An Aspen Universe is coming!

Newsarama has the first look at July’s Aspen Comics crossover event Revelations, due to debut in July. This event is the first time that Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire are crossing over, and it will “forge a brand new Aspen universe’ according to the publisher.

FIRST LOOK: Aspen Universe

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Comics that are real page Turners! Michael Turner founded Aspen in 2003, and since then, they’ve built up quite the assortment of comics — ranging from Fathom to Soulfire to Lola XOXO. Get started reading Aspen with this bundle’s selection of titles, or build your collection if you’re already a fan!

Pay what you want for The Four Points: Volume 1, The Art of Aspen: Volume 1, Shrugged: Volume 1, Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire: Volume 1, Michael Turner’s Soulfire: Volume 1, Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue: Volume 1, Michael Turner’s Fathom Kiani: Volume 1, Michael Turner’s Fathom: Volume 1, Executive Assistant Iris: Volume 1, and Charismagic: Volume 1.

Pay more than the average price to also receive The ZooHunters #1-3, Legend of the Shadow Clan: Volume 1, Michael Turner’s Soulfire: Omnibus Edition 1, Michael Turner’s Fathom: Omnibus Edition 1, Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam: Volume 1, Lola XOXO: Volume 1, Jirni: Volume 1, Jirni: Volume 2, Executive Assistant Iris: Omnibus 1, Damsels In Excess: Volume 1, and Charismagic: Omnibus Edition 1.

Pay $15 or more for all of that plus Michael Turner Sketchbook: Digital Remastered Edition, Michael Turner’s Fathom: Swimsuit Edition, Michael Turner’s Fathom: Killian’s Tide, Homecoming: Volume 1, Ekos: Volume 1 Preview, and Aspen Extended Edition.

Name your price. Together, the comics in this bundle are worth as much as $585. Here at Humble Bundle, though, you choose the price!

Read them anywhere. These comics are available in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices! Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs can be found here.

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ETERNAL SOULFIRE ‘Fresh Starting Point’ For Tech/Magic Series

On July 8th, Aspen Comics will debut ETERNAL SOULFIRE #1 – A ‘Fresh Starting Point’ for readers.

Writer J.T. Krul sits down and talks with Newsarama.com about the upcoming new Tech/Magic Series from Krul, penciller Alex Konat and colorist Federico Blee.

Michael Turner’s Soulfire series at Aspen is getting a new fire — one who, in a way, is a lot like you.

Aspen is launching a new series, Eternal Soulfire, on May 2 as part of Free Comic Book Day inside their title Worlds of Aspen. The new series, by J.T. Krul and Alex Konat, follows a fresh-faced young girl named Cassidy whose life is changed when she realizes she has magic powers inside the tech-heavy world of Soulfire. Whereas previous series focused on the adept Malikai who had a destiny for greatness, Eternal Soulfire’s Cassidy is just a normal girl pulled into something much larger than herself.

After debuting in May 2’s Worlds of Aspen 2015, the series launches on its own July 8 with Eternal Soulfire #1. Newsarama talked with Krul about relaunching Michael Turner’s series, creating this new avenue — and new guide — into the Soulfire universe, and what he’s doing to make this a fresh entry point for new readers.

Newsarama: J.T., for people who may not know about Soulfire — what can you tell us about it?

J.T. Krul: Soulfire is a futuristic fantasy adventure where the ancient power of magic returns amidst a world dominated by technology. Sort of a Lord of the Rings meets Blade Runner. The magic has affected some people but not others, and it largely stays hidden in the shadows, but with winged-warriors, dragons, and monstrosities that merge the magic and the technology – it’s getting harder and harder for the world to ignore the truth.

Newsarama: And what is going on in this new series, Eternal Soulfire?

J.T. Krul: Eternal Soulfire is something of a fresh starting point in which we explore a new corner of the Soulfire Universe. Whereas the story up until now in the main Soulfire book has focused on Malikai, a unique spirit that was destined to spark the return of magic in this new age, for Eternal Soulfire, we are telling a different kind of story as we introduce a new character – Cassidy.

Newsarama: What can you tell us about Cassidy, and how you came up with her?

