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Yen Press Announces 13 New Releases for February 2022

Yen Press has announced a slate of upcoming releases that includes manga (Cross-Dressing Villainess Ceclia Sylvie; Nanami Minami Wants to Shine; The Fiancée Chosen by the Ring; The Wolf Never Sleeps; Run on Your New Legs; Catch These Hands!; Mizuno & Chayama;and Bungo Stray Dogs Woof!), novels (The Holy Grail of Eris; The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess; Warlords of Sigrdrifa Rusalka; and Josee, the Tiger and the Fish), and the second TTRPG release from Yen On (Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game). All announced titles are scheduled for February 2022 release.

Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie (manga)

Original Story by Hiroro Akizakura
Art by Shino Akiyama
Character Design by Dangmill

Cecilia has been reincarnated as the villainess of a dating sim who is fated to die no matter the route. If she becomes a Shrine Maiden candidate (only girls are chosen), she’ll absolutely wind up dead. No question about it. To avoid this fate, Cecilia decides to cross-dress as a man…She will do whatever it takes to achieve a peaceful and carefree life, but if her guise ever slips, it’s game over! Based on the light novel by Hiroro Akizakura!

Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie is a fun-filled manga that stands out as an excellent example of isekai stories taking place in the world of otome games—a rising trend in the genre! The light novel is scheduled for a November 2021 release by Yen On.

Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie (manga)

Minami Nanami Wants to Shine

Original Story by Yuki Yaku
Art by Bana Yoshida
Character Design by Fly

Everyone wants to shine, and high schooler Minami Nanami is no exception. One day, she reaches a turning point, and her mother introduces her to the modeling industry. There, she discovers a whole new world, but nothing is ever that simple…

Hot on the heels of the hit light novel series Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki comes this spin-off manga written by the original author, Yuki Yaku, and starring the beloved Minami! Due to the popularity of the Winter 2021 anime adaptation, many fans are eagerly anticipating the release of this spin-off manga series focusing on a fan-favorite character.

Minami Nanami Wants to Shine

The Fiancée Chosen by the Ring (manga)

Original Story by Jyun Hayase
Art by Yue Matsuyuki
Character Design by Yasuyuki Torikai

Noblewoman Aurora has a deep love…for embroidery! Even during fancy dinner parties, she’s usually more interested in admiring the gowns of the ladies than trying to win the affections of men. But at one such party, her peaceful night is shattered by a single mysterious ring…

The Fiancée Chosen by the Ring is a manga adaptation based on a hit web novel. The series mixes traditional fantasy elements, such as palace intrigue and handsome young princes, with a shojo twist to present an irresistible work that appeals to fans of series such as Fiancée of the Wizard and I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss.

The Fiancée Chosen by the Ring (manga)

The Wolf Never Sleeps (manga)

Story by Shien BIS
Art by Gonbe Shinkawa
Character Design by Taga Kiichi

Seeking strength and glory, the adventurer Lecan challenges monster and maze alike. Until one day, he finds a mysterious black hole…leading to another world! But even there, the path of the “One-Eyed Wolf” remains unchanged. The only question is—can he survive this new world?

The Wolf Never Sleeps is a manga based on a web novel by Shien BIS, the creator of the light novel series King of the Labyrinth, published by Yen On. This manga series is centered around a tough and gritty protagonist who takes on a variety of fantasy and JRPG-style challenges, making it greatly appealing to the large following of Goblin Slayer.

The Wolf Never Sleeps (manga)

Run on Your New Legs

Story & Art by Wataru Midori

After the loss of his left leg, Kikuzato’s dream of becoming the ace striker on the high school soccer team comes to an end…permanently. But endings are always followed by beginnings—and so, with a prosthetic leg, Kikuzato finds a new dream. He’s going to become a track star and win gold at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics! A sixty-meter race in Shibuya is only the first step…

Run on Your New Legs delivers an experience unlike any sports manga since Takehiko Inoue’s Real was published over a decade ago. It possesses the fun of challenge and competition that has made the genre so popular in recent years, but as a story centered around an athlete who is adapting to life with his new prosthetic leg, this manga depicts a unique experience not often covered by media.

Run on Your New Legs

Catch These Hands!

Story & Art by murata

One day, Takebe, a former delinquent trying to leave that part of her past behind for good, runs into her high school rival, Soramori. The two fight for the first time in years and, being desperately out of practice, Takebe loses—leaving her no choice but to accept Soramori’s request to start dating her?!

From artist murata, who possesses an art style that is both unique and completely adorable, Catch These Hands! is an excellent new addition to the Yen Press lineup of yuri manga! Yuri fans will find a lot to love in this manga series filled with comedic moments, slice-of-life storytelling, and irresistible romance.

Catch These Hands!

Mizuno & Chayama

Story & Art by Yuhta Nishio

In a small town where water and tea are the residents’ livelihood, tensions are rising between a major tea company and the opposition party, who insist the company is polluting the water. Mizuno, whose father is the leader of the opposition party, and Chayama, the only daughter of the tea company’s owners, aren’t allowed to talk to each other—but even so, they continue to meet in secret…

Mizuno & Chayama is a dramatic yuri series involving two characters, one who is the daughter of a tea company and another who is the daughter of a party that opposes it, caught in a Romeo & Juliet story. This latest work by After Hours creator Yuhta Nishio is an emotional tale complemented by beautiful artwork.

