Gotham City Dossiers: Zenescope Entertainment

Comics are moving away from the traditional hero in tights dealing with adverse situations. There are tons of great ideas out there for what can make a good book, and tons of great stories out there that would make a good comic book. Zenescope Entertainment has chosen the latter route in establishing their studio as an up and coming publisher. You may have been in a comic book store and noticed a cover that reads Grimm Fairy Tales. Your immediate thought is that it might be a nod to some story you heard in your childhood right before you went to sleep. But when you take in the rest of the cover, you realize that you don't remember a hot chick in any of the stories. And that's how Zenescope puts their mark on the books. Grimm Fairy Tales (written by Ralph Tedesco) looks at the darker side of the classic stories of the famed brothers. This tact is also taken with other books such as Beyond Wonderland and 1001 Arabian Nights: The Adventures of Sinbad in that Zenescope reimagines the historic stories that have been passed down through generations. No Quarter is a book that strays a bit from the Zenescope formula in that it isn't exactly based on a story. It follows the adventures of Charlie Drake, a former privateer turned pirate who is faced with tough decisions and even tougher enemies. The book is by Pat Croce, a pirate enthusiast whose fervor for pirate lore oozes in the pages of this book. Another book is The Chronicles of Doctor Herbert West, the story of a brilliant man with a desire to reanimate the dead. The Puritanical views that have maintained in New England don't look too kindly on that sort of thing, and they really won't once Herbert revives what can affectionately be called a monster. The books at Zenescope Entertainment are great reads and showcase some really innovative books. I met Ralph and Pat at NY Comic Con and I have to say that they are two of the coolest guys you will ever meet. I'll have some interviews with them up in the next few days so keep an eye open for them. I will say that don't let the "graphic" covers fool you...these books are more than just looks. These guys really love what they do and it shows. Zenescope Entertainment