Highlights from the Aspen Panel at NYCC!
Aspen Comics held their annual panel at NYCC today. Panelists included Greg Pak, Jason Fayback, JT Krul, Joe Benetiz, Karl Randolph, and Chap Taylor
- Greg Pak announces a new book entitled Dad Man's Run where Hell is depicted as a prison in the middle of the California Desert and the main character is there to try to save his sister.
-Aspen also announced Haunted City which imagines New York City as the biggest haunted house in the world where everyone has brought their nightmares from their homeland. Hanunted City also has a t-shirt.
- Broken Pieces also debuted at the convention and will be a five issue volume.
- Shrugged Vol. 2 and Fantom Kiani are also on the way.
- Idolized is another new series and will center around an American Idol style contest for the next great superhero. Idolized will be released in Spring 2012.
- Some images from Homecoming was shown and was mentioned to be one of the last concepts Michael Turner worked on before his passing. Homecoming will be released in Summer 2012.
- Charismagic and Lady Mechanika then took the spotlight with art being shown from both and the latter series' latest issue being released for 10/26.
- There are big plans in store for Fathom to coincide with the movie.
- Soulfire Vol. 3 is finishing up and will be followed up with a "The Search for Light" event that leads into Soulfire Vol. 4. The Search for Light will take place in May and June with Vol. 4 starting in August.
- Executive Assistant Iris: The Hit List finishes off in November and will spawn a follow up series called Executive Assistant that will follow multiple Executive Assistants in an anthology style format.
- Aspen will being going digital with Comixology.
Q & A Highlights:
- Haunted City will extend beyond New York City.
- Aspen prefers the Volume format of releasing comics because it keeps artists from burning out. The new Executive Assistant series could push Aspen more towards ongoing series.
- Megan Fox is attached to the Fathom project.
- Multiple volumes of Lady Mechanika are planned. Joe Benetiz also mused about how Mechanika has helped him learn how to write a comics series.
Written or Contributed by: Linwood Earl Knight