Zenescope Previews: GFT 95, Oz Hardcover, Tales From Oz 3, Code Red 4, & Hit List 5

Grimm Fairy Tales 95: Koschei The Deathless (Age of Darkness)

Not much is known about Koschei the Deathless and his alliance to the Dark Queen… until now! Witness Koschei’s rise to power as we journey into the past to learn about his origins and connections with the likes of Keres, Baba Yaga, and some of history’s most ruthless villains.

Grimm Fairy Tales created by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco
Story by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco
Written by Raven Gregory
Pencils by Antonio BIfulco
Colors by Pradeep Sherawat
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Paulo Siqueira/Sabine Rich
Cover B by Marat Mychaels/Sanju Nivangune
Cover C by Steven Cummings/Sanju Nivangune
Emerald City Comic Con Exclusive (Limited to 500) by Elias Chatzoudis

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OZ Hardcover

The world faces a gathering storm that threatens to drown it in darkness. The only hope to stop the coming evil rests on an unlikely hero: a Kansas farm girl named Dorothy Gale.

Unbeknownst to Dorothy, highborn blood flows through her veins and with it, the power to save Earth and the realms of power that surround it. But Dorothy must first learn to use her unharnessed abilities before the witches of Oz destroy her and everyone else that stands in their way.

Zenescope Entertainment presents another incredible tale of adventure and fantasy with this mesmerizing and epic re-imagining of a classic!

“…Writer Joe Brusha is turning the fairy tale story into a true epic on a Lord of the Rings level.” – Adventures in Poor Taste

“This is definitely not your grandmother’s Wizard of Oz.” – Front Towards Gamer

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Written by Joe Brusha
Pencils by Rolando Di Sessa and Miguel Mendonca
Inks by Glauber Matos
Colors by Grostieta
Letters by Jim Campbell and Corey Breen
Edited by Anthony Spay
Production Design by Christopher Cote
Cover by Artgerm

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Tales From Oz 3 of 3 (Final Issue)

The Witches of Oz rule with power and fear. Even their allies are not safe from their wrath if they step out of line. And the punishment for those who betray them is severe as one of their most trusted advisors is about to find out… Even the most timid of men can be transformed into the scariest of creatures.

Story by Joe Brusha
Written by Shane McKenzie
Pencils by David Acosta and Luca Erbetta
Colors by Andrea Dota (Mad5)
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Anthony Spay

Good Dog Part 3: Featuring Toto Backup Story
Story by Joe Brusha and Jeff Massey
Written by Jeff Massey
Pencils by Vincenzo Federici
Colors by Dante Strada
Letters by Renato Guerra
Edited by Anthony Spay

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Cover A by Renato Rei/Stephen Schaffer
Cover B by Marat Mychaels/Sanju Nivangune
Cover C by Pasquale Qualano/Alessia Nocera
Emerald City Comic Con Exclusive (Limited to 500) by Jamie Tyndall/Ula Mos

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Code Red 4 of 5 (Age of Darkness)

The Realm Knights training facility is overrun by orcs operating under the orders of the Dark Horde. Armed with modern weaponry and a demonic parasite that is able to jump from body to body at will, the Horde kills everyone in the facility except Agent Red, who’s aided by Robyn and a team of HiboCorp agents. Though the orcs have escaped, Red and the Hibocorp agents follow them and prepare an assault.

Story by Joe Brusha, Pat Shand, and Ralph Tedesco
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Vincenzo Riccardi
Colors by Roland Pilcz
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Harvey Tolibao/Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Ale Garza/Luis Guerrero
Cover C by Andrea Errico
Wizard World Sacramento Exclusive (Limited to 350) by Michael Dooney/Ula Mos
Zenescope Exclusive (Limited to 500) by Elias Chatzoudis

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Hit List 5 of 5 (Final Issue)

Cody and Bale must make a difficult decision about the unhinged Rian as Will and Dominic are tasked with finishing the job that they started. But is the neo-nazi gang, Brown House, a step ahead of them this time around?

Written by Ralph Tedesco
Pencils by Sami Kivela
Colors by Bryan Valenza and Stephen Schaffer
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Ralph Tedesco and Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Vincenzo Cucca/Sanju Nivangune
Cover B by Drew Edward Johnson/Wes Hartman
Cover C by Harvey Tolibao/Ivan Nunes
Retailer Incentive Cover (Limited to 350) by Elias Chatzoudis

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Grimm Fairy Tales 95 (Age of Darkness), Oz Hardcover, Tales From Oz 3 of 3, Code Red 4 of 5 (Age of Darkness), and Hit List 5 of 5 on sale Wednesday (3/5/14) on shop.zenescope.com

Zenescope Previews: Tales From Oz 2, Grimm Fairy Tales 94, Wonderland Asylum 2, & Wonderland Through the Looking Glass Trade

Tales From Oz 2: Cowardly Lion

The Kavari were a race of proud and noble warriors… but not all the Kavari dreamed of a life in battle. Journey back into the history of Oz to witness the story of Thorne, the so-called “cowardly” lion and brother of the courageous and mighty Thane.

