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Dragon Clan Leads Zenescope Entertainments May Releases

Dragon Clan Leads Zenescope Entertainment's May Releases

Zenescope Entertainment is serving up a slate of one-shots featuring new and returning characters for Grimm Universe readers in May 2021. The Pennsylvania-based publisher known for the long-running Grimm Fairy Tales dark fantasy comic and Van Helsing, the comic that the SyFy original TV series is based on, has changed its method of publishing this year. While Grimm […]

Under the Hex of Secrets The Miracles on Kickstarter

Under the Hex of Secrets, The Miracles on Kickstarter

Joe Glass, former reporter for Bleeding Cool and creator of The Pride, currently being collected by Dark Horse, talks about his new project, Miracles, on Kickstarter. He writes; Families are important. There are of course families of all kinds, and those that we find rather than are born into or raised in, but family, whatever […]

The Millennials &#8211 Black Superheroes Not Snowflakes

The Millennials – Black Superheroes, Not Snowflakes

Lee Chandler writes for Bleeding Cool about his new crowdfunding superhero comic book series, The Millennials. He writes; "I just see no reason to change that which has already been established when it's so easy to add new characters. I say create new characters the way you want to." Stan Lee said this once in […]

Zenescope Creators On New Comedy Comic Man Goat &#038 the Bunny Man

Zenescope Creators On New Comedy Comic Man Goat & the Bunny Man

This April, Pennsylvania-based publisher Zenescope Entertainment will release the horror/comedy title Man Goat & the Bunny Man. Each of the writers behind this wild concept also has a larger role at Zenescope, so today I talked to Ralph Tedesco (co-writer, c0-Founder, and Zenescope's VP of Film & Television), Dave Franchini (co-writer, editor on many of their […]

Horror/Comedy Man Goat &#038 The Bunny Man Leads Zenescope April Titles

Horror/Comedy Man Goat & The Bunny Man Leads Zenescope April Titles

Zenescope is known for the blend of dark fantasy, horror, and superhero action that defines the tone of their main line of Grimm Universe titles. This includes their flagship titles Grimm Fairy Tales, Robyn Hood, Van Helsing, and Wonderland, as well as relatively newer titles like Mystere and Belle. However, they have also released their fair share of comedy […]

You Can Own Original Cover Art to Spirit Hunters #3 by Renato Rei

You Can Own Original Cover Art to Spirit Hunters #3 by Renato Rei

Zenescope Entertainment has a dedicated base of collectors who collect their many exclusive variant covers as well as original art. The company is known for putting out convention-themed covers to all of their titles, featuring characters in cosplay or at specific locations themed to the state in which Zenescope is exhibiting. These have become highly […]

The Unthinkables #1 Review: Jerks Forced To Save The World

The Unthinkables #1 Review: Jerks Forced To Save The World

With an irreverent approach, a team of unlikely extrahuman entities must be quickly assembled to overcome a threat that could wipe out the whole world. With lots of shenanigans, this team is assembled with some kind of agenda hidden from even their members. With a pedigree that likely has as much to do with The Awesomes and […]

I Walk With Monsters #1 Review: Looking For A Way In

I Walk With Monsters #1 Review: Looking For A Way In

I Walk With Monsters is about a young girl grappling with a traumatic past by traveling around the country with a man with monstrous abilities. Together, they seek out predators while on another, more pointed mission as well. Written by Paul Cornell, drawn by Sally Cantirino, colored by Dearbhla Kelly, and lettered by AndWorld Design, this is another interesting […]

Frank at Home On The Farm #1 Review: Eyes Watching From The Bleed

Frank at Home On The Farm #1 Review: Eyes Watching From The Bleed

Frank At Home On The Farm #1, a new psychological thriller from Scout Comics, follows the eponymous character as he returns home from war to a surprisingly empty home. The issue begins with Frank trying to gather information on what may have happened to his missing family and gets stranger from there. Writer Jordan Thomas, who originally […]

The Recount #1 Review: A Thriller Paced to the Rhythm of Gunfire

The Recount #1 Review: A Thriller Paced to the Rhythm of Gunfire

The Recount #1 from Scout Comics feels like The Purge meets modern American politics. It is written by Jonathan Hedrick, drawn by Gabriel Ibarra Nunez, colored by Sunil Ghagre, and lettered by Cristian Docolomansky. This is quite the daring debut, as even typing this concept up on your computer seems like something that'll get a knock on your door. Let's […]

The Antagonists Shows How Retirement Is Hard For Supervillains

The Antagonists Shows How Retirement Is Hard For Supervillains

A new ongoing series from Atlanta based independent publisher Godhood Comics has smashed expectations on Kickstarter with an innovative, almost Shakespearean idea. The Antagonists is set in the same continuity as the publisher's previous works — MegaWoman, Sharpshooter, and Galactic Patrol Delta — but has a decidedly more premium cable feeling that may remind some of the […]

