Aspen Comics has announced the winner of their “You Decide” voting campaign as “Overtaken”. The title will debut on August 21, 2013 as the seventh of Aspen’s 10 for 10 initiative. “Overtaken” defeated “Awaken Skies” in a vote held through Facebook.com.
The all-new sci-fi comic book will be written by the series creator Frank Mastromauro and artist Marco Lorenzano. The promotional artwork for the series by the comic book newcomer is gorgeous.
But what is the series about? From the Aspen Comics press release:
Journalist Will Harden is well equipped for most situations, but nothing can prepare him for what’s about to come. Relocating from the big city to a small mountain town with his wife, everything is turned upside-down the moment she goes missing. Are the rumors of alien abductions true or did something far worse happen to his wife? No matter the cause, Harden will not stop until he uncovers the truth, or die trying.
“Overtaken #1” will receive all the incentives that the other “10 for 10” comics have received with Reserved Edition covers, limited sketch covers and the follow up covers will sport artwork from J. Scott Campbell and Eric Balsadua.
“Overtaken” is the fifth title from the “10 for 10” to have its full creative team announced. Aspen is still holding the creators of the remaining five series close to their vest. Expect big announcements soon.
Be sure to check The List for more information on Aspen’s “10 for 10” comics.
“Overtaken” will be written by series creator Frank Mastromauro with art by newcomer Marco Lorenzana. Coming in August.
Series synopsis: Journalist Will Harden is well equipped for most situations, but nothing can prepare him for what’s about to come. Relocating from the big city to a small mountain town with his wife, everything is turned upside-down the moment she goes missing. Are the rumors of alien abductions true or did something far worse happen to his wife? No matter the cause, Harden will not stop until he uncovers the truth, or die trying.
One of the Aspen Comics returning series ‘Charismagic is from writer Vince Hernandez with art by Vincenzo Cucca and Emilio Lopez.
Series synopsis: Magician Hank Medley thought he had everything figured out. After saving the world from an ancient, ruinous evil, with the help of a Druid named Sudana and his magical talking cat Sparkles, Hank discovers the true nature of dark magic has arrived in his own realm—our world! Now, the trio must attempt to put an end to catastrophic events that will threaten to tear Earth apart under the weight of such a menace. Featuring a returning cast of Charismagic’s favorite characters along with several new and astonishing faces and creatures of magic, this new volume of ‘Charismagic’ is a perfect jumping-on point for all!
Created by writer J.T. Krul with art by Paolo Pantalena and Brett Smith this title will be released in April.
Series synopsis: Discover a whole new world of adventure! Trekking through a violent and dangerous frontier of savage barbarians, devious thieves, and wild creatures, a warrior-princess named Ara searches for her mother, who was stolen away from her kingdom by a mysterious sorcerer with the help of his powerful D’jinn. What great and terrible secrets await her in the distant horizon? Prepare to experience an epic tale of fantasy and wonder without boundaries. This is Ara’s quest. This is Ara’s destiny. This is Ara’s – Jirni.
This returning Aspen series is set to be released Wednesday March 13. By the creative team of Frank Mastromauro, Jonathan Marks and Beth Sotelo.
Series synopsis: Theo and his friends are entering their final year of high school, and even though Ange and Dev are still along for the ride, a host of new characters have joined in on the adventure! But, everything isn’t all fun and games this time around as an evil force has also returned and is preparing to silence those voices inside their heads…permanently. If you thought you knew what fear was, you haven’t seen anything yet!
‘Legend of the Shadow Clan’
The first of the “10 for 10” comics began in February by the creative team of David Wohl and Cory Smith.
Read the Hollywood Comic Books Examiner’s review of the first issue here: ‘Legend of the Shadow Clan’ kicks off Aspen Comics’ 10th Anniversary Party
The Perfect 10
The “10 for 10” is a bold initiative where over the course of ten months Aspen Comics is releasing an entirely new line of comics. The best part is that the first issue in each series is only a dollar. contact your local comic shop to reserve your copies today.
All ten of the ’10 for 10′ titles have been announced. The creative teams have only been announced for five of them. Check back with tapeunit.com for future updates as the names creators are announced.
The titles are: “Legend of the Shadow Clan” in February, “Shrugged Volume 2” in March, “Jirni” in April, “Charismagic Volume 2”in May , “BubbleGun” in June, “All New Fathom” in July, “”Overtaken” in August, “Executive Assistant: Iris Volume 4” in September, “Trish out of Water” in October, and “All New Soulfire” in November.