Zenescoop Previews: Grimm Fairy Tales #90

Zenescoop Previews is back after a bit of a hiatus with the next issue of Grimm Fairy Tales. We have been very busy with the convention schedule, but now that the season is winding to a close, we will have more and more time to show off these awesome titles to you here on the blog.

Cover A by Pasquale Qualano

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Cover B by Emilio LaisoGFT90_coverB Cover C by Guiseppe CafaroGFT90_coverC Nei Ruffino made sure to feature Comikaze’s mascot, the octopus, on this cover and what a crafty fella that octopus is! This cover will be available at our booth 704 at ComiKaze on November 1st – 3rd. GFT90_coverD Comikaze Elias Chatzoudis is immensely talented and he shows it here, on one of the first Midtown Comics exclusives that Zenescope has ever done. You gotta love the King Kong reference on this one. GFT90_coverE Midtown 600

 

Our fans are very familiar with our awesome covers, but the real point of the Zenescoop Previews is to give you guys an opportunity to see what’s inside our books. Here are the first four pages for Grimm Fairy Tales #90. GFT90_page GFT90_page2 GFT90_page3 GFT90_page4

Grimm Fairy Tales is on its way to the biggest milestone our company has ever reached, issue #100.  Written by Troy Brownfield, and with interior pencils by Ricardo Osnaya, this issue is kicking off the countdown to 100!

Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook and  follow us on Twitter to share your thoughts on our comics. Until next time, this has been the latest Zenescoop Preview!

Be sure to post in the comments below to let us know which titles you would like to see previews for, and we will be sure to work on posts for them!

Zenescope Has Grimm Plans for NYCC

NYCC IconZenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for New York Comic Con 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City from October 10th through the 13th.  The company will be appearing at booth #1565 promoting its newest comic books series such as OZ, HIT LIST and NO TOMORROW as well as staple titles such as WONDERLAND and ROBYN HOOD while also continuing the countdown to the landmark 100th issue of the company’s flagship hit title, GRIMM FAIRY TALES.

Zenescope will also debut several limited edition convention exclusive covers with artwork by Mike DeBalfo, Anthony Spay, Jamie Tyndall, Elias Chatzoudis, Mike Krome and Tyler Kirkham. Aside from Zenescope exclusives and merchandise, free creator signings and comic book giveaways will be part of the company’s plans all weekend long.

Appearing and signing at booth #1565 will be writers/creators Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, and Pat Shand as well as artists Elias Chatzoudis, Jamie Tyndall, Anthony Spay, Paolo Pantalena, Jimbo Salgado, Tyler Kirkham and many others.

Most signings will include free giveaways so check www.facebook.com/zenescope for updated signing and giveaway schedules.

Zenescope’s will also be holding the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated panel on Thursday October 10th at 7:30pm in panel room 1A14. The panel will feature Grimm Fairy Tales creators and pilot producers, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco as they screen the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot episode directed by Jon Schnepp with bonus behind the scenes footage of actors Lena Headey, Robert Forster, Chris Hardwick and Brianna Evigan.

Fans local to New York City will be able to get in on the fun even if they are not at the convention. Zenescope will be having a “Wonderland Night” at St. Marks Comics in the village on Saturday night October 12th from 8pm – 10pm. Writers Raven Gregory and Pat Shand will be on hand to chat with fans about the Wonderland series, as well as sign copies of the series available for purchase at the store. There will be free comics given away to those who attend the signing.

Lastly, Zenescope will be holding portfolio reviews Friday and Saturday from Noon – 2:00pm at the booth 1565. Please bring samples of your work to show and to drop off.

For more information about the exclusives, signing schedule, or anything else regarding Zenescope’s plans at New York Comic Con, be sure to check the official Zenescope blog, or follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed.

We will be unveiling the exclusives and the signing schedule over the next few days.

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.

Next Stop(s): WW Ohio and Project Comic Con

Zenescope will be making two stops this weekend in Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis Missouri!

Wizard World Ohio

Attendees will be able to visit us at booth #808, where there will be several members of the team there throughout the weekend. Zenescope has made an exclusive specifically for Ohio which will be available at the booth. There will be a number of recent releases available at the booth as well, including the Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus, and the Art of Zenescope Volume 1 Art Book (SDCC Edition) to name a few.

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Zenescope will also be debuting the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot at the show during their panel on Saturday, 21st at 5:00 pm in room E170. Come check out the full, unedited pilot episode and be a part of the pilot review process. Panel attendees will be asked to fill out a survey about the pilot, and will be rewarded for taking part in the survey. Please be aware, this pilot is for Mature audiences only. We recommend you don’t bring your kids.

