Conrad arrives in Sinmora, and is shocked to find out that Lola’s life may be in danger. Meanwhile, a weakened and bloodied Wasteland Trading Co. finally find solace in a small town that may prove hopeful for a post-apocalyptic future ahead. However, Lola soon realizes that looks can be deceiving, and nothing is as it seems in the Wasteland—and this mistake could be her last!
Lola XOXO #2 from Siya Oum is now available at your local comic book retailer, digital and www.aspenstore.com! Check out the preview below!
LOLA XOXO #1
Siya Oum – Story & Art
Aspen’s newest hit series debuts!
In the “Wasteland”, Lola, a young woman with a resolve fortified by a lifetime of survival on her own, must journey across the nuclear-decimated United States in order to find the family that was taken from her! As her quest for the truth begins, Lola uncovers the true inhumanity of the Apocalypse, as those who seek to hold power in a new frontier, will do so at all bloody costs—including her life!
Aspen is proud to bring you artist Siya Oum’s highly anticipated new series! Sure to be one of 2014’s most exciting debuts, LOLA XOXO is ready to take you on an incredible adventure unlike any other!
LOLA XOXO #1 is in stores April 9th, 2014!
Hot off the heels of their all-new series launch of Lola XOXO last week, Aspen Comics is gearing up for creator appearances, signings and more events scheduled for this weekend’s WonderCon 2014. Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro (Overtaken), Peter Steigerwald (The Zoo Hunters), Vince Hernandez (Fathom: Kiani), Mark Roslan (BubbleGun), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), J.T. Krul (Soulfire), Nei Ruffino (Soulfire), David Wohl (Fathom), Ale Garza (Fathom), and Oliver Nome (Fathom: Kiani) will be appearing throughout the weekend at the Aspen Comics Booth #601.
The publisher will be offering two new comic exclusive releases at their booth this weekend, Lola XOXO #1 (Limited to 500 copies) and Fathom: Kiani #1 (Limited to 200 copies), both of which feature WonderCon 2014 exclusive covers by Siya Oum. Fans can get their copies signed by Oum at the Aspen Comics Booth #601.
Aspen will also be offering a new set of their industry-leading art prints featuring popular, recent cover art by Michael Turner, Siya Oum and Eric “Ebas” Basaldua. Each print is hand-numbered and highly limited.
Fans that visit the Aspen Comics Booth #601 throughout the weekend will also be treated to the publisher’s largest-ever free giveaway, featuring over 25,000 free comics over the course of the con weekend.
On Saturday, Aspen creators will be appearing in the Official Aspen Comics Panel 2014 in Room 208 at 2:30pm to reveal looks at their upcoming new titles including Lola XOXO, Jirni Volume 2, Damsels in Excess, The Zoo Hunters and more. All fans in attendance will receive a free gift courtesy of Aspen Comics, following a special one-on-one Q&A with fans.
Also, on Saturday from 4-5pm, the publisher will be hosting a special “Free Sketch Hour” for fans featuring popular Aspen cover artists Ale Garza and Oliver Nome. Aspen encourages fans to arrive early, as this event will be first come-first serve only.
Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez will be holding the Aspen Comics Portfolio Reviews in Room 206B from 1:30-2:30 on all three days of the con, and Aspen strongly encourages those looking to get reviewed to arrive, early as spots are limited to one hour.
Aspen Comics is thrilled to present its first new property of 2014–OUT NOW! The action-adventure series Lola XOXO, created, written and illustrated by Siya Oum (Charismagic, Executive Assistant: Iris). The highly anticipated six-issue series unfolds in a dystopian western tale following young firebrand character Lola, who has been raised under the protection of a band of traveling merchants. Despite potential dangers in the “Wasteland,” Lola decides to perilously traverse what’s left of the United States in a desperate—and deadly—search for her parents. Oum discusses her enthusiasm for the project:
“It has always been a dream of mine to have my own series. It hasn’t quite hit me. I can’t imagine how I’ll feel when I get the first printed issue in my hands. I feel like everything I’ve ever experienced, everyone I’ve ever cared for has a hand in inspiring the creation of this Lola XOXO. I couldn’t have asked for a better publisher and a better group of friends to guide me through the process. I am forever grateful.”
Aspen strongly encourages fans to visit their local comic book stores to pre-order the first issue of Lola XOXO, which boasts eleven covers of Oum’s own design. Future issues will feature cover art from a myriad of the industry’s top artists such as Joe Benitez, Jordan Gunderson, Ale Garza and more to be announced soon. Aspen Editor in Chief Vince Hernandez encourages fans to check out the publisher’s latest offering:
“Siya [Oum] and Lola XOXO have exceeded all of our expectations, and we’re excited to be able to show everyone the result of all her hard work. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this project from its earliest stages of development, and it’s really been a labor of love for her that shows on every page. I think everyone who checks out the first issue will agree!”
Diamond Item Codes
Cover A Direct Edition: FEB140951
Cover B Direct Edition: FEB140952
Cover C Retailer Incentive Edition: FEB140953
Cover D Retailer Incentive Edition: FEB140954
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Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Charismagic, Broken Pieces and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. In 2012, Aspen teamed up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produced the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe. Currently, Aspen recently celebrated their tenth anniversary in the industry with their successful and best-selling “10 for 10” initiative.
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!
Aspen’s “10 for 10” Continues at Emerald City Con
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.
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.
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.
Hope to see you there!