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Soulfire Volume 8 #1 Coming This June!

Aspen Comics has recently announced they will be streamlining their 2019 publishing schedule and focusing on their core titles beginning this Spring and Summer. The publisher will be releasing Michael Turner’s Soulfire Volume 8 #1 this summer with an all-new artistic team, beginning with the first issue release on June 26th.

Following the summer kick-off of their first major release, Michael Turner’s Fathom, on May 15th with the new creative team and retailer-friendly ordering of their special edition variants, the release of Michael Turner’s Soulfire the following month. Both of the aforementioned titles will feature special edition variants for retailers to order with zero restrictions on the ordering quantity.

Veteran Soulfire scribe J.T. Krul returns to team up with rising star newcomers Raffaele Forté and colorist Valentina Taddeo. This new volume will feature direct edition covers by Forté and Soulfire creator, the late Michael Turner. Also, more covers will be available from artists such as Jordan Gunderson, Alex Konat and more to be revealed.

The publisher has announced they will be offering Soulfire #1 Retailer Special Edition variant covers with no restrictions on order quantity by creator Michael Turner and more. 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 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.

Mythos Studios Buys Into Aspen with an Eye on Movies

Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and Aspen Comics? Scooter Braun has managed some of the biggest names in music and now he has set his sights on comics and movies. Partnering with David Maisel (who helped found Marvel Studios) the two have formed Mythos Studios. Their goal is to make their own hit comic book movie franchises, both live action and animated.

Mythos is looking to mine Aspen Comics‘ world of characters to build its franchises. The company has a 50 percent stake in the comic publisher which was founded by Michael Turner who passed away in 2008.

This isn’t the first time Braun has been involved in movies, he was an executive producer on The Giver and Burden, as well as documentaries about his musical talent. Maisel helped launched Marvel Studios getting the company to self-finance their own films which now dominate theaters worldwide and was an executive producer for the first five films. After he left, he continued his success developing such films as The Angry Birds which earned $350 million worldwide. Braun will fund Mythos’s development costs for multiple years through his holding company, Ithaca. Braun also brings with him his connection to talent while Maisel brings the movie know-how.

Currently there’s several projects being adapted including Soulfire and Fathom. The latter had a rumored film that never happened starring Megan Fox. Mythos is also looking towards original material as well as projects in the public domain.

Aspen Goes Back to Its Roots for its 15-Year Anniversary in 2018

Aspen Comics, the comic book publishing house founded in 2003 by the late superstar artist Michael Turner, will be celebrating its fifteen-year anniversary in 2018. To celebrate, the publisher is planning a yearlong initiative featuring a return to many of its classic properties. Three of Aspen’s flagship titles will be highlighting significant milestones, with Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire’s twenty and fifteen year anniversary respectively, and Executive Assistant: Iris’ ten-year anniversary as well.

The publisher plans to focus on less variant covers as well as a reduced price on new jumping-on point issues including 25-cent primer issues and $1.50 zero issues.

Aspen will also be debuting a 4-page Aspen Mascots story premiering each month in the back of every new Aspen Comics release. The Aspen Mascots stories will be written by Vince Hernandez with art by Joie Foster and will feature Aspen’s lovable band of mascots, creatures and other fun Aspen critters in all-ages bonus content storylines.

In addition to the Aspen Primers, Legacy, and Aspen Mascot bonus content stories, the publisher has announced an Aspen Wave 1 of new properties and titles to debut as their first releases of the new year, in addition to the creative teams:

JANUARY:

Aspen will kick off their anniversary year in January with the release of the Aspen Legacy #1 issue, a yearbook-style offering showcasing everything from Aspen’s past, present and future, and collects a thorough look inside and behind-the-scenes of Aspen Comics. Aspen Legacy #1 will be released on January 17th and will be offered for only 15-cents with art by various Aspen alumni artists including Michael Turner, Talent Caldwell, Micah Gunnell, Marcus To, Francis Manapul and more.

FEBRUARY:

PortalBound #0 written by Mark Roslan and Gabe Carrasco with art by Alex Arizmendi and Wes Hartman is a new sci-fi/fantasy/action-adventure mini-series slated for five issues debuting February 7th with covers by Arizmendi and Adam Archer. PortalBound #0 will be offered for $1.50.