Mizuno & Chayama

The Holy Grail of Eris (light novel)

Story by Kujira Tokiwa
Illustration by Yuunagi

Connie is a young noblewoman whose only standout quality is her sincerity. Maybe that’s why she loses her fiancée and gets framed for a crime in the span of one night. Just as all hope seems lost, the ghost of an infamous villainess who was executed years ago possesses her and clears her name. With her incomparable charisma and intelligence, the spirit of Scarlet Castiel turns the tables in the blink of an eye. In return, Connie insists that she help uncover the truth surrounding her new benefactor’s untimely death and a conspiracy that continues to this very day!

The Holy Grail of Eris is a breath of fresh air in the light novel category. In addition to being an intriguing fantasy story told from the point of view of a female protagonist, it is one of the few mystery light novels that have made their way into the English-speaking world.

The Holy Grail of Eris (light novel)

The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess (light novel)

Story by Kotei Kobayashi
Illustration by riichu

Shut-in vampire Terakomari, or Komari for short, awakens from her slumber to find she’s been promoted to a commander of the army! The thing is, though, her new squad has a reputation for being violently insubordinate. And although Komari was born to a prestigious vampire family, her hatred of blood has made her the picture of mediocrity—scrawny, uncoordinated, and inept at magic. With the odds stacked against her, will the help of her trusty maid be enough for this recluse to blunder her way to success?

The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess is a fun and comedic light novel series following an inept protagonist thrown into a fiery situation! This hilarious and adorable tale is a throwback to beloved vampire comedies, such as Chibi Vampire, as well as newer series focused on leaders with quirky challenges, such as The Eminence in Shadow.

The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess (light novel)

Warlords of Sigrdrifa Rusalka

Story by Tappei Nagatsuki
Illustration by Takuya Fujima
Character Design by WAR WINGS CLUB

The arrival of mysterious invaders known only as the Pillars threatens to wipe out all of civilization. Humanity’s last hope rests in the hands of the Valkyries, young women bequeathed with supernatural aircrafts by the god Odin to send the Pillars back whence they came! A sky-high fantasy from the author of Re:Zero! 

Warlords of Sigrdrifa Rusalka is the first of two light novel series that are the basis of the Fall 2020 anime series Warlords of Sigrdrifa. As a story told by Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- creator Tappei Nagatsuki, this light novel will appeal greatly to the large following of fans of the iconic series.

Warlords of Sigrdrifa Rusalka

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (novel)

Story by Seiko Tanabe

Unable to get around without a wheelchair, doll-like Josee leads a solitary, housebound existence. But when she meets her new live-in caretaker, a recent college graduate named Tsuneo, everything in her life is upended. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish depicts the fragile, strangely erotic relationship that blossoms between these two young people. In addition to the title story, this collection also includes seven short tales centering on working women and the myriad of loves and partings throughout their lives.  

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish is a beloved short story originally published in Monthly Kadokawa in 1984. Since its initial publiciation, it has been widely celebrated and adapted into live-action films in Japan and Korea. In 2020, it was made into an anime film. The original short story now makes its way to the English-speaking world, along with seven other short stories that are equally brilliant.

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (novel)

Bungo Stray Dogs: Woof! (manga)

Original Story by Kafka Asagiri
Art by Neco Kanai
Character Design by Sango Harukawa

From the pages of Bungo Stray Dogs comes a new series about the peaceful everyday lives of the cast…only now the Armed Detective Agency and Mafia characters are mini?! This cozy gag manga about the cute adventures of Atsushi and crew brings a different charm from the original!

Bungo Stray Dogs: Woof! is a fun gag spin-off of Bungo Stray Dogs, a manga series that has had a resurgence in popularity in the past year. This hilarious spin-off manga was the basis of the anime Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!, which aired in the Winter 2021 season to the delight of fans who were eager for more content.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Woof! (manga)

Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Adaptation by Tadaaki Kawahito and Group SNE
Story by Kumo Kagyu
Character Design by Noboru Kannatuski
Editorial Supervison by Jun Yasuda.

The Adventurers Guild has a long list of quests for you and your party: rescuing young maidens from ritual sacrifice, quashing a heretical ceremony in ancient ruins, and locating lost treasures within a crypt teeming with skeletons and specters! In this tabletop RPG set in the world of the Goblin Slayer series, you’ll find faithful reproductions of the various races and classes taken straight from the novels.

Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game is the second TTRPG release from Yen On. As a light novel property largely inspired by RPG tropes, Goblin Slayer is the perfect property to center a TTRPG around. This game will surely delight both fans who have loved Goblin Slayer for years and new fans ready to enter the world for the first time!

Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Yen Press Announces Ten New Series

Yen Press has announced a slate of upcoming releases that includes several manga (The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time, Let This Grieving Soul Retire, Namaiki Zakari, I’ve Been an Omega Since Today, The Splendid Work of a Monster Maid and Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Wraith Arc,) and light novels (Magical☆Explorer, Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie, The Girl I Saved on the Train Turned Out to Be My Childhood Friend and Rust-Eater Bisco). All announced titles are scheduled for November 2021 release.

The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time (manga)

Story by Kizuka Nero
Art by Yamo Yomoya

Kaito has been summoned into another world as a hero, and though all goes well for a time, one day, his entire party betrays and mercilessly kills him. So when he suddenly gets a chance to redo his life, starting from the point he was first summoned to this world, he swears to exact vengeance on everyone who stabbed him in the back…

The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time is a dark isekai tale based on a Yen On light novel scheduled for an October 2021 release. Fans of dark fantasy manga are sure to enjoy this upcoming release that does an amazing job adapting the highly-anticipated light novel.

The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time (manga)

Let This Grieving Soul Retire (manga)

Story by Tsukikage
Art by Rai Hebino
Character Designs by Chiko

This man—is he an extraordinary hero or an ordinary person?

“What I’m seeking is to be the world’s one and only strongest hero.”

Cry had made an oath together with his childhood friends to become the strongest hero, but he realized right after that he has no talent.

