About Aspen Comics

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, Aspen MLT, Inc. quickly carved its mark on the comic book industry. 

In addition to Michael Turner's runaway hit, the number one best-selling comic series Fathom, Aspen MLT, Inc. also debuted the fantasy adventure epic series Soulfire in 2004. Both properties have continued on in Turner’s vision with a host of exciting mini-series. Fathom has expanded beyond the series proper and continues to grow with the additions of the new titles Fathom: Dawn of War, Fathom: Cannon Hawke, Fathom: Kiani and more. The Soulfire Universe has also seen it’s fair share of mini-series in addition to the main volumes including Soulfire: Dying of the Light, Chaos Reign, Shadow Magic, and New World Order. As well as continuing to deepen the worlds of Fathom and Soulfire, Aspen continually creates thrilling new properties including it’s newest titles the adventure-comedy Shrugged, the action-adventure series Executive Assistant: Iris, the supernatural-thriller Dellec, and the action-espionage series Mindfield.

Along with their own successful properties, Aspen MLT, Inc. collaborates with some of the comic industry's most successful companies and endeavors. Michael Turner and Aspen have collaborated with Marvel Comics including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. As well, Aspen collaborates with DC Comics providing 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 and top-selling mini-series Identity Crisis. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series "Heroes” which continues to this day. Aspen is currently teaming up with Valhalla Studios to produce the horror-adventure series The Scourge coming soon.

About Michael Turner: 

In 1994, Aspen MLT, Inc. founder Michael Turner moved from Tennessee to California to begin his comic book career. Working for Top Cow Productions, Michael started off doing background illustrations but soon helped to create and launch the comic book series Witchblade in October of 1995. Quickly growing to become one of the most successful comic book titles of the 90's, Michael served as an integral part of Witchblade's immense popularity. Shifting focus, Michael went on to debut his first creator owned series, Fathom, in the summer of 1998. An instant success, Fathom was a smash hit and earned the honor of becoming the number one selling comic book of the year. In the fall of 2002, Michael departed from Top Cow Productions to found Aspen MLT, Inc.

Along with overseeing all aspects of Aspen’s growth including re-launching Fathom and creating Soulfire, Ekos, and Executive Assistant: Iris, Turner also provided a stunning and critically-acclaimed run of cover work for leading publishers and companies. Turner produced cover art for such mega events as Marvel Comic’s Civil War, World War Hulk, Ultimatum, DC Comic’s hit series Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and his Eisner-nominated cover run on Identity Crisis. Turner also provided artwork and helped kick-start the launch of NBC’s Heroes web comics campaign, which is still ongoing on NBC.com. In June 2008, Turner tragically passed away after a long and heroic bout with cancer. However, his life and work have left an overwhelmingly positive legacy far and wide, and his inspiration continues on through all of Aspen’s endeavors.