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 #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!*

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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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Zenescope Has Grimm Plans for NYCC

NYCC IconZenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for New York Comic Con 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City from October 10th through the 13th.  The company will be appearing at booth #1565 promoting its newest comic books series such as OZ, HIT LIST and NO TOMORROW as well as staple titles such as WONDERLAND and ROBYN HOOD while also continuing the countdown to the landmark 100th issue of the company’s flagship hit title, GRIMM FAIRY TALES.

Zenescope will also debut several limited edition convention exclusive covers with artwork by Mike DeBalfo, Anthony Spay, Jamie Tyndall, Elias Chatzoudis, Mike Krome and Tyler Kirkham. Aside from Zenescope exclusives and merchandise, free creator signings and comic book giveaways will be part of the company’s plans all weekend long.

Appearing and signing at booth #1565 will be writers/creators Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, and Pat Shand as well as artists Elias Chatzoudis, Jamie Tyndall, Anthony Spay, Paolo Pantalena, Jimbo Salgado, Tyler Kirkham and many others.

Most signings will include free giveaways so check www.facebook.com/zenescope for updated signing and giveaway schedules.

Zenescope’s will also be holding the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated panel on Thursday October 10th at 7:30pm in panel room 1A14. The panel will feature Grimm Fairy Tales creators and pilot producers, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco as they screen the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot episode directed by Jon Schnepp with bonus behind the scenes footage of actors Lena Headey, Robert Forster, Chris Hardwick and Brianna Evigan.

Fans local to New York City will be able to get in on the fun even if they are not at the convention. Zenescope will be having a “Wonderland Night” at St. Marks Comics in the village on Saturday night October 12th from 8pm – 10pm. Writers Raven Gregory and Pat Shand will be on hand to chat with fans about the Wonderland series, as well as sign copies of the series available for purchase at the store. There will be free comics given away to those who attend the signing.

Lastly, Zenescope will be holding portfolio reviews Friday and Saturday from Noon – 2:00pm at the booth 1565. Please bring samples of your work to show and to drop off.

For more information about the exclusives, signing schedule, or anything else regarding Zenescope’s plans at New York Comic Con, be sure to check the official Zenescope blog, or follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed.

We will be unveiling the exclusives and the signing schedule over the next few days.

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.

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 its HIT LIST

 

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Zenescope Entertainment will be publishing a new original action-thriller comic book series entitled HIT LIST. Zenescope co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco (Grimm Fairy Tales, Salem’s Daughter), will be penning the series which is a slight departure from the mostly supernatural and horror fare Tedesco has co-created with writing partner and Zenescope President, Joe Brusha.

Hit List is a series about an underground crew of professional killers funded by a wealthy entrepreneur. In the first series arc, the collection of assassins attempts to methodically take out members of a dangerous white supremacist gang that deals in human trafficking.

“The story follows an ensemble of very different characters who happen to be paid killers. What if there was someone rich and ballsy enough to put together such a crew because idealistically he wants to make the world safer? I thought it would be fun to explore what could happen and, more importantly, what could go wrong.” says Tedesco “The story is very fast-paced and the action is in-your-face violent. There’s very little downtime in this series which will be a blast for readers.”

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Hit List #1 Cover A by Jamie Tyndall

Zenescope will also be making Hit List a point of interest during San Diego Comic Con next month with a fun “Hit List” campaign that will allow convention-goers a chance to win prizes at Zenescope Booth 2301 while participating in an interactive experience taking place on the convention floor throughout Comic Con weekend.

The first issue of Hit List is available for pre-order in the July 2013 edition of Diamond Previews and will be released both in print and digitally this September. The series will also offer special Retailer Incentive Exclusive covers for issues #1 through #5 illustrated by star pinup artist, Elias Chatzoudis. These limited edition exclusives will feature Zenescope’s popular “Grimm Fairy Tales” characters as assassins. For more information on these limited covers contact Zenescope’s sales department at DaveF@zenescope.com.

For more information on Hit List, visit www.zenescope.com or follow their updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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 Wonderland, Neverland and Robyn Hood, 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 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.

Grimm Fairy Tales Flashback: Grimm Fairy Tales #63

Written by guest blogger David Goodman

Fairy Tale Flashback is where we take a look into the truly massive archive of Zenescope Entertainment, pick a back issue from the comic book long boxes 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.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #63 was an important book for a number of reasons, some obvious, some less so. First of all, the issue was part 9 in the 12 part Dream Eater Saga, Zenescope’s first ever summer event crossover. The story followed the characters of the Grimm Universe as they worked to defeat the Dream Eater, a nightmare that was out to destroy every Highborn and Falseblood in the Four Realms, including Earth.

