NY Comic Con: Aspen Comics Panel
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The semi-mechanical Victorian detective may hit the screens, but sans Megan Fox...
From Nicky Ugrin at New York Comic Con 2010
Aspen Comics were present at this year's Comic Con, and here are a few highlights from the panel.
There was a lot of discussion about "Lady Mechanika". The comic released Issue #0 on 10-6-10 and has already sold out. More copies will come soon, and Issue #1 will be released in December. The preview pages were beautiful, as was the Con exclusive - LM holding a big apple. Clever! Creator Joe Benitez said he was inspired by a model named Kato and by early Liz Hurley - particularly her voice.
The character is a semi-mechanical Sherlock Holmes-style detective solving supernatural mysteries in turn of the (19th) century London.
There was talk about doing a film based on one of Aspen's flagship titles, "Fathom", with Megan Fox in the lead. This was right after Jennifer's Body, when the buzz around Megan Fox was much higher (before the disastrous Jonah Hex and her inflammatory comments about Michael Bay that led to her being dropped from Transformers 3). Word is that the project is still in development, and that Megan is a great girl, but that the studio executive who was championing the "Fathom" movie left the studio, and the replacement isn't as enthusiastic a supporter.
"Executive Assistant Iris" is due for a big push - in fact, the summer of 2011 will be the Summer Of Iris, with weekly releases and lots of cross-promotional events. A script is in for a big-screen adaptation of Iris as well.
"Soulfire" is a few weeks away from its first script treatment.
Aspen Comics is working on their digital contracts, with 7-8 different companies, so that fans won't be locked into a single platform.
Aspen was the comic book company that produced the comics associated with the TV show Heroes and said that while Heroes is over, it was a blast, and that something similar is in the works.