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Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Returns in December

Zenescope Entertainment has announced that Grimm Fairy Tales, the company’s flagship series, returns this December.

Grimm Fairy Tales is the cornerstone of Zenescope’s Grimm Universe and its evolution shows just how much the company has grown over the past eleven years. The new Grimm Fairy Tales follows Sela’s daughter, Skye Mathers, who has taken over her mother’s responsibilities as the Guardian of the Nexus. And series creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco are taking the epic series back to its roots.

The new series will follow Skye as she attempts to guide those who may have untapped special abilities and are heading down the wrong path in life.  Each story will be self-contained and very much in line with the earlier issues of the original series.

Grimm Fairy Tales #1 features 7 covers by some of the industry’s best talent, including David Finch, Eric Basaldua, Greg Horn, Talent Caldwell, and Josh Burns. The creative team includes veterans and newcomers alike, boasting names such as, Grimm Fairy Tales co-creator and writer Joe Brusha, jaw-dropping interior art by Ediano Silva, colors by Ivan Nunes, and letters by Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios.

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Aspen Doubles Down on Conventions This Weekend, To Exhibit at Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

A contingent of Aspen Comics will be at Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con next weekend, June 19th to the 21st, concurrent to Aspen’s appearance at Supanova Sydney.

Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez, letterer Josh Reed, Big Dog Ink’s Tom Hutchison, Eternal Soulfire and Fathom Blue cover artist Eric Basaldua, and The Four Points series artist Jordan Gunderson will be in attendance at booths #317 and #416. With them, they’ll have two Amazing Las Vegas exclusive variant covers: Fathom Blue #1 by Eric Basaldua and Psycho Bonkers #2 by Valentina Pinto.

The latter book is making its official debut at the convention, and will not be available in stores until the following Wednesday, June 24th. Hernandez, the writer of both series, will be available for signing throughout the weekend.

Aspen will also have a selection of their industry-leading prints with them, including a full-size version of the Amazing Las Vegas Con Fathom Blue #1 exclusive. Visit the booth for official run numbers and other convention exclusive prints.

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NYCC 2013: REM:8 Launches

I killed 8 times for her. Just like they asked. And still they killed her. My best friend! Killed Becks because she wanted freedom. But they will pay for taking her from me. All their lives for her soul!

I can still save her. Still save her soul to live again. In rem8 she lives. In the fantasies of my customers we walk together.

Far into the future REM:8 weaves the story of Tae Rayne. The most sought after fantasy weaver in the world. Slave to an Asian syndicate. For a fee, a very large fee, Tae and the dream weavers have the power to provide you your wildest fantasy. Your dreams come true. Literally! In REM:8

Brought to you by Rothic.com and Bluerainbow Online with the talents of writer JP Roth, penciler Dawn McTeigue, and color artists Nei Ruffino and Sabine RichREM:8 will feature amazing covers by Eric ‘E.Bas’ Basaldua, Dawn McTeigue, and Mike DeBalfo to name a few. Look for The REM:8 prologue debut at the 2013 New York Comic Con.

You will be able to order REM:8 from Rothic.com and Bluerainbow.com and look for REM:8 and REM:8 limited edition exclusives and merchandise at many upcoming major comic conventions.

Aspen’s ’10 for 10′ Continues to Pay Off with Jirni

Aspen launched 2013 with an ambitious plan to release 1o comics in 10 months with their “10 for 10” initiative. It seems it’s paying off as Jirni #1, their third release, had orders in excess of over 35,000 copies and is the top-selling non premier book for the month of April, 2013. That’s three for three.

This is the third release in a row from Aspen Comics to secure the top spot for the Diamond small press rankings following the debuts of Legend of the Shadow Clan #1 and Shrugged #1. Due to the high demand for the issue, the Aspen Reserved Edition covers for the issue are currently sold out at the Diamond level. As a result, the publisher has pledged to offer their own personal quantities of the sold out Reserved Edition covers to help fulfill retailers’ orders.