It featured a story starring Sela, star of Grimm Fairy Tales and Belinda, a character I guess you could call her arch-nemesis. The two were forced to work together to escape the Sea Witch and continue their quest to find a way to stop the Dream Eater. It’s a stand out issue in the crossover that features some of Raven Gregory’s strongest writing of the event and detailed, dynamic artwork by Randy Valiente.

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GFT #63 shows us a Sela who has had enough of the backstabbing, lying Belinda and a Belinda that has begun to realize that maybe some of her choices in her life weren’t the best. Gregory put a new dynamic on the relationship, a new twist that played out over the course of the issue and The Dream Eater Saga as a whole and culminated in the finale. Now with Belinda back and apparently having a role to play in Unleashed, it should be interesting to see where the two women go from here and if they can build on what started in that pivotal chapter of the Dream Eater Saga.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #63 is available as part of volume 2 of The Dream Eater Saga as well as on Comixology and in the back issue bins of better comic shops everywhere.

Zenescope Previews: GFT Demons The Unseen #1

In case you missed it, We have quite the event going on with Unleashed! So far we’ve seen Vampires and Werewolves, but now there are Demons!

Here’s a preview of Demons #1!

The covers were done by Anthony Spay (Part of the connecting image you can get bet collecting all the tie-in #1′s) and Harvey Tolibao. Interiors were handled by Jason Johnson and Eduardo Garcia, with colors by Ben Sawyer.

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More monsters are here, and boy do they look awesome!

Until next time…

Zenescope Reveals Plans/Exclusives For Wizard World Philadelphia

 

May, 2013 – Zenescope Entertainment is proud to announce its plans for Wizard World Philadelphia 2013. The company will be exhibiting at the convention at Booth #417 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center all weekend long as well as sponsoring the after-party at the Fieldhouse on Saturday June 1st.

Zenescope will have several limited edition exclusives available for sale at its booth, including covers by artists Eric “EBAS” Basaldua, Elias Chatzoudis, Tyler Kirkham and Anthony Spay. Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, Zenescope co-founders and writers/creators will be signing at booth #417 throughout the weekend along with Raven Gregory, Anthony Spay, Pat Shand and Tyler Kirkham.  Director Jon Schnepp and artist Mike Capprotti will also be stopping by the booth for appearances.

The highlight of the convention will be the Philadelphia premiere of the pilot episode of Grimm Fairy Tales Animated. The screening has been packing the house since its debut at C2E2 in April and will be shown FREE (on a first come basis) at the “Grimm Fairy Tales Animated” screening held on Saturday, June 1st from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Room 108 of the convention center. The screening will be hosted by Zenescope co-founders and producers Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and director/ producer Jon Schnepp. The pilot features the voices of Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, The Devil’s Carnival, Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) and character designs by top artists such as Alex Pardee, Eric Powell and Bill Sienkiewicz. The panel will also feature never seen before behind the scenes footage of the making of the pilot!

Zenescope Entertainment will also be bringing their creators together for the “Hollywood and Comics” panel, which will be held in room 108 on Friday, May 31st from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Jon Schnepp will be on hand to talk about what studios are looking for as well as share the news on what titles of theirs are being developed as TV and film properties.

As mentioned,  Zenescope will also be sponsoring the Wizard World party Saturday, June 1st at the Field House at 1150 Filbert St  Philadelphia, PA 19107 . Be sure to stop be the party to chat with members of Zenescope’s creative team.

Here are the exclusives we will have available at the booth (Booth #417):

Grimm Fairy Tales Realm Knights One-Shot Cover D (Cover by Anthony Spay – Limited to 750 – $14.99)

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Screwed #1 Cover C (Cover by Tyler Kirkham – Limited to 500 – $14.99)

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Grimm Fairy Tales #84 Cover C (Cover by Chatzoudis – Limited to 500 – $14.99)

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Grimm Fairy Tales #84 Cover D (Cover by Chatzoudis – Limited to 250 – $24.99)

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GFT Unleashed #1 Cover D (Cover by Eric “Ebas” Basaldua – Limited to 500 – $14.99)

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GFT Unleashed #1 Cover E (Cover by Eric “Ebas” Basaldua – Limited to 150)

;)-You’ll have to see it at the show – Booth 417!

 For more information about our attendance at Wizard World Philly, and all of the Zenescope titles, visit www.zenescope.com or follow their updates on Facebook and Twitter.