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Review: White Widow #2

White Widow #2

There is nothing like a great cliffhanger. They’re what keeps you coming back for more. Increasingly, no matter which medium you are talking about, this has become a regular feature of storytelling. Creators want their audience to be intrigued in the immediate story but also invested in the bigger plot. As each chapter unfolds, we find out more about the world we are presently in and the characters whom for the most part, we fall in love with.

I’m old enough to remember the series Dallas and how the whole world waited anxiously to see if JR Ewing was alive when the season came back. Its become commonplace now for television shows and even movies to end with cliffhangers. This only becomes an annoyance when the payoff is not there or will never be fulfilled due to a cancellation.

In the second issue of White Widow, we find Gabrielle on the precipice of finding out exactly what her father had been hiding all these years from her and why it cost him, his life.

As Gabrielle opens the file her father left for her, she soon finds out a truth about herself and why she didn’t find out until now that she had powers, as her parents kept it from her, is because she had a rare malady, Krabbe Disease. As her parents were in the midst of stealing technology which would have helped her condition, a failed mission which would drive Gabrielle. Meanwhile, Director Sloan finds out how her agents got decimated by the White Widow, an unfortunate result which prompts her to unleash an agency hitwoman, Pulse. Also, with the help of her friend, Regina, Gabrielle finds out how to operate her new suit, a rather modifiable piece of equipment. The issue wraps with a showdown between the White Widow and Pulse.

Overall, an exciting second installment in a series which aims to be more than your typical superhero story. The story by Benny Powell and Jamie Tyndall, is dripping with grit, intelligence, and suspense. The art by Tyndall and Iwan Nazif is gorgeous. Altogether, a great issue which proves this creative team is on top of their game.

Story: Benny Powell Art: Iwan Nazif and Jamie Tyndall
Story:10 Art:9.6 Overall:9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Review: White Widow #2

White Widow #2

There is nothing like a great cliffhanger. They’re what keeps you coming back for more. Increasingly, no matter which medium you are talking about, this has become a regular feature of storytelling. Creators want their audience to be intrigued in the immediate story but also invested in the bigger plot. As each chapter unfolds, we find out more about the world we are presently in and the characters whom for the most part, we fall in love with.

I’m old enough to remember the series Dallas and how the whole world waited anxiously to see if JR Ewing was alive when the season came back. Its become commonplace now for television shows and even movies to end with cliffhangers. This only becomes an annoyance when the payoff is not there or will never be fulfilled due to a cancellation.

In the second issue of White Widow, we find Gabrielle on the precipice of finding out exactly what her father had been hiding all these years from her and why it cost him, his life.

As Gabrielle opens the file her father left for her, she soon finds out a truth about herself and why she didn’t find out until now that she had powers, as her parents kept it from her, is because she had a rare malady, Krabbe Disease. As her parents were in the midst of stealing technology which would have helped her condition, a failed mission which would drive Gabrielle. Meanwhile, Director Sloan finds out how her agents got decimated by the White Widow, an unfortunate result which prompts her to unleash an agency hitwoman, Pulse. Also, with the help of her friend, Regina, Gabrielle finds out how to operate her new suit, a rather modifiable piece of equipment. The issue wraps with a showdown between the White Widow and Pulse.

Overall, an exciting second installment in a series which aims to be more than your typical superhero story. The story by Benny Powell and Jamie Tyndall, is dripping with grit, intelligence, and suspense. The art by Tyndall and Iwan Nazif is gorgeous. Altogether, a great issue which proves this creative team is on top of their game.

Story: Benny Powell Art: Iwan Nazif and Jamie Tyndall
Story:10 Art:9.6 Overall:9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Review: White Widow #1

White Widow #1

The story of Peter Parker is one that has clicked with generations gaining him a legion of fans worldwide. This is due in part to the fact that the character is both more relatable and actually likeable and his trials and experiences are often ones that so many of us relate to.

