Zenescope, the publishers of Grimm Fairy Tales and its spin-offs (as well as the Charmed comic) announced recently that it will be starting its first large-scale crossover, The Dream Eater Saga, this April. While the company has hinted at the shared universe of its titles before, it’s rare that the titles have actually crossed over. I picked up the recent Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends #1 and really enjoyed it. While I’m not super happy that the title will be involved in a crossover in a couple of months, I think most of Zenescope’s books are written in such a way as to be new reader friendly, so I’m definitely going to give this crossover a shot.
With a Prelude issue (due out on May – preorder from your comic shop now!) that’s only $1.99, this crossover may be the perfect way to jump into the Zenescope universe.
The massive twelve part event will cross over into several Zenescope series including Wonderland, Grimm Fairy Tales, Grimm Myths & Legends, The Piper, Inferno, Neverland, Sinbad and Salem’s Daughter. The Dream Eater will be penned by Zenescope writer Raven Gregory (The Waking, Return to Wonderland) with story contribution by Grimm Fairy Tales creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco. “This is really a dream come true to be writing such a massive event like this,” said Gregory. “Crossovers come and go but we’re playing this one for keeps and not everyone is making it out alive.”
The story will deal with the various heroes and villains of Zenescope’s ever-growing Grimm Universe as they must choose to either run from or join forces and face off against an all powerful and extremely terrifying entity known simply as the Dream Eater. “This event has been so much fun to create,” said Zenescope Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco. “Crossovers are something most fans are skeptical about but we feel we approached this the right way and have created such an awesome and shocking character in the Dream Eater. He’s definitely going to steal the show.”
The prelude issue of the series will be available for pre-order in the upcoming February issue of PREVIEWS at a low price of only $1.99 and will feature 22 pages of content. The Dream Eater Saga begins April 2011.