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.