This Year's Zenescope San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Variants Will Be Digital (Ice Cream UPDATE)

This is a new development, right? Zenescope Entertainment is well known for providing plenty of convention-specific variant covers of their fantasy action series featuring the female protagonists in a reduced level of clothing. And despite – or possible because of that – they gain a higher than average female-to-male ratio of customers at the shows. It's a business model that seems to suit these Grimm Fairy Tale tellers down to the ground.But this year they appear to be trying something else. At booth #2301 as well as the standard line of comic books, they will have the following.

The Best of Zenescope as a digital offering. Fifty comics, including twenty first issues, and seven complete series for $50. A dollar a comic, with added screensaver and wallpaper exclusive images. All on a USB card packaged with an exclusive Jamie Tyndall cover.

Of course, they will still have exclusive print variant covers as well, such as this 100 limited edition of Robyn Hood: Target One Shot from Paul Green.

And the biggest news of all? They are doing something at San Diego to do with Gelato Paradiso. Well, it can get rather hot, but damn, don't they know ice cream and comic books rarely mix?

UPDATE: This is what we call a Rich Twitch. Ten minutes after running this article, this came out…

 Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to partner with San Diego's Gelato Paradiso for Comic Con 2017. The authentic Italian gelato shop will be offering three specialty gelato flavors based on Zenescope's comic book titles and will be giving away a Limited Edition Comic Con souvenir cup with every purchase of a Zenescope flavor while supplies last. Each day during Comic Con, the first ten attendees who bring their souvenir cup to Zenescope's booth #2301 and present it to a staff member will receive a free limited edition metal print. Zenescope will also be hosting a gelato eating contest at Gelato Paradiso's store location on July 22nd at 3pm, with the contest winner receiving a four-day pass to San Diego Comic Con 2018 and a Best of Zenescope Pack. Convention attendees can sign up in person at Zenescope's booth until 12pm on July 22nd. Three contestants will be randomly chosen to compete and all contest applicants will be entered into a chance to win PlayStation VR goggles.


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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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