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Preview: Executive Assistant: Iris Vol. 5 #5

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS vol 5 #5

Blake Northcott – Story  / Donny Tran – Art / Omi Remalante – Colors

The fifth volume of Aspen Comics’ hit action-adventure assassin series concludes!

Iris and Mack launch an all-out assault on Magni Global Headquarters—a building more fortified than the Pentagon. They’ll face guards, assassins, and security powerful enough to kill a superhuman … and not everyone will survive!

Brought to you by acclaimed author Blake Northcott (Michael Turner’s Fathom) with art by newcomer Donny Tran, 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 #5 is in stores September 26th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

Preview: Executive Assistant: Iris Vol. 5 #4

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS vol 5 #4

Blake Northcott – Story / Donny Tran – Art / Omi Remalante – Colors

The fifth volume of Aspen Comics’ hit action-adventure assassin series continues!

After a chaotic assignment leaves innocent people dead, Iris and Mack attempt to terminate their contracts, but a bombshell discovery leaves them two options: continue to be puppets of the murderous Magni Global Security, or declare war on the most powerful—and deadliest–corporation on Earth!

Brought to you by acclaimed author Blake Northcott (Michael Turner’s Fathom) with art by newcomer Donny Tran, 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 #4 is in stores August 22nd, 2018!

FC 32 pages $3.99

Preview: Executive Assistant: Iris Vol. 5 #3

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS Vol. 5 #3

Blake Northcott – Story / Donny Tran – Art / Omi Remalante, Jr. – Colors / Jaymes Reed – Letters

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

Iris’ journey to Rome ends in murder and mayhem, and a game-changing discovery that reveals Magni Global Security’s true intentions. When Iris confronts Alexander with her findings, she’s given an ultimatum…and an assignment that she never saw coming!

Brought to you by acclaimed author Blake Northcott (Michael Turner’s Fathom) with art by newcomer Donny Tran, 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 #3 is in stores July 25th, 2018!

FC 32 pages $3.99

Preview: Executive Assistant: Iris Vol. 5 #1

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS Vol. 5 #1

Blake Northcott – Story  / Donny Tran – Art / Omi Remalante – 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

Aspen Comics’ Executive Assistant Iris Volume 5 Debuts May 2018

Aspen Comics is continuing their 15-Year Anniversary campaign on releasing classic “legacy” titles with the long-awaited return of the critically acclaimed Executive Assistant: Iris. In 2018, the property is celebrating its ten-year anniversary since its debut in 2008. Created by David Wohl, Michael Turner and Brad Foxhoven, this popular action-adventure assassin series returns for it’s fifth volume with rising star writer, Blake Northcott, following her previous Aspen work on Michael Turner’s Fathom.

This all-new Executive Assistant: Iris volume will feature the art of new Aspen talent, Donny Tran, with colors by Omi Remalante Jr. The solicitation copy for Executive Assistant: Iris Volume 5 #1 reads:

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.

To support the release of this Aspen “Legacy” Anniversary volume, Aspen is bringing in top tier cover artists including direct edition covers for each issue by Keu Cha and an Executive Assistant: Iris #1 Retailer Incentive cover by Mike Choi in addition to series artist Tran.

Similar to previous Aspen releases in 2018, the publisher is releasing an Executive Assistant: Iris Primer issue for only 25 cents on May 23rd, in addition to the Executive Assistant: Iris Volume 4 trade paperback also on the release date in conjunction with its ten year anniversary celebration. The publisher has provided item codes these titles below to help fans order their copy with their local retailer:

Executive Assistant: Iris PRIMER (One Shot) MAR181186
Executive Assistant: Iris Vol.5 #1a cover – Donny Tran MAR181193
Executive Assistant: Iris Vol.5 #1b cover – Keu Cha MAR181194
Executive Assistant: Iris Vol.5 #1c cover – Mike Choi MAR181195

Executive Assistant: Iris Vol.1 TPB MAR181189
Executive Assistant: Iris Vol.2 TPB MAR181190
Executive Assistant: Iris Vol.3 TPB MAR181191
Executive Assistant: Iris Vol.4 TPB MAR181187

Aspen Teams with Sony for Playstation Art Themes

Publisher Aspen Comics, in partnership with The Powell Group, launched a series of custom PlayStation themes based on three of their popular series: Fathom, Soulfire, and Executive Assistant: Iris. Both the Fathom and Soulfire theme sets feature art exclusively by Aspen Comics founder Michael Turner with colors by Peter Steigerwald. The Executive Assistant: Iris theme set contains the work of pencilers Joe Benitez, Micah Gunnell, and Eduardo Francisco, with colors also by Steigerwald.

