|Damsels in Excess #1|
Vince Hernandez – Story / Mirka Andolfo – Art
Five realms. Five princesses. Zero men.
In the land of the Five Realms, the existence of men has long since been evaporated from the hearts and minds of women. Princess Bethany--ruler of Evanfar, the largest and most prominent kingdom, finds herself at the center of a vast conspiracy that could not only threaten her kingdom—but also her life! Journey to a place where magic is abundant, unicorns and ferrets can command armies, and five women struggle to find balance—and power--in an ever-changing fairy tale world!
Creator Vince Hernandez and artist Mirka Andolfo present to you the newest Aspen hit series – DAMSELS IN EXCESS!
DAMSELS IN EXCESS #1 is in stores July 23rd, 2014!
FC 32 pages $3.99 (3.99 digital)
|Soulfire Annual #1|
JT Krul, Agnes Garbowska, Mark Roslan - Story
Agnes Garbowska, Lori Hanson - art
Michael Turner’s SOULFIRE returns!
Aspen's first ever SOULFIRE ANNUAL arrives, jam-packed with three all new stories featuring some of the most popular characters in the SOULFIRE universe—and more! Join veteran SOULFIRE writer JT Krul as he presents a young Grace in a world long forgotten, full or dragons and danger! Fan favorite illustrator Agnes Garbowska debuts a new SOULFIRE story all her own, as she handles the writing and art duties in a special tale featuring Grace and several other SOULFIRE favorites! And BubbleGun creator Mark Roslan explodes onto the scene with a futuristic bank robbery that even the magic of Malakai may not be able to stop!
Don’t miss out on the debut of the first ever SOULFIRE ANNUAL #1 in this thrilling oversized issue featuring a re-mastered SOULFIRE cover by series creator Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald!
SOULFIRE ANNUAL #1 is in stores July 9th, 2014!
FC 48 pages $5.99 (5.99 digital)
|Soulfire TPB vol 2|
J.T. Krul – Story / Marcus To – Art / Beth Sotelo - Colors
The epic second volume of Michael Turner’s SOULFIRE!
The Dark Lord Rainier has been defeated, and Malikai—the Samusara, set forth the return of the light. Yet, the return of magic has created problems across the globe, as Grace attempts to bring order to a world devoid of magic for thousands of years. Meanwhile, Rainier, in his endless crusade to rid the world of magic and all that it encompasses, decides the only way to extinguish the light is by fusing both technology and magic in horrific fashion—with terrifying results! Collecting together the sold out Zero issue, as well as issues #1 though #9, plus the rare 10-page Sonia story from Aspen Seasons Winter and the 20-page ‘Resurgence’ story previously only available in the Soulfire: New World Order mini-series, this is 296 pages of everything Soulfire volume 2! And if that’s not enough, we’ll be including a complete covers gallery featuring artwork by such artistic forces as Joe Benitez, Randy Green, Nick Bradshaw and Soulfire creator Michael Turner!! This complete SOULFIRE (vol 2) TPB: DRAGON FALL is a must for any Aspen, Soulfire, Michael Turner, or comic book fan!
SOULFIRE (vol 2) TPB: DRAGON FALL is in stores July 9th, 2014!
FC 296 pages $29.99 TPB
|Soulfire TPB Vol 1|
Vince Hernandez – Story / Sana Takeda – Art & Colors
The world of magic has gone dark…
Before the return of the light forever altered the events of the present SOULFIRE universe, a long ago era of flourishing magic enveloped the land as well as SOULFIRE’s preeminent heroine, Grace. Amidst a bloody war between the two dominant races, the Rahtumi and the Sethoru, that endangered both of their existences, an even greater threat soon emerged. It is a malevolent form of magic that threatens to cast a dark shadow over all that is decent and magical by consuming everything in it’s path. And through all of this perilous disorder, Grace attempts to overcome the greatest obstacle she has yet to encounter in her time in Empyrea—the bonds of love. Collecting together the entire sold out SOULFIRE: SHADOW MAGIC mini-series, and fully illustrated by Sana Takeda, this long-awaited trade paperback is a must have addition to everyone’s SOULFIRE collection!
SOULFIRE: SHADOW MAGIC Vol 1 TPB is in stores July 9th, 2014!
FC 152 pages $14.99
JT Krul – Story / Paolo Pantalena – Art / Brett Smith - Colors
From the depths they ascend…
As Ara continues her voyage across the seas, she comes to discover more about her guide - Captain Boro. Yet, any bonding between the pair is interrupted when an ancient evil rises from the depths, intent on destroying them all! Boro's men have heard many tales of the fabled mermaids, but when it comes to legends, sometimes the truth is far more terrifying than the myth!
JIRNI vol 2 #3 is in stores July 30th, 2014!
FC 32 pages $3.99 (3.99 digital)
|Lolca XOXO #4|
Siya Oum – Story & Art
Aspen’s newest hit series continues!
The Wasteland Trading Company arrives in the town on Sinmora, where they find their fair share of alcohol and debauchery to satisfy their thirst for action. However, as is often the case in the Wasteland, they bite off more than they can chew, as they learn of a place that no merchant has yet to return from alive, a mysterious site that piques Lola’s curiosity—even if the risk of exploration could mean her life!
One of 2014’s most exciting debuts, LOLA XOXO is ready to take you on an incredible adventure unlike any other!
LOLA XOXO #4 is in stores July 16th, 2014!
FC 32 pages $3.99 (3.99 digital)
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