Aspen MLT is an California entertainment company founded by artist Michael Turner. It has locations in Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey. Launched in January 2003, the company is best known for producing comic books and figurines.
The company was created by comic book artist Michael Turner in January 2003. The name "Aspen" comes from the main character in Turner's comic series, Fathom, with "MLT" standing for Michael Layne Turner. Aspen MLT released the fantasy adventure Soulfire in 2004, its first ongoing maxi-series. 2005 marked the return of Fathom (originally published by Image Comics) with comic artist Koi Turnbull taking over the illustration of the title. Ekos, a collaboration between Turner and Geoff Johns was scheduled to follow shortly after Soulfire, but was still unreleased prior to Turner's death in 2008.
Aspen plans to expand its media operations outside the comics field. A live-action Fathom feature film is currently being developed by James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment, while several additional live-action and animated projects are currently in negotiation. With the addition of possible video games, increased mass market licensing, and a growing in-house design department, Aspen's ambitions are continuing to expand.