Official Press Release
Aspen Comics has revealed more info on their June release in their successful “10 for 10” anniversary initiative that has been met with both critical and commercial success. For their fifth release on June 12th, Aspen will be debuting an all-new cyber-punk action-adventure series, BubbleGun, by creator and writer Mark Roslan (Broken Pieces) with art by Mike Bowden (Worlds of Warcraft) and David Curiel (Avenging Spider-Man). The solicitation for BubbleGun reads:
They like the tech, but live for the high stakes! Sisters Molli and Devyn, along with teammates Roman and Kyo-and a stockpile of cutting edge, cyber-punk technology, form a confident team of mercenary thieves able to take on the most formidable jobs around. Yet, when one cyber heist turns out to be more than they bargained for, as a mysterious package and its contents threaten to unravel the group to its core, the menacing worlds of corrupt industry and deadly espionage is unleashed upon them!
Roslan discusses the new series:
“It’s very hard to put into words how excited I am for BubbleGun’s release this summer. I’ve been working on the book for over two years now and I can’t wait for everyone to read it. I really wanted to make a comic book that had that fun and high-energy storytelling that I grew up reading. BubbleGun follows a motley team of characters in a action-adventure story that focuses on the them, but is set in the future with a nice shiny sci-fi veneer to it: advanced robots, hover-cycles, neon lights, and laser guns mixed into crazy high-tech escapades. Mike Bowden and David Curiel are a brilliant art team and both are really bringing a new level to their work with this series.”
As with all of Aspen’s “10 for 10” releases, the publisher will be offering a host of incentives for retailers and fans alike, including the extremely affordable price of only $1 for the first issue, BubbleGun#1. Aspen will also be offering a special Aspen Reserved Edition cover for BubbleGun #1 featuring art by Bowden and superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. Fans who reserve BubbleGun #1 by adding it to their pullbox with their local retailers will be eligible to receive the Aspen Reserved Edition of BubbleGun #1.
Fans who collect all ten of Aspen’s “10 for 10” Aspen Reserved Edition #1 covers each month through their local retailer will be eligible to receive the full-size Aspen “Perfect 10’s” jam poster absolutely free.
In addition to the debut issue, Aspen is also offering an Aspen Reserved Edition cover for BubbleGun #2 by Mark Brooks, along with a BubbleGun #2 J. Scott Campbell Retailer Incentive cover available in July. Aspen will be releasing more info on further BubbleGun incentives and more Aspen “10 for 10” releases soon.
Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Charismagic, Broken Pieces and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. In 2012, Aspen teamed up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produced the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe. Currently, Aspen is celebrating their tenth anniversary in the industry with their “10 for 10” initiative and more original properties forthcoming later in the year.