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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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…

Zenescoop Previews: GFT Werewolves The Hunger #1

 

A new comic book day, deserves a new preview, so here it is: GFT Werewolves The Hunger #1!

 

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With the focus on Roman, this mini-series is sure to turn some heads. The covers were done by Mike Krome, and Anthony Spay, with interior pencils by Elmer Cantada, and Colors by Omi Remalante Jr.

We hope you enjoy this mini-series, out May 22nd.

ZENESCOPE REVEALS PLANS/EXCLUSIVES FOR PHOENIX COMICON

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May, 2013 – Zenescope Entertainment is proud to announce its plans for Phoenix Comicon 2013.  The company will be exhibiting at the show at Booth #973.  There will be several limited edition exclusives available at the show, including covers by artists Mike Krome, Jamie Tyndall and Elias Chatzoudis. Ralph Tedesco, Zenescope Editor-in-Chief and writer (Grimm Fairy Tales & Salem’s Daughter), will be signing at the Zenescope booth #973 throughout the weekend along with Nei Ruffino, Jamie Tyndall, Raven Gregory, Anthony Spay, Pat Shand and Larry Watts making appearances.

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The highlight of the show for the company will be the premiere the pilot episode of Grimm Fairy Tales Animated, which will be during the “Grimm Fairy Tales Animated” screening hosted by Zenescope co-founder and producer Ralph Tedesco and director/ producer Jon Schnepp. The screening will be held in room 232A on Saturday, May 25th from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. This premiere will attract a lot of attention, and features the voices of Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, The Devil’s Carnival) and Chris Hardwick (Nerdist) Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), amongst other great voice talent. The character designs were done by top artists Alex Pardee, Eric Powell, Bill Sienkiewicz and more top industry talent. With Titmouse Inc handling the animation, and Jon Schnepp directing, this pilot touts an all-star cast.

Zenescope Entertainment will be bringing their writers together for the “Comics and More” panel. The panel will be held in room 125B on Saturday, May 25th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, Pat Shand, and Anthony Spay will be on hand to talk about the upcoming titles and some previous unannounced new series coming out from Zenescope this year.

Here are the exclusives we will have available at the booth (Booth #973):

Madness of Wonderland #3 Cover C – Limited to 500 (Cover Artist: Elias Chatzoudis) price = $14.99

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Wonderland #10 Cover C – Limited to 500 (Cover Artist: Mike Krome) price = $14.99

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Wonderland #10 Cover D – Limited to 100 (Cover Artist: Mike Krome) price = $74.99

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GFT Unleashed #0 Cover C – Limited to 500 (Cover Artist: Jamie Tyndall) price = $14.99

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

 

 

Zenescoop Previews: GFT Vampires The Eternal #2

 

Wow, can you believe it? It’s more Unleashed! GFT Vampires The Eternal #2 to be exact!

Here is the Zenescoop Preview of this bloody bit of comic book goodness.

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Written by Pat Shand, with covers by Stjepan Sejic and Sean Chen, pencils by Vittorio Garofoli and colors by Slamet Nujiono. This is an exciting mini series, and it’s only 3 parts, so be sure to get this issue, and be ready for the final issue in about a month!

The Zenescope Unleashed Primer

 

 

 

 

 

*This article was written by a guest blogger

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So you walked into your local comic shop and saw that Zenescope had launched their latest event, Unleashed. The art looked pretty sweet, so you picked up the first couple issues, read them and was blown away. “This Unleashed book is awesome!” you think to yourself. “I’m gonna pick up more of these Grimm Universe books.”

And then you see shelf after shelf of trade paperbacks on the shelf. Thirteen volumes (and counting) of Grimm Fairy Tales. More book with Wonderland in the title than you can count. Neverland. Sinbad. Myths & Legends. It’s too much and you feel a trickle of blood run down your nose. Minutes later you end up on the floor, mumbling to yourself that you just didn’t know where to start and you end up eating lime jell-o for the rest of your life.

Now, no one wants that, especially the fine folks here at Zenescope.

Which is why I have put together this little primer, a cheat sheet if you will, to help you navigate through this new universe you have discovered. Once we’re through, you will have a solid foundation on where to start in the Grimm Universe, a reading order you can follow to help you get caught up, and you will be all set for what is to come in Unleashed. Because, believe me, you do not want to miss it.

