(March 2012)

Volume:
2
Price:
15.99 USD
Pages:
172
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Zenescope Entertainment Inc.
Brand:
Zenescope
ISBN:
978-1-937068-31-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781937068318
Editing:
Ralph Tedesco
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alé Garza (signed)
Inks:
Alé Garza (signed)
Colors:
Nei Ruffino (signed) [as Nei]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends (Table of Contents)

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Letters:
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Indexer Notes

This page provides credits that apply to the whole volume, not just individual stories (later pages provide more detailed credits for each story). This page also contains references to the issues where the content was originally published.

Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends (Table of Contents)

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Chapter One (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Pasquale Qualano (signed)
Inks:
Pasquale Qualano (signed)

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

The credits for the following story are presented. The background is the grayscale version of the Cover B variant to Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends (Zenescope Entertainment, 2011 series) #8.

["San Diego, California. Naval Air Station North Island-- Come on. Move it!"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Raven Gregory (story and writer); Joe Brusha (story); Ralph Tedesco (story)
Pencils:
Miguel Angel Garrido
Inks:
Rain Lagunsad
Colors:
Jason Embury; Jeff Balke; Jeremy Colwell
Letters:
Jim Campbell

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Erica; Patrick (Erica's boyfriend); Howard (Erica's father); Carissa (Erica's mother); Esmeralda; Magelica
Synopsis:
Erica has spells where she wakes up in strange places with no memory of where she's been. She is usually able to conceal these events from her parents. However, she is scared after her latest episode when she wakes up naked on the beach. At her eighteenth birthday party, she is excited to see that Patrick, who is disliked by her father, has been allowed to come to the party. Running to him, she trips and falls into the pool. When she emerges, she is revealed as a mermaid.
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Chapter Two (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Raven Gregory (story and writer); Joe Brusha (story); Ralph Tedesco (story)
Pencils:
Marlin Shoop
Inks:
Marlin Shoop
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

The credits for the following story are presented. The background is the grayscale version of the Cover B variant to Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends (Zenescope Entertainment, 2011 series) #9.

["This is where it all began."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Raven Gregory (story and writer); Joe Brusha (story); Ralph Tedesco (story)
Pencils:
Marlin Shoop
Inks:
Marlin Shoop
Colors:
Jeremy Colwell; Andrew Elder; Jason Embury
Letters:
Jim Campbell

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Sara (Erica's real mother); Howard (Erica's foster father); Carissa (Erica's foster mother); Belinda; Erica; Samantha Darren; Esmeralda; Patrick (Erica's boyfriend)
Synopsis:
The story reveals that Erica was taken from her real mother by Belinda at birth and given to Howard and Carissa to be raised until their Dark Master comes to claim her. That day comes on Erica's 18th birthday when she discovers she is a mermaid. Erica escapes them and is found by Samantha, who tries to help her. Erica trusts Samantha, but wants to contact Patrick before leaving. However, Patrick is working with the forces of the Dark Lord and helps capture Erica.
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Chapter Three (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Romano Molenaar (signed) (painted)
Inks:
Romano Molenaar (signed) (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The credits for the following story are presented. The background is the grayscale version of the Cover B variant to Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends (Zenescope Entertainment, 2011 series) #10.

["Erica! No. She's in danger."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Raven Gregory (story and writer); Joe Brusha (story); Ralph Tedesco (story)
Pencils:
Matt Triano
Inks:
Matt Triano
Colors:
Ryan Brown; Jorge Maese
Letters:
Jim Campbell

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Samantha Darren; Erica; Howard (Erica's foster father); Carissa (Erica's foster mother); Patrick (Erica's boyfriend); Esmeralda; Sara Baxter (Erica's real mother); Stephen Chambers (Erica's real father)
Synopsis:
After being captured by Patrick and her foster parents, Erica is transformed into a hideous sea monster. Samantha Darren finds her and tries to help, but fails. Erica attacks Samantha and escapes. Esmeralda finds Erica and returns her to human form, using her powers to allow Erica to find her real father and mother, although neither reunion ends well. Emotionally weak from the shock of recent revelations, Erica agrees to Esmeralda's bargain to bring pain to those who have hurt her. In exchange, Erica has to give Esmeralda "one small thing".
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Chapter Four (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Romano Molenaar (signed) (painted)
Inks:
Romano Molenaar (signed) (painted)
Colors:
Romano Molenaar (signed) (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The credits for the following story are presented. The background is the grayscale version of the Cover A variant to Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends (Zenescope Entertainment, 2011 series) #11.

