Aspen’s Jirni returns this March with a brand new third volume by writer and creator J.T. Krul and they have provided a preview of the new series.
With Marvel and DC in a constant struggle for market share and the latest headlines, it’s easy to forget that there are a number of smaller publishers out there. These are boutique publishers who come out with only a handful of titles a month, but usually those books are pretty damn good when compared to most of the drivel put out by the Big Two.
Case in point is Jirni from Aspen Comics.
Aspen, better known as the house that Michael Turner built, has been in business for 15 years now and have evolved into way more than just their flagship book Fathom. There is science fiction, comedy and, as Jirni proves, some really, really good fantasy.
The previous two volumes of Jirni were both written by J.T. Krul with art by Paolo Pantalena on volume 1 and V Ken Marion on volume 2. What that means is that both miniseries were gorgeous to look at, a heck of a lot of fun to read and more than worth your time to track down.
Now Krul is finally back with Jirni volume 3. This time he is joined by Michael Santamaria on art with colors by John Starr. And one look at the preview Aspen was kind enough to send us will tell you that Ara is in very good hands.
From the Aspen solicitation:
Aspen’s popular fantasy adventure series, JIRNI, returns for an epic third volume!
As Ara’s quest to find her kidnapped mother continues, she finds solace in a remote village, but do they have their own demons to worry about? Meanwhile, Torinthal continues on his own search to unlock the mysteries of the D’jinn and their celestial origin. Don’t miss out on the biggest quest for Ara yet!
Created by New York Times Best-Selling author J.T. Krul (Michael Turner’s Soulfire, Green Arrow) with art by newcomer Michael Santamaria, this next exciting chapter of Jirni will once again return readers to a land of untapped wonder!
Jirni volume 3 #1 arrives in comic shops and digitally on March 21 and will include a cover by Santamaria with variant covers by Marion and Talent Caldwell.