Zenescope Previews: Warlord of Oz #3, Grimm Tales of Terror #1, GFT vs Wonder #1, Realm War #1, Neverland AOD TPB, and Clash of Queens TPB

Warlord of Oz #3
The Excess of Sorrow

A secret evil plagues Oz. As its people scramble to fill the lands vacated by the evil witches, little do they realize that a sinister force is moving against them, destroying their villages and cities and making them slaves. Meanwhile, as Dorothy tries to piece together the events that have brought her back to Oz, she meets a new ally that may hold the key to her mysterious powers.

Story: Joe Brusha; Jeff Massey
Writer: Jeff Massey
Artwork: Miguel Mendonca
Colors: Grostieta
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade

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Cover A – Ken Lashley/ Sean Ellery
Cover B – Richard Ortiz/ Sabine Rich
Cover C – Ale Garza/ Luis Guerrero
Cover D – Marat Mychaels/ Mikey Babinski/ Sanju Nivangune

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Grimm Tales of Terror #1
The Tales We Tell

Zenescope goes back to its roots of horror as the publisher known for re-inventing classics delves into an entirely new bag of tricks. From Poe, to Lovecraft, to brnad new fables, these tales of terror are sure to creep you out in a whole new way!

Writer: Ralph Tedesco
Artwork: Antonio Bifulco
Colors: Marco Lesko
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade

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Cover A: Richard Ortiz/ Alessia Nocera
Cover B: Steven Cummings/ Stephen Schaffer
Cover C: Wes Huffor/ Ylenia Di Napoli
Cover D: Drew Edward Johnson

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Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1
Takes place between Wonderland #25 and #26.

After years of being terrorized by the evils of Wonderland, Calie Liddle has finally triumphed over the Realm of Dreams. However, in Wonderland, even the ultimate victory has a price. When she defeated the Queen of Spades, Calie became the White Queen of Wonderland… and now the realm that once existed to torment her family is in her care. With the White Rabbit and newly reformed Dark Cheshire by her side, Calie seeks to purify Wonderland.

But when Sela Mathers, the Guardian of the Nexus, finds out that the evils being purged from Wonderland are spilling over into Earth, the two most powerful women in the Grimm Universe will clash!

Story: Joe Brusha/ Ralph Tedesco/ Pat Shand
Writer: Troy Brownfield
Artwork: Luca Claretti
Colors: Leonardo Paciarotti
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Pat Shand

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Cover A: Harvey Tolibao/ Ivan Nunes
Cover B: Drew Edward Johnson/ Wes Hartman
Cover C: Michael Dooney/ Ula Mos
Cover D: Emilio Laiso/ Sabine Rich

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Realm War “Age of Darkness” #1

The four realms have fallen and an “Age of Darkness” has arrived. The Dark Queen begins her reign after merging the realms with earth. The survivors, still reeling from such a terrifying display of power, must band together in order to defeat her and restore order. But with several Realm Knights dead and the Grimm Universe thrown into chaos, can Sela and her remaining team stand against the Dark Queen and her army?

Writer: Joe Brusha
Artwork: Sami Kivela
Colors: Maxflan Araujo
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade

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Cover A: J. Scott Campbell/ Nei Ruffino
Cover B: David Finch/ Richard Friend/ Mohan Sivakami
Cover C: Sean Chen/ Wes Hartman
Cover D: Marat Mychaels/ Mikey Babinski/ Sanju Nivangune
Cover E: Anthony Spay/ Ivan Nunes

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Neverland “Age of Darkness”
Trade Paperback

The secret government agency known as HiboCorp grows increasingly concerned with the activities of the Dark Horde. Not only has the Horde appropriated modern weaponry…but now they’re targeting Neverland.

Nathan Cross knows Neverland better than any man on Earth, and as part of HIboCorp’s elite Realm Knights team, he is called on to find out exactly what the Dark Horde is up to. It’s a mission that will reunite him with long lost friends, but one that will also send him back to the place where his nightmares reside.

“This title surprised me in being quite entertaining and providing a nice jumping on point for a new reader such as myself.” – Adventures in Poor Taste
“This supernatural comic easily earns a recommendation.” – Unleash the Fanboy

Story: Joe Brusha
Writer: Dan Wickline
Artwork: Luca Claretti/ Ivan Nunes
Colors: Renato Guerra/ Maxflan Araujo
Letters: Jim Campbell
Art Director: Anthony Spay
Trade Design: Christopher Cote/ Stephan Schaffer
Editor: Nicole Glade

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Cover: Anthony Spay/ Ivan Nunes

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Wonderland: Clash of Queens “Age of Darkness”
Trade Paperback

Until now, the four Queens of Wonderland have co-existed, ruling their corners of Wonderland without challenge. But when the Ebony Blade – a weapon forged by Death itself – decends on their realm, they will be drawn into a conflict that plunges Wonderland into an Age of Darkness!

