ZENESCOPE CREATORS SPEAK… on Wonderland #25!

The cut-off for pre-order dates for July releases is quickly approaching, and the creative team behind Zenescope Entertainment’s WONDERLAND #25 has a message for readers and retailers!

“The past seven years have been a delicate, carefully orchestrated chess match between Wonderland’s major players.  Issue #25 is when they flip the table over and go for each other’s throats.  The game is over, and it’s time for the real war to begin.”

- Eric M. Esquivel, writer

 

“I’m better with pictures than with words, so I’d prefer to let the Queen of Spades speak for me:

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- Manuel Preitano, artist

“Fights, deaths, comebacks! Too much action on 22 regular pages of Wonderland? Well, imagine what we have in the double that! Yes, this will be WONDERLAND #25. Pre-order NOW!”

- Leonardo Paciarotti, colorist

And now, the first look at five preview pages by artist Manuel Preitano!

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Wonderland #25 is available for pre-order at your local comic book retailer now!

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Zenescope Follows Alice and Calie Down the Rabbit Hole for new Trilogy

 

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Zenescope Follows Alice and Calie Down the Rabbit Hole for new Trilogy

Feb, 2013 — Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a new Wonderland prequel mini-series entitled Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole. The new five issue series will be penned by Wonderland writer and co-creator Raven Gregory and Zenescope’s “Robyn Hood” scribe, Pat Shand.

This new series takes readers back to the original mini-series, RETURN TO WONDERLAND, which was first published in 2007.  Zenescope’s “Down the Rabbit Hole” will fill in the blanks surrounding Calie’s first journey into the realm of madness.  This time, readers will see things from other family members’ perspectives as Calie takes her first, life-altering, journey into Wonderland.

As was announced in July 2012, Zenescope’s original Wonderland trilogy was purchased by Lionsgate TV and is being produced by Smallville’s Brian Robbins to be adapted as a live-action television series.  This new mini-series will no doubt allow for additional story-lines and appease the die-hard Wonderland fans who can now delve deeper into the rich mythology that creators Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Raven Gregory have been publishing for the past six years.

Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole will be available for preorder on the March edition of Diamond Previews or for preorder through Zenescope’s official web store: http://zenescope.pinnaclecart.com.

For more information, visit Zenescope’s website at www.zenescope.com or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Zenescope.

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. Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and subsequent spinoff series such as Wonderland, Neverland and Robyn Hood, which put a dark twist on classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest-running original independent comic books on shelves today. Zenescope publishes and develops both original and licensed material and has worked with dozens of clients that include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, New Line Cinema, Mandalay Vision, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios and many others.

 

Zenescoop Previews: Alice #5

Zenescoop Previews is back with an exciting preview for Alice #5! We are always excited to show you our great books, but Alice #5 has some amazing interiors. Some of the most talented artists to have worked our Zenescope series have returned to do a interior pages in this issue.

The superstar team of artists include:

Robert Gill, Daniel Leister, Sheldon Goh, Martin Montiel, and Vic Drujiniu!

Now, let us see some of the amazing art that came from these talented artists.

Page two was handle by Vic Drujiniu, and his handling of the young Alice is as solid as anyone’s.

Here’s the series’ current artist Robert Gill handling the appearance of the Queen of Spades.

The next page we preview is from Sheldon Goh. He handles some awesome brutality on this page.

And here is a bad ass  two page spread from Daniel Leister. That army is looking quite foreboding…

We end with a page from Martin Montiel, where we see the Queen of Spades getting the attention of the other major players in Wonderland.

 

So, excited? I can’t imagine how you couldn’t be. This single issue had an all-star team for its interiors and it really shows. Writer Raven Gregory really wanted this issue to be special as we are coming up on our five year anniversary of our Wonderland series. Look for it to release in stores on April 25th!

 

So what do you think? Let us know in the comments below. We always love to get feedback from our fans.

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OUR NEW WEB SERIES “COMIC COMPANY”

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a new documentary web-series entitled “Comic Company” which will give fans a behind-the-scenes look into the goings-on at its office based in the Philadelphia area.

The web-series will consist of short weekly segments documenting day-to-day happenings at the offices of the popular indie comic book publishing house including pitch meetings, job interviews and general interactions and relationships between employees.  It could normally be assumed there is not much excitement inside the walls of a comic book publisher. Zenescope’s work environment could very well be the exception to that rule, with some of the company’s own characters, such as Red Riding Hood, Bigfoot, Mad Hatter, Alice and Calie Liddle, being employed at the office. It’s no surprise that any day at this comic company could turn out to be an extremely interesting one.

