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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Cover B by Emilio LaisoGFT90_coverB Cover C by Guiseppe CafaroGFT90_coverC Nei Ruffino made sure to feature Comikaze’s mascot, the octopus, on this cover and what a crafty fella that octopus is! This cover will be available at our booth 704 at ComiKaze on November 1st – 3rd. GFT90_coverD Comikaze Elias Chatzoudis is immensely talented and he shows it here, on one of the first Midtown Comics exclusives that Zenescope has ever done. You gotta love the King Kong reference on this one. GFT90_coverE Midtown 600

 

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!*

$100

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!*

$100

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.

Zenescope Previews: No Tomorrow #1

 

With the news just breaking that Oz #1 is our best selling #1 issue ever, we couldn’t help but get excited to bring our fans more of what they love.

It’s always excited to have a new number 1 issue come out, and we are happy to have the chance to give you a peek into the awesomeness that is… No Tomorrow!

Cover A (Mike Krome)

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Cover B (Stjepan Sejic)

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Cover C (Harvey Tolibao)

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Cover D (Pasquale Qualano)

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The covers are certainly captivating, but that is to be expected (we have some awesome cover artists).

Now it’s time for the interiors of this exciting new series. We had JG Miranda handle the pencils and Liezl Buenaventura handling the coloring. We have a 5 pages preview for you:

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So, did you pre-order No Tomorrow or will you be rushing into your local comic shop to get it before it’s gone? Well, no matter what the case, you won’t have to wait long, as No Tomorrow will be in stores on 8/28!

 

That’s all for now, but we look forward to  seeing what our fans think of this new series.

Zenescope’s OZ #1 Sells Out

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Best-selling #1 issue in company’s history

Zenescope Entertainment has announced that the #1 issue of its brand new title, Grimm Fairy Tales presents OZ, has sold out of its initial 30,000 copy print run. The publisher has ordered a second printing of the debut issue for immediate release.

Zenescope’s re-imagining of the Oz mythology was one of the top-selling titles through Diamond in July and the best-selling Oz related book of the month. Making that feat impressive is the fact that publishing giant, Marvel Comics, also released the #1 issue of its new series, The Emerald City of Oz, in July as well.

The success of Zenescope’s OZ and the company’s other best-selling titles, such as Wonderland and Grimm Fairy Tales, solidifies the ever-growing entertainment company as a top mainstay in the comic book market.

“I’m very happy that so many retailers and fans have taken a chance on this book. I hope they’re enjoying reading it as much as I am writing it.” said Zenescope President and series writer, Joe Brusha. “We’ve been planning this series for such a long time and it’s great to have a successful launch after having put so much work into it. We’re looking forward to publishing more Oz series and continuing to expand the Grimm Universe.”

Oz #1 is currently available digitally through ComiXology and can also be ordered directly on Zenescope’s website. Visit www.zenescope.com and www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information on all of Zenescope’s titles.

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.

 

 

What Should Be The Next Zenescope Monthly Series?

Written by guest blogger David Goodman

With the conclusion of Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends with issue #25, that currently leaves Zenescope with two regular series (three if you include the bimonthly Grimm Universe) for their fans to look forward to each month. And while the various limited series that they publish are more than enough to keep even the most hardcore of Zenescope fans in a comic book coma month in and month out, there is something very rewarding about following a monthly series, especially if you have the chance to read it from issue #1.

And while Zenescope hasn’t announced any plans to launch a new monthly series anytime soon, I thought that with Unleashed putting a bright spotlight on the Grimm Universe, it might be fun to see what the candidates would be for a new regular series and what you the fans thought. After all, you are the ones that ultimately decide what Zenescope publishes when you vote with your hard earned money so your input counts more than you may think.

So what Grimm Universe characters might make for an outstanding monthly series? Let’s take a look.

Robyn Hood

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This one should be fairly obvious to anyone who is a fan of Zenescope. Robyn Hood has easily been the companies biggest breakout hit since Wonderland and for good reason. In just one short 5 issue miniseries, Pat Shand created a multidimensional, fully realized character in Robyn Locksley, one that could be the subject of stories for years and years to come. Plus it helps that she embodies everything that Zenescope has come to represent in the comic book marketplace; kick ass women who can run with the big boys.

Realm Knights

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If ever there was a concept that was perfect for a regular monthly series, Realm Knights is it. I was blown away by the one-shot that came out a few months back and amazed how well a book like this worked in the Grimm Universe. Realm Knights takes the idea of the Avengers and boils it down to it’s essence, getting rid of all the extra crap and giving the reader the best of Zenescope in one book. Plus we would still get more Robyn Hood, and that’s never a bad thing.

Van Helsing

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Even though she has only just made her first appearance in the pages of Unleashed, Van Helsing has already proven quite popular with the fans (and honestly how could she not the way Jamie Tyndall draws her on those covers). Much like Robyn Hood, she fits the Zenescope mold perfectly, and with most of her backstory still an open book, there are any number of directions a monthly series could go. And if ever someone should be a member of the Realm Knights, it’s Van Helsing.

