While Aspen Comics continues to celebrate 15 years of publishing this year, Executive Assistant: Iris is turning 10. To keep the synergy going, Aspen Comics has announced the coming release of Executive Assistant: Iris Volume 5 #1 from writer Blake Northcott.
When a routine security job takes a turn for the worse, Executive Assistant Iris realizes she might be at the crossroads of her career! The world’s deadliest assassin is faced with a choice: remain a freelance Executive Assistant, or join Magni Global—a mysterious corporation that has acquired nearly every private security firm on the planet.
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Northcott. “Iris is such an iconic character with a rich and complex back story. I love that she’s vulnerable—she’s not a goddess, she’s not a cosmic-level superhero. She’s human, she bleeds, and she has so much left to overcome, especially at this critical stage of her career. There’s something beautiful and exciting about that.
“I wanted to explore the intricacies of being an assassin, or anyone in the protection business. It’s a dangerous vocation with a short career window, and one wrong move won’t just get you sent to HR—it can mean your life.”
Joining Northcott on her newest series is artist Donny Tran and colorist Omi Remalante Jr.
Executive Assistant: Iris Volume 5 #1 is scheduled to arrive June.