We soon found out in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse just how likeable every version of him was. Me personally, the one attribute that made me even want to read a Spider-Man comic was his tragic origins. Despite its universal success, I have wondered how this very story could be done differently and maybe even better? In the first issue of White Widow we find a new character one who finds herself becoming a hero in the worst possible scenario.

We meet our hero, shortly after she has become one with the body of her dead father at her feet. Some government agents find her motives suspect. We rewind back a bit where we get a proper introduction to Gabrielle Garcia, a typical college student athlete who loves playing volleyball. Everything changes one night when her father Cisco visits, to let her know about a dark secret. It’s one which costs him his life and gives Gabriella new abilities. By issue’s end she finds out something bigger is at play.

Overall, an arresting debut that sweeps the reader off their feet with a hero everyone can get behind. The story by Benny R. Powell and Jamie Tyndall is relatable, suspenseful, and smart. The art by creative team is simply breathtaking. Altogether, a great introduction to a hero whom outshines most.

Story: Benny R. Powell and Jamie Tyndall
Art: Jamie Tyndall, Iwan Nazif, and Fahrza Kamaputra
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Red Agent—Mission Impossible Meets Grimm Fairy Tales

In comic shops January 20, 2016, Britney Waters, aka Red Riding Hood, is recruited by a secret government agency to help take down a rogue organization that is determined to take out any and all Highborn threats across the globe. Using the codename Red Agent, Britney must infiltrate the mysterious organization and ultimately confront a seemingly unstoppable weapon called “Alpha”—a sadistic laboratory-enhanced warrior whose sole purpose is to seek and destroy. Don’t miss the brand new Grimm Universe spy series Red Agent from Zenescope!

With a story by Grimm Fairy Tales creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, the creative team for this new mini-series boasts writer Lou Lovino, artist Diego Galindo on interiors, and colorist GROSTIETA—with the remarkable cover artists: Mike Lilly, Caio Cacau, Jamie Tyndall, and Giuseppe Cafaro.

Local comic shops are ordering Red Agent until January 4th, 2015, for the January 20th 2016 release date.

Preview: Hit List #1 – Out September 11 from Zenescope

Hit List #1

Written By Ralph Tedesco
Pencils By Sami Kivela
Cover A By Jamie Tyndall
Cover B By Felipe Massafera
Cover C By Mike Krome
Cover D By Marat Mychaels
Incentive Cover By Elias Chatzoudis

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. A brand new action, thriller series from the creators of Grimm Fairy Tales and the Se7en comics hits stores this fall!

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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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Zenescope Unveiling Grimm Animated and Exclusives at C2E2

C2E2 bannerZenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for C2E2 2013.  The company will be exhibiting at booth #729 at the popular comic and pop culture convention running April 26th-28th at McCormick Place in Chicago. Zenescope will be offering several limited edition exclusive comics during the show that features cover art by industry favorites Mike DeBalfo, Jamie Tyndall and Paulo Siqueira.

Appearing at booth #729 will be Zenescope’s Editor-in-Chief, co-founder and writer, Ralph Tedesco who will be signing Friday and Saturday. Also appearing will be writer Mark L. Miller and artists Nei Ruffino, Franchesco, Larry Watts and others.

One of the main highlights of the show for Zenescope fans will be the premiere of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot episode directed by Jon Schnepp and created by Zenescope Entertainment, Titmouse Animation, and Schneppzone, Inc.

The Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Panel will be hosted by Zenescope’s Ralph Tedesco who also served as one of the producers and writers of the pilot. The panel will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 11:00am to 12:00pm in Room W476.

