Media Release — Aspen Comics is continuing their 15-Year Anniversary campaign on releasing classic “legacy” titles with the return of their best-selling Michael Turner’s Soulfire on July 18th. In 2018, the property is celebrating its fifteen-year anniversary since its critically popular debut in 2003, and subsequently became the #1 best-selling independent title the following year. Created by Michael Turner, the flagship action-adventure returns for its epic seventh volume with veteran Aspen writer, J.T. Krul (Fathom, Jirni) with art by rising star newcomer Chahine Ladjouze, colors by Wes Hartman (Portal Bound, Santeria: The Goddess Kiss) and lettering by Zen (Fathom, Charismagic).
It has been an honor to be part of Soulfire going all the way back to its first volume. This book holds a special place in my heart. In a way, it has always been like a second home for me, and I can’t wait for readers to see what we have in store for this anniversary volume. Incredible adventure, new dangers, and plenty of magic. This volume really sets the stage for the future of SOULFIRE in a big way, and I couldn’t be more excited.
The solicitation copy for Michael Turner’s Soulfire #1 reads:
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of its creation, Michael Turner’s incredible vision of magic and wonder returns for an all-new volume!
As the new age of magic continues in the shadows of this future landscape, Malikai and his friends try to enjoy a little down time, but such plans never seem to last. Grace continues to serve as a protector for all things magic, more specifically the dragons, but she is growing tired of having to keep the true power of the world a secret. And, there is a new danger on the horizon, a new figure in the Soulfire universe who may be the greatest threat to the fragile balance between magic and technology yet!
To support the release of this Aspen “Legacy” Anniversary volume, Aspen is bringing in top tier cover artists including direct edition covers for each issue by Art Adams, Mirka Andolfo, Mike Choi, Michael Turner and more to be revealed.
Similar to previous Aspen releases in 2018, the publisher is releasing a Michael Turner’s Soulfire Primer issue for only 25 cents on July 18th, in addition to the Michael Turner’s Soulfire Volume 6: Future Shock trade paperback also on the release date in conjunction with its fifteen year anniversary celebration. The publisher has provided item codes for these titles below to help fans order copies with their local retailer:
SOULFIRE VOL.7 #1a – CHAHINE LADJOUZE MAY181411
SOULFIRE VOL.7 #1b – PHILLIP TAN MAY181412
SOULFIRE VOL.7 #1c – MICHAEL TURNER MAY181413
SOULFIRE VOL.7 #1d – CHAHINE LADJOUZE MAY181414
SOULFIRE VOL.7 #1e – ARTHUR ADAMS MAY181415
SOULFIRE PRIMER MAY181403
SOULFIRE VOL.6 TPB – Future Shock MAY181404
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Aspen Comics is an entertainment publishing company founded in 2003 by superstar comic book artist, Michael Turner, along with Frank Mastromauro and Peter Steigerwald. In addition to producing their own line of hit titles including Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lola XOXO and many others, Aspen has joined forces with some of the industry’s most notable companies on their best-selling titles. Aspen’s collaborated with Marvel, DC Comics, NBC, Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, Axe Body Spray, American Express and more. In 2018, Aspen Comics is celebrating their fifteen-year anniversary and has 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 various multimedia projects.