“It’s been a pretty unique experience to open our doors to a film crew.” says Zenescope co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco “We have a pretty diverse and eccentric collection of personalities here.  Most of our employees were really excited about it with maybe the exception of Bigfoot and the Hatter.  They’re both pretty private in general but all in all they were okay with being involved and I think this will be a very cool glimpse into the inner workings of an entertainment company such as ours.”

The first segment of “Comic Company” will air Wednesday, April 18th at 2pm EST on Zenescope’s Youtube channel. It will be released on a weekly basis exclusively at this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/Zenescope

 

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.  Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and subsequent spinoff series such as Escape From Wonderland, Neverland and The Piper, which put a dark twist on classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest running original independent comic books on shelves today.   Zenescope’s licensed titles include the on-going, critically acclaimed Charmed series, based off of the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based off of New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises.

 

Grimm Universe March Madness

Well, Grimm Universe March Madness was an exciting new tournament for us and it was very well received.  We just wanted to thank all of our fans for their participation in the voting and we hope you had fun.

And now, the winner of Grimm Universe March Madness is…

 

CALIE!

She even had to beat her own mother for the title, but she pulled it off. It’s great to see so much support behind the Wonderland series, especially seeing as how Alice is currently being published. Call of Wonderland is on its way next and then, what we’ve all been waiting for, the Wonderland ongoing begins this summer!

We’re pumped and we hope you are too!

Let us know what you thought of the tournament in the comments below. Did your favorite win? If not, who were you rooting for?

Would you like to see more Facebook events like this?

We felt this was a great opportunity to give fans of our comics a chance to be heard while also bringing our characters into the forefront.  Thanks again for supporting it.

Speaking of support – don’t forget to pledge to the Kickstarter - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series

If we reach 500 backers, $90K, or 8250 Facebook fans by next Tuesday, we’ll giveaway some awesome prizes to you guys, including a Sela statue and a Grimm Fairy Tales Boxed Set!

Grimm Universe March Madness FINAL FOUR

 

All the votes are in and it’s time for the results! Thank you for all of your votes! This Round had the closest contested matches! You seem to have been enjoying the voting and we are seeing a lot of people get involved.  We love it! So, here’s the results!

Check it out:

Match #1 Winner = Calie Liddle beat Tinker Belle

Match #2 Winner = Death beat Dream Eater!

Match #3 Winner = Alice Liddle beat Sela Mathers

Match #4 Winner = Cheshire Cat beat Tiger Lily

THE FINAL FOUR ARE SET!!!

CALIE

CHESHIRE CAT

ALICE

DEATH

 

We’ll update the bracket and the next round of matches will run THIS WEEKEND!!!  Voting will begin right away!

Thank you for voting and we’re really happy to see so much activity on this event. Our fans rock.

We have made a few updates to the Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series) . If you haven’t yet donated, you certainly should! Keep the support coming and we will keep adding awesome rewards.

 

 

This Week in Releases: March 21

Miss me? I’m sure you haven’t if you’ve been following all the other news coming out of our offices lately. I mean, with the Wonderland on-going series being announced, the Kickstarter  (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series) project launching and taking some time to run our own Grimm Universe March Madness , we’re busy. Sometimes too busy to blog, but we didn’t want to miss this…

This week marks the release of some awesome issues. Alice #3, Grimm Fairy Tales #69, Jungle Book #1 are now available.! Make sure to head to your store quickly to get your hands on these issues.

Print Releases

The Jungle Book Emerald City ComiCon Exclusive

You can find these books in your local comic book stores or on our web store, www.zenescope.com/comics (And through March, use the coupon code MARCHMADNESS for 25% off everything on our web store.)

  • Alice in Wonderland #3
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #69
  • The Jungle Book #1

Digital

We really appreciate everyone who is picking up our comics digitally. I find it to be a great way to have your comic collection on the go. If you haven’t yet, make sure to download the Zenescope App on your iOS devices. If you can’t find Alice #3  in stores, it is very easy to pick her up on the digital storefront.

ComiXology

Available this week:

  • Alice #3 (Same date as print)
  • Jungle Book #1 (Same date as print)
  • Grimm Myths and Legends #9
  • The Dream Eater Saga #12
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #66
Graphicly and iVerse also have some new digital releases this week so check them out as well.

So there you have it. We have quite the year ahead of us and are looking forward to the adventure. 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 ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES WONDERLAND ONGOING SERIES, MINI-SERIES TIE-IN

 

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to publish an ongoing Wonderland comic book series. The new ongoing series is scheduled for a July 2012 release with issue #1 set to debut at Comic Con International in San Diego. The series is being developed by Raven Gregory, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, the same creative team behind Zenescope’s hit mini-series such as Return to Wonderland and  Alice in Wonderland.

