Zenescope Previews: Warlord of Oz #4 and Godstorm Hercules Payne #5

Warlord of Oz #4
The Labour of Ages

Thora’s plan continues to come together as her slaves finally uncover the tomb of the arch witch Zamora. Thorne, Adraste, and the Scarecrow barely survive their encounter with the Warlord. Meanwhile, high in the mountains above the lost city, Dorothy faces a new enemy who may permanently end her second trip to Oz.

Story: Joe Brusha and Jeff Massey
Writer: Jeff Massey
Artwork: Miguel Mendonca
Colors: Grostieta
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade

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Cover A : Mike Lilly and David Ocampo
Cover B : Richard Ortiz and Simon Gough
Cover C : Jose Luis and Vinicius Andrade

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Godstorm Hercules Payne #5 (Final Issue)
The Watcher

Now armed with the power of the Gods, Andre Payne sets out on a mission of redemption. But will his quest to do good in a city that wants him dead help redeem him, or get him in a deeper mess? Gangsters and Gods collide in this climatic issue of Hercules!

Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Pat Shand
Writers: Chuck Brown and Pat Shand
Artwork: AC Osorio
Colors: Omi Remalante Jr.
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade

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Cover A : Paolo Pantalena and Ross Campbell
Cover B : Eric J and Alessia Nocera
Cover C : Vincenzo Cucca and Ylenia Di Napoli

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Warlord of Oz #4 and Godstorm Hercules Payne #5 go on sale Wednesday (8/27/14) at http://shop.zenescope.com

Zenescope Previews – Hercules Payne 4 & Helsing 4 of 4

Godstorm: Hercules Payne 4 of 5
Bow Down

Now armed with the power of the Gods, Andre Payne sets out on a mission of redemption. But will his quest to do good in a city that wants him dead help redeem him, or get him in a deeper mess? Gangsters and Gods collide in this climatic issue of Hercules!

Story – Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Pat Shand
Writers – Chuck Brown, Pat Shand
Artwork – AC Osorio
Colors – Omi Remalante Jr
Letters – Jim Campbell
Editor – Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Paolo Pantalena/ Ross Campbell
Cover B by Eric J/ Stephen Schaffer
Cover C by Alfredo Reyes/ Wes Hartman
Cover D by AC Osorio/ David Ocampo

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Helsing 4 of 4 (Final Issue)
Home

After being Led on a cross-continental journey by her father’s oldest foe, Helsing has reached her destination…Transylvania. However, the horrors of what waits for her are far deeper than she can possibly imagine. Nothing is what it seems and, when all is revealed, Helsing’s life will be changed forever.

Writer – Pat Shand
Artwork – Tony Brescini, Andres Esparza
Colors – Fran Gamboa, J.C. Ruiz
Letters – Jim Campbell
Editor – Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Mike S. Miller/ Mohan Sivakami
Cover B by Johnny Desjardins/ Simon Gough
Cover C by Jamie Tyndall/ Ula Mos

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Godstorm: Hercules Payne 4 of 5 and Helsing 4 of 4 on sale Wednesday (7/23/14) at http://shop.zenescope.com

The Zenescope Unleashed Primer

 

 

 

 

 

*This article was written by a guest blogger

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So you walked into your local comic shop and saw that Zenescope had launched their latest event, Unleashed. The art looked pretty sweet, so you picked up the first couple issues, read them and was blown away. “This Unleashed book is awesome!” you think to yourself. “I’m gonna pick up more of these Grimm Universe books.”

And then you see shelf after shelf of trade paperbacks on the shelf. Thirteen volumes (and counting) of Grimm Fairy Tales. More book with Wonderland in the title than you can count. Neverland. Sinbad. Myths & Legends. It’s too much and you feel a trickle of blood run down your nose. Minutes later you end up on the floor, mumbling to yourself that you just didn’t know where to start and you end up eating lime jell-o for the rest of your life.

Now, no one wants that, especially the fine folks here at Zenescope.

Which is why I have put together this little primer, a cheat sheet if you will, to help you navigate through this new universe you have discovered. Once we’re through, you will have a solid foundation on where to start in the Grimm Universe, a reading order you can follow to help you get caught up, and you will be all set for what is to come in Unleashed. Because, believe me, you do not want to miss it.

