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Preview: Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #5

LOLA XOXO #5 (vol 2)

Siya Oum – Story & Art

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

Lola’s plan to recruit the services of the Cannibals to fight against the Suits may have backfired severely, as all the groups in The Wasteland make their motives violently clear—and no one is safe in their wake!

LOLA XOXO #5 vol 2 is in stores November 29th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Aspen Comics’ Releases in February 2018

PORTALBOUND #0

Mark Roslan; Gabe Carrasco – Story  / Alex Arizmendi – Art / Wes Hartman – Colors

Their Future Depends on Each Other as Aspen’s 15-Year Anniversary kicks off with the debut of their newest series!

A parallel otherworld exists as a mirror to our own, where science is melded with nature and a warrior spirit defines their true value. A teenage soldier princess, Sybil, is sent off with her Uncle Horuk in an effort to stop her megalomaniac father, Emperor Atilus from destroying two Earths. With a deadly array of monstrous creatures in hot pursuit, Sybil and her uncle race to activate a portal to Earth to find a savior who is also figuring out how to survive…being a teenager!

Don’t miss the opening chapter to Aspen’s brand new action-adventure saga from writers Mark Roslan (BubbleGun, Broken Pieces) and newcomer Gabe Carrasco, with artist Alex Arizmendi (Edge of Venomverse: War Stories, Secret Empire: Brave New World) as they bring us a tale of two earths in need of two heroes!

PORTALBOUND #0 is in stores February 7th, 2018!

FC                               24 pages                                  $1.50

CHARISMAGIC PRIMER

Vince Hernandez – Story / Khary Randolph; Emilio Lopez; Vincenzo Cucca; Siya Oum – Art

Celebrate Aspen’s 15-Year Anniversary with 15-cent Primer issues!

New readers and fans alike can find everything they need to know about Charismagic in this debut Charismagic Primer issue! Revisit volumes one, two and the Charismagic: The Death Princess mini-series, as well as key character highlights, hidden secrets of magic, a timeline of key moments to know for Charismagic: Volume 3 and so much more…All for less than a quarter! These Aspen Anniversary edition primer issues are the perfect compliment to discover more about Aspen’s upcoming slate of returning titles!

The CHARISMAGIC PRIMER is in stores February 14th, 2018!

FC                               24 pages                                  .15c

CHARISMAGIC VOL 3 #1

Vince Hernandez – Story  / Harvey Tolibao – Art / Guy Major – Colors

The forces of magic have returned—and this time no magical being is safe!

Aspen’s magical action-adventure series returns for its epic third volume! Las Vegas magician Hank Medley and his talking cat Sparkles attempt to put the pieces of their life back together, as society has taken a hardline approach to magic and its destructive results. Meanwhile, Sudana uncovers a more sinister plot brewing in the confines of a secret Government’s facility in the Nevada desert, as a new form of magic is taking shape that will not only spell the end for mankind—but also magical beings everywhere! The age of the Magic Harvester has arrived!

CHARISMAGIC VOL 3 #1 is in stores February 14th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

CHARISMAGIC VOL 2 TPB

Vince Hernandez – Story / Vincenzo Cucca – Art / Emilio Lopez – Colors

Everything you thought you knew about magic is about to…vanish!

Magician Hank Medley thought he had everything figured out. After saving the world from an ancient, ruinous evil, with the help of a Druid named Sudana and his magical talking cat Sparkles, Hank discovers the true nature of dark magic has arrived in his own realm — our world! Now, the trio must attempt to put an end to catastrophic events that will threaten to tear Earth apart under the weight of such a menace!

Brought to you by creator Vince Hernandez, artist Vincenzo Cucca and colorist Emilio Lopez, this thrilling second volume in the Charismagic series includes a complete cover gallery and a whole lot more!

CHARISMAGIC VOL 2 TPB is in stores February 14th, 2018!

FC                               152 pages                                $14.99                         TPB

SHRUGGED PRIMER

Michael Turner; Frank Mastromauro – Story / Micah Gunnell; Jonathan Marks; Beth Sotelo – Art

Celebrate Aspen’s 15-Year Anniversary with 15-cent Primer issues!

New readers and fans alike can find everything they need to know about Shrugged in this debut Shrugged Primer issue! Revisit volumes one and two, as well as key character highlights, original creature designs, a sneak peek look at Shrugged: Volume 3 and so much more…All for less than a quarter! These Aspen Anniversary edition primer issues are the perfect compliment to discover more about Aspen’s upcoming slate of returning titles!

The SHRUGGED PRIMER is in stores February 28th, 2018!

FC                               24 pages                                  .15c

SHRUGGED VOL 3 #1

Frank Mastromauro – Story  / Andre Risso – Art / Beth Sotelo – Colors

Volume three of Aspen’s hit series’ long-awaited return is finally here!

