EXCLUSIVE: 'Fathom' #2 6-Page Preview

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The folks at Aspen Comics have kindly provided Comic Vine with an exclusive 6-page preview of 'Fathom' #2, due to hit stores next Wednesday. With her privacy violated, Aspen Matthews returns to San Diego and runs into some problems with the Secret Service. Aspen promises that this issue is the perfect jumping on point for new fans. Check out the full solicit and exclusive preview images below.

FATHOM (Vol. 4) #2

Written by: Scott Lobdell

Art by: Alex Konat and Beth Sotelo

On Sale: September 21st, 2011!

Aspen Matthews finds herself back in her peaceful hometown of San Diego, but soon she will discover all is not fun under the sun. With her life’s privacy now a thing of the past, even a trip home will prove deadly for the daughter of both worlds. When a run in with the Secret Service turns ugly, her already infamous reputation above the surface reaches a breaking point amongst the Humans. However, the scorn of the people is far less threatening to Aspen’s present than the surprise return of someone from her past!

For the legions of FATHOM fans who have been waiting to see Aspen in her element, taking control of her life, now is the time to jump on in—the water’s just fine!

== TEASER ==
#1 Posted by Burnstar1230 (207 posts) - - Show Bio

Never read anything from Aspen Comics, but it looks interesting. The artwork looks absolutely amazing though.

#2 Edited by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio

@Burnstar1230 said:

Never read anything from Aspen Comics, but it looks interesting. The artwork looks absolutely amazing though.

trust me pick up the first volume, Krillian's tide, vol 2 and Cannon's mini-series. The story and art is surreal. This artwork is lame and sub-par compared to what they put out in the micheal turner days.

check it out!

so slick!

#3 Posted by ThePRez (275 posts) - - Show Bio

seems interesting

#4 Posted by oldgum (324 posts) - - Show Bio

I 'm always a fan of Micheal Turner and Aspen MTL.

#5 Posted by blueninjapanther (670 posts) - - Show Bio

@Burnstar1230 said:

Never read anything from Aspen Comics, but it looks interesting. The artwork looks absolutely amazing though.

same here

#6 Posted by yeopop (631 posts) - - Show Bio

The stories of Fathom are amazing. I recommend volume 1 to everyone for its art and story.

#7 Posted by Gambit1969 (35 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like Aspen Comics, Fathom and Soulfire are great reads. Self contained stories without all the confusing backstory of Marvel and DC books.

#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32217 posts) - - Show Bio

So what is the general outline of Fathom?

#9 Edited by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

So what is the general outline of Fathom?

well there a race of underwater dwellers called the blues and its basically about how they interact with human above (aggression etc) and aspen is half blue and half black. However fathom isn't like other underwater adventures. No one is talking to fishes or killing human for hunting whales. the blue are very advanced (think kryptonian advanced) and generally peaceful and wish well for the humans living above. They can turn into water and control it (elite blues only) or channel the energy within the water for different stuff and breathe underwater and not be affected by high pressures (all blues). Once on land they're also much faster than stronger than humans and don't dehydrate unlike people from DC and Marvel. So its just great art, societies clashing together and aspen (as the most powerful blue ever) is caught in the middle. Volume 1/vol 2/ killians tide and cannon are must reads. for more information check these out:

these might not be in order.

#10 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32217 posts) - - Show Bio
@difficlus said:

@spiderbat87 said:

So what is the general outline of Fathom?

well there a race of underwater dwellers called the blues and its basically about how they interact with human above (aggression etc) and aspen is half blue and half black. However fathom isn't like other underwater adventures. No one is talking to fishes or killing human for hunting whales. the blue are very advanced (think kryptonian advanced) and generally peaceful and wish well for the humans living above. They can turn into water and control it (elite blues only) or channel the energy within the water for different stuff and breathe underwater and not be affected by high pressures (all blues). Once on land they're also much faster than stronger than humans and don't dehydrate unlike people from DC and Marvel. So its just great art, societies clashing together and aspen (as the most powerful blue ever) is caught in the middle. Volume 1/vol 2/ killians tide and cannon are must reads. for more information check these out:

these might not be in order.

