Published on April 10th, 2013 | by Richard Boom
Fathom Turns 15 And Starts Anew
Aspen Comics has announced their sixth title in their successful “10 for 10” initiative is the Aspen flagship title, Michael Turner’s Fathom. In accordance with the 15-year anniversary of the title, and a planned summer crossover leading into the new series, the All New Fathom #1 will feature a new direction for the series and an excellent jumping-on point for new readers. From writer David Wohl (Legend of the Shadow Clan, Executive Assistant: Iris) and Alex Konat (Fathom, Mindfield) and Beth Sotelo (Fathom, Shrugged), the All New Fathom #1 will debut in stores on July 24th. Aspen’s solicitation for the issue reads:
Michael Turner’s best-selling series has reached its milestone 15-year anniversary! However, Aspen Matthews’ adventure under the surface has no plans of slowing down! Following the devastating events of “The Elite Saga”, Aspen Matthews finds herself at a decisive crossroads in her life—with the memories of her past no longer weighing her down, she is finally able to set about building a new life in San Diego once more. But, being the daughter of two worlds is no easy feat—and Aspen will quickly discover the winds of change oftentimes lead directly into the perils of fate!
Wohl discusses the new series:
“From the first time I ever heard Michael Turner talk about Fathom, I knew he was onto something very special and very cool. At that point, we were working on Witchblade together, and even then, I hoped that someday I’d have the opportunity to write it. And now, during the 10th Anniversary of Aspen Comics, I’ve gotten my chance, and I couldn’t be more elated!”
As with all of Aspen’s “10 for 10” releases, the publisher will be offering a host of incentives for retailers and fans alike, including the extremely affordable price of only $1 for the first issue, Fathom #1. Aspen will also be offering a special Aspen Reserved Edition cover for Fathom #1 featuring art by Konat and superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. Fans who reserve Fathom #1 by adding it to their pullbox with their local retailers will be eligible to receive the Aspen Reserved Edition of Fathom #1.
Fans who collect all ten of Aspen’s “10 for 10” Aspen Reserved Edition #1 covers each month through their local retailer will be eligible to receive the full-size Aspen “Perfect 10’s” jam poster absolutely free.
In addition to the debut issue, Aspen is also offering an Aspen Reserved Edition cover for Fathom #2 by a special guest artist, along with a Fathom #2 J. Scott Campbell Retailer Incentive cover available in August. Aspen will be releasing more info on further Fathom incentives and more Aspen “10 for 10” releases soon.