Rejoin high school teenager Theodore Langstrom along with Ange and Dev, his internal allies guiding his conscience, as he attempts to adapt to life following the events of Shrugged Volumes One and Two! After saving the emotional spectrum realm of Perspecta and everyone he holds dear in the process, Theo discovers that the most fearsome moment of all still awaits him—High School Graduation! But, like all things in his life, adolescence is not the only challenge Theo will face along the way, as he has yet to still truly experience the horrors of several emotions, including entering adulthood!

SHRUGGED VOL 3 #1 is in stores February 28th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

SHRUGGED VOL 2 TPB

Frank Mastromauro – Story / Jonathan Marks – Art / Beth Sotelo – Colors

What are you afraid of???

Theo and his friends are entering their final year of high school, and even though Ange and Dev are still along for the ride, a host of new characters have joined in on the adventure! But, everything isn’t all fun and games this time around as an evil force has also returned and is preparing to silence those voices inside their heads…permanently. If you thought you knew what fear was, you haven’t seen anything yet!

Brought to you by creator Frank Mastromauro, artist Jonathan Marks and colorist Beth Sotelo, this thrilling second volume in the Shrugged series includes a complete cover gallery and a whole lot more!

SHRUGGED VOL 2 TPB is in stores February 28th, 2018!

FC                               152 pages                                $14.99                         TPB

Preview: Aspen Universe: Decimation #2

ASPEN UNIVERSE: DECIMATION #2

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

The time for Revelations has ended. The time for Decimation has begun…

All roads point to Shrugged’s Theo Langstrom, as the one boy capable of controlling his own thoughts and emotions becomes the most valuable human on the planet in the face of impeding doom! Orlana, the Death Princess, discovers that controlling the minds of humans is far easier than powerful beings of magic and The Blue!

ASPEN UNIVERSE: DECIMATION #2 is in stores November 15th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Aspen Goes Back to Its Roots for its 15-Year Anniversary in 2018

Aspen Comics, the comic book publishing house founded in 2003 by the late superstar artist Michael Turner, will be celebrating its fifteen-year anniversary in 2018. To celebrate, the publisher is planning a yearlong initiative featuring a return to many of its classic properties. Three of Aspen’s flagship titles will be highlighting significant milestones, with Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire’s twenty and fifteen year anniversary respectively, and Executive Assistant: Iris’ ten-year anniversary as well.

The publisher plans to focus on less variant covers as well as a reduced price on new jumping-on point issues including 25-cent primer issues and $1.50 zero issues.

Aspen will also be debuting a 4-page Aspen Mascots story premiering each month in the back of every new Aspen Comics release. The Aspen Mascots stories will be written by Vince Hernandez with art by Joie Foster and will feature Aspen’s lovable band of mascots, creatures and other fun Aspen critters in all-ages bonus content storylines.

In addition to the Aspen Primers, Legacy, and Aspen Mascot bonus content stories, the publisher has announced an Aspen Wave 1 of new properties and titles to debut as their first releases of the new year, in addition to the creative teams:

JANUARY:

Aspen will kick off their anniversary year in January with the release of the Aspen Legacy #1 issue, a yearbook-style offering showcasing everything from Aspen’s past, present and future, and collects a thorough look inside and behind-the-scenes of Aspen Comics. Aspen Legacy #1 will be released on January 17th and will be offered for only 15-cents with art by various Aspen alumni artists including Michael Turner, Talent Caldwell, Micah Gunnell, Marcus To, Francis Manapul and more.

FEBRUARY:

PortalBound #0 written by Mark Roslan and Gabe Carrasco with art by Alex Arizmendi and Wes Hartman is a new sci-fi/fantasy/action-adventure mini-series slated for five issues debuting February 7th with covers by Arizmendi and Adam Archer. PortalBound #0 will be offered for $1.50.

Charismagic Volume 3 #1 debuts on February 14th written by Vince Hernandez with art by Harvey Tolibao and Federico Blee with covers by Tolibao and Khary Randolph. Volume 3 is supported by the release of Charismagic Volume 2 in trade paperback form, as well as a re-offering of Charismagic Volume 1 as part of the continued release of the action-adventure/fantasy series.

Shrugged Volume 3 debuts on February 21st written by Frank Mastromauro with art by André Risso and Beth Sotelo with covers by Risso and Micah Gunnell. Shrugged is supported by the release of Shrugged Volume 2 in trade paperback form, as well as a re-offering of Shrugged Volume 1 in February as well.

For new readers unfamiliar with Aspen’s catalogue of titles, the publisher will be offering 25-cent Aspen Primer issues throughout the year for its classic titles: Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Charismagic, Dellec, Jirni, No World and Shrugged.

Preview: No World #6

NO WORLD #6

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

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

The group must come to grips with the fact that Pardner Bob’s plans to manufacture evil on a global scale may be too far along to stop—along with the realization that the entire world may be done for! The final issue sees this banded-together team’s last-ditch effort to rescue not only themselves, but all of humanity as we know it!

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 #6 is in stores November 1st, 2017!

