Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: The Goon Volume 3 Heaps of Ruination

Heaps of Ruination brings us giant ape Goon, The Buzzard, Lagarto, sexy vampire lady, Frankie knifing something in the eye, Hellboy and more.

This volume is a strange, but engaging, compilations of stories. They range from an awkwardly silly 2 page short about a simpleton crapping his pants to old school sci-fi monsters fighting Godzilla style to tormented soul and bleeding heart drama.

Apart from the return of The Buzzard, this volume doesn't advance the story of the Goon, nor does it give you any further insight into its characters. What it does bring is an entertaining group of stories. My favorite is the Hellboy crossover.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Preview: LOLA XOXO #3

Siya Oum – Story & Art

Aspen’s newest hit series continues!

Lola departs on her first trading route, leaving the confines of New York City along with the Wasteland Trading Company. However, the perils that exist on the road can prove to be even worse than the city—and deadly . Meanwhile, Conrad decides to take matters into his own hands and find a way to go after Lola—at all costs!

Friday, June 13, 2014



David Wohl, Nei Ruffino, Vince Hernandez – Story
Dennis Calero, Nei Ruffino, Jordan Gunderson – Art

Michael Turner’s FATHOM returns!

Aspen's first ever FATHOM ANNUAL arrives, jam-packed with three all new stories featuring some of the most popular characters in the Fathom universe—and more! Join veteran FATHOM writer David Wohl as he gives us an inside look at Aspen's former love interest, Chance Calloway, and his thrilling exploits away from her, as he adapts to a whole new world of Blue and Human cooperation! Fan favorite illustrator Nei Ruffino debuts a new FATHOM story all her own, as she handles the writing and art duties in a special tale featuring Aspen Matthews and her new close friend Judith! And Fathom: Kiani writer Vince Hernandez takes Aspen Matthews on a journey to discover a lost city hidden deep under the surface of the water, only what she discovers instead is far more shocking!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Transmetropolitan'o'ton #5

Spider Jerusalem and his filthy assistants are back in this fifth rendition of Spider's journalistic saga in The City.

Lonely City could very well be two different books. One that gives a little and rare insight of Spider's childhood and his thoughts on society and the City. The other depicts Warren Ellis's love (or lack thereof) for the established power and authority.

In Here to Go (first story) Spider reminisces about his first encounter with death and how it changed his perception of his hero at the time. Its a fun story with over the top characterization that lifts your spirit (only to have it shattered in the last half of the book).

Friday, May 23, 2014

Aspen August 2014 Solicitation

Damsels in Execess #2
Vince Hernandez – Story / Mirka Andolfo – Art

Five realms. Five princesses. Zero men.

As the remaining ladies turn on Bethany following the reveal of the men’s final wish, the princess finds herself alone in the Five Realms with everyone out to murder her. Yet, not all citizens—and rulers—of the Five believe in following the pleas of a dying gender, as she will discover. However, first, she must find a way to escape Crossman’s Hall before Barra’s soldiers can end her reign—and her life!

Creator Vince Hernandez and artist Mirka Andolfo present to you the newest Aspen hit series – DAMSELS IN EXCESS!

DAMSELS IN EXCESS #2 is in stores August 20th, 2014!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Chaos! #1 Cover is Ready to be Unleashed

Chaos #1
Fremont, OH:  Chaos! comics fans can expect to be blown away by an all-new Chaos! #1 exclusive cover through a special arrangement between Dynamite Entertainment, Andy Smith, and Rupp’s Comics.

The original, unused cover art of Tim Vigil has been patiently biding its time within the private collection of Andy Smith for more than a decade.  As Dynamite Entertainment revived the Chaos series earlier this year, the time has come for this cover to finally captivate all Chaos and Vigil collectors everywhere.

Vigil’s heart-stopping art has been fully realized with the rich and haunting colors of Aspen Comics’ Peter Steigerwald.

The rare, exclusive cover will be released to the masses of Chaos! fans on May 7, 2014.

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