Zenescope Entertainment is reporting that the #1 issue of new comic book title Alice in Wonderland has sold out through Diamond Comic Distributors. Further, the #1 issue has sold through the 19,000 initial printing on the first day of its release. At this time there are no plans to do a second printing of the book but Zenescope has made the comic book available for digital download immediately through the Comixology and Zenescope Apps and can be purchased there.
Zenescope’s Alice in Wonderland is a new mini-series featuring Alice Liddle as she journeys through the insanity-filled realm of Wonderland. Zenescope first visited the mythology of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland back in 2007 with the breakout hit Return To Wonderland. The indie comic book publisher has since released multiple mini-series that re-imagine Lewis Carroll’s classic story as a present day horror and fantasy tale.
“To sell out of a large print run this quickly is stunning.” said Zenescope Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco. “It’s a great feeling to have such a loyal and continually growing fan base that responds so well to our re-imagining of Wonderland. The good news is that there’s more of it to come.”
“We’ve been planning to tell this story for a long time and it seems that our fans have been patiently waiting for it. It’s awesome to see this kind of response”, says series writer Raven Gregory.
Zenescope’s Alice in Wonderland is being written by Raven Gregory and features interior artwork and coloring by Robert Gill and Jason Embury. This first issue features cover art by Artgerm, Ebas, and Nei Ruffino. The first issue has also been released digitally on the same day as the printed version and is available through the Zenescope and Comixology Apps.
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.
What a crazy week it was. What with all this crazy SOPA stuff, the excitement for our giveaway, Alice release just one week away and Domo stuff invading our office. The excitement is palpable.
We have returned for another look into our books, and with all the excitement around the release of Alice #1, we thought this would be a great time for you to see some of the interiors of the book. Without further ado, Alice #1 :
Cover B By Ebas
Cover C By Nei
Eric Basaldua and Nei Ruffino did an amazing job on these two covers. All of the covers are very good for Alice 1 and these are two good examples.
The interiors for Alice are just as stellar, as you can see here:
And a little bit further along in the book…
Here’s page 2, 3, 17 and 18, with Robert Gill doing the artwork and Jason Embury doing the coloring throughout the book. Robert has a real unique styling to his layouts. We are actually so excited about them, we wanted to give you an exclusive sneak peek and one of the pages from Alice #2 as well…
Jason Embury is going to have quite a bit of work to do on this one, but we can’t wait to see the finished pages. This is just another great example of the very talented Robert Gill.
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I know, I know, I’m a little late getting this post out but I don’t think you’ll blame me since I was so busy announcing the giveaway on Facebook , getting all the prizes together, taking photos of my co-workers showing of the Domo merchandise we were sent. It’s been a fun week in the office. We are really excited about what we’re releasing, but staying very busy to make sure we’re getting it all together.
No new releases to speak of this week, but we do have a little something coming next week:
- Brimstone #4
- Dream Eater Saga #5 (Neverland Crossover)
- Grimm Fairy Tales # 58
- Monster Hunters Survival Guide #3
Graphicly, and iVerse also have some new digital releases this week so check them out as well.
So there you have it. Just one more week and you will be able to get your hands on a copy of Alice in Wonderland #1. After that, we have 1000 ways to Die coming out, and in March, Jungle Book. But, that’s all in due time. Enjoy your week, and don’t forget about our Wonderland web store sale, going on until January 31st.
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So we think our fans are just awesome. We keep trying to come up with some new and exciting ways to show you guys how thankful we are to have you. So, we decided to do a major giveaway. Three lucky Facebook fans are going to get some excellent prize packages. We have three prize packages to give away and we’ll be choosing them at random. We wanted to make sure everyone who wants a chance to win knows how to enter.
How to enter:
Share this post: “We are excited to tell you that we are going to be giving away some MAJOR PRIZE PACKAGES to THREE lucky Facebook fans!!! Make sure you “Like”Zenescope Entertainment and Share this post to be eligible!!! Giveaway will commence when we hit 7000 likes!”
Who is eligible?
Everyone who has “Like”d Zenescope on Facebook and shared either the post above or any post featuring the prizes.
What can you win?
Prize Package #1 !!!
Includes: Volume 1 of the Dream Eater Saga, Tales from Wonderland, Myths & Legends, Fly, Charmed, and Monster Hunter Survival Guide!
SUPER Prize package #1 !
Includes: Zenescope Shot Glass and Pint Glass Collections, 2012 Calender, Grimm Fairy Tales Volume 1 Limited Edition Hardcover, Volume 1 of the Sinbad and Salem’s Daughter
ULTRA prize #1 !!!
Includes: CS Moore Alice statue and a copy of Alice in Wonderland #1 (Secret Exclusive Cover)
We, or course, hope to be giving these prizes away very soon. Head over to Facebook and Like us. http://www.facebook.com/zenescope.
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.
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.
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