Signings

Writer Pat Shand and Ralph Tedesco will be signing at the booth at this show. Be sure to stop by booth to get your books signed!

Exclusives

Zenescope will have two exclusives available for purchase:

GFT Realm Knights #1 Cover E – Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Elias Chatzoudis

GFT Realm Knights #2 – Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Alfredo Reyes

With a  new exclusive being released,  Pat and Ralph signing at booth 808, and a ton of products available for purchase at the booth, Zenescope fans should have an enjoyable Wizard World Ohio. Press are invited to the booth to chat with Pat about the company’s upcoming titles like Realm Knights or Quest, or Ralph to talk about his series Hit List.

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Attendees will be able to visit us at booth V14, where Anthony Spay, and Zenescope will be on hand at the show to meet fans. Zenescope has made an exclusive specifically for the convention, which will be available at the booth.

Signings

Art Director and cover artist Anthony Spay will be signing at the booth at this show. Be sure to stop by booth to get your exclusive signed!

Exclusives

Zenescope will have one con exclusive available for purchase:

Robyn Hood Wanted #4 Cover C – Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Anthony Spay

Screening

Zenescope will also be debuting the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot at the show on Saturday, 21st. Come check out the full, unedited pilot episode and be a part of the pilot review process. attendees will be rewarded for taking part in the screening as well. Please be aware, this pilot is for Mature audiences only. We recommend you don’t bring your kids.

 

September is full of travel for Zenescope, so we look forward to seeing everyone who can come out to these shows!

Zenescoop Previews: Hit List #1

 

Zenescoop Previews is back with a big debut issue, Hit List #1, the brain child of Editor in Chief and co-founder Ralph Tedesco. If you haven’t heard about this new series yet, here’s what to expect:

Are we ever truly safe from evil? What if you had the means to play God, choosing who lives and dies? Threats exist all around us and the lives of so many have been ruined by others evil deeds. Now one man will seek vengeance for all those who share in his pain. When a group of professional killers is brought together in order to take out a crew of gangsters, what starts as a seemingly good plan spirals into something more threatening and deadly than anyone saw coming.

Excited? We certainly are! So,  without further ado, here is the preview of Hit List #1.

 

Cover A by Jamie Tyndall

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Cover B by Feilpe Massafera

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Cover C by Mike Krome

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Cover D by Marat Mychaels

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Incentive Cover by Elias Chatzoudis

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Now, those are some awesome covers, but the interiors are equally as good. We’re so excited to be able to publish a book like this to our fans, seeing as how it is now a twist on a classic tale, but a modern, action-drama. The interior artist is Sami Kivela, colors by Bryan Valenza, and letters by Jim Campbell.

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Hit List #1 will be on store shelves on September 11th, so be sure to pick it up at your local comic shop. The incentive cover will only be available at select retailers who took part in the promotion, so, check with your comic book shop to see if they have a copy for you.

We’ll have copies available on day 1, so we’ve got you covered on our web store: http://shop.zenescope.com , should your shop run out. We hope you enjoy this new title and we can’t wait for you to read it!

Zenescope’s Solicits for November 2013 Release

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS: QUEST #1

Written by: Pat Shand

Covers by: Anthony Spay, Emilio Laiso and Giuseppe Cafaro

Retail Price: $3.99

A rogue princess named Aisling teams up with Blake, a fallen Wonderland knight, and Bolder, a dwarf banished from his home, in order to protect the realm of Myst from the dark shadows of its past. Journey with this ragtag team of disgraced warriors as they fight for redemption in a world that has forgotten them.

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: OZ #5

Written by: Joe Brusha

Art by: Rolando Neto, Glauber Matos and Grostieta

Covers by: Ken Lashley, Alfredo Reyes, Nei Ruffin and Ale Garza

Retail Price: $2.99

As the first Oz miniseries races towards its conclusion, Dorothy finally arrives at the Emerald City where she finds the final piece of the Veridian scepter. But the Wicked Witch of the West and her army are not far behind and she plans to destroy the city on her path to conquer Oz.

 

Hit List #3

Written by: Ralph Tedesco

Covers by: Harvey Tolibao, Jamal Igle, Drew Edward Johnson and Tommy Patterson

Retail Price: $2.99

The hit list grows as more members of the Brown House Bishops fall to a mysterious crew of assassins. But a monkey wrench is thrown into the mix as Rian continues to play with fire. The acclaimed, heart-pounding, fast-paced action/thriller series from Zenescope Entertainment continues!

