Official Press Release
Aspen Comics will once again debut an all-new original series this Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008. Free Comic Book Day is the one day a year when participating comic shops across North America give away a host of comics free to their customers. Following the success of the previous two FCBD sampler issues, Aspen will be releasing Worlds of Aspen #3 with a brand new six-page story Executive Assistant: Iris, Aspen’s newest title written by David Wohl with art by Eduardo Francisco. Executive Assistant: Iris is Aspen’s new dark thriller-action tale focusing on the harrowing tale of Iris, an executive assistant to a powerful corporate businessmanâ€”and a part-time assassin. Worlds of Aspen #3 is the first chance for fans to check out Executive Assistant: Iris before its official launch later this year in 2008.
Aside from ushering in a new series, Aspen is also set to welcome back their marquee properties Soulfire and Fathom in time for their respective returns this summer. Michael Turner’s Soulfire returns after a long delay and Worlds of Aspen #3 will feature the first six pages of Soulfire #8. Soulfire is written by J.T. Krul, with art by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald.
Returning this summer as well is Aspen’s action-adventure title Fathom with the third volume installment of the popular series. Fathom: Volume 3 returns fans to the underwater world of the Blue with a new creative team of J.T. Krul and Ale Garza. Worlds of Aspen #3 will include the first six pages of Fathom: Volume 3 #0 available only in this Free Comic Book Day issue until the launch of the series in late summer.
Capping off the FCBD sampler issue is a six-page preview of the finale of Aspen’s adventure-comedy series Shrugged. Written by Michael Turner and Frank Mastromauro with art by Micah Gunnell, Shrugged #8 is the conclusion to the original series featuring the colliding worlds of Earth and Perspecta with one high school teen caught in the middle.
Aspen creators David Wohl and J.T. Krul will also be appearing on Free Comic Book Day at two exclusive signings for the release of Worlds of Aspen #3. Wohl will be signing the first look at Executive Assistant: Iris from 12pm â€” 2pm at Geoffrey’s Comics in Gardena, Ca. Please check http://www.GeoffreysComics.com for info on Wohl’s appearance. J.T. Krul will be appearing at Collector’s Paradise in Woodland Hills, Ca. Please check http://www.comicsandcards.net for signing times and info.
For more information on Worlds of Aspen #3, please check http://www.AspenComics.com. For more details regarding Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 3rd, check www.FreeComicBookDay.com.