Comic Book Resources Talks With J.T. Krul

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By Andy Liegl from Comic Book Resources

Aspen Comics’ “10 For 10” initiative sees the release of ten new titles throughout 2013 for the introductory price of $1 each. One of the series involved is the April-releasing “Jirni,” a story of magic and sorcery by “Soulfire” and “Fathom” writer J.T. Krul. Fresh off of his exclusive contract with DC Comics and New 52 runs on “Captain Atom” and “Green Arrow”, Krul’s workload has not diminished as April will also see the release of his first prose novel, “The Lost Spark.” A story over a decade in the making, the novel spins a tale starring a young girl on a magical quest to save her grandfather.

CBR News spoke with Krul about both projects, with the writer readily providing new details about “Jirni” and “The Lost Spark,” the challenges of writing prose and how his real life experiences have influenced his creations. Plus, exclusive cover art.

To read the full interview, go to ComicBookResources.com
For more books from J.T. Krul and Aspen Comics, check out Comixology, The Aspen Store, or a comic shop near you!

Geeks Unleashed Talks to Mark Roslan

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By Christopher Romero at Geeks Unleashed

Mark Roslan, Director of Design and Production at Aspen Comics, has played an important role with the publisher’s creative team since its debut a decade ago. Now celebrating its tenth year in the comic industry, Aspen Comics has begun its “10 for 10″ initiative as of this month, with the release of Legend of the Shadow Clan #1, written by David Wohl. Mark discussed with Geeks Unleashed his role with Aspen, and the company’s upcoming plans for its new titles.

To read the full interview, go to GeeksUnleashed.Me!
To find more books from Aspen and Mark Roslan, check out Comixology.com or The Aspen Store.

Press Release: Overtaken / Awaken Skies Voting!

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Aspen Providing Fans With The Opportunity To Decide New Series

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02-07-13

To celebrate the upcoming launch of their August release in their “10 for 10” initiative, Aspen Comics will be giving their fans and readers the opportunity to decide that month’s all new series. The choice will be offered between the following two properties:

Awaken Skies – Coping with high school is difficult enough, but when a young girl named Hilary makes the startling discovery that she has the ability of flight, her normal life suddenly takes on an all-new meaning. But, there are others who know of Hilary’s unique abilities, and they will stop at nothing to possess her in their pursuit of shifting the world’s power balance of mankind itself. High school doesn’t seem so difficult anymore.

Overtaken – Journalist Will Harden is well equipped for most situations, but nothing can prepare him for what’s about to come. Relocating from the big city to a small mountain town with his wife, everything is turned upside-down the moment she goes missing. Are the rumors of alien abductions true or did something far worse happen to his wife? No matter the cause, Harden will not stop until he uncovers the truth, or dies trying.

Both all new properties are created and will be written by Frank Mastromauro, co-creator of Shrugged and Dellec, and will feature the “10 for 10” incentives package including a $1 first issue price, an Aspen Reserved Edition cover, original hand drawn covers, Aspen Retailer Exclusive covers, and future covers by J. Scott Campbell, Eric “Ebas” Basaldua and more.

Aspen has made the online voting process simple for fans to select their favorite choice of Aspen’s two candidates: whichever book’s official Facebook fan page: facebook.com/AwakenSkies or facebook.com/OvertakenComichas the most “Likes” by 10:00 am PST Friday, March 1st will be chosen as Aspen’s next new series. Each page will be updated daily with first looks, artwork, news and more. Aspen encourages fans to select their choice and share their favorite with their friends.

For more information, Aspen will be posting updates on their official Aspen Facebook page as well as www.aspencomics.com.

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CBR Shares The 10 for 10 Titles and Jam Poster!

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By Comic Book Resources

 

For Aspen’s “10 for 10”, the publisher will be debuting a new series each month for ten straight months, featuring five all new properties and five well-known returning series, with each debut #1 issue offered for only $1. The full list of titles is as follows:

February – Legend of the Shadow Clan (Brand New Series)
March – Shrugged Volume 2
April – Jirni (Brand New Series)
May – Charismagic Volume 2
June – BubbleGun (Brand New Series)
July – All New Fathom
August – Awaken Skies/Overtaken (Brand New Series)
September – Executive Assistant: Iris Volume 4
October – Trish out of Water (Brand New Series)
November – All New Soulfire

To see the full press release, go to ComicBookResources.com!