Aspen Comics’ Releases in January 2018

ASPEN LEGACY: CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF ASPEN’S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE!

Various – Story  / Art / Colors

Aspen Comics is celebrating fifteen years of publishing and you can join in on the fun with this jam-packed anniversary edition!

Kicking off a yearlong series of anniversary titles, new and returning releases, trade paperbacks and more for 2018, this yearbook style look back will include a unique compilation of Aspen’s past, present and future! With exclusive creator interviews and artwork, an in-depth special feature on Aspen’s industry accomplishments and history, and a ton of never-before-seen and heard stories from Aspen talent, our beloved fans and many more, this is THE Aspen Comics book to own in 2018 and the perfectly priced commemorative issue for brand new readers and loyal Aspen fans alike!

ASPEN LEGACY: CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF ASPEN’S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE! is in stores January 17th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  .15c

ASPEN UNIVERSE: DECIMATION #4

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

The final battle for supremacy takes place on multiple fronts as the Death Princess’ army confronts the heroic forces aligned against her, with the entire fate of the Aspen Universe hanging in the balance!

ASPEN UNIVERSE: DECIMATION #4 is in stores January 10th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

THE ZOOHUNTERS #5

Peter Steigerwald – Story & Art

There IS life on other planets—THEY find it.

Having narrowly survived their detestable agreement with Qaurec and his gang, Abros, Ty, Minalara and The Dog cross the galaxy dealing with the fallout from the mission. Their endangerment deepens as complications manifest— leaving them only one way out…to hunt down Qaurec, Cevallo and their crews!
Creator and artist Peter Steigerwald presents to you the hit Aspen series – THE ZOOHUNTERS!

THE ZOOHUNTERS #5 is in stores January 24th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

Preview: Aspen Universe: Decimation #1

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

Preview: Bubblegun Vol. 2 #5

BUBBLEGUN #5 (vol 2) 

Mark Roslan – Story / Marco Lorenzana and Angel Tovar – Art / Federico Blee – Colors

BubbleGun reached its high tech finale!

In order to stop the Nectar drug from mass distribution across the city, the BubbleGun crew sets out on what could be their final mission! The team stares down insurmountable odds amidst a final stand against Drazic, along with his legion of deadly security bots led by their traitorous former teammate, Roman. Can they stop Drazic’s dream of a new world order?!

BUBBLEGUN #5 (vol 2) is in stores October 4th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Aspen Comics’ Releases in December 2017

ASPEN UNIVERSE: DECIMATION #3

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

The time for Revelations has ended. The time for Decimation has begun…

All Hell breaks loose as battles arise on all fronts! The arrival of Grace in the Everlands signals the fight for the very existence of the magical realm itself! Meanwhile, in Costa Rica, the Death Princess discovers that manipulating the minds of the innocent is far easier than those of the guilty—as several of Aspen’s toughest villains combine under the dark lord Rainier to vanquish her rule for all eternity!

ASPEN UNIVERSE: DECIMATION #3 is in stores December 13th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

LOLA XOXO #6 (vol 2)

Siya Oum – Story & Art

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

The conclusion to the pulse-pounding second volume could finally spell the end for Lola once and for all! None of the major players in The Wasteland are free from danger, as Lola’s allies, The Suits, The Carnies and The Cannibals take aim at their stake in this winner-take-all post-apocalyptic landscape!

LOLA XOXO #6 vol 2 is in stores December 20th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

SHRUGGED #5

Frank Mastromauro – Story / Jonathan Marks – Art / Beth Sotelo – Colors

The long awaited return of SHRUGGED vol 2 continues!

As Theo struggles to overcome his perilous journey, Ange and Dev continue to fight against Slive and his nightmarish creatures. However, being completely overrun and outnumbered, their hope for survival grows dim with each passing moment. The end is near, but an unlikely ally may prove to tip the balance of power in their favor!

SHRUGGED #5 is in stores December 6th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

SHRUGGED #6

Frank Mastromauro – Story / Jonathan Marks – Art / Beth Sotelo – Colors

SHRUGGED reaches its explosive finale!

It’s a double-dose of Shrugged as Ember’s master plan reaches full effect! Perspecta has fallen and earth is on her short list to conquer next. However, Theo, along with Ange, Dev and the rest of the gang, are still alive and kicking, and they’re not going to let Ember win that easily! It’s the world shaking final issue to the second volume of SHRUGGED, and you have a front row seat!

SHRUGGED #6 is in stores December 27th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

Preview: All New Soulfire Vol. 6 #7

ALL NEW SOULFIRE #7 (vol 6)

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

Aspen’s premiere action-adventure fantasy epic continues!

As Maliki’s power surges, his connection to the Samusara–the life force of all magic–forces him to confront the fact that his reality may not be the true reality. When presented with the notion of another timeline and another destiny, will Maliki have the courage to make an impossible decision?

SOULFIRE #7 is in stores September 27th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

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