Aspen Returns to Chicago with New Exclusives for Wizard World

Official Press Release

Aspen Comics is excited to follow up their presence at the San Diego Comic Con with a ton of new exclusives for this year's Wizard World Chicago 2007. The Aspen Comics Booth #429 will feature a multitude of new Wizard World Chicago exclusives including the new action-adventure series Iron and the Maiden , the red-hot Aspen Splash 2007 swimsuit convention variant, the Dynamite Entertainment and Aspen Exclusive Spiderman/Red Sonja #1, the quickly disappearing Aspen Exclusive of the Marvel Comics blockbuster event release World War Hulk #1, and much more.

Jason Rubin's full-throttle action series Iron and the Maiden is in full swing and Aspen will continue celebrating the launch with an exclusive Wizard World Chicago Iron and the Maiden #1 featuring the fist-ever cover penciled-and colored by hand-by Michael Turner. This rare cover will be limited to 1000 copies. Turner gave his thoughts on his first ever foray into coloring one of his own pieces:

"I've always wanted to try my hand at coloring one of my covers, and I figured there was no better opportunity than with Aspen's newest property, Iron and the Maiden. Of course, now I have even more respect for my running mate Peter Steigerwald, and the amazing work he does on the computer with his colors."

Aspen will also be releasing the second half of the sell-out convention exclusive Aspen Splash 2007 #1 San Diego Comic Con variant with the release of the Aspen Splash 2007 #1 Wizard World variant, limited to 2000 copies. This Aspen swimsuit pinup book sold out at Comic Con and Aspen anticipates a similar response at Wizard World Chicago. The Aspen Splash 2001 #1 pinup book features artwork from Michael Turner, Peter Steigerwald, micah Gunnell, Marcus, To, Ale Garza, Francisco Herrera, Talent Caldwell, Billy Tan, Randy Green, and many more artists.

Along with the new title releases, Aspen will be offering exciting exclusives for their titles Shrugged and Fathom: Kiani. Shrugged fans will be able to pick up the Shrugged #6 Wizard World Chicago exclusive. The Shrugged #6 Wizard World exclusive cover features a stunning new cover by Micah Gunnell and Beth Sotelo and is only limited to 500 copies. As well, Fathom: Kiani heats up towards its epic conclusion with the penultimate issue of Fathom: Kiani #3 . The Fathom: Kiani #3 Wizard World exclusive cover features an all-new Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald cover and is limited to 1000 copies. Both the Shrugged #6 and Fathom: Kiani #3 con covers will be available at the Aspen Comics Booth #429.

In addition to the new Aspen Comics releases, the Aspen booth will also have available exclusives for the comic book industry's top summer events. Aspen will join forces with Dynamite Entertainment for the Wizard World Chicago world premiere release of the Spiderman/Red Sonja #1 Dynamite Entertainment/Aspen Comics variant cover, limited to 4000 copies. Additionally, Aspen will have on hand the last remaining copies of Marvel Comic's epic event World War Hulk #1 with the Aspen Comics Exclusive World War Hulk #1 Variant cover.

The Aspen Comics Booth #429 will also have on hand their trademark high quality art prints presenting all of Aspen Comics' most popular characters and the stunning Aspen: Kiani Wizard World Chicago 2007 Tour Print and the latest Aspen Classic Print. Below is Aspen Comics' complete programming schedule for Wizard World Chicago 2007: Aspen Wizard World Chicago Panel (Saturday 12:30p – 1:30p)

Aspen Comics invites you to come join the Aspen crew for a one on one meet and greet, and find out everything that Aspen has in store for the rest of 2007! From Soulfire to Fathom , to our first ever creator owned title Iron and the Maiden, NBC's hit series Heroes, and everything else in-between, things just keep getting bigger and better! Make sure to stop by the panel and include yourself in this exciting event!!

**Please note, the first 200 people in attendance will receive a FREE gift, only available at the Aspen Comics panel!!**

Panel hosts include: Michael Turner, Peter Steigerwald, J. T. Krul, Micah Gunnell, Francis Manapul, Beth Sotelo, Joel Gomez, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan and Frank Mastromauro.

Wizard School with Peter Steigerwald - Inside the Lines and Outside the Box 5 (Friday 12:30 – 1:30p) -

Join Aspen's Peter Steigerwald in his latest class, as he takes you beyond the standard coloring fundamentals and fills you in on what's needed to become a comic book colorist. From his work at DC, to the current Soulfire series, and his most recent Marvel covers, Peter explains how to become one of the top colorists in the business! This class is definitely not to be missed or for the faint of heart!

Aspen Booth Signing Times / Portfolio Reviews:

All signing times consist of the following people unless otherwise noted -

Michael Turner, Peter Steigerwald, J. T. Krul, Micah Gunnell, Francis Manapul, Beth Sotelo, Joel Gomez

Aspen Booth Signings -

Friday: 12p – 2:00p  

             3:30p – 5:30p     

Saturday: 10:30a - 12p     


               3p - 5p  

Sunday:      11:30p - 1p


             2p – 3:30p


Portfolio Reviews -

Inquire at the Aspen booth for review procedures and scheduled times.

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