J.T. Krul: Sure. Like I said, so much of Soulfire has focused on Malikai and his special destiny in the grand scheme of the Soulfire mythos. Other books have delved into the rich mythology of the universe, touching upon everything from the last age of magic eons ago to the very elder gods responsible for all creation itself. With Cassidy, I wanted to tell a story about a person, an average ordinary girl who is just trying to live her life, but things go a bit crazy when she discovers that she has the magic inside of her. And because these powers partially manifest themselves in wings on her back, it’s not something she can hide. How it changes her and the decisions she is forced to make because of the magic really propels the story forward. Magic is wonderful and super and powerful, but it can also be terrifying and isolating.

Newsarama: And she’s working with the relatively more experienced Miya. What’s her story?

J.T. Krul: Miya is the main familiar face from the Soulfire universe that appears in the book. She has been around for ages, going all the way back to the very early wild times of magic. Over the centuries, she has remained hidden away as she focuses all her energy on fighting the chaos of magic. In the Soulfire Universe, there are two primary parts of the magic. The chaos and the order. She’s seen firsthand the destructive nature of the chaos and does everything she can to combat it. She’s very Amazonian in a way and has amassed a small tribe of magical females to both protect and use in her battle. She’s intense and brutal and very driven.

Newsarama: And what are these two up against?

J.T. Krul: Even though the notion of magic existing in the world is still something of an urban legend, certain figures in positions of authority have been smart enough to see the truth. And, it terrifies them. A special military unit has been established to fight this emerging threat in all the forms it takes – even if that means a frightened and confused teenage girl.

Newsarama: What can people expect in the Free Comic Book Day issue coming out May 2?

J.T. Krul: For FCBD, we’ve crafted an original 12 -page tale that really sets the stage for the larger story to come. It’s the perfect place to jump into the Soulfire Universe. And, heck, it’s free!

Newsarama: And if they like it, where should they go to read next?

J.T. Krul: Eternal Soulfire #1 will be out July 8.

Newsarama: Working with you on this is your Mindfield collaborator, Alex Konat. What’s it like having someone you know, specifically Alex, on this project?

J.T. Krul: I cannot say enough about Alex and his art. We’ve known each other for years now, going back to way before we even partnered up on Mindfield. I was thrilled when I found out that he was joining Eternal Soulfire. His work reminds me a lot of Gary Frank – very realistic and grounded. Which actually serves a story about magic quite well. It makes everything seem more genuine and tangible. And his ability to convey emotion through facial expressions is critical for this story. I am lucky to have him. I really think people are going to love his work.

Scott Lobdell brings THE FOUR POINTS to Aspen Comics

On April 8th, 2015 Aspen Comics will debut their new series The Four Points written by Scott Lobdell (The Scourge, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and penciled by Jordan Gunderson (Fathom Annual) with colors by Valentina Pinto (Damsels In Excess).

Following a family tragedy, Gia Sorrentino has inherited an empire and is finally free to explore her full potential and perhaps even unlock some of the most unimaginable secrets of mankind. But with the amazing comes… [READ MORE]

 

 

 

Honoring Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, Aspen Comics will be celebrating Black History Month by pointing the spotlight on Black creators with whom they’ve collaborated. This will occur three times a week on their website, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, along with the creator’s picture. Put together by Fathom: Sourcebook writer Tabu, there will be a showcases from Koi Turnbull, Khary Randolph, Talent Caldwell, Emilio Lopez, Hannibal Tabu, Eric Battle, Rob Stull, Larry Welch, Saleem Crawford, Keron Grant, Marla Johnson, and Khari Evans.

Tabu spoke about the project by saying:

I have to give it up to my editors, Andrea Shea and Vince Hernandez, who came up with the idea to have this happen. In a time when some people are giving lip service to diversity, Aspen is showing how it’s worked towards that for years. I’m extraordinarily proud to work with everybody at Aspen. It was an honor to help spotlight and honor the overwhelming talents involved in this project. Reading comics and looking at names that seemed like the ones in my neighborhood made me wonder if there could be a place for me on comic book shelves. Now that I’m on those shelves, I am happy to share these voices, these hands, these people and their stories, especially if there’s a Black child out there looking at these pages and asking the same questions.

