Zenescope Entertainment, the company behind independent hit comics such as Grimm Fairy Tales, Van Helsing, Robyn Hood and Grimm Tales of Terror is changing their publishing program beginning January 2021. Zenescope will turn its focus toward publishing monthly, quarterly and annual stand-alone stories within its large shared universe. These newly formatted books will be unnumbered and “oversized” issues containing anywhere from 32 to 72 pages of content.
All of the company’s “Grimm Universe” titles will be published under a new format, with the exception of Zenescope’s flagship series, Grimm Fairy Tales, which will remain a monthly numbered title through at least issue 50.
“We will continue to publish a limited number of mini-series each year, but those will be stories that fall outside of our shared universe.” said Zenescope’s President Joe Brusha “There’s been a major shift in the way all entertainment is being consumed. People want access to a full story all at once rather than having to wait five or six months to complete an arc. Most of our books will fill that need. We also feel it’s important to publish books that new readers can jump into at any point without worrying too much about past storylines. We’re designing our Grimm Universe books to be new reader friendly while also appeasing the longtime fans who’ve been following our characters for years.”
Zenescope has also made a concerted effort to work hand in hand with brick and mortar comic book shops. Starting in January, the company’s comics will be guaranteed returnable for retailers who qualify for Zenescope’s Gold, Silver or Platinum program. Zenescope will also offer qualifying retailers deeper discounts, free marketing materials, and special retailer incentive covers. For information on the new retailer tiers please contact your Diamond Previews representative or Zenescope Entertainment directly,