Nevertheless, for some reason, the expectations of those around him keep rising rapidly every day. And (at least according to Cry), things will always head in an outrageous direction!?

Let This Grieving Soul Retire is a manga adaptation of the fantasy light novel series by Tsukikage, the creator of Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch (If You’ve Got a Ringer) and The King of the Dead at the Dark Palace by Yen On. This comedic adventure about a reluctant hero appeals to fans of the recently released Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is Actually a Legendary Assassin.

Let This Grieving Soul Retire

Namaiki Zakari

Story and art by Miyuki Mitsubachi

Basketball club manager Yuki has a secret—she’s in love with the team captain! But when Naruse, her cheeky kouhai, discovers her big secret, she’s in a tight spot! Just how long is he going to keep teasing her about it!? Stupid pretty playboy…

Namaiki Zakari is a gorgeous romantic comedy shojo filled with charming boys and love triangles. With a story filled with adorable romance and school-life elements, much of which revolves around the events of the characters’ basketball team, Namaiki Zakari will surely be shojo fans’ next favorite series!

Namaiki Zakari

I’ve Been an Omega Since Today

Story & Art by Maiki Sachi

It all starts with your typical childhood friend love story—average Kanade pining after his dandy best friend, Munechika. There’s just one big problem with their high school romance—Kanade’s a Beta and Munechika’s an Alpha! And everyone knows that Alpha/Beta pairing just aren’t compatible…on a physical level. But when Kanade goes into heat as an Omega for the first time, will Munechika be there to give him a helping hand?

Fans of boys love rejoice! Following hot new releases, such as Sasaki and Miyano and I Cannot Reach You, Yen Press is releasing I’ve Been an Omega Since Today. This standalone title is filled with beautiful artwork and omegaverse elements—truly irresistible to the growing boys love fanbase!

I’ve Been an Omega Since Today

The Splendid Work of a Monster Maid

Story and Art by Yugata Tanabe

Sumire, a “nekomata” phantom, has lost her beloved master. After wandering alone, she stumbles into…a foreign demon world!? Now Sumire serves under the president of a company, alongside an undead named Rose and an android named Ivy. In order to get back that “certain someone,” Sumire’s splendid work begins!

The Splendid Work of a Monster Maid is a fantasy slice-of-life manga surrounding the events of maids in the demon world. With art and story that are both beautiful and very unique, this series is reminisicent of the likes of Black Butler and Kaori Mori’s Emma.

The Splendid Work of a Monster Maid

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Wraith Arc

Story by Magica Quartet
Art by Hanokage

All the witches in the universe, past and future, may have disappeared, but in their place, emotion-eating “wraiths” prey on humanity. The magical girls fight to protect Mitakihara City once more…

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Wraith Arc is a spin-off of the iconic manga and anime property, one which takes place between the events of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion, with much of the story told through the perspective of fan-favorite Homura Akemi. This series debut follows the recent omnibus release of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Wraith Arc

MagicalExplorer (light novel)

Story by Iris
Illustration by Noboru Kannataki

Reincarnated as a character in the legendary eroge title “Magical☆Explorer,” our hero ends up as an unlucky side-character instead of the game’s lady-killer protagonist. Not to worry, though! Armed with his deep knowledge of the game (not to mention a few cheat codes), he’ll do whatever it takes to win the hearts of the game’s heroines and emerge as the most accomplished student at the Sorcerer’s Academy.  

Magical☆Explorer is an isekai light novel series that involves a protagonist using his expertise of visual novels to dominate the world when reincarnated within the game. Fantasy isekai and romantic comedies are among the most popular genres in the world of light novels, making Magical☆Explorer a series that will appeal to a wide range of readers.

Magical☆Explorer (light novel)

Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie (light novel)

Story by Hiroro Akizakura
Illustrations by Dangmill

Reincarnated as a villainess in an Otome game, Cecilia realizes that as the heroine’s rival, she’ll die no matter what route she takes. Convinced that she can avoid her death flag by becoming a man, she crossdresses and takes on a new identity. In the process, however, she ends up replacing her brother-in-law as the knight charged with protecting the heroine! Now the prince who should be condemning her to death wants to hang around her all the time…?! Cecilia will do whatever it takes to achieve a peaceful and carefree life, but if her guise ever slips, it’s Game Over! 

Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie takes the isekai concept of being reincarnated in the world of an otome game and turns it on its head! In order to save her life, our protagonist masquerades as a man—a choice which leads to a whole lot of chaos in this fun-filled light novel series!

Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie (light novel)

The Girl I Saved on the Train Turned Out to Be My Childhood Friend (light novel)

Story by Kennoji
Illustration by Fly

While on his way to school one morning, high school second-year Takamori Ryo saves his childhood friend Fushimi Hina from a sexual harasser on a crowded train. Although the two are practically opposites in appearance and popularity, not to mention the fact they haven’t spoken since middle school, Hina finds herself smitten with the oblivious Ryo. A frustratingly sweet, zero-stress romantic comedy!

The Girl I Saved on the Train Turned Out to Be My Childhood Friend is a sweet slice-of-life light novel that tells the story of love interests who reconnect in high school after years of separation from their middle school days. This rising star in the light novel world is written by Kennoji, the author of Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is Actually a Legendary Assassin, and illustrated by Fly, the artist of Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki.

The Girl I Saved on the Train Turned Out to Be My Childhood Friend (light novel)

Rust-Eater Bisco (light novel)

Story by Shinji Cobkubo
Illustrations by K Akagashi and mocha

In the far future, a disaster known as the “Rusty Wind” has transformed the majority of Japan into a barren desert and left civilization in tatters. After his teacher falls prey to the rust, the roguish Bisco Akahoshi embarks on journey through the sandy wastes to obtain a mushroom known only as the Rust Eater, rumored to cure the ailment. Together with the dashing young doctor Milo, the pair will have to contend with the unforgiving environment and their fellow wanderers in order to make it back alive.

