AGE OF DARKNESS OFFICIAL RELEASE SCHEDULE

Zenescope Entertainment has announced the official release schedule for the
AGE OF DARKNESS titles.

November 2013
Quest 1 of 5

December 2013
Code Red 1 of 5
Quest 2 of 5

January 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 93
Code Red 2 of 5
Quest 3 of 5
Dark Queen: Age of Darkness One-shot

February 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 94
Wonderland Clash of Queens 1 of 5
Code Red 3 of 5
Quest 4 of 5
Robyn Hood: Age of Darkness One-shot

March 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 95
Neverland: Age of Darkness 1 of 4
Wonderland: Clash of Queens 2 of 5
Code Red 4 of 5
Quest 5 of 5

April 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 96
Neverland: Age of Darkness 2 of 4
Wonderland: Clash of Queens 3 of 5
Code Red 5 of 5
Inferno: Age of Darkness One-shot

May 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 97
Grimm Fairy Tales 0: FCBD Edition
Grimm Fairy Tales 2014 Annual
Neverland: Age of Darkness 3 of 4
Wonderland: Clash of Queens 4 of 5
Dark One: Age of Darkness One-shot

June 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 98
Neverland: Age of Darkness 4 of 4
Wonderland: Clash of Queens 5 of 5
Wonderland 24
OZ: Age of Darkness One-shot
Wonderland: Age of Darkness One-shot
Godstorm: Age of Darkness One-shot

July 2014
Grimm Fairy Tales 99
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 100
Grimm Fairy Tales Giant-Sized 2014
Realm War: Age of Darkness 1 of 12
Wonderland 25
Realm Knghts: Age of Darkness One-shot

…to be continued.

Just a few covers… plenty more where these came from, and more to come!

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For more information about the AGE OF DARKNESS titles, follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed by searching #Zenescope.

 

 

 

Zenescope Previews: Robyn Hood One-Shot, Wonderland 20, Clash of Queens, No Tomorrow Trade Paperback

Robyn Hood One-Shot (Age of Darkness)
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After the Sheriff of Nottingham murdered Robyn’s closest friend, Will Scarlet, Robyn was left broken and devastated. Soon after her defeat at the hands of the Sheriff, she was apprehended by the police, charged with murder, and imprisoned. However, a secret government agency called HiboCorp contracted Robyn to join their Realm Knights team in exchange for an official pardon. Robyn reluctantly joined the Knights, but will her new lease on life ease the pain of her loss?

Story by Pat Shand and Joe Brusha
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Larry Watts
Colors by Slamet Mujiono
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Ken Lashley/Colors by Stephen Schaffer
Cover B by Mike Krome/Colors by Ula Mos
Cover C by Tina Valentino/Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti
Cover D by Pasquale Qualano/Colors by Alessia Nocera
London Super Con Exclusive (Limited to 500) by Mike DeBalfo/Colors by Ula Mos
London Super Con Exclusive (Limited to 250) by Mike Debalfo/Colors by Ula Mos

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Wonderland: Clash of Queens 1 of 5 (Age of Darkness)

The Ebony Blade, otherwise known as the Death Blade, has been feared by the denizens of Wonderland since its creation. The legendary knife that killed the Jabberwocky has been missing from Wonderland… until now. Now that the blade has returned to the Realm of Dreams, the four Queens who lay claim to Wonderland—Spades, Diamonds, Clubs, and Hearts—battle for control of the Blade and Wonderland itself.

Story by Raven Gregory and Joe Brusha
Written by Raven Gregory
Pencils by Manuel Preitano
Colors by Daniel Morales
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Anthony Spay/Colors by Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Alfredo Reyes/Colors by Vinicius Andrade
Cover C by Sean Chen/Colors by Sean Ellery
Connecting Cover D by Richard Ortiz/Colors by Ula Mos
Dallas SciFi Expo Exclusive Vincenzo Cucca/Colors by Sanju Nivangune

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Wonderland 20

With Violet lost to the realm of Wonderland, Calie finds herself at death’s door as the Madder Hatter stands only moments away from snuffing out her life. But when Calie receives a visit from her dead mother, Alice, she will come to realize that some destinies cannot be escaped.

Written by Raven Gregory
Pencils by Abhishek Malsuni
Inks by Zsolt H. Garisa and Abhishek Malsuni
Colors by Neeraj Menon
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Chris Ehnot/Colors by David Delanty
Cover B by Vincenzo Federici/Colors by Sanju Nivangune
Cover C by Giuseppe Cafaro/Colors by Ruben Curto

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No Tomorrow Trade Paperback

Death is a natural part of life, but what happens when it goes rogue? A new horror enters Zenescope’s Grimm Universe as Keres, the Goddess of Death, wreaks havoc on an unsuspecting Earth. Destroying almost everything in her path, Keres sets out to rid the world of humanity. And a regular family man named Patrick Clay just may be the only person who can stop her. When death arrives at your door, there is No Tomorrow.