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The Dream Eater Saga volume 1 & 2

By Raven Gregory

A horror called The Dream Eater has been unleashed on the Grimm Universe and it will take the combined might of all it’s heroes to stop the terror before it’s too late. But can Sela, Belinda, Baba Yaga and the rest put aside their differences long enough to stop him? Or will this be the end for Grimm Universe as we know it?

The Dream Eater Saga was the first Zenescope crossover and it was a big one. Not only did it gather together all the various characters of the Grimm Universe in one book, but it also shook that universe to it’s foundations. The effects can still be felt today and there is no better way to learn all about the Grimm Universe than reading these two amazing volumes.

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Godstorm

By Pat Shand and Jason Johnson

The Gods of old have been living among us, biding their time, waiting for the right moment to reveal themselves and make their return. The God of Beauty has decided that she has waited long enough and has begun to recruit other Gods to her side, putting a plan in motion to enslave mankind. Can she be stopped? And what role will Zeus and his son play in the drama?

If you have read Unleashed, than you already know that the Greek Gods are going to play a big role in the events that are to come. But it all started in Godstorm, a miniseries that flew under the radar when it came out, but ended up having HUGE consequences for the Grimm Universe. And it includes the first appearance of The Being (the main bad guy from Unleashed), so what more do you need to know?

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Myths & Legends volume 5

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Baba Yaga has finally assembled all the pieces of the Sunstone so she cal unleash Helios, the mad Highborn, upon the world. Sela has gathered a group of false-bloods together, including Red Riding Hood, Samantha and more, to try and stop her. But even if they do, can anyone stop Helios, who is bent on watching the world burn?

Myths & Legends volume 5 collects the final issues of the Grimm Fairy Tales spin-off and it went out with a real bang. This is epic level story-telling and wall to wall action starring all the important players in the Grimm Universe. Once you finish it you will have a great feeling for the tone and style of the books Zenescope publishes.

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Bad Girls

By Joey Esposito

Baba Yaga. The Goblin Queen. Venus. The Queen of Spades. Alicia, the Mistress of Limbo.

Five of the most powerful, evil women in the Grimm Universe have joined forces to gain control of the Nexus with a plan to use an ancient artifact to unleash the Flesh Reavers and destroy all of humanity. Sela, Samantha, Hook and Red Riding Hood are hopelessly outmatched, out numbered and outgunned.

Sometimes it pays to be a Bad Girl.

Another of Zenescope’s “everything and the kitchen sink” event comics, Bad Girls is a great, action packed read that could have been an event all on it’s own. Both it and Myths & Legends vol. 5 did a lot to show the different relationships between the characters and foreshadow events that are happening right now. Plus, it’s just a really great comic.

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Grimm Fairy Tales vol. 13

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After the events of Grimm Fairy Tales #75, Sela is lost, alone, and without hope. So when the authorities throw her in jail, she does nothing to stop them thinking that it’s what she deserves. But when inmates start dying horribly at the hands of a mysterious entity, she is forced to try and stop them and maybe, begin the long road to redemption in the process.

Sela is the undisputed star of the Grimm Universe and has been since day one, of that there is no question. So if this is all new to you, there is no better place to go if you want to learn all about Sela and what motivates her. It’s been said that Sela kicks more ass in one comic than Wonder Woman and Batgirl combined. This is the book to read if you want to find out why.

And there you have it; five books that are the perfect place to start if you are new to the Grimm Universe. So once you finish the opening chapters of Unleashed, head back to your local comic shop for another does of Grimm Fairy Tales.

Because no one wants to see you eating lime jell-o when there are so many other things you could be doing.

“UNLEASHED” WRITERS UNLEASHED!

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Greetings, Zenescope faithful!  As UNLEASHED gets rolling, the writers of the big horror event of 2013 have gotten together to talk about it.  In the near future, you’ll see Raven Gregory, Mark L. Miller, Troy Brownfield and Pat Shand interviewing AND being interviewed by each other.  You can read the pieces here on the Zenescope Blog, then hop over to the Z-Facebook page to post your own questions which the guys can drop by and answer.  Remember: the Grimm Universe isn’t just our universe; it’s YOUR universe.  You are the readers, and we want you to be as much as a part of this event as we are.

First up, Newsarama alum and writer of Zombies: The Cursed Troy Brownfield dusts off his interview hat to talk to Pat Shand, writer of Vampires, Demons, and Unleashed in general.

