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Preview: All New Soulfire #8

ALL NEW SOULFIRE #8

JT Krul – Story / V. Ken Marion – Art

This all-new volume of Soulfire reaches its thrilling conclusion, as Malikai and his friends face off with their long-time adversary, Abel, along with his terrible, mechanized monstrosities. It’s a free-for-all that could threaten the future of magic forever!

ALL NEW SOULFIRE #8 is in stores October 29th, 2014!

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Aspen Launches 350 Titles on Madefire

Madefire-AspenComic#CA9866DAspen Comics has announced the launch of over 350 new and classic titles from the publisher’s digital library available starting on October 23 on Madefire. Madefire delivers Motion Books, an interactive audio-visual reading format that combines art and sound for a new style of digital storytelling. The new titles will be available on both the Madefire iOS and Android apps for tablets and smartphones. Madefire Motion Books & Comics has been a 5-star rated app since launch and recently recognized in the iOS App Store as an Editors’ Pick, Best New Apps and Best of July (2014).

The Madefire Motion Book Tool was also recently launched to the public in July and has been continuously developed with the creator in mind. Taking static art a step further by incorporating movement, sound and depth to visual reading, the platform continues to push the limits in digital storytelling. New features have been introduced to allow for a more streamlined creative process like creating covers with a click of a button and animating art in a few simple steps. Publishing to the web has never been easier and can take as little as 5 minutes. The ease of sharing your story on a website or blog is also more fluid now with an embed code automatically created when the book is published, giving the creator control of where and how their story is told.

The first wave of Aspen Comics’ books on Madefire will cover a large variety of titles including Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lola XOXO in addition to a majority of the publisher’s past library of books. New releases such as Aspen’s upcoming The ZooHunters will also be available day and date on November 5. Aspen Comics plans to include titles from their all-new Big Dog Ink imprint soon as well.

Big Dog Ink Becomes an Imprint of Aspen Comics

Aspen-BDI-NYCC14Aspen Comics announced today that they’ve reached an agreement with fellow Independent comic book publisher Big Dog Ink to acquire exclusive publishing rights for BDI’s entire library of comic book properties, in addition to their past catalogue of titles. The deal will see BDI launch forward as a distinct imprint of Aspen Comics’ books and products, with owner/publishers Tom and Kim Hutchison continuing to be the creative force behind BDI’s unique set of original titles at Aspen.

Founded in 2009, BDI has seen a substantial growth within the independent comic book market in collaboration with a wide variety of up-and-coming artistic talent on a multitude of original properties such as Legend of Oz: The Wicked West, Shahrazad, Penny For Your Soul, Ursa Minor, Critter, Knightingail and more.

Under the terms of this new agreement between the two publishers, Aspen and BDI will be widening the access to BDI’s diverse lineup of original properties through several of Aspen’s existing channels, including at the retail and digital levels, in addition to Aspen’s online webstore.

Aspen and BDI have set a planned reprint release schedule for their existing library of books to feature new and re-mastered content, beginning with the re-release of Shahrazad in early Spring with more release dates to follow.

The publishers will also be utilizing their combined regional presence and bases of operation to build a broader convention appearance slate across more potential cities and avenues of promotion in 2015 and beyond.

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Preview: Fathom: The Adventures of Ernie

FATHOM: THE ADVENTURES OF ERNIE

Written by Vince Hernandez
Pencils/Colors by Agnes Garbowska

A completely brand new and unexpected Fathom tale for fans of all ages! Join none other than Fathom’s Ernie the Seahorse as the playful ocean dweller finds himself wrapped up in a magical Aspen-universes-spanning adventure that will test his limits! For the first time ever, Aspen Comics’ is excited to offer fans and readers a unique comic and coloring book that includes a crafted full length story geared for children to color, plus added puzzles, mazes and other fun-filled activities for kids of all ages! It’s the perfect treat for the Halloween holiday!

Available for FREE* from most comic shops on Halloween ComicFest, October 25th.

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How To Train Your Dragon, Lilo & Stitch Director to Provide Aspen Comics Cover

Academy Award-nominated director, writer and cartoonist Chris Sanders is set to produce his first comic book cover this January 2015 for Aspen Comics’ all new series, The ZooHunters. Sanders is best known for directing DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon, The Croods and Disney’s Lilo & Stitch films. In addition, Sanders has worked on acclaimed titles such as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Mulan.

Created, written and illustrated by Peter Steigerwald, Aspen Comics’ The ZooHunters tells the tale of Abros Kel, a ZooHunter by trade, who is hired to capture animals for zoos on alien worlds. He and his young son Ty have lost everything due to tragedy, and together this uncomfortable pair set out into the stars to train Ty to be a ZooHunter as well.

The ZooHunters #1 debuts on October 29th and this all-new Aspen title will feature covers by Steigerwald, Siya Oum, Joe Benitez and more. Chris Sanders’ contribution will be featured on the cover for The ZooHunters #3 in January 2015.

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Aspen Comics in December 2014

OVERTAKEN #2

Frank Mastromauro – Story / Marco Lorenzana – Art / Wes Hartman – Colors

Prepare yourself for the return of – OVERTAKEN!