Of course creator J.T. Krul was pleased with the news:

I am thrilled by the tremendous response to the premiere issue of Jirni. Much of the credit goes to Paolo Pantalena and Brett Smith for their incredible job of bringing Jirni’s fantastic world to life. I know readers and retailers have hundreds of choices when to it comes to choosing comic books, and I am grateful they have given our book a chance. It only motivates us more. Issue #2 can’t get here soon enough. It’s only gets better.

Aspen is pricing each debut #1 “10 for 10” issue for the affordable price of only $1 and is also offering other incentives for each release such as original hand-drawn sketch covers, CGC editions, and special retailer incentive covers by popular artists J. Scott Campbell and Eric “Ebas” Basaldua, as well as a Jirni #2 cover by Philip Tan.

Fans and new Aspen readers who add each of the “10 for 10” titles to their comic shop’s local subscription service will be eligible to receive the special Aspen Reserved Edition variant covers. Those fans who collect all ten Aspen Reserved Edition #1 covers will receive a free full-size Aspen “Perfect 10’s” Jam Poster featuring all ten “10 for 10” covers on one image colored by superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. The Jirni #1 Aspen Reserved Edition cover features artwork by Paolo Pantalena and Steigerwald.

Aspen encourages everyone to check out the release of Jirni #1 for only $1 as well as the second issue on May 22nd, 2013.

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Zenescope Entertainment Announces Oz

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to publish its newest Grimm Fairy Tales comic book spinoff 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. “

Brusha said:

We’re very excited to finally reveal the fourth realm of the Grimm Fairy Tales Universe. 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.

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.

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Amazon Gets into the Comic Book Exclusive Marketplace with Zenescope Art Book

Amazon, the #1 online retailer, is offering an exclusive Zenescope Art book to its customers, which is available for pre-order. The art book, entitled The Art of Zenescope Limited Edition Vol. 1 will be released in September and will feature a plethora of the most sought after, limited edition, convention exclusives. The hardcover collection will also come with a limited edition print.

Zenescope Entertainment is well known in the comic book industry for their popular, and valuable convention exclusives that feature pin-up style artwork from some of the finest cover artists in the industry, including J. Scott Campbell, Eric “Ebas” Basaldua, Greg Horn, Ale Garza, Jamie Tyndall, Anthony Spay, Franchesco and Nei Ruffino to name a few. These exclusives have a strong resale value on the secondary marketplace, and are very limited print runs, usually no higher than 500 copies. Zenescope’s horror twist has allowed them to publish many new artistic interpretations of the classic fairy tale characters.

The art book will have a print run of 2500 copies. There will only be 1750 of this art book available through Amazon, as the other 750 of the print run will feature a different cover, and be made available through the direct market through distribution through Diamond.

The Art of Zenescope Limited Edition Vol. 1 s available for pre-order.

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Aspen’s Latest “10 for 10” Jirni Out Tomorrow

Tomorrow sees the latest release in Aspen‘s “10 for 10” initiative. Jirni #1 by J.T. Krul, Paolo Pantalena and Brett Smith, has orders in excess of over 36,000 copies and will feature a large array of retailer exclusive covers personalized for each individual store, which you can see below.

Aspen Owner and President Frank Mastromauro discussed the latest release:

To say we’re happy with the response to Jirni #1 would be a complete understatement. Though we felt the property would do well, we’re thrilled with the amount of feedback and interest we’ve received on it so far. JT, Paolo and Brett did an amazing job on this book and I cannot wait to hear what the fans think about it. This series marks our highest selling ’10 for 10′ debut this year, and I don’t see that slowing down anytime soon!

Aspen is pricing each debut #1 “10 for 10” issue for the affordable price of only $1 and is also offering other incentives for each release such as original hand-drawn sketch covers, CGC editions, and special retailer incentive covers by popular artists J. Scott Campbell and Eric “Ebas” Basaldua.

