Aspen Comics To Make First Appearance At MegaCon
Aspen Comics will be appearing at this year’s MegaCon on March 15th-17th, and will be offering a special “10 for 10” exclusive cover for their debut appearance at the show. Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Dellec), Peter Steigerwald (Soulfire, Fathom), and Jonathan Marks (Shrugged) will be meeting fans, signing books and providing sketches at the Aspen Comics Booth #615/617 all weekend long.
The publisher will be offering a special Shrugged #1 MegaCon 2013 exclusive cover by Ale Garza and Peter Steigerwald limited to 200 copies, and only available at the Aspen Comics Booth all weekend long.
Fans can also look forward to an all-new MegaCon 2013 Aspen Tour Print featuring artwork by company founder Michael Turner and superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald, limited to 125 editions. Aspen will also be offering a new series of their industry-leading prints featuring artwork for Aspen’s new “10 for 10” series Shrugged by Jonathan Marks and Ale Garza as well as a new Executive Assistant print by Elizabeth Torque, all limited to 50 editions.
Here come the reviews for the second book in our “10 for 10″, Shrugged Vol. 2 #1!
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Speak Geeky To Me: “Mastromauro writes some simply hilarious introductions for two of Maxwell Prep’s newest students, one of which is revealed to be Theo’s new lab partner. I was practically on the floor laughing when I got to the page that introduces Theo’s lab partner, and I’m sure you all will enjoy it too.”
Team Hellions: “Shrugged continues Aspen Comics string of hits in the 10 for 10 program. The two sides of your personality wont have to debate. Both of them will demand you pick up this issue.”
Omnicomic: “There’s a lot of detail and emotion in the characters and backgrounds, demonstrating that the art team really put in some work.”
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.
Frank Mastromauro – Story / Jonathan Marks / Micah Gunnell – Art / Beth Sotelo – Colors
Aspen’s Ten Year Anniversary celebrates the return of SHRUGGED!
You think you’re prepared, but you’re not. You’ve been decisive in your actions up to this point, but now things have been turned upside down. You feel you’ve conformed your mindset and are ready to accept what you’re about to experience, but you haven’t. That’s because SHRUGGED is back and ready to blow your mind!
Theo and his friends are entering their final year of high school, and even though Ange and Dev are still along for the ride, a host of new characters have joined in on the adventure! But, everything isn’t all fun and games this time around as an evil force has also returned and is preparing to silence those voices inside their heads…permanently. If you thought you knew what fear was, you haven’t seen anything yet!
Created by Michael Turner and Frank Mastromauro, with illustrations by newcomer Jonathan Marks and colorist Beth Sotelo, make sure to listen to the voices inside your head and pick up a copy of SHRUGGED #1 today!
SHRUGGED #1 is in stores March 13th, 2013!
FC 32 pages $1.00
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.
To catch up on Shrugged volume one, go to Comixology.com or The Aspen Store!