Zenescope Previews: Wonderland 19, Through the Looking Glass 5, BAR Maid 1, & Realm Knights Trade

Wonderland 19

Calie and Violet have located the mythic Ebony Blade, the weapon responsible for ending the terrible reign of the Jabberwocky, and for once it seems the odds are in their favor.  But don’t expect their luck to last long as they come face to face with the new Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat in a battle that will shake the foundations of the Wonderland universe.

Story by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Raven Gregory
Written by Pat Shand and Raven Gregory
Artwork by J. G. Miranda
Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Ken Lashely/Colors by Alessia Nocera
Cover B by Talent Caldwell/Colors by Stephen Schaffer
Cover C by Paolo Pantalena/Colors by David Curiel

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Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass 5

The Queen of Spades, The Jabberwocky, and Keres all have been leading Johnny toward his eventual destiny as the Mad Hatter. Will Johnny Liddle be able to escape his prophesized future, or will he embrace his dark fate? The saga of Johnny Liddle concludes here!

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

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Cover A by Eric J/Colors by Stephen Schaffer
Cover B by Ivan Nunes
Cover C by Felipe Massafera

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B.A.R. Maid 1

In 1932, the Japanese invaded Chinese Manchuria, creating a puppet state for the Japanese Imperial Army. While a Chinese army was established in alliance with the invaders, there were rebel forces living among them as well. This is their story.

Created by Clayburn Moore
Story by Joe Brusha and Clayburn Moore
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Jacob Bear
Colors by Jose Exposito
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Billy Tucci/Colors by Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Anthony Spay/Colors by Ula Mos
Cover C by Pasquale Qualano/Colors by Ylenia Di Napoli
Cover D by Franchesco!
Retailer Exclusive (Limited to 500 copies) by Franchesco!

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Realm Knights Trade Paperback

Sela Mathers, Robyn Hood, Red Riding Hood,Nathan Cross, Van Helsing, and Neptune are individually some of the most powerful falseblood and highborn beings in the Grimm Universe… together, they are the Realm Knights. When Cronus, the Titan that fathered Zeus, wages war on Earth, it falls to the government’s newly formed Realm Knights to save the world. But can these heroes who are each used to working alone hash out their differences in time to come together and stop an ancient threat? Gods and fairy tales collide in Zenescope’s newest high-octane, action-packed adventure series!

Story by Joe Brusha and Pat Shand
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Butch Mapa, Noah Salonga, and Wagner Souza
Colors by Kevin Volo, Rohvel Yumul, and Jeff Balke
Letters by Jim Campbell
Art Direction by Anthony Spay
Trade Design by Christopher Cote and Stephen Schaffer
Edited by Ralph Tedesco
Assistant Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover by Anthony Spay/Colors by Romulo Fajardo, Jr.

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Wonderland 19, Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass 5,  B.A.R. Maid 1, and Realm Knights Trade Paperback on sale Wednesday (1/8/14) on shop.zenescope.com

Zenescope Previews: GFT 2013 Holiday Edition, Wonderland 18, Hit List 3, Realm Knights 4, Neverland TPB, & GFT Different Seasons Vol. 3 TPB

Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Holiday Edition

Sela Mathers, Robyn Locksley, Liesel Van Helsing, and Britney Waters have gathered together to celebrate the holidays, but what will they do when the evil Christmas spirit, Krampus, comes to claim the life of one of their own? Zenescope is back with another irreverent Christmas special to bring out the horror in your holiday!

Story by Ralph Tedesco and Pat Shand
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Larry Watts, Gerard Conte, Tony Brescini, Gregbo Watson, Yusuf Idris,
and Vincenzo Federici
Colors by Jeff Balke, 3martsudio, Fran Gamboa, Omi Remalante, and Roland Pilcz
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Alfredo Reyes/Colors by Stephen Schaffer

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Cover B by Steven Cummings/Colors by Vinicius Andrade

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Cover C by Joe Pekar/Colors by Ula Mos

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Zenescope Exclusive (Limited to 500 copies) by Elias Chatzoudis

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Wonderland #18

Calie and Violet may finally have the upper hand in the fight against Wonderland as each begins accessing their newfound powers. But the Dark Cheshire and the new Mad Hatter don’t plan on making things easy for them.

Created by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Raven Gregory
Written by Raven Gregory
Artwork by Vincenzo Federici
Colors by Mike Stefan
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Franchesco!/Colors by Sabine Rich

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Cover B by Eric J/Colors by Vinicius Andrade

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Cover C by Nei Ruffino

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Cover D by Carlos Granda/Colors by Bill Farmer

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Hit List #3

The hit list grows as more members of the Brown House Bishops fall to a mysterious crew of assassins. But a monkey wrench is thrown into the mix as Rian continues to play with fire.

