Aspen Comics will preview two of their newest series in their Free Comic Book Day offering “Worlds of Aspen.” The free comic book that will be available in comic shops around the world on May 3, 2014 as part of the Free Comic Book Day event will give the first look at “Damsels in Excess” by Vince Hernandez and Mirka Andolfo and a new look at “The Zoohunters” Peter Steigerwald’s long talked about sci-fi series. “Worlds of Aspen” will also include two pull out posters featuring characters from previously released hot series “Lola XOXO” and “Jirni.”
In an April 30, 2014 press release, Aspen Comics announced plans for Free Comic Book Day including creator appearances and signings. Three of the comic shops hosting Aspen Creators are located in Southern California.
“Damsels in Excess” writer and creator Vince Hernandez will be appearing at 4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga. Joining Hernandez are fellow Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro (“Shrugged”), Mark Roslan (“BubbleGun”), David Wohl (“All-New Fathom”), and new Aspen Comics assistant editor Andrea Shea.
“The Zoohunters” creator Peter Steigerwald will be at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach to talk about and sign the “Worlds of Aspen” comic. Steigerwald also continues to provide colors on much of the Aspen art featuring work by Aspen founder Michael Turner.
Lori Hanson the artist on “Executive Assistant: Assassins” will be at Metropolis Comics in Bellflower. Hanson was responsible for many of the hit issues from the series including the introduction of the Executive Assistant Daisy.
The rest of the Aspen appearances are Golden Age Collectibles at Pike's Place Market in Seattle, WA where “Lola XOXO” creator, writer, artist Siya Oum will be. Rupp’s Comics in Fremont, OH hosts the amazingly talented “All-New Fathom” artist Alex Konat. In Madison, WI at Westfield Comics Jordan Gunderson artist on the upcoming “Fathom Annual” and “Executive Assistant: Assassins” will be on hand.
Get a free preview of 'Damsels in Excess' on Free Comic BooK Day
Vince Hernandez’s "Damsels in Excess" features all the trappings of a fantastical land: kingdoms, magic, talking animals – but no men. With a ancient threat looming, the princesses of the Five Realms will find their differences threaten to tear them apart.
Get a free preview of 'The Zoohunters' on Free Comic BooK Day
"The ZooHunters," written and penciled by Peter Steigerwald ("Lady Mechanika"), is an intergalactic adventure about Abros, a ZooHunter – someone who captures animals across the galaxies for zoos on various planets – who gets to know his son Ty while training him to follow in his footsteps, all while trying to keep ahead of the forces that would impede them.
'Jirni' pull out poster available in the 'Worlds of Aspen' comic
The first issue of the second volume of "Jirni" will be released on May 21, 2014. J.T. Krul and Paolo Pantalena return to their fantasy world following the adventures of Ara as she searches for her mother.
'Lola XOXO' pull out poster available in the 'Worlds of Aspen' comic
The latest sensation from Aspen Comics is "Lola XOXO." Siya Oum is a brilliant new creator who wirtes and draws her own books. The series debuted earlier this month and is a definite must read.