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Get Your Aspen Groupees Bundle Featuring Over $325 in Comics!

Aspen Comics has released their second digital bundle on the Groupees platform with “The Aspen Creations Bundles”. On the Groupees website, Aspen fans can select from three tiers of separately priced bundles featuring Aspen Comics titles for a limited time of 14 days, highlighted by the debut of a new Aspen 11×17” Soulfire holofoil print featuring cover art by legendary artist Jim Lee with colors by superstar Peter Steigerwald, limited to 50 editions.

Aspen recently completed their hugely successful Michael Turner Creations Kickstarter campaign, and the publisher is looking to offer fans an affordable way to expand their digital collection of Aspen Comics titles. The “Aspen Creations Bundles” will include Aspen’s popular best-selling titles such as Aspen VisionsJirniCharismagicPortalBound and more titles for over $325 in value.

In addition to the Jim Lee exclusive Soulfire holofoil print, the top ten contributors on the Groupees bundle page will receive special Aspen physical reward items including a complete set of Aspen’s sold out Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic-Con and past Groupees exclusive prints, a Michael Turner-signed Fathom “Black Armor” mini-bust and Aspen Mystery Packs. Full details on the campaign page.

Jim Lee Soulfire Print

It’s New Comic Day with Almost 170 New Digital Comics on Sale Now

Shang-Chi #2

It’s new comic book day and you can get your fill of comics right now at comics shops or online. ComiXology has you covered with your online digital needs. There’s almost 170 new digital comics on sale right now. You can get shopping now or check out the individual releases below.

AfterShock

Albatross Funnybooks

American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

Aspen Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

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Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Drawn & Quarterly

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

Heavy Metal

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kid Beowulf Comics

Marvel

NBM

Oni Press

Papercutz

Red 5 Comics

TidalWave Productions

Titan Comics

Valiant

Vault Comics

Zenescope

Check Out this Week’s New Digital Releases. Over 190 to Choose From!

Empyre #5

ComiXology has you covered with new digital comics to choose from on new comic book day! There are almost 200 comics to get including brand new comics from the major publishers and lots of small press and indie creators. Dive in and start shopping now or check out everything you can get below!

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

Abstract Studio

Action Lab

AfterShock

American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

Aspen Comics

Asylum Press

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

Caliber Comics

ComicMix

comiXology Submit

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

HarperCollins

Humanoids

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kid Beowulf Comics

Marvel

Oni Press

PaperCutz

Red 5 Comics

Titan Comics

Valiant

Vault Comics

Yen Press

Zenescope

SDCC 2020: Aspen Comics Reveals its Comic-Con@Home 2020 Exclusives

Aspen Comics has released their full list of Comic-Con@Home exclusives available now. The publisher is offering a selection of comic book variants, their newly debuted holofoil prints, and a brand-new SDCC exclusive version of their sell-out Aspen Stor-Folios. The AspenStore is also releasing over a hundred different SDCC exclusive items for sale in celebration of the Comic-Con@Home event.

Aspen Comic-Con@Home Exclusives list

Siya Oum’s Lola XOXO highlights the list of releases with a Lola XOXO #6 Comic-Con@Home 2020 exclusive by Oum, limited to only 200 editions. The sixth and final issue of volume 3 caps a best-selling run for creator Siya Oum on the popular Aspen property.

The publisher is also offering a new lineup of their recently debuted 11 x 17” Michael Turner holofoil prints, exclusive to Comic-Con@Home 2020. The holofoil print images include art from their best-selling titles Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire

Aspen is releasing a new version of their best-selling Aspen Stor-Folio comic book carrying case with a Fathom edition featuring artwork by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald. 

Select Marvel and DC CGC 9.8 Michael Turner variants will be offered in extremely limited quantities including top-selling favorites such as Spider-Men IISupergirl, and Spider-Woman

The AspenStore.com will feature over 100 select SDCC exclusives from past years as part of the celebration, including items from fan favorites FathomSoulfireExecutive Assistant: IrisLola XOXO, and more. 

Aspen is pleased to still offer a panel this year, The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2020, on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 at 1:00pm PST. The panel features Aspen creators such as Siya Oum, J.T. Krul, Jordan Gunderson, Alex Konat, and more. 

Michael Turner Creations Debuts on Kickstarter

Aspen Comics has launched a Kickstarter campaign focused on their founder and superstar artist, the late Michael Turner. Michael Turner Creations is Aspen’s most ambitious publication to date.

