Zenescope Releases for March 2013

MARCH 2013

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

Jack Frost Part 1 –

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!

Black Friday Sale 2012

Hello fans!

We wanted to update you on our current outage on the web store. We are working on fixing the issue, but as of right now, we are unable to take orders or update the web store via zenescope.com/comics.

We are working on not only updating the shop, but improving it as well. Doing that will in fact take time, but the wait will be worth it, we promise :)

Now let’s talk BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!!

Our Black Friday Sale is going to be awesome.

We are going to put everything on sale. EVERYTHING!

Everything on the web store will be 40% OFF! Single issues, trade paperbacks, in-stock exclusives, merchandise, art prints and even new releases!!! The best part of all is that the sale will begin as soon as the web store is launched. The sale may even begin before Thanksgiving! Keep your eyes on our Facebook page for the latest news on the web store and the sale. – www.facebook.com/zenescope

 

Zenescope’s Upcoming Exclusives

 

Well, we are keeping very busy with our convention season, but we want to show you the exclusives you can expect for each show! This is a great way for you to keep track of what shows we will be attending and what shows we’ll have exclusives for.

FAN EXPO

Call of Wonderland 3C – $15

Grimm Fairy Tales 77C – $15

Grimm Fairy Tales 76C – $15

DRAGON CON

Wonderland 2D – $15

Irresistible 2C – $15

BALTIMORE COMIC CON

Call of Wonderland 4C – $15

Grimm Myths and Legends 20C – $15

COMIKAZE

Irresistible 3C – $15

Grimm Bad Girls #2C – $15

LAS VEGAS COMIC EXPO

Grimm Universe #1 (Limited to 500)

WIZARD WORLD OHIO

GFT Robyn Hood #1 Cover E (Limited to 500)

GFT Robyn Hood #1 Cover F (Limited to 100)

NEW YORK COMIC CON EXCLUSIVES !!!

Wonderland #3C by Jesse Wichmann (Limited to 750)

Myths and Legends #21 by Elias Chatzoudis (Limited to 750)

Myths and Legends #21 by Elias Chatzoudis (Limited to 350)

Robyn Hood #1 by Jamie Tyndall (Limited to 500)

Wonderland #1 is Zenescope’s Best-Selling Comic Ever

 

Zenescope Entertainment, the company known most for its take on horror and supernatural thrillers, has announced that the #1 issue of its new Wonderland ongoing series has become the best-selling comic in the company’s seven year history.

The original Wonderland trilogy (Return to Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Escape From Wonderland) had been Zenescope’s most popular series to date. Now the Wonderland ongoing series continues that tradition with record sales that have surpassed expectations. The ongoing series picks up years after protagonist Calie Liddle escaped the horrors of the realm of madness called Wonderland.  Calie’s been living in obscurity with her now teenage daughter, Violet, as they try to hide from their past.  But they know deep down that Wonderland never lets one go and Calie realizes that soon she will need to fight back again.

Wonderland #1 was our best-selling comic ever and it’s a testament to the creative teams behind the entire Wonderland series since it began in ’07.” said Zenescope’s Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco “Our fans have supported this series for over five years now and we’re so appreciative of their support.” 

This news comes just after Zenescope Entertainment announced that Lionsgate Studios picked up the rights to Zenescope’s Wonderland to produce for Television.  Brian Robbins (Smallville) will serve as an executive producer on the project while Zenescope’s Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco will co-executive produce. 

Not only is Wonderland selling at a rapid pace in stores but Wonderland #1 is also seeing significant success through digital download.  The issue is one of the company’s fastest-selling digital releases through digital distributor ComiXology and was one of Comixology’s top-selling digital comics for the month of July.

Meanwhile, Zenescope Entertainment continues to grow its Wonderland product line by recently releasing its first ever action figures with CS Moore Studios as well as a Wonderland board game through board game developer 5th Planet Games.  

Wonderland #1 is currently available digitally through ComiXology and can also be ordered directly on Zenescope’s website. Go to www.zenescope.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information.

