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.