Michael Turner Creations is a prestige format oversized hardcover with slipcase collecting all of Michael Turner’s iconic Aspen Comics work, highlighted by his flagship creations Fathom and Soulfire, as well as his work on the EkosPreview. This 600-plus page hardcover will include the entirety of Fathom and Soulfire volume one, the best-selling volumes of each respective series. In addition to the aforementioned material, the publisher is including a foreword by Michael Turner’s mother, Grace Crick, along with the founder of Marvel Studios’ David Maisel, the chief architect of the Turner-verse, the planned feature film slate by Mythos Studios based upon Turner’s work.  

Aspen has brought on some of their best-selling cover artists such as Siya Oum, Alex Konat, Jordan Gunderson, Talent Caldwell, and Tyler Kirkham, in addition to high-profile artists such as David Mack and Kendrick Lim for their first-ever Aspen covers, a variety of Michael Turner Creations dust jackets available exclusively in the Kickstarter campaign. Plus, the publisher will be offering a special signed dust jacket by legendary artist Alex Ross

For the first time in Aspen’s history, the publisher is opening up their vaulted Michael Turner original art collection from his personal sketchbook and offering a selection of original layouts, sketches and fully illustrated pieces drawn by Turner across multiple reward tiers. This selection of original art and sketches dates back to Turner’s classic Witchblade run and into his Fathom and Soulfire work, then into his later years on the iconic Marvel and DC Comics titles such as Civil War and Identity Crisis. Aspen strongly encourages interested Michael Turner Original Art buyers to finalize and select the reward tier of their choice as early as possible before they sell out.

The publisher is also debuting several new Aspen Comics merchandise including featured items such as a “Grace” from Soulfire plush doll, new Aspen Comics Fathom and Soulfire acrylic figures, Kickstarter exclusive comics, and several new Michael Turner related items and products for purchase as add-ons.

Aspen Comics Delays Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire: Exiled over COVID-19

Aspen Comics

Aspen Comics has announced that it is delaying the release of its new titles while uncertainty over COVID-19 remains. The publisher is the latest to step up in an attempt to help comic shops. The publisher still has already released material that can be ordered and this decision just impacts upcoming releases. The decision impacts the upcoming Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire: Exiled.

Read the full release below:

In light of the ongoing current events regarding the COVID-19 virus and its effect on the direct market, Aspen Comics will be suspending their spring and summer line-up of new releases including April’s Fathom and May’s Soulfire: Exiled series in an effort to assist retailers weather the current uncertainty of the market. The publisher hopes this move will help retailers as they face difficult ordering decisions across the industry’s offering of titles. Aspen has released the following official statement:
 
“As an independent publisher it is never an easy decision to suspend our production line because it means our creative talent and production staff are directly impacted by the loss of work and revenue. However, like all private and public entities dealing with this unique and unrivaled pandemic crisis, we feel it’s in the best interest of our company to do our part now in assisting to stem the tide in favor of public safety and help our retail partners before it’s too late.”
 
Officially, the publisher will be postponing until further notice Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire: Exiled but will continue to offer archival and existing material through the Diamond Previews catalogue for retailers to order. 
 
Aspen Comics encourages any of their retail partners to reach out to them directly with any questions, comments and suggestions in their mutual effort to combat this unique challenge to our industry. The publisher is ready to help their retail partners in any way possible. Retailers can reach our publisher direct at: frank@aspencomics.com

Preview: Soulfire Vol. 8 #2

SOULFIRE Vol. 8 #2

J.T. Krul – Story / Raffaele Forte – Art / Valentina Taddeo – Colors

Soulfire is back with its biggest story—and greatest challenge to its heroes ever!

Grace is determined to protect magic in all its forms from a world still locked in their technological ways, but she is not outwardly looking for a fight. Minerva, on the other hand, has amassed a strike force from around the globe and is ready to face this strange new danger. And now, she has a target–Rainier’s realm at Devil’s Tower!

Veteran Soulfire scribe J.T. Krul (Soulfire, Jirni) returns and teams up with rising star Raffaele Forté and colorist Valentina Taddeo (Aspen Visions: Soulfire) in this magical world-shattering new volume that will change the face of everything you know about the Soulfire Universe!

SOULFIRE vol 8 #2 is in stores July 24th, 2019!

FC 32 pages $3.99

SOULFIRE Vol. 8 #2

Preview: Lola XOXO Volume 3 #1

Lola XOXO Volume 3 #1

(W) Siya Oum (A/CA) Siya Oum
In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

It’s mayhem in The Wasteland as Siya Oum’s best-selling Lola XOXO reaches its pivotal third volume! Lola has spent the better part of her life attempting to reunite with her long-lost parents following a catastrophic nuclear level event in The United States. But, like all things in the apocalyptic “Wasteland,” the truth always comes with a price-and oftentimes that means violence – or worse, death! Superstar creator Siya Oum provides a thrilling first issue debut with her riveting story and gorgeous illustrations for the beginning of this climactic Lola XOXO Volume 3!