 

This is a truly wonderful thing for Aspen Comics to do in honor of Black History Month. It’s important to not only put the spotlight on the well known names that we have all come to learn about since grade school, but to also show the creativity that comes out of every genre and medium. I look forward to seeing all of the spotlights throughout the month. You can look for them, beginning Feburary 3rd, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 9am.

Eric Battle

 

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“Philadelphia-based artist Eric Battle illustrated Aspen’s The Scourge, collaborating with writer Scott Lobdell and colorist David Curiel on what he considers one of the definitive creative highlights of his career.  He strove to bring a big-budget horror movie feel to the 2010 series, pouring the pure intensity he felt while drawing down on each page. Currently he’s mid-way into penciling a 10-issue series with Brandon Seifert at Legendary Comics called The Harvestor, the first issue of which debuted this month. Battle also regularly collaborates with renown science fiction and fantasy authors. He’s worked with L.A. Banks on her Vampire Huntress Legends novel series, George R. R. Martin and Daniel Abraham on Martin’s Wildcards: The Hard Call mini-series for Dynamite, and most recently Nnedi Okorafor on her upcoming novel Book of the Phoenix. Battle considers these some of the most artistically fruitful collaborations of his career, as they’ve given him the opportunity to hone and challenge his visual language with great authors.” 

 

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CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: EMILIO LOPEZ
“Charismagic, Homecoming, Soulfire, and Executive Assistant Iris colorist Emilio Lopez has brought vibrancy to many comics for DC, Image, Boom! Studios, and more He often works together with penciler and fellow Aspen artist Khary Randolph.”

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CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: KOI TURNBULL
“Born in Elmhurst, Queens, Koi Turnbull got his start in comics working at a shop with future inker John Wycough, living in Asheboro, North Carolina. Turnbull moved back to New York at the age of 21 and began doing background art for Marvel Comics with Adam Pollian and Walter McDaniel. Turnbull’s big break came at the 2002 Wizard World Chicago when Aspen’s Frank Mastromauro and Peter Steigerwald saw his work during a portfolio review and hired him to work with the company. Turnbull moved to California to work under the direction of Michael Turner and followed the legendary artist on Fathom Volume 2. Following this popular string of eleven issues, Koi found work with DC Comics and Marvel Comics.”

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SPOTLIGHT: KERON GRANT
“Jamaican-born illustrator Keron Grant got his start doing a pin up in one of the final issues of Dale Keown’s Pitt. After doing an unpublished comic with Rob Liefeld’s Awesome Comics, he moved into online comics for the Matrix films. An inker there named Rob Stull brought Grant to the attention of Marvel editors, leading to a run on Iron Man. He’s since moved on to turn in work for Marvel, Image and DC, recently doing covers for Dark Horse’s Father’s Day. His work on Aspen’s Idolized brought him into the Aspen family of creators, bringing his detailed, kinetic style to even more fans.”
 Khari Evans Khari_Evans-SoulfireCREATOR SPOTLIGHT: KHARI EVANS
“This talented penciler has worked extensively for Image, Valiant and Marvel. For Aspen, he depicted some of the company’s most popular characters in Aspen Seasons Spring 2005 and Aspen Splash 2006 Swimsuit Spectacular.”

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CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: TALENT CALDWELL
“A Tennessee native, Talent Caldwell has done a variety of things before his career in comics, including being a dancer in music videos such as “Denial” by Sevendust and “Bug-A-Boo” by Destiny’s Child. He broke into comics in the year 2000, doing background art on Fathom, soon taking on the miniseries Fathom: Killian’s Tide.  His time at Aspen gave him room to grow as a creator, co-writing and drawing the Fathom: Dawn of War and has seen his art in Charismagic, Dellec, the Aspen Sketchbook and Executive Assistant Iris.  Caldwell went on to work for many companies, including Wildstorm, Zenescope, DC, Dynamite and Marvel.”

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CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: SALEEM CRAWFORD
“Inker Saleem Crawford, proud father of five, helped define the artwork of Soulfire, Aspen Splash 2006 Swimsuit Spectacular, and Shrugged for Aspen Comics. He’s also worked for Marvel, IDW, Archie, DC Comics, Image, Wildstorm, and Dark Horse. He’s currently working on the latest Call of Duty title: Advanced Warfare.