Rust-Eater Bisco is a compelling, post-apocalyptic light novel series with excellent world building complemented by amazing illustrations. An anime adaptation of this award-winning series was recently announced for future release.

Rust-Eater Bisco

Kodansha Reveals its March 2021 Digital Manga Debuts

Today, we got a look at all of the amazing digital manga series debuts coming from Kodansha Comics in March 2021. These new digital debuts as well as returning favorites will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors including Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo.

Araki Won’t Be Tamed

By Kapparappara
Release Date: March 2 // Available Digitally

Yakko has always lived in the shadow of her model/actress younger sister, Yuno. So when she’s surprised on her 17th birthday by super-popular actor Araki Shigaraki, she assumes he’s looking for Yuno…until he declares his love for Yakko?! Not only that, he’d declared his love for her before…but now, as then, she doesn’t believe him! But he’s determined, and if she won’t see him as a boyfriend, maybe she’ll see him as a pet…?!

Araki Won't Be Tamed

Shaman King: Marcos

Original Creator Hiroyuki Takei
Art by Jet Kusamura
Release Date: March 9 // Available Digitally

New Shaman King spin-of from the same team as Shaman King: Red Crimson

What should be a bright future for the X-Laws is shadowed by the absence of Marco. Where could he have gone, and is something sinister behind it? Join the fan favorites in another Shaman King spinoff!

Shaman King: Marcos

Blue Lock

Story by Muneyuki Kaneshiro
Art by Yusuke Nomura
Release Date: March 16 // Available Digitally

By the Story Creator of As The Gods Will: The Second Series

After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team struggles to regroup. But what’s missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win. The Football Association is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match…and to do so, they’ve gathered 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team…and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?

Blue Lock

The Dawn of the Witch

Story by Tatsuo
Art by Kakeru Kobashiri
Character Design by Takashi Iwasaki
Release Date: March 23 // Available Digitally

Cervil is a magic student with no memories of his life before he met a mysterious blond woman in an alley. Now he travels with his teacher, Ross—another student, Holt, and the beastman Coudeau for “special training”… but this field trip may not be as routine as it seems!

The Dawn of the Witch

Chasing After Aoi Koshiba

By FLY and Takeoka Hazuki
Release Date: March 23 // Available Digitally & in Print

All-new Yuri romance!

Sahoko had lots of friends in high school, so there’s no shortage of people to catch up with at her reunion. But the one face she wants to see is missing: that of Aoi Koshiba, her classmate and first love. A star of the basketball team, Aoi caught Sahoko’s eye as an easy way to score social points. But when Aoi quits the team, an unexpected kiss pulls Sahoko closer to her than she intended to be. With a difficult home situation, Aoi is in need of more than just a cynical social climber. She needs a true friend, and something more…

Chasing After Aoi Koshiba

She’s My Knight

By Saisou
Release Date: March 30 // Available Digitally

Haruma Ichinose, 17, has been popular since he was born. So popular, in fact, that he figured no one could even come close…until he met Yuki Mogami. She’s tall, cool, collected, and totally makes him crazy. He may just be in love…but can he deal with falling for someone even more dashing than himself?

She's My Knight

Those Snow White Notes

By Marimo Ragawa
Release Date: March 30 // Available Digitally

Anime to debut April 2021!

When Setsu’s grandfather died, so did Setsu’s “sound”—his unique creative spark. Grieving, he goes to Tokyo to find himself…but manages to become totally, literally lost on his first day. Only a chance meeting with Yuna—aka Yuka, the hostess—saves him from being robbed. At first glance their lives seem totally different, but they’re both striving for their dreams—hers, of being an actress, and his, of developing his talent with the shamisen—and it could just be that life in the raucous, unfeeling urban sprawl of Tokyo could just be what binds their fates together…

Those Snow White Notes

Zenescope’s Fly Returns With The Fall

Zenescope‘s Fly was a comic book series that flew under the radar and didn’t quite find the audience it deserved. The series was similar to The Cape in that both series explored the corruption of the individual by power, in this case the ability to fly and this series was a nice allegory about addiction. Well, now you’ve got a heads up warning that the series is back with a sequel, Fly: The Fall, set for an October release. Written by creator Raven Gregory, the series includes cover art for issue #1 by David Mack, Ale Garza and Darick Robertson.  Interior artwork will be handled by Robert Gill.

Fly: The Fall continues soon after the life-shattering events of the last volume.  Following the death if his ex-girlfriend, Eddie is now a broken man set on a path of self-destruction from which he may not return.  Meanwhile Francis sets his game-plan in motion to destroy the man who killed is father.  Set in a world where the super-heroes aren’t really heroes at all… How far would you go to Fly?

Fly: The Fall #1 hits shelves in October and is available for order in this month’s Diamond Previews.

Zenescope Review – Fly #1 to #4

I’m a bit all over when it comes to my thoughts of the comics produced by Zenescope (generally they’re not my cup of tea), but Fly stands out from their crowd.  The comic is an allegory about addiction.  It revolves around three friends who as kids take a drug called Fly which gains them powers such as flight (shocker with a title like that).

Through flashbacks, we’re caught up through the four issues, teasing out a bit at a time.  We’re slowly seeing the reveal as to how some became full addicts to the drug and others clean.  It’s interesting and unique from where it comes from.