Each theme package features three unique skins to customize your PlayStation background. These themes are available for purchase at the PlayStation Store.

Together, Aspen and The Powell Group are working to develop additional waves of skins utilizing other Aspen properties to be released at a later date.

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Aspen Comics in April 2015

FOUR POINTS #1

Scott Lobdell – Story / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Valentina Pinto – Colors

Something dark is coming…

Throughout history, oddities have remained hidden away within the fabric of societies across the planet. However, in recent years these unexplained phenomena have begun to emerge with a vengeance…Enter Gia Sorentino.

They thought she was crazy, and locked her away from the rest of the world. Yet, following a family tragedy, she has inherited an empire—-and with it, the keys to unlocking some of the most unimaginable secrets of mankind. Together, with three other women who possess abilities of inhuman nature, Sorentino embarks on a journey to discover the full potential of their collective powers. But, along with the amazing comes the sinister, and some things that should have remained hidden–including those that can threaten not only their existence, but the rest of the world as well!

Aspen welcomes back acclaimed writer Scott Lobdell to introduce to you this years most exciting new series, FOUR POINTS!

FOUR POINTS #1 is in stores April 8th, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: FOUR POINTS #1 will ship with two different covers by series artist Jordan Gunderson and artist Khary Randolph. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

FOUR POINTS #1 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 10 copies of FOUR POINTS #1 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the alternate FOUR POINTS #1 cover by series artist Jordan Gunderson, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional Gunderson alternate FOUR POINTS #1 covers at net $4 each.

FOUR POINTS #1 EXPANDED RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 20 copies of FOUR POINTS #1 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the Jordan Gunderson FOUR POINTS #1 Sketch Cover, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional Gunderson FOUR POINTS #1 Sketch Covers at net $6 each.

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SHAHRAZAD #1

Kim Hutchison; Kari Castor – Story / Mike Krome – Art / Nei Ruffino – Colors

The first re-mastered debut from Aspen’s Big Dog Ink imprint!

A new heroine rises from the legends of the ancient world! Shahrazad was known for her amazing tales of 1001 Arabian Nights, but now it is time to tell her story! She lives a life unlike anything you could possibly imagine–an existence that spans generations as well as genres!

Featuring re-mastered content, an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Shahrazad, creator commentary and more! Don’t miss out on the start of Aspen’s all new BDI launch with the premiere of SHAHRAZAD #1!

SHAHRAZAD #1 is in stores April 1st, 2015!

FC 32 pages $2.99

RETAILER NOTE: SHAHRAZAD #1 will ship with two different covers by series artist Mike Krome and artist Siya Oum. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

SHAHRAZAD #1 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 8 copies of SHAHRAZAD #1 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the re-mastered SHAHRAZAD #1 cover by artist J. Scott Campbell and colorist Peter Steigerwald, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional re-mastered Campbell/Steigerwald SHAHRAZAD #1 covers at net $4 each.

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LOLA XOXO: WASTELAND MADAM #2

Vince Hernandez – Story / Siya Oum – Art

Siya Oum’s apocalyptic Wasteland expands in this all new spinoff mini-series!

The Madam teaches her band of survivors the true meaning of sacrifice, yet her actions may have caused more doubt than assurance within the group. Also, Madeline’s past comes back to potentially destroy her—as the renegades’ push to control the airport leads to a startling realization that their greatest threat may also be their only hope!

Hot on the heels of one of 2014’s most exciting debuts, Lola XOXO, be a part of the next exciting chapter of this incredible new series!

LOLA XOXO: WASTELAND MADAM #2 is in stores April 29th, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: LOLA XOXO: WASTELAND MADAM #2 will ship with two different covers by series artist and creator Siya Oum and artist Lori Hanson. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

LOLA XOXO: WASTELAND MADAM #2 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 10 copies of LOLA XOXO: WASTELAND MADAM #2 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the alternate Dawn McTeigue LOLA XOXO: WASTELAND MADAM #2 cover, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional McTeigue LOLA XOXO: WASTELAND MADAM #2 Covers at net $4 each.

