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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
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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.

Lola XOXO Returns this Summer for its Third Volume

Aspen Comics recently announced its approach to streamline their release of titles in 2019 and focus on their core and flagship titles in an effort to feature the standard of quality the publisher is known for in the industry. 

That trend is set to continue with the return of Aspen’s hit series, Lola XOXO, with issue #1 on July 10th, 2019. Creator Siya Oum’s popular dystopian action-adventure series debuts its third volume with four covers that includes Aspen’s new No Restrictions ordering policy for Retailer Special Edition variant covers. 

The publisher has announced they will be offering two Lola XOXO #1 Retailer Special Edition variant covers with no restrictions on order quantity by creator Oum and several others to be revealed. This is the first time Aspen has provided retailers the chance to order their incentive variants with no restrictions and encourages fans to check with their local comic book store to pre-order.

Aspen Comics’ Releases in August 2019

IDOLIZED vol 1 TPB

David Schwartz – Story  / Micah Gunnell ; Pasquale Qualano – Art / David Curiel – Colors

Aspen Comics proudly presents their first ever super-hero series, IDOLIZED!

In a world filled with superheroes, it can be so difficult for a talented young person with powers to break into the hero industry and make their mark. At long last, the new TV series SUPERHERO IDOL is offering you a shot to achieve fame and fortune and to change your destiny. If you can survive the challenges and conquer the competition, you’ll receive the greatest prize of all: the opportunity to join the world’s most revered super-team: THE POWERED PROTECTORS! IDOLIZED tells the story of a girl with fledgling superpowers and a dark past, who seeks revenge, and ultimately finds redemption, over the course of competing in the SUPERHERO IDOL TV series. 

Now, the entire IDOLIZED story is gathered into a massive trade paperback, jam-packed with bonus materials that give a unique look into the creative process, including the original series pitch, scripts, character designs, art thumbnails, the process of creating a cover, never-before-seen photos from the RACHEL CLARK cover photo shoot, and much more! 

IDOLIZED is written by DAVID B. SCHWARTZ (“Meltdown”), with art by MICAH GUNNELL (“Shrugged”) and PASQUALE QUALANO (“Barman ’66”), with colors by DAVID CURIEL (“The Avengers”), and featuring a direct market cover by the legendary ARTHUR ADAMS. Don’t miss out on one of the most innovative action-adventure series Aspen Comics has ever published!

IDOLIZED vol 1 TPB is in stores August 7th, 2019!

FC                               176 pages                                $17.99                         TPB

LOLA XOXO vol 3 #2

Siya Oum – Story & Art

It’s mayhem in The Wasteland as Siya Oum’s best-selling Lola XOXO has reached its pivotal third volume!

Yellowstone Park is one of the country’s most cherished national treasures…That is, before the apocalypse forever changed its landscape in the most deadly ways! Now, Lola must confront this new geographical reality while also making a tragic discovery of her own!

Superstar creator Siya Oum provides a thrilling adventure with her riveting story and gorgeous illustrations for this climactic Lola XOXO Volume 3!

LOLA XOXO vol 3 #2 is in stores August 14th, 2019!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

SOULFIRE vol 8 #3

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

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

The bloody and contemptuous War of the Light rages on—but nothing can prepare either side for the biggest team-up in the history of the Soulfire universe! Grace and Rainier. Side-by-side! Enough said!

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 #3 is in stores August 28th, 2019!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

FATHOM vol 8 #4

Vince Hernandez – Story  / Mauricio Campetella – Art / Peter Steigerwald – Colors

The world below is no longer a secret and everything has led to this…

In the darkest depths of the ocean, Aspen and Kiani must confront the most deadly foe they’ve ever collectively faced—Anika fortified by the armor and incredible power of The Black!

Aspen’s Vince Hernandez (Michael Turner’s Fathom: Kiani, Charismagic) marks his debut on Fathom’s principal series alongside artist Mauricio Campetella (Jirni) and colorists Peter Steigerwald (Fathom, Superman/Batman) in a storyline that will define the Fathom universe for years to come!

FATHOM vol 8 #4 is in stores August 21st, 2019!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

Aspen Comics’ Releases in July 2019

LOLA XOXO vol 3 #1

Siya Oum – Story & Art

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 vol 3 #1 is in stores July 10th, 2019!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

LOLA XOXO vol 3 #1
LOLA XOXO vol 3 #1
LOLA XOXO vol 3 #1
LOLA XOXO vol 3 #1

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 (SoulfireJirni) 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
SOULFIRE vol 8 #2
SOULFIRE vol 8 #2

FATHOM vol 8 #3

Vince Hernandez – Story  / Mauricio Campetella – Art / Peter Steigerwald – Colors

The world below is no longer a secret and everything has led to this…

Aspen and Kiani on the same side proves to be an unimaginable force of nature, as they attempt to stop Killian and Anika at all costs. However, they learn a brutal lesson that THE PEOPLE can be more effective than even their Elite Powers. Yet, their greatest surprise lies in the newly transformed Anika—as the world’s most dangerous threat somehow manages to gain even more powers—from an unlikely—and deadly—source!

Aspen’s Vince Hernandez (Michael Turner’s Fathom: KianiCharismagic) marks his debut on Fathom’s principal series alongside artist Mauricio Campetella (Jirni) and colorists Peter Steigerwald (FathomSuperman/Batman) in a storyline that will define the Fathom universe for years to come!

FATHOM vol 8 #3 is in stores July 17th, 2019!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

FATHOM vol 8 #3
FATHOM vol 8 #3
FATHOM vol 8 #3

Preview: Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #6

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 January 10th, 2018!

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

Preview: Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #3

LOLA XOXO #3 (vol 2)

Siya Oum – Story & Art

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

Lola barely scrapes by with her life after an attack by the Legion of Suits on the city of Artemis. Now she must take care of a young boy, Isaac, whom she barely knows–and bring him home safely. However, the mystery of where Isaac hails from will put Lola’s life—along with everyone she knows–in mortal danger!

LOLA XOXO #3 vol 2 is in stores September 13th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Preview: Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #2

LOLA XOXO #2 vol 2

Siya Oum – Story & Art

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

Perilous new foes emerge! Lola discovers that her previous treacherous experiences have prepared her for the harsh realities of the world she now occupies—However, nothing can prepare her for the worst dangers that lurk beyond the comfort of the few allies she’s managed to make!

LOLA XOXO #2 vol 2 is in stores August 16th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Preview: Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #1

LOLA XOXO #1 vol 2

Siya Oum – Story & Art / Zen – Letters

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

In the epic first volume, the tough-minded Lola learned the brutal reality of the apocalypse within the confines of the ruthless Wasteland Trading Company led by the treacherous Edgar and his posse! However, the true challenge lies ahead, as her desire to be reunited with her lost parents still burns greater than ever!

LOLA XOXO #1 vol 2 is in stores July 12th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

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