Zenescope Previews: Quest #1, Through the Looking Glass #3, & Down The Rabbit Hole Trade

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Quest 1 of 5 (Age of Darkness)

For centuries, it was assumed that fairy tales and fables were fictional stories passed down from generation to generation. However, that is not entirely true. Beings from four different realms linked to Earth do in fact exist. These realms are known as Myst, Neverland, Wonderland, and Oz. Those born of these powerful realms are known as “Highborns” and those with both human and highborn blood are known as “Falsebloods.” Each has some form of supernatural ability that sets them far apart from moral men. While many of these beings are good, there are many others who have evil inside of them.

A rogue princess named Aisling teams up with Blake, a fallen Wonderland knight, and Bolder, a dwarf banished from his home, in order to protect the realm of Myst from the dark shadows of its past. Journey with this ragtag team of disgraced warriors as they fight for redemption in a world that has forgotten them. This is their story.

Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Sergio Osuna and David T. Cabrera
Colors by Francesca Zambon
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Anthony Spay and Bill Farmer

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Cover B by Emilio Laiso and Ylenia Di Napoli

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Cover C by Giuseppe Cafaro and Ruben Curto

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Wizard World Austin Exclusive Cover, Limited to 500 copies, Artwork by Johnny Desjardins and Ivan Nunes

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Wizard World Austin Exclusive Cover, Limited to 250 copies, Artwork by Johnny Desjardins and Ivan Nunes

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Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass 3 of 5

Johnny’s descent into madness begins! Death comes for Johnny Liddle! You’ve seen her true power in Zenescope’s No Tomorrow, so prepare for the world of Wonderland to get even more terrifying as Keres, the goddess of death, lures Johnny and Adina to her castle. Will they escape Death’s clutches, or is their fate already written in stone?

Written by Raven Gregory and Pat Shand
Artwork by Vincenzo Riccardi
Colors by Ben Sawyer
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Abhishek Malsuni and Shashank Mishra

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Cover B by Ivan Nunes

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Cover C by Vincenzo Cucca and Sean Ellery

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Wonderland: Down The Rabbit Hole Trade Paperback

What happens when a lost little girl grows up in a world full of madness to become a woman with a family of her own? What happens when that world wants much more from her than her sanity?

Struggling with a now shattered psyche, Alice Liddle must prevent the evil of Wonderland from slipping into this world and infecting those closest to her. But that is much easier said than done as Wonderland’s reach is more powerful than she could have ever imagined.

Forget everything you thought you knew about Zenescope’s twisted version of Wonderland and see just how deep the rabbit hole truly goes!

“This comic book is loaded with that familiar psychedelic insanity that Wonderland literature has been known for… My advice would be to go get yourself a copy.” –Comicmonsters.com

“An excellent comic that does exactly what it sets out to do. Highly Recommended.” –Unleashthefanboy.com

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Written by Raven Gregory and Pat Shand
Cover by Anthony Spay and Sanju Nivangune
Artwork by Gregbo Watson, Yusuf Idris, and Vincenzo Federici
Colors by Francesca Zambon, Jason Embury, Mike Stefan, and Stephen Schaffer
Letters by Jim Campbell

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Quest 1, Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass #3, and Wonderland: Down The Rabbit Hole Trade Paperback are currently available for purchase on shop.zenescope.com

Enter the Age of Darkness

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November, 2013 — Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a new event that will become part of the long running hit comic book series, Grimm Fairy Tales. The event is called Age of Darkness and will involve most of Zenescope’s Grimm Universe spinoff series as well as its flagship title, Grimm Fairy Tales as it approaches its landmark 100th issue, due out July 2014.

“Everything we’ve ever done in the Grimm Fairy Tales has led up to this event and the Grimm Universe will be forever changed by this,” states Zenescope President, Joe Brusha. “We’re thrilled that this series has lasted so long and we’re even more excited to see it evolve into something bigger now with the Age of Darkness event.”

Age of Darkness will first hit the Grimm Universe starting in two spinoff titles: Quest and Code Red. But 2014 will get more intense as the Age of Darkness descends upon multiple Grimm Fairy Tales series including Robyn Hood, Neverland, Inferno and Wonderland: Clash of Queens.

“We’re definitely going to shock some fans as we lead up to #100,” says Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco. “But Age of Darkness is not being done simply for shock value, we want this ride that our fans have taken with us for the past eight years to really pay off.”

Upcoming Age of Darkenss titles are currently available for pre-order in Diamond Previews, which is out now. Check back on the Zenescope blog, http://blog.zenescope.com/ and follow Zenescope on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zenescope and on Twitter @Zenescope for updates.

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 Oz, Wonderland, Neverland and Robyn Hood, which re-imagine 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, Mandalay Vision, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios and many others.

Zenescoop Weekend Reading: The Unleashed Event!

 

We have been putting so many new comics out and we thought you may have missed out on some, so we are going to start featuring a few of our trade paperbacks in a new feature: Weekend Reading. This will help us keep you informed on the newest titles and stories, while also giving you something to do each and every week. Cool, right?

If you’re an avid Zenescope reader, and you have already read our suggested titles, why not pull them back out as a refresher!