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FATHOM: KIANI vol 4 #3

Vince Hernandez – Story / Giuseppe Cafaro – Art

Kiani has finally reunited with her sister, Anika, and the Fathom Universe

will never be the same again!

Kiani and Anika finally understand that the only way to end the conflict with the US Navy is to take the pre-emptive advantage and strike first—and that means calling on the talents of a menacing figure from the pages of the Fathom Universe! Meanwhile, Admiral Hoover is desperate and on the verge of a dangerous plot that could end with a catastrophe of unthinkable terror!

FATHOM: KIANI vol 4 #3 is in stores April 22nd, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: FATHOM: KIANI vol 4 #3 will ship with two different covers by series artist Giuseppe Cafaro and artist Alex Konat. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

FATHOM: KIANI vol 4 #3 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 10 copies of FATHOM: KIANI vol 4 #3 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the alternate FATHOM: KIANI vol 4 #3 cover by artist Agnes Garbowska, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional Agnes Garbowska alternate FATHOM: KIANI vol 4 #3 covers at net $4 each.

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THE ZOOHUNTERS #4

Peter Steigerwald – Story / Peter Steigerwald – Art

There IS life on other planets—THEY find it.

After their encounter with the villainous Qaurec, Abros is in a race to save his son Ty from death. Can he and Minalara keep Ty alive or will Abros lose the only family he has left? The critically acclaimed series continues!
Creator and artist Peter Steigerwald presents to you the newest Aspen hit series – THE ZOOHUNTERS!

THE ZOOHUNTERS #4 is in stores April 29th, 2015!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: THE ZOOHUNTERS #4 will ship with four different covers by series artist Peter Steigerwald, Billy Tan, Joe Benitez and David Finch. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

THE ZOOHUNTERS #4 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 12 copies of THE ZOOHUNTERS #4 ordered, retailers will receive one (1) FREE copy of the alternate THE ZOOHUNTERS #4 cover by artist Peter Steigerwald, with the option to purchase up to three (3) additional Peter Steigerwald alternate THE ZOOHUNTERS #4 Covers at net $4 each.

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS ANNUAL #1

David Wohl; Vince Hernandez; Heather Finley – Story
Randy Green; Tony Parker – Art

Executive Assistant Iris returns!

Aspen’s first Executive Assistant Annual ever is jam packed with three brand new stories featuring the most popular Executive Assistants! The EA that started it all, Iris, returns for a thrilling new adventure that explores her new life beyond the conflict of her past! Also, explore fan favorite EA Rose’s tumultuous history with her overbearing master, plus a brutal prison tale featuring the popular EA Orchid!

Don’t miss out on the debut of the first ever EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS ANNUAL #1 in this thrilling oversized issue featuring a re-mastered EA IRIS cover by original series designer Joe Benitez and colorist Peter Steigerwald!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS ANNUAL #1 is in stores April 15th, 2015!

FC 48 pages $5.99

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Aspen Launches 350 Titles on Madefire

Madefire-AspenComic#CA9866DAspen Comics has announced the launch of over 350 new and classic titles from the publisher’s digital library available starting on October 23 on Madefire. Madefire delivers Motion Books, an interactive audio-visual reading format that combines art and sound for a new style of digital storytelling. The new titles will be available on both the Madefire iOS and Android apps for tablets and smartphones. Madefire Motion Books & Comics has been a 5-star rated app since launch and recently recognized in the iOS App Store as an Editors’ Pick, Best New Apps and Best of July (2014).

The Madefire Motion Book Tool was also recently launched to the public in July and has been continuously developed with the creator in mind. Taking static art a step further by incorporating movement, sound and depth to visual reading, the platform continues to push the limits in digital storytelling. New features have been introduced to allow for a more streamlined creative process like creating covers with a click of a button and animating art in a few simple steps. Publishing to the web has never been easier and can take as little as 5 minutes. The ease of sharing your story on a website or blog is also more fluid now with an embed code automatically created when the book is published, giving the creator control of where and how their story is told.