Usually with super hero comics you’re dealt with dynamics between the hero and bad guy and how their powers may corrupt them, but rarely is it compared to what an addict goes through.  It really does work, especially with how these folks have gained their powers.

Three types of addicts are here, the full blown one out of control and there’s no coming back.  There’s the one who’s clean and overcome the day to day addiction and the third is that person in between struggling between what they used to do and attempting to turn their life around and lead a clean, good life.

The story without the addiction aspect of it is still solid with power run amok.  If you’ve never read a Zenescope comic before, this is a perfect one to start with.  It stands out from the crowd as something different and a comic that deserves a bigger audience.

Scores below are for all four issues which have been consistent in quality.

Writer: Raven Gregory Artist: Eric J Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Zenescope Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Zenescope New Releases

Official Press Release

Brimstone Issue #2

Brian McCarthy & Michael Lent (W)
Cover A by Stjepan Sejic
Cover B by Mike DeBalfo

The Viper and his posse discover a vault piled high with gold but guarded by a dying man armed for Armageddon. He draws his last breath with only a single word of warning: “Run!” There is something out there, watching and waiting… and it’s hunger is growing stronger. 28 Days Later collides with the Old West in the newest action/ horror series from Zenescope Entertainment!

32 pgs, FC, $3.25

Brimstone Issue #3- Shadows of the Dead

Brian McCarthy & Michael Lent (W)
Hyunsang Michael Cho (P)
Cover A Eric Basaldua
Cover B Marat Mychaels

After surviving a night of unliving hell in Brimstone, Victor and the remaining mercenaries emerge, guns at the ready, to fight the supernatural forces that attacked them. Annabelle, the sole survivor of the camp warns that the must all get out of town now or die. But the hardened mercenaries have their eyes set on mountains of gold and won’t be easily swayed. But something awaits them in the shadows and it hungers for their flesh. 28 Days Later meets Tombstone in this wild supernatural action series from Zenescope!

32 pgs, FC, $3.25

Brimstone Issue #4: River of Black Blood

Brian McCarthy & Michael Lent (W)
Hyunsang Michael Cho (A)
Cover A Anthony Spay

The Viper leads a trio into the darkness where armies of flesh-walkers will ambush them amid gleaming caverns of gold. Their escape is nothing short of miraculous, but the three do not go unscathed. When the mine entrance is blasted and sealed against the undead hordes, the Viper is nearly blown to bits following a double-cross. Celebration of the trio’s successful return to Brimstone is short lived as one of the trio becomes infected.

32 pgs, FC, $3.25

Charmed Issue #12

Paul Ruditis (W)
Marcio Abreu (A)
Cover A David Seidman
Photo Cover B

The Charmed Ones and Leo face down impossible challenges in a battle to reclaim the Heavens, conquer the Underworld, and save the Earth. It’s a fight that’s been brewing since long before the prophecy of The Charmed Ones was foreseen and building since the first issue of the comic book. When this battle ends the Charmed universe may never look the same!

32 pgs, FC, $3.50

Fly Issue #2

Raven Gregory (W) Eric J (P)
Cover A Amanda Conner
Cover B Darick Robertson
Cover C Eric J
Cover D Ale Garza

If your fix on superheroes isn’t being whetted by the Big Two, take a taste of Raven Gregory’s FLY. One dose and you’ll be hooked. – Ain’t it Cool News

As a teenager Eddie Patron had thought he’d seen it all. That is until his nerdy friend Francis Keiser introduced him to the drug FLY. Now the sky’s the limit and Eddie is about to be introduced to a whole new world. A world that is not without its consequences. From the mind of the writer of Image Comics THE GIFT, Zenescopes WONDERLAND TRILOGY and THE WAKING comes Raven Gregory’s latest tale of suspense set in a world where superheroes aren’t really heroes at all… How far would you go to FLY?

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Fly Issue #3

Raven Gregory (W) Eric J (A)
Cover A Eric Basaldua
Cover B Darick Robertson
Cover C Eric J

“Written with brutality and mystery fly is a saga that shouldn’t be missed.” – IGN

Eddie’s world begins to unravel as his choices have come back to haunt him. With blood on his hands, Eddie tries to find some semblance of a normal life but finds that is easier said then done. Meanwhile, the mysterious super-powered being unleashes a terrifying vengeance that will change Francis’s life forever.

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Grimm Fairy Tales Issue #61

James Patrick (W)
Cover A by Fan Yang
Cover by B Caio Cacau

Obsessed with revenge, Gruel has transformed himself into something he can never come back from. And this is bad news for everyone in Tallus. As Sela and Druanna make one last stand to save the city, two Grimm Fairy Tale’s characters make decisions that will change their destinies for ever.

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Grimm Fairy Tales #62

Joe Brusha (W) James Patrick (W) Shamus Beyale (P)
Cover A Marat Mychaels

The hit series you’ve followed for over 5 years continues as danger continues to escalate! The city of Tallus has been destroyed and Sela and her companions lay beneath the body of the slain Shadow Dragon….whether alive or dead remains to be seen. Even if they have survived they still save Orcus to contend with. Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to the Mother Nature story arc!

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Grimm Myths & Legends Issue #7- The Dream Eater Saga Part 7

Raven Gregory (W) David Miller (P)
Cover A Eric Basaldua

The amazing Dream Eater crossover event continues! Evil and good team up as Baba Yaga and Samantha go in search of the one weapon that might give them a chance at defeating the Dream Eater. But not only is the weapon in a different dimension, it’s in a different time and letting there will only be half the battle. The Dream Eater is coming for everyone and there is little time to stop him. Don’t miss part 7 of the incredible Grimm Fairy Tales crossover event!

