June 2016 PREVIEWS Pre-Order Picks: ZENOSCOPE
EDITOR’S NOTE: Continuing a new feature, as we peruse the monthly PREVIEWS catalog and highlight some books we feel are worthy of your attention.
We began in alphabetical order, so this is the last entry. Let us know what you think, and if you find the recommendations useful.
Your local comic shop depends on your pre-orders to make sure they have the books you want when you want them. Since business reality makes it impossible for a local comic shop to order some of everything, they depend on the comics readers to tell them what they want to see. It’s a dice roll for them every month. Won’t you help with the odds by at least telling them what you want to buy from them in two months? Please give it a try. We’ll do our best here to help you with those selections, from a BC Refugees point of view. Not objective, but absolutely subjective.
ZENOSCOPE ENTERTAINMENT page 464+ http://www.zenescope.com
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #125: Final issue after ten plus years of adapting classic Grimm Fairy Tales featuring beautifully rendered illustrations of buxom women. (Not being smart or sexist here — it’s a factual statement as anyone who has read these books will attest). It’s a testament to the popularity of the Zenoscope house style that this series has made it this far. Final issues sell, and go up in value as time passes. So buy two, read one and immediately bag and board the other so it remains Near Mint / Like New. Writer: Pat Shand. Artist: Andrea Meloni.
From the catalog: “The grand finale of Zenoscope’s longest running title is here in this oversized event issue. Featuring the return of original Arcane Acre artist Andrea Meloni, along with a showcase of Zenoscope’s top artists, join s as we give GRIMM FAIRY TALES the sendoff it deserves.
Sela, the students of Arcane Acres, and the Realm Knights enter the final battle against Bloody Bones. Wonderland, Neverland, Oz, Myst, and Earth must stand together against the greatest evil to ever threaten the realms of power."
GRIMM TALES OF TERROR VOLUME 2, #11: In the style of classic EC comics and Creepy magazine, this horror anthology continues with great tales. Our favorite Zenoscope title of the moment. Story by Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco.
From the catalog: “It is ingrained in our minds to be wary of strangers. Travelers often tell tales of hitchhikers with sinister intentions. In this spin on a classic urban legend, a hitchhiker in desperate need of a ride may find himself in for more than he bargained for in this twisted tale from Zenoscope Entertainment."