Sideshow Announces Aspen Matthews Premium Format™ Figure for NYCC 2017
She’s going to make quite a splash!
Sideshow is thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with Aspen Comics to create a stunning new Premium Format™ Figure and Premium Art Print inspired by the comic book Fathom, and its charismatic main character Aspen Matthews.
“Aspen Comics is thrilled to be in collaboration with Sideshow to bring our fans a new and exciting take on our flagship property, Michael Turner’s Fathom. The extremely talented folks at Sideshow have exceeded our wildest expectations with this new Aspen Matthews statue, and we cannot wait for fans to behold this amazing new work of art!”
– Frank Mastromauro, Aspen Co-Owner/President
Created by the late, great Michael Turner, Aspen Matthews is a beautiful and accomplished marine biologist with a mysterious past. Spending much of her time at the beach surfing and swimming, Aspen one day discovers that she has fantastical aquatic powers.
As a member of the mysterious race called the Blue, Aspen Matthews can manipulate water to her will, using it to create tsunamis and to even turn her physical body into water.
“Turner’s artwork had many distinct, recognizable traits. He incorporated a lot of fluid and natural forms into his drawings, from the curve of bodies to flowing hair and water. On the other side of that were asymmetrical armors and technology that had very hard textures with very specific rhythms that would repeat throughout his designs. That unique style really comes through on the Aspen figure.” -Designer JP Mavinga
A small tease of the Aspen Premium Format Figure base was posted on Sideshow’s Instagram last week. For Fathom fans, this little seahorse might be a familiar face!
The Aspen Matthews Premium Format Figure celebrates this incredible character whose adventures have captured the imaginations of fans worldwide for nearly two decades. Combining meticulously sculpted and painted elements, semi-translucent resins, and carefully tailored fabric parts, this figure captures the essence of Turner’s well-loved comic work in a stunning, museum-quality 3D format.
The Aspen Matthews Premium Art Print makes a perfect companion to the upcoming figure, with beautiful artwork by Ian MacDonald featuring Aspen using her aquatic abilities amid a helix of sunlit waves. Both are must-buy collectibles for fans of Turner’s work, or for fantasy and pin-up fans in general.
The Aspen Matthews Premium Format Figure will be shown to the public for the very first time at Sideshow’s booth (#1912) at New York Comic Con, October 5-8th 2017. Be sure to visit Sideshow at NYCC or stay tuned to our Live Show during the convention to get your first glimpse of this exciting new figure. Check out the Sideshow Art Prints page for more information about when the Premium Art Print will be available for Pre-Order.
Stay tuned for more information about this exciting collaboration between Sideshow and Aspen Comics. To receive all the latest news on the Aspen Matthews Premium Format Figure and Premium Art Print, be sure to RSVP for updates on each preview page!