Soulfire (Michael Turner’s…)

 SOM9   (Aspen, 2004-2006, 2009)

™ and © 2004 Aspen MLI, Inc.

Between Turner’s current workload for DC and problems with Top Cow, fans were beginning to wonder whether this long-anticipated project would ever launch. In August, it finally did, and the next question on fans’ minds was probably: Was it worth the wait?

Absolutely. One need look no further than the early scene of a medieval dragon attacking 23rd century San Francisco to know that, simply put, this is a pretty cool book. There’s no question that this introductory issue is more image than substance, but Turner’s usual gorgeous visuals make this hard to dislike. Turner’s fans are obviously the targeted audience, but Loeb provides just enough of a story structure to hook those looking for more than just pretty pictures. And the story is one of literature’s classics: An ancient entity looks for a chosen one to fight an ancient, reborn evil.

Speaking of reborn evils, be warned that there is the usual slew of exclusive, variant, and limited editions of this issue that command a number of higher prices than the standard edition.

— Jim Johnson

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#0

 
  $2.50
  $1.75
3 copies available from $1.75
ca. 2004Jeph LoebMichael Turner

#0 Variation A

  4/1/2005
  $2.50
  $40.00
1 copy available for $39.99
Wizard World East editionJeph LoebMichael Turner

#0 Variation B

  7/1/2006
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
Dynamic Forces limited editionJeph LoebMichael Turner

#1 Variation A

  9/1/2004
  $2.99
  $2.25
1 copy available for $2.25
Cover A by Michael TurnerJeph Loeb, Michael TurnerMichael Turner

#1 Variation B

  9/1/2004
  $2.99
  $1.75
1 copy available for $1.99
Cover B by Michael TurnerJeph Loeb, Michael TurnerMichael Turner

#1 Variation C

  9/1/2004
  $2.99
  $10.00
2 copies available from $9.99
Diamond Previews Exclusive by Michael TurnerJeph Loeb, Michael TurnerMichael Turner

#1 Variation D

  9/1/2004
  $2.99
  $6.50
No copies available
Jay Company Exclusive by Michael TurnerJeph Loeb, Michael TurnerMichael Turner

#1 Variation E

  9/1/2004
  $2.99
  $30.00
1 copy available for $29.99
Wizard World Chicago Con Exclusive by Michael TurnerJeph Loeb, Michael TurnerMichael Turner

#1 Variation F

  9/1/2004
  $2.99
  $10.00
No copies available
Cover F - Michael Turner, Peter Steigerwald - WW Chicago Premiere Exclusive; WWChicago Premiere Exclusive by Michael TurnerJeph Loeb, Michael TurnerMichael Turner

#2 Variation A

  11/1/2004
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  $1.75
1 copy available for $1.75
Cover A by Michael TurnerJeph Loeb, Michael TurnerMichael Turner

#2 Variation B

  11/1/2004
  $2.99
  $1.75
2 copies available from $1.75
Cover B by Michael TurnerJeph Loeb, Michael TurnerMichael Turner

#2 Variation C

  11/1/2004
  $14.99
  $10.00
No copies available
Ruppsworld.com Exclusive; Includes certificate of authenticityJeph Loeb, Michael TurnerMichael Turner

#3 Variation A

  2/1/2005
  $2.99
  $1.25
5 copies available from $0.99
 Jeph Loeb, J.T. KrullMichael Turner

#3 Variation B

  2/1/2005
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
Grace on Red cover; Aspenstore.com ExclusiveJeph Loeb, J.T. KrullMichael Turner

#4 Variation A

  4/1/2005
  $2.99
  $2.75
No copies available
Cover A by Michael TurnerJ.T. Krull, Jeph LoebMichael Turner

#4 Variation B

  4/1/2005
  $2.99
  $2.50
3 copies available from $0.99
Cover B by Jim LeeJ.T. Krull, Jeph LoebMichael Turner

#4 Variation C

  4/1/2005
  $2.99
  $5.75
4 copies available from $4.75
Cover C by J. Scott CampbellJ.T. Krull, Jeph LoebMichael Turner

#4 Variation D

  4/1/2005
  $2.99
  $5.25
3 copies available from $5.25
Cover D by Michael TurnerJeph Loeb, J.T. KrullMichael Turner

#4 Variation E

  3/1/2005
  $2.99
  $44.00
1 copy available for $44.00
Aspenstore.com Shake Your Aspen Exclusive Limited edition; Grace in Hotpants on coverJeph Loeb, J.T. KrullMichael Turner

#5 Variation A

  10/1/2005
  $2.99
  $3.50
7 copies available from $0.96
 Michael Turner, Jeph LoebMichael Turner

#5 Variation B

  10/1/2005
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
Canadian Expo edition; Sketch coverMichael Turner, Jeph LoebJ.T. Krul

