Previews of What’s New at Aspen Comics!

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PopcultHQ wants to give our comic book fans a special treat with a line-wide preview of Aspen Comics. The comic book company started by legendary artist Michael Turner and is still going strong with the richness of characters that are the backbone of Aspen. The return of such strong prominent female lead titles like Soulfire, Fathom and Jirni have old fans wanting to catch up with lost loves. The new crop of Aspen / Big Dog Ink books have some hotness appeal to them as well. The Four Points is a strong contender for hot new comic, along with Critters and Psycho Bonkers that add a much-needed fun appeal to the company.

It is a very good time to take a look at what Aspen Comics and Big Dog Ink have in store for you!

Eternal Soulfire

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Written by: J.T. Krul
Pencils: Alex Konat
Colored by: Federico Blee

Eternal Soulfire #1 

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Eternal Soulfire #2 – out now

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Michael Turner’s classic action-adventure series re-emerges with a brand new era of mystery and magic! The world of magic and technology have finally collided! And, with it, a new cast of characters will rise. Cassidy, a young high school student with a very big secret, will discover that magic is not only real-but will change her life forever in ways she never could’ve imagined. Meanwhile, Miya, the ancient warrior from the earliest days of the Soulfire Universe, has returned with a vengeance-and both of their paths will be inextricably united! The first all new Soulfire series to make its debut since Michael Turner introduced you to his incredible magical adventure over 10 years ago, is ready to take you on the ride of your life and explore the world of Soulfire as you’ve never seen it before!

Eternal Soulfire #1

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Eternal Soulfire #2 – out now

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Critter

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Written by: Tom Hutchison
Art by: Fico Ossio

CRITTER #2 – out now

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The newest re-mastered debut from Aspen’s Big Dog Ink imprint has arrived! As a young girl, Cassia grew up as a tomboy who learned karate, ran track and took gymnastics. One day when a little girl is kidnapped for ransom, she finds out that she might have what it takes to be a superhero. But, little does she know that being a hero was always in her blood! Featuring re-mastered content, an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Critter, creator commentary and more! Don’t miss out on the second of Aspen’s all new BDI launch titles with the premiere of CRITTERS!

CRITTER #2 – out now

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Shahrazad

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Written by: Kari Castor, Kim Hutchison

Pencils: Mike Krome
Colored by: Nei Ruffino

Shahrazad #5 

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The first re-mastered debut from Aspen’s Big Dog Ink imprint! A new heroine rises from the legends of the ancient world! Shahrazad was known for her amazing tales of 1001 Arabian Nights, but now it is time to tell her story! She lives a life unlike anything you could possibly imagine–an existence that spans generations as well as genres! Featuring re-mastered content, an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Shahrazad, creator commentary and more! Don’t miss out on the start of Aspen’s all new BDI launch with the premiere of SHAHRAZAD
The epic first volume reaches its thrilling conclusion! The Sirens have returned for revenge against the captor, Janus, and unfortunately for Shahrazad and her crew-they’re all caught in the middle! Don’t miss the thrilling end to this first chapter in this tale of adventure and danger!

Shahrazad #5 – out now

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Fathom Blue

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Written by: Vince Hernandez
Pencils: Claudio Avella
Colored by: Erick Arciniega

Fathom Blue #3

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An unlikely team of BLUE rise in this BRAND NEW Fathom series! They have all risen from beneath the surface. Each for a different purpose yet united in their exile from their homelands below. Looking to blend in-out of sight–amongst humans unaware of their true potential. However, one man, who has spent the better part of his life hunting the Blue, is keenly aware of their presence-and he will stop at nothing to use these Blue as weapons against their own, even if it means killing them in the process! The first all new Fathom series to make its debut since Michael Turner introduced you to his incredible underwater adventure over 15 years ago, is ready to take you on the ride of your life and explore the world of Fathom as you’ve never seen it before!
A dangerous new foe has risen! Team Blue attempts to understand and put an end to the warpath of Eries, as he leaves a catastrophic trail of dead humans in his wake. However, a larger threat begins to surface from below—as a mysterious Blue rises from deep below—and her target is the team!

FATHOM BLUE #3 – in stores August 19th, 2015!

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Psycho Bonkers

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Written by: Vince Hernandez
Pencils: Adam Archer
Colored by: Federico Blee

Psycho Bonkers #3

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Crack the speed barrier wide open in this thrilling new adventure that redefines what it means to go full throttle! Join Shine, a young but unyielding teenage girl, as she races to find the true story behind the tragedy that wrecked her family, and shattered the sport of Bonk Racing to its core. Along with her trusted technician, Gabbo, and her sentient Bonk Racer, Shiza, she will discover that learning the truth about her future is as dangerous as the tragic past she is trying to forget! Told in a series of five legs within the race of all races-the Super Bonk Rally, this five issue mini-series will span amazing landscapes and death-defying terrain, as these racers go Psycho Bonkers!

Psycho Bonkers #3 – out now 

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The Four Points

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Written by: Scott Lobdell
Pencils: Jordan Gunderson
Colored by: Valentina Pinto

FOUR POINTS #4 is in stores August 26th, 2015!

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Aspen welcomes back acclaimed writer Scott Lobdell to introduce to you this years most exciting new series, FOUR POINTS!

Something dark is coming…

Throughout history, oddities have remained hidden away within the fabric of societies across the planet. However, in recent years these unexplained phenomena have begun to emerge with a vengeance…Enter Gia Sorentino.

They thought she was crazy, and locked her away from the rest of the world. Yet, following a family tragedy, she has inherited an empire–and with it, the keys to unlocking some of the most unimaginable secrets of mankind. Together, with three other women who possess abilities of inhuman nature, Sorentino embarks on a journey to discover the full potential of their collective powers. But, along with the amazing comes the sinister, and some things that should have remained hidden–including those that can threaten not only their existence, but the rest of the world as well!

Famine strikes! The four learn their days are numbered, as their worst nightmare becomes a reality as their enemies pool their forces. Meanwhile, Ara’s true identity is called into question, with the answer possibly putting the entire team’s lives in danger! This penultimate issue races to the epic conclusion of The Four Points.

FOUR POINTS #4 is in stores August 26th, 2015!

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Jirni Vol. 2 

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Written by: J.T. Krul
Pencils: V. Kenneth Marion
Colored by: Juan Fernandez

Jirni #1 – out now

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Her perilous quest resumes! Ara has returned-and has left more than her homeland behind, as her journey brings her to sea along with Boro and his band of pirates. However, what new wonders-and dangers-await Ara on their next stop? And will she be able to survive the experience? The world of Jirni explodes into uncharted territory as Ara’s epic story continues!

Jirni #1 – out now

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