“Horror comic fans will want to pick this one up.” – Comic Monsters
“I cannot give this story enough praise.” – Superhero Speak
“A really entertaining read.” – Comic Bastards

Story by Raven Gregory and Ralph Tedesco
Written by Raven Gregory
Artwork by Luca Claretti and JG Miranda
Colors by Liezl Buenaventura and Carlos Corea
Art Direction by Anthony Spay
Trade Design by Christopher Cote
Edited by Ralph Tedesco
Assistant Editor by Nicole Glade

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Robyn Hood One-Shot (Age of Darkness), Wonderland: Clash of Queens 1 of 5 (Age of Darkness), Wonderland 20, and No Tomorrow Trade Paperback on sale Wednesday (2/5/14) 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.

Zenescoop Previews: Robyn Hood WANTED #1 Preview

Zenescoop Previews is BACK! This week  we preview the biggest debut of the week: Robyn Hood Wanted #1!

We start off with the awesome cover by Artgerm!

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And now for the guts…

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We have gained a lot of new readers thanks to the Robyn Hood series, and Robyn Hood Wanted is gearing up to be one hell of a title. Written by Pat Shand, and will interior pencils by Larry Watts, this book is one you don’t want to miss!

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Zenescope Entertainment Give Fans What They WANTED

Press Release :

Zenescope Entertainment Give Fans What They WANTED

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Feb, 2013 — Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a follow up mini-series to 2012’s critically acclaimed hit series Grimm Fairy Tales’ ROBYN HOOD. The new series entitled ROBYN HOOD: WANTED will hit shelves May 2013. The original Robyn Hood mini-series was announced last summer to a slew of excited fans, and the press took notice as well. After great reviews and fan support, the iconic new character brought Zenescope into the spotlight with industry-leading cosplayer, Jessica Nigri, portraying the character at New York Comic Con, and Wired.com doing featured interviews and retrospectives on the popular comic.

Robyn Hood: Wanted picks up shortly after the first series ended. Robyn has found her way out of the realm of Myst and back into the modern world. Her unwavering pursuit of justice has taught her enemies not to cross her, and has shown her friends a new level of loyalty.

Series writer Pat Shand had this to say:

“I’m thrilled to return to this character. With “Wanted,” we are upping the stakes, introducing some new major threats, and really getting into what makes Robyn tick. I remember describing the series as “Veronica Mars” meets “Game of Thrones,” and I think that is truer in this sequel than ever before. Everything is on the line this time around. We’re going to see Robyn in a whole new situation which will redefine her in ways that readers will have never imagined.”

Robyn Hood: Wanted will be available for order in Diamond’s March Previews on shelves next week.

For those who may have missed its original release, the original Robyn Hood mini-series trade paperback will be available on store shelves February 27, 2013.

Zenescope has been making some major announcements as of late, with the recent announcement of their comic event UNLEASHED, and their extensive convention schedule.

Fans of Zenescope can get their hands on a limited edition promotional poster for Robyn Hood WANTED at their convention booths throughout March. For more information, visit Zenescope’s website at www.zenescope.com or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Zenescope.

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 on the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based on New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises.

 

Zenescoop Previews: Robyn Hood #5

Zenescoop previews is back with a look inside the story of one of the most popular new characters Zenescope has introduced. Robyn Hood #5 is the conclusion to this exciting mini-series, but it is not, in fact, the last we’ll see of Robyn Hood.

Check it out!

 

Also, as a special bonus for out Robyn Hood fans, the cover is actually AR-enabled, so you can catch a special Q&A with writer Pat Shand by using the Zenescope AR app, powered by Aurasma (instructions on how to use the app are inside the back cover of the book.)

 

That’s all for now. Let us know what upcoming releases you want to see a preview of, and we’ll see what we can do!

 

PAT SHAND TO WRITE EXCLUSIVELY FOR ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

Zenescope Entertainment, the company known for re-inventing classic tales as horror and thrillers, has announced that freelance writer Pat Shand will be writing exclusively for Zenescope Entertainment.

Pat Shand has handled a number of recent titles, including the Grimm Fairy Tales 2011 Holiday Edition, and the Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Annual. Ralph Tedesco, editor in chief of Zenescope Entertainment, spoke about adding Pat to the writing team: “Pat’s going to be a great addition to the Zenescope writing team. His instincts as a writer continue to impress me as does his ability to take direction while adding his own unique voice to our characters. We’re excited to have him on board.”

Zenescope can also announce that Pat Shand will be the lead writer on the upcoming Robyn Hood series, as well as the bi-monthly Grimm Universe series. Go to Zenescope’s website at www.zenescope.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information.

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.