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:


“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, 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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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!

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Aspen SDCC 2014 Panel News!

Aspen SDCC 2014 Panel

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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Aspen Comics SDCC 2014 Convention Exclusives

Aspen Comics is bringing its largest gathering of creators and exclusives of the year to San Diego for Comic Con International 2014. The list of Aspen Comics #SDCC exclusives and schedule of creator appearances at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 and schedule of events is listed below:

Aspen Comics SDCC 2014 Convention Exclusives:

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•The Art of Aspen Comics: Volume One! A must own collection of some of Aspen’s greatest images!

•All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire #6 SDCC 2014 exclusive cover by Giuseppe Cafaro and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 200 copies.

•Damsels in Excess #1 SDCC 2014 Century Edition, cover by Siya Oum limited to 100 copies.

•Damsels in Excess #1 SDCC 2014 exclusive wraparound cover by Jordan Gunderson and Mirka Andolfo limited to 200 copies.

•Lola XOXO #3 SDCC 2014 exclusive cover by Siya Oum, limited to 250 copies.

•The ZooHunters Sketchbook Convention Exclusive Limited to 200 copies (Featuring Two Different Covers by creator Peter Steigerwald).

•SEVEN Brand New Aspen Comics Full Size Art Prints featuring: Lola XOXO, Damsels in Excess, Jirni and All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire!

•FIVE SDCC 2014 exclusive full color “Daily Prints” by J. Scott Campbell and Peter Steigerwald, only available on respective show days (Wed-Sun), limited to 50 editions! These will surely go fast, so stop by the Aspen Comics booth first thing in the morning each day!

•Aspen Comics Lip Balm SDCC exclusives – Michael Turner’s Fathom, Michael Turner’s Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lola XOXO and Damsels in Excess flavors available.

•Aspen Comics SDCC 2014 exclusive lanyards.

The Official Aspen Comics Panel will be Friday at 11:00 – 12:00pm in Room 9:
Frank Mastromauro (co-owner), Peter Steigerwald (co-owner), Vince Hernandez (VP, editor-in-chief), Mark Roslan (VP, director of design and production), David Wohl (Executive Assistant: Iris), J. T. Krul (Jirni), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), Scott Lobdell (Superman), Paolo Pantalena (Jirni),Giuseppe Cafaro (Fathom: Kiani), Jordan Gunderson (EA: Assassins), Lori Hanson (EA Assassins), and Beth Sotelo (Fathom) will reveal upcoming Aspen titles as well as projects on the horizon. They will also hold a Q&A session with fans. All fans in attendance will receive a gift courtesy of the publisher.

Aspen Comics Creator Signings:

Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), Paolo Pantalena (Jirni), Beth Sotelo (Fathom), Jordan Gunderson (Executive Assistant: Assassins), Giuseppe Cafaro (Fathom: Kiani), J.T. Krul (Jirni, All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire),

Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), Paolo Pantalena (Jirni), Jordan Gunderson (Executive Assistant: Assassins), Giuseppe Cafaro (Fathom: Kiani), J.T. Krul (Jirni, All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire).

Ale Garza (Fathom, Fathom: Kiani), Oliver Nome (Fathom: Kiani), Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), Paolo Pantalena (Jirni), Jordan Gunderson (Executive Assistant: Assassins), Giuseppe Cafaro (Fathom: Kiani), J.T. Krul (Jirni, All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire), Lori Hanson (Executive Assistant: Assassins).

Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), Paolo Pantalena (Jirni), Jordan Gunderson (Executive Assistant: Assassins), Giuseppe Cafaro (Fathom: Kiani), J.T. Krul (Jirni, All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire), David Wohl (Fathom).

Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), Paolo Pantalena (Jirni), Jordan Gunderson (Executive Assistant: Assassins), Giuseppe Cafaro (Fathom: Kiani), J.T. Krul (Jirni, All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire).

Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), Paolo Pantalena (Jirni), Jordan Gunderson (Executive Assistant: Assassins), Giuseppe Cafaro (Fathom: Kiani), J.T. Krul (Jirni, All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire), David Wohl (Fathom), Beth Sotelo (Fathom)

12:00 – 2:00
Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), Paolo Pantalena (Jirni), Jordan Gunderson (Executive Assistant: Assassins), Giuseppe Cafaro (Fathom: Kiani), J.T. Krul (Jirni, All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire).

Please Note:
Aspen Comics will also be offering photo opportunities throughout the weekend with Aspen Cosplayers Katy Mor, Rosanna Rocha, Reva Dawn and Heather Finley.

For more information please check and the following official Aspen social media sites:

Instagram: aspencomics

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!BubbleGun-04abcd-ALL


Amazing Arizona Con 2014!

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FATH-TPBHC-DJ-AACC14-epsonAnd last but certainly not least–we’re offering this BRAND NEW Fathom print by creator and Aspen founder Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to only 100 editions! So act fast and pick up all of these amazing con-exclusive items! And if you can’t attend the con, you can still pick up these items on the!

Michael Turner Anniversary Prints!

In celebration of 15 amazing years of Michael Turner’s FATHOM, and 10 years of Michael Turner’s SOULFIRE, every Monday at 10:00 AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME, the is offering all new special limited edition prints EACH WEEK for FIVE STRAIGHT WEEKS (3 Fathom, 2 Soulfire)! As we close out this anniversary year, we’re pleased to finally offer these early classic images again for fans who might’ve missed their chance, or new readers who have been waiting to get them! Check out the checklist below to see which classic prints have already debuted and this week’s (WEEK 2) new releases! AND DON’T FORGET—limited quantities of the week one prints are still available but are estimated to sell out before Christmas!

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All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire!

AllNew_SOULFIRE-01a-Marion AllNew_SOULFIRE-01b-Marion-reserved AllNew_SOULFIRE-01d_RetailerSpecOur final “10 for 10” release, All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire returns on March 13th! For only $1 you can discover the all new reader-friendly direction in the Soulfire universe! From writer J.T. Krul and an all new art team of V. Ken Marion and Kyle Ritter, this exciting debut issue features this awesome direct edition cover by Marion and Ritter, as well as the Aspen Reserved Edition cover by Marion and Peter Steigerwald! Also, select retailers participated in the Retailer Exclusive incentive and will receive this highly limited custom cover for their stores! Don’t miss out on one of our biggest releases of the year!

November 6th New Releases!

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Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2013!

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