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Aspen Comics in July 2015

ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1

JT Krul – Story / Alex Konat – Art / Federico Blee – Colors

Michael Turner’s classic action-adventure series re-emerges with a brand new era of mystery and magic!

The world of magic and technology have finally collided! And, with it, a new cast of characters will rise. Cassidy, a young high school student with a very big secret, will discover that magic is not only real—but will change her life forever in ways she never could’ve imagined. Meanwhile, Miya, the ancient warrior from the earliest days of the Soulfire Universe, has returned with a vengeance—and both of their paths will be inextricably united!

The first all new Soulfire series to make its debut since Michael Turner introduced you to his incredible magical adventure over 10 years ago, is ready to take you on the ride of your life and explore the world of Soulfire as you’ve never seen it before!

ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1 is in stores July 8th, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1 will ship with two different covers by series artist Alex Konat and Pasquale Qualano. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 12 copies of ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the alternate ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1 cover by artist Eric ‘EBAS’ Basaldua, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional Ebas alternate ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1 covers at net $4 each.

ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1 EXPANDED RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 24 copies of ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the Michael Turner ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1 Cover, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional Turner ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1 Covers at net $8 each.

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CRITTER #1

Tom Hutchison – Story / Fico Ossio– Art / Nei Ruffino – Colors

The newest re-mastered debut from Aspen’s Big Dog Ink imprint has arrived!

As a young girl, Cassia grew up as a tomboy who learned karate, ran track and took gymnastics. One day when a little girl is kidnapped for ransom, she finds out that she might have what it takes to be a superhero. But, little does she know that being a hero was always in her blood!

Featuring re-mastered content, an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Critter, creator commentary and more! Don’t miss out on the second of Aspen’s all new BDI launch titles with the premiere of CRITTER #1!

CRITTER #1 is in stores July 8th, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: CRITTER #1 will ship with two different covers by series artist Fico Ossio and artist Cory Zayatz. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

CRITTER #1 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 8 copies of CRITTER #1 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the alternate CRITTER #1 cover by artist Nei Ruffino, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional Ruffino alternate CRITTER #1 covers at net $4 each.

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FATHOM BLUE #2

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

A dangerous new foe has risen!

Admiral Maylander’s assembled team of misfits encounter an enemy that is beyond their combined abilities—and they learn the hard way that their dissension amongst themselves could not only cost them their lives—but, also the fragile concord between the Blue and the Humans forever!

FATHOM BLUE #2 is in stores July 15th, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: FATHOM BLUE #2 will ship with two different covers by series artist Claudio Avella and Paolo Pantalena. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions

FATHOM BLUE #2 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 12 copies of FATHOM BLUE #2 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the alternate FATHOM BLUE #2 cover by artist Mike Chrome, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional Mike Chrome alternate FATHOM BLUE #1 covers at net $4 each.

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PSYCHO BONKERS #3

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!

Shine’s team reaches the third leg of the Super Bonk Rally, and their competition heats up as the desire for triumph means the racers will stop at nothing to reach victory lane—including the death of their fellow drivers! Meanwhile, discover the truth behind Shine’s ascension towards the top, and what sacrifices she had to endure in order to make her dream a reality!

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 #3 is in stores July 22nd, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: PSYCHO BONKERS #3 will ship with two different covers by series artist Adam Archer and Agnes Garbowska. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

PSYCHO BONKERS #3 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

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

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FOUR POINTS #4

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

Friend or Foe is the question posed as Ivana’s origin is brought to the forefront in dramatic fashion! With the world still reeling from the existence of the Blue and their deeper counterparts, the Black, Ivana’s people struggle with a choice that could mean the destruction of the human race altogether!

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

FOUR POINTS #4 is in stores July 15th, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: FOUR POINTS #4 will ship with four different inter- connecting covers by artist Tina Valentina. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

FOUR POINTS #4 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 12 copies of FOUR POINTS #4 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the alternate FOUR POINTS #4 cover by series artist Jordan Gunderson, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional Gunderson alternate FOUR POINTS #4 covers at net $4 each.

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SHAHRAZAD #4

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

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

Shahrazad finds herself in a life-or-death battle for the ages, as she must not only prove that she can survive—but, also, that she can kill!

SHAHRAZAD #4 is in stores July 1st, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: SHAHRAZAD #4 will ship with two different covers by series artist Mike Krome and artist Elizabeth Torque. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

SHAHRAZAD #4 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 8 copies of SHAHRAZAD #4 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the re-mastered SHAHRAZAD #4 cover by artist J. Scott Campbell and colorist Peter Steigerwald, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional re-mastered Campbell/Steigerwald SHAHRAZAD #4 covers at net $4 each.

