Official Press Release
For the first time ever, fans can have a hand in actually creating their comics, as readers get the chance to vote on the look of each of the characters in Aspen's newest series, Idolized, debuting in 2012. Now you, the fan, can have the unique opportunity of helping create Aspen's next great series. If you've ever dreamed of creating comics, here's your chance.â€¨Â â€¨Idolized is filled with a rich universe of incredibly well rounded characters. Â Characters with true depth and emotion, people who, despite their amazing powers, feel honest and authentic," said Aspen's Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez. Â "But while we know what each of these characters acts like, we don't know yet what they look like."â€¨Â â€¨Â "For each character, our incredible artist Micah Gunnell gives us three different 'looks' to choose from. Â But for this series, instead of us selecting among the looks, we've decided to open it up to the fans, and let them decide. Â We expect that it'll be a tough competition, because all of the visual designs Micah's been cooking up look absolutely amazing."
Beginning today, readers can go to http://www.facebook.com/IdolizedComic to view and vote on what each of the Idolized cast of characters will look like. Â Each Monday, Aspen will be posting a new set of character designs for readers to vote on. Â Â The following Monday, a new set of characters will be posted, and the voting for the prior week's characters will be locked. Â So, make sure to vote early and often in order to ensure that the characters in "IDOLIZED" look exactly the way you want them to!
"Aspen has so many incredibly supportive fans, and we're always looking for new and exciting ways to reach out to them and engage them," said Aspen President Frank Mastromauro. Â "Actually giving them the chance to help craft a new Aspen series seemed like an exciting, unique and unprecedented way to let them be a part of Aspen's future."â€¨
"IDOLIZED" is Aspen's first-ever superhero series. Â It tells the story of girl with super-powers and a dark past, who seeks revenge, and ultimately finds redemption, over the course of competing in a televised super-hero competition show. Â Essentially, it's "True Grit" meets "American Idol"...with capes. Â The series is written by David B. Schwartz (acclaimed writer of Image Comics' "MELTDOWN", "Aspen Showcase: Ember" and "Fathom: Blue Descent"), with explosive art by Micah Gunnell ("Shrugged", "Executive Assistant: Orchid", "Dellec") and colors by David Curiel ("Executive Assistant: Orchid"), and will debut in mid 2012.