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Preview: Charismagic Vol. 3 #2


Vince Hernandez – Story  / Joey Vazquez – Art / Federico Blee, Various – Colors

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

Ghouls are cool…or so Sudana and Munch are told, as they encounter firsthand the bloodthirsty undead! And, will they be their next unlucky victims? Meanwhile, Hank and Sparkles attempt to deal with the fallout of Hank’s powers vanishing into thin air. Yet, they may also be unable to survive, as the return of the Magic Harvester puts all beings of magic on notice for their lives!

CHARISMAGIC VOL 3 #2 is in stores March 14th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Aspen Comics’ New Series Portal Bound Launches in April

Aspen Comics first new series of 2018 debuts on April 4th with the release of the action-adventure series, Portal Bound #1. This all-new Aspen property is created and written by Mark Roslan and newcomer Gabe Carrasco, with art by Alex Arizmendi and Wes Hartman.

Their Future Depends on Each Other in Aspen’s newest series! The warrior world of Havos is in peril! The megalomaniac Emperor Atilus, and his bio-mechanical beasts known as the Fymiera are hell bent on a plot that spells doom for their parallel world, Earth! Enter: Sybil, a soldier princess who has come to Earth seeking aid from the only person on the planet who can help her take down the Emperor: 17-year old high school student, Elias Rivera. Teamed up with the brilliant scientist, Riley, and the quick-witted Brett, in order to save both worlds, Elias and Sybil will have to fight as one… literally.

Portal Bound #1 will ship with two direct edition covers by series artist Arizmendi and Adam Archer, with a retailer incentive cover by Marcus To. Portal Bound #1 will also feature a special Fan Expo: Dallas 2018 convention exclusive cover by artist Mirka Andolfo, limited to 200 copies. The solicitation cover for Portal Bound #1 reads:

Fans can also purchase the introductory Portal Bound #0 issue for only $1.50. Aspen has also provided fans the item codes below to help order their copies with their local retailer:

PORTAL BOUND #0a cover – Alex Arizmendi                         DEC171139
PORTAL BOUND #0b cover – Adam Archer                                         DEC171140


PORTAL BOUND #1a cover – Alex Arizmendi                         FEB181132
PORTAL BOUND #1b cover – Adam Archer                                         FEB181133
PORTAL BOUND #1c incentive cover – Marcus To                             FEB181134

Preview: Shrugged Vol. 3 #1


Frank Mastromauro – Story / Andre Risso, Mauricio Campetella – Art / Valentina Taddeo, Jesse Heagy, and 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

Aspen Comics Heads to Emerald City Comic Con with a Shrugged Vol.3 #1 Convention Exclusive

Aspen Comics returns to Emerald City Comic Con in 2018 for their 15-year anniversary campaign and have several events, creator appearances and ECCC-exclusive items planned for the convention weekend, March 1st – 4th. Creators Siya Oum, Frank Mastromauro, and Peter Steigerwald will be appearing all weekend long at the Aspen Comics Booth #1501.

The publisher will also be offering a Shrugged #1 ECCC 2018 exclusive variant by Oum limited to 200 copies. Aspen will also debut a special Lola XOXO ECCC 2018 art print set at their booth, in addition to several new convention exclusives, trade paperbacks and more, including free copies of Aspen Legacy: Past, Present and Future.

The trio of aforementioned creators will also be appearing on the ECCC Live Stage, in partnership with SYFY WIRE, to discuss the publisher’s anniversary year plans, new upcoming titles, including Siya Oum’s debut on Michael Turner’s Fathom.

Aspen Comics 15 Year Anniversary Panel is on Friday, March 2nd from 12:15pm to 1:00pm in TCC L3 – Room 5. The creators will highlight the publisher’s upcoming titles including Michael Turner’s Fathom, Soulfire and more.

Aspen Comics’ Releases in May 2018


David Wohl – Story / Francisco ; Odagawa ; Qualano – Art

Celebrate Aspen’s 15 Year Anniversary with 25-cent Primer issues!

