Update: As promised, the full April 2011 Soliciations are now below!Aspen's full Solicitations for April will be right here at this address tomorrow, but today we're squeaking out a look at the cover and solicitation text for the next volume of Soulfire, just cause we love you! SOULFIRE (VOL 3) #1
J.T. Krul – Writer / Jason Fabok – Art / John Starr – Colors
The magic has returned! But, this time…the light has grown dark.
Dark times have fallen on our heroes as Grace, Malikai, Sonia and PJ have all taken separate paths following the devastating battle at the end of SOULFIRE vol 2. Grace finds herself attempting to hold together the kingdom of the Everlands, as a theft in the hallowed halls of Anantia threatens to weaken the bonds between the Rahtumi and Sethoru once more. While Grace struggles to keep unity between the two races, Malikai, the bearer of the light, is nowhere to be found. After unleashing his frightening levels of power during the final battle, Malikai deserts the group as he searches within for answers. But, Rainier’s forces persist in their quest to exterminate the return of the light as one of his most trusted allies soon discovers a darker form of magic in the process...with deadly results! 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 debut of the epic third SOULFIRE volume!
Brought to you by red-hot writer J.T. Krul, with art by talented Aspen newcomer Jason Fabok, along with colorist John Starr, the latest volume of Michael Turner’s thrilling fantasy-adventure SOULFIRE series begins right here!
SOULFIRE (VOL 3) #1 is in stores April 13th, 2011!CHARISMAGIC #2
Vince Hernandez – Story / Khary Randolph – Art / Emilio Lopez - Colors
Everything you thought you knew about magic will…
Journey into a world where the lines between magic and reality are blurred…And where one man will soon find himself as the last remaining hope for all mankind.
Following the final, shocking moments of issue one, Las Vegas magician Hank Medley, along with his cat Sparkles, find themselves more alone than they could have possibly ever imagined. And even under these cataclysmic circumstances, Vegas is no less sinful, as the world of magic begins to erupt around Hank--with terrifyingly fatal results. Plus, Sudana, realizing she’s too late to stop Samsun’s return into our realm, instead finds herself on a hurried mission to contact the only being who may be powerful enough to force Samsun back into the Void Realm!
Created and written by Aspen’s own Vince Hernandez, with stunning art by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez, make sure to open your eyes to the exciting new world of CHARISMAGIC!
CHARISMAGIC #2 is in stores April 20th, 2011!
LADY MECHANIKA #3
Joe Benitez – Art & Story / Peter Steigerwald - Colors
THERE’S A NEW LADY IN TOWN!
From the imaginative mind of Joe Benitez with colors by the incomparable Peter Steigerwald, comes this all-new supernatural action-adventure series!
LADY MECHANIKA’s quest to retrieve the ‘Mechanical Girl’ along with her mysterious maker takes her up to the clouds, where she must infiltrate a masquerade ball aboard Lord Blackpool’s airship high in the sky. While the nefarious Blackpool showcases a new advanced weapon added to his impressive armament catalog to a captive audience, Mechanika discovers something quite unexpected, that may hold a clue to her own creation!
LADY MECHANIKA#3 is in stores April 20th, 2011!
LADY MECHANIKA: COLLECTED EDITION #1
Joe Benitez – Art & Story / Peter Steigerwald - Colors
The exciting adventure of Aspen’s newest female heroine begins here!
The tabloids dubbed her "LADY MECHANIKA", the sole survivor of a psychotic serial killer's three-year rampage through London. Found locked in an abandoned laboratory amidst countless corpses and body parts, with her own limbs amputated and replaced with mechanical components, her life began anew. With no memory of her captivity or her former life, LADY MECHANIKA eventually built a new life for herself as a private detective, using her unique abilities to solve cases the police couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. But, she has never stopped searching for answers…
Collecting together the SOLD OUT zero issue and the SOLD OUT issue #1, this special 40 page collected edition is a must have for every LADY MECHANIKA and steam punk fan. If you missed out on LADY MECHANIKA the first time around, here’s your second chance to experience what the entire comic book community is raving about!
LADY MECHANIKA: COLLECTED EDITION #1 is in stores April 6th, 2011!
FATHOM (vol 4) #0
Scott Lobdell – Writer / Alex Konat – Pencils / Beth Sotelo – Colors
Michael Turner’s Fathom makes its return for the sensational fourth volume!
The thrilling world below the waves resurfaces this Spring—but, everything has changed! Aspen Matthews awakens in an unknown laboratory, heavily secured by armed guards. Uncertain of where she is or what’s going on, Aspen must quickly uncover the clues to her present situation. But, what if she’s not the one trapped by guards. What if they’re the ones trapped by her? And what if the answers she seeks are far more—cataclysmic—than she could ever have anticipated?!? Mystery, adventure, and the truth lie ahead in the pulse-pounding latest chapter of Michael Turner’s FATHOM!
With FATHOM’s long awaited return at hand, some new creators and several familiar names are along for the ride! Artist extraordinaire Alex Konat of Mindfield fame is joined by acclaimed writer Scott Lobdell, a newcomer to the world of FATHOM, but ready to make his mark on the series unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Colorist Beth Sotelo also joins the FATHOM family and brings her lush color pallet to the world of the Blue!
Featuring an all-new 12-page story that sets the stage for the brand-new FATHOM #1 issue heading your way next month, make sure to get in on the ground floor of FATHOM’s next exciting story arc! Complete with an additional sketchbook section, never before seen art, and a stunning cover by series artist Alex Konat, this special #0 issue is not to be missed!
FATHOM #0 is in stores April 6th, 2011!You ready for more Soulfire?