FIRST LOOK: "Iron and the Maiden" #4 cover by Jim Lee

Aspen MLT has provided CBR News with an exclusive first look at Jim Lee's variant cover for "Iron and the Maiden" #4.

Additionally, CBR News is happy to present a full color preview of "Iron and the Madien" #3, shipping next week to finer comic stores. When you're done checking out these exciting previews, stop by CBR's Indie Comics forum to discuss "Iron the Maiden" with fellow readers.


Hot on the heels of the red-hot releases of issues one and two, Iron and the Maiden #3 crashes into comic book stores next Wednesday, October 3rd -guaranteed! Aspen Comic's first ever creator-owned property roars to its thrilling conclusion with this penultimate third issue! Aspen Editor-In-Chief Vince Hernandez talks Iron and the Maiden :

"We couldn't be any more ecstatic with the positive response to the first two issues of Iron and the Maiden , and the third chapter blows them both out of the water! Along with an oversized story, we're also continuing the trend of packing this issue with even more extra sketches and conceptual designs in true Iron and the Maiden -style."

Jason Rubin – Creator and Writer / Francis Manapul with Joel Gomez – Pencils / Danimation – colors / Character Design – Joe Madureira and Jeff Matsuda / Background & Concept Design – Blur Studios / Color Design – Chris Lichtner

With the triple-threat danger of The Syndicate, The Government, and The Order, life is closing in faster than planned for Michael Iron. Big Daddy and his Syndicate crew make a fatal discovery about the strength of Iron's survival instincts, while Angel comes to realize her own startling… instincts. Meanwhile, Detective Manetti won't let up his investigation into Iron's exploits, and his search for clues leads him to an interesting "communion" of sorts between Iron and The Order?!?

Written and created by Jason Rubin , world-renowned video game developer and creator of the multi-million selling Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter franchises, brings the thrilling action-adventure series IRON AND THE MAIDEN , to life with this all-new original mini-series. With a different perspective on traditional storytelling, Rubin and several of the comic industry's top talents have come together to create a groundbreaking new world!

Showcasing character designs by Joe (Ultimates 3, Battle Chasers) Madureira and Jeff (The Batman, TMNT) Matsuda , and featuring stunning artwork by Francis Manapul and Joel Gomez, with colors by Danimation, this is THE event of 2007!

Over 2 years in the making, an ON TIME shipping guarantee, and an over-sized story set to redefine comics, IRON AND THE MAIDEN has arrived, and nothing will ever be the same again!

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