Aspen Comics June 2012 Solicitations

June is shaping up to be a great month for Aspen Comics. They've got a brand new series launching, some old favorites continuing and a new universe spanning event kicking off. Good stuff.

Fathom: Kiani Vol. 2 #3 is written by Vince Hernandez, illustrated by Oliver Nome and colored by John Starr. Kiani knows the fatal cost of her actions after the battle with Thalassar and his forces, not to mention the response from Siphon and the Elite Council. The title hits stores June 6th.

Aspen's grand new (and first) superhero comic is Idolized #0 from David Schwartz, Micha Gunnell and David Curiel. The world boasts a reality TV show where superpowered teens are competing for the ultimate dream prize of a guaranteed spot in the world's top supergroup The Powered Protectors. It's in this tale that one girl seeks revenge and find redemption through the show. The zero issue hits stores June 27th.

Fathom Vol. 4 #7 is written by David Wohl and illustrated by Alex Konat (colors by Beth Sotelo). Aspen Matthews if forced to choose a side in the ongoing conflict. That's not the only choice she's forced to make though, as one of her closest allies will be sacrificed. The issue hits stores June 13th.

Greg Pak's brand new story Dead Man's Run hits the fifth issue, alongside Tony Parker on art and David Curiel on colors. The Captain has absconded with Juniper, leaving Sam Tinker and crew to fight their way through Hell to save her from the City of Corruption. Dead Man's Run #5 hits stores alongside Fathom Vol. 4 #7 on June 13th.

Finally, there are two big Soulfire books hitting shelves in the month of June. First, the Soulfire: Primer #1 is a recap of pivotal moments from the first three volumes of the tale. All of it's crammed into a value-priced book of 32-pages nad only $1. All available June 20th.

Finally, Soulfire: Hope #1 is written by JT Krul and illustrated by Jose Varese and colored by John Starr. The "Search for the Light" story kicks off with Malikai missing. The Five Masters (including Grace) embarking on a journey to find him and save magic from the chaos engulfing the world. Meanwhile, in the kingdom of the Everlands, Faye attempts to find a suitable replacement for the slain King Arlain.

Soulfire: Hope #1 hits stores June 27th.

Full solicitations and covers below.

FATHOM: KIANI (vol 2) #3
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!

Kiani learns the fatal cost of her actions after the battle with Thalassar and his forces, as the devastating response from Siphon and the Elite Council is all but a certainty. Meanwhile, Siphon, who until this point had held back in his decision on how to deal with Kiani, decides the only way to deal with the situation, is to confront her directly by force—a risky decision that could topple the very fabric of the Blue’s existence in the process if he fails!

Brought to you by the creative team of Vince Hernandez, Oliver Nome and John Starr, FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 #3 is a must have for any Fathom fan!

FATHOM: KIANI (vol 2) #3 is in stores June 6th, 2012!

David Schwartz – Writer / Micah Gunnell – Art / David Curiel - Colors

Aspen Comics proudly presents their first ever super-hero series, IDOLIZED!

Welcome to the mind-bending new comic book series about a TV show where super-powered teens and 20-somethings are competing for the ultimate dream-prize: a guaranteed spot in that world's top super-group, The Powered Protectors. The chance of winning offers fame, fortune, massive endorsement deals and, of course, a chance to actually save the world. Kids who dream of being worshipped as the next great, iconic hero would be falling all over themselves to get on — and hopefully even win — the show.

Against this backdrop, IDOLIZED is the story of a girl with fledgling superpowers and a dark past, who seeks revenge, and ultimately finds redemption, over the course of competing in this televised superhero competition show. It’s True Grit meets American Idol...with capes!

Written and created by David Schwartz and featuring stunning artwork by Micah Gunnell and colorist David Curiel, this debut zero issue of IDOLIZED features a brand-new 12-page story that sets the stage for the upcoming premiere of IDOLIZED #1 coming this August! Accompanied by an additional sketchbook section and never before seen designs and art, make sure to be a part of IDOLIZED!!

IDOLIZED #0 is in stores June 27th, 2012!

FATHOM (vol 4) #7
David Wohl – Writer / Alex Konat – Pencils / Beth Sotelo – Colors

Michael Turner’s FATHOM continues on its sensational fourth volume!

Caught between warring undersea factions, Aspen Matthews must choose a side in the conflict in order to save her own life as well as the lives of her friends. But when the wrong decision could mean an apocalyptic-sized disaster both above and below the sea, Aspen realizes that in order to keep the peace, one of her closest allies must be sacrificed!

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

FATHOM #7 is in stores June 13th, 2012!

FC 32 pages $3.50

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!

The price of a true innocent in the land of the condemned becomes terrifying clear as the Captain mercilessly absconds with Juniper, and Sam Tinker and crew must survive their way through the horrors he releases upon them in order to save her from the City of Corruption. Yet, the true nature of evil manifests itself when Sam reveals the last bits of the map needed to break out, only to discover a more sinister surprise than he ever could have possibly imagined—even in Hell!

DEAD MAN’S RUN #5 is in stores June 13th, 2012!

FC 32 pages $3.50

Michael Turner ; Jeph Loeb ; JT Krul – Writers / Michael Turner ; Joe Benitez – Art / Peter Steigerwald - colors

Magic is no longer a myth…..

Debuting in the summer of 2004, superstar creator Michael Turner’s pulse-pounding adventure-fantasy series, SOULFIRE, is now reintroduced for new and returning fans alike! Relive the quest of the young orphan boy Malikai, along with Grace and his friends as they battle the malevolent forces of Rainier and attempt to restore the fabric of magic in a world long devoid of it. As pivotal moments from the first three epic volumes are compiled in this value-priced, all-in-one SOULFIRE: PRIMER issue, all for the unbelievable price of only $1!

It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up in preparation for this summer’s massive SOULFIRE “Search for the Light” crossover event and the coming debut of SOULFIRE volume 4!

SOULFIRE: PRIMER #1 is in stores June 20th, 2012!

FC 32 pages $1.00

JT Krul – Story / Jose Varese – Art / John Starr – Colors

The epic SEARCH FOR THE LIGHT crossover event starts here!

Aspen’s first ever Soulfire summer event, “Search for the Light” takes off right HERE in the pages of this exciting first issue, SOULFIRE: HOPE! With Malikai--the Bringer of Light—missing, the Five Masters, including Grace, embark on a quest to find him and save magic from the chaos that is engulfing the world! Meanwhile, in the magical kingdom of the Everlands, Faye attempts to find a suitable replacement for the slain King Arlin, and join her in ruling over the royal city of Anantia. However, the valiant suitors to the throne present not only unexpected surprises from her past—but also a potentially dangerous heir to the fallen king, one who has his own vision for what the future of magic should be!

Don’t miss out on the first issue of the thrilling ‘Search for the Light’ crossover event that will change the face of the SOULFIRE Universe forever!

SOULFIRE: Hope #1 is in stores June 27th, 2012!

FC 32 pages $3.99