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide Case Files: Sasquatch

Joe Brusha (W)
Cover A by Al Rio
Cover B by Pasquale Qualano

Monster Hunter JP Russ has faced down hundreds of monsters in his career. But in the Pacific Northwest he may have finally met his match as he comes up against the most famous monster of them all…Sasquatch. Russ is in a race against time as he investigates the disappearance of campers from Mt. Hood National Park and the trail is fresh with 15” footprints that only one creature can make. From the case files of renowned monster hunter himself. Retailer Note: This book is formatted as a traditional four color comic.

48 pgs, FC, $4.99

Salem’s Daughter One-Shot- The Dream Eater Saga Part 6

Raven Gregory (W)
Cover A Ale Garza
Cover B Pasquale Qualano

The amazing Dream Eater crossover event continues! Braden and Anna investigate a mysterious occurrence in a small Delaware town as residents are ravaged by a sickness that turns them old and kills them within hours. Only a few are not affected and Anna knows that something evil is at work. Now as Braden becomes infected, Anna must figure out a way to save him before he too falls victim! Part 6 of the incredible Grimm Fairy Tales Dream Eater crossover event is here and includes 40 pages of content!

40 pgs, FC, $3.99

Sinbad One-Shot- The Dream Eater Saga Part 8

Raven Gregory (W)
Cover A Eric Basaldua
Cover B Ale Garza

The amazing Dream Eater crossover event continues! Sinbad and his crew come face to face with Baba Yaga as she enters their realm to find the mysterious weapon that might be able to stop the Dream Eater. What is this powerful weapon and what tragic ties does it have to one of the most evil villains the Grimm Universe has ever seen? Part 8 of the incredible Grimm Fairy Tales Dream Eater crossover event is here and includes 40 pages of content!

40 pgs, FC, $2.99

Tales From Neverland Issue #2 Tiger Lily

Joe Brusha (W)
Cover A Tim Seeley/Studio Cirque
Cover B Nei Ruffino

The Daughter of a chief…a princess and the future ruler of her tribe, Tiger Lily was once one of the most powerful people in all of Neverland. Then she fell under the spell of the new and mysterious stranger known as Pan. Seduced and tricked by his lies, she fell from her tribe and her father’s favor. To regain her honor and prove that she is not aligned with Pan and his evil plans, Tiger Lily must face and defeat him…and she must do it alone.
32 pgs, FC, $3.99

Tales From Neverland Issue #3

Joe Brusha (W)
Raven Gregory (W)
Connecting Covers A & B by Franchesco

Neverland is filled with mysterious and deadly creatures but none more dangerous than the monster crocs that inhabit its seas and waterways. Many natives have fallen prey to these deadly predators and facing one alone in its natural habitat is suicide. But that’s exactly what Pan aims to do to earn the respect of the tribes that inhabit his new found home. His reward is a seat on the throne of Neverland…if he can survive to claim it.

32 pgs, FC, $3.99

Zenescope in October

Official Press Release

BRIMSTONE Issue #6

Michael Lent & Brian McCarthy (W)

Hyunsang Michael Cho (A)

Cover: Anthony Spay

Day breaks on Brimstone and corpses of the damned foul the street but now the poisonous curse is working its way through Victor’s veins, turning the most deadly gunslinger in the West into an even faster, heartless supernatural killer. As the lines of good and evil begin to blur, Victor has only one shot at saving his friends.

32 pgs, FC, $3.25

CHARMED Issue #15

Paul Ruditis (W) Dean Kotz (A)

Cover: David Seidman

Trouble comes knocking on Paige’s front door when a mysterious fire nearly burns down her house. The nature of the attack suggests a firestarter, but the real answer might not be that simple. Are The Charmed Ones about to face another threat from the past or is the culprit a more recent addition to their lives? A secret that Piper’s been keeping might hold the answer to more than just Paige’s question or it could lead to a whole new set of problems instead.

32 pgs, FC, $3.50

FLY Issue #5

Raven Gregory (W) Eric J (A)

Connecting A, B, & C Covers: Eric J

“Edgy and twisted. Doesn’t reset the superhero paradigm so much as kick it, mercilessly, off the ledge.” – Newsarama.

After years of running from his past Eddie must finally confront the monster of his own making and will be forced to make a choice that will change his life forever! Set in a world where the super heroes aren’t really heroes at all…How far would you go to Fly?
32 pgs, FC, $2.99

GIRLS OF GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2012 CALENDAR

FC, $13.99

Grimm Fairy Tales 2011 Halloween Edition

Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco & Raven Gregory (W)

Cover A: Franchesco

Cover B: David Seidman

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for Zenescope and Grimm Fairy Tales there’s no better holiday than Halloween. Our annual tradition continues with our Halloween special that features three all new blood curdling short stories that spotlight your favorite characters from the Grimm Universe.

48 pgs, FC, $5.99

Grimm Fairy Tales Issue #66

Joe Brusha (W)

Cover A: Pasquale Qualano

Cover B: Fan Yang

A GREAT JUMPING ON POINT FOR NEW READERS!

After the events of the Dream Eater crossover Sela is finally able to resume her quest to free Erik’s soul…a quest that will take her straight into the heart of Limbo. But the gates of Limbo do not easily open for outsiders and those that enter the realm seldom come back.

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Grimm Fairy Tales/Sinbad Special Edition Part 3 of 3

Dan Wickline (W)

Cover A: Alfredo Reyes

Cover B: Rich Bonk

With the powerful three headed dragon Azhi Dahaka under her spell the evil witch Acacia  prepares to unleash hell on Bagdhad and only Sinbad, Baba Yaga and Belinda stand in her way. Don’t miss the conclusion to this mini Grimm Fairy Tales/Sinbad crossover.

