem’s Daughter: The Haunting) combine their talents to make up Satan’s Hollow’s creative team, with covers by: Caio Cacau, Abhiskeh Malsuni, and Pasquale Qualano.

Local comic shops are ordering Satan’s Hollow until February 29th, 2016, so those interested in reserving a copy should contact their local comic shop with the following Diamond Order codes: JAN161847, JAN161848, JAN161849, JAN161850.

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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—best known for re-imagining public domain properties as horror, sci-fi, and action/adventure series. The popular Grimm Fairy Tales has spawned dozens of critically acclaimed “shared universe” series like Oz, Wonderland, Robyn Hood, and Neverland, to name a few; and their unique blend of genre mash-ups include best-selling titles such as Aliens Vs. Zombies, Coven, Inferno, and the upcoming Escape From Monster Island and Satan’s Hollow. The company continues to work with dozens of clients which include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, SYFY Channel, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios, and many others.
 

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