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Preview: Soulfire Vol. 7 #4

SOULFIRE vol 7 #4

J.T. Krul – Story  / Chahine Ladjouze – Art / Wes Hartman – Colors

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of its creation, Michael Turner’s incredible vision of magic and wonder returns for an all-new volume!

Malikai and Grace finally come face to face with Janus in the ruins of Egypt, but Janus is less interested in the pyramids than he is of the secret hidden within the ancient structures. Evani is haunted by strange visions from her encounter with the shadow magic. And, if all that wasn’t enough, Rainier is back!

Michael Turner and Aspen Comics’ flagship title commemorates its landmark fifteenth year and the creative team of long time Soulfire writer J.T. Krul (Teen Titans, Jirni), newcomer Chahine Ladjouze, and colorist Wes Hartman have joined forces to bring new readers as well as loyal fans alike a Soulfire story for the next generation!

SOULFIRE vol 7 #4 is in stores October 24th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

Preview: Artifact One #0

ARTIFACT ONE #0

Vince Hernandez; J.T. Krul – Story / Romina Moranelli – Art

Introducing Remi, a young and energetic explorer and relic hunter, whose boundless curiosity leads to a startling discovery beyond anything she could have imagined!

Along with her alchemist father, Remi works in secret, away from the prying eyes of the ruling clerics who lord over the realms of her world with their ancient decrees and strict devotion. Remi has her own sense of dedication – Her heart to adventure and her mind to the truth. But, what happens when that truth could change the fate of her entire planet, and destroy the very fabric of her civilization?

An all-new Aspen Comics action-adventure epic debuts from the mind of creators Vince Hernandez (Michael Turner’s Fathom: Kiani, Charismagic) and J.T. Krul (Michael Turner’s Soulfire, Jirni) with breathtaking illustrations from newcomer Romina Moranelli!

ARTIFACT ONE #0 is in stores August 22nd, 2018!

FC 24 pages $1.50

Preview: Nu Way #2

NU WAY #2

J.T. Krul – Story / Alex Konat – Art / John Starr- Colors

For Zihao, all his struggles and all his training has been leading up to this moment – a chance to upgrade his flesh and bone with the steel and circuitry of cybernetic enhancements in order to fight in the big arena. But, now that the moment of truth has arrived, he must decide once and for all if he’s willing to the pay the ultimate price. There’s no going back. Just ask Cassi.

Don’t miss this exciting new chapter of an electrifying story in a bold new world! Aspen is proud to partner with ZMX Entertainment on their landmark project created by J.T. Krul, Yuyan Song, and Dinna Wu, and featuring the stellar creative team of Alex Konat, Mark Roslan, John Starr, and Sal Cipriano.

NU WAY #2 is in stores August 15th, 2018!

FC 32 pages $3.99

Preview: Soulfire Vol. 7 #1

SOULFIRE vol 7 #1

J.T. Krul – Story / Chahine Ladjouze – Art / Wes Hartman – Colors

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of its creation, Michael Turner’s incredible vision of magic and wonder returns for an all-new volume!

As the new age of magic continues in the shadows of this future landscape, Malikai and his friends try to enjoy a little down time, but such plans never seem to last. Grace continues to serve as a protector for all things magic, more specifically the dragons, but she is growing tired of having to keep the true power of the world a secret. And, there is a new danger on the horizon, a new figure in the Soulfire universe who may be the greatest threat to the fragile balance between magic and technology yet!

Michael Turner and Aspen Comics’ flagship title commemorates its landmark fifteenth year and the creative team of long time Soulfire writer J.T. Krul (Teen Titans, Jirni), newcomer Chahine Ladjouze, and colorist Wes Hartman have joined forces to bring new readers as well as loyal fans alike a Soulfire story for the next generation!

SOULFIRE vol 7 #1 is in stores July 18th, 2018!

