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SDCC 2015: Aspen Comics Announces Complete List of Signings and Events

Aspen logo MLT_Aspen Comics is set to bring together their largest gathering of creators all year in celebration of San Diego Comic Con 2015. The Aspen Comics Booth #2320 will feature signings throughout the weekend and will also be hosting the annual Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 on Friday at 11:00AM in Room 9. The full events schedule for Aspen Comics is listed below:

 

Appearing at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 all weekend long:

Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken)

Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters, DC’s Convergence)

Vince Hernandez (Fathom Blue, Damsels in Excess)

Mark Roslan (BubbleGun, Broken Pieces)

Josh Reed (Letterer, Aspen Comics)

Heather Finley (Executive Assistant: Iris Annual)

Tom Hutchison (Big Dog Ink Publisher)

David Wohl (Executive Assistant: Iris) Friday – Sunday only

Scott Lobdell (The Four Points) Friday – Sunday only

 

THURSDAY 07/09

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Lori Hanson (Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam, EA: Assassins)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

12:30 – 1:30PM

Agnes Garbowska (Fathom Kiani, Psycho Bonkers)

 

2-3PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

4PM:

Ale Garza (Michael Turner’s Fathom, Psycho Bonkers)

Dawn McTeigue (Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam)

 

FRIDAY 07/10

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

12:30 – 1:30PM

Nei Ruffino (Shahrazad, Critter)

 

2-3PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

4PM:

Ale Garza (Michael Turner’s Fathom, Psycho Bonkers)

Dawn McTeigue (Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam)

 

SATURDAY 07/11:

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

2-3PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

4-5PM:

Nei Ruffino (Shahrazad, Critter)

 

SUNDAY 07/12:

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

  1. Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

1-2PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 will be on Friday at 11:00AM in Room 9, and will feature Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, Josh Reed, David Wohl, Scott Lobdell, Siya Oum, Paolo Pantalena, Alex Konat, V. Ken Marion, Beth Sotelo, Hannibal Tabu, Heather Finley and BDI’s Tom Hutchison. The Aspen team will reveal upcoming new series from the publisher including a new project from creator Wohl and Giuseppe Cafaro, along with other reveals. As well, all fans in attendance at The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 will receive a free copy of Critter #1 featuring an exclusive cover by Alex Konat and Peter Steigerwald only available to panel attendees.

SDCC 2015: Aspen Comics’ Full List of Exclusives

This year’s full list of Aspen Comics exclusives for San Diego Comic Con 2015 has been announced to be available at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320. The publisher will feature two world premiere series launches for Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire #1 and Critter #1, in addition to featuring two new oversized art books, The Art of Aspen: Volume 2 and The Art of Big Dog Ink: Volume 1, as well as the prestige format century editions of Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire and Fathom Blue #1. Aspen’s new con-exclusive releases also include Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue #2, Shahrazad #4, and the first offering of Oniba: Swords of the Demon with a special con-exclusive sketchbook featuring artwork and concept designs for the new upcoming series from the publisher. Aspen will also be offering a rare Critter #1 SDCC 2015 Official Aspen Comics Panel exclusive variant cover that will only be available at The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 on Friday at 11:00AM in Room 9.

The full list of Aspen Comics’ SDCC 2015 exclusives available at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 is as follows:

The Art of Aspen Comics: Volume 2, limited to 500 editions.

The Art of Big Dog Ink: Volume 1, limited to 500 editions.

Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire #1 SDCC 2015 exclusive cover by Alex Konat & Peter Steigerwald, limited to 200 copies.

Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire #1 SDCC 2015 Century Edition exclusive cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 100 copies.

Critter #1 SDCC 2015 Retro Edition exclusive cover by Owen Gieni, limited to 200 copies.

Critter #1 SDCC 2015 Official Aspen Comics Panel exclusive variant cover by Alex Konat and Peter Steigerwald.

Oniba: Swords of the Demon Limited Edition Convention Exclusive Sketchbook, limited to 200 editions.

Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue #1 SDCC 2015 Century Edition exclusive cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 100 copies.

Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue #2 SDCC 2015 exclusive cover by Paolo Pantalena and Ula Mos, limited to 200 copies.

Shahrazad #4 SDCC 2015 exclusive cover by Nei Ruffino, limited to 200 copies.

Aspen will also be offering an SDCC 2015 exclusive series of ten new art prints featuring popular covers from Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire and Fathom Blue, BDI’s Critter and Shahrazad, and classic covers by company founder Michael Turner.

Preview: Psycho Bonkers #2

PSYCHO BONKERS #2

Vince Hernandez – Story / Adam Archer – Art / Colors – Federico Blee

Crack the speed barrier wide open in this thrilling new adventure that redefines what it means to go full throttle!

Following the tragic events of issue one, Shine must come to grips with the fact that, besides her Bonk Racer and Gabbo, she is now alone. However, in the present, and a crucial leg of the Super Bonk Rally, the team discovers that having company around can actually be far worse!

Told in a series of five legs within the race of all races—the Super Bonk Rally, this five issue mini-series will span amazing landscapes and death-defying terrain, as these racers go completely Psycho Bonkers!

