With the announcement of Diamond’s Free Comic Book Day releases for 2016, Aspen Comics has announced the publisher’s offering, Worlds of Aspen 2016, as a precursor to an all-new summer crossover event combining Aspen’s two flagship titles, Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire, for the first time ever.

For over a dozen years since its inception, Aspen Comics fans have experienced both titles as standalone properties existing in separate universes. Now, however, the publisher is listening to overwhelming fan response and merging both worlds into one cohesive universe—with more titles soon to follow. Aspen has also debuted a new Aspen Comics logo, cover dressing and branding to coincide with this new direction for the publisher.

Eisner, Harvey and Emmy award-winning writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and New York Times best-selling author J.T. Krul are teaming up to write the offering, Worlds of Aspen 2016, a new Free Comic Book Day 2016 exclusive zero issue kicking off the crossover, to be followed by the event series beginning in June 2016, along with more news to be revealed. Artist Jordan Gunderson of Aspen’s The Four Points and Executive Assistant: Assassins titles will take on art duties for the event.

Aspen’s Worlds of Aspen 2016 will be available at all participating stores on Free Comic Book Day, May 4th, 2016, and will be supported with multiple trade paperbacks and related products to be announced by the publisher in the coming months. For more information on Free Comic Book Day 2016 please visit www.DiamondComics.com.

Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lola XOXO and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. In 2012, Aspen teamed up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produced the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe. In 2015, Aspen acquired fellow publisher Big Dog Ink as an imprint of the publisher, furthering expanding their line of titles.

via Aspen Comics

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