New readers and fans alike can find everything they need to know about EA: Iris in this debut Executive Assistant: Iris Primer issue! Revisit the deadly missions within volumes one through four, check out never-before-seen commentary, art and creator secrets…All for only a quarter! These Aspen Anniversary edition primer issues are the perfect compliment to discover more about Aspen’s upcoming slate of new and returning titles!

The EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS PRIMER is in stores May 23rd, 2018!

FC                               24 pages                                  .25c


Blake Northcott – Story  / Donny Tran – Art / Luis Guerrero – Colors

Aspen Comics’ hit action-adventure assassin series marks its 10-Year Anniversary with a brand new pulse-pounding volume!

When a routine security job takes a turn for the worse, Executive Assistant Iris realizes she might be at the crossroads of her career! The world’s deadliest assassin is faced with a choice: remain a freelance Executive Assistant, or join Magni Global—a mysterious corporation that has acquired nearly every private security firm on the planet. But, what fateful decisions may come from joining a giant conglomerate whose interests may spell doom for her?!

Brought to you by acclaimed author Blake Northcott (Michael Turner’s Fathom) with art by newcomer Donny Tran and colorist Luis Guerrero, this newest pulse-pounding 10 year anniversary chapter of Executive Assistant: Iris is sure to be the greatest volume yet!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS vol 5 #1 is in stores May 23rd, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99


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

Their Future Depends on Each Other in Aspen’s newest series!

Giant six-eyed mechanical beasts? Gray-skinned warriors from another world? Dubstep music?!? Teenagers Elias and Brett have just survived the craziest night of their lives, but that was nothing compared to the road ahead! Sybil, the arrogant warrior princess from Havos, is stranded on Earth and it’s up to our heroes to get her home! However, the evil Emperor Atilus has a deadly surprise awaiting his daughter’s potential homecoming!

Aspen’s brand new action-adventure saga continues from writers Mark Roslan (BubbleGun, Broken Pieces) and newcomer Gabe Carrasco, with artist Alex Arizmendi (Edge of Venomverse: War StoriesSecret Empire: Brave New World) as they bring us a tale of two earths in need of two heroes!

PORTAL BOUND #2 is in stores May 2nd, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99


J.T. Krul – Story  / Michael Santamaria – Art / John Starr – Colors

Aspen’s popular fantasy adventure series, JIRNI, continues its epic third volume!

Ara takes to the skies once again in her airship, soaring higher than ever in the hopes of reaching the realm of the D’jinn, but danger lurks all around her. Meanwhile, Torinthal reveals his true purpose in capturing Luna and the other D’jinn, and it could spell doom for them and all the D’jinn – in this world and beyond.

Created by New York Times Best-Selling author J.T. Krul (Michael Turner’s Soulfire, Green Arrow) with art by newcomer Michael Santamaria, this next exciting chapter of Jirni will once again return readers to a land of untapped wonder!

JIRNI VOL 3 #3 is in stores May 16th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99


Vince Hernandez – Story  / Joey Vazquez – Art / Federico Blee – Colors

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

Hank and Sparkles find themselves trapped inside the Magic House and Contessa’s basement cells with no chance for escape! Meanwhile, Sudana begins to uncover the reasons for the Magic Harvester’s destructive plan to absorb all beings of magic—and the extent to which he plans to go to wipe out its existence altogether!

CHARISMAGIC VOL 3 #4 is in stores May 9th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: CHARISMAGIC VOL 3 #4 will ship with two different covers by series artist Joey Vazquez and artist Khary Randolph. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.


Frank Mastromauro – Story  / Andre Risso – Art / Valentina Taddeo – Colors

Volume three of Aspen’s hit series’ Shrugged keeps on truckin!

It’s a clash of astronomical proportions as the Elysians and Nefarians battle it out for control of Perspecta! Meanwhile, Theo and Thom struggle to save Kiori, but does she really need to be saved…or are they the ones in deep trouble?!?

SHRUGGED VOL 3 #4 is in stores May 30th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99


Vince Hernandez – Story  / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Teodoro Gonzalez – Colors

The Extinction begins!

This all-new story arc features Lily, one of the most popular characters in the EA Universe, as she attempts to piece together some semblance of a normal life while fighting to protect it from those who seek to end it! Enter Mazutsu, the arms dealer mastermind who has sworn to eliminate all Executive Assistants at any cost. This crossover Executive Assistant event forever changed the landscape for nearly every Executive Assistant—and some may not survive!

