“As a woman of Puerto Rican heritage, I of course love seeing a strong Latina headlining a story and wielding outrageous powers.” said series writer Dawn P. Marquez. “I’m drawn to the ancient and cultural aspects mixed with Mary’s very modern and relatable voice and perspective.”While not a new title for the company, Zenescope’s popular horror anthology series, Grimm Tales of Terror, returns for the start of a third volume in February. The fan-favorite series continues to reinvent well-known urban legends and ghost stories with brand new twists for a new generation of readers in its homage to series such as Tales From The Crypt and The Twilight Zone. Volume 3 of Grimm Tales of Terror will offer 13 brand new stories and debuts in February.
Finally, in March, writer Ralph Tedesco (Grimm Fairy Tales; Inferno) brings readers his brand new series, The Courier: From the Ashes. After a manmade pandemic virus kills off most of the world’s population, a very different world emerges from the ashes. Eve Harper, a smuggler-for-hire, is one of the best there is at navigating the extremely dangerous landscape and making deliveries to the rich and powerful who have erected strongholds to protect them from monstrosities that roam the wasteland in between.
“Films like Fury Road, Book of Eli, 28 Days Later and even The Descent were inspirations for this new series,” says Tedesco. “But I really wanted the characters and the world to feel unique, so it was important for me to create something that also feels different than what’s already out there. I think the result is going to be a very fun ride for readers.”
Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco started out writing screenplays together about fifteen years ago but the two eventually came up with the idea that evolved into Zenescope Entertainment. The company was founded in 2005 and has become one of the most recognized independent comic book and graphic novel publishers in the world. Ralph and Joe’s edgy and non-traditional brand of story-telling sets them apart from the pack. Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and subsequent spinoff series such as Oz, Wonderland, Neverland and Robyn Hood, which re-imagine classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest-running original independent comic books on shelves today. Zenescope publishes and develops both original and licensed material and has worked with dozens of clients that include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, Mandalay Vision, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios and many others.
Zenescope Entertainment has brought an exciting new feel to comics and are proud to have such a devoted fan base coming along for the ride.