Grimm Fairy Tale Flashback: Myths & Legends #25

by Dave Goodman

Grimm Fairy Tale Flashback is where we take a look into the truly massive archive of Zenescope Entertainment, pick a back issue and tell you why you should seek it out and read it. Think of us as your own personal highlight reel showing you the best of Zenescope over the years.

 If you are a regular reader of Zenescope’s Grimm Universe (and what self-respecting comic book fan wouldn’t be?) then you have probably noticed a subtle shift in the storytelling in their books over the last year or so. What began as a handful of titles with just the most tenuous of ties has become a tightly knit, single epic storyline being told with Grimm Fairy Tales at the center and various miniseries and one-shots spinning out from there. It has resulted in a more cohesive universe that is a lot of fun to follow and a blast to read each month.

And if we were to look back, we would see that this new style had it’s beginnings in the pages of Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends, specifically the final issue, #25.

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Launched in 2011 as a companion title to Grimm Fairy Tales, Myths & Legends promised to revisit some of the characters from the time when Zenescope’s flagship book was an anthology style comic, telling a different story with each couple of issues. Arcs centered on Red Riding Hood, The Beast, the Little Mermaid and so forth.

But in truth, we soon discovered that there was a plan in place to tie all these disparate characters into one massive storyline, The Summoning, which closed out Myths & Legends over the series final four issues.

And it did not disappoint for spectacle or drama. The Summoning was filled with action, character development and the world changing, widescreen type of consequences that are normally reserved for summer crossover events and the like. Issue #25 in particular was quite a game changer, introducing the powerful Helios to the Grimm Universe and revealing the fact that the US Government was aware of Highborns and Falsebloods and what they planned to do to “handle” the situation.

In many ways, the final issue of Myths & Legends paved the way for what came next, including Unleashed, Realm Knights, the Age of Darkness, the forthcoming Grimm Fairy Tales #100 and the ominously titles Realm War maxi-series launching in July. Myths & Legends #25 completely changed the tone of the Grimm Universe, showing readers that Zenescope was not afraid to shake things up and that they had no interest in maintaining the status quo.

If you haven’t read The Summoning yet, I highly recommend you do. The entire arc is available on Comixology as well as in the pages of the fifth Myths & Legends trade paperback.

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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.

 

This Week in Releases: February 15th

Today marks the release of The Library #4. Unfortunately, that’s all for this week. We hope you enjoy it. We do, however, have a digital sale on ComiXology for half off our Grimm Universe books until February 16th.

Print Releases

You can find this book in your local comic book stores or on our web store (www.zenescope.com/comics)

  • The Library #4

Digital

We really love the support we’re getting on digital sales. Our fans are awesome. If you haven’t yet, make sure to download the Zenescope App on your iOS devices. Alice may not be available in stores much, but it is very easy to pick her up on the digital storefront.

ComiXology

 

Available this week:

  • Grimm Fairy Tales: The Dream Eater Saga #8
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #62
  • Brimstone #6
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.

 

This Week in Releases: February 1st

 

It is unseasonably warm outside, which was the perfect excuse for us to go out and play some basketball. I am nearly the worst player on earth, but it was fun  to be outside. Sometimes you need to take your mind off of work. Then, after “b-ball lunch”, we rolled back into the office and started powering through these comics. We are really excited about what we’re releasing, and you should be too. Today marks the release of the first ongoing series under our Silver Dragon Books imprint, entitled Jurassic Strike Force 5.

Print Releases

  • Jurassic Strike Force 5 #1
  • Charmed #18 (Enjoy Charmed fans!)
  • Brimstone #7 (The thrilling conclusion!)

Digital

We had a great week last week digitally, thanks to all your Alice fans. Alice may not be available in stores very easily, but it is very easy to pick her up on the digital storefront. Now, we continue our digital release calender with more Grimm, Theater, Tales from Wonderland and, of course, The Dream Eater Saga!

ComiXology

Available this week:

  • Grimm Fairy Tales: The Dream Eater Saga #6 (Salem’s Daughter Crossover)
  • Theater 4
  • Grimm Fairy Tales # 60
  • Tales From Wonderland: Red Rose
Also now available:
  • Grim Fairy Tales: Alice in Wonderland #1
  • Brimstone #5
  • Grimm Fairy Tales: Sinbad #3
  • Grimm Fairy Tales # 59
  • Monster Hunters Survival Guide #4
In case you didn’t know, Alice #1 has sold out through Diamond and our web store, but some can be found at your local comic book stores. It has also sold very well digitally, breaking into the top 50 best sellers on ComiXology.

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.

 

This Week in Releases: January 18

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. 

Print Releases

No new releases to speak of this week, but we do have a little something coming next week:She's on her way to stores.

Digital

ComiXology

  • 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.

You can also Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

This Week in Releases: January 11

 

Happy Comic Book Day!

 

Yet another great day for all of us comic lovers. Wednesdays used to just be another weekday for me until I joined Zenescope. Now, it’s a weekly unveiling of comic book awesomeness. It is a significant improvement to say the least. So, what to we have in store for you this week? Well, when it comes to what’s available in stores, we don’t have any new releases. I did, however, want to make sure to remind you of some recent released Zenescope exclusives.

 Salem’s Daughter: The Haunting #4 Cover C

Here is a very nice, western themed, cover done by Eric Basaldua (Ebas) . The cover is limited to 500 copies and is $14.99. You can order it from our online store. 

