Aspen May 2012 Solicitations

Aspen's got some great stuff on tap for May. Fans of some of their flagship series will be thrilled at what will be waiting for them on store shelves.

On May 9, fans of Kiani will be able to pick up Fathom: Kiani Vol. 2 #2 from Vince Hernandez and Oliver Nome (colors by John Starr). Kiani is back in Marielle to establish a new base of operations for her team. The rebuild is set against the backdrop of tensions between the Elite Council led by Siphon and Saba's commander Thallassar have reached a boiling point. Naturally, Kiani has to make a tough choice between the two.

Broken Pieces #3 hits stores May 23, from writer Mark Roslan and illustrator Cory Smith (colors by Beth Sotelo). The broken pieces of Dr. Richard Adams' life starts to come together as he comes to grips with all that's happened--both to him and the world around him. Meanwhile, Gabriella must make a tough decision to continue working for Ludas and Trinion.

Everything you know about magic continues to vanish in Charismagic #6 from Vince Hernandez and Khary Randolph (colors by Emilio Lopez) on May 2. Hank, Sudana and Sparkles must find a way to save Kon to stand against Samsun. The stakes are high, with Hector and Alle at risk for being trapped in the Void Realm forever if things don't work out the way they want.

Finally, May 16 sees the release of Dead Man's Run #4. Written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Tony Parker (colors by David Curiel), the quest of cartographer Sam Tinker continues to rescue his innocent sister from Hell. As he and his merry team make their way through the place of evils he realizes it has an enemy he couldn't imagine.

Full solicitations and covers after the jump.

FATHOM: KIANI (vol 2) #2
Vince Hernandez – writer / Oliver Nome – art / John Starr - colors

The Blue’s fiercest warrior returns as FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 continues!

In Volume One, she discovered her true identity. Later, she was labeled a dissident by her own people. Finally, she was killed by Aspen Matthews…

Now, Kiani is back—and she’s pissed!

Following the destruction of the recently built Blue and Human cooperative research facility, Kiani finds herself back in Marielle, the underwater city she once naively called home, to establish a new base of operations for her team. Meanwhile, tensions between the Elite Council led by Siphon and Saba’s commander Thallassar have reached a boiling point as Saba’s citizens begin to flee the war-torn city to join Kiani’s cause, leaving Saba’s leader grasping for control. And when Thalassar decides to take matters into his own hands, Kiani is forced to make a difficult choice of whether or not to battle her former soldier in arms, and seal her confirmation as an enemy of the state!

Brought to you by the creative team of Vince Hernandez, Oliver Nome and John Starr, FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 #2 is a must have for any Fathom fan!

FATHOM: KIANI (vol 2) #2 is in stores May 9th, 2012!

Mark Roslan – Writer / Cory Smith – Art / Beth Sotelo - Colors

What is lost in life is found in…death!

Aspen Comic’s newest original series, BROKEN PIECES, continues!

The broken pieces of Dr. Richard Adam’s present begin to come together, revealing the tragic reality of his impending future! Meanwhile, Adams begins to discover the disastrous and horrific conditions of the world and people outside the boundaries of Trinion’s control, as his wife Gabriella must make a reluctant decision to continue working on her research for Ludas, and the nefarious corporation. Plus, the arrival of Trinion’s Elite Soldier force complicates matters even more—as collateral damage and bloodshed follows their destructive mission objective!

Written and created by Aspen’s own Mark Roslan and featuring stunning artwork by newcomer Cory Smith and colorist Beth Sotelo, BROKEN PIECES will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish!

BROKEN PIECES #3 is in stores May 23rd, 2012!

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

Everything you thought you knew about magic will…


The valiant quest to save the world from catastrophe and the treacherous clutches of dark magic reaches its pulse-pounding conclusion with this epic finale issue! Hank, Sudana and Sparkles must find a way to save the banished wizard Kon and make one final stand against Samsun’s vile and powerful magic or risk losing everything—including the return of the entire human population and their close allies Hector and Alle, who could find themselves trapped in the evil shadows of the Void Realm forever if they fail!

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

CHARISMAGIC #6 is in stores May 2nd, 2012!

Greg Pak – Writer / Tony Parker – Art / David Curiel - Colors

From acclaimed "Hulk" writer Greg Pak, legendary "Walking Dead" producer Gale Anne Hurd, and Tony Parker, artist of the Eisner-nominated "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”, comes the biggest blockbuster series of the new year – DEAD MAN’S RUN!

Cartographer Sam Tinker is willing to risk everything, including his own soul, to rescue his innocent sister from the horrific prison we call Hell. But as he leads his team of villains and madmen through the depths of the underworld, he encounters an enemy he never could have imagined. Because Hell, after all, is for children. Don't miss the next thrilling installment of the series Comic Book Resource lauds for its "sheer audacity" and Comic Bastards calls "so damn good."

DEAD MAN’S RUN #4 is in stores May 16th, 2012!