#5 Variation C

  10/1/2005
  $9.99
  $9.99
No copies available
Armageddon/Supernova Exclusive; Wizard World Texas 2005Michael Turner, Jeph LoebJ.T. Krul

#6 Variation A

  4/1/2006
  $2.99
  $4.00
4 copies available from $3.75
 J.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJ.T. Krul, Michael Turner

#6 Variation B

  4/1/2006
  $7.99
  $9.00
1 copy available for $9.00
Wizard World Los Angeles exclusive coverJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJ.T. Krul, Michael Turner

#6 Variation C

  4/1/2006
  $29.99
  $35.00
No copies available
Wizard World Los Angeles VIP exclusive (purple) coverJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJ.T. Krul, Michael Turner

#7 Variation A

  6/1/2006
  $2.99
  $3.25
3 copies available from $0.96
Direct Edition; Cover AJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJ.T. Krul, Michael Turner

#7 Variation B

  6/1/2006
  $7.99
  $7.99
No copies available
Wizard World Philadelphia Convention Exclusive EditionJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJ.T. Krul, Michael Turner

#7 Variation C

  6/1/2006
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
Wizard World Philadelphia Convention Exclusive Virgin Limited EditionJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJ.T. Krul, Michael Turner

#8 Variation A

  4/1/2009
  $2.99
  $5.00
3 copies available from $1.99
Cover A by Michael TurnerJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJ.T. Krul, Jon Benitez

#8 Variation B

  4/1/2009
  $2.99
  $3.25
2 copies available from $3.25
Cover B by Joe BenitezJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJ.T. Krul, Jon Benitez

#8 Variation C

  4/1/2009
  $0.00
  $3.75
No copies available
Cover C by Michael Turner; AspenStore.com Exclusive EdtionJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJ.T. Krul, Jon Benitez

#9 Variation A

  5/1/2009
  $2.99
  $6.00
8 copies available from $4.00
Cover A by Michael Turner; Armed trioJ.T. Krul, Michael Turner, Joe BenitezJ.T. Krul, Joe Benitez

#9 Variation B

  5/1/2009
  $2.99
  $4.25
2 copies available from $3.99
Cover B by Joe Benitez; Red fairyJ.T. Krul, Michael Turner, Joe BenitezJ.T. Krul, Joe Benitez

#9 Variation C

  5/1/2009
  $0.00
  $50.00
No copies available
AspenStore.com Exclusive Edition; Blue fairy; Cover B by Joe BenitezJ.T. Krul, Michael Turner, Joe BenitezJ.T. Krul, Joe Benitez

#10 Variation A

  7/1/2009
  $3.99
  $5.25
9 copies available from $5.00
Cover A by Michael TurnerJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJoe Benitez

#10 Variation B

  7/1/2009
  $3.99
  $2.00
1 copy available for $1.99
Cover B by Joe BenitezJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJoe Benitez

#10 Variation C

  7/1/2009
  $0.00
  $8.00
No copies available
Wizard World Philadelphia 2009 Exclusive; Limited to 1000 copiesJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJoe Benitez

#10 Variation D

  7/1/2009
  $0.00
  $20.00
No copies available
Wizard World Philadelphia 2009 VIP Edition; Limited to 1500 copiesJ.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJoe Benitez

Ashcan #1

  8/5/2005
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
Wizard World Chicago 2005; Signed by Michael TurnerMichael TurnerMichael Turner

Book #1

 
  $14.99
  $16.00
2 copies available from $14.99
Collects Soulfire Preview and Soulfire #0–5; Includes Cover Gallery; ca. 2008Michael Turner, Jeph LoebJ.T. Krul, Michael Turner, Koi Turnbull, Marcus To

Book #1 Hardcover

 
  $24.99
  $23.00
1 copy available for $23.00
Hardcover; Collects seriesMichael Turner, Jeph LoebJ.T. Krul

Book #2

 
  $14.99
  $14.99
No copies available
Collects Soulfire (Michael Turner’s…) #6-10; ca. 2009J.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJoe Benitez

Book #2 Hardcover

 
  $24.99
  $24.99
No copies available
Hardcover; Collects Soulfire (Michael Turner’s…) #6-10; ca. 2009J.T. Krul, Michael TurnerJoe Benitez

Book #3

 
  $39.99
  $39.99
No copies available
Vol. 1 Definitive Edition; Collecting Soulfire: Beginnings Issues, Soulfire Preview, Issues #0-10, The Special Recap Story By Joe Benitez Featured In Aspen Seasons: Winter, Original Soulfire Designs, Sketches, And Script Treatments, Pin-ups From The Aspen Splash Issues, Complete Soulfire Cover Gallery; Circa 2015