PSYCHO BONKERS #2 is in stores June 24th, 2015!

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Preview: Fathom Blue #1

FATHOM BLUE #1

Vince Hernandez – Story / Claudio Avella – Art / Colors – Erick Arciniega

An unlikely team of BLUE rise in this BRAND NEW Fathom series!

They have all risen from beneath the surface. Each for a different purpose yet united in their exile from their homelands below. Looking to blend in—out of sight–amongst humans unaware of their true potential. However, one man, who has spent the better part of his life hunting the Blue, is keenly aware of their presence—and he will stop at nothing to use these Blue as weapons against their own, even if it means killing them in the process!

The first all new Fathom series to make its debut since Michael Turner introduced you to his incredible underwater adventure over 15 years ago, is ready to take you on the ride of your life and explore the world of Fathom as you’ve never seen it before!

FATHOM BLUE #1 is in stores June 17th, 2015!

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SDCC 2015: Aspen Debuts New Project and Titles

In anticipation of this year’s Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 at Comic-Con International: San Diego, the publisher has revealed several of its upcoming new series and projects set to debut as early as this Fall.

This October, the publisher will debut the action/adventure saga set in Feudal Japan, Oniba: Swords of the Demon, by Paolo Pantalena and Vince Hernandez. This all-new Aspen series will center around Yukiko, a deadly ronin on a quest to eradicate the ancient demons plaguing her land, as well as her past. The zero issue will feature two covers by Pantalena, and the series will include covers by Pantalena, as well as Mahmud Asrar, Joe Benitez, Laura Braga, Eric “Ebas” Basaldua, Mirka Andolfo, Sabine Rich and more to be announced. This will be Aspen’s first standalone zero issue released in over three years.

Aspen will reveal a new series from creator and writer David Wohl featuring art by veteran Aspen artist Giuseppe Cafaro. This all-new Aspen title will be Wohl’s first new series since the popular Executive Assistant: Iris property debuted. The story centers on a young woman given a rare and powerful gift that soon turns out be something far more dangerous than she could ever imagine.

This Fall, Aspen will further expand Siya Oum’s hit title, Lola XOXO, with the anticipated second volume from creator Oum. Following the conclusion of the first spin-off mini-series, Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam, Oum will hint that the series will see even more expansion in the upcoming year, with new spin-offs and other Lola XOXO products in the works. November will also see the trade paperback releases of Lola XOXO: Volume One and Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam Volume One.

2016 will also see the introduction of Aspen E-Book Novellas, beginning with the release of a new Executive Assistant story by writer Heather Finley featuring a young assassin named Zinnia, and her love affair that threatens her future—as well as her present.

Aspen Comics is expanding upon the first two releases from their Aspen Novels line of prose novels, “The Lost Spark” and “Seven to Die,” with a third new novel, “The People Vs. Planet Earth” by writer Vince Hernandez. This intergalactic drama will feature an alien forced to defend the planet Earth from imminent extermination at the hand of a much more advanced planet.

Aspen’s planned graphic novel release schedule for the final quarter of 2015 and into 2016 will see over eleven new and returning out-of-print trade paperbacks released via the publisher’s commitment to bolster their trade paperback shelf presence, beginning with the Lola XOXO trades, Jirni: Volume One, Charismagic: Volume One, Michael Turner’s Soulfire and Fathom sold out volume one and two reprints, as well as Soulfire: Volume Two for the first time ever. New trade paperback releases include Psycho Bonkers: Volume One and The Four Points: Volume One.

Aspen will be premiering new Aspen Convention Exclusive Hardcover Editions of their popular series at this year’s Comic-Con, beginning with the release of Michael Turner Presents: Aspen The Extended Edition hardcover by Geoff Johns and Michael Turner and the Damsels in Excess hardcover edition by Vince Hernandez and Mirka Andolfo. These convention-exclusive editions will be highly limited to 50 copies each.

Aspen’s Big Dog Ink imprint will see the conclusion of the re-mastered Shahrazad, Critter and Legend of Oz: The Wicked West series this year and the publisher will begin debuting the all new Aspen-BDI titles in 2016, as well as the first ever BDI Annual Issue featuring a selection of new stories from various BDI properties and creators. The publisher will debut the first ever Art of BDI: Volume One at this year’s Comic Con at the Aspen Comics Booth #2321, featuring artwork from Big Dog Ink’s large assortment of talented artists including J. Scott Campbell, Jen Broomall, Mike Debalfo, Eric “Ebas” Basaldua and more. BDI publisher Tom Hutchison will be on hand at the Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 to discuss the imprint’s future titles and more.

On the merchandise side, Aspen Comics will release an all-new Aspen Comics T-Shirt for both men and women available exclusively at the Aspen Comics Booth #2321, and the publisher will reveal a sneak peek at their long-awaited line of Aspen apparel and products at their panel featuring many of Aspen’s popular characters and titles. This new line will emphasize both men and women’s fashion, providing options for all fans of Aspen Comics. Comic Con 2015 attendees will also be able to purchase Aspen’s new string-back tote bag directly from the publisher’s booth #2321.

