[Solicitations] Aspen Comics – June 2018

Aspen Comics Solicits June 2018

PopCultHQ looks at all of the comics releasing
from Aspen Comics in June 2018…

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ASPEN MLT Inc.
June 2018 Solicitations

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Charismagic #5 – Cover A by Vazquez
Charismagic #5 – Cover B by Randolph

CHARISMAGIC Vol. 3 #5

Story: Vince Hernandez
Art: Joey Vazquez

FC 32 pages $3.99

The forces of magic have returned—and this time no magical being is safe!

The Magic Harvester watches as his goliaths set out across the globe to destroy whole cities. Meanwhile, Hank utilizes the Druid Kelroy’s abilities to reunite with Sudana, as the group decides to make one final push to rescue the world from the clutches of magic’s most deadly being ever!

CHARISMAGIC Vol. 3 #5 is in stores June 6th, 2018!

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Portal Bound #3 – Cover A by Arizmendi
Portal Bound #3 – Cover B by Archer

PORTAL BOUND #3

Story: Mark Roslan, Gabe Carrasco
Art: Alex Arizmendi
Colors: Wes Hartman

FC 32 pages $3.99

Their Future Depends on Each Other as Aspen’s newest hit series continues!

As Emperor Atilus’ plan begins to unfold, Eli, Sybil, Brett, and Riley realize that neither Havos nor Earth are safe from his grasp. Meanwhile, Riley brings new information to light about the strange connection of both worlds that may destroy this already fragile group… if Sybil’s short temper doesn’t doom them first!

Aspen’s brand new action-adventure saga continues from writers Mark Roslan (BubbleGun, Broken Pieces) and newcomer 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 #3 is in stores June 6th, 2018!


Awaken Skies #0 – Cover A by Lorenzana
Awaken Skies #0 – Cover B by Campetella

AWAKEN SKIES #0

Story: Frank Mastromauro
Art: Marco Lorenzana
Colors: Justice

FC 24 pages $1.50

A new world of flight prepares to take the Aspen Universe by storm!

In the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, Spain, a covert scientist discovers that possessing valuable data that could change the world comes with a dangerous price. However, it may be far too late for him to escape before the powers that be come to collect! Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a loving suburban family makes a similar discovery, that the world is indeed much smaller than it seems, and no one is safe!

Don’t miss the thrilling opening chapter to Aspen’s newest action-adventure series from creator Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken), artist Marco Lorenzana and colorist Justice!

AWAKEN SKIES #0 is in stores June 13th, 2018!


FATHOM: BLUE DESCENT TPB

Story: David Schwartz
Art: Alex Sanchez, Scott Clark, Peter Steigerwald
Colors: John Starr, Peter Steigerwald

FC 128 pages $12.99 TPB

Memories of the past come crashing into the present in the newest FATHOM TPB, BLUE DESCENT!

Aspen Matthews is the link between the world we know and the world below, but the secrets of her past have always remained shrouded in mystery-until now! FATHOM: BLUE DESCENT journeys back to the life of Aspen’s true parents, members of the underwater race known as the Blue, and the strife they encountered before she grew to become the woman we know today. Over a decade’s worth of answers spill out onto the pages of this exciting, all new FATHOM: BLUE DESCENT mini-series!

Written by David Schwartz (Idolized, Meltdown) with art by Alex Sanchez, Peter Steigerwald and John Starr, this brand new FATHOM trade paperback collects together the entire sold out BLUE DESCENT mini-series and includes a comprehensive cover gallery!

FATHOM: BLUE DESCENT TPB is in stores June 13th, 2018!


Jirni #4 – Cover A by Santamaria
Jirni #4 – Cover B by Marion

JIRNI Vol. 3 #4

Story: J.T. Krul
Art: Michael Santamaria
Colors: John Starr

FC 32 pages $3.99

Aspen’s popular fantasy adventure series, JIRNI, continues its epic third volume!

As Ara closes in on Torinthal and Luna with the help of Kaspar, the warrior princess finds herself thrust into a battle for the ages, amongst men and gods, where the lines separating ally and enemy grow hazy. Luckily for Ara, she knows what she is fighting for – Her mother’s freedom.

Created by New York Times Best-Selling author J.T. Krul (Michael Turner’s Soulfire, Green Arrow) with art by newcomer Michael Santamaria, this next exciting chapter of Jirni will once again return readers to a land of untapped wonder!

JIRNI Vol. 3 #4 is in stores June 13th, 2018!


Executive Assistant: Iris #2 – Cover A by Tran
Executive Assistant: Iris #2 – Cover B by Cha

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS Vol. 5 #2

Story: Blake Northcott
Art: Donny Tran
Colors: Omi Remalante Jr.

FC 32 pages $3.99

Aspen Comics’ hit action-adventure assassin series marks its 10-Year Anniversary with a brand new pulse-pounding volume!

Iris and Mack’s first assignment as a team doesn’t go as planned, as chaos erupts when a protest turns deadly violent, and they must improvise to save an innocent man (and themselves) from hundreds of armed thugs! Plus, things get explosive!

Brought to you by acclaimed author Blake Northcott (Michael Turner’s Fathom) with art by newcomer Donny Tran and colorist Luis Guerrero, 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 #2 is in stores June 20th, 2018!


Fathom #1 – Cover A by Oum
Fathom #1 – Cover B by Choi

FATHOM Vol. 7 #1

Story: Ron Marz
Art: Siya Oum
Colors: Peter Steigerwald

FC 32 pages $3.99

1998’s Best-Selling Title of the Year

Celebrates 20 Years in 2018!

This all-new adventure for Aspen’s preeminent hero sees her attempt to navigate an ever-changing world where The Blue are not only present above the surface—but exploited in new and dangerous ways.

Fathom #1 – Cover C by Turner
Fathom #1 – Cover D by Oum

When a rival nation to The States decides to take control of the global landscape by tapping into the power of The Blue, Aspen Matthews discovers that a new adversary has risen to challenge the notion that she is the most powerful person on the planet—and humanity may suffer the consequences!

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 #1 is in stores June 20th, 2018!


FATHOM PRIMER 2018

Story: Michael Turner, Various
Art: Michael Turner, Various

FC 24 pages .25c

Celebrate Aspen’s 15 Year Anniversary with 25-cent Primer issues!

New readers and fans alike can find everything they need to know about Aspen’s flagship title in this new Michael Turner’s Fathom 15 Year Anniversary Primer issue! Journey under the surface with Aspen Matthews and the awe-inspiring world of The Blue once again, and check out never-before-seen commentary, art and creator secrets in anticipation of Volume 7 and more…All for only a quarter! These Aspen Anniversary edition primer issues are the perfect compliment to discover more about Aspen’s upcoming slate of new and returning titles!

The FATHOM PRIMER 2018 is in stores June 20th, 2018!


FATHOM Vol. 6 TPB – TYPHOS AWAKEN

Story: Blake Northcott
Art: Marco Renna
Colors: John Starr

FC 216 pages $19.99 TPB

Dive back into the world of MICHAEL TURNER’S FATHOM in this great jumping-on point for new readers!

ASPEN MATTHEW’S role in the brand new ASPEN UNIVERSE, spawning out of last summer’s mega-event, Aspen Universe: Revelations, is larger than ever! The preeminent heroine must navigate the treacherous divide between the humans and her ancestral people of The Blue—as well as the surprises in store for both races in a landscape where anything is possible!

Please join newcomers, writer Blake Northcott and artist Marco Renna, along with colorist John Starr, as they bring readers under the surface into the world of The Blue, and everything you loved about FATHOM! Collecting together the entire sixth volume and including a complete cover gallery, this newest FATHOM TPB is not to be missed!

FATHOM Vol. 6 TPB: TYPHOS AWAKEN is in stores JUNE 20th, 2018!


MICHAEL TURNER LEGACY

Story: Michael Turner, Various
Art: Michael Turner, Various

FC 48 pages $5.99

This special 10 Year Anniversary edition tribute issue celebrates the life and legacy of Aspen’s founder, the late, great Michael Turner!

From his groundbreaking creations of Fathom and Soulfire, to his award-winning run on DC Comics and Marvel’s most iconic covers, superstar Michael Turner’s career and life spanned an amazing journey that fans and readers alike can now commemorate with this amazing special! This Legacy issue captures everything you’ll ever need to know about Turner in addition to rare photographs and artwork from his career, special memories from colleagues and much, much more!

All net proceeds from this tribute issue will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

MICHAEL TURNER LEGACY is in stores June 27th, 2018!


SHRUGGED Vol. 3 #5 – Cover A by Andre Risso
SHRUGGED Vol. 3 #5 – Cover B by Micah Gunnell

SHRUGGED Vol. 3 #5

Story: Frank Mastromauro
Art: André Risso
Colors: Valentina Taddeo

FC 32 pages $3.99

Volume three of Aspen’s hit series’ Shrugged reached its penultimate chapter!

With Perspecta on the brink of destruction, Theo and Kiori embark on mission to try and save the planet, but even with the help of the Butterflies, are they already too late? And as the Nefarians are moments away from declaring ultimate victory, an unexpected sacrifice will turn the tide, as Dev and Ange struggle against unbeatable odds!

SHRUGGED Vol. 3 #5 is in stores June 27th, 2018!


Publisher: Aspen Comics

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