PREVIEW: "Aspen Showcase" #1 and Wizard World Chicago Exclusives

Aspen Showcase: Aspen Matthews

"Aspen Showcase: Aspen Matthews" #1

Aspen Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Aspen Showcase: Aspen Matthews" #1, the first issue of Aspen's new anthology series. Featuring work by C.B. Cebulski, Talent Caldwell and John Starr, the book will be on sale at this weekend's Wizard World convention in Chicago, along with a variant cover available exclusively at the show as well as other exclusive Aspen books and prints.


C. B. Cebulski - Writer ; Talent Caldwell - Pencils ; John Starr - Colors

Aspen newest anthology series, ASPEN SHOWCASE, combines some of today's finest creators with several of comics best loved properties.

Reunions abound in this very special one-shot as artist Talent Caldwell dives back into the Aspen universe to take on its flagship character, Aspen Matthews, with the ASPEN SHOWCASE: ASPEN MATTHEWS #1 this June! Battling the Blue and saving the world are hardly any challenge compared to the troubling life of high school adolescence! Acclaimed writer C. B. Cebulski takes us on a journey back to Aspen's childhood as she attends her high school reunion and runs into some very 'special' friends from her past, reminding her of a few 'special' memories as well!


Aspen is bringing sexy, summer fun to the Windy City and Wizard World Chicago 2008 with the Aspen Splash 2008 swimsuit pinup book featuring all-new exciting pieces from Aspen's stable of artists and special surprise guest artists! The Aspen Splash Wizard World Chicago 2008 exclusive features an all-new cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald and is limited to 1500 copies. Fans can pick up the Aspen Splash 2008 exclusively at the Aspen Comics Booth #1112 at Wizard World Chicago 2008.

In addition to the Aspen Splash WWChicago exclusive, Aspen will also be debuting new 11x17" prints featuring Aspen's finest characters as well as the latest version of the Aspen 2008 Tour Print.

Fans of Aspen can meet with creators Ale Garza, Peter Steigerwald, Micah Gunnell, JT Krul, Frank Mastromauro, and Vince Hernandez at the Aspen Booth #1112 and get their latest Aspen titles signed. Signing times are listed below:


12:00pm - 1:30pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm


11:00am - 12:30pm

3:30pm - 5:00pm


11:30am - 1:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Saturday - 2:00 - 3:00pm


The Wizard School Room: 8

Join Aspen's Peter Steigerwald as he lets you know what's needed to become a comic book colorist. From his work at DC to the current Soulfire series and his recent Marvel covers, Peter has become one of the top colorists in the business! This class is neither to be missed nor for the faint of heart!

Aspen Editor-In-Chief Vince Hernandez will be accepting art submissions and offering portfolio reviews throughout the weekend at the Aspen Comics Booth.

The ARTSENAL 2008, co-sponsored by Aspen Comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund returns with ROUND 3 at Wizard World Chicago 2008 on Sunday at 1pm! Stop by the Aspen Booth to check out the largest comic book sketch-battle competition in history!

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