TROY BROWNFIELD: Pat, I think that everyone understands the basic premise of Unleashed at this point, but they might not know where the whole idea originated.  Could you give us some insight into how the ball got rolling, and were some of the new characters like Helsing and Samira came in?

PAT SHAND: The gist of it is that a mysterious being has opened a portal to a hell dimension known as the Shadowland, unleashing hordes of vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons, and other nasties onto Earth. So essentially we’ve got the Grimm Fairy Tales characters vs. classic monsters, which I think is just so much fun… but then you’ve got the added element of mystery. Who is the Being? What does he want? We’re building something very different from your normal summer blockbuster event, and I think fans of our books and new readers alike will be shocked.

Helsing has already had a great reaction. She’s the daughter of Abraham Van Helsing, the original, and she’s one of four timelost monster hunters who had been banished to the Shadowlands. When the monsters come out, so does she… so the Being has her to reckon with. Samira is the antithesis of Helsing – she’s the Being’s right hand man, and the Queen of all Vampires. Both of them are the stars of my tie-in series, VAMPIRES: THE ETERNAL.

TROY: You and Raven are arguably the architects of this particular event.  Can you talk about what it’s like working with Raven, and do the two of you have a particular style in which you collaborate?

PAT: Raven will call me up, rattle off a 2Pac quote, I’ll sing the next line, and then we’ll talk shit for a little while. Before you know it, we have a plot. We’re just natural collaborators and we feed off each other’s ideas. Also, we pretty instantly know if an idea isn’t work based on the other’s reaction. Plotting with Raven is so natural that half the time it feels like we’re just fucking around and talking about friendly bullshit, so it’s surprising that the plot for Unleashed came out so tight. I guess it’s not really a surprise, though, because the collaboration is just so natural.

TROY: I will now ask the most predictable of comics interview questions: Pat, how did you break into comics?

PAT: I was running a review site for IDW’s Angel comics. I loved what they were doing, so I made it a point to get in touch with all of the folks working on those books. Not because I was trying to break in then, but because I loved the work they were doing. I befriended a lot of the writers and editors and started pitching, but it wasn’t until the last Angel book they published that they gave me a shot and put one of my stories in. Dream come true. I used that as a stepping stone and started working with other companies. Zenescope really pushed me as a writer, so when they asked me to go exclusive, it was a no-brainer.

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TROY: Hypothetical Question: Joe and Ralph decide that you have to let someone else write the next Robyn Hood mini after Wanted, but you get to pick a different Grimm Universe character for your own new mini to run at the same time.  Which writer would you pick to write the Robyn Hood mini and why, and which other character would you put into your mini and why?

PAT: Man, this answer is going to make me seem like such a dick. But I just couldn’t. I love writing Robyn more than any other character. I could sooner give someone my arms than pass Robyn Hood off in the middle of the story I’m telling. Her voice is my voice, you know? She is a bigger part of me than any other character, and losing that would be to lose some of myself. As far as working on another character in a miniseries, I’ve been asking about doing a Red Riding Hood or Van Helsing title a lot this year. We’ll see which of those happen first.

TROY: Dude, seriously; what’s your problem with GFT/GFTM&L character Marcus Jenkins?

PAT: Who?

You can follow Troy and Pat on Twitter at @troybrownfield and @patshand

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Zenescoop Previews: GFT Unleashed #1 !!!

Next week is the kickoff of our exciting comic book event, UNLEASHED!

First off,  is Cover A, done by Ivan Nunes

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And now for the interiors preview, which have pencils by Carlos Paul, Jacob Bear, and Miguel Mendonca and colors by Anvit Renderia, Francesca Zambon, Ulises Grostietta, Stephan Lemineur, and Daniel Morales.

 

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W’re very excited for our fans to get their hands on this issue, and dive deep into the UNLEASHED event !

Zenescoop Previews: Unleashed #0 !!!

The time has come for a new Zenescoop preview and boy do we have an awesome one for you. We are so excited for our upcoming event, UNLEASHED, and you should be too!

We have none other than Nei Ruffino doing the interior pencils and colors for Unleashed #0, and her pages came out amazing! Check out this amazing book, and make sure to pick up a copy in your local comic book store or on our web store April 3rd: http://zenescope.pinnaclecart.com/

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We hope you enjoy the preview, and we look forward to hearing your impressions.