Fans and new Aspen readers who add each of the “10 for 10” titles to their comic shop’s local subscription service will be eligible to receive the special Aspen Reserved Edition variant covers. Those fans who collect all ten Aspen Reserved Edition #1 covers will receive a free full-size Aspen “Perfect 10’s” Jam Poster featuring all ten “10 for 10” covers on one image colored by superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. The Jirni #1 Aspen Reserved Edition cover features artwork by series artist Paolo Pantalena and Steigerwald.

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Aspen Reveals Charismagic #1 Covers

Aspen is releasing the fantasy adventure series Charismagic as the fourth release in their “10 for 10” initiative. The debut issue will cost just $1 and is hitting shelves on May 1st. The issue will be written by Vince Hernandez with art by Vincenzo Cucca and Emilio Lopez and will feature special Retailer Exclusive incentive covers.

Like their previous issues released as part of this initiative each store’s cover has been painstakingly designed to be unique for each and every retailer that participates.

Fans who add each of the “10 for 10” titles to their comic shop’s local subscription service will be eligible to receive the special Aspen Reserved Edition variant covers. Those fans who collect all ten Aspen Reserved Edition #1 covers will receive a free full-size Aspen “Perfect 10’s” Jam Poster featuring all ten “10 for 10” covers on one image colored by superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. The Charismagic #1 Aspen Reserved Edition cover features artwork by volume one artist Khary Randolph with Steigerwald. Charismagic will also feature upcoming covers by J. Scott Campbell, Amanda Conner, Eric Basaldua and more to be announced.

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Aspen Announces Overtaken for 10 for 10

Following a month-long online fan voting process to choose Aspen Comics’ next series, the publisher has announced that Overtaken has won the contest and will debut on August 21st as their “10 for 10” release for that month. Created by Frank Mastromauro, this all new sci-fi, action adventure series is:

Journalist Will Harden is well equipped for most situations, but nothing can prepare him for what’s about to come. Relocating from the big city to a small mountain town with his wife, everything is turned upside-down the moment she goes missing. Are the rumors of alien abductions true or did something far worse happen to his wife? No matter the cause, Harden will not stop until he uncovers the truth, or die trying.

Overtaken will be written by Mastromauro with art by newcomer Marco Lorenzana.

Aspen will be supporting the release of Overtaken #1 will all of their successful “10 for 10” incentives including the Aspen Reserved Edition and Aspen Retailer Exclusive covers, as well as special variant covers by J. Scott Campbell, Eric Basaldua and more to be announced shortly.

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Aspen’s Shrugged #1 Covers Revealed

All-comp_SHV2-01-RetailersAspen has announced that the second release in their ambitious “10 for 10” initiative, Shrugged #1, has ordered in excess of over 32,000 copies and will feature a large array of retailer exclusive covers personalized for each individual store.

Aspen Owner and President Frank Mastromauro was enthusiastic about the response, stating as a writer and co-creator of the series he “couldn’t be happier with the great response.”

The series has been on the company’s schedule for several years, and is back as part of Aspen’s ‘10 for 10’initiative which sees ten new series debut over 10 months. This latest volume was born with an idea Michael Turner had for the sequel to the first volume of the series.

Aspen is pricing each debut #1 “10 for 10” issue for the affordable price of only $1 and is also offering other incentives for each release such as original hand-drawn sketch covers, CGC editions, and special retailer incentive covers by popular artists J. Scott Campbell and Eric “Ebas” Basaldua.

Fans and new Aspen readers who add each of the “10 for 10” titles to their comic shop’s local subscription service will be eligible to receive the special Aspen Reserved Edition variant covers. Those fans who collect all ten Aspen Reserved Edition #1 covers will receive a free full-size Aspen “Perfect 10’s” Jam Poster featuring all ten “10 for 10” covers on one image colored by superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. The Shrugged #1 Aspen Reserved Edition cover features artwork by series artist Jonathan Marks and Steigerwald.

Aspen (and us) encourages everyone to check out the release of Shrugged #1 for only $1 on March 13th.

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