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Preview: Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #2

LOLA XOXO #2 vol 2

Siya Oum – Story & Art

The best-selling Aspen series from creator Siya Oum returns!

Perilous new foes emerge! Lola discovers that her previous treacherous experiences have prepared her for the harsh realities of the world she now occupies—However, nothing can prepare her for the worst dangers that lurk beyond the comfort of the few allies she’s managed to make!

LOLA XOXO #2 vol 2 is in stores August 16th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Demo-Graphics: The State of Indie/Small Press Comics

Earlier this week I brought you demographic reports based off of Facebook data for Marvel, and DC. Up next is independent/small press comics! Basically, everyone not the “big two.”

For this report I looked at comic book publisher likes that are not the big two or part of the big two. For this report, Vertigo, Zuda, Icon, are not included though they share similar comics as to other in this report. For this report, terms like IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Fantagraphics were included. Manga was left out of this as well.

You can check out the stats for 2014 as well as those for 2015, and 2016.

Facebook Population: Over 4,200,000 in the United States

The indie/small press population has dropped about 2.6 million individuals. The previous year gained 2.4 million. With explosive growth for both DC and Marvel it’s interesting to see this drop and especially drop that much.

In 2014 and 2015 Spanish speakers accounted for 12.50%. In 2016 the percentage increased to 16.18%. 2017 sees the percent drop to 14.76%.

Gender and Age

In 2014 men accounted for 57.50% of the population and women 40.63%. A year later, that shifted with men accounting for 59.09% and women 40.91%. 2016 saw women account for 51.47% and men 48.53%.

It looks like women have mainly dropped interest accounting for 40.48% in 2017 while men increased to 59.52%. Men decreased about 800,000 while women decreased 1.8 million.

With men being a majority again things have shifted once again. Women are a majority age 17 and under but it looks like the 20s and 30s is where there’s the greatest loss in women.

Relationship Status

With a smaller populate, every demographic took a dive, though there’s a larger percentage that are “unspecified,” a trend we’ve seen elsewhere. “Single” also saw an increase in percentage.

Education

With such a change in gender breakdowns, there’s absolutely shifts here.

Gender Interest

“Men interested in men” and “men interested in men and women” both remained steady since last year as far as percentage. Women is where things dropped but that’s expected due to the overall population decrease.

Ethnicity

Compared to last year all ethnicities decreased in overall population but precentage is mixed. African Americans and Asian Americans both increased as a percentage while Hispanics dropped. Interestingly, English-dominant Hispanics increased slightly in percentage.

Generation

And not shockingly populations dropped here too. Generation X and Millennials saw a slight increase in percentage while Baby Boomers saw a loss.

Join us tomorrow when we look at comicdom as a whole!

Aspen Comics in October 2017

ASPEN UNIVERSE: DECIMATION #1

Vince Hernandez – Story  / Marco Renna – Art / Federico Blee – Colors

The time for Revelations has ended.

The time for Decimation has begun…

Aspen Comics’ deadliest event EVER kicks off this October as the fiercest anti-heroines in the Aspen Universe take center stage in this massive event series! Orlana the Death Princess has a devastating ability to control minds, and she has recruited the most powerfully gifted villainesses across the globe to do her bidding—with no Aspen hero safe from her reach!

ASPEN UNIVERSE: DECIMATION #1 is in stores October 11th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

LOLA XOXO #4 (vol 2)

Siya Oum – Story & Art

The best-selling Aspen series from creator Siya Oum continues!

Lola and Monarch plan a daring rescue from the Suits by enlisting none other than the deranged cannibals! But, can she count on their true loyalty, or will their desperate plan backfire and end in their bloodshed!

LOLA XOXO #4 vol 2 is in stores October 18th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

ALL NEW SOULFIRE #8 (vol 6)

JT Krul – Story / Giuseppe Cafaro – Art / Wes Hartman – Colors

Michael Turner’s All-New Soulfire comes to its cataclysmic finale!

Lives are lost. Worlds are destroyed. And everything changes—again?! Malikai, the Samusara and Bearer of the Light, has one final chance to set things right, but at what cost?

SOULFIRE #8 is in stores October 25th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

THE SCOURGE Vol 1 TPB

Scott Lobdell – Story / Eric Battle – Art / David Curiel – Colors

They are taking over…

From the innovative mind of acclaimed movie producer Gale Anne Hurd, and written by superstar writer and visionary Scott Lobdell, comes THE SCOURGE!

The skies of New York City are no longer safe. In mere hours, the greatest metropolis on the planet is turned into an island of horrors, as a virus rapidly advances throughout the city transforming its citizens into savage, bloodthirsty gargoyles!! Amidst the outbreak, one man, NYPD SWAT officer John Griffin finds himself as the last remaining hope to prevent the cataclysmic spread of the virus from the island, locating his estranged son within the chaos, and saving the city itself from complete annihilation!

Collecting together the long sold-out series for the very first time, The Scourge trade paperback vol 1 includes a complete cover gallery, special guest foreward and a whole lot more!

THE SCOURGE Vol 1 TPB is in stores October 11th, 2017!

FC                               184 pages                                $18.99                         TPB

Aspen Reveals Even More San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

Aspen Comics has revealed even more San Diego Comic-Con exclusives available only at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 this July 20-23rd.

Aspen Comics will be offering an exclusive Spider-Men II #1 Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald variant cover, including three new covers by the late superstar artist and limited to 3,000 copies for the color variant, 1,500 editions for the limited edition “Mary Jane” variant, and 1,000 copies for the “Miles Morales” editions, also in time for the worldwide release of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The publisher has also announced their full lineup of creator appearances, highlighted by a special Lindsey Stirling appearance on Saturday.

