Jeff Parker’s knack for writing increasingly engaging scripts is fantastically supported by Brian Ching’s ability to give life to them through Michelle Madsen’s alluring explosion of colours on the pages of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow – Wonderland #2. This second installment has a lot to offer in terms of plot development and sees the exciting return of an iconic past lover to the BufyVerse. READ MORE
It was recently reported that the #1 issue of Zenescope Entertainment’s new Wonderland ongoing series has become the best-selling comic to ever be published by the company. Following in the footsteps of the original “Wonderland” trilogy (“Return to Wonderland”, “Beyond Wonderland”, “Escape from Wonderland”), the new “Wonderland” is rightfully continuing its tradition of being Zenescope’s most popular series to date. And after reading the first 2 issues, it’s not difficult to understand why. Writer, Raven Gregory, picks up the story years after Alice Liddle’s daughter, protagonist Calie Liddle, escaped the horrors of Wonderland. It chronicles the nightmarish adventures she, and her now teenaged daughter Violet, face as they’re constantly on the run, trying to evade the Queen of Spades and her evil minions. READ MORE
Lionsgate TV has won a six-studio bidding war for TV rights to Zenescope’s “Wonderland” graphic novels, THR reports out of the San Diego Comic-Con.
The title, which ranks among the top 10 independent comics released in the past five years, is a modern retelling of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel “Alice in Wonderland” told from the point of view of Alice’s daughter. It’s based on the series of graphic novels — “Return to Wonderland,” “Escape From Wonderland” and “Beyond Wonderland” — created and written by Zenescope co-founders Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and Raven Gregory.
Brian Robbins (“Smallville”), through his first-look deal with Lionsgate TV, will serve as an executive producer on the project alongside Artist International’s Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell. A search is under way to find a writer to adapt the material, with Robbins envisioning an established actress to play Alice in the live-action effort and a newcomer to play her daughter.
“I was really drawn to the visuals; they’re dark, intense and sexual in a really provocative way,” Robbins tells THR of the graphic novels, which Beggs sent to him. “I love that it’s a mother-daughter story; that’s what really drew me to it. In the same way that [Smallville's] Clark [Tom Welling] had a similar relationship with his father, there’s a parallel here. It’s a really great retelling of the Wonderland story.” READ MORE