48 pgs, FC, $5.99

Grimm Fairy Tales: The Library Issue #4

Joe Brusha (W)

Cover A: Joe Pekar
Cover B: Pasquale Qualano

Sela Mathers has always loved to read but she never realized the stories in her books could be so dangerous. Now that the characters and worlds they inhabit have sprung to life, Sela and her brother are in a desperate race to find a way to reverse the spell. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the spell book. ALL AGES

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Grimm Fairy Tales: The Dream Eater Saga Trade Paperback Volume 1

Raven Gregory (W)

Cover: Eric Basaldua

The entity known as the Dream Eater has been released and walks the earth searching to destroy all of those born with supernatural ability. Both heroes and the villains of the Grimm Fairy Tales Universe must join forces to battle an all powerful entity that could very well prove to be the end of them all. “Brilliant – pick it up now!” -ThePullbox.com

176 pgs, FC, $15.99

Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends Issue #10

Raven Gregory (W)

Cover A: Pasquale Qualano

Cover B: Romano Molenaar

Erica’s power is unleashed and the only thing standing in the way of her rage and the destruction of those she hates most is Samantha, guardian of Earth. Meanwhile the Sea Witch waits and watches for the final outcome of the battle as she has plans of her own.

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Neverland: Hook Issue #2

Joe Brusha (W)

Cover A: Ale Garza

Cover B: Marat Mychaels

As Belle hovers near death, Cross continues his search for the monster that attacked her. It’s a search that leads him back to the place where his childhood nightmares still live… Neverland. Cross will soon learn that the monsters he’s faced in the past are nothing compared to the horrors that live there now. *New Series*

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Salem’s Daughter: The Haunting Issue #4

Ralph Tedesco (W) Allan Otero (A)

Cover A: Stjepan Sejic

Cover B: Natali Sanders

As Anna falls mysteriously ill, Braden must search out help in the form of a voodoo priestess who might have power of her own to combat the evil tormenting the town. The series the Philadelphia Daily News called one of the years best of 2009 is back with a brand new story arc that will hook you right in!

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

The Theater Issue #2

Raven Gregory (W) Martin Montiel (A)

Cover A: Eric Basaldua

Cover B: Daniel Leister

The Borden Theater is about to close its doors forever. but sinister plans are in the works as a premiere event may turn out to be a bloodbath… Meanwhile a struggling writer finds the means of breaking into the business… one death at a time. Don’t miss the brand new horror series from the company that does horror the right way! *New Series*

32 pgs, FC, $3.99

Pick of the Week – Criminal: Last of the Innocent #3

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It’s a new week of comic books and my pick for the week is Ed Brubaker and Sean PhillipsCriminal: Last of the Innocent #3.  As usual the series is exactly what I’d expect, quality.  From Phillips’ beautiful art to Brubaker’s deftly weaved story, this is the prime example of noir in comic books.  I usually wait until the trades comic out, but from all the buzz, I had to see what was going on, and boy was I not disappointed.  A must buy.

  • Criminal: Last of the Innocent #3 – See above.
  • Mega Man #4 – I’m in love with this series that just hearkens back to the animated series I remember as a kid.
  • American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #3 – Vertigo has a hit with this and the main series.  So good.
  • Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #522 – I’m a bit fascinated to see where the American Panther story goes.
  • Fly #3 – This series by Zenescope is definitely flying under folks’ radar.  It’s been pretty solid so far.

Pick of the Week – Criminal: Last of the Innocent #2

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I’ve always waited for trade paperbacks to read Criminal, but Criminal: Last of the Innocent got such amazing praise when it first came out I had to see what all of the chatter was about, and it was well worth it.  Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips consistently bring it in this series with some of the best comic book noir on the market.  Absolutely fantastic stuff and I’m sure the second issue will be no exception.

  1. Criminal: Last of the Innocent #2 – See above.
  2. Fly #2 – I’ve actually read the first three issues of the series (review soon) and this tale about a drug that gives you abilities is amazing.
  3. X-Men: Schism #2 – The first issue blew me away and at this point everything is on the table.  I expect people to die and lots of fighting to go along with some amazing art.  The X-Men are back!
  4. Green Hornet #17 – Phil Hester has been killing it when it comes to this series, beyond solid.
  5. Fables #107 – With a new spin-off announced, we’re left wonder how we’ll get there and what comes after the battle with Mr. Dark?

Zenescope’s July Solicits For September Release

Official Press Release

Brimstone #5

Michael Lent & Brian
McCarthy (W)
Hyunsang Michael Cho (A)
Cover A
Anthony Spay

As dusk falls, fleshwalkers continue to swarm and attack. When one of the remaining group is bitten but doesn’t immediately transform, they all must decide what to do as they attempt to survive the night…What if what you fear most is already among you? The Old West meets 28 Days Later in this intense new horror series from Zenescope Entertainment!

32 pgs, FC, $3.25

Charmed #14

Paul Ruditis (W)
Cover A David Seidman
Cover B Photo Cover

Coop is on one of the toughest assignments a Cupid can accept and this time it comes with unexpected consequences. When Phoebe sees her husband plagued with questions about the

family he never met, she tries to help by researching his past unaware that a mysterious force works against her. As she tries to orchestrate a reunion centuries in the making, she could wind up tearing a family apart.

32 pgs, FC, $3.50

Fly #4

Raven Gregory (W) Eric J (A) Michael Garcia (C)
Cover A Eric J
Cover B Ale Garza
Cover C Tyler Kirkham

“Edgy and twisted. Doesn’t reset the superhero paradigm so much as kick it, mercilessly, off the ledge.” – Newsarama. Eddie is given the means by which to stop Danielle once and for all but he might be too late to use it as Danielle tracks down his new girlfriend. Elsewhere the Hero has struck and has destroyed Francis’ life, putting him on a path of revenge that will forever

change the lives of those around him. From the writer of The Waking and the Wonderland trilogy comes Raven Gregory’s latest tale of suspense set in a world where the super heroes aren’t really heroes at all… How far would you go to Fly?

