Aspen returns to Stan Lee’s Comikaze this weekend with a ton of creator appearances and new exclusives to pick up! Aspen’s Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, J.T. Krul, Beth Sotelo, David Wohl, David Schwartz and Josh Reed will be appearing at the Aspen Comics Booth #708 throughout the weekend to meet fans, sign autographs and offer free sketches! We also will be hosting an Aspen Comics Panel on Saturday, 11AM in Room 303AB with all of Aspen’s top creators! ALSO, launching at this weekend’s show is the very first issue of our final “10 for 10” title, ALL NEW SOULFIRE, and to celebrate we’re offering a special ALL NEW SOULFIRE #1 Comikaze 2013 exclusive cover by Aspen founder and Soulfire creator Michael Turner with colors by Peter Steigerwald! This amazing con exclusive will be limited to 200 copies so grab your copies fast! In addition to that amazing book, we’ll be offering an all new series of our industry-leading art prints including the Aspen Comikaze 2013 edition by Turner and Steigerwald, limited to 50 signed and numbered editions, two new ALL NEW SOULFIRE prints by Turner and V. Ken Marion with Steigerwald, and a new TRISH OUT OF WATER by J. Scott Campbell limited to 75 editions, as well an ALL NEW FATHOM print by Ebas and Steigerwald limited to 75 editions! Check out ALL of our Comikaze exclusives!
Aspen is headed to San Antonio for the Alamo City Comic Con on October 25-27th and we’re bringing a TON of new exclusives comic books and prints as well as some of your favorite Aspen creators! Join Frank Mastromauro (Overtaken, Shrugged), Vince Hernandez (Trish Out of Water, Charismagic), Mark Roslan (BubbleGun, Broken Pieces), Paolo Pantalena (Jirni) and Brian Buccellato (All New Executive Assistant: Iris, The Flash) as will be appearing all weekend long at the Aspen Comics Booths #’s B6, B7 and B8! Also check out these awesome exclusive titles and prints we’ll have available at the con and also on www.aspenstore.com!
Our ninth “10 for 10” release, Trish Out of Water, is out now! With a debut price of only $1 it’s a can’t-miss! Created and written by Vince Hernandez (Charismagic, Executive Assistant: Assassins) with art by Giuseppe Cafaro (Soulfire) and newcomer Ruben Curto and Mirka Andolfo (Charismagic), this is one of Aspen’s most unique titles to date! Don’t miss out and also remember to pick up the Aspen Reserved Edition cover by Cafaro and Peter Steigerwald! Click here to purchase: www.aspenstore.com
Aspen is hitting the Big Apple with a ton of new NYCC exclusive items including this Trish Out of Water #1 NYCC variant cover by Paolo Pantalena and Peter Steigerwald! Stay tuned for more updates and reveals and see you there! Also, don’t forget that limited quantities of our NYCC exclusives will be available on www.aspenstore.com
Aspen is headed to the Montreal Comic Con 2013 and bringing a ton of new exclusives including the launch of the All New Executive Assistant: Iris #1! Featuring new art by Paolo Pantalena, Peter Steigerwald, Eric Basaldua, Paul Renaud and Eric Basaldua, these convention exclusives are sure to go quick! Make sure to also check the AspenStore.com to pick up these red-hot exclusives as well!
Fans Select Overtaken As New Aspen Comics “10 for 10” Series In August
Following a month-long online fan voting process to choose Aspen Comics’ next series, the publisher has announced that Overtaken has won the contest and will debut on August 21st as their “10 for 10” release for that month. Created by Frank Mastromauro, this all new sci-fi, action adventure series is described:
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 die trying.
Overtaken will be written by Mastromauro with art by newcomer Marco Lorenzana. Aspen Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez discusses Lorenzana’s participation:
“Marco has a truly amazing story on how he showed up on our radar. He was visiting Los Angeles and was staying with family, and on a whim he decided to take a chance and show up at our studio with his portfolio in hand. As it turned out, his artwork was outstanding and Frank asked him to stay. From that day forward Marco spent countless hours honing his craft in the studio and he just took off from there. We’re really excited to have Marco on the project and are eager to show everyone what he’s capable of.”
Aspen will be supporting the release of Overtaken #1 will all of their successful “10 for 10” incentives including the Aspen Reserved Edition and Aspen Retailer Exclusive covers, as well as special variant covers by J. Scott Campbell, Eric Basaldua and more to be announced shortly.
ASPEN’S SHRUGGED #1 SELLS OVER 32K COPIES, PERSONALIZED RETAILER EXCLUSIVE COVERS REVEALED
Aspen is pleased to announce that the second release in their ambitious “10 for 10” initiative, Shrugged #1, has ordered in excess of over 32,000 copies and will feature a large array of retailer exclusive covers personalized for each individual store. Aspen Owner and President Frank Mastromauro discusses:
“As the writer and co-creator of the series, I couldn’t be happier with the great response we’ve had to the long awaited return of Shrugged. After having it on the schedule for several years, seeing it come back as one of the ‘10 for 10’ launch titles is a complete thrill. This volume was born with an idea Michael Turner had for the sequel to our first volume of the series, and I couldn’t be more proud bringing to life for everyone!”
Aspen is pricing each debut #1 “10 for 10” issue for the affordable price of only $1 and is also offering other incentives for each release such as original hand-drawn sketch covers, CGC editions, and special retailer incentive covers by popular artists J. Scott Campbell and Eric “Ebas” Basaldua.
Fans and new Aspen readers who add each of the “10 for 10” titles to their comic shop’s local subscription service will be eligible to receive the special Aspen Reserved Edition variant covers. Those fans who collect all ten Aspen Reserved Edition #1 covers will receive a free full-size Aspen “Perfect 10’s” Jam Poster featuring all ten “10 for 10” covers on one image colored by superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. The Shrugged #1 Aspen Reserved Edition cover features artwork by series artist Jonathan Marks and Steigerwald.
Aspen encourages everyone to check out the release of Shrugged #1 for only $1 on March 13th.