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Preview: Shahrazad #2

SHAHRAZAD #2

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

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

The Sirens of legend have been mercilessly held against their will for centuries on end with no respite! However, will Shahrazad decide to rescue them in their time of need–or leave them to their own tragic fate?

SHAHRAZAD #2 is in stores May 6th, 2015!

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Aspen Comics Returns with Big Dog Ink for C2E2 2015

Aspen Comics will have a multi-imprint presence in Chicago from Friday, April 24th to Sunday, April 26th alongside Big Dog Ink for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2015. This is the first time Aspen will be at C2E2 since 2012.

Aspen president Frank Mastromauro will join Big Dog Ink founder Tom Hutchison, as well as Shahrazad writers Kim Hutchison and Kari Castor, at booth #706. There will also be a handful of Aspen/BDI creators available in Artist’s Alley: V Ken Marion at B11, Jordan Gunderson at K12, Nei Ruffino at P8, and Dirk Manning at H8.

C2E2 marks the premiere of Shahrazad #2, which will not be in stores until May 6th, 2015. Aspen will have a C2E2 exclusive cover for Shahrazad #2 by Ruffino available for purchase at their booth, in addition to a Fathom: Kiani #3 exclusive cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald. These variants will also be available as exclusive full-size art prints, in addition to two Shahrazad #2 prints by J. Scott Campbell and Mike DeBalfo.

For those who can’t make it to the convention, quantities of C2E2 exclusives will be made available online.

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Preview: Fathom: Kiani Vol. 4 #3

FATHOM: KIANI Vol 4 #3

Vince Hernandez – Story / Giuseppe Cafaro – Art

Kiani has finally reunited with her sister, Anika, and the Fathom Universe will never be the same again!

Kiani and Anika finally understand that the only way to end the conflict with the US Navy is to take the pre-emptive advantage and strike first—and that means calling on the talents of a menacing figure from the pages of the Fathom Universe! Meanwhile, Admiral Hoover is desperate and on the verge of a dangerous plot that could end with a catastrophe of unthinkable terror!

FATHOM: KIANI vol 4 #3 is in stores April 22nd, 2015!

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Aspen Teams with Sony for Playstation Art Themes

Publisher Aspen Comics, in partnership with The Powell Group, launched a series of custom PlayStation themes based on three of their popular series: Fathom, Soulfire, and Executive Assistant: Iris. Both the Fathom and Soulfire theme sets feature art exclusively by Aspen Comics founder Michael Turner with colors by Peter Steigerwald. The Executive Assistant: Iris theme set contains the work of pencilers Joe Benitez, Micah Gunnell, and Eduardo Francisco, with colors also by Steigerwald.

Each theme package features three unique skins to customize your PlayStation background. These themes are available for purchase at the PlayStation Store.

Together, Aspen and The Powell Group are working to develop additional waves of skins utilizing other Aspen properties to be released at a later date.

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Aspen Comics Headed to Big Wow! ComicFest

Aspen Comics will be exhibiting at Big Wow! ComicFest in San Jose, California, April 18th and 19th at booth #601.

Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged), Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters), Siya Oum, (Lola XOXO) Mark Roslan (BubbleGun), and Heather Finley (Executive Assistant: Iris Annual) will be in attendance.

Aspen will have a Big Wow! Comicfest exclusive variant cover limited to 200 by Oum, available for their Wednesday release Executive Assistant: Iris Annual #1, which collects three all-new stories in the Executive Assistant universe. As well, there will be three exclusive prints available for purchase among Aspen’s usual selection of industry leading prints: Executive Assistant: Iris by Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika), The Four Points #1 variant by Khary Randolph (Charismagic), and Shahrazad #1 variant by Oum. Limited quantities of all convention exclusives will be available on www.AspenStore.com following the event.

The publisher will also have a panel on Saturday, April 18th at noon in Room 230C: The Official Aspen Comics Big Wow! Panel 2015, during which they will detail upcoming releases and unveil never-before-seen art.

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Preview: Executive Assistant: Iris Annual #1

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS ANNUAL #1

Vince Hernandez, David Wohl, Heather FInley — Story
Michael Shelfer, Randy Green, Tony Parker — Art
Stéphan Lemineur, Beth Sotelo, JUANCHOo — Colors

Aspen’s first Executive Assistant Annual ever is jam packed with three brand new stories featuring the most popular Executive Assistants!

