Sunday, July 17, 2016
It's been an obstacle for Aspen's line of comics - but this mini-series, Aspen Universe: Revelations, promises to bring together the worlds of Aspen Matthews and the cast of the Soulfire series.
That's a bit of a trick, because Aspen's world is set in the world of ecology and science fiction - while Soulfire is all about magic.
So to give us a new beginning, the series takes us to the end.
Of the world.
As the planet (at some future date) is in its death throes, a groups of heroes plans a way to avert disaster - one that will send the young magician Malikai on journey that will test his powers - and courage.
The issue has a strong story and excellent, powerful art. It's only failing is that it has the "origin" curse - in other words, it has to explain what's going on to help guide new readers through these disparate worlds.
I hope this story works - crossovers between the series (and their characters) should be a good jolt to set up new and more exciting stories.