Aspen Comics will be offering seven new SDCC 2017 exclusive items including the long-awaited return of their best-selling series Lola XOXO, as well as the debut of their latest Aspen YOU-niverse bundle. The full list includes the following:

Lola XOXO (Volume 2) #1 Siya Oum SDCC 2017 foil variant edition

Lola XOXO (Volume 2) #1 Siya Oum SDCC 2017 A.C.E. edition

BubbleGun (Volume 2) #3 Fan Yang SDCC 2017 foil variant edition

No World #4 Jordan Gunderson SDCC 2017 foil variant edition

All-New Michael Turner’s Soulfire #5 & All New Michael Turner #6 Paolo Pantalena SDCC 2017 foil variant connecting covers

The Art of Aspen Comics Volume 3 exclusive edition debuting at SDCC 2017

The Aspen YOU-Niverse Bundle #3: Comic Con 2017 edition

The publisher has also released their full line up of creator appearances and signings, highlighted by The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2017 on Saturday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Room 4. The panel will feature a very special appearance by musician Lindsey Stirling, as well as highlight Aspen’s first announcement of their 15th anniversary plans for 2018, including the reveal of all new titles and creative teams to kick off the yearlong celebration the publisher has planned.

The above items will only be available for purchase at the Aspen Comics Booth and online starting on Wednesday July 19th on www.Aspenstore.com while supplies last.

Preview: Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #1

LOLA XOXO #1 vol 2

Siya Oum – Story & Art / Zen – Letters

The best-selling Aspen series from creator Siya Oum returns!

In the epic first volume, the tough-minded Lola learned the brutal reality of the apocalypse within the confines of the ruthless Wasteland Trading Company led by the treacherous Edgar and his posse! However, the true challenge lies ahead, as her desire to be reunited with her lost parents still burns greater than ever!

LOLA XOXO #1 vol 2 is in stores July 12th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Aspen Announces Their First Wave of San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

Aspen Comics has released their first wave of Comic Con International: San Diego exclusives available only available at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 this July 20-23rd. The publisher will be releasing their SDCC 2017 exclusives in three waves beginning this week with the first reveal of their new Michael Turner exclusive covers for DC Comics.

Aspen Comics will feature an exclusive Supergirl #1 Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald variant edition, including three new covers by the late superstar artist and strictly limited to 1000 copies (available only as a set of all three) beginning on Preview Night, July 19th, at Comic Con and on www.AspenStore.com while supplies last. These covers will only be available for purchase at the Aspen Comics Booth and on www.AspenStore.com (limit 1 per household on the website).

The publisher will also be offering an all-new set of three Superman/Batman #8 Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald never-before-published variant covers strictly limited to 1,000 editions (only available as a set of all three) for purchase at the Aspen Comics Booth and www.AspenStore.com starting on Preview Night, July 19th, at Comic Con while supplies last.

Due to fan response of past Michael Turner variants, Aspen strongly encourages fans to purchase their copies of the Aspen Comics SDCC 2017 DC Comics exclusives early.

 

Preview: No World #3

NO WORLD #3

Scott Lobdell – Story / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Juanchoo – Colors

They exist in the all-new ASPEN UNIVERSE…yet belong to NO ONE!

The uneasy alliance learns that they must come to a sobering compromise in order to take on the greater threat—the manufacturing evil on a scale unlike anything seen before. However, even the collective actions of this super-powered group may be too late to stop the machinations of this malevolent conglomerate!

Written by legendary Uncanny X-Men scribe Scott Lobdell (Michael Turner’s Fathom) with art by Jordan Gunderson (Aspen Universe: Revelations), this is THE NEW Aspen title you won’t want to miss!

NO WORLD #3 is in stores July 5th, 2017!

FC 32 pages $3.99

Preview: Overtaken #3

OVERTAKEN #3

Frank Mastromauro – Story / Marco Lorenzana – Art / Justice, Enrica Eren Angiolini – 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 July 5th, 2016!

FC 32 pages $3.99

Aspen Announces Age Ratings Starting in July

Aspen Comics has announced they will be including an Age Rating on all direct edition covers published for the retail market beginning this July with Siya Oum’s Lola XOXO (Volume 2) #1 and for all future titles.

The decision comes after retailer feedback on the topic and led the publisher to initiate this change. They goal is to help retailers decide how they stock their books and allow consumers to make informed decisions on what they purchase.

The publisher will begin the new age rating system of “All Ages,” “Teen” and “Teen Plus” with July 12th’s Lola XOXO (Volume 2) #1 and continue with all new Aspen Comics titles.

Preview: All-New Soulfire (Vol. 6) #4

ALL NEW SOULFIRE #4 (Vol 6)

JT Krul – Story / Giuseppe Cafaro – Art / Wes Hartman – Colors

Aspen’s premiere action-adventure fantasy epic continues!

With the help of Sonia, Grace is finally able to reach Maliki and expose Rainier for who he really is – yet what darker secret is lurking in the shadows, and what secret horror awaits?!

Nearly fifteen of the best-selling series created by superstar artist, the late Michael Turner, have culminated in this brand-new SOULFIRE adventure by Aspen’s talented creative team! Please join writer JT Krul, artist Giuseppe Cafaro, and colorist Wes Hartman as they bring readers back to the magic, myth, and everything you loved about SOULFIRE!

SOULFIRE #4 is in stores June 21st, 2017!

FC 32 pages $3.99

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