Charismagic Volume 3 #1 debuts on February 14th written by Vince Hernandez with art by Harvey Tolibao and Federico Blee with covers by Tolibao and Khary Randolph. Volume 3 is supported by the release of Charismagic Volume 2 in trade paperback form, as well as a re-offering of Charismagic Volume 1 as part of the continued release of the action-adventure/fantasy series.

Shrugged Volume 3 debuts on February 21st written by Frank Mastromauro with art by André Risso and Beth Sotelo with covers by Risso and Micah Gunnell. Shrugged is supported by the release of Shrugged Volume 2 in trade paperback form, as well as a re-offering of Shrugged Volume 1 in February as well.

For new readers unfamiliar with Aspen’s catalogue of titles, the publisher will be offering 25-cent Aspen Primer issues throughout the year for its classic titles: Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Charismagic, Dellec, Jirni, No World and Shrugged.

In the Aftermath of Secret Empire, How Will Our Heroes Be Changed?

In the aftermath of Secret Empire, one big question lingers in the minds of all the heroes of the Marvel Universe: what redemption can there be for Captain America?

But Captain America isn’t the only one who was changed under the Secret Empire regime. As the world rebuilds itself in the wake of Hydra, so do our heroes – what does it mean for Earth’s Mightiest? And how will it all end?

Don’t miss Secret Empire Omega #1, the epic wrap-up to the Secret Empire saga from writer Nick Spencer and artist Andrea Sorrentino. And watch the fate of your favorite heroes unfold in Secret Empire: Aftermath, in comic shops this fall!

SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA #1
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Cover by MICHAEL CHO
Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Black and White Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
No More Hydra Variant Cover Also Available

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: SECRET WARRIORS #6
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by JUANAN RAMIREZ
Cover by TRADD MOORE & MATTHEW WILSON

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: U.S. AVENGERS #10
Written by AL EWING
Art by PACO DIAZ
Cover by PACO MEDINA

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: CHAMPIONS #12
Written by MARK WAID
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Venomized Ultron Variant Cover By DAVID NAKAYAMA

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: DEADPOOL #36
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Cover by DAVID LOPEZ
Secret Comic Variant Cover by SCOTT KOBLISH

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: AVENGERS #11
Written by MARK WAID
Art by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Venomized Loki Variant Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

Aspen Announces Their First Wave of San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

Aspen Comics has released their first wave of Comic Con International: San Diego exclusives available only available at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 this July 20-23rd. The publisher will be releasing their SDCC 2017 exclusives in three waves beginning this week with the first reveal of their new Michael Turner exclusive covers for DC Comics.

Aspen Comics will feature an exclusive Supergirl #1 Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald variant edition, including three new covers by the late superstar artist and strictly limited to 1000 copies (available only as a set of all three) beginning on Preview Night, July 19th, at Comic Con and on www.AspenStore.com while supplies last. These covers will only be available for purchase at the Aspen Comics Booth and on www.AspenStore.com (limit 1 per household on the website).

The publisher will also be offering an all-new set of three Superman/Batman #8 Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald never-before-published variant covers strictly limited to 1,000 editions (only available as a set of all three) for purchase at the Aspen Comics Booth and www.AspenStore.com starting on Preview Night, July 19th, at Comic Con while supplies last.

Due to fan response of past Michael Turner variants, Aspen strongly encourages fans to purchase their copies of the Aspen Comics SDCC 2017 DC Comics exclusives early.

 

Aspen Comics and Marvel Team Up Again For Weapon X #1 Michael Turner Variant

Following their first successful team-up last year for the release of The Amazing Spider-Man #15 and coinciding with the release of the highly-anticipated film release of Logan this weekend, Aspen Comics and Marvel have collaborated once again for an all-new Michael Turner exclusive cover for this April’s Weapon X #1 release. Michael Turner created these images in 2007 for a proposed Wolverine mini-series, a collaboration between Michael and his long time friend Jeph Loeb. Now, Michael Turner’s beautiful pencils, as well as Peter Steigerwald’s amazing colors are available exclusively through AspenStore.com!

Written by Greg Pak with art by Greg Land, Marvel’s Weapon X #1 will be released on April 12th.

Decades ago, the Weapon X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding and more Adamantium at its disposal, the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets: Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn’t just experimenting on mutants anymore…it’s eradicating them. All of them.

Plus: Deadlier and more shadowy than ever, you won’t believe who’s taken the job as Director of Weapon X! Reuniting X-Men: Phoenix — Endsong creative team GREG PAK (World War Hulk) and GREG LAND (Uncanny X-Men)!