Vying for control of the Blade, each Queen schemes with an army at her disposal. But a wildcard named Trickster has her own plan, setting into motion a series of events that will culminate in all out war.

“A compelling narrative…highly recommended” – Unleash the Fanboy
“A really solid story…interesting and intriguing.” – Comic Frontline

Story: Joe Brusha/ Ralph Tedesco
Writer: Raven Gregory/ Troy Brownfield
Artwork: Manuel Preitano
Colors: Daniel Morales/ Ben Sawyer
Letters: Jim Campbell
Art Director: Anthony Spay
Trade Design: Christopher Cote/ Stephen Schaffer
Editor: Pat Shand

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Cover: Anthony Spay/ Ivan Nunes

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ZENESCOPE CREATORS SPEAK… on Realm War #1

The cut-off for pre-order dates for July releases is quickly approaching, and the creative team behind Zenescope Entertainment’s climatic REALM WAR #1 has a message for readers and retailers!

“This is a series that fans can’t afford to miss. Not only is it the culmination of the Age of Darkness storyline, but the fate of all the characters in the Grimm Universe is at stake and no one is safe. There will be a lot of twists and turns before the end and not everyone is going to survive the series. It’s going to be an exciting and surprising ride.”

- Joe Brusha, writer and co-creator

 

“Realm War is a must read for fans who’ve been enjoying all of the Age of Darkness releases. Grimm 100 ends on such a great cliffhanger, you’ll definitely want to know where it goes from there and how the Age of Darkness story will end!”

- Ralph Tedesco, co-creator

And now, the first look at preview pages by artist Sami Kivela and colorist Maxflan Araujo!

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Realm War #1 is available for pre-order at your local comic book retailer now!

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Grimm Fairy Tales 100 and Realm War: Age of Darkness Announcement

Zenescope’s GRIMM FAIRY TALES #100 to herald an Age of Darkness in “Realm War.”

HORSHAM, PA May 2014 — As Zenescope Entertainment closes in on its landmark issue that’s been the heartbeat of the company for almost a decade, fans and retailers noticed the company began labeling many of its popular Grimm Fairy Tales (also known as GFT) titles with the “Age of Darkness” brand. Age of Darkness is a way to tell readers which titles connect, in one way or another, to the universe altering events of Grimm Fairy Tales #100 and the subsequent twelve-issue GFT Realm War “Age of Darkness” series that is set to release right after 100.


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Fans can enhance their experience by reading any or all of the Age of Darkness branded titles, yet there are four issues that are important to read in leading up to the anticipated GFT #100. Most of which are currently available for preorder in Diamond Previews May Catalog. The reading order of essential Age of Darkness issues is as follows:

  1. Grimm Fairy Tales 2014 Annual – May 14th release date
  2. Grimm Fairy Tales Realm Knights Age of Darkness one-shot – July 2nd release date
  3. Grimm Fairy Tales 2014 Giant Sized Edition – July 2nd release date
  4. Grimm Fairy Tales #99 – July 2nd release date
  5. Grimm Fairy Tales #100 – July 16th release date
  6. GFT Realm War “Age of Darkness” #1 – July 23rd release date

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Grimm Fairy Tales #100 arrives in stores July 16th and sets the stage for the brand new twelve part Realm War series, which is a direct continuation of the events that occur during issue 100.


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“Simply put, Realm War is a twelve issue ‘what if’ extension of Grimm Fairy Tales #100,” says Zenescope Editor-in-Chief and series co-creator, Ralph Tedesco “It’s epic, action-packed, and extremely fun. Hardcore fans and readers who are enjoying the Age of Darkness story arc are going to love this. Yet it begins at a point where new readers can jump on very easily.”

Meanwhile, Zenescope will be forging along with Grimm Fairy Tales #101, set for an August release that will run concurrently to Realm War. But #101 will begin a brand new, separate story arc that Zenescope says will not be a reboot of the franchise, but will definitely be new-reader friendly.


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“The new GFT arc will be a great jumping on point for new readers looking to begin the series without any confusion. The events of Grimm Fairy Tales #101 will begin in a different reality than those occurring simultaneously in the Realm War series,” says Tedesco.”And readers can choose to pick up either or both series without feeling like they’ve missed something. But for those who choose to read both, the mystery of the separate story lines will definitely pay off at the end of Realm War.”

“We spent a lot of time on working this all out,” stated Zenescope President and story co-creator Joe Brusha. “The idea with Realm War is to give long-time fans the big payoff they deserve after following this series for nine years. And that’s important to us. Meanwhile with Grimm Fairy Tales #101, we’re able to simultaneously start something both fresh yet familiar that’s easy for new readers to jump into while still appeasing the seasoned fans. With these two series, readers are literally getting the best of both worlds.”