Fans attending the Official Aspen Comics SDCC Panel 2015 will also receive a one-of-a-kind panel-exclusive variant copy of Critter #1 featuring an Aspen Comics/Big Dog Ink jam cover by artist Alex Konat. Aspen strongly encourages fans to arrive early to ensure their copy.

Aspen Comics Gets Wild For Down Under Walkabout Tour in Australia!

Aspen Comics has announced their attendance at not one, but two Supanova Pop Culture Expo shows two consecutive weekends in a row – Sydney from June 19th to the 21st, and Perth from June 26th to the 28th.

Guests will include Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Mark Roslan, Siya Oum, and Giuseppe Cafaro. With them, the Aspen team will have four Supanova exclusive variants covers. There will be a Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam #2 by series creator Oum, who will be available to sign throughout both weekends.

In addition, the debut issue of Aspen’s all-new Fathom title – the first in over 10 years – Fathom Blue #1, will feature two mirrored Michael Turner covers, one exclusive to Sydney and the other to Perth, plus a Supanova Expo exclusive by Giuseppe Cafaro that will be available at both conventions.

Aspen will also have with them a selection of their industry-leading prints, including (but not limited to) full-size prints of the aforementioned exclusives: Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam #2 by Oum, Fathom Blue #1 by Cafaro, and one of the two Fathom Blue #1 Turner/Steigerwald mirrored covers, dependent on region. Check the booth for pricing and availability.

As a Supanova Pop Culture Expo special, Aspen will have “Down Under Walkabout” tour t-shirts in a variety of sizes for attendees to purchase. Shirts will feature full-color art from a variety of Aspen artists, and will be exclusive to Supanova Sydney and Perth.

Supanova and Aspen Comics are also teaming up for the Aspen Down Under Talent Search. Expo attendees will have the opportunity to submit their portfolio for review, with the chance to score a paid cover gig. For more details, please visit the Supanova Activities page.

And finally, Aspen will be hosting panels at both Sydney and Perth shows, where the team will discuss upcoming projects, show exclusive art, and take questions from fans and attendees. For times and locations of these panels, consult your Supanova Pop Culture Expo program guide.

Aspen Doubles Down on Conventions This Weekend, To Exhibit at Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

A contingent of Aspen Comics will be at Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con next weekend, June 19th to the 21st, concurrent to Aspen’s appearance at Supanova Sydney.

Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez, letterer Josh Reed, Big Dog Ink’s Tom Hutchison, Eternal Soulfire and Fathom Blue cover artist Eric Basaldua, and The Four Points series artist Jordan Gunderson will be in attendance at booths #317 and #416. With them, they’ll have two Amazing Las Vegas exclusive variant covers: Fathom Blue #1 by Eric Basaldua and Psycho Bonkers #2 by Valentina Pinto.

The latter book is making its official debut at the convention, and will not be available in stores until the following Wednesday, June 24th. Hernandez, the writer of both series, will be available for signing throughout the weekend.

Aspen will also have a selection of their industry-leading prints with them, including a full-size version of the Amazing Las Vegas Con Fathom Blue #1 exclusive. Visit the booth for official run numbers and other convention exclusive prints.

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Preview: Four Points #3

FOUR POINTS #3

Scott Lobdell – Story / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Valentina Pinto – Colors

Deadly secrets are exposed, as Gia’s origin finally comes to light and the true history of her “powers” are disclosed! Yet, the most shocking truth will reveal itself as the ladies investigate an international weapons manufacturer, and learn—perhaps too late—that they may be in far over their heads!

Aspen welcomes back acclaimed writer Scott Lobdell to introduce to you this years most exciting new series, FOUR POINTS!

FOUR POINTS #3 is in stores June 10th, 2015!

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Preview: Shahrazad #3

SHAHRAZAD #3

Kim Hutchison; Kari Castor – Story / Mike Krome – Art / Nei Ruffino – Colors

The first re-mastered debut from Aspen’s Big Dog Ink imprint continues!

It seems everyone is out for Shahrazad’s head, yet there is one who finds her life intriguing enough to keep her alive. Janus sends Shahrazad to the arena to see if he can create an ending for this woman who’s future is as uncertain as her life!

SHAHRAZAD #3 is in stores June 3th, 2015!

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Preview: Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam #2

LOLA XOXO: WASTELAND MADAM #2

Vince Hernandez – Story / Siya Oum – Art

Siya Oum’s apocalyptic Wasteland expands in this all new spinoff mini-series!

The Madam teaches her band of survivors the true meaning of sacrifice, yet her actions may have caused more doubt than assurance within the group. Also, Madeline’s past comes back to potentially destroy her—as the renegades’ push to control the airport leads to a startling realization that their greatest threat may also be their only hope!

Hot on the heels of one of 2014’s most exciting debuts, Lola XOXO, be a part of the next exciting chapter of this incredible new series!

LOLA XOXO: WASTELAND MADAM #2 is in stores June 3rd, 2015!

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