Here is the list of exclusives Zenescope will have available at their booth:

GFT Jungle Book: Last of the Species #2 cover E (Limited to 500 copies)                              

GFT Robyn Hood vs Red Riding Hood cover E (Limited to 500 copies)

GFT Wonderland #9 Cover C and D (C Limited to 500 copies and D Limited to 100 copies)

C2E2 Jungle Book LOS #2C (500) Paulo Siqueira C2E2 RobynVRRH one-shot (500) C2E2 Wonderland #9C (500)

Zenescope Heads to Wondercon

Zenescope is heading to WonderCon 2013.  The company will be exhibiting at the show at Booth #605.  There will be several limited edition exclusives available at the show, including covers by artists Elias Chatzoudis and Jamie Tyndall. Ralph Tedesco, Zenescope Editor-in-Chief and writer, will be signing at the Zenescope booth #605 throughout the weekend.

The company will also be having a panel on Grimm Fairy Tales Animated, which will be hosted by director Jon Schnepp. The panel will be held in room 208 on Friday, March 29th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. This will be an opportunity for fans to watch never-before-seen footage from the making of the pilot.

Here are the exclusives they will have available at Booth #605:

GFT Jungle Book: Last of the Species #1 cover E (Limited to 500 copies)                              

Grimm Fairy Tales #83 cover C (Limited to 500 copies)

Grimm Fairy Tales #83 cover D (Limited to 100 copies)

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Zenescope Announces Their 2013 Convention Schedule and Plans

Zenescope Entertainment has released its convention schedule for 2013 which covers a total of 25 different conventions and cities, including two visits abroad in both Canada and the United Kingdom. It’s the most comprehensive convention schedule for the company to date.  Zenescope’s writers, creators and artists such as Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, Anthony Spay, Eric Basaldua, Pat Shand and many others are expected to be present throughout many of the company’s convention stops.

Over the past several years, Zenescope has maintained original and sought after convention exclusive covers. And this year the company has raised the bar as it puts the lovely Zenescope ladies to work with its “Work Force” theme for 2013. Eric Basaldua, Jamie Tyndall, Anthony Spay, Elias Chatzoudis, Franchesco and other top industry talent will take turns portraying Zenescope’s iconic and strong-willed female characters in a variety of blue and white collar work environments in the pinup style that has elevated Zenescope’s limited edition exclusives to be must-have collectibles.

Further, Zenescope has announced its new line of “Black Diamond” exclusive variants. These rare covers are intended to reward the hardcore collectors and fans who end up collecting all of them.

The first Black Diamond cover made its debut in January at Amazing Arizona Comic Con and future Black Diamonds will debut at various, random conventions throughout 2013. However, a specific release schedule and certain details about the covers are still being kept under wraps. Those who miss their opportunity to purchase these covers at the conventions can also look for them on Zenescope’s official web store.

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NYCC 2012 – Zenescope Heads to NYC

Zenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for New York Comic Con 2012.  The company will be appearing at booth # 1657 and will have on hand the most products and content it ever has in the 7 years Zenescope has been attending the east coast’s largest Comic Con.

Brand new issues debuting at the booth will be the Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Halloween Edition, the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Comic and the Grimm Fairy Tales Giant Sized 2012.

Zenescope will also have 12 limited edition New York Comic Con Exclusive Covers available from artists such as EBAS, Anthony Spay, Jamie Tyndall, Elias Chatzoudis and many more!  Many artists are going to be available to sign at different times throughout the weekend.

Other Zenescope merchandise will include Wonderland Board Games, Action Figures, T-shirts, Art Prints and all the latest Trade Paperbacks, Graphic Novels and Exclusives fans are looking for!

Meanwhile the Zenescope booth has FREE signings and FREE Giveaways all weekend long.  Some of the creators appearing at booth 1657 include writers Raven Gregory, Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha and Patrick Shand; artists include Anthony Spay, Jamie Tyndall, Elias Chatzoudis and more.

There will be more special appearances from Grimm Fairy Tales Animated director Jon Schnepp and Grimm Fairy Tales animated actress Briana Evigan.

Also appearing will be Cosplay queen Jessica Nigri and of course the gorgeous Zenescope Booth Babes!  See below for is a complete list of Exclusives and Appearances.