FC 32 pages $3.99

Aspen Comics’ Jirni Returns for a Third Volume this March

One of Aspen Comics‘ best-selling titles this spring with the release of Jirni Volume 3 debuting this March 21st, and continuing their 15-Year Anniversary plans to bring back classic Aspen titles all year-long. Fans of the critically acclaimed series created and written by J.T. Krul will also have several other Jirni-related items releasing in March to help catch them up to the upcoming series. Creator J.T. Krul discusses the return:

I couldn’t be more excited about the reception Jirni has received and cannot wait for the release of the third volume. I’m lucky to have Michael Santamaria onboard this time around, as we delve deeper into the mythos of the D’jinn while Ara continues her quest to find her mother. Torinthal is back, and his master plan is starting to come together, which could be a game changer in this world and beyond. Everything so far has been leading up to this story.

In combination with the Jirni Volume 3 release, Aspen is also debuting a special 25-cent Jirni Primer on March 21st that will serve as a supplemental jumping-on point for new readers and a refresher title for returning Jirni readers.

As well, Aspen is releasing the long-awaited Jirni Volume 2: “New Horizons” trade paperback on March 21st, to coincide with both Jirni #1 and the Jirni Primer. The item codes to order direct with comic book shops for all three Jirni items are listed below.

JIRNI VOLUME 3 #1a – Michael Santamaria  JAN181246

JIRNI VOLUME 3 #1b – V Ken Marion  JAN181247

JIRNI VOLUME 3 #1c (incentive) – Talent Caldwell  JAN121848

JIRNI PRIMER  JAN181244

JIRNI VOLUME 1 – Trade Paperback  MAR140859

JIRNI VOLUME 2 – Trade Paperback  FEB178992

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

Preview: All New Soulfire #6 (Vol. 6)

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

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: Soulfire Vol. 6 #3

SOULFIRE #3 (vol 6)

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

Aspen’s premiere action-adventure fantasy epic returns in this all new jumping-on point for new readers!

For Malikai, this is the only existence he has known – one where Rainier is his savior and protector. But, is that the truth or just another fiction? What lies at the heart of Rainier and his agenda? Long held secrets of the Dark Lord’s past are finally revealed!

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 #3 is in stores May 24th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Review: Sand + Bone

Sean Hitcher has just returned from war. He didn’t die in Iraq, but part of him wishes that he did. He’s home now, back in the small Midwestern town where he grew up. But he is haunted by nightmarish visions of killing and carnage that seem to be the result of severe PTSD. But are they? Is there something he’s missing…

As mysterious acts of violence spread throughout the town, Sean begins to wonder if there’s more going on than he originally thought. What terror did he experience on the battlefield, and what horrifying secret did he bring back with him?

Written by J.T. Krul with art by Andrea Mutti, Sand + Bone is a fascinating graphic novel being released at Barnes & Noble. Bringing together the Iraq War, PTSD, and a small town setting Krul has created a story which is perfect for horror fans and at the same time has a deeper theme of the horrors soldiers bring home with them.

What really impressed me about Krul’s writing is the fact I wasn’t sure what was really happening when it came to the acts of violence in the town. I had my guesses, and in the end the revelation is something I feel like I’ve seen before, but Krul keeps us guessing until the very end.

On a deeper level, Krul uses the horror themes of the story to explore the actual horrors of war. Mixing in flashbacks with flashes of violence, you can easily see the allegory going on, that war turns man into monsters and peaceful individuals into killers. It unleashes the monster within and we as a people need to recognize that and treat those who need it lest the monster is let loose back home.

Mutti’s art masterfully captures the depressed small town location while at the same time keeping the vibe consistent with the horror themes. The art provides us glimpses and flashes of what’s going on but never full spells it out, an excellent decision that adds to the mystery of it all.

Sand + Bone is an excellent example of using entertainment to explore current socio-political issues and raise awareness of work that needs to be done. My only knock is the abrupt ending that felt more like a curtain suddenly being dropped than a flowing ending. Hopefully, we’ll get more of this story or an exploration of the world where Krul and Mutti can continue to expound upon this solid start.

Story: J.T. Krul Art: Andrea Mutti
Story: 7.95 Art: 7.95 Overall: 7.95 Recommendation: Read

Adaptive Books provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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