Advanced Reviews for Executive Assistant: Assassins #8!


Reviews are making their way in for Executive Assistant: Assassins #8, in comic shops and on the Aspen Store February 20th, 2013. To read the full review, click on the names in bold, and check back for more in the weeks leading up to it’s release!

Broken Infinite: “The reason this series is great is because of the writing. Each character gets explored and each character is actually complex and have their own motives, desires, likes and dislikes and it makes this book just that much more of a good read.” Score: 9/10

Team Hellions“With each issue of this story I become more and more impressed with Vince Hernandez. He’s writing some of the best, most well developed women in comics.”

Digital Noob: “This is one to remember, as it introduces a new character and allows the reader to truly see what the Executive Assistants are capable and willing to do in order to get the mission accomplished.” Score: 7.5/10

Unleash the Fanboy: “The art by Jordan Gunderson is simply top notch as each pencil stroke yields some striking renditions that easily fit within the confines of this crafted universe.” Score: 4/5

The Pull Box“This series should be at the top of your list – Action! Drama! Gorgeous!  Kick-ass Hollywood talent should be hiring Aspen creative teams to creating their films!” Score: Grade A+

The Examiner“Hernandez fills you in on all the details you need to get in on the action. With a large cast he gives each of the assassins space to develop showing what their motivations are.”

Advanced Reviews for Charismagic: The Death Princess #2



Some of our terrific reviewers have posted their advanced reviews of Charismagic: The Death Princess #2! To read the full reviews, click on the names in bold.

Comic Book Resources: “Sweet spirit singing, “Charismagic The Death Princess” #2 is absolutely beautiful. Emilio Lopez is a simply stunning talent.”

Team Hellions: “This world grows richer with every issue and even every page.”

Broken Infinite:Charismagic: The Death Princess is a well drawn, well written romp into the realm of fantasy and magic. The characters are interesting with… a spectacular villainess and a strong lead character.” Score: 8.4/10

Omnicomic: “The art by Lopez is fantastic. It’s got a strong sheen to it that really finishes well and just looks gorgeous. There’s a cel-shading feel to it that really helps the action scenes flow.”

Comic Bastards: “It has this quality and look that sets it apart from everything else. I liked that, as it made for a very interesting world filled with new character designs and twists on old ideas.”

Unleash the Fanboy: “His [Emilio’s] pencil strokes find a way to convey a visceral visual experience that realizes not just the characters but the creatures and the world around them.” Score: 7/10

Advanced Reviews for Legend of the Shadow Clan #1!


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.”