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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.

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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

Preview: Bubblegun Vol. 2 #2

BUBBLEGUN #2 (Vol 2)

Mark Roslan – Story / Angel Tover – Art / Erick Arciniega – Colors

The BubbleGun crew return for more high stakes jobs!

Treachery and deception are the order of the day, as the BubbleGun team learns the cold hard truth about the perils of working in the black market. Their “employer” Sir Penny has put his “Nectar” into production, and the market is booming. But, is the crew too far deep into Sir Penny’s tangled web of lies to survive?!

Creator and writer Mark Roslan (Broken Pieces) is joined by penciler Angel Tovar and colorist Erick Arciniega on what’s sure to become one of comics’ biggest sci-fi, action adventure series of the summer! Strap yourselves in because BUBBLEGUN is gonna take you on a wild ride!

BUBBLEGUN #2 (vol 2) is in stores June 21st, 2017!

FC 32 pages $3.99

Preview: All New Fathom Vol. 6 #5

ALL NEW FATHOM #5 (vol 6)

Blake Northcott – Story / Marco Renna – Art / John Starr – Colors

Dive back into the world of MICHAEL TURNER’S FATHOM!

After exposing a traitor with designs on toppling the Elite Blue Council, Aspen and Tyler are taken hostage! Meanwhile, the deadly Typhos – once rudderless and erratic – are invigorated with new purpose: overthrow the Blue capitol city of Muria!

FATHOM #5 is in stores June 14th, 2017!

FC 32 pages $3.99

Humble Comics Bundle: The Art of Michael Turner presented by Aspen Comics

Humble Bundle has once again teamed up with Aspen Comics for an incredible array of pay-what-you-want comics.

The Humble Comics Bundle: The Art of Michael Turner presented by Aspen Comics features a host of Aspen’s flagship offerings by the late superstar creator, including Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, and a special incentive code to receive a free physical copy of an exclusive Harley Quinn #1 variant cover exclusive to this bundle.

Customers can pay what they want by naming their own price of $1 or more, and can also choose how the money is allocated between Humble Bundle, Aspen, and two charity partners, Hero Initiative and the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Customers can pay just $1 or more to receive: Executive Assistant: Iris Omnibus #1, Michael Turner’s Fathom Omnibus #1, Michael Turner’s Soulfire Omnibus #1, Michael Turner’s Fathom: Kiani Omnibus, Art of Aspen Comics Omnibus #1, Shrugged Volume One, Aspen Sourcebooks: Omnibus #1 and Aspen Seasons: Omnibus #1.

Those who match or exceed $8 or more will also receive: Aspen Universe: Revelations issues 1-5, Executive Assistant: Iris Omnibus #2, Michael Turner’s Fathom Omnibus #2, Michael Turner’s Soulfire Omnibus #2, Michael Turner’s Fathom Dawn of War Volume One, Michael Turner’s Fathom: Cannon Hawke Volume 1, Soulfire: Chaos Reign Volume 1, Soulfire: Dying of the Light Volume 1 and Aspen Showcase: Omnibus #1.

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus: Code to receive one free Harley Quinn #1 exclusive cover*, Executive Assistant: Assassins Volume 1, Michael Turner’s Fathom (Volume 6) #1, Michael Turner’s Soulfire (Volume 6) #1, Michael Turner’s Fathom: The Elite Saga issues 1-5, Trish Out of Water Volume 1, Michael Turner’s Soulfire: Shadow Magic issues 0-5, Michael Turner’s Soulfire: New World Order issues: Beginnings, 0-5, Ekos Preview, Worlds of Aspen Omnibus, Michael Turner Art Edition #1, Michael Turner Art Editions #2 and Michael Turner Re-mastered Sketchbook.

The Humble Comics Bundle: The Art of Michael Turner presented by Aspen Comics is available NOW and expires June 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time.

 

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $1 million to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit http://www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Preview: Bubblegun #1 (Vol. 2)

BUBBLEGUN #1 (vol 2)

Mark Roslan – Story / Angel Tover – Art / Peter Steigerwald, Federico Blee – Colors

The BubbleGun crew return for more high stakes jobs!

Since the team rescued the group’s newest member, the cyber boy Asher, from the corporate megalomaniac, Drazic, their world has been in constant turmoil! Devyn and Molli find their bandit crew forced to do the bidding of an underworld gangster, Sir Penny, after borrowing and destroying his favorite ship, The Dark Lightning. Yet, even if they survive Sir Penny’s harrowing missions–how will they escape the clutches of a ruthless gangster plotting to kidnap Asher?!

Creator and writer Mark Roslan (Broken Pieces) is joined by penciler Angel Tovar () and colorist Erick Arciniega () on what’s sure to become one of comics’ biggest sci-fi, action adventure series of the summer! Strap yourselves in because BUBBLEGUN is gonna take you on a wild ride!

BUBBLEGUN #1 (vol 2) is in stores May 17th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Aspen in August 2017

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

BUBBLEGUN #4 (vol 2)

Mark Roslan – Story / Angel Tovar – Art / Federico Blee – Colors

The BubbleGun crew return for more high stakes jobs!

Asher has been captured and is now in the clutches of his biological father, Theon, a megalomaniacal engineer aspiring to take over the world. How? Not by himself, but working with someone from the team’s unwelcome past! Meanwhile, the crew licks their wounds as their confidence is shattered. With their teammate taken, will they come together, or will they come undone?!