["Most people don't know it but my powers are an extension of my own being"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Raven Gregory (story and writer); Joe Brusha (story); Ralph Tedesco (story)
Pencils:
Matt Triano; Marlin Shoop; C. A. Gutierrez
Inks:
Matt Triano; Marlin Shoop; C. A. Gutierrez
Colors:
Jason Embury; Ramon Ignacio Bunge; Jeremy Colwell
Letters:
Jim Campbell

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Samantha Darren; Esmeralda; Venus; Howard (Erica's foster father); Carissa (Erica's foster mother); Patrick (Erica's former boyfriend); Siren [Erica]
Synopsis:
Esmeralda tells Samantha how a jealous Venus transformed her into the sea witch. Meanwhile, Erica returns to seek vengeance on her foster parents and Patrick. When Samantha and Esmeralda arrive, Samantha tries to talk her out of seeking vengeance, while Esmeralda urges her on. Erica decides against vengeance and changes from a sea creature to her normal mermaid form. However, she has made the deal with Esmeralda that cannot be broken. Esmeralda kills Patrick and Erica's foster parents, then takes Erica away and Samantha can do nothing to stop her.
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The Little Mermaid Part One (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Eric Basaldua (signed) [as e.bas]
Inks:
Eric Basaldua (signed) [as e.bas]

Indexer Notes

The credits for the following story are presented. The background is the grayscale version of the cover to Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope Entertainment, 2005 series) #25.

The Little Mermaid Part One (Table of Contents)

comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Tyler (story); Ralph Tedesco (story); Linda Ly (writer); Raven Gregory (writer)
Pencils:
Claudio Sepulveda
Colors:
Nei Ruffino
Letters:
Alphabet Studios

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Lucy (Sara's mother); Sara; Stephen Chambers; Belinda; Little Mermaid; Sea Witch; Madeline
Synopsis:
Lucy and Sara live in a run-down trailer while Sara goes to college. Then Belinda tells Lucy she can escape her life of poverty if she reads a story. In the story, the Little Mermaid gives up her voice to be with her dream prince who turns out to be a womanizing letch. But Lucy only reads part of the story. She forces Sara to use her sexual allure to pursue basketball star Stephen Chambers.
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The Little Mermaid Part Two (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Eric Basaldua (signed) [as e.bas]
Inks:
Eric Basaldua (signed) [as e.bas]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

The credits for the following story are presented. The background is the grayscale version of the cover to Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope Entertainment, 2005 series) #26.

The Little Mermaid Part Two (Table of Contents)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Tyler (story); Ralph Tedesco (story); Linda Ly (writer); Raven Gregory (writer)
Pencils:
Claudio Sepulveda
Colors:
Nei Ruffino
Letters:
Alphabet Studios

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Stephen Chambers; Sara; Lucy; Belinda; Little Mermaid; Sea Witch; The Prince
Synopsis:
Lucy's plan to have Stephen fall in love with Sara seems to be working until Sara discovers that Stephen was just using her and is now seeing someone else. Belinda gives Lucy a gun that Sara takes to Stephen's apartment. She fires a shot into a vase, but can't bring herself to shoot Stephen. The police arrive and arrest Sara, now pregnant. This mirrors the fairy tale Lucy never finished where the Little Mermaid can break her deal with the Sea Witch by killing the Prince, but she can't bring herself to do it and ends up being killed by the Sea Witch.
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Indexer Notes

The ending of this story, with Sara in jail and pregnant with Stephen's child, sets up the four chapter Myths & Legends story line presented earlier in this volume. In the subsequent story, we see that Belinda arranged all the events with Lucy and Sara so that Sara's child, Erica, could be taken after her birth in preparation for eventual use in service of the Dark One.

Cover Gallery (Table of Contents)

illustration / 11 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Alé Garza (signed); Pasquale Qualano (signed); Mike DeBalfo (signed); Nei Ruffino (signed) [as Nei]; Fan Yang; Romano Molenaar; Anthony Spay (signed)
Inks:
Alé Garza (signed); Pasquale Qualano (signed); Mike DeBalfo (signed); Nei Ruffino (signed) [as Nei]; Fan Yang; Romano Molenaar; Anthony Spay (signed)
Colors:
Nei Ruffino (signed) [as Nei]; Sanju Nivangune (signed); Fan Yang; Jason Embury (signed) [as JE]; Romano Molenaar

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Indexer Notes

Original cover art with original issue references and art credits at the bottom of each illustration.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends
  3. 2. Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends
  4. 3. Chapter One
  5. 4. ["San Diego, California. Naval Air Station North Island-- Come on. Move it!"]
  6. 5. Chapter Two
  7. 6. ["This is where it all began."]
  8. 7. Chapter Three
  9. 8. ["Erica! No. She's in danger."]
  10. 9. Chapter Four
  11. 10. ["Most people don't know it but my powers are an extension of my own being"]
  12. 11. The Little Mermaid Part One
  13. 12. The Little Mermaid Part One
  14. 13. The Little Mermaid Part Two
  15. 14. The Little Mermaid Part Two
  16. 15. Cover Gallery
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