The EA that started it all, Iris, returns for a thrilling new adventure that explores her new life beyond the conflict of her past! Also, explore fan favorite EA Rose’s tumultuous history with her overbearing master, plus a brutal prison tale featuring the popular EA Orchid!

Don’t miss out on the debut of the first ever EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS ANNUAL #1 in this thrilling oversized issue featuring a re-mastered EA IRIS cover by original series designer Joe Benitez and colorist Peter Steigerwald!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS ANNUAL #1 is in stores April 15th, 2015!

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Preview: The Four Points #1

THE FOUR POINTS #1

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

Something dark is coming…

Throughout history, oddities have remained hidden away within the fabric of societies across the planet. However, in recent years these unexplained phenomena have begun to emerge with a vengeance…Enter Gia Sorentino. They thought she was crazy, and locked her away from the rest of the world. Yet, following a family tragedy, she has inherited an empire—-and with it, the keys to unlocking some of the most unimaginable secrets of mankind.

Together, with three other women who possess abilities of inhuman nature, Sorentino embarks on a journey to discover the full potential of their collective powers. But, along with the amazing comes the sinister, and some things that should have remained hidden–including those that can threaten not only their existence, but the rest of the world as well!

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

THE FOUR POINTS #1 is in stores April 8th, 2015!

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Preview: Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam #1

LOLA XOXO: WASTELAND MADAM #1

Vince Hernandez – Story / Siya Oum – Art

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

She was once a woman with a promising future and the love of her life by her side. But, following the nuclear holocaust that eviscerated the city of Chicago, the “Wasteland Madam” has evolved into a ruthless leader, responsible for protecting a band of survivors from the threat of annihilation. However, that’s easier said than done in the Wasteland—where the law of the land is enforced by blood!

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 #1 is in stores April 8th, 2015!

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Aspen Comics Reveals Their WonderCon 2015 Exclusives and Events

Aspen Comics will be attending WonderCon 2015 in Anaheim, CA this weekend, April 3rd through the 5th. The publisher will be located at Booth #501, as well as participating in panels and portfolio reviews throughout the convention.

Guests in attendance will include Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, Scott Lobdell, J.T. Krul, Tom Hutchison, Josh Reed, and David Wohl, all of whom will be available at the booth to greet fans and sign comics.

There will be a The Four Points #1 WonderCon 2015 exclusive variant cover by V Ken Marion and Peter Steigerwald available for purchase, as well as the popular Shahrazad #1 Shannon Maer Convention Exclusive variant. WonderCon will be the world premiere of The Four Points #1. Fans can get their copy at the Aspen booth this weekend before the series hits stores on April 8th. Series scribe Scott Lobdell will be signing issues at the booth throughout the weekend. As well, the publisher will have a small quantity of the nearly sold out Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam #1 Emerald City Comicon 2015 cover by Siya Oum available, a title which will also debuts early prior to its April 8th release only available at the Aspen Booth 501.

Aspen will also be bringing a selection of their industry leading art prints, including a full size print of The Four Points #1 WonderCon 2015 exclusive variant by V Ken Marion, a Shahrazad #1 full size print by Mike DeBalfo, and a Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam #1 full size print by Dawn McTeigue. Limited quantities of all convention exclusives will be available on the Aspen store following the event.

See below for panel and portfolio review times, participants, and locations:

PANELS:

Aspen Comics 2015 – Saturday at 1:00PM – Room 211

In Attendance: Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, Josh Reed, J.T. Krul, Scott Lobdell, Tom Hutchison, Hannibal Tabu

Get details on all of the projects Aspen has planned though 2015, ask the creators questions about their yet-to-be released books, and get two exclusive free mini-prints at the end of the panel – a The Four Points #1 Aspen Panel Exclusive mini print by Jordan Gunderson and a full color Shahrazad #1 Aspen Panel Exclusive mini print by J. Scott Campbell and Peter Steigerwald (while supplies last).

 

The Forgotten Trio: Letterers, Inkers, and Colorists – Saturday at 5:00 PM – Room 209

In Attendance from Aspen: Josh Reed, Mark Roslan, Peter Steigerwald

Comic book industry veterans discuss what it entails to be an inker, letterer, or colorist, along with advice for those aspiring to be part of the comic book industry.
PORTFOLIO REVIEWS:

Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez and Assistant Editor Andrea Shea will review artist portfolios and offer critiques for artists looking to break into the industry.

Friday at 3:30PM – Room 206B

Saturday at 4:30PM – Room 206B

Sunday at 4:00PM – Room 206B

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