Preview: Executive Assistant: Iris #3

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS (vol 3) #3

David Wohl – Writer /Alex Lei– Art / Teo Gonzalez – Colors

The Extinction continues!

Working with the CIA, Iris learns that the powerful and malevolent arms dealer Mazutsu is off limits to the Agency, a fact that piques her interest further. Covertly, Iris heads to New Delhi, India in search of her friend Lotus, but surprisingly discovers a deadly battle already in progress, along with the arrival of some rather violent “friends” as well!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS vol 3 #3 is in stores March 13, 2013! 

FC 32 pages $3.99

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To read more Executive Assistant, check out The Aspen Store or Comixology.com!

Preview: Legend of the Shadow Clan #2!

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LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN #2

David Wohl – Story / Cory Smith – Art / Jon Starr – Colors

What is the mystery of the LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN?

The Himuras believed themselves to be just an average family, but everything changed the night that Dr. Richard Himura inadvertently found himself in a battle with well-armed assassins, and he not only survived, but he defeated them! Exhilarated and confused, Himura now discovers that this attack was not random, and that he and his family are anything but ordinary–they are members of an ancient and powerful ninja family known as the Shadowclan. But now that their secret has been discovered, they realize they are ALL in great danger!

Writer David Wohl is joined by the artistic talents of Cory Smith and colorist John Starr, as they bring to you the thrilling new adventures of the LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN!

LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN #2 is in stores March 6th, 2013!

FC 32 pages $3.99

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For more Legend of the Shadow Clan, check out Comixology.com or The Aspen Store.

Aspen To Go To Emerald City Comic Con!

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Aspen’s “10 for 10” Continues at Emerald City Con

 Press Release

 02-18-13

Aspen Comics heads north to Seattle on March 1st – 3rd for the Emerald City Comicon 2013 and will be continuing their huge push for their “10 for 10” anniversary initiative at the show. Creators Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Awaken Skies/Overtaken), Peter Steigerwald (Zoo Hunters, Lady Mechanika), Siya Oum (Charismagic, Executive Assistant: Iris) and David Wohl (Legend of the Shadow Clan, Executive Assistant: Iris) will be appearing all weekend long at the Aspen Comics Booth #2206.

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To celebrate the successful launch of the debut “10 for 10” title, Legend of the Shadow

Clan, Aspen is making a special Emerald City variant for the second issue. The Legend of the Shadow Clan #2 Emerald City Comicon 2013 exclusive cover is fully illustrated by Seattle native, Siya Oum, and is limited to only 200 copies. Oum and Legend of the Shadow Clan creator Wohl will be at the Aspen Booth all weekend long to sign copies of this limited exclusive.

 

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In addition to all new editions of their industry-leading art prints for the con, Aspen will also be unveiling their second offering in their Aspen Tour Print 2013 Anniversary Edition series by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, which debuted earlier this year to sold out success.

The Aspen Tour Print Anniversary Edition is limited to 125 editions.

Aspen encourages fans to arrive early to ensure their print edition of this highly limited product. Aspen will also be offering two new Legend of the Shadow Clan prints by J. Scott Campbell and Cory Smith, respectively. The publisher will also feature an all new print featuring popular characters Aspen and Grace by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 125 editions.

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Hope to see you there!

Advanced Reviews for Legend of the Shadow Clan #1!

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Reviews have been rolling in for the first book in our “10 for 10” initiative so, today, rather than featuring just one review, we wanted to thank all of the terrific sites that have been helping to promote our brand new series. To read the full reviews, click on the site’s name for more.
Thanks, everyone!

Bleeding Cool“The action is exciting while the story that’s told is interesting. I mean, who doesn’t like ninjas?” 

Speak Geeky To Me: “The opening issue is very much a fun, almost all ages, book of familial interaction with a slight ninja twist.” Score: 8/10

Comic Book Resources: “The art joins the story in lockstep to deliver a surprisingly entertaining and thrilling comic book.” Score: 4/5

Digital NoobBoth writers have combined to make these skilled people very believable, very crafty, and insanely fun to read.” Score: 8/10

Geekadelphia: “Wohl and Foxhoven have created the perfect vehicle for giving readers lots of ninjas doing ninja stuff in a ninja way. And it’s a blast!”