 

 

Zenescope Releases for March 2013

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Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood vs Red Riding Hood One-Shot

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Written By Pat Shand

You asked for more, and here it is – Robyn Hood returns in this over-sized one shot, which pits her against Red Riding Hood! Red is hunting down rouge High Borns, and Robyn’s activity since returning to Earth has put the hooded archer on her radar. Arrows will fly and lives are at stake as these two Zenescope fan favorites clash in the grudge match of the year! Don’t miss the blowout battle that leads into the next Robyn Hood miniseries.

Wonderland #9

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Written By Raven Gregory

Calie and Violet find themselves face to face with the cannibalistic flower girls from Wonderland who are intent on using them for their own diabolical designs.  It’s up to Calie to find a way to defeat them and save Violet or become just another flower in their garden of madness.  Elsewhere in Wonderland, The Queen of Spades has the Red Queen right where she wants her but is her victory assured or will the Red Queen find a way to overcome the darkness that threatens to consume Wonderland.  The best selling and critically-acclaimed ongoing Wonderland series continues here!

Grimm Fairy Tales #83

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Written By Troy Brownfield

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Looking for a fresh start on earth Sela goes back to the one thing she has always has done well…teaching. Aided by an old friend her slate has been wiped clean and the record of events that led her to jail time in the Shoe are now buried. No sooner has she set up shop at her new job she falls into her old habits…using her powers to protect her students from both the dark powers that surround them and themselves. But seldom has Sela encountered an enemy as cold and deadly as the one she faces now…an evil power known as Jack Frost

Jungle Book: Last of The Species #2

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Written By Mark L. Miller

Tusk and claw collide as the elephants and tigers have an all-out battle in the heart of the jungle, with Dewan of the Apes and Bomani of the Tiger Clan fighting for more personal matters amidst the carnage. Meanwhile, Mowglii discovers that deep beneath the jungle is a whole new world to explore…and fear! More sharp-clawed jungle action from writer Mark L. Miller and artist Riccardo Baghera!

Madness of Wonderland #2

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Written by Dan Wickline

The mind-bending follow-up to Call to Wonderland continues here!

Detective Legrasse’s investigation into the recent brutal murders lead her to discover a similar case in the past.  A case that was covered up by someone with powerful friends.  The case of Johnny Liddle and if her guess is right all signs point toward his murderous return.

Meanwhile, Lovecraft’s journal reveals the return of Jacob Hall and his continued plans to use the power of Wonderland for his own sinister motives.  And Lovecraft is the only person standing in his way.

From the minds of the creators of the original Wonderland trilogy.  Don’t miss the series that ties in directly with the Wonderland ongoing series!

Grimm Universe #4 – The Dark One

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Written By Anthony Spay

The full ORIGIN of The Dark One, is finally revealed here!  Before the war between the council of the realms, and the Dark Horde, before the Dark One set out to conquer the nexus, there was the warlord Malec.  The son of a king captured and forced into slavery until he escaped his captors.  Malec would raise up an army whose brutality would know no match as his path of vengeance and revenge swept across the land of Myst…a path that would end with the creation of the most evil being in the Grimm Universe…The Dark One.  This is the one issue of the year YOU CANNOT MISS!!! Written and drawn by Art Director Anthony Spay.

Grimm Fairy Tales St. Patrick’s Day One-Shot

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Written By Pat Shand

In the darkest corners of the Grimm Universe there are legends told of an ancient race of evil powerful beings who have rarely been seen in any of the realms.  Creatures who vast powers are only dwarfed by their insatiable greed, and cruel natures.  A creature that is about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting family with horrific results when they cross paths with…the Leprechaun!  The first ever Grimm Fairy Tales St. Patrick’s Day one shot debuts here from the company that does horror best!

Sleepy Hollow Trade Paperback

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Written By Dan Wickline

In the small town of Tarry Town, New York the story of the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow has become something of Myth and Legend.

A legend that is about to become all too real. When a prank goes deadly wrong those responsible will learn the truth behind the legend as the Headless Horseman returns to exact a horrifying revenge that none will ever forget. From the minds behind Salem’s Daughter and Wonderland comes a tale of horror and terror that will leave you on the edge of your seats. Hold on to your hats…and your head.  This trade paperback collects all four issues of the hit Sleepy Hollow mini-series!