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CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: HANNIBAL TABU
“Born in Rockford, Illinois; raised in Memphis, Tennessee; matriculated in Tacoma, Washington and broadcasting live from Los Angeles, Hannibal Tabu is a writer, a brother, a husband, a misanthrope, a son, an emcee, an uncle, a poet, a father, a designer, a nephew, a romantic, a storyteller, and by god, a fan. He spent more than ten years doing the journalist thing for Vibe, Slave Trade, MTV Online, Rap Pages, America Online, the Los Angeles Sentinel, Spinnerrack.com <http://spinnerrack.com/> , Speak, and The Source. Hannibal has worked as a web designer/producer and graphic artist for American Honda, eHobbies.com <http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FeHobbies.com%2F&amp;h=wAQG3t0eP&amp;enc=AZNvjCim-Htc0wrFu1HslLvi0gYKzkv-vUjHcWwVSeS95mG7zqO7pFOVPUXB_EGzZhk_aMqeT26Cl8ZT3q-VnktqQJ7MQP51VlkNexTXI0IAI0QsxxRQSkiDEqm5AMnYuYE7rbmGcg7PndM4IT8p66DVkOcfql72Wr6tORJfIBB2> , Quicken.com <http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FQuicken.com%2F&amp;h=4AQHA78–&amp;enc=AZN8au10YNgfMqwhM9-Yvd_kGwOKLN19N7ovqsRTZPKYWJcN0jJiGcyvy91c3vWrdT6V9rfRmYmoIxPtYTyU-Crcvn2asrMQiaDi_DGkpcsE1eeBh3SJ78mTKk9N7y8vBTdTpkJ_AvMP6L_ybFIzhDQz45iM19x1Uj1AoX0HQpC8V> , Express.com <http://express.com/> , the California Association of REALTORS, Disney Channel, NextPlanetOver.com <http://nextplanetover.com/> , Toyota Motor Sales, Kaiser Permanente, California Bank & Trust and many more. As a poet, Hannibal has been published in The Drumming Between Us, (sic) Vice Verse, Drumvoices Review, Voices From Leimert Park and other anthologies, as well as being author of the collection BORN BENEATH AN ANGRY STAR and co-author of FLIGHT MANUAL. As a novelist, he’s written THE CROWN: ASCENSION and FARAWAY (both available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble & Smashwords) and the upcoming sci-fi political thriller ROGUE NATION. He’s the winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt, writer of Waso: Will To Power for Stranger Comics, Project: Wildfire for Legends Press, Fathom Sourcebook for Aspen Comics, and co-writer of an issue of Watson & Holmes (alongside 2 Guns writer Steven Grant) for New Paradigm Studios. For six years he was the editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Herald-Dispatch group of newspapers, is currently the co-owner and editor-in-chief of Black geek website Komplicated at the Good Men Project, and uses his Operative Network website (www.operative.net <http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.operative.net%2F&amp;h=VAQFllat3&amp;enc=AZP2BQLRMOWIzCfEcR0QXcuFi3TR6TZMfi4uKtJrmPoq2MYT9gtL1Yok_Rb-qElJZp7JGjXu7Biry2vXienjf2Ajnuz4QKvy-OvfpZ4e7RhlolBqCoRAbnV6r0hA4BtgxDDj7RLO6bWMjdFccRJRyeFJ2oO0Ob0yAk7oTJn> ) to publish his poetry, market what he’s doing, rant at the world and emit strangled cries for help. In addition to all that, Hannibal collects comic books, has scores of action figures, DJs private parties, is a Mac OS zealot, sings and sometimes even hosts karaoke, practices a form of spirituality based on ancient Egyptian belief, and goes to bed every day, secretly hoping that half the world will commit suicide in his honor.”

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CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: MARLA JOHNSON
“Brought up on comics, 80’s nostalgia and manga, Johnson always wanted to draw and make a statement. With a little sweat, a lot of grinding and persistence, she got the chance to create a piece for Aspen’s Summer Swimsuit Issue.