The biggest news of the weekend is the premiere of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Pilot which was fan-funded through Kickstarter and produced by Zenescope, Titmouse, and Schneppzone.  The pilot will make its much-anticipated debut on the evening of October 13th with a screening party and fairy tale-themed burlesque show performed by Ink & Paint Burlesque. The event is being held at Times Scare in New York City on Saturday, October 13th, with doors opening at 9:30pm.

Limited tickets for the event will be available for sale at the Zenescope booth or online at: https://www.zenescope.com/comics/51-grimm-fairy-tales-the-animated-series/issues/427

Lastly, there will be a Zenescope panel that will premiere a first look sneak peek at Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot. The panel will feature director Jon Schnepp, Grimm Fairy Tales writers and creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and actress Brianna Evigan.

It will be Friday, from 7:45pm – 8:45pm in panel room 1A14.

If you are an aspiring artist looking to become a member of the Zenescope creative team, they will be doing portfolio reviews on Friday through Sunday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the booth (1657). Please bring examples of your work, including sequentials, penciled pages, pin-up. The company is also actively seeking colorists so colorists are welcome.

Zenescope will be partnering with HISTORY to publish the MANKIND The Story of All of Us graphic novels, which will be tied-in to the launch of History’s new television event. History will also have a presence at New York Comic Con, at booth 1664, will have a preview issue of the graphic novel available, Talent signings, as well as spotlighting their other products.

Here is the list of New York Comic Con exclusives we will have available at the booth (Booth #1657) Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #1, Grimm Fairy Tales #78, Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Halloween Edition, Wonderland #3, Grimm Fairy Tales Myths and Legends #21, Godstorm #1, and Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series One-Shot.

Appearing and signing at the Zenescope booth #1657 during the show:

Briana Evigan: Actress, Voice Actress (Grimm Fairy Tales Animated, The Devil’s Carnival, Sorority Row, Step Up 2: The Streets)

Jon Schnepp: Director (Grimm Fairy Tales Animated, Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros)

Joe Brusha: Zenescope President and writer (Grimm Fairy Tales & Neverland)

Ralph Tedesco: Zenescope Editor-in-Chief and writer (Grimm Fairy Tales & Salem’s Daughter)

Raven Gregory: Zenescope Writer (Wonderland, The Waking and Fly)

Patrick Shand: Zenescope Writer (Robyn Hood, Godstorm)

Jessica Nigri: (Cosplayer and Zenescope Cover Girl)

Elias Chatzoudis: Cover Artist (Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, Myths and Legends)

Jamie Tyndall: Cover Artist (Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, GFT Bad Girls)

Anthony Spay: Zenescope’s Art Director and Cover Artist (Wonderland, Grimm Fairy Tales)

Mark L Miller: Writer (Jungle Book, Grimm Fairy Tales)

Joey Esposito: Writer (Grimm Fairy Tales presents Bad Girls)

Jesse Wichmann: Cover Artist (Wonderland)

Here is the planned schedule:

Thursday (3pm – 9pm)

5:00pm – Jesse Wichmann

Friday (10am -7pm)

11:00am – Anthony Spay

12:00pm – Raven Gregory

1:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis

2:30pm- 3:30pm – Robyn Hood Launch Signing! –  Writer Pat Shand, Cover Artist Jamie Tyndall, Cosplayer Jessica Nigri

4:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

5:00pm – Briana Evigan

Saturday (10am -7pm)

11:00am – Joey Esposito, Raven Gregory

12:00pm – Mark L. Miller, Raven Gregory

1:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

2:00 to 2:30pm – Amin Amat

2:30 -3:30pm – Jessica Nigri

2:00 to 4:00pm – Raven Gregory

4:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

5:00pm – Briana Evigan, Jon Schnepp

Sunday (10am -5pm)

11:00am – Raven Gregory

12:00pm – Pat Shand

1:00pm – Jesse Wichmann

2:00pm – Anthony Spay