Aspen Comics To Present Amazing Spider-Man #15 Michael Turner Exclusive Cover

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Aspen Comics To Present Amazing Spider-Man #15 Michael Turner Exclusive Cover

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Marvel Comics and Aspen Comics have teamed up to present a never-before-used Michael Turner cover for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #15, colored by superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald (Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade), limited to 3000 copies, exclusively available for pre-order starting today on June 21st on www.AspenStore.com at 12:00 P.M. (Eastern).

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In addition to the all-new colored cover, Aspen Comics will also be offering a special Amazing Spider-Man #15 Michael Turner black and white Artist Edition, limited to 1,500 copies.
Aspen strongly recommends purchasing the Amazing Spider-Man #15 AspenStore.com exclusive covers early as their most recent AspenStore.com exclusive variant sold out within hours.
Michael Turner and Aspen Comics collaborated with Marvel Comics before the legendary artist’s passing, creating a sought-after collection of rare Marvel Comics covers in existence such as Marvel’s Civil War, World Word Hulk, X-Men, Savage Wolverine, Fallen Son, Ultimate X, and more, marking this as the first released cover since 2007.
Amazing Spider-Man #15 is written by Dan Slott with art by Giuseppe Camuncolil and concludes the “Power Play” storyline. The book is in stores July 6th, 2016.

The Aspen Comics exclusive Amazing Spider-Man #15 variant cover is exclusively sold on www.AspenStore.com as well as limited quantities that will be made available at Comic Con International: San Diego 2016 at the Aspen Comics Booth #2321. Aspen strongly recommends arriving early to the Aspen Comics Booth to purchase these special edition exclusives.

Review: Idolized #1

By Patricia Jenkins

Idolized

Writer: David Schwartz

Colorist: David Curiel

Penciler: Micah Gunnell

Letterer: Josh Reed

Editor: Vince Hernandez

 

As a novice book reader, the concept of Idolized piqued my fancy immediately.  Take American Idol, a pop-cultural phenomenon that is so rooted in American culture & combine it with a badass female heroine/superhero, or soon to be superhero… and you get Aspen Comics Idolize.  Now… the whole “Idol” concept has the potential to come off as superficial, trivial & “hacky”, but writer David Schwartz does a fantastic job towing the line, providing just enough campiness, whilst offering us a compelling and relatable tale.

Unlike the X-men, Idolized takes place in a world where folks with superpowers and special abilities aren’t chastised, they’re a part of the everyday makeup.  It’s here we meet tortured teenager Leslie Linnell, who at 7 years old experiences an undreamed of event, at the hands of villain Stasis, which isolates and riddles her with unimaginable guilt and seething anger.  Low and behold, even in a universe of superheroes, reality television is alive and present.  Our heroine sees an advertisement for “Superhero Idol”, where the winner will win an elite spot on the superhero team The Powered Protectors.  Hell bent on seeking revenge on Stasis Leslie packs it all in, to audition.

In addition to a great story, I have to say that the artwork immediately drew me in.  It was truly gorgeous.  Micah Gunnell and David Curiel colors popped and were absolutely stunning and whimsical.  While I’m no expert, the characters were drawn rather well, with keen detail to facial emotion & expression, which continually kept me attuned and rapt in the unfolding story.

Anyone who has struggled and battled with their own demons, will definitely appreciate, relish, and root for Leslie along her journey.  I definitely look forward to meeting some her fellow Superhero Idol contestants, but more importantly exploring the ghosts of her past.  I’m intrigued to delve deeper into her motivation for revenge and redemption, and find out ultimately will she succumb to her desire to seek revenge or rise above.  In the end, I give Idolized a 4 out of 5.  Idolized “out”…  I hope not, as I’m highly anticipating issue 2.

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Preview of SOULFIRE (vol 3) #7

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

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

 

While all-out war rages on in the Everlands, Onyx hopes to call it something else – genocide!  If she has her way, Grace and the rest of the Rahtumi will be massacred. Luckily, Malikai arrives just in time to help, but will he save the day or ensure doom comes to all?

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! 25 SOULFIRE (VOL 3) #7 is in stores February 15th , 2012!

 

covers  by Jason Fabok and Francisco.

Executive Assistant Lotus #2: The Hit List Agenda

Executive Assistant Lotus #2: The Hit List Agenda
by Rob Base

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Executive Assistant Lotus #2 The Hit List Agenda
Vince Hernandez – Story / Oliver Nome – Art / Emilio Lopez – Colors

Very few comics have the ability to read like a TV series. How many people out there reading this thought The Walking Dead would really be a compelling “TV” show?

Executive Assistant Lotus feels more like a USA primetime TV program in the vein of Burn Notice or In Plain Sight and yet with all the dialogue, the comic’s action is hard hitting and engaging.
I really don’t want to give away any details of the story. Lotus will have many fans of Marvel Comic’s Elektra drooling for more.
Lotus maybe in over her head but finds ways to do much butt kicking that will keep fans reading till the final issue.
Here’s hoping that Executive Assistant Lotus gets her own TV show next fall.