The publisher details some of the comics and creators you'll see at NYCC and how to get some Aspen swag while you're at the con.
The launches of Greg Pak's Dead Man's Run and the McG/Chap Taylor/Peter Johnson horror comic Haunted City headline Aspen's big NYCC announcement. Both titles will be making their debut this weekend, the former as a collaboration between Aspen and producer Gale Ann Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures and the latter an Aspen-Wonderland Sound and Vision joint. Reading between the lines of all the cross-company collaboration, it looks like the filmmakers are attempting to use the publisher as a platform to test market some potentially film-worthy pitches with the unlimited budget of comics (although who isn't, these days).
Here's the synopses for the two books:
Dead Man’s Run takes readers into an entirely different vision of Hell from the mind of superstar comic book scribe Greg Pak with art by the talented Parker and Steigerwald.
Haunted City is Aspen’s latest foray into the horror genre as readers will see the Big Apple like they’ve never seen before, as it is truly the biggest haunted house in the world.
Besides showing off those new books, Aspen promises to give out some free stuff to fans during their panel on Saturday. You can find the full list of creators and convention exclusives below.
Creators on hand during the con: Frank Mastromauro, Joe Benitez, David Wohl, Greg Pak, J.T. Krul, Chap Taylor, Jason Fabok, Micah Gunnell, Oliver Nome, Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez and more...
Broken Pieces #1 by creator Mark Roslan and artist Micah Kaneshiro limited to 500 copies (NYCC-exclusive cover). The book "tells the tale of a future torn apart by a catastrophic virus while in the midst of this disaster, one man must rebuild not only his life, but everything he holds dear in order to save humanity."
Dead Man’s Run #0 New York Comic Con 2011 cover by series artist Tony Parker and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 500 copies.
Haunted City #1 New York Comic Con 2011 cover by Joe Benitez and Peter Steigerwald.
Fathom #2 New York Comic Con 2011 by Jason Fabok and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 500 copies and only available at the Aspen Comics Booth #1246.
Also, each day of the con at the Aspen booth, they'll be releasing a different show print, limited to runs of 30 each.
The official Aspen Comics Panel will take place on Saturday from 10:45am – 11:45am in room 1A23. During the rest of the con, they'll be set up at booth #1246.
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