Written by James Ferguson
Published on Saturday, 07 May 2011 03:50
Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to release a new Grimm Fairy Tales spinoff series geared toward all-ages readers. The new five issue mini-series entitled The Library is being penned by Joe Brusha, writer of hit series Grimm Fairy Tales and Neverland, with the first issue scheduled to hit shelves in July of this year.
Grimm Fairy Tales’ The Library will be exploring an alternate reality of Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Universe and follows a teenage Sela Mathers as she and her younger brother discover an ancient and magical book inside a condemned library. The book unleashes a powerful spell as the two accidentally unlock characters and worlds from the other books within the library. Both heroes and villains such as Hercules, Frankenstein and the Wicked Witch of the East, are soon unleashed and the two kids find themselves in a race against time to reverse the spell before the villains can wreak havoc on Earth.
“I’ve always liked alternate reality stories and our Grimm Fairy Tales series is the perfect format to do one. We’ve already used a lot of well-known characters from fairy tales so we’re going to expand on that to pull in cool and interesting characters from different kinds of literature,” says Zenescope President and writer of The Library, Joe Brusha. “Reinventing Sela Mathers for this series, who’s become the mainstay of Grimm Fairy Tales, as a young teenager without all her current baggage, makes this series a lot of fun. She’s a lot more innocent and this series is not nearly as dark as some of the Grimm stories we’ve done.”
I like and encourage the idea of Zenescope releasing an all-ages comic because I think that market is shrinking. Plus as Stan Lee said "Every comic book is somebody's first comic book." However I do have to question the title. What kid is going to be excited about a book called "The Library"?
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