 

 

  The Theater #4 Cover C

The Theater also got an exclusive cover, this one of a sexy lady about to have an unexpected visitor at an inopportune time. The cover is done by Ale Garza and Nei Ruffino. The cover is limited to 500 copies and is $14.99. You can order it from our online store. 

Otherwise, no new releases for this week. We do, however, have a ver

Digital

ComiXology

  • Grimm Fairy Tales #56
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #57
  • Grimm Fairy Tales: Dream Eater Saga #4
  • Salem’s Daughter The Haunting #3
  • The Theater #3
Check Graphicly  and iVerse for what is now available on their digital store fronts as well.
Enjoy reading what’s new and remember to keep an eye here for what’s coming out soon as we do have some very exciting new releases coming in the next few weeks…

 

 

Zenescope In the News

We have the first week of 2012 releases under our belt and we have had quite a few sites talking about us. We love to hear what people think about what we’re doing and that is why “Zenescope in the News” is one of the mainstay weekly posts on our blog. In case you missed it, here’s the news that you may have missed.

Comixology had a 3-day sale on all of our Wonderland series in anticipation of the release of Alice #1. The digital sale was a great opportunity for fans who haven’t collected any or all of our Wonderland books.

USA Today’s First Look at Jungle Book

Broken Frontier’s Alice #1 Preview 

Behind the Scenes on our Alice Action Figure

Diamond Releases the top 100 Graphic Novels for December (Dream Eater Saga is #52!)

Geekadelphia’s Dream Eater Saga Giveaway 

All Things Fun talking about releases this week

Reviews

We are posting our own reviews in the Zenescoop Previews blog posts, as well as letting you know about new releases and exclusive covers! Be sure to check back here often!
Finally, If you haven’t yet,
Thanks for reading and don’t hesitate to share links to any other sites that may have been talking about us. We can miss things. The internet is a vast ocean.

 

 

 

This Week in Releases: January 4

Happy New Year Everyone!

It is 2012. That, for me is hard to believe. 2012 is actually an important year for a number of reasons (not including the Aztec calender thing).

Why? here is a short list:

  • 2012 is a leap year (An upcoming Happy Birthday for all you Febuary 29thers out there.)
  • 2012 is an Olympic year (and there in London)
  • In 2012,  we will elect a president
  • The 90′s were 13 years ago (how time flies)

Anyways, Happy Comic Book Day! We have a handful of new releases to hit stores today. Here’s what you can find on store shelves or on our online store:

  • Salem’s Daughter The Haunting #4
  • Myths and Legends #11
  • Charmed #17
  • The Theater #4

Digital

ComiXology

  • Charmed #17
  • Dream Eater Saga #3 (Myths and Legends Crossover)
  • Grimm Fairy Tales # 54
  • Grimm Fairy Tales # 55
  • Grimm Fairy Tales: Sinbad #2

Also , Don’t forget to pick up the Wonderland series, now on sale on ComiXology for $0.99 each. But Hurry! The sale ends tomorrow!

Graphicly

  • coming soon…

iVerse

  • coming soon…

So there you have it. We have quite the year ahead of us and are looking forward to the adventure. We hope you pick up what’s available and please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think. Our new year’s resolution is to stay better connected to our audience and this blog is just one of the many ways to stay in touch with you guys. You can also Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

SALE ALERT: Wonderland Books on Sale on ComiXology

Well, it isn’t every day that you find a great deal on the comics you love. Actually, now that the holidays are behind us, that “crazy sale” time is over. So, we thought it would be a great time for a sale on our books. It’s 2012, and for Zenescope, the beginning of 2012 = Alice.

And where there’s Alice there’s a trip to Wonderland. Our Wonderland is very different from the classic children’s tale though. We figured anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to read our Wonderland series should pick them up. Starting today and ending Thursday, all of our Wonderland series books are on sale on ComiXology for only $0.99!!!

Click Here to go to the ComiXology store

Wonderland has been one of the most successful series for us, and our upcoming story of Alice’s adventure is going to be well worth the wait. Alice #1 will be out on store shelves this January so catch up on all the happenings in Wonderland now.

Remember, we always want to know what you think about our books, so if you read our stories, make sure to rate them in the ComiXology store. This is a great way to share your opinions with other comic book readers like yourself and let the world know what you think.

Are you a big fan of Zenescope? Then you should definitely download out Zenescope app on your iOS device. This app with house all of your digital Zenescope comics, as well as update with all of our new digital releases available through comiXology. You should also Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter. These social media sites allow us to connect with you, the fan, on a more personal and more consistent basis. We also like to do giveaways occasionally so you definitely want to keep and eye out there for a chance to win free stuff from us.

This Week in Releases: December 28

We don’t have any new releases in store to announce this week, but there are a few titles you should be excited about for next week.

The titles coming to comic book stores next week (as well as our web store):

  • Salem’s Daughter The Haunting #4
  • Myths and Legends #11
  • Charmed #17
  • The Theater #4

Though there’s nothing new in stores, we do have new comics being released to the digital storefronts. Here is what’s now available:

Digital

ComiXology

  • Dream Eater Saga #2
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #53
  • Grimm Fairy Tales presents The Library #3

Graphicly

  • Charmed #17

iVerse

  • Charmed #12
  • Charmed #13
  • Charmed #14
  • Escape from Wonderland #0
  • Escape from Wonderland #1
  • Escape from Wonderland #2
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #33
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #34
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #35
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #36
  • Sinbad #7
  • Sinbad #8
  • Sinbad #9

So there you have it. We have been very busy cranking out news and there is more to come, so stay tuned to the blog for the latest.