The first wave of Aspen Comics’ books on Madefire will cover a large variety of titles including Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lola XOXO in addition to a majority of the publisher’s past library of books. New releases such as Aspen’s upcoming The ZooHunters will also be available day and date on November 5. Aspen Comics plans to include titles from their all-new Big Dog Ink imprint soon as well.

Aspen Comics in December 2014

OVERTAKEN #2

Frank Mastromauro – Story / Marco Lorenzana – Art / Wes Hartman – Colors

Prepare yourself for the return of – OVERTAKEN!

Picking up from the shocking events of issue #1… after months of dead ends and uncooperative authorities, Will Harden focuses his desperation to find his missing wife and turns to an unlikely source to help locate her…but is it already too late?? As he begins to unravel the truth, Harden will discover that the answers he seeks are far out of this world!

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 #2 is in stores December 17th, 2014!

FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: OVERTAKEN #2 will ship with a standard direct cover and an Aspen RESERVED Variant Edition cover by Fathom artist Alex Konat and colorist Peter Steigerwald that is available to those who reserve copies through their retail store. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitations or restrictions.

OVERTAKEN #2 RETAILER INCENTIVE:

For every 12 total combined copies of the standard and Konat Reserved variant edition covers ordered, retailers will receive 1 (one) FREE J. Scott Campbell sketch edition cover with the option to purchase up to (3) additional J. Scott Campbell sketch edition Covers at net $8 each.

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FATHOM: SOURCEBOOK #1

Michael Turner ; various – Art / Peter Steigerwald ; various – Colors

Your journey into the FATHOM Universe begins here!

Michael Turner’s best-selling Fathom series has celebrated over 15 years of thrilling adventures, and now fans and new readers alike can dive even deeper into the depths of the Fathom Universe with Aspen’s first-ever FATHOM: SOURCEBOOK! Jam-packed from cover to cover with detailed character profiles, in-depth power charts, revealing story elements and so much more–this is the definitive source to learn about all things Fathom!

FATHOM: SOURCEBOOK #1 is in stores December 10th, 2014!

FC 32 pages $4.99

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NYCC 2013: Aspen Comics Brings the Announcements

Aspen Comics made numerous announcements at the 2013 New York Comic Con including new and returning comic book series.

Lola from creator Siya Oum will be released in Spring 2014 and features a story fully written and illustrated by Oum. Featuring a post-apocalyptic landscape and one woman’s desire to discover the truth about her missing parents while she traverses the landscape known as the “Wasteland” in search of them.

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Damsels in Excess from creator Vince Hernandez and Mirka Andolfo is a fairy tale action-adventure series that centers on a young princess, Bethany, who must survive the deadly threat of her fellow princesses of the Five Realms before they destroy her kingdom—and end her life.

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J.T. Krul’s fantasy adventure series Jirni returns for a second volume with the original first volume’s art team of Paolo Pantalena and Brett Smith following the breakout success of its initial offering. Aspen will also be releasing a spinoff mini-series written by Krul, Jirni: Fall of the D’jinn set for release the same month as the launch of Jirni: Volume 2.

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David Wohl and Brad Foxhoven’s Legend of the Shadow Clan returns for a second volume as well, following the hit first story arc. The art team of Cory Smith and John Starr will be returning as the series art team for the next volume.

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Aspen Novels is set to publish 7 To Die by author Tag Roberts in 2014. Aspen will be adding another novel to their burgeoning line of books this year with the release of 7 To Die with more to follow soon. 7 To Die tells the story of Lex MacArthur, a bright, but struggling San Francisco college student who inexplicably receives an enigmatic clay pendant with an etched eight-pointed star in the mail. The pendant, which unlocks a bevy of dormant superhuman genes, also ignites Lex’s mission to discover who she is and where she came from. With several new enemies aggressively pursuing her to extort and capitalize on her newfound abilities, Lex is forced to fight for her life and save those she loves from certain death.

Aspen has teamed up with Comixology to offer large-scale omnibus editions of their popular flagship series Fathom, Soulfire and Executive Assistant: Iris. The Fathom Omnibus Edition Volumes 1 and 2 are available for purchase now, with the Executive Assistant: Iris and Executive Assistant: Assassins Omnibus Editions available on October 16th. November will see the release of the Soulfire Omnibus Edition Volumes 1 and 2.

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Aspen will be offering all new titles featuring the Guided View feature on Comixology with more news and release dates to be revealed soon.

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