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CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: ROB STULL
“Rob Stull is an accomplished illustrator, curator, penciler, inker, designer and creator of comic books. He has worked over two decades for every major publisher in the industry, including Marvel and DC Comics, where his projects include Spider-Man Adventures, Iron Man, X-Force, Wolverine, 52, Nightwing and more. He is featured in the ground-breaking book Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture and in The History of American Graffiti. He created, organized and curated Sequential Art: The Next Step; a first of its kind 10-year traveling exhibition spotlighting the contributions of African Americans to mainstream comic book art and popular culture, featured at the National Center of Afro-American Artists (Boston), Words and Pictures Museum (Northampton MA), Afro-American Cultural Center (Charlotte NC), Tubman Museum (Macon GA) and elsewhere, and his work has been shown in galleries around the United States. He is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.”

Larry Welch

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CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: LARRY WELCH
“Larry started his inking career in 1990, inking over J.H. Williams III on Demonic Toys. Since then, he has inked over a variety of well known pencilers in the industry, from George Perez, Gil Kane, Robert Roach, Barry Wndsor-Smith to Terry Dodson and Michael Turner, to name just a few. Larry helped bring fan favorite Cannon Hawke to life in the debut issue of the character’s own mini series. Currently, Larry is working on his degree in 3D Modeling & Animation, and penciling his own creator-owned project.”

 

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CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: KHARY RANDOLPH
“Boston-born Khary Randolph moved to New York in 1996 to attend the School of Visual Arts, gaining his BFA in Cartooning and Illustration. He worked on books at Boom! Studios, Image Comics, DC, Devil’s Due, Zenescope, Marvel, and Action Lab. For Aspen, Randolph worked on The Scourge, Worlds of Aspen, Homecoming, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Assassins and Charismagic. He’s moved into the world of animation, employed by 4Kids Entertainment as Lead Character Illustrator on Chaotic. Khary is currently drawing Tech Jacket for Skybound Entertainment/Image Comics.”

 

 

Fathom: Kiani Returns!

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Aspen Comics recently celebrated the ten-year anniversary of one of their most popular characters, Fathom’s warrior heroine, Kiani. To help usher in a new direction for the character beginning in February for the release of Fathom: Kiani Volume 4, the publisher tasked its current All New Michael Turner’s Fathom artist Alex Konat and Fathom: Kiani artists Giuseppe Cafaro and Wes Hartman to update the character and story’s visual look and design. Fathom: Kiani writer Vince Hernandez explains:

 

“When Kiani was created in 2004, she was an instant hit with Aspen fans because of the depth of her personality and her unique character design. And, as our company and fan base continue to evolve, a new generation of readers is introduced to this wonderful character, including a much larger female audience. We wanted to honor that spirit of progress by updating the look and feel of the series with an exciting new design and feel.”

 

Fathom: Kiani Volume 4 #1 arrives in stores this February 11th written by Vince Hernandez with art by Giuseppe Cafaro and Wes Hartman, and all issues in this series will feature direct edition covers by Cafaro and Alex Konat, with Retailer Incentive Edition water-themed homage covers by Agnes Garbowska.

 

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BIG NEWS: Aspen Comics & Big Dog Ink!

Big news, Aspen Comics fans! Big Dog Ink is coming to Aspen exclusively as a new imprint in 2015! Wait ’till you hear what we have planned for the future with their amazing library of original titles and products!

Aspen Comics has reached an agreement with fellow Independent comic book publisher Big Dog Ink to acquire exclusive publishing rights for BDI’s entire library of comic book properties, in addition to their past catalogue of titles. The deal will see BDI launch forward as a distinct imprint of Aspen Comics’ books and products, with owner/publishers Tom and Kim Hutchison continuing to be the creative force behind BDI’s unique set of original titles at Aspen. Tom Hutchison discusses:

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“At Big Dog Ink we’ve always been devoted to creating high quality, unique comics for our readers. When it came time in the growth of our company to find partners that share our love of the comic genre and passion for storytelling, Aspen seemed like the obvious choice. From the beginning, everyone at Aspen has been supportive of our crazy adventure and we’re looking forward to being part of a truly top notch crew of creators and longstanding industry professionals. Fans can look forward to all of the great content they’ve come to expect from BDI, but bigger and better with Aspen in our corner.”

Founded in 2009, BDI has seen a substantial growth within the independent comic book market in collaboration with a wide variety of up-and-coming artistic talent on a multitude of original properties such as Legend of Oz: The Wicked West,ShahrazadPenny For Your SoulUrsa MinorCritterKnightingail and more.