Picking up from the shocking events of issue #1… after months of dead ends and uncooperative authorities, Will Harden focuses his desperation to find his missing wife and turns to an unlikely source to help locate her…but is it already too late?? As he begins to unravel the truth, Harden will discover that the answers he seeks are far out of this world!

Written and created by Frank Mastromauro, featuring artwork by the talented newcomer Marco Lorenzana, OVERTAKEN is going to take your breath away and leave you gasping for more!

OVERTAKEN #2 is in stores December 17th, 2014!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: OVERTAKEN #2 will ship with a standard direct cover and an Aspen RESERVED Variant Edition cover by Fathom artist Alex Konat and colorist Peter Steigerwald that is available to those who reserve copies through their retail store. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitations or restrictions.

OVERTAKEN #2 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 12 total combined copies of the standard and Konat Reserved variant edition covers ordered, retailers will receive 1 (one) FREE J. Scott Campbell sketch edition cover with the option to purchase up to (3) additional J. Scott Campbell sketch edition Covers at net $8 each.

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FATHOM: SOURCEBOOK #1

Michael Turner ; various – Art / Peter Steigerwald ; various – Colors

Your journey into the FATHOM Universe begins here!

Michael Turner’s best-selling Fathom series has celebrated over 15 years of thrilling adventures, and now fans and new readers alike can dive even deeper into the depths of the Fathom Universe with Aspen’s first-ever FATHOM: SOURCEBOOK! Jam-packed from cover to cover with detailed character profiles, in-depth power charts, revealing story elements and so much more–this is the definitive source to learn about all things Fathom!

FATHOM: SOURCEBOOK #1 is in stores December 10th, 2014!

FC 32 pages $4.99

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Preview: Damsels in Excess #3

DAMSELS IN EXCESS #3

Vince Hernandez – Story / Mirka Andolfo – Art

Five realms. Five princesses. Zero men.

Princesses Bethany and Kimbelein must find a way to the Maiden Islands before Barra and Ilina find them first! However, the path across the Maiden Sea proves far more treacherous—as the pair soon discovers that the dangers they face are not only on land, but also out at sea!
Creator Vince Hernandez and artist Mirka Andolfo present to you the newest Aspen hit series – DAMSELS IN EXCESS!

DAMSELS IN EXCESS #3 is in stores September 24th, 2014!

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ComiXology Announces More DRM Free Publishers

comixology drm free wave twoToday comiXology unveiled the latest group of publishers offering DRM-free backups, allowing comiXology customers to download and store copies of their books. ComiXology’s new DRM-free backup feature was announced this past July during San Diego Comic-Con.

The second wave of participating publishers include IDW Publishing, Valiant Entertainment, Oni Press, Fantagraphics Books, Aspen Comics, Action Lab Entertainment, Th3rd World Studios, A Wave Blue World, Blind Ferret Entertainment, Caliber Comics, Creative Impulse Entertainment, Devil’s Due Entertainment, GT Labs Comics and Kingstone Media. They join Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions in offering this new option to customer. Creators using comiXology Submit also have the option to offer their comics, graphic novels, and manga as DRM-free backups. Some of the new publishers have previously announced going DRM free, or provide the option on other platforms.

To obtain the DRM-free backups of digital comics on comiXology, customers can go to the “My Books” section of comixology.com on their desktop computers and click the button that appears next to their books. Books and series from the second wave of participating publishers will be available for backup starting today. Backups from participating publishers can be downloaded in high definition PDF and CBZ.

Customers will continue to enjoy all their purchases – whether available as a DRM-free backup or not – on the comiXology platform in comiXology’s exclusive cinematic Guided View reading experience, anytime and anywhere.

Preview: All New Fathom #8

ALL NEW FATHOM #8

David Wohl – Story / Alex Konat – Art / Beth Sotelo – Colors

A new direction in the FATHOM Universe reaches its finale!

As Vana’s plan nears its apocalyptic fruition, the temperature of the Earth’s oceans are plummeting and wreaking havoc with the ecological balance of the world. Nations are in turmoil, and their military might’s are helpless to stop it. Amidst this cataclysmic backdrop, only Aspen Matthews understands what must be done to return the world from the brink of certain doom, but in order to accomplish her goal, she must team up with Chance and KIllian in order to battle with the most powerful being on the planet– Killian’s daughter, Anika!

Writer David Wohl, artist Alex Konat and colorist Beth Sotelo team up once again to bring you the latest adventures of Michael Turner’s most beloved creation!

ALL NEW FATHOM #8 is in stores September 17th, 2014!

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Preview: All New Soulfire #7

ALL NEW SOULFIRE #7

JT Krul – Story / V. Ken Marion – Art

It’s the final showdown as PJ finds himself facing off against his new girlfriend, Alori, for the championship! Little does he know that she’s in the employ of Abel, the mastermind who is about to make his dangerous move against Benoist – one that could be the end of Papa Bear forever!

ALL NEW SOULFIRE #7 is in stores September 10th, 2014!

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