Zenescope gets Possessive with “The Goldbergs”
veterans Adam F. Goldberg & Hans Rodionoff
Comic book and graphic novel publisher, Zenescope Entertainment, coming off the company’s recent sell-out smash hit series: Man Goat & the Bunnyman #1, has decided to double down on the comedy-horror genre with an offbeat horror rom-com entitled Possessive.
Last year, veteran comic book scribe and screenwriter, Hans Rodionoff (Lovecraft, Lost Boys: The Thirst) and comedy juggernaut Adam F. Goldberg (creator of hit TV series The Goldbergs) teamed up with Zenescope’s creative team of Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Dave Franchini to write and publish Conspiracy: Aliens, a five-issue science fiction thriller that masterfully blended horror and dark comedy in a genre-bending exploration of extraterrestrial conspiracy theories. The series went on to receive stellar reviews in every known solar system and galaxy.
Now Goldberg, Rodionoff, and Zenescope are back at it with Possessive. “One day while I was hanging out with Hans, we came up with the absurd idea that a drunken loser is so at rock bottom that even an evil spirit takes pity on him,” recalls Goldberg, “They fall in love. And then all Hell breaks loose.”
Let’s not mince words. Todd’s a loser. He has no job, no prospects, and almost no drive. With his wife ready to take the children and go, Todd buys the family their dream home. Todd takes a chance on a house that needs much more upkeep than a few coats of paint and new carpet. And little does Todd know, in the attic resides a terrifying and deadly spirit who does not do well with cohabitation. But while this frightening specter may have murderous tendencies, she might just be what Todd needs to turn his life around.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall meets The Grudge, you know you’re in for a hell of a ride! From the comedic and possibly unhinged minds of Adam F. Goldberg and Hans Rodionoff comes this off-beat love story that will warmly haunt the very depths of beating and non-beating hearts alike.
“The key is you get a bunch of funny people who know how to tell a good story to come together.” said Zenescope’s Ralph Tedesco. “And sometimes you get some brilliantly weird sh*t. That’s Possessive.”
Possessive #1 is 36 pages of story for $5.99 and the first of a three-part limited series. It is currently in May’s Diamond Previews for pre-order and is slated to hit shelves July 21st. Retailers can use codes MAY211820 and MAY211821 to pre-order.
About Zenescope Entertainment Inc.: Zenescope Entertainment Inc. is an independent comic book and graphic novel publisher that was founded in 2005 by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco. The company has become one of the most recognized independent comic book and graphic novel publishers in the world, due to Brusha and Tedesco’s edgy and non-traditional brand of storytelling. Zenescope publishes and develops both original and licensed material and has worked with dozens of clients, including Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, Mandalay Vision, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios and more.