 

Screwed #6

Written by: Keith Thomas

Art by: David Miller and Oracle

Covers by: Tyler Kirkham, David Miller and Oracle

Retail Price: $2.99

It’s been a long and crazy road for Anne, but can it finally come to an end? While desperately racing to save Erin from the maniacal Suture, Anne finds herself face to face with the man who ‘screwed’ her out of her happy life. Broken, exhausted and desperately holding onto sanity, she’s the only one who can possibly stop the monsters and save Erin before it’s too late! The electrifying final chapter of Tyler Kirkham’s Screwed!

 

Grimm Fairy Tales: No Tomorrow #4

Written by: Raven Gregory

Covers by: Tommy Patterson, Eric J and Paolo Pantalena

Retail Price: $2.99

The high-octane conclusion to the greatest Grimm Fairy Tales team-up of all time! The lines are drawn as Cronus and his army of Hydra have taken control of Mount Olympus. The world’s only hope rests on the shoulders of the Realm Knights, who have been divided and conquered! Can these fairy tales and gods live up to their legend, or will they be snuffed out by the King of Titans? Zenescope’s epic horror/fantasy series continues! With the help of a university professor, Patrick uncovers the origin of Keres and what part he may be destined to play in her downfall. But will that knowledge be enough to stop the goddess of death gone mad?

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Realm Knights #4

Written by: Pat Shand

Art by: Butch Mapa

Covers by: Harvey Tolibao, Michael Dooney and Anthony Spay

Retail Price: $3.99

The high-octane conclusion to the greatest Grimm Fairy Tales team-up of all time! The lines are drawn as Cronus and his army of Hydra have taken control of Mount Olympus. The world’s only hope rests on the shoulders of the Realm Knights, who have been divided and conquered! Can these fairy tales and gods live up to their legend, or will they be snuffed out by the King of Titans?

 

Grimm Fairy Tales #91

Written by: Joe Brusha

Covers by: Pasquale Qualano, Steven Cummings and Joe Pekar

Retail Price: $2.99

Still reeling from the events of last issue, Sela struggles to cope with the revelation that the man she thought she loved is a Highborn villain. Confronting him only makes matters worse and she is torn and confused on whether she should fight him or join him on his mission to cure humanity of its penchant for greed.

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS 2013 HOLIDAY EDITION

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Covers by: Alfredo Reyes, Steven Cummings and Joe Pekar

Retail Price: $5.99

An annual Zenescope tradition returns with the 2013 Grimm Holiday Edition. This issue includes four new stories featuring some of your favorite characters from the Grimm Universe. Fan-favorite Krampus returns to wreak more terror this Holiday season!

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass #3

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Covers by: Abhishek Malsuni, Ivan Nunes and Vincenzo Cucca

Retail Price: $2.99

Johnny’s descent into madness begins! Death comes for Johnny Liddle! You’ve seen her true power in Zenescope’s No Tomorow, so prepare for the world of Wonderland to get even more terrifying as Keres, the goddess of death, lures Johnny and Adina to her castle. Will they escape Death’s clutches, or is their fate already written in stone?

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Wonderland #17

Written by: Raven Gregory

Art by: TBD

Covers by: Richard Ortiz, Pasquale Qualano and Nei Ruffino

Retail Price: $2.99

Dark Cheshire and the New Mad Hatter Return! Calie and Violet’s search for answers to defeat the realm of madness leads them back to the site of the original “experiment” that opened the first portal to Wonderland. But the answers they find may prove to be too much as a startling decision is made that will change Wonderland forever. Meanwhile, the Dark Cheshire and the new Mad Hatters’ search for Calie and Violet lead them to the foster home of the suicide king, who is attempting to learn to lead a normal life. Unfortunately, he will learn that there is no Escape From Wonderland.

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Different Seasons Vol. 3 TP

Written by: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Pat Shand

Retail Price: $17.99

For over two hundred years the powerful stories of the Brothers Grimm have enchanted millions around the world, but there has never been an adaptation as intriguing or provocative as this. Grimm Fairy Tales explores a much darker side of the infamous fables you heard as a child as these classic tales are retold and reimagined with a terrifying twist you’ll simply love as an adult. This third volume of “Different Seasons” collects six more of Zenescope’s seasonal-themed issues together in one collection.

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Hunters: The Shadowlands TP

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Retail Price: $15.99

Roman, Helsing, Masumi, Elijah, and Sela are the greatest monster hunters the world has ever known. That is until they all find themselves trapped in another dimension… a place of horror known only as the Shadowlands! The scariest Grimm Fairy Tales collection yet is collected here in this fantastic trade paperback!