World of Aspen:This first issue does it well, and having sold over 35k copies, finding this first issue should not be hard to do.”

Omnicomic: “He [Wohl] effortlessly blends a greater criminal operation with the somewhat mundane family dynamic of the Himuras”

The Geekality: “The logos of twenty different comic shops are featured prominently on the covers of these variations. Now that’s what I call supporting the shops who actually support these books. Thanks, Aspen!” Score: 3.5/5

The Geek Girl Project: “Here is a story that promises it’s full of ninjas, skulking, and skullduggery!”

Team Hellions: “The action on the page moves so fast at times that I thought Brad called up Peter Jackson and put the 48 frames per second on his panels.”

Word of the Nerd: “Legend of the Shadow Clan promises 32 fully-colored pages with excellent artwork by Cory Smith and a story by David Wohl that quickly draws you in.” Score: 5/5

Florida Geek Scene: “I enjoyed this issue, solid graphics, character set up, story… There is a lot of potential.  It’s a whole family of ninjas who are just finding out that fact.” Score: 8/10

Major Spoilers: “Smith does a nice job portraying movement and, since this is a book about ninjas, this is a blessedly good thing.” Score: 4.5/5

Geek Mundo: “I have a feeling that it will get nice and bloody. I can’t wait!!”

Graphic Policy: “The first issue starts off with a great action sequence, like a high octane movie looking to hook you right away.” Score: 8/10

Comic Buzz: “This is a solid first issue that does what most first issues are mean to– set up the premise , introduce the characters, and tease what’s to come.” Score: 7.5/10

The Pull Box: “The plot was devious and exciting, the colors vibrant, and the illustrations really deepened the story and made the plot more intense.” 

Geeks Unleashed: “The writing and artwork for this book is polished and crafted with precision. Wohl and company set the stage for what has the potential to be a fantastic title.”

The Examiner: “The artwork captures the action as the ninjas appear through clouds of smoke. Their movements are fluid and their swords are sharp. Through Smith’s layouts you can follow the action as it moves across the page.”

Unleash the Fanboy: “The series writer brilliantly nails the correct dialogue to bring about a unique level of authenticity” Score: 4/5

Comic Bastards: “What a great looking book! This is the type of art and production that I’ve come to associate with Aspen and hopefully it’ll continue to look this good on the series.” Score: 4/5

Chuck’s Comic of the Day: “With a solid story by David Wohl and Brad Foxhoven and strong art by Cory Smith (with some strong hints of Sal Buscema’s style on display), this is a solid start to a new series.” Score: A-

Comic Related: “Writer David Wohl does an excellent job of not only pulling these separate images but also manages to skillfully do the thing that every first issue must do and so many fail to do, establish and interesting landscape with players that the reader cares about and a story that makes them want more.”

Interview with David Wohl on Unleash the Fanboy

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By Stephen Lemlek at Unleash the Fanboy

A few days ago we had the opportunity to talk with long time comic scribe David Wohl.  Most famous for creating indie titles The Darkness and Withcblade, Wohl’s has been involved with comics since his high school years (working for the House of Ideas at the time), and has dipped his toes in quite a few other publishing houses since.  So jump into the conversation as we talk about this time in the industry, his brand new series LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN, and a ton more!

 

To read the rest of this interview, check out UnleashTheFanboy.com, or for more exciting comics by David Wohl, take a look at the AspenStore.com and Comixology.com!

 

Sneak Peek: Legend of the Shadow Clan #1!

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LEGEND OF THE SHADOW CLAN #1

David Wohl – Story / Cory Smith – Art / Jon Starr – Colors

Aspen’s Ten Year Anniversary kicks off with the debut of LEGEND OF THE SHADOW CLAN!

Meet the Himura family. They are like any other family living in the city: kids in school, parents working to make ends meet. But unbeknownst to even them, their ancestors held a dark secret: they were a clan of ninja in feudal Japan, in the employ of a prominent leader. But when that leader was murdered under mysterious circumstances, the Himura Clan was blamed, and forced to flee, going into hiding. Over the centuries, the descendants lost track of the ancient ways. They came to America, abandoning their sordid past to distant memory. However, recently, their secret has been discovered–their ancient enemy has returned, and won’t rest until every member of the Himura clan is killed. Now, the Himura family must rediscover their long-forgotten birthright if they hope to have any chance of surviving the onslaught to come, and along the way, they will learn the LEGEND OF THE SHADOW CLAN!

