Saturday, December 24, 2011

CHOPPER #3 IN PREVIEWS NOW



Chopper #3 is now available for pre-order in the Diamond PREVIEWS December catalog. This exciting five-issue horror series is published by Asylum Press.

Written by screenwriter Martin Shapiro and drawn by acclaimed artist Cliff Richards (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman: Time and the Batman, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Chopper is a modern-day reimagining of the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow fame.

In issue #3, Christina tries to recover from the shocking death of her friend. She meets the ghost of a punk rocker who warns her about the headless motorcyclist, known in the Shadowlands as “The Reaper”. Christina isn’t sure if what she saw that night on the beach was real or if she was just hallucinating. She consults with Madame Chloe, a spiritual medium, to figure out what is going on.

For readers not familiar with Asylum Press books, the publisher is offering a 5-page preview of Chopper #1 and #2 online at www.asylumpress.com/titles/chopper.

If you’re on the fence about trying a book from a smaller publisher, be aware that Diamond gave both Chopper #1 and Chopper #2 a "Certified Cool" in its Previews catalog.

We’re also proud to announce that the movie rights to Chopper have been sold, and the production company has already shot and released a live-action web TV series in October to introduce fans to the Chopper mythology and build awareness for an upcoming movie in 2012. The web series stars Tyler Mane (played Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's Halloween remake, and Sabretooth in X-Men) and Andrew Bryniarski (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Batman Returns). It features all-new prequel story material not in the comic book that will explore the origins of the Reaper and shine a light on the unknown pasts of several key characters. Visit www.chopperlives.com for more info.

Chopper #3, a 32-page full color comic book for $2.99, can be pre-ordered from your local comic book shop (www.comicshoplocator.com). This title carries a Diamond Order Code of DEC110840.

CHOPPER #2 CAN STILL BE REORDERED



Writer: Martin Shapiro
Penciller/Inker: Juan Ferreyra (Rex Mundi, Small Gods)
Cover Art: Diane Ozdamar

Christina and her rowdy girlfriends go to the Daytona Bike Week motorcycle rally and sneak into a nightclub to see a heavy metal band. After taking a hit of the supernatural drug known as Stairway to Heaven, Christina and Trish start seeing ghosts and are stalked by a headless Hell's Angel on a motorcycle who collects the souls of sinners.

Diamond Comic Distributors gave Chopper #2 a "Certified Cool" in its October Previews catalog.

Format: Full Color, 32 pages
Price: $2.99
Diamond Code: OCT110860
In Stores: December 7, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

HELL COMES TO HOLLYWOOD


HELL COMES TO HOLLYWOOD
Short Horror Fiction set in Tinseltown
Written by Show Biz Pros

A collection of short stories about psychotic killers, ghosts, demons, vampires, and a host of other horrifying creatures stalking the entertainment capital of the world.

Featuring over 20 all-original tales written by Movie and Television Screenwriters, Directors, Actors and Producers.

Paperbacks and E-books will be available for Kindle and Nook in Fall 2011 through Amazon.com and

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

FEARLESS DAWN:THE SECRET OF THE SWAMP #1 PREVIEW PAGES









ASYLUM PRESS RELEASES FEARLESS DAWN:THE SECRET OF THE SWAMP #1 PREVIEW PAGES

FEATURED IN OCTOBER DIAMOND PREVIEWS SHIPPING DECEMBER 2011

(Los Angeles) Frank Forte, publisher of Asylum Press, announces that Asylum Press releases a five page preview of the fan favorite Fearless Dawn: The Secret Of The Swamp One Shot. The Secret Of The Swamp is written and illustrated by Steve Mannion (The Bomb, Batman Black and White, Tales From The Crypt, Warlash:Dark Noir)

Once again our sexy heroine, Fearless Dawn, gets herself into a  predicament she can't get out of.  Following a treasure map to find a secret elixir, Fearless Dawn travels deep within a murky swamp.  Ignoring the warnings of Old Lady Flannigan, and hot on the trail of buried pirate booty, Fearless Dawn and her sidekick, "The Masked Kid" get assaulted by the GIANT SWAMP CREATURE!!.  Can our heroes make it out alive!??  Plus Fearless Dawn daily strips, Pin-ups, Dossier files, pencil art and more.

Fearless Dawn: The Secret Of The Swamp One Shot Preview can be seen here:
http://www.asylumpress.com/titles/fearless-dawn

Product Title: FEARLESS DAWN: THE SECRET OF THE SWAMP #1
Frequency: ONE SHOT
Intended Audience: General Readers
Writers’ and Artists’ Names: (written and Illustrated by) STEVE MANNION
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE/COMEDY
Format: Comic Book, 32 pgs, full color, Saddle Stitched
Cover Dimensions: 6.625" x 10.25"
Retail Price: $2.95

Featured in Oct. Diamond previews shipping Dec. 2011.

