Aspen Comics’ Ten-Year Anniversary Kicks Off With Legend of the Shadow Clan
2013 will marks the ten-year anniversary of Aspen Comics, and the publisher is planning its largest schedule of releases, events and products in its history to celebrate the milestone all year long. Founded by superstar artist and industry legend Michael Turner, Aspen is proud to be able to expand upon his vision for the company by introducing its most ambitious plan ever—branded the Aspen “10 for 10” initiative. For ten consecutive months starting this February, Aspen will be releasing an all-new title created by the publisher’s finest talents and featuring a reader-friendly approach that will introduce newcomers and experienced readers alike to the worlds of Aspen
Including a combination of five brand new concepts and five popular returning properties, the new “10 for 10” issues will feature special Aspen “10 for 10” cover dressing and branding to support the initiative and create easier access for a new audience, as well as returning Aspen fans who made the first ten years a success.
Each debut #1 issue will be offered at the ultra-affordable sale price of only $1 to further help support the reach of each new Aspen “10 for 10” title. Aspen also promises that both print and digital versions of the “10 for 10” releases will have exclusive content for their respective editions with more specific details to follow as each release draws closer.
The publisher is proud to announce the first “10 for 10” title for February, with the release of the action-adventure epic Legend of the Shadow Clan, created by Executive Assistant Iris creators Legend of the Shadow Clan and Brad Foxhoven. With the art team of Cory Smith (Broken Pieces) and John Starr (Fathom, Soulfire) bringing to life the creator’s vision of a storied history of clan warfare and honor mixed with a contemporary story of power and corruption. Legend of the Shadow Clan creator Wohl elaborates:
Legend of the Shadow Clan is a concept that’s been near and dear to my heart for several years now, and I’m thrilled that it can be part of Aspen’s 10-for-10 campaign. When Michael founded Aspen nearly 10 years ago, he cultivated an environment where creativity thrived, and all of Aspen’s titles have reflected that vision. Now, with the great team that Aspen has put together, we have an opportunity to follow in those tremendous footsteps, and I couldn’t be more excited, and honored, to be part of it. Thank you to Michael, and Aspen, for making this opportunity possible, and here’s to many more years of creativity to come!"
Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lady Mechanika, Charismagic and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. Currently in 2012, Aspen is teaming up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produces the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe.
– The Comic Book Critic