Oz And Zenescope: The Perfect Match

*This article was written by a guest blogger 

Myst, Neverland, Wonderland and Oz.

Ever since Grimm Fairy Tales transformed from a anthology style book into the flagship title of the Grimm Universe, we have heard about these four realms. Four realms of power that are inexorably linked to Earth and have shaped it’s inhabitants for generations. Up until now readers have experienced the worlds of Myst, Wonderland and Neverland in various miniseries and regular series with characters meeting, living and dying right before our eyes. But Oz has always been behind a curtain, talked about and glimpsed sparingly since we all got our first look at the final realm in the conclusion of The Dream Eater Saga back in 2011.

This year, that all changes.

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July will see the launch of Oz, a new series written by Zenescope President Joe Brusha that will fling open the doors and put the spotlight firmly on Dorothy, the Wicked Witch and, yes, flying monkeys. The Zenescope faithful will finally learn all about the fourth realm of power and how it fits in with the rest of the ever expanding Grimm Universe.

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And if ever a concept was perfect for the type of stories Zenescope likes to tell, it’s Oz.

Oz has all the elements that make for a great Zenescope series. You have the beautiful yet tough as nails heroine in Dorothy, the tailor-made for Zenescope villain in the Wicked Witch and easily one of the best and most original supporting casts in literature in the Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman and the rest.

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And did I mention the flying monkeys?

If you need further proof, just look what Zenescope did with Wonderland. If you ever read the original story by Lewis Carroll, then you know there was already a wealth of material and story ideas there to play with, but what Raven Gregory managed to do is something else entirely. He took the story of Alice and turned it into a generational saga of one family’s war against the realm of madness. Look at his Cheshire Cat or the Jabberwocky, do they seem like anything Lewis Carroll might have had in mind when he wrote Alice in Wonderland? No, instead they were transformed into some of the scariest and most entertaining characters in the Grimm Universe.

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Now just imagine what Joe Brusha and the rest of the warped minds at Zenescope could do with something like Oz. The directions they could go in are practically endless. I’m getting dizzy just thinking about the variant cover possibilities alone. Imagine what Anthony Spay or Jamie Tyndall will come up with with that cast of characters, it boggles the mind.

So when we all finally get to see Oz this July, get ready to be amazed. If could be one of the best pairings in the history of comics: Zenescope and Oz, a match made in heaven.

Zenescope Entertainment Announces OZ

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 Zenescope Entertainment Announces OZ

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to publish its newest Grimm Fairy Tales comic book spin-off entitled OZ. Fans of Zenescope’s comics have been looking forward to the company’s re-imagining of this classic story for quite a while as it’s been hinted at in numerous issues over the past two years. Oz will finally make its much-anticipated debut at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con and hit retailer shelves in late July.

Zenescope’s President and co-founder, Joe Brusha, will be handling the writing for the new Oz series. “We’re very excited to finally reveal the fourth realm of the Grimm Fairy Tales Universe.” said Brusha “We’ve already introduced alternate versions of Neverland and Wonderland and have been planning Oz for such a long time and now we finally get to deliver something epic to our fans. I hope they enjoy reading it as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it.”

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This modern take on the Oz story retells the classic mythology with a fascinating blend of dark fantasy and action-packed adventure. It begins as the witches of Oz search for a lost weapon of power known as the Veridian Scepter. Their quest ultimately leads them to the unlikeliest of places – the farmlands of Kansas – and specifically to the home of a young woman named Dorothy Gale.

The first issue features interior artwork by newcomer Rolando Neto and covers by superstar artists J Scott Campbell, Artgerm, Eric Basaldua and Ale Garza and is available now for pre-order in Diamond’s May edition of PREVIEWS for a July 2013 release. For more information on Oz or any other Zenescope title, visit www.zenescope.com or follow their updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

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 !

ZENESCOPE SHOWING OFF GRIMM ANIMATED/EXCLUSIVES AT C2E2

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April, 2013 – Zenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for C2E2 2013.  The company will be exhibiting at booth #729 at the popular comic and pop culture convention running April 26th-28th at McCormick Place in Chicago. Zenescope will be offering several limited edition exclusive comics during the show that features cover art by industry favorites Mike DeBalfo, Jamie Tyndall and Paulo Siqueira.

 

Appearing at booth 729 will be Zenescope’s Editor-in-Chief, co-founder and writer, Ralph Tedesco (Grimm Fairy Tales, Salem’s Daughter) who will be signing Friday and Saturday. Also appearing will be writer Mark L. Miller (Jungle Book) and artists Nei Ruffino (Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland), Franchesco (Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland), Larry Watts (Robyn Hood) and others TBA.

 

One of the main highlights of the show for Zenescope fans will be the premiere of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot episode directed by Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse) and created by Zenescope Entertainment, Titmouse Animation, and Schneppzone, Inc. The pilot features the voices of Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, The Devil’s Carnival), Robert Forster (Olympus Has Fallen, Jackie Brown) and Chris Hardwick (Nerdist) and character designs by artists Alex Pardee, Eric Powell, Bill Sienkiewicz and other top industry talent.

 

The “Grimm Fairy Tales Animated” Panel will be hosted by Zenescope’s Ralph Tedesco who also served as one of the producers and writers of the pilot. The panel will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 11:00am to 12:00pm in Room W476.