Diamond gave the book a CERTIFIED COOL stamp of approval.

Fearless Dawn Bloghttp://fearlessdawn.blogspot.com/

Steve Mannion Bloghttp://stevemannioncomics.blogspot.com/

ALSO AVAILABLE AT www.ASYLUMPRESS.COM
FEARLESS DAWN-(1-4) SIGNED PACK
FEARLESS DAWN #1
FEARLESS DAWN #2
FEARLESS DAWN #3
FEARLESS DAWN #4
THE BOMB TPB (FEATURING FEARLESS DAWN)
STRANGE PIRATE TALES #1

ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS:Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry's biggest rising stars. Steve Mannion’s Fearless Dawn is the company’s newest title and has been a great fan favorite. Publishing action/adventure comics with Black Powder: A Bloody Frontier Adventure, Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis. And continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Asylum of Horrors, Zombie Terrors, EEEK! and Beyond Lovecraft, also venturing into dark humor with Billy Boy The Sick Little Fat Kid and The Cletus and Floyd Show, Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors and Tony Shenton and to the Booktrade by SCB Distributors, Ingram and Baker and Taylor.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

MARTIN SHAPIRO SIGNING AT MELTDOWN LA--THIS WED, 10/5




Screenwriter Martin Shapiro will be at Meltdown Comics signing copies of his new horror comic book series, CHOPPER, followed by a Q&A about how he sold the movie rights.

Created by Martin Shapiro and drawn by acclaimed Dark Horse artist Juan Ferreyra (Falling Skies, Rex Mundi), Chopper is a modern-day reimagining of the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow fame. After taking a strange new drug with supernatural side effects at a party, the rebellious teenage daughter of a police officer starts seeing ghosts and is stalked by the Reaper, a headless Hell’s Angel on a motorcycle who collects the souls of sinners in the afterlife.

This autograph event will take place on Wednesday, October 5th from 6-9 pm at Meltdown Comics at 7522 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

The first 50 people to arrive get a free copy of the limited edition Chopper prequel one-shot ORIGIN OFCHOPPER featuring a painted cover by Tony Mauro and 25 pages of sequential art by legendary colorist Drew Posada, his last book before he died.

Follow Us on Twitter @NightOwlComics or Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NightOwlComicsfor sneak peeks of future Chopper pages and links to episodes of the Chopper live-action web TV series starring horror icons Tyler Mane (Halloween, X-Men) and Andrew Bryniarski (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Batman Returns).

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chopper #1

Chopper #1 is in this months DIAMOND PREVIEWS. Preorder at your local comic store.






Product Title: Chopper
Frequency: Bi-Monthly
Issue Number: #1 (of 5)
Intended Audience: Mature Readers
Genre: Horror
Format: Comic Book, 32 pgs, Full Color, Saddle Stitched
Cover Dimensions: 6.625" x 10.25"
Retail Price: $2.99


Writer: Martin Shapiro
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Cover Artist: Cris Ortega
Synopsis: From screenwriter Martin Shapiro and acclaimed artist Juan Ferreyra (Falling Skies, Rex Mundi) comes a modern-day reimagining of the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow fame. After taking a strange new drug with supernatural side effects at a party, a rebellious high school cheerleader starts seeing ghosts and is stalked by the Reaper, a headless Hell's Angel on a motorcycle who collects the souls of sinners.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL SAN DIEGO 2011

Asylum Press will be at Comic con 2011 at booth 5534 in IP Pavillion near entrabce C. frank Forte, Elizabeth J. Musgrave, Martin Shapiro and Dwayne Harris will be on hand. Exclusive Chopper #1 will be available for purchase. Creator Martin Shapiro will sign your book.


New prints by Aly Fell.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Black Powder on Previewsworld


ASYLUM PRESS RELEASES BLACK POWDER #1 (of 6) PREVIEW

ASYLUM PRESS RELEASES BLACK POWDER #1 (of 6) PREVIEW

ASYLUM PRESS RELEASES APRIL 2011 SOLICITATIONS

Frank Forte, publisher of Asylum Press, announces the release of previews for the company's April solicitations (Featured in Diamond Comics' Feb. Previews). Black Powder, written and illustrated by Dwayne Harris, is a very exciting action adventure series that takes place during the catastrophic New Madrid earthquake of 1812. Each issue will be double-sized at 56 pages and retail for $7.95. The book will be published quarterly. Also released is the collected WARLASH:DARK NOIR signed pack. This three-issue mini series features the creators Frank Forte (Zombie Terrors), Szymon Kudranski (Spawn), Royal McGraw (Batman: Commissioner Gordon, Steve Mannion (Fearless Dawn), Nenad Gucunja (Undead Evil) and more. This is a great way for collectors to get the full series. Comes bagged and boarded with a signed print.

