Asylum Press – Finding a Horrorfying niche

Asylum Press has been around since 1999 (founded by Frank Forte) and has etched itself out a nice little niche in the horror comic landscape.  This self-defining independent company isn’t going for the movie tie-ins or the goth high schoolers or even those scif-fi geeks who like a scare… they go for the throat!

Asylum’s stories range from dark, disturbing work (as seen in the Asylum of Horror anthology series) to the eye-candy, tongue-in-cheek yet hardcore pulp book (The Bomb, Fearless Dawn).  While Asylum’s pull-no-punches approach to story-telling might not be for everyone, there is no doubt that what they do, they do well.  And if you are looking to see where your limits are, you probably want to check them out

Here is their official website!

Fearless Dawn (Mannion)Jet riding good girl FEARLESS DAWN battles her arch nemesis Helga VonKrause in this mini-series from Steve Mannion. Fearless Dawn infiltrates the vaunted “Manitoba Sector” to discover the secret behind Helga’s chemically-induced NAZI MONSTERS. Meanwhile, all is notwell back at home base when Fearless Dawn’s boss discovers our hero has broken probation and flown the coop! Join us now as Steve Mannion’s beautifully rendered comic book tale unfolds in full-color glory! Fan’s of Steve Mannion’s The Bomb will love this new action-packed series.

ASYLUM OF HORRORS #2 (Vigil / Forte / George / Sekuloski, Cucunja / Ponomarew)
The inmates at the ASYLUM continue with a new breed of horror.  This anthology features “Jacked In” by Frank Forte where a programmer gets double crossed by a greedy girlfriend and he gets his sweet revenge.  Part 1 of Tim Vigil’s new “Survival Extinction Z” a post apocalyptic horror tale.  Part 2 of “Ruined Earth”, Billy George’s tale of giant worms and armageddon. In “Ecce Homo” by Darren Sellars and Patrick Shanahan, a race of creatures, almost machine-like in their brutal efficiency break free from the confines of a two-dimensional world and begin a relentless assault, wiping any and all resistance from its path. In “ Transformation” by Marcin Ponomarew,  a desperate man takes an injection. In ”The Connection” a mad doctor tries to find the source of another voice inside his head, by Forte. Another tale of The Doctor and Boris and the horrid inmates.  A great collection of disturbing tales for the discerning horror fan. Cover by Aly fell..

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Updated: September 22, 2009 — 7:45 pm

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