 Here’s a preview of the interiors of Wonderland #1

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. 

 

 

A Convo with: Dawn McTeigue

Hey fans!

We wanted to give you a look into the 2012 Wonderland Annual. We chat with one of the interior artists.

A Convo with Dawn McTeigue – (credited as Dawn Schwartz in the 2012 Wonderland Annual)

Q&A
What was the first book you worked on?

JP Roth’s Ancient Dreams Teaser. Drawn in early 2011. I’m new to the industry.

How critical are you of your own work?

VERY! Probably a bit too critical, but it keeps me hungry for improvement & eager to hear people’s critiques of my work so that I can get faster & better.

It was good having you at the SDCC booth. What do you like/dislike about conventions?

I like so much about conventions, but one of the stand-out things is that I get to meet more people in the comic industry. I have so much comic art that I love, and so many artists that I admire, it’s really awesome to be able to talk with them & learn what I can. Also being able to meet the fans of the comic books that I’ve worked on & hear what they have to say about the comic & art is a special treat all its own. As far as what I dislike about conventions: having really sore feet! :-)

How did you go about tackling the Wonderland art style?

I took a long time studying & reading all the previous Wonderland comics. I also really tried to get into Alice & Calie’s headspace to understand everything that they’re going through, what makes them tick & snap respectively & from that, create pages that were in keeping with not only previous artwork, but the girls themselves. I had a ton of fun working on the pages that I did in this issue. I hope the Wonderland fans enjoy them too.

Thank you so much for your time Dawn and your work on the Wonderland Annual. 

 

We’re going to continue to chat with a number of our artists/writers that work on our comics and we’ll bring you those interviews here on the blog.

The Zenescope Summer Sale!

 

We are so excited for the launch of the Wonderland ongoing series, Grimm #75 and all the other exciting product coming out this July, we’ve decided to have a SALE to celebrate!

 

We’ll be doing 10% off all orders over $50. Just use the discount code: wonderfull and enjoy the savings!

 

Also, we are excited to announce that, starting July, we will be giving away 1 collectible trading card a month to each customer that spends $100 or more. Each month will feature a new card. The cards are trading cards of the six new Grimm Fairy Tales trade paperback covers. July’s trading card is none other than red riding hood. SO, purchase away and get your hands on this awesome trading card, while saving money!

 

Additionally, Zenescope is celebrating it’s 7th year anniversary, and just made some amazing homage covers available in Diamond Previews, including the “Sela No More” cover.

There are a number of other stand out titles available, including the Godstorm and Robyn Hood mini series, both beginning in September. Be sure to pre-order those as well.

Zenescoop Previews: Alice #5

Zenescoop Previews is back with an exciting preview for Alice #5! We are always excited to show you our great books, but Alice #5 has some amazing interiors. Some of the most talented artists to have worked our Zenescope series have returned to do a interior pages in this issue.

The superstar team of artists include:

Robert Gill, Daniel Leister, Sheldon Goh, Martin Montiel, and Vic Drujiniu!

Now, let us see some of the amazing art that came from these talented artists.

Page two was handle by Vic Drujiniu, and his handling of the young Alice is as solid as anyone’s.

Here’s the series’ current artist Robert Gill handling the appearance of the Queen of Spades.

The next page we preview is from Sheldon Goh. He handles some awesome brutality on this page.

And here is a bad ass  two page spread from Daniel Leister. That army is looking quite foreboding…

We end with a page from Martin Montiel, where we see the Queen of Spades getting the attention of the other major players in Wonderland.

 

So, excited? I can’t imagine how you couldn’t be. This single issue had an all-star team for its interiors and it really shows. Writer Raven Gregory really wanted this issue to be special as we are coming up on our five year anniversary of our Wonderland series. Look for it to release in stores on April 25th!

 

So what do you think? Let us know in the comments below. We always love to get feedback from our fans.