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The Dream Eater Saga volume 1 & 2

By Raven Gregory

A horror called The Dream Eater has been unleashed on the Grimm Universe and it will take the combined might of all it’s heroes to stop the terror before it’s too late. But can Sela, Belinda, Baba Yaga and the rest put aside their differences long enough to stop him? Or will this be the end for Grimm Universe as we know it?

The Dream Eater Saga was the first Zenescope crossover and it was a big one. Not only did it gather together all the various characters of the Grimm Universe in one book, but it also shook that universe to it’s foundations. The effects can still be felt today and there is no better way to learn all about the Grimm Universe than reading these two amazing volumes.

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Godstorm

By Pat Shand and Jason Johnson

The Gods of old have been living among us, biding their time, waiting for the right moment to reveal themselves and make their return. The God of Beauty has decided that she has waited long enough and has begun to recruit other Gods to her side, putting a plan in motion to enslave mankind. Can she be stopped? And what role will Zeus and his son play in the drama?

If you have read Unleashed, than you already know that the Greek Gods are going to play a big role in the events that are to come. But it all started in Godstorm, a miniseries that flew under the radar when it came out, but ended up having HUGE consequences for the Grimm Universe. And it includes the first appearance of The Being (the main bad guy from Unleashed), so what more do you need to know?

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Myths & Legends volume 5

By various

Baba Yaga has finally assembled all the pieces of the Sunstone so she cal unleash Helios, the mad Highborn, upon the world. Sela has gathered a group of false-bloods together, including Red Riding Hood, Samantha and more, to try and stop her. But even if they do, can anyone stop Helios, who is bent on watching the world burn?

Myths & Legends volume 5 collects the final issues of the Grimm Fairy Tales spin-off and it went out with a real bang. This is epic level story-telling and wall to wall action starring all the important players in the Grimm Universe. Once you finish it you will have a great feeling for the tone and style of the books Zenescope publishes.

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Bad Girls

By Joey Esposito

Baba Yaga. The Goblin Queen. Venus. The Queen of Spades. Alicia, the Mistress of Limbo.

Five of the most powerful, evil women in the Grimm Universe have joined forces to gain control of the Nexus with a plan to use an ancient artifact to unleash the Flesh Reavers and destroy all of humanity. Sela, Samantha, Hook and Red Riding Hood are hopelessly outmatched, out numbered and outgunned.

Sometimes it pays to be a Bad Girl.

Another of Zenescope’s “everything and the kitchen sink” event comics, Bad Girls is a great, action packed read that could have been an event all on it’s own. Both it and Myths & Legends vol. 5 did a lot to show the different relationships between the characters and foreshadow events that are happening right now. Plus, it’s just a really great comic.

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Grimm Fairy Tales vol. 13

By various

After the events of Grimm Fairy Tales #75, Sela is lost, alone, and without hope. So when the authorities throw her in jail, she does nothing to stop them thinking that it’s what she deserves. But when inmates start dying horribly at the hands of a mysterious entity, she is forced to try and stop them and maybe, begin the long road to redemption in the process.

Sela is the undisputed star of the Grimm Universe and has been since day one, of that there is no question. So if this is all new to you, there is no better place to go if you want to learn all about Sela and what motivates her. It’s been said that Sela kicks more ass in one comic than Wonder Woman and Batgirl combined. This is the book to read if you want to find out why.

And there you have it; five books that are the perfect place to start if you are new to the Grimm Universe. So once you finish the opening chapters of Unleashed, head back to your local comic shop for another does of Grimm Fairy Tales.

Because no one wants to see you eating lime jell-o when there are so many other things you could be doing.

Zenescoop Previews: Godstorm #4

Another week, another exciting finally to a popular mini-series. Godstorm #4 is on store shelves today and we are giving our fans a peek at the panels. Written by Pat Shand, art by Jason Johnson, and colors by Ben Sawyer, this book introduces The Being and give you a glimpse of just how powerful he really is.

We hope you pick up your copy of this book at your local comic book shop or on our official web store: http://zenescope.pinnaclecart.com/new-this-week/

 

Let us know in the comments below what you think of this issue, and what previews you want to see next!

 

Zenescope Releases

Grimm Universe #1 (released 10/10/12)

Written By: Pat Shand

This new bi-monthly series features characters from the Grimm Universe in never before told stories. Issue #1 ties directly into the 2012 annual and the Grimm Angel One-Shot. As the Flesh Reavers descend on the people of earth an unlikely alliance forms between a trio of Highborns who have only recently discovered their powers. In order to save the humans they defend…and themselves…they’ll have to master their powers in the heat of a life or death battle without any margin for error.

