Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Aspen Comics Announces New Team Book in Fathom: Blue


Fathom: Blue is a new team book for Aspen Comics set within the Fathom universe, written by Vince Hernandez and illustrated by Claudio Avella (colors by Erick Arciniega). It revisits familiar territory in a new way. And the new launch will feature a bevy of new covers. Those covers will boast the talents of Avella, Mike Krome, Paolo Pantalena and Marcus To, as well as a special 3D lenticular cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald.

“Michael Turner created such a deep and engrossing story with Fathom, and after 17 years since its first issue debuted, we’re excited to be widening the scope and possibilities for this universe,” says scribe Hernandez. “It’s also a great jumping on point for new readers, as this new series will focus on a fresh cast of characters and their difficulties surviving above the surface as outcasts. It’s really a story I’ve been wanting to tell for some time, and Claudio Avella, Erick Arciniega, and Josh Reed are the perfect artistic team to bring this tale to life!"

Fathom: Blue will launch with a zero issue in Aspen’s annual Free Comic Book Day flip book Worlds of Aspen 2015, and continue in its first full issue the following month in June. The series centers on a band of misfit Blue who have risen from beneath the surface, united in their exile from below and looking to blend in out of sight amongst humans. But they’ve been collected under the watchful eye of one man who has spent the better part of his life hunting their kind, and will stop at nothing to use these Blue as weapons against their own.

Full press release below.
Aspen Comics Announces New Team Book, Fathom: Blue
Press Release

03-17-15

Aspen Comics is pleased to announce Fathom: Blue, an all-new team book set within the familiar Fathom universe written by Vince Hernandez (Fathom: Kiani, Damsels in Excess) with art by newcomer Claudio Avella and colors by Erick Arciniega (Soulfire).

Fathom: Blue will launch with a zero issue in Aspen’s annual Free Comic Book Day flip book Worlds of Aspen 2015, and continue in its first full issue the following month in June. The series centers on a band of misfit Blue who have risen from beneath the surface, united in their exile from below and looking to blend in out of sight amongst humans. But they’ve been collected under the watchful eye of one man who has spent the better part of his life hunting their kind, and will stop at nothing to use these Blue as weapons against their own. 

“Michael Turner created such a deep and engrossing story with Fathom, and after 17 years since its first issue debuted, we’re excited to be widening the scope and possibilities for this universe,” says scribe Hernandez. “It’s also a great jumping on point for new readers, as this new series will focus on a fresh cast of characters and their difficulties surviving above the surface as outcasts. It’s really a story I’ve been wanting to tell for some time, and Claudio Avella, Erick Arciniega, and Josh Reed are the perfect artistic team to bring this tale to life!”

Fathom: Blue will feature covers from interior artist Avella, Mike Krome, industry favorites Paolo Pantalena and Marcus To, as well as a special 3D lenticular cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald.

Cover A: APR151078
Cover B: APR151079
Cover C: APR151080
Cover D: APR151081

For more information please check www.aspencomics.com and the following official Aspen social media sites:

Facebook.com/fathombluecomic
Facebook.com/aspencomics
Twitter.com/aspencomics
Instagram: aspencomics


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, Lola XOXO, Executive Assistant: Iris, Charismagic, Jirni 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. In 2012, Aspen teamed 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 produced the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe. In 2014, Aspen added fellow publisher, Big Dog Ink, as its first collaborative imprint.



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