Aspen Comics Solicitations May 2011

It's not May yet, but that shouldn't stop you from planning on what comics to get when that month arrives. There are three big ones they've got coming out, including Charismagic #3, Soulfire Vol. 3 #2 and Fathom Vol. 4 #1.

Charismagic #3 has Hank, Sudana and Sparkles arriving at the Los Angeles International Airport in desperate need of an airplane to Costa Rica. Meanwhile, Samsun is face to face with a coven of dark witches in New Orleans seeking to destroy the mighty wizard Kon. It's written by Vince Hernandez and illustrated by Khary Randolph (Emilio Lopez on colors) and is due in stores May 25th.

Soulfire Vol. 3 #2 features the shattered alliance between Rahtumi and the Sethoru and a fully powered Onyx leading the charge into the kingdom of Anantia. Meanwhile, Malikai and Paul discover more about each other in a Russian mining town as told by J.T. Krul and illustrated by Jason Fabok (John Starr on colors). The issue hits stores May 18 for $2.99.

Finally, Aspen Comics' own spokeswoman herself returns in Fathom Vol 4. #1 by Scott Lobdell and illustrated by Alex Konat (Beth Sotelo on colors). Aspen Matthews is back byt dealing with the fallout from Blue and Black being exposed to the rest of the world. The first issue of the new volume is being heralded as a good spot for new readers to jump in and learn more about Aspen and her world. May 18 for $2.99.

Full solicitations and covers after the jump.

Vince Hernandez – Story / Khary Randolph – Art / Emilio Lopez - Colors

Everything you thought you knew about magic will…Vanish.

Journey into a world where the lines between magic and reality are blurred…And where one man will soon find himself as the last remaining hope for all mankind.

Hank, Sudana and Sparkles arrive at the Los Angeles Int Airport in search of a plane to fly to Costa Rica. Yet, their departure from the City of Angels proves to be far more deadly than they imagined. In New Orleans, Samsun encounters a coven of dark witches, who inform the malevolent being of their shared ambition—to find and destroy the mighty wizard, Kon. While in the Void Realm, Hector and Alle attempt to find a way to escape. But in their struggle, the pair manages to draw the ire of the shaman Serk√©’s insect drones, plunging them deeper into the abyss of the Void.

Created and written by Aspen’s own Vince Hernandez, with stunning art by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez, make sure to open your eyes to the exciting new world of CHARISMAGIC!

CHARISMAGIC #3 is in stores May 25th, 2011!

$2.99 for 32 pages.


J.T. Krul – Writer / Jason Fabok – Art / John Starr – Colors

The magic has returned! But, this time…the light has grown dark.

The alliance between the Rahtumi and the Sethoru is devastatingly shattered in a bloodbath in the Everlands! With the unrivaled venomous power now surging through her, Onyx leads the charge into the magical kingdom of Anantia…along with an army of horrific locust creatures seeking to devour anything in their path! And as the battle falls into darkness under the might of the evil army, not everyone will survive! Far away in a Russian mining town, Malikai and Paula discover more about each other, as their paths become intertwined in strange—and deadly ways.

New adversaries, exotic locations, and a fresh cast of exciting characters, including some from the Soulfire Universe’s long forgotten past, reign supreme in this epic third SOULFIRE volume!

Brought to you by red-hot writer J.T. Krul, with art by talented Aspen newcomer Jason Fabok, along with colorist John Starr, the latest volume of Michael Turner’s thrilling fantasy-adventure SOULFIRE series continues!

SOULFIRE (VOL 3) #2 is in stores May 18th, 2011!

$2.99 for 32 pages.

FATHOM (vol 4) #1
Scott Lobdell – Writer / Alex Konat – Pencils / Beth Sotelo – Colors

Michael Turner’s Fathom makes its return for the sensational fourth volume!

Aspen Matthews is back once again! But now, Aspen must deal with the global ramifications of the Blue and Black’s exposure to the rest of the world. However, this is an Aspen that is through being manipulated by the outside forces surrounding her life. It’s a brave new world for her and the rest of the cast of FATHOM, as they must attempt to piece together the fragments of a world shattered by the knowledge of their existence.

With FATHOM’s long awaited return at hand, some new creators and several familiar names are along for the ride! Artist extraordinaire Alex Konat of Mindfield fame is joined by acclaimed writer Scott Lobdell, a newcomer to the world of FATHOM, but ready to make his mark on the series unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Colorist Beth Sotelo also joins the FATHOM family and brings her lush color pallet to the world of the Blue!

For the legions of FATHOM fans who have been waiting to see Aspen in her element, taking control of her life, now is the time to jump on in—the water’s just fine!

FATHOM #1 is in stores May 18th, 2011!

$2.99 for 32 pages.