Writer Vince Hernandez (Charismagic, Damsels in Excess, Fathom: Kiani), is joined by penciler Jordan Gunderson (No World, Aspen Universe: Revelations) and colorist Teodoro Gonzalez, to bring you one of comics’ most dangerous, action adventure series! Collecting together the entire ‘Executive Extinction’ storyline from EA Assassins issues 6 -10 and including a complete cover gallery, this volume 2 Executive Assistant Assassins TPB is not to be missed!


FC                               128 pages                                $12.99                         TPB


Brian  Buccellato – Story  / Pasquale Qualano – Art / John Starr – Colors

The best-selling Aspen series, Executive Assistant: Iris returns for its fourth volume!

Executive Assistant Iris is free from the murky past that has haunted her fate and threatened her existence up until this point. Now, with her former master Ching, the mastermind Mazutsu and the CIA a distant memory, Iris will painstakingly discover that the start of a new life for an Executive Assistant can be anything…but free from danger!

Written by Brian Buccellato (Flash, Cannibal) with art by Pasquale Qualano and John Starr, this brand new trade paperback collects together EA Iris volume 4 in its entirety, and includes a comprehensive cover gallery and a whole lot more!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS VOL 4 TPB is in stores May 23rd, 2018!

FC                               128 pages                                $12.99                         TPB

Preview: Charismagic Vol. 3 #1


Vince Hernandez – Story  / Joey Vazquez – Art / Federico Blee – 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

Aspen Comics’ Attending Planet Comicon 2018

Aspen Comics heads back to Kansas City this year for Planet Comic Con 2018 as the start of their yearlong Aspen 15-Year Anniversary Con Tour schedule. Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken), Peter Steigerwald (Kick Ass, The ZooHunters) and rising talent and new Charismagic series artist, Joey Vazquez will be appearing.

The publisher will be exhibiting at the con, booth #1223, all weekend long and will debut a Charismagic #1 Convention exclusive cover by superstar artist Tyler Kirkham, limited to 200 copies. Charismagic #1 is officially in stores on February 14th, 2018.

In addition to the world premiere of the con-exclusive comic book, Aspen will be offering their 15-Cent Aspen Legacy issue for free to fans in attendance while supplies last.

Preview: 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 February 7th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Preview: Portal Bound #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 StoriesSecret Empire: Brave New World) as they bring us a tale of two earths in need of two heroes!

PORTAL BOUND #0 is in stores February 7th, 2018!

FC                               24 pages                                 $1.50

Aspen Comics’ Celebration of 15 Years Kicks Off with a 15-Cent Legacy Comic

2018 marks Aspen Comics’ fifteenth year of publishing in the comic book industry, and the company founded by the late superstar Michael Turner has big plans for a yearlong campaign to celebrate. The company intends to launch the anniversary initiative with the Aspen Legacy, Past, Present and Future 15-Cent title that includes never-before-seen artwork, photographs and other commemorative memories of Aspen’s first fifteen years of publishing. The issue also reveals several upcoming Aspen Comics projects for 2018.

Throughout the year, Aspen Comics is set to offer a series of special fifteen-year anniversary-related products, to be revealed each month. Already revealed titles include 25-cent primer issues for returning Aspen series, Charismagic, Jirni and Shrugged. The Aspen Primer issues will serve as jumping-on points for new readers and also offer peeks at their upcoming respective volumes for returning fans.

Aspen is offering supporting retail partners a free Aspen Legacy full size 24 x 36” poster to help promote Aspen’s fifteen-years. Fans can check with their local comic book retailer about ordering the Aspen Legacy poster.

The Publisher also encourages fans to check out the newly-completed Aspen Universe: Decimation mini-series as a lead-in to this year’s upcoming titles, including Portal Bound, Charismagic, Shrugged and Jirni. Aspen will soon be revealing their Aspen Wave 2 titles beginning in May 2018.

ASPEN LEGACY Past, Present and Future – 15¢ One-Shot  NOV171268

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