Under the terms of this new agreement between the two publishers, Aspen and BDI will be widening the access to BDI’s diverse lineup of original properties through several of Aspen’s existing channels, including at the retail and digital levels, in addition to Aspen’s online webstore outlet, www.AspenStore.com. Aspen’s VP/Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez discusses:

“We are thrilled to be able to team up with Tom, Kim and Big Dog Ink to introduce their original and exciting titles to our fans, and welcome their own fans to our house as well. They have really built something special at BDI, and their passion for creating exceptional new titles is something we knew would make for a perfect fit here at Aspen Comics. Their creative vision will continue forward, and based off the early plans we have in place, I am certain BDI fans can expect more of the same high quality storytelling in addition to some exciting new ideas coming your way.”

Aspen and BDI have set a planned reprint release schedule for their existing library of books to feature new and re-mastered content, beginning with the re-release of Shahrazad in early Spring with more release dates to follow.

The publishers will also be utilizing their combined regional presence and bases of operation to build a broader convention appearance slate across more potential cities and avenues of promotion in 2015 and beyond!

 

Dragon Con 2014 Exclusives!

Aspen creators Siya Oum, Peter Steigerwald, Frank Mastromauro, Paolo Pantalena and Alex Konat will be appearing at the Aspen Comics Booth at this year’s Dragon Con 2014 on August 29th – September 1st, and will be signing autographs, drawing free sketches and offering several new Dragon Con 2014 exclusive items, including a DAMSELS IN EXCESS #2 cover by Alex Konat and Peter Steigerwald, LOLA XOXO #4 cover by Siya Oum, and an ALL NEW MICHAEL TURNER’S SOULFIRE #7 cover by Paolo Pantalena and Ula Mos! All covers limited to 200 copies.

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 ASPEN COMICS BEACH PARTY RETURNS AT DRAGON CON 2014!

Following last year’s amazing 10-year anniversary party at the Georgia Aquarium, Aspen and Dragon Con are teaming up once again to throw another amazing night for fans this August! Featuring appearances by Aspen’s top creators, this memorable night of music, dancing, exclusive art releases, and a special costume contest with celebrity cosplay judge Jessie Pridemore is capped off by a live dive event in the magnificent whale shark tank. Two very lucky fans will get the chance to swim alongside these magnificent creatures with the Aspen crew. Details on how to be one of those fans are coming soon!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 30, 2014, grab your favorite beachwear or ocean-inspired costume, and take the plunge into a thrilling, fun-filled evening you won’t soon forget!

New for this year, Dragon Con has added a VIP ticket option for $75 and includes admission to aquarium, private lounge area with scenic intimate views of animal gallery, open bar, light appetizers, and an exclusive meet-and-greet with Aspen Comics creators. The VIP experience is limited, so be sure to purchase tickets before it sells out!

Check the link below for more details:

http://www.dragoncon.org/?q=node%2F396

 

 

Aspen SDCC 2014 Panel News!

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A hearty “aloha” rang out from the medium-sized but enthusiastic crowd in attendance at the official Aspen Panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The stage was so packed with artists and writers, there wasn’t enough space for the full roster of assembled talent. Hannibal Tabu, Scott Lobdell, Mark Roslan (VP, director of design and production), Josh Reed, J.T. Krul, Paolo Pantalena, T.G. Roberts, Giuseppe Cafaro, Jordan Funderson, Siya Oum, Beth Sotelo, and Vince Hernandez (VP, editor-in-chief) squeezed around the table while Laurie Hanson sat in the front row. Cosplayer MapleBunny dressed as the lead from “BubbleGun” helped pass out prizes to people asking questions later in the panel.

Frank Mastromauro ran down the books in a quick pace, primarily because there was so many to talk about and so much art and covers to show. The first title featured was…
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BubbleGun #4 Packs 4 Times the Fun!

On January 22nd the action-packed fourth issue of BubbleGun arrives in stores and we’re offering FOUR amazing, inter-locking covers by Marcus To, Micah Gunnell, Cory Smith and Vincenzo Cucca and colored by David Curiel! Don’t miss out on the latest chapter of Aspen’s cyber-punk adventure! Available at your local comic book retailer and also the AspenStore.com!BubbleGun-04abcd-ALL