Michael Turner's Fathom from Aspen Comics raises money to tackle effects of Gulf Coast BP Oil Spill

Aspen Editor in Chief talks about their Spill efforts:

“Like everyone else, we saw what was happening with the Gulf of Mexico, and since Fathom is based in an underwater world, it seemed like a perfect fit for us,” said Vince Hernandez, editor-in-chief at Aspen Comics, publisher of Fathom. “We wanted to not only talk about the disaster in the comic, but we wanted to benefit the cause. So all proceeds raised by Aspen with this digital comic will go to the National Wildlife Federation.”

The 10-page charity comic, which Hernandez is writing with art by newcomer Siya Oum, will tell a story that involves the oil spill. “Without giving away too much of the story, it will center on the wildlife affected by the spill,” Hernandez said. “Aspen Matthews, the main Fathom hero, shows up and takes action when she sees what’s happening…”

“…I really wanted it to be a story that not only comic fans would like, but even people who don’t know the property could check it out and figure out what’s going on. It’s very reader friendly,” Hernandez said. “I wanted to focus on more of the recovery efforts, even with how we’re using the money it raises. I didn’t want to get into any of the controversy, but instead tell a story that’s more about empowerment and helping the effort. I wanted to make sure all the sales go to a cause that’s worthy.”

Source: Newsarama

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