The Jungle Book

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Through two captivating miniseries, Mark L. Miller has reimagined The Jungle Book for a whole new generation and given it that special twist that makes it uniquely Zenescope. That’s no easy task, and yet when you finish Last of the Species, the second Jungle Book miniseries, you still get the feeling Miller has barely scratched the surface of the story he wants to tell. Some might say that a title like The Jungle Book works best in the miniseries format, but to me, it could be one huge, sprawling epic that could last for years.

Belinda

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Given the fact of her recent resurrection in Unleashed and apparent attempts to make right the wrongs she has committed, Belinda would make for a comic unlike any on the stands. It would be incredibly interesting to follow the character as she tries to redeem herself in the eyes of Sela and follow a new, dangerous path. Of course, we’ll have to wait until the end of Unleashed to see how things turn out for her, but I have my fingers crossed.

Oz

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Like Robyn Hood, this one should jump right out at you. The long talked about fourth realm of power has finally been revealed in Oz #1 and you can’t tell me that the whole story can be wrapped up in six issues. I could imagine a book like Oz lasting at least 200 issues if not more; the idea is that deep and complex. I for one am going to have a really hard time waiting between miniseries so why don’t you do us all a favor and just make it a monthly, huh?

Neverland

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Other than Hook appearing in the pages of Bad Girls and Realm Knights, not much has been heard from Neverland since the Dream Eater Saga and I think it’s time for that to change. Like Oz, Neverland is a rich concept that could sustain a monthly series for years. Hell, at this point I would even take a Hook monthly book; at least then we could see a peek every now and then of Neverland.

 

So what do you think? Any of those sound like something you would be willing to buy each and every month? Or maybe you have another idea? Well let us know. Sound off in the comments below and help Zenescope decide if launching a new monthly series is a good idea. They only way they’ll know is if you tell them.

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES BIG PLANS FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2013

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Zenescope Entertainment, the popular comic book publisher known for its edgy content and top-notch exclusive covers, will be once again appearing at booth #2301 just inside the C entrance of the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con International which runs July 17th-21st. Zenescope plans to give away thousands of free comics to fans while showcasing their top talent and offering limited edition convention exclusives and products throughout Comic Con.

Zenescope’s giveaways include issue #1 of the company’s new hit series, Grimm Fairy Tales presents OZ (while supplies last), as well as a variety of different comics, on an almost hourly basis during artist and creator signings (check http://blog.zenescope.com for appearances and signing times).

Meanwhile, Zenescope will dedicate Saturday, July 20th to the U.S. Armed Forces by giving away free copies of its brand new Grimm Fairy Tales: Wounded Warriors comic book while also holding signings and a Silent Auction of original cover art by talent such as Jamal Igle, Anthony Spay, Mike DeBalfo, Sean Chen, Alfredo Reyes and Billy Tucci. All silent auction proceeds will go to the Wounded Warriors Project.

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Another big draw at booth 2301 will be Zenescope’s interactive “Hit List” game where fans can sign up for free at the booth for a chance to win prizes. The game will run all 4 convention days and involves collecting pictures of other “Hit List” players on one’s smart phone; those who collect the most photos will be awarded Zenescope prize packs worth up to $75 in retail value. Stop by booth 2301 for more details and to participate.

Also on the docket for Zenescope, taking place Friday, July 19th from 12pm-1:00pm in Panel Room 4, Zenescope will debut new behind the scenes footage from its Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Pilot. Director/Producer Jon Schnepp will be joined by Producers and Grimm Fairy Tales creators, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco as they screen never- before-seen exclusive content featuring some of the voice talent involved in the project such as Lena Headey, Chris Hardwick, Briana Evigan and Robert Forster.

Lastly, Zenescope will be providing the talent to go along with many of its jaw-dropping exclusive covers available at the convention. The top-notch artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, Franchesco, Ebas, Mike Krome, Anthony Spay, Mike DeBalfo and Tyler Kirkham will be featured at Booth 2301 with appearances by not only most of these names but many others. Here’s a partial list of talent appearing at the Zenescope Booth. Please check http://blog.zenescope.com for a complete list of appearances and signing times.

Joe Brusha: Zenescope President, Writer, Creator (Grimm Fairy Tales, Neverland, Oz)
Ralph Tedesco: Zenescope Editor-in-Chief, Writer, Creator (Grimm Fairy Tales, Se7en, Hit List)
Raven Gregory: Zenescope Staff Writer (Wonderland, The Waking, Fly)

Anthony Spay: Zenescope Artist, Editor, Art Director (Wonderland, Grimm Fairy Tales)

Elias Chatzoudis: SPECIAL GUEST Artist (Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, Oz)

Jamal Igle: Artist (Superman, Grimm Fairy Tales)

Jamie Tyndall: Artist (Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, Hit List)

Tyler Kirkham: Artist, Creator: (Screwed, Green Lantern: New Guardians)

Nei Ruffino: Artist (Wonderland, Unleashed)

Franchesco!: Artist (Wonderland, Grimm Fairy Tales)

For more in depth convention coverage and plans make sure to check back here, on Facebook www.zenescope.com/facebook or Twitter @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.