 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole TP

Written by: Raven Gregory and Pat Shand

Retail Price: $15.99

A new series that brings readers back to where it all began. Alice Liddle has escaped a dimension of horror and madness called Wonderland — but not without dire consequences. Struggling with a now shattered psyche, Alice must prevent the evil beings that inhabit Wonderland from slipping into this world and infecting everyone she holds dear. But that is easier said than done as a mysteriousentity is revealed to have been manipulating events from the very beginning. Forget everything you thought you knew and find out just how deep the rabbit hole goes in this psychological horror series from Zenescope!

Zenescope Heads to Fan Expo

Zenescope will be making a stop in Toronto this weekend for Fan Expo!

Attendees will be able to visit them at booth #744, where there will be several members of the creative team signing throughout the weekend. Zenescope has made several exclusives specifically for Fan Expo which will also be available at the booth. There will be a number of recent releases available at the booth as well, including the Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus, and the Art of Zenescope Volume 1 Art Book (SDCC Edition) to name a few.

Signings

Writers and creators Ralph Tedesco and Pat Shand will be signing at the booth  throughout the weekend. Be sure to stop by booth #744 to meet them and get your books signed.

Exclusives

Zenescope will have four Fan Expo exclusives available for purchase. Those exclusives are:

GFT Hunters #3 Cover D – Limited to 350

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$25.00

Cover by Jamie Tyndall

Grimm Fairy Tales #87 Cover D– Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Elias Chatzoudis

Oz #2 Cover E – Limited to 500

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$15.00

Cover by Richard Ortiz

Oz #2 Cover F – Limited to 100

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$75.00

Cover by Richard Ortiz

With the new exclusives being released, Ralph Tedesco and Pat Shand signing at booth 744, and a ton of products available for purchase at the booth, Zenescope fans should have an enjoyable Fan Expo. Press are invited to the booth to chat with Ralph or Pat about the company’s upcoming titles like Hit List or Realm Knights or upcoming projects Zenescope is working on. We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Zenescope Previews: No Tomorrow #1

 

With the news just breaking that Oz #1 is our best selling #1 issue ever, we couldn’t help but get excited to bring our fans more of what they love.

It’s always excited to have a new number 1 issue come out, and we are happy to have the chance to give you a peek into the awesomeness that is… No Tomorrow!

Cover A (Mike Krome)

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Cover B (Stjepan Sejic)

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Cover C (Harvey Tolibao)

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Cover D (Pasquale Qualano)

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The covers are certainly captivating, but that is to be expected (we have some awesome cover artists).

Now it’s time for the interiors of this exciting new series. We had JG Miranda handle the pencils and Liezl Buenaventura handling the coloring. We have a 5 pages preview for you:

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So, did you pre-order No Tomorrow or will you be rushing into your local comic shop to get it before it’s gone? Well, no matter what the case, you won’t have to wait long, as No Tomorrow will be in stores on 8/28!

 

That’s all for now, but we look forward to  seeing what our fans think of this new series.

Zenescope’s OZ #1 Sells Out

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Best-selling #1 issue in company’s history

Zenescope Entertainment has announced that the #1 issue of its brand new title, Grimm Fairy Tales presents OZ, has sold out of its initial 30,000 copy print run. The publisher has ordered a second printing of the debut issue for immediate release.

Zenescope’s re-imagining of the Oz mythology was one of the top-selling titles through Diamond in July and the best-selling Oz related book of the month. Making that feat impressive is the fact that publishing giant, Marvel Comics, also released the #1 issue of its new series, The Emerald City of Oz, in July as well.

The success of Zenescope’s OZ and the company’s other best-selling titles, such as Wonderland and Grimm Fairy Tales, solidifies the ever-growing entertainment company as a top mainstay in the comic book market.

“I’m very happy that so many retailers and fans have taken a chance on this book. I hope they’re enjoying reading it as much as I am writing it.” said Zenescope President and series writer, Joe Brusha. “We’ve been planning this series for such a long time and it’s great to have a successful launch after having put so much work into it. We’re looking forward to publishing more Oz series and continuing to expand the Grimm Universe.”

Oz #1 is currently available digitally through ComiXology and can also be ordered directly on Zenescope’s website. Visit www.zenescope.com and www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information on all of Zenescope’s titles.

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 Oz, Wonderland, Neverland and Robyn Hood, which re-imagine 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.