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OUR NEW WEB SERIES “COMIC COMPANY”

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a new documentary web-series entitled “Comic Company” which will give fans a behind-the-scenes look into the goings-on at its office based in the Philadelphia area.

The web-series will consist of short weekly segments documenting day-to-day happenings at the offices of the popular indie comic book publishing house including pitch meetings, job interviews and general interactions and relationships between employees.  It could normally be assumed there is not much excitement inside the walls of a comic book publisher. Zenescope’s work environment could very well be the exception to that rule, with some of the company’s own characters, such as Red Riding Hood, Bigfoot, Mad Hatter, Alice and Calie Liddle, being employed at the office. It’s no surprise that any day at this comic company could turn out to be an extremely interesting one.

“It’s been a pretty unique experience to open our doors to a film crew.” says Zenescope co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco “We have a pretty diverse and eccentric collection of personalities here.  Most of our employees were really excited about it with maybe the exception of Bigfoot and the Hatter.  They’re both pretty private in general but all in all they were okay with being involved and I think this will be a very cool glimpse into the inner workings of an entertainment company such as ours.”

The first segment of “Comic Company” will air Wednesday, April 18th at 2pm EST on Zenescope’s Youtube channel. It will be released on a weekly basis exclusively at this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/Zenescope

 

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.

 

Grimm Universe March Madness

Well, Grimm Universe March Madness was an exciting new tournament for us and it was very well received.  We just wanted to thank all of our fans for their participation in the voting and we hope you had fun.

And now, the winner of Grimm Universe March Madness is…

 

CALIE!

She even had to beat her own mother for the title, but she pulled it off. It’s great to see so much support behind the Wonderland series, especially seeing as how Alice is currently being published. Call of Wonderland is on its way next and then, what we’ve all been waiting for, the Wonderland ongoing begins this summer!

We’re pumped and we hope you are too!

Let us know what you thought of the tournament in the comments below. Did your favorite win? If not, who were you rooting for?

Would you like to see more Facebook events like this?

We felt this was a great opportunity to give fans of our comics a chance to be heard while also bringing our characters into the forefront.  Thanks again for supporting it.

Speaking of support – don’t forget to pledge to the Kickstarter – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series

If we reach 500 backers, $90K, or 8250 Facebook fans by next Tuesday, we’ll giveaway some awesome prizes to you guys, including a Sela statue and a Grimm Fairy Tales Boxed Set!

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES WONDERLAND ONGOING SERIES, MINI-SERIES TIE-IN

 

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to publish an ongoing Wonderland comic book series. The new ongoing series is scheduled for a July 2012 release with issue #1 set to debut at Comic Con International in San Diego. The series is being developed by Raven Gregory, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, the same creative team behind Zenescope’s hit mini-series such as Return to Wonderland and  Alice in Wonderland.

The Wonderland on-going series will tell the story of Alice’s now adult daughter, Calie Liddle and Calie’s teenage daughter, Violet, as they attempt to lead a normal life after the horrific events of their past.  However, Calie knows all too well that there is no such thing as a normal life once Wonderland has you.  And the realm of insanity will be coming for her and her daughter soon enough.

Zenescope will also be releasing a four issue mini-series starting in May entitled Call of Wonderland which will lead into the Wonderland on-going series and will serve as both a re-introduction to the Wonderland realm and as a jumping-on point for new readers.

“We realized that fans want more and more of this universe so creating an ongoing series following the life of a fan-favorite character like Calie made perfect sense.” said Zenescope Editor-in-chief Ralph Tedesco “The important thing was to also come up with a story that invites new readers who are looking to dive into our version of Wonderland and that’s what Call of Wonderland will provide.  This allows us to appease both hardcore fans and newcomers alike.”

Call of Wonderland will be written by Dan Wickline with the first issue now available for pre-order in the March edition of Previews.  The Wonderland ongoing will be written by Raven Gregory with issue 1 featuring cover art by superstar artist J. Scott Campbell, Greg Horn and Eric Basaldua. You can pre-order Wonderland #1 in Diamond’s May Previews.

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.