Lola XOXO Volume 3 #1

SDCC 2019: Aspen Reveals its Third Wave of Exclusives

Aspen Comics has released their full line-up of comic book creators appearing at their San Diego Comic-Con 2019 booth #2320, including the release of a new Aspen SDCC 2019 Sketch Edition of their best-selling Stor-Folio line of comic book cases. 

Creators Siya Oum (Lola XOXOMichael Turner’s Fathom), J.T. Krul (Michael Turner’s SoulfireJirni), Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of The DemonJirni), Jordan Gunderson (Dissension: War EternalAspen Universe: Revelations), Donny Tran (Executive Assistant: IrisLola XOXO), and Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s FathomNu Way) will be appearing at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 all weekend beginning on Thursday, July 18th

Aspen Comics Crew Members Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Gabe Carrasco, Mark Roslan, and Megan Shirk will be appearing at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 each day of the convention, and editors Carrasco and Hernandez will be offering portfolio reviews on both Friday and Saturday in Room 206b. 

The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2019 will feature all of the aforementioned talents and will take place on Saturday from 12-1pm in Room 4. All panel attendees will receive a free Aspen Comics Mini-Print by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 200 editions. 

Aspen VP/Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez will be moderating The Comic Book Editorial Panel 2019 on Friday in Room 9 from 5-6, that will also include Aspen managing editor Gabe Carrasco among many other industry editors from other top industry publishers. 

Superstar cosplayer Ani-Mia will be returning for her annual SDCC Aspen Comics cosplay meet-and-greet appearances at the Aspen Comics Booth each day from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Aspen also released their new SDCC 2019 series of their best-selling Aspen Comics Stor-Folio comic book carrying cases, highlighted by the debut of their all-new Aspen Comics SDCC 2019 Sketch Edition Stor-Folio sold exclusively at the Aspen Comics Booth for signatures and sketches, and new, Lola XOXOFathom and Soulfire editions. 

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Bad Weekend (Image Comics) – If you missed this story arc from Criminal in individual issues, now’s your chance to get it… plus extras!

Criminal #6 (Image Comics) – One of the best comics out today. Each issue is amazing and a must for folks who enjoy crime/noir comics or just quality.

Black Hammer/Justice League #1 (Dark Horse/DC Comics) – Jeff Lemire’s brilliant deconstruction of superheroes meets some of the original heroes.

Care Bears #1 (IDW Publishing) – The classic property get a comic series and we’re always excited to see classic kids properties see new life. More comics geared towards young kids is a good thing.

Fallen World #3 (Valiant) – Valiant consistently knocks it out of the park and this is a series that’s well worth checking out as to see why the publisher is known for quality.

Giant-Size X-Statix #1 (Marvel) – The X-Statix are back and you don’t need to know the past to enjoy this giant-size comic. Filled with humor and well worth checking out.

Ghosted in L.A. #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan’s new series about a girl with undead roommates. The premise sounds fun.

Lola XOXO Vol. 3 #1 (Aspen Comics) – We’ve been fans of this series since the first volume. It’s a post-apocalyptic world that has a nice “western” feel to it.

The Magicians: Alice’s Story (BOOM! Studios) – The popular series comes to comics.

Naomi #6 (DC Comics) – The end of the “first season” of the series and if you’ve missed it, you’re missing one of the best superhero comics out there. It’s nailed the set-up and delivered on reveals. Naomi is a breakout star in the making. Don’t miss out on this entire series. Amazing writing and even better art.

Reaver #1 (Image Comics) – A new series from Justin Jordan and Rebekah Isaacs, that creative team alone has us excited. Six horrible individuals are assembled to help stop the end of the new world. It sounds like the Dirty Dozen (in half) but this creative combo has us excited to see the insanity is coming.

Second Coming #1 (AHOY Comics) – The delayed (and publisher switched) controversial series is finally out and we want to see what the buzz is all about and if it deserves the notoriaty and protests, it has.

Strangelands #1 (Humanoids/H1 Comics) – The latest entry in the Humanoids “H1” superhero comics line is an interesting concept of two individuals who cause mass destruction when they’re separated.

Unearth #1 (Image Comics) – Cullen Bunn, Kyle Strahm, and Baldemar Rivas’ new series that seems to mix horror and science for a subterranean nightmare. Bunn is a master of horror and a new series from him in that genre is one to always check out.

Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (Ten Speed Press) – The classic protest novel gets a graphic novel adaptation. The story brings to life harsh conditions and exploited existences of immigrants in Chicago’s meatpacking industry in the early twentieth century.

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