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Aspen in January 2015

THE ZOOHUNTERS #3

Peter Steigerwald – Story / Peter Steigerwald – Art

There IS life on other planets—THEY find it.

Abros and Ty are joined by the ZooHunter Minalara and her Dog and they confront the nefarious Qaurec in the jungles of Ygnn. Quarec intends to make them an offer they can’t refuse. Read issue three to find out! This issue features the first-ever comic cover by Cartoonist/Illustrator and Animation Director Chris Sanders! (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods)

Creator and artist Peter Steigerwald presents to you the newest Aspen hit series – THE ZOOHUNTERS!

THE ZOOHUNTERS #3 is in stores January 21st, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: THE ZOOHUNTERS #3 will ship with two different covers by series artist Peter Steigerwald and artist Chris Sanders animation writer and director (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods). Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

THE ZOOHUNTERS #3 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 10 copies of THE ZOOHUNTERS #3 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the alternate THE ZOOHUNTERS #3 cover by artist Peter Steigerwald, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional Peter Steigerwald alternate THE ZOOHUNTERS #3 Covers at net $4 each.

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OVERTAKEN #3

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

Prepare yourself to be – OVERTAKEN!

Alone on a strange new world, Will and Jessica Harden find themselves face to face against an enemy that is only out for one thing – their lives! Outnumbered and running low on weapons, their hope for survival is slim. But, if they can stay alive just long enough, help may arrive in the most unlikely of forms.

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 #3 is in stores January 14th, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: OVERTAKEN #3 will ship with two different covers by series artist Marco Lorenzana and artist Jordan Gunderson. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

OVERTAKEN #3 RETAILER INCENTIVE #1:

For every 8 total combined copies of the Lorenzana and Gunderson covers ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the alternate OVERTAKEN #3 cover by artist Elizabeth Torque with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional Torque alternate OVERTAKEN #3 covers at net $4 each.

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Aspen’s Kiani Returns February 2015 With a New Design From the Fathom Creative Team

Aspen Comics recently celebrated the ten-year anniversary of one of their most popular characters, Fathom’s warrior heroine Kiani. To help usher in a new direction for the character beginning in February for the release of Fathom: Kiani Volume 4, the publisher tasked current All New Michael Turner’s Fathom artist Alex Konat and Fathom: Kiani artists Giuseppe Cafaro and Wes Hartman to update Kiani’s visual look and her title’s overall design.

Fathom: Kiani writer Vince Hernandez explained in a release:

When Kiani was created in 2004, she was an instant hit with Aspen fans because of the depth of her personality and her unique character design. And as our company and fan base continue to evolve, a new generation of readers will be introduced to this wonderful character, including a much larger female audience. We wanted to honor that spirit of progress by updating the look and feel of the series with an exciting new design.

Fathom: Kiani Volume 4 #1 arrives in stores this February 11th written by Vince Hernandez with art by Giuseppe Cafaro and Wes Hartman, and all issues in this series will feature direct edition covers by Cafaro and Alex Konat, with Retailer Incentive Edition water-themed homage covers by Agnes Garbowska.

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Preview: The Zoohunters #1

THE ZOOHUNTERS #1

Peter Steigerwald – Story / Peter Steigerwald – Art

There IS life on other planets—THEY find it.

Abros Kel is a ZooHunter—a man who is hired to capture animals for zoos on alien worlds. He and his young son Ty have lost everything due to a tragedy, and together this uncomfortable pair set out into the stars to train Ty as a ZooHunter. Along the way they encounter scores of alien life-forms on far away worlds including Qaurec—an unscrupulous rival ZooHunter who is hunting Abros down. Can Abros and Ty stay one step ahead of his villainy and prove successful in their quest?

Creator and artist Peter Steigerwald presents to you the newest Aspen hit series – THE ZOOHUNTERS!

THE ZOOHUNTERS #1 is in stores November 5th, 2014!

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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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