The Weapon X #1 exclusive Michael Turner variant cover will feature three unique, full-color limited edition versions, all colored by superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. Cover A of the AspenStore.com exclusive Michael Turner Weapon X #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies, the Weapon X #1 Cover B will be limited to 2,000 copies and only available in the Weapon X #1 set of covers A and B, and an ultra-rare Weapon X #1 Old Man Logan Edition Cover C limited to 1,000 copies only available in the three cover set. All three covers will be available for pre-order on www.AspenStore.com on Saturday, March 4th at 9:00 AM PST/12:00 Noon EST.

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Aspen Comics ECCC 2017 Exclusives and Debut of the Aspen Bundle

Aspen Comics has revealed their full line-up of exclusive items available at this year’s Emerald City Comicon 2017 at the Aspen Comics Booth #1501. Aspen will be launching their all-new Aspen YOU-niverse Bundle package that will include several exclusive items in addition to others debuting in the bundle.

The first ever, all-new Aspen Comics YOU-niverse Bundle will include an exclusive Michael Turner’s Fathom #1 line-art variant cover by creator Michael Turner. The bundle also includes an exclusive Fathom T-Shirt, a metal travel bottle, a Fathom mini print by Michael Turner, with colors by Peter Steigerwald, a new Aspen sticker, a Fathom trading card, Aspen Bucks available for use in person at the Aspen Comics Booth #1501 or on www.AspenStore.com, and an Aspen Comics drawstring bag to complete the bundle.

The publisher will also be debuting the first issue of Michael Turner’s Soulfire featuring a connecting cover by Seattle native, Siya Oum, and the second connecting cover for All-New Fathom #2, both available at the Aspen Comics Booth #1501 and limited to 200 copies.

Aspen will also be releasing a new series of ECCC 2017 exclusive prints including Fathom and Soulfire by artists Tyler Kirkham, Talent Caldwell and Siya Oum, all three available at the Aspen Comics Booth #1501.

Creators Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken), Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters, The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), Heather Finley (Executive Assistant: Iris Annual) and Tom Hutchison (Big Dog Ink) will be appearing at the Aspen Comics Booth #1501 throughout the weekend.

Women of Dynamite: Purgatori – Limited Edition Black & White Variant Statue

Women of Dynamite: Purgatori – Limited Edition Black & White Variant Statues

sculptor: Jason Smith
artist: Michael Turner
FC l 12.25” H (14.5” H including wings) x 6” D x 7” W
$249.99 • Teen+

Only 49 of these beautiful black-and-white statues exist in the whole world! An extremely Limited Edition Purgatori statue based on the work of comics sensation Michael Turner and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, featuring the stark contrast of light and darkness, with just a touch of deep red to highlight our villainess’s classic look. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Purgatori statue stands approximately 12″ in height (14” to the tip of her wings) with a 6″ base. This rare variant edition of the Women of Dynamite: Purgatori statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. This lady’s killer contours make an alluring addition to every hardcore fiend’s collection!

NOTE: Limited to only 49 statues. Allocations may occur.

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Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja and Purgatori Statues

Women of Dynamite: Purgatori – Limited Edition Black & White Variant Statue

sculptor: Jason Smith
artist: Michael Turner
FC l 12.25” H (14.5” H including wings) x 6” D x 7” W
$249.99 • Teen+

Only 49 of these beautiful black-and-white statues exist in the whole world! An extremely Limited Edition Purgatori statue based on the work of comics sensation Michael Turner and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, featuring the stark contrast of light and darkness, with just a touch of deep red to highlight our villainess’s classic look. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Purgatori statue stands approximately 12″ in height (14” to the tip of her wings) with a 6″ base. This rare variant edition of the Women of Dynamite: Purgatori statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. This lady’s killer contours make an alluring addition to every hardcore fiend’s collection!
NOTE: Limited to only 49 statues. Allocations may occur.

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Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Statue

sculptor: Jason Smith
artist: J. Scott Campbell
$189.99 • Teen+

The She-Devil with a Sword, poised on a snow-covered battlefield, has never looked so majestic! Based on the original design of comics sensation J. Scott Campbell and sculpted by the talented Jason Smith, Hyrkania’s most lethal warrior stands approximately 11.5″ in height upon a decorative 5.5″ wide base. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain with ABS details, this highly-detailed statue comes individually numbered as part of a Limited Edition run, and is packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Welcome the fantasy genre’s most iconic female to your collection with the Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Statue!

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