 

Godstorm #1

Written By: Pat Shand

A brand new series straight from the Grimm Fairy Tales Universe. The Highborn Gods of old have been biding their time, waiting for the right point in human evolution to make their return. Some have waited with nothing but good intentions and the desire to help the people of earth. But not all the deities from the past have such altruistic plans. One fallen god has set her sights on a much loftier and more sinister goal…the enslavement of all mankind.

Sleepy Hollow #1

Written By: Dan Wickline

n the small town of Tarry Town, New York the story of the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow has become something of Myth and Legend.  A legend that is about to become all too real.  When a prank goes deadly wrong those responsible will learn the truth behind the legend as the Headless Horseman returns to exact a horrifying revenge that none will ever forget.  From the writer of Salem’s Daughter: The haunting comes a tale of horror and terror that will leave you on the edge of your seats.  Hold on to your hats…and your head.

Also, the Alice in Wonderland Hardcover is now available! Check one of the most successful  mini-series in the company’s history!

 

Upcoming Releases for 10/24/12

 

Irresistible #4

Written By: Raven Gregory

Allen learns from the gypsy who cursed him the means by which he can remove the spell but the price he must pay in order to do so may prove to be too much to bare.  A price that will have to be paid in blood by the one person Allen loves more than any other.  The one person who is immune to Allen’s amazing powers.  His ex-girlfriend.  The conclusion to the supernatural thriller that reinvents the classic Love spell story by the company that does it best.

Written By: Raven Gregory

Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Halloween Special

The annual horror event of the Grimm universe returns here with five brand new tales of terror that will shake you to your very core.  When a group of teens visit a deserted cornfield in search of good time they will find that fear has a face and terror has a brand new name.  Enter The Sinister Scarecrow! Plus two other all new short stories in this can’t miss issue that has become a Halloween tradition.

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Written by: Mark L Miller

Sela finds herself at her lowest point yet when her actions find her locked in solitary confinement. With nowhere to turn but within Sela must reflect on the events that have brought her to this horrible place and uncover the mystery of the true identity of the highborn hiding within the shadows of the prison walls itself.

From the writer of the smash hit Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book!

 

Grimm Myths and Legends #21

Written by: Troy Brownfield

Hank is captured by the sinister force that dwells within the witches den leaving Gina to fend for herself against an age old evil intent on devouring their very souls.  But little does the entity know of the incredible powers at Gina’s disposal that could save or destroy them all.  The final chapter to the epic Hansel and Gretal story arc.  Featuring two incredible homage covers as Zenescope celebrates its seven year anniversary.

 

Grimm Fairy Tales Giant Size 2012

Written By: Pat Shand

The CANNOT miss Grimm Fairy Tale book for the year is here!  In the land of Myst Blake The White Knight and Boulder the Dwarf have begun their journey to reform the council of the realms on an epic adventure that will take them to the farthest reaches of Wonderland, Myst, Neverland and OZ itself but as they search for those who will replace the previous members the Dark One’s most loyal general Orcus is also searching for an item of incredible power to resurrect his long murdered Queen and when these two forces collide the face of the the Grimm universe will change forever.  The EVENT book of the year that sets the stage for the future of the Grimm Universe and the realms of power with an ending you have to see to believe!!!  Featuring the return of a character that will have every Zenescope fan talking!

 

New York Comic Con Plans and Exclusives

It is time to reveal our plans for NYCC:

Zenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for New York Comic Con 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City from October 11th through the 14th.  The company will be appearing at booth # 1657 and will have on hand the most products and content it ever has in the 7 years Zenescope has been attending the east coast’s largest Comic Con.

Brand new issues debuting at the booth will be the Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Halloween Edition, the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Comic and the Grimm Fairy Tales Giant Sized 2012.

Zenescope will also have 12 limited edition New York Comic Con Exclusive Covers available from artists such as EBAS, Anthony Spay, Jamie Tyndall, Elias Chatzoudis and many more!  Many artists are going to be available to sign at different times throughout the weekend.

Other Zenescope merchandise will include Wonderland Board Games, Action Figures, T-shirts, Art Prints and all the latest Trade Paperbacks, Graphic Novels and Exclusives fans are looking for!

Meanwhile the Zenescope booth has FREE signings and FREE Giveaways all weekend long.  Some of the creators appearing at booth 1657 include writers Raven Gregory, Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha and Patrick Shand; artists include Anthony Spay, Jamie Tyndall, Elias Chatzoudis and more.

