Aspen Comics is pleased to announce the launch of their first Kickstarter campaign focused on their founder and superstar artist, the late Michael Turner. Launching March 25th at 7pm Pacific Standard Time, Michael Turner Creations is set to be Aspen’s most ambitious publication to date.
Michael Turner Creations is a prestige format oversized hardcover with slipcase collecting all of Michael Turner’s iconic Aspen Comics work, highlighted by his flagship creations Fathom and Soulfire, as well as his work on the Ekos Preview. This 600-plus page hardcover will include the entirety of Fathom and Soulfirevolume one, the best-selling volumes of each respective series. In addition to the aforementioned material, the publisher is including a foreword by Michael Turner’s mother, Grace Crick, along with the founder of Marvel Studios’ David Maisel, the chief architect of the Turner-verse, the planned feature film slate by Mythos Studios based upon Turner’s work.
Aspen has brought on some of their best-selling cover artists such as Siya Oum, Alex Konat, Jordan Gunderson, Talent Caldwell and Tyler Kirkham, in addition to high-profile artists such as David Mack and Kendrick Lim for their first-ever Aspen covers, a variety of Michael Turner Creations dust jackets available exclusively in the Kickstarter campaign. Plus, the publisher will be offering a special signed dust jacket by legendary artist Alex Ross.
For the first time in Aspen’s history, the publisher is opening up their vaulted Michael Turner original art collection from his personal sketchbook and offering a selection of original layouts, sketches and fully illustrated pieces drawn by Turner across multiple reward tiers. This selection of original art and sketches dates back to Turner’s classic Witchblade run and into his Fathom and Soulfire work, then into his later years on the iconic Marvel and DC Comics titles such as Civil War and Identity Crisis. Aspen strongly encourages interested Michael Turner Original Art buyers to finalize and select the reward tier of their choice as early as possible before they sell out.
The publisher is also debuting several new Aspen Comics merchandise including featured items such as a “Grace” from Soulfire plush doll, new Aspen Comics Fathom and Soulfire acrylic figures, Kickstarter exclusive comics, and several new Michael Turner related items and products for purchase as add-ons.
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ASPEN COMICS is an independent publishing company founded in January 2003 and priding itself on entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements, Aspen produces the best-selling property Michael Turner’s Fathom, the popular fantasy series Michael Turner’s Soulfire, as well as such fan favorite series as Lola XOXO, Executive Assistant: Iris, Jirni and more. Aspen has also published The Scourge and Dead Man’s Run, two properties developed in association with mega-producer Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel Comics for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum and worked closely with DC Comics to provide covers and comic work for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: Supergirl, The Justice League of America, Dark Knight: The Last Crusade, Rebirth and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically acclaimed, best-selling series, Identity Crisis. In 2018, Aspen Comics is celebrated their fifteen-year anniversary and joined forces with powerhouse entertainment moguls David Maisel and Scooter Braun, in collaboration with their founding of Mythos Studios, currently developing Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire for film and other multimedia projects.