Kugali Teams Up With Disney for the Original Series Iwájú for Disney+

Kugali Teams Up With Disney for the Original Series Iwájú for Disney+

It's not just She-Hulk; it's Iwájú as well. You may have read about Kugali, a digital platform for African comics set up by Fikayo Adeola, Hamid Ibrahim, and Tolu Olowofoyeku, on Bleeding Cool before. We also featured Kugali Anthology Vol 1: An African Comic Anthology by Jasonas Lamy, Etubi Onucheyo, Bill Masuku, Shobo Coker, Shofela Coker, Juni Ba, […]

Brindille: Magnetic Press Launches Kickstarter for Graphic Novel

Brindille: Magnetic Press Launches Kickstarter for Graphic Novel

It's time for another Kickstarter campaign from Magnetic Press, who turns out gorgeous, high-quality graphic novels. This time, it's for a book called Brindille. They commissioned Ben Caldwell (DC ON PREZ, Wonder Woman) for their EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION Variant Cover for the publisher's upcoming Kickstarter  BRINDILLE  by award-winning creators Frederic Brremaud and Federico Bertolucci. The beautifully-illustrated all-ages book is aimed […]

Robyn Hood &#038 Tarot Card Game Lead Zenescope March 2021 Solicits

Robyn Hood & Tarot Card Game Lead Zenescope March 2021 Solicits

In March of 2021, Zenescope's flagship characters Robyn Hood, Van Helsing, and Belle will face off with new villains in one-shots from Joe Brusha, Dave Franchini, and more. In addition to the continued comics set in Zenescope's Grimm Universe, a shared world where indie horror and superhero action collides, the Pennsylvania-based publisher will debut their crowdfunded card […]

Scout Comics Expands With New COO Lesa Miller and More Key Hires

Scout Comics Expands With New COO Lesa Miller and More Key Hires

2020 has been a year of expansion for Scout Comics. In this year racked by uncertainty for many, the indie publisher that launched in 2015 has seen major growth with the hiring of White Ash creator Charlie Stickney as co-publisher, the introduction of their comic book vending machines, the debut of multiple imprints for their upcoming launches, […]

A Dark Interlude #1 Review: A Fearscape Sequel For New Readers

A Dark Interlude #1 Review: A Fearscape Sequel For New Readers?

A Dark Interlude is marketed by Vault Comics as a kind-of-sequel to Fearscape. In reading the first issue, it makes quite the metatextual commentary about sequels, essentially telling the reader, multiple times, that while this is a follow-up story, it's also something entirely new. Let's see if that's true. A Dark Interlude #1 is written by Ryan […]

Van Helsing 2020 Annual: Bloodlust Review: Great Standalone Story

Van Helsing 2020 Annual: Bloodlust Review: Great Standalone Story

Zenescope Entertainment delivers a graphic novel-sized issue with the Van Helsing 2020 Annual: Bloodlust. This marks the first time that company President and longtime writer Joe Brusha takes on the solo Van Helsing title, which was the basis for SyFy's TV series. Joined by artist Daniel Mainé, colorists Robby Bevard and Maxflan Araujo, and letterer Taylor Esposito, Brusha tells a standalone story […]

Shadow Service #4 Review: An Urban Fantasy With Creative Use Of Magic

Shadow Service #4 Review: An Urban Fantasy With Creative Use Of Magic

Shadow Service has been an enjoyable read, delivering a monthly dose of a genre that is surprisingly rare in comics: the urban fantasy. Written by Cavan Scott, drawn by Corin Howell, colored by Triona Farrel, and lettered by AndWorld Design, Shadow Service is a strong offering from Vault Comics that has the chops to be an ongoing series. Let's dive […]

The Autumnal #3 Review: Stephen King By Way of Ari Aster

The Autumnal #3 Review: Stephen King By Way of Ari Aster

Two issues in, The Autumnal may just be the best series that Vault Comics has ever published. Written by Daniel Kraus, drawn by Chris Shehan, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by the best in the biz, Jim Campbell, this character-driven, purposefully paced horror comic has felt like vintage Stephen King by way of Ari Aster. Does this third […]

Shadow Service #3 Review: A Bit Exposition-Heavy For a Third Issue

Shadow Service #3 Review: A Bit Exposition-Heavy For a Third Issue

Shadow Service by writer Cavan Scott, artist Corin Howell, colorist Triona Farrell, and letterer AndWorld Design started off with an enjoyable debut issue. It then took off with a bang with the second. By diving into the characters and allowing the reader to learn about the mythology as if they were taking a ridealong with a witch and paranormal private investigator, […]