BUBBLEGUN #4 (vol 2) is in stores August 23rd, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

NO WORLD #5

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

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

With Iris, Dellec and Miya out of the picture at the moment, the rest of this motley crew realizes they have their work cut out for them. However, the aforementioned trio has their own problems to deal with—including the strange dimension they find themselves in that threatens to swallow the entire Earth whole!

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 #5 is in stores August 30th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

ALL NEW SOULFIRE #6 (vol 6)

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

Aspen’s premiere action-adventure fantasy epic continues!

Rainier’s assault continues as the battle lines are drawn in the age-old war between light and dark, with the entire world hanging in the balance! When it comes to magic, there is order and chaos, and only one may rule supreme. Which side will Malikai choose? And will it be the right one?”

SOULFIRE #6 is in stores August 30th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

ALL NEW FATHOM #7 (vol 6)

Blake Northcott – Story / Marco Renna – Art / John Starr – Colors

Dive back into the world of MICHAEL TURNER’S FATHOM!

After reaching the failsafe, Cannon Hawke overthrows the Elite Blue Council and seizes control of Muria. For the first time in a millennium, the capital city reverts to a monarchy. With millions of lives in the balance, Aspen must choose between two unthinkable options: allow Cannon Hawke to carry out a human genocide . . . or commit regicide!

FATHOM #7 is in stores August 23rd, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

FATHOM: DAWN OF WAR TPB (3rd printing)

J.T. Krul – writer / Talent Caldwell – pencils / Jason Gorder  & Sal Regla– inks / Christina Strain – colors

Return to the story that sparked the war, and brought the world of Fathom to its knees, Fathom: Dawn of War!

This special edition contains the entire tale of warfare and betrayal that led up to the battle between the humans and the Blue, and the unheralded rise of the Black! Find out for yourself why Fathom: Dawn of War became one of the most pivotal storylines in Fathom and Aspen Comics history! This long-awaited third printing of the classic Aspen Comics series Fathom: Dawn of War Volume 1 collects issues number 0, 1, 2, 3, and Cannon Hawke: Dawn of War #1! Brought to you by the creative of J.T. Krul, Talent Caldwell, Jason Gorder and Christina Strain, and featuring a re-mastered cover by Fathom creator Michael Turner!

FATHOM: DAWN OF WAR TPB is in stores August 9th, 2017!

FC                               112 pages                                $9.99                           TPB

Preview: All-New Fathom Vol. 6 #4

ALL-NEW FATHOM #4 (vol 6)

Blake Northcott – Story / Marco Renna – Art / John Starr – Colors

Dive back into the world of MICHAEL TURNER’S FATHOM!

Aspen, Tyler and Matilda encounter an eccentric Aussie multi-billionaire and philanthropist who provides the trio momentary sanctuary. However, Tyler’s keen journalistic instincts force her to suspect more than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Aspen learns that putting yourself out there in the public eye might be the most dangerous thing she’s ever done!

ALL-NEW FATHOM #4 is in stores May 10th, 2017!

Aspen Comics’ Free Comic Book Day Creator Appearances

Aspen Comics is pleased to announce their complete lineup of creator appearances in conjunction with this weekend’s Free Comic Book Day festivities. Free Comic Book Day 2017 is this Saturday, May 6th, and the publisher will be debuting their free title and start of this Fall’s Aspen Universe crossover event, Decimation.

Written by Vince Hernandez (Charismagic, Fathom: Kiani) with art by Marco Renna (Michael Turner’s Fathom) and Oscar Bazaldua (Amazing Spider-man), solicitation for the free Aspen Universe: Decimation #0 reads:

The time for Revelations has ended.
The time for Decimation has begun…
Following the groundbreaking events of Aspen Universe: Revelations, the world of Aspen’s pre-eminent heroes is torn apart by a force far greater than any they have ever faced-the collective might of Aspen’s most powerful anti-heroines! Together, this supergroup of dark ladies have a plan so catastrophic for the future of the Aspen Universe, that NO character is safe from their clutches! This completely brand new 16 page prelude story sets the stage for Aspen’s DEADLIEST event ever!

 

Below is the complete list of Aspen Comics creator appearances for Free Comic Book Day 2017:

The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230

Appearing:
Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken)
Mark Roslan (BubbleGun, Broken Pieces)
Zen (Michael Turner’s Fathom & Soulfire)

Justice (Michael Turner’s Fathom, Overtaken)

4 Color Fantasies
8045 Archibald Ave #120
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Appearing:
Vince Hernandez (Aspen Universe: Decimation)
J.T. Krul (Jirni, Michael Turner’s Soulfire)
David Wohl (Executive Assistant: Iris, Witchblade)

Knowhere Comics & Games
744 Grand Ave, Suite 102
San Marcos, CA 92078

Appearing:
Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters, Dark Knight: The Last Crusade)

Westfield Comics
7475 Mineral Point Rd #22
Madison, WI 53717

Appearing:
Jordan Gunderson (No World, Aspen Universe: Revelations)

Aspen Comics to Highlight No World #1 Release at RuPaul’s Drag Con 2017

This weekend at RuPaul’s Drag Con 2017 taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Aspen Comics letterer Zen (Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire) will be appearing both days, April 29th and 30th exclusively at Table 842.

Aspen’s Comics’ No World #1 debuted this week in comic book stores and will also be available at Zen’s table all weekend long at Drag Con.

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