Hot off the presses, and I do mean hot! Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to bring us a new Wonderland prequel series under it’s Grimm Fairy Tales, the series is entitled, Alice in Wonderland. The book is planned to be released in December and will feature covers and artwork by Artgerm, Eric Basaldua and Nei Ruffino. You can order it through Diamond Previews for $2.99. The books will be 32 pages and in full color.
Zenescope’s first foray into Wonderland was back in 2007 with Return to Wonderland, which was a dark and twisted reinvention of Lewis Carroll‘s classic tale. Following Return, was Beyond Wonderland and Escape from Wonderland. Each book has sold out with each printing and has developed quite a fan base. Return to Wonderland follows Alice’s teenage daughter Calie, as she journeys into the twisted world of Wonderland and faces pure madness while trying to escape. The editor of Zenescope had this to say of the series:
“After we finished the trilogy we agreed that we would only do another Wonderland series if there was a great story to tell. What none of us wanted was to run this into the ground.” Said Zenescope’s Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco “After a while we threw around the idea for an Alice prequel and it didn’t take long to realize the potential. We had created this entirely new mythology by reinventing Carroll’s original characters and also introducing entirely new characters into the mix. There is so much material left to explore and many of our fans have been waiting patiently for more Wonderland. So that’s what we’re going to give them.”
We’ll let the press release sum up the story of the new Wonderland story:
The new series will follow Alice Liddle, a young girl who decades ago was sent by her own family to a mysterious realm that feeds on the sanity of all those who enter. Alice grows up as a prisoner of the terrifying yet mystical realm and must learn to adapt to her surroundings or perish.
This sounds very promising and I will be keeping my eye out for this title, strictly for professional, Comic Booked reasons. Zenescope has quite a few licensed properties, including the successful Charmed comic, and Final Destination and Se7en based on New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises.