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SDCC: Aspen Comics Panel

Posted on July 20, 2012 AT 09:54pm

Aspen Comics has been doing some great things over the course of their history, and at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, they made a major impact, announcing quite a bit of exciting news.

The first major announcement, which was saved for last in the panel, was the celebration of their tenth anniversary, which will be in February of 2013. To celebrate this with fans, they have decided to kick off a major campaign, entitled “10 For 10″, which will feature one brand new book from Aspen Comics each month for ten months. These ten books will combine new franchises and old, with five of each being featured in this large run.

They also announced a lot of news about some of their core titles, as well as a new branch to their company, with the reveal of  an upcoming line of books under the Aspen umbrella. This line should start rolling out at the end of the year, and will feature Aspen icon J.T. Krul’s book The Lost Spark as the first in what is hoped to be a line of many.

They were rolling out announcements left and right, with some major news with one of their biggest titles, Soulfire, kicking things off. A Soulfire Primer, as well as a new series entitled Search For The Light will be introduced, with the latter featuring single issue one-shots of all the Masters Of The Universe, and the reveal of a surprising new foe when Volume Four kicks off in August.

There was also some news on the Executive Assistant titles, with a major crossover announced between the two ongoing series, including the brand new Executive Assistant: Assassins title. This will be dubbed Executive Assistant: Extinction, and will be a ten issue crossover, with each title getting five issues each, and will feature every singe Executive Assistant in that universe. There was also news of an Executive Assistant: Iris title coming in December.

There was also news about reprints of the first three issues of the popular series Lady Mechanika, the end of the latest Charismagic volume (issue #6 will complete the volume), the end of Fathom: Volume 4 (issue #9), as well as some history on the second volume of Fathom: Kiani (those who don’t know should pick up the series immediately), the announcement of the upcoming second volume to Shrugged, as well as some changes in some already known titles, including the new David B Schwartz title, Idolized, which is the first superhero book in Aspen history (hint: first issue is out August 8th, with issue #0 out now).

Haunted City will unfortunately be placed in a holding pattern due to certain circumstances, and Aspen also announced the return of Broken Pieces, which was delayed briefly after a change in the art team. The new team of Beth Sotelo and Cory Smith, however, should bring the series back in full force, with issue #3 finally in stores.

Much more was announced about the new Aspen Store line as well, which will feature skateboard decks, as well as a brand new necklace which features the Aspen logo coming soon, so be sure to check out Aspen’s website for more information.

There is always something great emerging from the Aspen universe, so check back often for more upcoming news from Aspen Comics.

Russ Pirozek, known as "Noobcrawler" to some, is a gamer and comic book fan who sometimes gets around to writing for He's also awesome. If someone looked up "awesome" in the dictionary, his picture wouldn't be there, but that's because he's too busy being awesome to pose for a photo.

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