The Outhouse was shocked to receive this press release for Grimm Fairy Tales spinoff Sleepy Hollow as the cover image featured no scantily clad women with giant breasts.
Source: Press Release
Zenescope sent out this press release today for a new comic, Sleepy Hollow, which apparently spins out of Grimm Fairy Tales. Normally, this reporter doesn't look too closely at Zenescope releases during the daytime, because I cannot afford to become visibly aroused in the Outhouse offices, as it often results in a playful but embarrassing bare-bottom spanking from ThanosCopter. However, while perusing this one, I was shocked and astonished to find that the cover image for the comic was not drawn by J. Scott Campbell or one of his many clones, and does not feature even a single nearly nude female with huge tits. This marks the first time in the history of Zenescope's existence that one of their comics did not rely on the perpetual virginity of comic book readers to boost sales.
I was sure there must have been some error, or that J. Scott Campbell had suffered a debilitating case of carpal tunnel syndrome after attempting to draw too much underboob shadow on a Dynamite Vampirella variant cover, causing the company to need to come up with a hasty replacement, but it turns out that Zenescope may just be trying something new. It's a bold move for sure, as it leave's the company open to attack from Aspen Comics, who has reportedly vowed to add extra camel toes to their covers this month in order to attempt to steal Zenescope's market share of horny shut-ins.
Here's the press release:
ZENESCOPE TO PUBLISH “SLEEPY HOLLOW”
Zenescope Entertainment, the company known for re-inventing classic tales as horror and thrillers, has announced plans to release a new Grimm Fairy Tales spinoff comic book series. This time the story of Sleepy Hollow will receive the Zenescope remake and is scheduled for an October release date. The mini-series is written by Dan Wickline (The Adventures of Sinbad, Call of Wonderland) with story by Zenescope’s Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Raven Gregory. Cover art for issue #1 is by Marat Mychaels and Matt Triano, and interior artwork for the series will be handled by Allan Otero (Salem’s Daughter: The Haunting, Grimm Fairy Tales).
Zenescope Entertainment’s Sleepy Hollow takes place on campus of the fictional Tarrytown University in upstate New York. The story of the headless horseman has become something of myth and legend but it’s a legend that is about to become all too real when a college prank goes deadly wrong. Those responsible will learn the truth behind the legend as the Headless Horseman returns to exact a disturbing revenge that none will ever forget.
“I’m very excited about taking on this project,” states series writer Dan Wickline. “If you think about it, Sleepy Hollow is the starting point for a lot of the horror out there today. It was the first story to use the basic premise that we see in slasher films and the blueprint to many of the unstoppable anti-heroes we have today. I call them anti-heroes because deep down inside most of us are rooting for the killer when we read or watch these kinds of stories. With this series I want to do what Zenescope has become famous for doing, taking classic tales told to children and turning them up to eleven. I get to crank up the fright and it should be a hell of a ride.”
Dan Wickline has left his mark on previous Zenescope titles, including the current Call of Wonderland mini-series, the Grimm Fairy Tales: Sinbad spinoff and many of the popular Tales from Wonderland comics. His work has always been very well-received by Zenescope readers and this series should prove to be no exception.
Sleepy Hollow #1 hits shelves in October in time for Halloween and is available for order in this month’s Diamond Previews. Go to Zenescope’s website at www.zenescope.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information.
About Zenescope Entertainment
Zenescope 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 Escape From Wonderland, Neverland and The Piper, 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's licensed titles include the on-going, critically acclaimed Charmed series, based off of the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based off of New Line Cinema's successful film franchises.
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