Follow TV Tropes


Creator / Zenescope Entertainment

Go To

Zenescope Entertainment is a comic book and graphic novel publisher that was launched in 2005. Co-founder by scriptwriters Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and headquarters in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Zenescope publishes full-color action-fantasy-horror titles.

Under their imprint Silver Dragon, Zenescope publishes all-ages educational titles, partnering with companies such as Discovery Channel and History Channel. Has a official website here,



  • Adaptational Badass Every character in the Grimm-verse has some measure of this especially for the female characters; most of whom go from Damsels in Distress to Action Girls.
  • Adaptational Villainy/Heroism: Some characters are morally different from their source-material counterparts, with the original villain being one of the heroes and the original hero being one of the villains.
  • Alternate Universe: The Steampunk spin-off is a series that centers on an alternate version of the Grimm verse centering around this aesthetic.
  • Darker and Edgier: Combined with Hotter and Sexier along with Bloodier and Gorier, Zenescope takes the original stories, which if you do your research will find them pretty grim to begin with, and dial things up to originally being Horror stories...and they do not skimp out on the blood.
  • Expanded Universe: The core series Grimm Fairy Tales, which centered around fairy tales and folklore, ran for two years before its first spin-off series was the Return To Wonderland based on Alice in Wonderland. Since then, it has developed its own mythology and a truly impressive number of Badass characters leading to...
  • Fantasy Kitchen Sink: This. We have every character and creature from fairy tales and folklore, then the insane residents of Wonderland, then Neverland, Oz, every real life pantheon, and-you know what, let's just say every character in the Public Domain.
  • Gender Flip: About 50% of any character from the original source material may end up as female in the comics. This can can
  • Genre Shift: The original series took the concept of fairy tales being about passing life warning to the readers and ran with it. While the comics now being published still have horror-elements, their stories now lean heavily towards Action-Adventures as well.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Yes. Every female character is attractive ranging from pretty to beautiful to ridiculously-impossibly-stupidly hot. Every panel is framed to show off their looks especially when they're doing something badass.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Although they both drew from Alice in Wonderland, and the executions of their stories are VERY different, it can't be denied that Beyond Wonderland owes a lot aesthetically to American McGee's Alice. Interestingly, the similarities resulted in friendly fandoms, with both groups enjoying the others work with to the point of some even viewing Beyond Wonderland as a Spiritual Successor to the game.
  • The 'Verse: Unless the events contradict the events of the rest of comics or stated by writers, all the comics take place within the same setting.