Writer David Wohl is joined by the artistic talents of Cory Smith and colorist John Starr, as they bring to you the thrilling new adventures of the LEGEND OF THE SHADOW CLAN!

LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN #1 is in stores February 6th, 2013!

FC                               32 pages                                 $1.00

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The PullBox Reviews “Executive Assistant: Iris” #2!

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By Eric from The PullBox

 

Executive Assistant: Iris #2 (Aspen – Wohl / Lei / Gonzalez)

Iris is back, but will she make it through the – Executive Extinction!

The “Executive Extinction” crossover reaches a deadly turning point as Iris encounters an ALL NEW Executive Assistant–Jasmine—and the results are perilous! With her employer already kidnapped and held by the Russian Mafia, Iris makes a shocking decision that could end with her own death!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS creator David Wohl is joined by newcomer Alex Lei and series vet Teo Gonzalez, to bring you the thrilling third volume as the “Executive Extinction” crossover event continues!

“This is an all-action blood and scars issue – fists, knives, swords, guns; this is the sort of series that would make both James Bond and Bruce Willis have adrenaline envy.”

 

To read the rest of this review, check out ThePullBox.com, or to read more of the Executive Assistant series, find them on the AspenStore.com, or digitally on Comixology.com!

Legend of the Shadow Clan #2: Retailer Incentive Covers

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ASPEN’S LEGEND OF THE SHADOW CLAN #2 TO CONTINUE “10 FOR 10” WITH J. SCOTT CAMPBELL INCENTIVE COVERS AND NEW RESERVED EDITION

Press Release

01-23-13

On the heels of the successful launch of their “10 for 10” anniversary initiative and the first release, Legend of the Shadow Clan #1 selling over 35,000 copies, Aspen Comics plans to keep the momentum going for issue number two, highlighted by a special J. Scott Campbell Retailer Incentive cover amongst other incentive offers for fans and retailers. Created by David Wohl and Brad Foxhoven and written by Wohl with art by Cory Smith and John Starr, the solicitation for Legend of the Shadow Clan #2 reads:

The Arashis believed themselves to be just an average family, but everything changed the night that Dr. William Arashi inadvertently found himself in a battle with well-armed assassins, and he not only survived, but he defeated them! Exhilarated and confused, Arashi now discovers that this attack was not random, and that he and his family are anything but ordinary–they are members of an ancient and powerful ninja family known as the Shadowclan. But now that their secret has been discovered, they realize they are ALL in great danger!

Legend of the Shadow Clan #2 will feature a direct cover by series artists Smith and Starr, and will also feature an Aspen Reserved Edition cover by guest superstar penciler Billy Tan with colors by Aspen’s Peter Steigerwald. Fans and new readers who add the series to their local comic shops’ subscription service are eligible to receive the special Aspen Reserved Edition cover. Those customers who add all ten new Aspen “10 for 10” number one issues to their store’s pull box will then be eligible to receive the free full-size Aspen “Perfect 10’s” jam poster featuring all ten Reserved Edition covers on one image colored by Steigerwald.

Aspen also encourages fans and new readers to check with their local retailer to reserve the exclusive Legend of the Shadow Clan #2 Retailer Incentive cover by industry superstar J. Scott Campbell. Aspen is pleased to announce Campbell will be providing covers for all Aspen “10 for 10” number two issues for ten straight months.

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Preview- Executive Assistant: Iris #2

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS (vol 3) #2

David Wohl – Story / Alex Lei – Art / Teo Gonzalez – Colors

Iris is back, but will she make it through the – Executive Extinction!

The “Executive Extinction” crossover reaches a deadly turning point as Iris encounters an ALL NEW Executive Assistant–Jasmine—and the results are perilous! With her employer already kidnapped and held by the Russian Mafia, Iris makes a shocking decision that could end with her own death!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS creator David Wohl is joined by newcomer Alex Lei and series vet Teo Gonzalez, to bring you the thrilling third volume as the “Executive Extinction” crossover event continues!

Executive Assistant Iris (vol 3) #2 is in stores January 30th, 2013!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

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For more Executive Assistant, visit the AspenStore.com!