Wonderland #22 Review by Jessica Curtis
The story begins in the “Void” with Wonderland shaping itself as none other than James Franco. An unusual but perfect choice when you figure who Wonderland would chose to personify itself. Strangely enough the reader finds themselves drawn to the realization that Wonderland yearns for human companionship… even if that human companionship can either bring healing or destruction.Read More
Grimm Fairy Tales Helsing #1 Review by Jessica Curtis
“It starts with an idea. A spark in the dark.”
So begins the story of Liesel Van Helsing, Vampire Hunter. Hardly minor in talent or skill she is an inventor as much as she is a vampire hunter. Dressed in the ever fashionable steampunk style, her weapons are as much a fashion statement as her attire. Who could blame her? Both her outfit and her weapons are awesome.Read More
Writers: Spay and Glade
The story starts off with Baba Yaga in deep contemplation and meditation as she makes every attempt to restore her second sight. It is in her meditation that she finds clarity and realizes that the future holds nothing more then a promise of darkness and fire. The fire that we find is Baba Yaga’s captive, Helios. Sela believes that Helios is the prisoner of Baba Yaga, yet Helios has made the decision to imprison himself.
Helios with Baba Yaga’s assistance has locked himself away to control the flame within. Before a fight between Sela and Baba Yaga can escalate due to the misunderstanding, Helios intervenes to separate the women. This is certainly for the best given the sudden appearance of Koschei.Read More
Joe Brusha: Writer
Sheldon Goh: Pencils
Free comic book day in Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales universe is a bonus for fans both new and old. The new readers are introduced to the series at the perfect time… right smack in the middle of the Age of Darkness storyline. Current fans will appreciate the fact that this freebie ties directly into the 100th issue of Grimm Fairytales and the epic Age of Darkness event featuring Sela, the Dark Queen, and the Blood Knights.
The comic focuses on the past and present of what has shaped the Age of Darkness into all it is today and the foreboding of what it is to come. Sela is set in her ways to always protect the Grimm Universe from evil and the Dark Queen is set on working on all attempts to bring that protection to an end. In this case Sela is forced to deal with the predicament of defending and protecting the Grimm Universe from the forces of the Dark Queen and her Blood Knights.Read More
Review of Neverland: Age of Darkness by Jessica Curtis
Story: Joe Brusha
Writer: Dan Wickline
Colors: Renato Guerra
Pencils: Luca Claretti
After defeating Pan and rescuing John and Michael from Neverland, Nathan Cross is struggling to adapt to a normal life with Wendy. Nothing is ever so easy when it comes to Cross and his special talents are soon taken on by the Realm Knights. During Cross’ speculation of his life and the changes since he left Neverland you cannot help but get pulled into the story and the absolute irony of it. While Cross is grateful that his life hasn’t ‘gone down the drain’ a team of soldiers are down in the sewers investigating a portal that has suddenly appeared.Read More
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.Read More
Here is what’s coming from Zenescope Entertainment this March:
Grimm Fairy Tales presents Alice In Wonderland Issue #4
Raven Gregory (W) Robert Gill (A) Jason Embury (C)
Cover A: Sean Chen
Cover B: Stjepan Sejic
The adventures of Alice continue…
Alice escapes the clutches of the Mad Hatter and the tea party only to find herself captured by someone much worse… someone who embodies the very insanity of wonderland and who’s thirst for bloodshed cannot be matched. Hold on to your heads because it’s about to get a whole lot more insane! Zenescope’s newest Wonderland series that every fan has been waiting for is here!
Follow us back down the rabbit hole!!
32 pgs, FC, $2.99
Charmed Issue #20
Paul Ruditis (W) Dean Kotz (A)
Cover: David Seidman
Magical beings run amuck in the streets sending the powerless into hiding. Cut off from the Elders and the Angels of Destiny, there is no one to turn to for help. All hope seems lost in a world in which The Charmed Ones are no longer Charmed!
32 pgs, FC, $3.50
Zenescope Entertainment to Unveil Miniseries Inspired by ‘The Jungle Book’
Dec. 28, 2011 — Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to release a brand-new miniseries under its Grimm Fairy Tales label entitled “The Jungle Book.” Just as Zenescope has cleverly and effectively reimagined stories inspired by literary classics such as Wonderland, Sinbad, and Neverland, this new miniseries will use Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories as a springboard to tell tales exploring the adventure, the wonder, and the horror of the jungle and the beasts that inhabit it.Read More
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will be starring in Zenescope’s Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide, a live action movie based on the comic miniseries.
The movie is tentatively scheduled for a 2013 release.
Johnson has starred in Fast Five this year and will be starring in future films G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, Fast and the Furious #6, and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The movie will be produced by Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes, Jumper, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, X-Men: The Last Stand) of Genre Films.Read More
Philadelphia, PA October 10th, 2011– Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to release a brand new Wonderland prequel series under its Grimm Fairy Tales label entitled Alice in Wonderland. Zenescope’s initial visit to Wonderland came in the form of a trilogy that first hit shelves back in 2007. Return To Wonderland was the original release which quickly found a loyal and rabid fan base as it sold out of multiple re-printings.
Return was followed by two equally successful mini-series (Beyond Wonderland and Escape From Wonderland) as fans flocked to pick up the edgy publisher’s dark and twisted reinvention of Lewis Carroll’s famous writings. Return To Wonderland followed Alice’s teenage daughter, Calie, as she journeys into a realm of madness called Wonderland and tries desperately to find a way out. Zenescope’s new series will now tell Alice’s infamous story with the dark twists and horror-laced tone that Zenescope is best known for.
“After we finished the trilogy we agreed that we would only do another Wonderland series if there was a great story to tell. What none of us wanted was to run this into the ground.” Said Zenescope’s Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco “After a while we threw around the idea for an Alice prequel and it didn’t take long to realize the potential. We had created this entirely new mythology by reinventing Carroll’s original characters and also introducing entirely new characters into the mix. There is so much material left to explore and many of our fans have been waiting patiently for more Wonderland. So that’s what we’re going to give them.”
The new series will follow Alice Liddle, a young girl who decades ago was sent by her own family to a mysterious realm that feeds on the sanity of all those who enter. Alice grows up as a prisoner of the terrifying yet mystical realm and must learn to adapt to her surroundings or perish.
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Alice in Wonderland #1 hits shelves in December and will feature covers by Artgerm, Eric Basaldua and Nei Ruffino. It is currently available for order through Diamond Previews at 32 pages for $2.99 and in full color. Go to Zenescope’s website at www.zenescope.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information.
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.Read More