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Grimm Fairy Tales #65: Jack the Giant Killer

Joe Brusha (W)
Cover A Eric Basaldua

Once upon a time in the fairy tale realm of Myst the earth shook with the footsteps of Giants. Their power was unmatched and for an age they went unchallenged. Then the Giant Killer came to Myst and before long the giants were just a memory. Grimm Fairy Tales presents a new twist on the classic fairy tale Jack the Giant Killer. Featuring a cover by Ebas.

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Grimm Fairy Tales 2011 Giant Sized Edition

Joe Brusha (W)
Cover A Eric Basaldua

Sinbad’s former crew has been transformed into zombies by a voodoo priestess who plans to reunite the Sinbad with his undead crew in order to help her carryout a special quest… and she’ll take him alive or dead. Unknown to Sinbad two unlikely allies, Baba Yaga and Belinda, plan to come to his rescue. But will they be able to save him before he joins his former crew and becomes one of the living dead? Don’t miss the second part of this special Grimm Fairy Tales/Sinbad story arc.

48 pgs, FC, $5.99

Grimm Fairy Tales Hard Cover Source Book

Joe Brusha (W)
Cover A by Ebas

Grimm Fairy Tales is one of the longest running independent comics of all time. The series has spawned multiple spin-offs including the Wonderland trilogy, Neverland, The Piper and many more while both reinventing age-old characters and introducing brand new fairy tale mythology. The Grimm Universe is filled with hundreds of characters that exist within the multiple realms

which they inhabit. At last comes the Sourcebook that catalogues the biographies of ALL the Grimm Heroes and Villains and explores the rich mythology of the vast Grimm Universe. If you are a fan of Zenescope’s Grimm Universe, this is one book you don’t want to miss!

200 pgs, FC, $39.99

Grimm Fairy Tales: The Library #3

Joe Brusha (W)
Cover A Marat Mychaels
Cover B Rich Bonk

Unlocking the magic spell book has brought the Wicked Witch to life and now she plans on staying that way. The only way to put her back in her book is to reverse the spell, and that’s just what Sela plans to do. The only problem is the book and the key to its lock have been sucked

into the portals and living worlds of other books. In order to get them back, Sela will have to venture into a world full of monsters and her brother will have to take a trip into one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. Classic tales, monsters, villains and heroes come to life in this epic Grimm Fairy Tales spinoff!

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Grimm Myths & Legends $9

Raven Gregory & James
Patrick (W)
David Miller (A)
Cover A Nei Ruffino
Cover B Fan Yang

The brand new LITTLE

MERMAID story-arc continues here! Erica’s secret is revealed as she attempts to flee her own mysterious past. But little does she know that another major player has entered the game and

has her sights set on claiming Erica’s own incredible power for her own…someone who goes by the name of Ursula. Make sure to pick up the hottest new Grimm Fairy Tales series from Zenescope Entertainment!

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Neverland: Hook Issue #1

Joe Brusha (W)
Cover A Artgerm
Cover B Ale Garza

For a time, the nightmares had ceased for Nathan Cross. After he destroyed Pan and ended Pan’s evil reign over Neverland, Cross had finally found peace. But now the nightmares have returned…People are beginning to disappear again and Cross knows deep down that evil is again alive in the realm of Neverland… And he knows he might be the one man who can stop it. The comic that Ain’t It Cool News called “kick-ass” and “Awesome” returns in this brand new

Neverland series that will blow your mind! *NEW SERIES*

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Salem’s Daughter: The Haunting #3

Ralph Tedesco (W) Alan Otero (A)
Cover A Keu Cha
Cover B Alfredo Reyes

After barely escaping the harrowing events inside the Church, Anna searches for answers to the ongoing evil that has infected the town. A disturbing vision leads Anna to believe there is someone with a connection to the haunting among them… but who? Meanwhile Braden finds his hands full as he must go head to head against an unexpected enemy. The series the Philadelphia Daily News called one of the years best of 2009 is back with an incredible new story arc you do not want to miss!

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

The Theater #1

Raven Gregory (W) Martin Montiel (A) Michael Garcia (C)
Cover A Artgerm
Cover B Tyler Kirkham
Cover C Rodin

In a quiet New Jersey town there sits a small, old-fashioned movie theater. But this unassuming theater holds a deep dark secret, one that threatens the lives of anyone who dares enter it. An when an unsuspecting couple decides to visit the old movie house to watch some horror films, they soon will find that something full of horror is also watching them. From the writer of the Wonderland trilogy and The Waking comes a whole new world of fear unlike any that has been seen before! Featuring 29 pages of content and covers by superstar artists Artgerm and Tyler Kirkham. Don’t miss the brand new horror series from the company that does it right! Don’t miss The Theater. *NEW SERIES*

32 pgs, FC, $3.99

Silver Dragon’s Tales of Adventure: Knights & Medieval Warriors

Joe Brusha (W)
Cover A by Al Rio

Swords and shields…crossbows and catapults… the weapons and battle tactics of medieval nights were brutal and effective. Throughout the middle ages these warriors fought in numerous battles all across Europe and beyond. This graphic novel examines the most famous knights and battles of the period as well as the weapons and tactics they used when waging war. From siege warfare to the roles of cavalry and artillery in battle, this exciting graphic novel is filled with

information that will captivate the imagination of young readers. *ALL AGES*

32 pgs, FC, $3.25

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