The Wonderland on-going series will tell the story of Alice’s now adult daughter, Calie Liddle and Calie’s teenage daughter, Violet, as they attempt to lead a normal life after the horrific events of their past.  However, Calie knows all too well that there is no such thing as a normal life once Wonderland has you.  And the realm of insanity will be coming for her and her daughter soon enough.

Zenescope will also be releasing a four issue mini-series starting in May entitled Call of Wonderland which will lead into the Wonderland on-going series and will serve as both a re-introduction to the Wonderland realm and as a jumping-on point for new readers.

“We realized that fans want more and more of this universe so creating an ongoing series following the life of a fan-favorite character like Calie made perfect sense.” said Zenescope Editor-in-chief Ralph Tedesco “The important thing was to also come up with a story that invites new readers who are looking to dive into our version of Wonderland and that’s what Call of Wonderland will provide.  This allows us to appease both hardcore fans and newcomers alike.”

Call of Wonderland will be written by Dan Wickline with the first issue now available for pre-order in the March edition of Previews.  The Wonderland ongoing will be written by Raven Gregory with issue 1 featuring cover art by superstar artist J. Scott Campbell, Greg Horn and Eric Basaldua. You can pre-order Wonderland #1 in Diamond’s May Previews.

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.  Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and subsequent spinoff series such as Escape From Wonderland, Neverland and The Piper, which put a dark twist on classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest running original independent comic books on shelves today.   Zenescope’s licensed titles include the on-going, critically acclaimed Charmed series, based off of the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based off of New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises.

Zenescope Announces Alice in Wonderland Sell-Outs and Reprint

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a second printing of Alice in Wonderland #1. The company’s newest Wonderland mini-series was released in January of 2012 and the initial printing sold through its 20,000 copy print run within the first few days of its release.

Further, the company has announced that Alice in Wonderland #2 has also sold out of its first printing within one day of its release after hitting shelves Wednesday, February 22nd.

Zenescope has decided to go to a second printing of issue #1 due to significant demand for additional copies from retailers and fans. Zenescope is hoping to have this second printing of issue #1 available for a March release. The company has not yet announced a reprint of issue #2.

“In five years of publishing various Wonderland mini-series, we’ve seen the demand for more Wonderland continue to increase.” said Zenescope EIC Ralph Tedesco. “Our loyal fan base has been at the heart of it all and we can’t express enough gratitude for their support.”

This news comes on the heels of CS Moore’s announcement for an Alice in Wonderland action figure. The figure was sculpted by industry star Clayburn Moore as Zenescope has teamed with CS Moore Studios to release a series of action figures based on Zenescope’s strong and sexy heroines from the series.

Alice in Wonderland #1 and #2 can currently be downloaded digitally using the Zenescope app for iphone and ipad and at Comxiology for ios or android users.

About Alice in Wonderland:

Decades ago, a girl named Alice was sacrificed into the insanity-filled realm of Wonderland but her terrifying and awe-inspiring experiences there have been shrouded in mystery. Now, follow Alice into the rabbit hole and see for yourself the horror that awaits her.

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. Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and subsequent spinoff series such as Escape From Wonderland, Neverland and The Piper, which put a dark twist on classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest running original independent comic books on shelves today. Zenescope’s licensed titles include the on-going, critically acclaimed Charmed series, based off of the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based off of New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises.

This Week in Releases: February 22

Happy Belated Ash Wednesday!

This week marks the release of two awesome issues. Jurassic Strike Force 5 #2 and Alice #2 are now available in stores and digitally. Make sure to head to your store quickly to get your hands on these issues, as they are both selling very well.

Print Releases

You can find these books in your local comic book stores or on our web store (www.zenescope.com/comics). We also have our Myths and Legends #12 and Alice #2 Mega Con exclusives now available!

The Mega Con exclusive cover of Alice #2 is fantastic!

 

  • Alice in Wonderland #2
  • Jurassic Strike Force 5 #2

Digital

We really appreciate everyone who is picking up our comics digitally. I find it to be a great way to have your comic collection on the go. I love collecting each issue of the comics I love and it’s nice to have them at home in my long box, safely bagged and boarded. But still being able to read the story, without worrying about ruining the copy itself,  is a big reason why I read a lot of stuff digitally. If you haven’t yet, make sure to download the Zenescope App on your iOS devices. If you can’t find Alice #2  in stores, it is very easy to pick her up on the digital storefront.

ComiXology

Available this week:

  • Alice #2 (Same date as print)
  • Jurassic Strike Force 5 #2 (Same date as print)
  • Grimm Myths and Legends #8
  • The Dream Eater Saga #9 (Grimm Fairy Tales #63)
Graphicly and iVerse also have some new digital releases this week so check them out as well.

So there you have it. We have quite the year ahead of us and are looking forward to the adventure. 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.