Thursday, March 29, 2012

Aspen Comics Big WonderCon Announcements

Aspen Comics made some big announcements at WonderCon 2012! We are really looking forward to what is to come later this year! 

Charismagic: The Death Princess
Aspen will be releasing an all-new three issue miniseries, Charismagic: The Death Princess in Fall 2012 written by Charismagic creator Vince Hernandez and featuring art by Emilio Lopez and Jocelyn Dunn with covers by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez.
Aspen also plans to release a special digital-exclusive Charismagic: Sparkles one-shot story over the summer by Hernandez and Siya Oum with Aspen’s proceeds going to the Make A Wish Foundation.

In August, from the legendary comic minds of Michael Turner, David Wohl and Scott Lobdell comes a new high school supernatural adventure series combining aliens with the always scare life of high school called Homecoming, featuring art by Emilio Laiso and Stefani Rennee.

Aspen’s first-ever superhero comic book is by creator/writer David Schwartz with artists Micah Gunnell and David Curiel. Idolized tells the story of girl with super-powers and a tortured past, who seeks revenge, and ultimately finds redemption, over the course of competing in a televised super-hero competition show. 

Executive Assistant Assassins
Aspen will be releasing their first ever ONGOING series this summer in July with the release of Executive Assistant Assassins by writer Vince Hernandez and rotating art teams. The first three issue story arc is entitled “Life After Death” and features the popular Executive Assistant Lily. “Life After Death” will feature the art team of Jordan Gunderson and Teodoro Gonzalez and will include covers by Joe Benitez, Dustin Nguyen, Eduardo Francisco and more.

Soulfire: Search for the Light Summer Event
Aspen is planning a huge summer event around their premiere title Soulfire entitled Soulfire: The Search For the Light. The event will feature five separate one shots that will combine for one massive story arc that leads directly into Soulfire Volume 4 with an all new art team. The five one shots include Soulfire: Hope by JT Krul and Jose Varese, Soulfire: Despair by David Schwartz and Jonathan Marks, Soulfire: Faith by Amanda McMurray and Siya Oum, Soulfire: Power by David Wohl and Khary Randolph and Soulfire: Grace by JT Krul and Pasquale Qualano.

Other upcoming series to come from Aspen Comics:

Executive Assistant: Iris Volume 3
Aspen’s critically-acclaimed Executive Assistant: Iris returns with an epic third volume written by creator David Wohl.

Shrugged Volume 2
The popular action-comedy series Shrugged returns for a second volume by series creator Frank Mastromauro and will feature a special oversized zero issue upon its return.

Fathom Volume 5
Aspen’s flagship title Fathom continues to move forward into new territory with its fifth volume upcoming. Aspen is introducing popular Executive Assistant: Iris writer David Wohl into the fold as writer to join Alex Konat and Beth Sotelo.

Lady Mechanika Reprints
Aspen is going back to print on the massively-popular and sold-out issues of Lady Mechanika #’s 0,1 and 2. All three will feature new cover art by creator Joe Benitez and colorist Peter Steigerwald.

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