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Preview: Fathom Vol. 8 #2

Fathom Vol. 8 #2

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

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

Wind—a new commander of The Blue, emerges to lead her people from the ashes of Anika’s destructive attack on the capitol city of Muria. However, the city receives two new powerful visitors—Aspen and Kiani! Meanwhile, Anika continues her warpath deeper into the depths, as she arrives at the secret realm of the world’s most deadly beings—The Black!

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

FATHOM vol 8 #2 is in stores June 12th, 2019!                               $3.99

Fathom Vol. 8 #2

Review: Fathom Vol. 8 #1

Fathom Vol. 8 #1

Fathom is a series I’ve always wanted to enjoy but it never quite clicks for me. Fathom Vol. 8 #1 is a perfect example of that as the issue attempts to be all things to all readers.

Written by Vince Hernandez, the issue is the latest volume in the long running series. Much has taken place and with a new volume you’d hope a clear explanation would be present for new readers. Hernandez attempts that, weaving in a lot of history from the previous seven volumes. The result is an issue that attempts to be new reader friendly but falls short with too many references to the past and not enough explanation.

The issue puts forth the key players of this latest volume and story and does its best to explain it all. But, when you need to have numerous editorial explanations of when things took place, there may be too much reliance on the past. Instead of clear explanations, it feels like the reader is expected to go back and read the references. It leaves one feeling left out when the issue should deliver enough to understand why what’s references is important.

Fathom Vol. 8 #1 does set things up well though. There’s more than enough intrigue and action that by the end of the issue, you may feel compelled to come back and see where things go. It ends with a nice cliffhanger that’s a bit traditional in a way but makes it clear as to what to expect next.

The at by Mauricio Camptella is nice. With colors by Peter Steigerwald, there’s a cool blending of the world of the blue and humans though at times it doesn’t feel like it goes far enough. The team is working off what has come before and for an underwater world, the design feels rather plain and basic, not taking advantage of the underwater beauty enough. There’s both a lack of detail and detail at the same time. What’s present is nice but there could be more of a blending of the inorganic and organic worlds.

Fathom Vol. 8 #1 is entertaining in a lot of ways and moves the narrative forward. Where it ends up delivers what’s likely a second issue that might be more new reader friendly. With some narrative changes, this could have been an explosive debut reinvigorating the series. As is, it attempts to please two camps of readers and in the end wind up making neither happy.

Story: Vince Hernandez Art: Mauricio Campetella
Color: Peter Steigerwald Letterer: Zen
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Aspen Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Michael Turner’s Fathom Volume 8 #1

Michael Turner’s Fathom Volume 8 #1

Vince Hernandez – Story  / Mauricio Campetella – Art / Peter Steigerwald- Colors / Zen – Letters

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

Aspen Matthews must restore the balance between both Humans and The Blue as once again Fathom’s preeminent villain, Killian, has returned to reclaim what he believes belongs to himself and his people! The stakes have never been higher as this volume returns Aspen’s best-selling franchise for over 20 years to its roots, as Aspen must risk the fate of both worlds in order to stop Fathom’s most dangerous foe!

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

Fathom Volume 8 #1 is in stores May 15th, 2019!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

Michael Turner's FATHOM Volume 8 #1

Aspen Celebrates 15 Years of Fathom with a New Volume from Vince Hernanez, Mauricio Campetella, and Peter Steigerwald

On the heels of their partnership with Mythos Studios to develop the animated feature film for Michael Turner’s Fathom, as well as the ambitious fifteen-year anniversary campaign last year, Aspen Comics will be releasing Fathom #1 this summer with an all new creative team on May 15th.

The publisher is streamlining their release of titles in 2019 to feature their core and flagship series in an effort to maintain the standard of quality the publisher is known for throughout the industry.

This summer kicks off their first major release, Michael Turner’s Fathom, on May 15th with the brand-new creative team and implementing retailer-friendly ordering of their special edition variants.

Fathom: Kiani writer Vince Hernandez takes the helm of the principle Fathomseries for Volume 8 along with rising star newcomer Mauricio Campetella with colors by superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. This new volume will feature direct edition covers by Campetella and creator, the late Michael Turner.

The publisher has announced they will be offering Fathom #1 Retailer Special Edition variant covers with no restrictions on order quantity by creator Michael Turner and superstar artist Siya Oum. 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 Debuts Awaken Skies #0 this June

Aspen Comics is celebrating fifteen years of publishing in 2018, and the publisher will be releasing several all-new properties in addition to bringing back classic series from their library of titles. One of the aforementioned new properties set to debut on June 13th with a zero issue is the action-adventure series Awaken Skies created by Frank Mastromauro with art by Marco Lorenzana, Justice, and lettering by Taylor Esposito. Solicitation copy for Awaken Skies #0 reads:

A new world of flight prepares to take the Aspen Universe by storm!

In the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, Spain, a covert scientist discovers that possessing valuable data that could change the world comes with a dangerous price. However, it may be far too late for him to escape before the powers that be come to collect! Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a loving suburban family makes a similar discovery, that the world is indeed much smaller than it seems, and no one is safe!

Awaken Skies #0 features two direct edition covers by series artist Lorenzana and Aspen newcomer Mauricio Campetella.

Preview: Jirni Vol. 3 #3

JIRNI VOL 3 #3

J.T. Krul – Story  / Michael Santamaria, Elias Pineda, Mauricio Campetella – Art / John Starr – Colors / Micah Myers — Letters

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 lurksall 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

Preview: Shrugged Vol. 3 #3

Shrugged Vol. 3 #3

Frank Mastromauro – Story / André Risso, Mauricio Campetella – Art / Valentina Taddeo, Jesse Heagy, Peter Steigerwald – Colors / Taylor Esposito – Lettering

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

With the Earth literally falling apart, it’s up to Theo and his friends to try and save the day…again. Meanwhile, Perspecta has it’s own civil war taking place and a new power player has entered the picture which could spell certain doom for every living being there! And why is Dev trampling across the city like he’s Godzilla?!? Find out as the newest issue of Shrugged volume arrives!

SHRUGGED VOL 3 #3 is in stores April 25th, 2018!

FC 32 pages $3.99

Preview: Shrugged Vol. 3 #1

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