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Zenescoop Previews: Grimm Fairy Tales #91

 

Zenescoop Previews returns and it’s time to return to the flagship of Zenescope: Grimm Fairy Tales! We are in striking distance to Grimm Fairy Tales #100, and so the countdown begins! Let’s take  a look at the covers:

Cover A by Pasquale Qualano

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Cover B by Emilio Laiso

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Cover C by Vincenzo Cucca

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The Extra Life Exclusive! Limited to 500 copies

Cover D by Talent Caldwell

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And now for the interiors…

We have a strong team on Grimm, including interior artist Jacob Bear, colorist Erick Arciniega, letters by Jim Campbell and written By Troy Brownfield.

Synopses:

The Countdown to 100 begins! Still reeling from the events of last issue Sela struggles to cope with the revelation that the man she thought she loved is a Highborn villain. Confronting him only makes matters worse and she is torn and confused on whether she should fight him or join him on his mission to cure humanity of its penchant for greed and violence. Let’s take a look inside:

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There is more to see in Grimm Fairy Tales! Be sure to check it out when it hit stores November 13th. Head over to https://www.facebook.com/zenescope to keep up with everything we’re up to.

 

See you again soon!

Zenescoop Previews: OZ #4

 

It is time for the next preview from the Zenescoop series and we’re tackling OZ!

Check out issues #4, which will be hitting stores shelves next week!

Cover A (Ken Lashley)

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Cover B (Mike Capprotti)

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Cover C (Richard Ortiz)

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Cover D (Paolo Pantalena)

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Cover E (Ale Garza)

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Cover F Comikaze Exclusive (Jamie Tyndall)

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And now, time for a look inside so you can catch a glimpse of the story of OZ #4. The interiors are handles by penciller Rolando di Sessa and Miguel Mendonca, colorist Grostieta, and inker Glauber Matos . A very talented team as you can see, and with  story by Joe Brusha, this one is a series not to miss.

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There is much more to see in this issue. Be sure to check it out when it hit stores November 13th. Head over to https://www.facebook.com/zenescope to keep up with everything we’re up to.

See you again soon!

Zenescope at ComiKaze

Zenescope will be making a stop this weekend in Los Angeles, CA!

ComiKaze attendees will be able to visit us at booth #704, where there will be several members of the team there throughout the weekend. Zenescope has made  exclusives specifically for ComiKaze which will be available at the booth. There will be a number of recent releases available at the booth as well, including the Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus, and the Art of Zenescope Volume 1 Art Book to name a few.

Booth Signings

Zenescope is happy to have both of the Zenescope founders attending Comikaze this year. Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco will be at the show and, when available, signing books at the Zenescope booth. Signings for Ralph Tedesco will be at the booth on Saturday at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Be sure to stop by booth to get your books signed!

Exclusives

Zenescope will have exclusives available for purchase at our booth #704:

Oz #4 Cover F – Limited to 350

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$25.00

Cover by Jamie Tyndall

Grimm Fairy Tales #90 – Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Nei Ruffino

GFT Realm Knights #3 - Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Anthony Spay

Bonus Exclusive!

Grimm Fairy Tales #91 – Limited to 500 (Extra-Life Exclusive!)

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Cover by Talent Caldwell

With new exclusives being released, Ralph signing at booth , and a ton of products available for purchase at the booth, Zenescope fans should have an enjoyable ComiKaze. Press are invited to the booth to chat with Ralph about the company’s titles like the new series Hit List, and our plans for 2014.

Zenescoop Previews: Grimm Fairy Tales #90

Zenescoop Previews is back after a bit of a hiatus with the next issue of Grimm Fairy Tales. We have been very busy with the convention schedule, but now that the season is winding to a close, we will have more and more time to show off these awesome titles to you here on the blog.

Cover A by Pasquale Qualano

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Our fans are very familiar with our awesome covers, but the real point of the Zenescoop Previews is to give you guys an opportunity to see what’s inside our books. Here are the first four pages for Grimm Fairy Tales #90. GFT90_page GFT90_page2 GFT90_page3 GFT90_page4

Grimm Fairy Tales is on its way to the biggest milestone our company has ever reached, issue #100.  Written by Troy Brownfield, and with interior pencils by Ricardo Osnaya, this issue is kicking off the countdown to 100!

Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook and  follow us on Twitter to share your thoughts on our comics. Until next time, this has been the latest Zenescoop Preview!

Be sure to post in the comments below to let us know which titles you would like to see previews for, and we will be sure to work on posts for them!

Zenescope’s New York Comic Con 2013 Exclusives

Here are our exclusives for this year’s New York Comic Con. Come Get them at booth 1565!

Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Halloween Edition Cover D – (750) -Chatzoudis

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Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Halloween Edition Cover E – (250) -Chatzoudis

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Grimm Fairy Tales #89 Cover D (750) – Krome

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Grimm Fairy Tales #89 Cover E (350) – Krome

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Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Giant-Sized (Unleashed part 6) Cover E – (500) – Chatzoudis

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Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Giant-Sized (Unleashed part 6) Cover F – (100) – Chatzoudis

*See this at the show!*

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Hit List #1 Cover F – (500) – Spay

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Hit List #1 Cover G – (500) – Sketch cover

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Oz #3 Cover E – (500) – Tyndall

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Screwed #5 Cover D – (500) – Kirkham

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Screwed #5 Cover E – (250) – Kirkham

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Wonderland #15 Cover E – (750) – DeBalfo

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Wonderland #15 Cover F – (100) – DeBalfo

*See this at the show!*

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Zenescoop Previews: Realm Knights #2

 

Zenescoop Previews is back with a this week’s new release: GFT Realm Knights #2!

Writer Pat Shand has been looking forward to this title as it is a return to many of the characters he knows and loves, especially Robyn Hood and Red Riding Hood. Let’s take a look at the covers:

Cover A is by Pasquale Qualano

 

 

 

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Cover B is by Emilio Laiso

 

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Cover C is by Anthony Spay

 

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In a recent blog post,  we talked about how Realm Knights is an excellent entry point for new readers. It has a lot to do with how many of our Grimm Fairy Tales characters are featured in this book. Check out what’s happening in issue #2 of GFT Realm Knights:

 

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The interior artwork was handled by Butch Mapa, with colors by Rohvel Yumul and lettering by Jim Campbell. Excited to read more? Well, this title, as well as all our new releases are available on our web store: shop.zenescope.com.

We hope you enjoyed this quick look at the book, and until next time, thank you for reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realm Knights: The Perfect Way To Introduce A Friend To Zenescope

 *blog written by guest writer David Goodman

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Over the last few years, Zenescope has gone from publishing a single anthology-style title in Grimm Fairy Tales to an entire universe of books that fall under the Grimm Universe umbrella, including Unleashed, Wonderland, Robyn Hood and now Oz and No Tomorrow.

The result is that it can be quite intimidating for a new reader to jump in and be able to understand who’s who and what’s what in Zenescope’s ever expanding universe of characters and titles. Add on the fact that most of Zenescope’s books feature female leads and don’t fit into the standard superhero mold, and it becomes even more difficult to convince a Marvel or DC fan to give the Grimm Universe a shot.

Enter Pat Shand and Realm Knights.

If ever there has been a book that was designed and written to be a new reader friendly gateway to the world of Zenescope, this is it. Why? Well, let me tell you…

It’s the Best Characters of the Grimm Universe in One Place

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Sela, Hook, Red Riding Hood, Van Helsing and Robyn Hood. If ever there was an all-star cast for a Zenescope comic, this is it. You get all the best and brightest characters of the Grimm Universe in one book and thanks to Shand, a crystal clear picture of who they are and what they are like. It’s like Zenescope’s own version of Grant Morrison’s JLA, just with more women (thankfully).

It’s Fun

When you read most of Zenescope’s titles, they are not what I would call “happy fun-time” kinds of comics. Bad things usually happen to good people and nothing is as simple as black or white, like most superhero fare. It’s part of what makes Zenescope stand apart from the pack and makes their books so appealing.

But sometimes you just want to read a comic that will put a smile on your face and you will have a great time reading. Realm Knights is that book. It’s page after page of high adventure, nonstop ass-kicking and great character interaction. While I wouldn’t call it a kid friendly book, I would call Realm Knights a departure for Zenescope in style and tone, and one that I welcome with open arms.

It’s New Reader Friendly

Don’t know a Highborn from a Falseblood? Don’t really care how many Realms of Power there are? No problem. Realm Knights gives you all the information you need on the first page with the rest explained throughout the story. Shand has done an amazing job simplifying and boiling the Grimm Universe down to it’s essence so that if Realm Knights is your first Zenescope comic, you get all the information you need between it’s two covers to know what the Grimm Universe is like.

It Will Appeal to Fans of Superheroes

Have a friend who loves the Avengers or Justice League? Someone who won’t give Zenescope a chance because he thinks they’re all just scantily clad girls and supernatural elements?

Give them a copy of Realm Knights and watch it change their mind.

Realm Knights is the most superhero-ish comic I’ve ever seen Zenescope publish and it works surprisingly well. A team put together by the US government to deal with threats from evil Highborns and Falsebloods, the premise is like something straight out of an Avengers spinoff title. It’s a book that relies less on the history and plot lines of the Grimm Universe and more on the characters themselves, which is the secret to any decent superhero team-up title.

It Takes Place Post-Unleashed

For those that have been living under a rock for the last few months, Unleashed is Zenescope’s big summer event that brings vampires, zombies and the like back to the Grimm Universe and leaves Earth a very different place. It’s a mammoth event, and one that would intimidate any new reader (unless you read my Unleashed primer, in which case you would be all set) and cause them to steer away.

Realm Knights picks up after Unleashed, so all the information you need to know is on page one and you get a look at what the Grimm Universe is like after the events of the miniseries. No muss, no fuss.

So, do you need yet another reason to check out Realm Knights? How about this: the bottom line is that it’s a great comic that might just be my favorite Zenescope book published to date. An awesome story combined with great art making for one amazing comic.

Buy yourself a copy and get one for a friend. They’ll thank you for it.