Story and Written by Ralph Tedesco
Artwork by Sami Kivela
Colors by Bryan Valenza
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Ralph Tedesco and Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Harvey Tolibao/Colors by Ivan Nunes

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Cover B by Jamal Igle/Colors by Simon Gough

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Cover C by Drew Edward Johnson/Colors by Wes Hartman

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Cover D by Tommy Patterson/Colors by Oracle

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Retailer Incentive Cover (Limited to 350 copies) by Elias Chatzoudis

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Realm Knights #4

The high-octane conclusion to the greatest Grimm Fairy Tales team-up of all time! The lines are drawn as Cronus and his army of Hydra have taken control of Mount Olympus. The world’s only hope rests on the shoulders of the Realm Knights, who have been divided and conquered! Can these fairy tales and gods live up to their legend, or will they be snuffed out by the King of Titans?

Story by Joe Brusha and Pat Shand
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Butch Mapa
Colors by Rohvel Yumul
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Harvey Tolibao/Colors by Ivan Nunes

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Cover B by Michael Dooney/Colors by Stephen Schaffer

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Connecting Cover C by Anthony Spay/Colors by Sanju Nivangune

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Gatefold Cover D by Anthony Spay/Colors by Sanju Nivangune

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Neverland Trade Paperback

The sinister Pan has finally found his key to immortality. By feeding off of the souls of children he steals in the night, Pan remains forever young and possesses a power unmatched within the realm he rules… Neverland. Once a magical paradise, Pan reshaped Neverland into the ultimate nightmare for any child unlucky enough to end up there. In fact, only one child has ever been able to escape from Pan’s world, and it cost him the life of his little brother as well as his right hand. Now an adult, Nathan Cross, the one they call “Hook,” may be the only person who can put a stop to Pan’s evil reign. Zenescope Entertainment brings you the most chilling and twisted version of the Peter Pan mythos ever!

Created and Written by Joe Brusha
Artwork by Jean-Paul Deshong
Colors by Jason Embury
Letters by Jim Campbell and Shawn DePasquale
Edited by Ralph Tedesco

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Cover art by Dave Finch/Colors by Nei Ruffino

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Grimm Fairy Tales Different Seasons Volume 3 Trade Paperback

For more than two hundred years, the stories of the Brothers Grimm have enchanted millions of readers around the world. Adapted from and inspired by the original works of the Brothers Grimm, Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales explores a much darker side of these classic stories.  Stunning illustrations and vivid storytelling bring these tales to life for a new generation of readers.

Featuring many of the classic fairy tale characters that you loved as a child, as well as the iconic characters of Zenescope’s Grimm Universe, the third volume of Grimm Fairy Tales: Different Seasons collects five of the series’ most popular issues.

Created and Story by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco
Written by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, and Pat Shand
Artwork by Allison Rodrigues, Gledson Barreto, Marcio Abreu, Alfred Trujillo, Anthony Spay, Jordan Gunderson, Dafu Yu, Eduardo Garcia, Ricardo Osnaya, Marcello Costa, Luis Czernawski, Ferran Sellares, Francesco Gaston, and Marco Cosentino
Colors by Jason Embury, Andrew Elder, Jeff Balke, John Hunt, Rohvel Yumul, Pascal Nino, Jose Expo, Leonardo Paciarotti, and Sean Forney
Letters by Jim Campbell and Bernie Lee
Edited by Ralph Tedesco

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Cover art by Giuseppe Cafaro/Colors by Ula Mos

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Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Holiday Edition, Wonderland #18, Hit List #3, Realm Knights #4, Neverland Trade Paperback, and Grimm Fairy Tales: Different Seasons Volume 3 Trade Paperback on sale this Wednesday (12/4) on shop.zenescope.com

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.

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 Announces Realm Knights!

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Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to bring together a cast of its most popular Grimm Universe characters for the upcoming mini-series which will be entitled Realm Knights. The company best known for re-telling classic stories with a unique blend of horror, tongue-in-cheek humor and great action, is bringing out its heavy hitters for this brand new four issue mini-series that teams up its fan-favorite characters such as Robyn Hood, Van Helsing, Red Riding Hood and Sela Mathers. Together the group forms the Realm Knights, a powerful modern day team of heroes that is chosen to help eliminate daunting supernatural threats against our world.

 

“It’s a great mix of fantasy, action, horror and humor.” says writer Patrick Shand. “It’s a blast to take these characters out of their separate titles and allow them to come together against common threats while also trying to get along with one other. For Grimm Fairy Tales fans, the elements will be familiar but also feel fresh and different.”

 

The first issue of Realm Knights is available now for pre-order in Diamond’s June 2013 edition of PREVIEWS and will be released both in print and digitally in August. The #1 issue will feature covers by Anthony Spay, Marat Mychaels, Alfredo Reyes and will also include a unique “suiting up” connecting cover by Anthony Spay that will spread across all four issues of the first mini-series. For more information on Realm Knights or any other Zenescope title, 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.