Aspen Announces SDCC Schedule, Exclusives

Official Press Release

Aspen Comics is pleased to announce their schedule of events for the largest gathering of comic book and entertainment fans in North America, San Diego Comic Con International 2010. The Aspen Comics Booth #2321 is the site of Aspen's exciting plans all weekend long including creator appearances and signings, exclusive Comic Con books and sketchbooks, all new art prints, free comic giveaways, and much more.

To commemorate the legacy of their founder Michael Turner, Aspen is releasing a special Michael Turner Sketchbook: "Aspen: The Early Years," jam-packed with 48 pages of many never-before-seen Turner layouts, sketches, popular covers and much more from his early days of Aspen Comic's formation. The Turner sketchbook is limited to only 1,000 editions. Aspen strongly encourages fans to arrive early to pick up their copies as the sketchbooks are expected to sell out.

The Aspen Comics Booth #2321 will be the site of the world premiere of Aspen's newest action-adventure-horror series, The Scourge, at Comic Con 2010. From the mind of renowned filmmaker Gale Anne Hurd and written by Scott Lobdell, with art by Eric Battle, the Scourge is set to infect comic book shelves this Summer and Fall. Aspen is celebrating the release of this brand new series with a pair of special exclusives, a San Diego Comic Con 2010 cover by Eric Battle and Peter Steigerwald limited to 500 copies as well as an even more rare San Diego Comic Con 2010 Sketch Cover Edition limited to only 250 copies.

In addition to the release of The Scourge #0 at the show, Aspen is proud to release the 2010 edition of the popular Aspen Splash swimsuit pinup book featuring Aspen's most popular characters drawn by some of the industry's top talents such as Michael Turner, Joe Benitez, Talent Caldwell, Peter Steigerwald, Micah Gunnell, Nick Bradshaw, Khary Randolph, Siya Oum and many more. The Aspen Splash 2010 San Diego Comic Con 2010 exclusive with an all-new cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald is limited to 1000 copies.

As well as the aforementioned exclusives, Aspen is offering a special Mindfield #2 San Diego Comic Con 2010 edition with a cover by series artist Alex Konat and colors by Peter Steigerwald, limited to 500 copies. Mindfield is Aspen's all new espionage action adventure series created by red-hot writer JT Krul.

To top off this year's San Diego exclusives, Aspen will have available a Soulfire #7 San Diego Comic Con 2010 variant cover by superstar artist Joe Benitez and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 500 copies. Soulfire is written by JT Krul of recent Green Arrow fame, with artwork by Marcus To of DC Comic's popular Red Robin series.

As always, Aspen will be releasing an all-new line of their industry-leading art prints including the popular Aspen Tour Print 2010 San Diego Edition by Joe Benitez and Peter Steigerwald. Aspen will also be releasing a new series of prints including the classic 'Aspen Matthews' poster image by Michael Turner and Steigerwald, the Aspen Splash 2010 San Diego Comic Con cover by Benitez and Steigerwald, and the Soulfire #7 San Diego Comic Con cover by Benitez and Steigerwald.

Aside from exciting exclusives available for sale, the Aspen Comics Booth #2321 will also be offering a host of free comic giveaways all weekend long. Please stop by the booth to check out Aspen's collection of freebies throughout the show.

The Official Aspen Comics Panel takes place in room 32AB on Friday at the convention and will include most of the Aspen Comics creators and artists including Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, JT Krul, Scott Lobdell, David Wohl, Joe Benitez, Eric Battle, David Schwartz, Micah Gunnell, David Wohl, Alex Konat, Beth Sotelo, Siya Oum, and a few more surprise guests. Aspen is pleased to announce that every person in attendance of The Official Aspen Comics Panel will receive a one-of-a-kind exclusive Scourge #0 Aspen Comics Panel Edition 2010 variant featuring a cover by Mark Roslan, limited to 250 copies. This rare movie poster-inspired convention variant will only be available to panel attendees.

There will be a host of Aspen creators at the Aspen Comics Booth all weekend long from Thursday to Sunday. Please stop by the booth for official creator signing times.

For more information on Comic Con International please see www.comic-con.org and for more information on Aspen Comics please see www.aspencomics.com and www.aspenstore.com.

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