The latest part of Aspen’s 10 for 10 program has been announced. An all new title from super star JT Krul.
Lets switch it up a little bit here. I’m going to show you what Aspen Comics has to say first and then react to it. Aspen, take it away!
Aspen Comics’ plans for their tenth anniversary celebration in 2013 continues as the publisher announced its third release in their sweeping “10 for 10” initiative, the all new fantasy-adventure epic, Jirni, created by writer J.T. Krul with art by Paolo Pantalena and Brett Smith.
The solicitation for Krul’s newest venture into the fantasy realm reads:
Discover a whole new world of adventure! Trekking through a violent and dangerous frontier of savage barbarians, devious thieves, and wild creatures, a warrior-princess named Ara searches for her mother, who was stolen away from her kingdom by a mysterious sorcerer with the help of his powerful D’jinn. What great and terrible secrets await her in the distant horizon? Prepare to experience an epic tale of fantasy and wonder without boundaries. This is Ara’s quest. This is Ara’s destiny. This is Ara’s – JIRNI.
Creator JT Krul discusses Jirni:
“Jirni is a celebration of all the things I love about fantasy and adventure. It’s the tale of a girl on a quest beyond anything she ever imagined, venturing into a world she barely knew existed. For anyone who has been captivated by the vivid imagery of Frazetta’s masterpieces, this book is for you. For anyone who relished in the visceral energy of Conan the Barbarian or got lost on the rich mythic sagas of Excalibur or Clash of the Titans; for anyone who rolled a ten-sided die or refused to leave Middle Earth; for anyone who followed such adventurers as Flash Gordon or John Carter, or walked the long and crazy path with a gunslinger named Roland, this book is for you. Don’t miss it. It’s going to be a hell of a Jirni.”
As part of Aspen’s “10 for 10” initiative, Jirni #1 will be offered for the new reader-friendly price of only $1, and will feature a host of incentives for retailers and fans alike, many to be announced by the publisher in the coming weeks.
The affordably priced Jirni #1 will feature a direct cover by the series team of Pantalena and Smith, while fans who add the series to their local comic shop’s subscription box are eligible for the special Jirni #1 Aspen Reserved Edition cover by Pantalena and colorist Peter Steigerwald. Fans who collect all ten of Aspen’s “10 for 10” Reserved Edition covers will be eligible to receive the free full-size Aspen Comics “10 for 10” Jam Poster from their local retailer.
The publisher plans to reveal more news on Jirni soon, along with further details on their upcoming “10 for 10” releases.
Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Charismagic and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. Currently in 2012, Aspen is teaming up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produces the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe.
Creatures, barbarians and a warrior princess?! You know that’s just the tip of the iceberg too. No way Krul reveals all his tricks before issue one. No, no there will be plenty in store for all of us. Then look at the titles he’s comparing it to. John Carter, Flash Gordon, Frazetta. If Jirni is only half as good as those, it will be a sure hit series. Of course, this is coming out from Aspen. Of course its going to be at least that good. Most likely much much higher than that.
Jirni will be the third piece of Aspen’s 10 for 10 puzzle and I look forward to the next 7 titles that will bump books from other companies off my pull list.