Yes, Zenescope is having a Black Friday sale as well as a Cyber Monday sale at their brand spanking new web store! It’s great for shoppers, and also makes this edition of my column really easy to subtitle! They’re offering forty percent off everything according to the latest ads, not too shabby. Zenescope Entertainment uses words like “edgy” and “non-traditional” to describe themselves, and I’m happy to say it’s a reputation they live up to! Through The Looking Glass is a column dedicated to celebrating this publisher’s weekly releases. The following is a selection of titles from the week of November 21, 2012.
Grimm Fairy Tales #79 – The women in prison storyline continues here, and Sela is wearing the hell out of that orange jumpsuit! She looks really good both on the cover and inside. This is a Zenescope comic book though, so it’s not your typical prison! Things have only gotten stranger while Sela was in solitary, and when she gets out she immediately has a lot to contend with. I like how rough she is with Spyder, she really gives it to her good. Karma has a way of coming back and returning though, and poor Princess seems to be the one paying the price. Sela is in a major slump, and they really keep piling on the guilt. Can a surprise visitor snap her out of it? I guess we’ll have to wait until next month to find out!
Godstorm #2 – Pat Shand is really kicking butt for Zenescope! After getting his feet wet with some holiday and annual type work, he was given the chance to helm two unique and interesting titles in Robyn Hood and Godstorm. I’m seeing a lot of buzz and I think Shand is quickly building a following. I can see why, and they’re finding great matches for him too. I really get the feeling his ideas are being brought to life well visually. In this issue I loved seeing that little jerk Tony get his comeuppance, and as forces continue to manipulate Julian’s Grimm heritage this gangster tale with super powers is only getting more interesting!
The Theater – The Theater is a sometimes self aware, sometimes philosophical post post-apocalyptic zombie tale. At least the first story is! This just released trade paperback collects the entire Theater horror anthology. You find yourself trying to solve a mystery as you read it, which must have been maddening for those who originally read this spaced out one at a time. It can feel a little haphazard even when read straight the whole way through, but The Theater is still classic Zenescope.