Official Press Release
Aspen Comics is excited to return to the Big Apple and the New York Comic Con on the eve of their tenth anniversary, and have released their schedule of events and exclusives for the weekend. Creators Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Soulfire), Peter Steigerwald (Lady Mechanika, Soulfire), JT Krul (Soulfire, Mindfield), Greg Pak (Dead Man’s Run), Alex Konat (Fathom, Mindfield), Khary Randolph (Charismagic), Emilio Lopez (Charismagic: The Death Princess), Cory Smith (Broken Pieces), Jordan Gunderson (Executive Assistant: Assassins) and more will be taking part in Aspen’s plans for the weekend including the Official Aspen Comics Panel 2012 and creator signings at the Aspen Comics Booth #1213 throughout the weekend.
Aspen is excited to reveal that the all new Aspen mini-series Charismagic: The Death Princess will see its world premiere at the convention three weeks prior to its official release date with an exclusive Charismagic: The Death Princess #1 NYCC 2012 variant by Khary Randolph and series artist Emilio Lopez, limited to 300 copies.
The publisher is pleased to announce a very special appearance by supermodel and Idolized series cover model Rachel Clark, along with acclaimed cover photographer, Michael Schwartz. The pair teamed up to provide an exclusive Idolized #3 NYCC Photo Cover for the convention, limited to 300 copies, and will be appearing at the Aspen Comics Booth #1213 on Saturday from 2pm to 3pm.
Along with the special Idolized #3 variant cover, Aspen will also be offering an Executive Assistant: Assassins #4 NYCC exclusive cover limited to 300 copies, and featuring all new cover art by Alex Konat, and Beth Sotelo. Konat will also be appearing all weekend long at the Aspen Comics Booth #1213.
The final Aspen Tour Print of 2012 will be available at the Aspen Booth #1213 all weekend long, along with an all new series of Aspen’s industry-leading art prints featuring Aspen’s most popular cover art and characters.
The Official Aspen Comics 2012 panel is on Friday from 1:30-2:30 in Room 1A01 and will feature the very first inside look at the company’s “10 for 10” initiative, the most ambitious project yet for Aspen on the eve of their 10 year anniversary. Aspen’s Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, J.T. Krul, Greg Pak, Alex Konat, Cory Smith, Jordan Gunderson, Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez will showcase the early releases for the “10 for 10” initiative, as well as other Aspen releases for 2013, including the “Executive Extinction” crossover event, the publisher’s first novel, “The Lost Spark”, and much more.
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, Lady Mechanika, Charismagic 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. Currently in 2012, Aspen is teaming 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 produces the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe.