Fans of Zenescope’s comics have been looking forward to the company’s
re-imagining of this classic story for quite a while as it’s been hinted
at in numerous issues over the past two years. Oz will finally make its
much-anticipated debut at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con and hit retailer
shelves in late July.
President and co-founder, Joe Brusha, will be handling the writing for
the new Oz series. “We’re very excited to finally reveal the fourth
realm of the Grimm Fairy Tales Universe.” said Brusha “We’ve already
introduced alternate versions of Neverland and Wonderland and have been
planning Oz for such a long time and now we finally get to deliver
something epic to our fans. I hope they enjoy reading it as much as
we’ve enjoyed creating it.”
modern take on the Oz story retells the classic mythology with a
fascinating blend of dark fantasy and action-packed adventure. It begins
as the witches of Oz search for a lost weapon of power known as the
Veridian Scepter. Their quest ultimately leads them to the unlikeliest
of places – the farmlands of Kansas – and specifically to the home of a
young woman named Dorothy Gale.
first issue features interior artwork by newcomer Rolando Neto and
covers by superstar artists J Scott Campbell, Artgerm, Eric Basaldua and
Ale Garza and is available now for pre-order in Diamond’s May edition
of PREVIEWS for a July 2013 release. For more information on Oz or any other Zenescope title, visit www.zenescope.com or follow their updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Entertainment was founded by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco in 2005, and
has quickly grown into one of the top comic book and graphic novel
publishing companies in the world. Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and
subsequent spinoff series such as Wonderland, Neverland and Robyn Hood,
which put a dark twist on classic fables, are some of the best-selling
and longest-running original independent comic books on shelves today.
Zenescope publishes and develops both original and licensed material and
has worked with dozens of clients that include Discovery Channel,
History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, Mandalay Vision, New Line Cinema,
Titmouse Studios and many others.