Aspen’s all new fairy tale adventure hits stores this July, and you can pre-order your copy TODAY with your local retailer! From Vince Hernandez and Mirka Andolfo, Damsels in Excess #1 is out on July 23rd! To make it even easier, check the image below with information on order codes for each cover by Andolfo, Elizabeth Torque and Agnes Garbowska!
FATHOM: KIANI #1 is out on March 12th! Don’t miss out on this pulse-pounding third volume of the Blue’s most fierce warrior heroine! Written by Vince Hernandez (Charismagic, Trish Out of Water) with art by Giuseppe Cafaro (Trish Out of Water, Executive Assistant: Lotus) and Wes Hartman (Overtaken, Fathom), this all new mini-series is a must-see for new Aspen readers and fans of Michael Turner’s Fathom! Available at your local retailer, Comixology and the AspenStore.com!
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!
Our ninth “10 for 10” release, Trish Out of Water, is out now! With a debut price of only $1 it’s a can’t-miss! Created and written by Vince Hernandez (Charismagic, Executive Assistant: Assassins) with art by Giuseppe Cafaro (Soulfire) and newcomer Ruben Curto and Mirka Andolfo (Charismagic), this is one of Aspen’s most unique titles to date! Don’t miss out and also remember to pick up the Aspen Reserved Edition cover by Cafaro and Peter Steigerwald! Click here to purchase: www.aspenstore.com
Aspen is hitting the Big Apple with a ton of new NYCC exclusive items including this Trish Out of Water #1 NYCC variant cover by Paolo Pantalena and Peter Steigerwald! Stay tuned for more updates and reveals and see you there! Also, don’t forget that limited quantities of our NYCC exclusives will be available on www.aspenstore.com
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.
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.”
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