Story by Joe Brusha
Written by Meredith Finch
Pencils by Miguel Mendonca
Colors by Maxflan Araujo
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Anthony Spay

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Cover A by Marat Mychaels/Colors by Sanju Nivangune
Cover B by Stjepan Sejic
Cover C by Harvey Tolibao/Colors by Ivan Nunes
London Super Con Exclusive (Limited to 500) by Elias Chatzoudis

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Grimm Fairy Tales 94 (Age of Darkness)

More and more Highborns seem to be appearing on Earth every day… and most of them are disappearing just as fast. Wherever they’re going and whatever is happening to them is being swept under the rug by the government and its special branch named HiboCorp that “deals with” these powerful beings.  As Sela investigates the disappearance of one of her students, she uncovers a sinister plot that goes deeper than she ever could have imagined.

Story by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco
Written by Dan Wickline
Artwork by Salvador Velazquez
Colors by Erick Arciniega
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Renato Rei/Colors by Stephen Schaffer
Cover B by Steven Cummings/Colors by Ylenia Di Napoli
Cover C by Vincenzo Cucca/Colors by David Ocampo
Wizard New Orleans Exclusive (Limited 350 copies) by Franchesco!/Colors by Sabine Rich
Wizard New Orleans Exclusive (Limited to 75 copies) by Franchesco!

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Wonderland: Asylum 2

Separated from her mother, Violet Liddle journeys through Wonderland with the ferocious Dark Cheshire hot on her trail. Little does she know that she is about to uncover a dark secret that will rock the foundations of Wonderland and the Liddle family. Enter… the VOID!

Story by Pat Shand and Raven Gregory
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Tony Brescini and Elmer Cantada
Colors by Fran Gamboa/Flats by J.C. Ruiz
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Talent Caldwell
Cover B by Mike Lilly/Colors by Sanju Nivangune
Cover C by Ale Garza/Colors by Luis Guerrero

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Wonderland Through the Looking Glass Trade Paperback

Zenescope Entertainment’s epic, fantasy-horror series continues with a brand new mind-bending installment.

The Liddle family has never been normal. Even before Alice would meet her future husband, Lewis, her mind was haunted by secrets of her dark past. Alice tried to live a normal life and raise a family with two beautiful children, Calie and Johnny. But it was only a matter of time before Alice’s past caught up with her. Upon learning that the nightmarish realm of Wonderland has been targeting her family through her mind, Alice sacrificed herself, finally ending the nightmare… Or so she thought.

After her mother’s suicide and the murder of her father at her brother’s hands, Calie Liddle sacrificed her brother, Johnny, to the realm of Wonderland. Now, Johnny – alone and scared – is trapped in the hellish landscape. What will become of him and what will become of the Liddle bloodline?

“Run out and pick up this mini-series.” –Comic Monsters
“Stellar” –Unleash the Fanboy

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Story by Joe  Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Pat Shand, and Raven Gregory
Written by Pat Shand and Raven Gregory
Artwork by Alessandro Miracolo, Claudio Avella, Vincenzo Riccardi, and Joel Ojeda
Colors by Ben Sawyer
Edited by Ralph Tedesco and Nicole Glade
Art Direction by Anthony Spay
Trade Design by Christopher Cote
Cover by Vincenzo Cucca/Colors by Sean Ellery

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Tales From Oz 2: Cowardly Lion, Grimm Fairy Tales 94 (Age of Darkness), Wonderland: Asylum 2, and Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass Trade Paperback on sale Wednesday (2/19/14) on shop.zenescope.com

Zenescope Previews: Oz 6, Ascension 1, & Code Red 3

Oz 6 of 6 (Final Issue)

The fate of all the realms of power hangs in the balance as Dorothy battles the Witches of Oz for control of the powerful Veridian Scepter. Don’t miss the shocking conclusion to the first of many OZ series from Zenescope Entertainment!

