Aspen has three exciting new releases on November 6th: Trish Out of Water #2, Charismagic (Volume 2) #6 and Executive Assistant: Assassins #16! Make sure to grab all of these red hot new Aspen releases and check out these amazing covers below!
Popular Magical Series Charismagic Returns For Aspen’s Fourth “10 for 10”
Aspen Comics has revealed more info on their fourth release in their successful “10 for 10” anniversary initiative that has been met with both critical and commercial success, with both issue #1’s of their first two releases, Legend of the Shadow Clan and Shrugged, exceeding 30,000 copies. For their fourth release on May 1st, the week of Free Comic Book Day, Aspen will be offering the return of the acclaimed magical series Charismagic, by creator and writer Vince Hernandez (Executive Assistant: Assassins, Fathom: Kiani) with art by Vincenzo Cucca (She-Hulk) and Emilio Lopez (Charismagic: The Death Princess). The solicitation for the all-new Charismagic reads:
Magician Hank Medley thought he had everything figured out. After saving the world from an ancient, ruinous evil, with the help of a Druid named Sudana and his magical talking cat Sparkles, Hank discovers the true nature of dark magic has arrived in his own realm—our world! Now, the trio must attempt to put an end to catastrophic events that will threaten to tear Earth apart under the weight of such a menace. Featuring a returning cast of Charismagic’s favorite characters along with several new and astonishing faces and creatures of magic, this new volume of CHARISMAGIC is a perfect jumping-on point for all!
Hernandez discusses the new series:
“We’re really excited to bring Charismagic back for more fun, and we have really upped the stakes on the story to match the fans’ tremendous support for the first volume. And to top it all off, the book will debut in stores on Free Comic Book Day week so it’s the perfect time for new readers to jump in and experience this magical adventure! With Vincenzo coming onboard and combining his amazing artistic talents with Emilio’s colors and design work, this new volume already looks truly amazing. I’m certain fans will agree once they see the finished product. They are once again in for a visual feast like only this book can provide!”
The all-new volume of Charismagic will be written by Hernandez and will pair acclaimed international artist Vincenzo Cucca with returning, veteran colorist Emilio Lopez. Original series artist Khary Randolph will continue to deliver character designs and cover work for the series as well.
As with all of Aspen’s “10 for 10” releases, the publisher will be offering a host of incentives for retailers and fans alike, including the extremely affordable price of only $1 for the first issue, Charismagic #1. Aspen will also be offering a special Aspen Reserved Edition cover for Charismagic #1 featuring art by Randolph and superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. Fans who reserve this all new Charismagic volume with their local retailers will be eligible to receive the Aspen Reserved Edition of Charismagic #1.
Fans who collect all ten of Aspen’s “10 for 10” Aspen Reserved Edition #1 covers each month through their local retailer will be eligible to receive the full-size Aspen “Perfect 10’s” jam poster absolutely free.
In addition to the debut issue, Aspen is also offering an Aspen Reserved Edition cover for Charismagic #2 by Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts, along with a Charismagic #2 J. Scott Campbell Retailer Incentive cover available in June. Aspen will be releasing more info on further Charismagic incentives and Aspen’s “10 for 10” soon.
CBR News: Vince, before we start talking in detail about some of the new 10-for-10 titles, I’d like to touch on the teaser Aspen released for the promotion. How was the decision made to feature the series’ female leads in such a prominent fashion?
Vince Hernandez: We didn’t start out intentionally to make it a full-on, all female piece; it just organically worked that way. I won’t say we sat down and said, “Hey, we’re going to do a poster with ten females.” Ultimately, a lot of times these things are decided by what we think will be the best character for the piece, what we thought would make for the strongest composition of the overall poster. When we did this 10-for-10 poster, looked at each title, looked at the main characters for each series and said, “Which character do we think visually will be the most striking for the piece and which will be the most recognizable?” For the five returning 10-for-10 books, we wanted to make sure we had a character that would be recognizable — for example, Aspen Matthews or Grace from “Soulfire” or Iris from “Executive Assistant.” Our fans, when they see those characters, they know instantly what to expect. So we definitely wanted to put those on the returning ones.