There will be more special appearances from Grimm Fairy Tales Animated director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Venture Bros.) and Grimm Fairy Tales animated actress Briana Evigan (The Devil’s Carnival, Sorority Row).

Also appearing will be Cosplay queen Jessica Nigri and of course the gorgeous Zenescope Booth Babes! See below for is a complete list of Exclusives and Appearances.

The biggest news of the weekend is the premiere of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Pilot which was fan-funded through Kickstarter and produced by Zenescope, Titmouse and Schneppzone.  The pilot will make its much-anticipated debut on the evening of October 13th with a screening party and fairy tale-themed burlesque show performed by Ink & Paint Burlesque. The event is being held at Times Scare in New York City on Saturday, October 13th, with doors opening at 9:30pm.

Limited tickets for the event will be available for sale at the Zenescope booth or online athttps://www.zenescope.com/comics/51-grimm-fairy-tales-the-animated-series/issues/427

Lastly, there will be a Zenescope panel that will premiere a first look sneak peek at Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot. The panel will feature director Jon Schnepp, Grimm Fairy Tales writers and creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and actress Brianna Evigan. It will be Friday, from 7:45pm – 8:45pm in panel room 1A14.

If you are an aspiring artist looking to become a member of the Zenescope creative team, they will be doing portfolio reviews on Friday through Sunday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the booth (1657). Please bring examples of your work, including sequentials, penciled pages, pin-up. The company is also actively seeking colorists so colorists are welcome.

Here are the exclusives for New York Comic Con 2012:

GFT Animated Briana Evigan Photo cover (Limited to 350)
$25*

Actress Briana Evigan will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday from 5-6 pm

GFT Giant Sized 2012 (Limited to 500)
$20*

There will be an ultra-limited variant of this cover available at the booth.

GFT Halloween Edition 2012 (Limited to 500)
$20*

*The cover artist Anthony Spay will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday.

GFT 78 (Limited to 500)
$20*

There will be an ultra-limited variant of this cover available at the booth.

GML 21 (Limited to 350 (Left)$25) and GML 21 (Limited to 750 (Right)$15)

*The cover artist Elias Chatzoudis will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday , from 1 – 2 pm and again from 4-5 pm.

Godstorm 1 (Limited to 750)
$15*

*The cover artist Elias Chatzoudis and writer Pat Shand will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday , from 1 – 2 pm and again from 4-5 pm.

Robyn Hood #1 (Limited to 500)
$20*

*The cover artist Jamie Tyndall will be signing this issue at the Zenescope booth Friday, from 2:30 – 3:30pm (booth 1657) for the Robyn Hood launch signing.

Wonderland 3 (Limited to 750)
$15

Here is the list of New York Comic Con exclusives we will have available at the booth (Booth #1657) Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #1, Grimm Fairy Tales #78, Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Halloween Edition, Wonderland #3, Grimm Fairy Tales Myths and Legends #21, Godstorm #1, and Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series One-Shot. 

Appearing and signing at the Zenescope booth #1657 during the show: Briana Evigan, Jon Schnepp, Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, Patrick Shand, Jessica Nigri, Elias Chatzoudis, Jamie Tyndall, Anthony Spay, Mark L Miller, Joey Esposito, Jesse Wichmann.

Most signings will include giveaways so check www.facebook.com/zenescope for updated signing schedules. Here is the planned schedule:

Thursday (3pm – 9pm) (Preview Day)

5:00pm – Jesse Wichmann

Friday (10am -7pm)

11:00am – Anthony Spay

12:00pm – Raven Gregory

1:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis

2:30pm- 3:30pm – Robyn Hood Launch Signing! –  Writer Pat Shand, Cover Artist Jamie Tyndall, Cosplayer Jessica Nigri

4:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

5:00pm – Briana Evigan

Saturday (10am -7pm)

11:00am – Joey Esposito, Raven Gregory

12:00pm – Mark L. Miller, Raven Gregory

1:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

2:00 to 2:30pm – Amin Amat

2:30 -3:30pm – Jessica Nigri

2:00 to 4:00pm – Raven Gregory

4:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

5:00pm – Briana Evigan, Jon Schnepp

Sunday (10am -5pm

11:00am – Raven Gregory

12:00pm – Pat Shand

1:00pm – Jesse Wichmann

2:00pm – Anthony Spay