Story and Written by Joe Brusha
Pencils by Rolando Di Sessa
Inks by Glauber Matos
Colors by Grostieta
Letters by Corey Breen
Edited by Anthony Spay

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Cover A by Ken Lashley/Colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Cover B by Richard Ortiz/Colors by Sean Ellery
Cover C by Carlos Gomez/Colors by Sanju Nivangune

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Ascension 1 of 5

In the beginning, there were the Keepers: five god-like entities, devoted to protecting the Earth and the realms that surround it. Their leader, the Maker, created a son known only as the Being. But that son was not pure of heart and grew into a threat. His own father made a difficult decision to imprison him in a place of evil, the Shadowlands.

But centuries later, the Being found a way to open the gates of the Shadowlands, in turn unleashing unimaginable monstrosities upon Earth. Once free, the Being found his father, murdered him, and vowed to become humanity’s new god. This is his story.

Story by Pat Shand, Raven Gregory, and Joe Brusha
Written by Pat Shand
Pencils by Butch Mapa
Colors by 3martstudio
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Abhishek Malsuni/Colors by Shashank Mishra
Cover B by Richard Ortiz/Colors bySimon Gough
Cover C by Eric J/Colors by Oracle
Cover D by Giuseppe Cafaro/Colors by Ruben Curto

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Code Red 3 of 5 (Age of Darkness)

Disregarding her orders, Red charges into face the Dark Horde on her own. However, a simple mission quickly turns to a fight for her life when Red finds herself hopelessly outgunned. Can Red survive when the Horde rises anew, or will she fall in their shadow? Find out in this game-changing issue!

Story by Joe Brusha, Pat Shand, and Raven Gregory
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Joel Ojeda and Vincenzo Riccardi
Colors by Roland Pilcz
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Jamal Igle/Colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Cover B by Steven Cummings/Colors by Stephen Schaffer
Cover C by Martin Abel
Cover D by Marat Mychaels/Colors by Sanju Nivangune
Amazing Arizona Exclusive (Limited to 500 copies) by Jamie Tyndall/Colors by Ula Mos

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Oz 6, Ascension 1, and Code Red 3 (Age of Darkness) on sale Wednesday 2/5/14 on shop.zenescope.com 

 

Zenescope Previews: Grimm Fairy Tales 92, Quest 2, & OZ 5

Grimm Fairy Tales 92

This issue of Grimm Fairy Tales is dedicated to the late Jeffrey Babbit.

Sela has faced many challenges in her time as Guardian of the Nexus, but none have prepared her for the upcoming trial that the Dark Horde has in store for her. As Grimm Fairy Tales closes in on issue 100, anything can happen!

Story by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco
Written by Joe Brusha
Artwork by Salvador Velazquez
Colors by Erick Arciniega
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Renato Rei/Colors by Stephen Schaffer
Cover B by Marat Mychaels/Colors by Vinicius Andrade
Cover C by Pasquale Qualano/Colors by Mirka Andolfo
New Year’s Exclusive (Limited to 500) by Franchesco!
New Year’s Exclusive (Limited to 250) by Franchesco!

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Quest 2 (Age of Darkness)

With guidance from the goddess Druanna (known to many as Mother Earth), Blake, Bolder, and Aisling continue their quest to save the Realm! However, their old lives begin to catch up with them in the form of ghosts from their past…

Story by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, and Pat Shand
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Adam Cleveland
Colors by Francesca Zambon
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Jamie Tyndall/Colors by Sabine Rich
Cover B by Alfredo Reyes/Colors by Sanju Nivangune
Cover C by Emilio Laiso/Colors by Ylenia Di Napoli
Black Diamond Exclusive (Limited to 350 copies) by Mike Krome/Colors by Ula Mos
Black Diamond Exclusive (Limited to 100 copies) by Mike Krome

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Oz 5

As the first Oz miniseries races towards its conclusion, Dorothy finally arrives at the Emerald City where she finds the final piece of the Veridian scepter. But the Wicked Witch of the West and her army are not far behind, and she plans to destroy the city on her path to conquer Oz.

Story and Written by Joe Brusha
Pencils by Rolando Di Sessa
Inks by Glauber Matos
Colors by Grostieta
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Anthony Spay

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Cover A by Ken Lashley/Colors by Romulo Fajardo
Cover B by Alfredo Reyes/Colors by Vinicius Andrade
Cover C by Nei Ruffino
Cover D by Ale Garza/Colors by Sanju Nivangune
Retailer Exclusive Cover (Limited to 500 copies) by Ale Garza/Colors by Luis Guerrero

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Grimm Fairy Tales 92, Grimm Fairy Tales presents Quest 2 (Age of Darkness), and Grimm Fairy Tales presents Oz 5 on sale Tuesday (12/31/13) on shop.zenescope.com

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.

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

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’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.