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ASPEN COMICS August 2018 Solicitations

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ARTIFACT ONE #0
Vince Hernandez; J.T. Krul – Story  / Romina Moranelli – Art
Introducing Remi, a young and energetic explorer and relic hunter, whose boundless curiosity leads to a startling discovery beyond anything she could have imagined!
Along with her alchemist father, Remi works in secret, away from the prying eyes of the ruling clerics who lord over the realms of her world with their ancient decrees and strict devotion. Remi has her own sense of dedication - Her heart to adventure and her mind to the truth. But, what happens when that truth could change the fate of her entire planet, and destroy the very fabric of her civilization?
An all-new Aspen Comics action-adventure epic debuts from the mind of creators Vince Hernandez (Michael Turner’s Fathom: Kiani, Charismagic) and J.T. Krul (Michael Turner’s Soulfire, Jirni) with breathtaking illustrations from newcomer Romina Moranelli!
ARTIFACT ONE #0 is in stores August 22nd, 2018!
FC / 24 pages / $1.50

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AWAKEN SKIES #1
Frank Mastromauro – Story  / Marco Lorenzana – Art / Justice - Colors
A new world of flight prepares to take the Aspen Universe by storm!
Coping with high school is difficult enough, but when a young girl named Mira makes the startling discovery that she has the ability of flight, her normal life suddenly takes on an all-new meaning. However, there are others who know of her unique abilities, and they will stop at nothing to possess them in the pursuit of shifting the world’s power balance of mankind itself! High school doesn’t seem so difficult anymore.
Don't miss the thrilling opening chapter to Aspen's newest action-adventure series from creator Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken), artist Marco Lorenzana (Overtaken) and colorist Justice (Aspen Mascots)!
AWAKEN SKIES #1 is in stores August 8th, 2018!
FC / 32 pages / $3.99

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SOULFIRE vol 7 #2
J.T. Krul – Story  / Chahine Ladjouze – Art / Wes Hartman - Colors
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of its creation, Michael Turner's incredible vision of magic and wonder returns for an all-new volume!
In the hidden magical realm of the Everlands, Faye struggles in her duty to serve as queen beside the strong-willed King Sarin, who only seems to value power. Meanwhile, Malikai and Grace learn of the attack on Ren. What could it mean? And, how great is the threat?
Michael Turner and Aspen Comics’ flagship title commemorates its landmark fifteenth year and the creative team of long time Soulfire writer J.T. Krul (Teen Titans, Jirni), newcomer Chahine Ladjouze, and colorist Wes Hartman have joined forces to bring new readers as well as loyal fans alike a Soulfire story for the next generation!
SOULFIRE vol 7 #2 is in stores August 22nd, 2018!
FC / 32 pages / $3.99

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DISSENSION: WAR ETERNAL #2
Jordan Gunderson ; Christopher Fielder – Story  / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Luis Guerrero - Colors
In the not so distant future…
A new thread tying the past to the present emerges as Saravati, a heavenly angel tasked with a seemingly insurmountable mission, ventures to earth in search of answers. As Saravati begins to form an alliance with an unlikely ally, Delphi and her team of freedom fighters face new challenges and considerable losses as they continue their journey toward stopping the coming apocalypse.
Meanwhile, the Syndicate of renegade angels has settled into a new home, making an unlikely, and uneasy, new alliance of their own. The role the Syndicate plays in the chaos now growing on Earth becomes clear as they plot their next move in regaining their dominance over the human race.
From artist and creator Jordan Gunderson comes Aspen’s most thrilling new series, DISSENSION: WAR ETERNAL!
DISSENSION: WAR ETERNAL #2 is in stores August 29th, 2018!
FC / 32 pages / $3.99

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NU WAY #2
J.T. Krul – Story  / Alex Konat – Art / John Starr- Colors
For Zihao, all his struggles and all his training has been leading up to this moment - a chance to upgrade his flesh and bone with the steel and circuitry of cybernetic enhancements in order to fight in the big arena. But, now that the moment of truth has arrived, he must decide once and for all if he's willing to the pay the ultimate price. There's no going back. Just ask Cassi.
Don't miss this exciting new chapter of an electrifying story in a bold new world! Aspen is proud to partner with ZMX Entertainment on their landmark project created by J.T. Krul, Yuyan Song, and Dinna Wu, and featuring the stellar creative team of Alex Konat, Mark Roslan, John Starr, and Sal Cipriano.
NU WAY #2 is in stores August 15th, 2018!
FC / 32 pages / $3.99

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FATHOM vol 7 #3
Ron Marz – Story  / Siya Oum – Art / Peter Steigerwald - Colors
1998’s Best-Selling Title of the Year Celebrates 20 Years in 2018!
With her brother Finn in the hands of a hostile power bent on taking him apart piece by piece to learn his secrets, Aspen Matthews searches for allies anywhere she can find them ... including the deepest depths of the sea. When Aspen returns to the undersea-dwelling of The Blue, she must decide if the enemy of her enemy is her friend ... or her doom.
Michael Turner and Aspen Comics’ flagship title commemorates its landmark twenty years since its debut in grand fashion! The superstar creative team of Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Witchblade) and Siya Oum (Lola XOXO) are on board to deliver Fathom, and the iconic heroine, Aspen Matthews, to a new generation of readers as well as loyal fans alike!
FATHOM vol 7 #3 is in stores August 15th, 2018!
FC / 32 pages / $3.99

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS vol 5 #4
Blake Northcott – Story  / Donny Tran – Art / Omi Remalante - Colors
The fifth volume of Aspen Comics’ hit action-adventure assassin series continues!
After a chaotic assignment leaves innocent people dead, Iris and Mack attempt to terminate their contracts, but a bombshell discovery leaves them two options: continue to be puppets of the murderous Magni Global Security, or declare war on the most powerful—and deadliest--corporation on Earth!
Brought to you by acclaimed author Blake Northcott (Michael Turner’s Fathom) with art by newcomer Donny Tran, this newest pulse-pounding 10 year anniversary chapter of Executive Assistant: Iris is sure to be the greatest volume yet!
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS vol 5 #4 is in stores August 22nd, 2018!
FC / 32 pages / $3.99

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PORTAL BOUND #5
Mark Roslan; Gabe Carrasco – Story  / Alex Arizmendi – Art / Wes Hartman - Colors
The fate of two worlds lay in the hands of two heroes in Aspen’s newest series’ finale!
Elias Rivera was a weak, cowardice nobody from a boring town in Virginia. Now, all his friends are captured, beaten, or worse, and it’s up to him to stop the maniacal Emperor Atilus from ending life on Earth altogether. Can he find the courage for not only himself, but Sybil and the team before it’s too late?
Aspen’s brand new action-adventure saga comes to a world-shattering conclusion from writers Mark Roslan (BubbleGun, Broken Pieces) and Gabe Carrasco, with artist Alex Arizmendi (Edge of Venomverse: War Stories, Secret Empire: Brave New World) as they bring us a tale of two earths in need of two heroes!
PORTAL BOUND #5 is in stores August 1st, 2018!
FC / 32 pages / $3.99

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OVERTAKEN VOL 1 TPB
Frank Mastromauro – Story  / Marco Lorenzana – Art / Justice - Colors
Prepare yourself to be…Overtaken!
Some questions, you may not want to know the answer to. 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, Jesse, 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 dies trying!
Written and created by Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Dellec), and featuring artwork by Marco Lorenzana (Awaken Skies, Incredible Hulk) and Justice (Aspen Mascots), this incredible new trade paperback is going to take your breath away and leave you gasping for more!
OVERTAKEN VOL 1 TPB is in stores August 8th, 2018!
FC / 128 pages / $12.99 / TPB

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DEAD MAN’S RUN VOL 1 TPB
Greg Pak – Story  / Tony Parker – Art / Wes Hartman; David Curiel - Colors
There’s no escape from hell!
Welcome to Andrew Jackson Maximum Security Federal Corrections Facility. A massive concrete pyramid surrounded by razor wire and gun towers in the middle of the California desert. But it’s not just a prison, and it’s not just filled with the most dangerous criminals the world has ever seen…it’s hell. Literally. And it’s here where a young Cartographer named Sam Tinker begins an epic battle against the mysterious Warden and all the horrors of her domain, in a desperate attempt to escape and rescue his sister – the only innocent to ever wind up in hell!
From the innovative mind of acclaimed producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, Aliens, Terminator 2), and written by superstar writer and visionary Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Weapon X, Action Comics), featuring artwork by Tony Parker (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep), Wes Hartman (Soulfire, Santeria) and David Curiel (Star Wars), this incredible new trade paperback collects together the entire epic Dead Man’s Run mini-series and includes a complete cover gallery and a whole lot more!
DEAD MAN’S RUN VOL TPB is in stores August 29th, 2018!
FC / 160 pages / $14.99 / TPB

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