 

Here is the list of exclusives Zenescope will have available at Booth #729:

GFT Jungle Book: Last of the Species #2 cover E (Limited to 500 copies)       

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GFT Robyn Hood vs Red Riding Hood cover E (Limited to 500 copies)

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GFT Wonderland #9 Cover C and D (C Limited to 500 copies and D Limited to 100 copies)

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For more information about Zenescope’s attendance at C2E2, including appearance and signing times, 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.

ZENESCOPE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR WONDERCON 2013

ZENESCOPE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR WONDERCON 2013

March, 2013 – Zenescope Entertainment is proud to announce its plans for WonderCon 2013.  The company will be exhibiting at the show at Booth #605.  There will be several limited edition exclusives available at the show, including covers by artists Elias Chatzoudis and Jamie Tyndall. Ralph Tedesco, Zenescope Editor-in-Chief and writer (Grimm Fairy Tales & Salem’s Daughter), will be signing at the Zenescope booth #605 throughout the weekend.

The company will also be having a panel on Grimm Fairy Tales Animated, which will be hosted by director Jon Schnepp. The panel will be held in room 208 on Friday, March 29th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. This will be an opportunity for fans to watch never-before-seen footage from the making of the pilot.

“The support we receive from our fan base is amazing” states Stephen Haberman, marketing manager for Zenescope. “WonderCon is great opportunity for us to connect with our fans.  With our Grimm Fairy Tales Animated panel, some great exclusives, signings and especially giveaways, we’re sure our fans will love what we’re bringing to the show.”

Here are the exclusives we will have available at the booth (Booth #605):

GFT Jungle Book: Last of the Species #1 cover E (Limited to 500 copies)

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Grimm Fairy Tales #83 cover C (Limited to 500 copies)

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Grimm Fairy Tales #83 cover D (Limited to 100 copies)

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For more information about our attendance at WonderCon, and all of the Zenescope titles, visit our booth #605 at the show, go to 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.

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.

 

 

Zenescoop Previews: Grimm Universe #4 and Mega Con

Welcome back everyone!

 

It’s been a month or so since we’ve had a preview, and we wanted to feast your eyes on this: Grimm Universe #4!

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The books is art director Anthony Spay’s writing debut. He did this awesome cover as well. The interiors were done by Matias Bergara and colors by Francesca Zambon. Here are pages 10, 11, 15, 20, and 35.

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We’ll keep bringing you more previews and hope you enjoy them. As a reminder, Grimm Universe #4 is on stores shelves now, so make sure to pick up your copy today. It is also available on our web store: http://zenescope.pinnaclecart.com/grimm-universe/grimm-universe-4-the-dark-one-cover-a/

Don’t forget, you can come see us at Mega Con this weekend! We will be at booth #568/469. Come by to meet President/writer Joe Brusha, and grab the exclusives we’ll have available at the booth.

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Zenescoop Previews: Godstorm #4

Another week, another exciting finally to a popular mini-series. Godstorm #4 is on store shelves today and we are giving our fans a peek at the panels. Written by Pat Shand, art by Jason Johnson, and colors by Ben Sawyer, this book introduces The Being and give you a glimpse of just how powerful he really is.

We hope you pick up your copy of this book at your local comic book shop or on our official web store: http://zenescope.pinnaclecart.com/new-this-week/

 

Let us know in the comments below what you think of this issue, and what previews you want to see next!

 

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!

 

UNLEASHED

Press Release

Zenescope Entertainment to Unleash epic Grimm Fairy Tales Event 

Jan, 2013 — Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a major Spring/Summer event entitled UNLEASHED.  The massive release will include six separate mini-series and a total of 24 issues (some being oversized issues) that tie directly into the Grimm Fairy Tales Universe. The epic comic book event will delve directly into the world of horror monsters while following those with the skills to hunt them.  Grimm Fairy Tales UNLEASHED is the main seven issue mini-series that begins when hundreds of formerly trapped vampires, werewolves, demons and zombies are all released on Earth by a very powerful entity known as “The Being.”  Now, four separate monster hunters (who fans will get to know in separate “Unleashed” mini-series), must join forces along with Grimm’s kick-ass heroine Sela Mathers in order to stop them.

The five other mini-series will lead directly into UNLEASHED and follow the terrifying stories of the monsters that exist within the Grimm Universe.  These series are The Eternal (Vampires), The Unseen (Demons), The Hunger (Werewolves) and The Cursed (Zombies).  The fifth series entitled “The Hunters: Shadowlands” will follow those who are chosen to hunt these wretched creatures, including Zenescope’s reimagined Van Helsing.

“UNLEASHED crosses several genres with a blend of horror, fantasy and action,” states Zenescope’s EIC, Ralph Tedesco. “We’ve wanted to bring classic but updated horror monsters into the Grimm Universe for a while and we came up with an all-encompassing event that would allow us to introduce a lot of great new characters in a captivating way.  A couple of examples include a reinvented female version of the classic Van Helsing character and Elijah, a freed slave from the 19th century who kicks zombie ass. Fans are in for something they never would have expected to see in Grimm and they’re going to absolutely love it!”

The entire Unleashed event will run from April 2013 through September 2013 with the first issues available for order in the February edition of Diamond Previews coming out this week.   

 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.