I love the idea of underwater people but Submariner and Aquaman never seem to hold good books (we will see with the new 52) so I'm pretty interested in this and the art is awesome  
#11 Posted by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

@difficlus said:

@spiderbat87 said:

So what is the general outline of Fathom?

well there a race of underwater dwellers called the blues and its basically about how they interact with human above (aggression etc) and aspen is half blue and half black. However fathom isn't like other underwater adventures. No one is talking to fishes or killing human for hunting whales. the blue are very advanced (think kryptonian advanced) and generally peaceful and wish well for the humans living above. They can turn into water and control it (elite blues only) or channel the energy within the water for different stuff and breathe underwater and not be affected by high pressures (all blues). Once on land they're also much faster than stronger than humans and don't dehydrate unlike people from DC and Marvel. So its just great art, societies clashing together and aspen (as the most powerful blue ever) is caught in the middle. Volume 1/vol 2/ killians tide and cannon are must reads. for more information check these out:

these might not be in order.

I love the idea of underwater people but Submariner and Aquaman never seem to hold good books (we will see with the new 52) so I'm pretty interested in this and the art is awesome

the art lately is actually very bad compared to what they put out in before volume 3. see the pics i put up.

#12 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32217 posts) - - Show Bio

@difficlus said:

@spiderbat87 said:

@difficlus said:

@spiderbat87 said:

So what is the general outline of Fathom?

well there a race of underwater dwellers called the blues and its basically about how they interact with human above (aggression etc) and aspen is half blue and half black. However fathom isn't like other underwater adventures. No one is talking to fishes or killing human for hunting whales. the blue are very advanced (think kryptonian advanced) and generally peaceful and wish well for the humans living above. They can turn into water and control it (elite blues only) or channel the energy within the water for different stuff and breathe underwater and not be affected by high pressures (all blues). Once on land they're also much faster than stronger than humans and don't dehydrate unlike people from DC and Marvel. So its just great art, societies clashing together and aspen (as the most powerful blue ever) is caught in the middle. Volume 1/vol 2/ killians tide and cannon are must reads. for more information check these out:

these might not be in order.

I love the idea of underwater people but Submariner and Aquaman never seem to hold good books (we will see with the new 52) so I'm pretty interested in this and the art is awesome

the art lately is actually very bad compared to what they put out in before volume 3. see the pics i put up.

yea I seen them, av just read issue 0# of vol one on comixology

#13 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

ALWAYS have loved Aspen and the artwork it contains. I would definitely love to get this if I ever start making more money. Gorgeous art; I just can't emphasize that enough!

#14 Posted by blackair9 (90 posts) - - Show Bio

@difficlus: I think I going to have to get pick up some back stuff or trade paperbacks Aspen sounds like a good character

#15 Posted by The Impersonator (4924 posts) - - Show Bio

Chiki Wow! Wow! :D

#16 Posted by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackair9 said:

@difficlus: I think I going to have to get pick up some back stuff or trade paperbacks Aspen sounds like a good character

yep!

#17 Posted by BoOMbOoMpOw (1711 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow looks really cool ! But still no one draws aspen as good as Michael Turner did :(

#18 Posted by Grimoire (528 posts) - - Show Bio

@difficlus said:

@blackair9 said:

@difficlus: I think I going to have to get pick up some back stuff or trade paperbacks Aspen sounds like a good character

yep!

I think I will have to do the same. The artwork looks fantastic.

#19 Posted by FalcomAdol (116 posts) - - Show Bio

Every issue of Fathom should be a #1.

They try their best to make it so anyway.

#20 Posted by MrGutts (235 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the Fathom and Soulfire series, but holy jumping jesus how many #1's and #2's can they make out of the same comic over and over? The continuity of this is hosed beyond belief.

#21 Posted by NodNolan (109 posts) - - Show Bio

@MrGutts: if it works for Hellboy and BPRD, why can't it work for the Aspen series?

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