BLACK POWDER #1 (OF 6)
32 Pages (Double-sized) FC $2.95
Written and Illustrated by Dwayne Harris
Cover by Dwayne Harris


FIRST ISSUE!--A Bloody Frontier Adventure!--Set during the catastrophic New Madrid earthquake of 1812. Black Powder is the story of Robert Young, a former captain in the Barbary Wars, and his river journey on America's first steamboat to rescue the woman he loves from a gang of river pirates led by his cutthroat nemesis and former commander, Samuel Mason. On the way he encounters hostile Indians, swashbuckling battles, and several historical figures, all set against the backdrop of an earthquake that sinks islands, reverses the flow of the Mississippi river and wrenchingly exposes the fractures of a new nation itself.

Preview can be seen here:
http://www.asylumpress.com/Black_Powder_preview.html

Official site:
http://www.blackpowdercomic.com
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TRENCHCOATS, CIGARETTES AND SHOTGUNS

IN APRIL PREVIEWS--SHIPS JUNE 2011

Title: TRENCHCOATS, CIGARETTES & SHOTGUNS TP
Issue Number:
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series:OGN
Frequency of Publication :
Writers’ and Artists’ Names: Written by Chuck Brown, Illustrated by Philip Neudorf
Intended Audience: Mature Readers
Genre: CRIME/ACTION/ADVENTURE
Format: 88 pages 7x10 SC standard comic/perfect bound
Retail Price: $9.95
Ship Date: June 2011
ISBN13: 978-1-61724-077-5
Diamond Code:
Cover image for Previews:
Cover Artists: Nat Jones

Synopsis:
Original Graphic Novel. In a world filled with mech wielding gangsters, demonic Mafioso and demons that run wild on earth, a mysterious hit man named Trypp only relies on three things, his trenchcoat, his cigarettes and his shotguns. A new kind of crime family begins to emerge in New York City. One that uses ancient satanic rituals to gain the speed, strength and other attributes of demons. When the demonic mob murders the friend of a mysterious hit man named, Trypp; he begins to leave a path of death, destruction and blood to avenge her. But he also begins to embrace the darkness in his heart.

INTERIOR PAGES PREVIEW





Sunday, March 20, 2011

ASYLUM PRESS PUBLISHES FEARLESS DAWN SIGNED PACK


ASYLUM PRESS PUBLISHES FEARLESS DAWN SIGNED PACK

FEATURED IN MARCH PREVIEWS SHIPPING MAY 2011

Mar. 21, 2011 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte, publisher of Asylum Press, announces that Asylum Press will be offering the fan fave Fearless Dawn mini series as a signed pack.

Title: FEARLESS DAWN-SIGNED PACK
Writers’ and Artists’ Names: (written and Illustrated by) Steve Mannion
Intended Audience: General Readers
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Format: 5 comics 32 pages 7x10 SC standard comic/perfect bound/bagged and boarded
Retail Price: $29.95
Ship Date: May 2010
ISBN13: 978-1-61724-042-3
Diamond Code: MAR110888
Cover Artists: Steve Mannion




Synopsis: ALL FIVE FEARLESS DAWN COMICS FROM THE "BELLY OF THE BEAST" LIMITED SERIES--SIGNED BY STEVE MANNION. This signed pack features the hard to find Fearless Dawn #1 (First printing), #1 (Special Edition), #2-4--ALL SIGNED BY CREATOR STEVE MANNION AND COLORIST FRANK FORTE. Plus a B&W print of Fearless Dawn signed by Steve Mannion. Jet riding good girl FEARLESS DAWN battles her arch nemesis Helga Von Krause 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 not well 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! COMES BAGGED AND BOARDED.

For FEARLESS DAWN-SIGNED PACK preview go here:

http://www.asylumpress.com/index2.html

Sunday, March 6, 2011

In March previews-shipping May 2011


Title: FEARLESS DAWN-SIGNED PACK
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series:
Writers’ and Artists’ Names: (written and Illustrated by) Steve Mannion
Intended Audience: General Readers
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Format: 5 comics 32 pages 7x10 SC standard comic/perfect bound/bagged and boarded
Retail Price: $29.95
Ship Date: May 2010
ISBN13: 978-1-61724-042-3
Cover Artists: Steve Mannion


Synopsis: ALL FIVE FEARLESS DAWN COMICS FROM THE "BELLY OF THE BEAST" LIMITED SERIES--SIGNED BY STEVE MANNION. This signed pack features the hard to find Fearless Dawn #1 (First printing), #1 (Special Edition), #2-4--ALL SIGNED BY CREATOR STEVE MANNION AND COLORIST FRANK FORTE. Plus a B&W print of Fearless Dawn signed by Steve Mannion. Jet riding good girl FEARLESS DAWN battles her arch nemesis Helga Von Krause 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 not well 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! COMES BAGGED AND BOARDED.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ASYLUM PRESS RELEASES BLACK POWDER #1 (of 3) PREVIEW

ASYLUM PRESS RELEASES BLACK POWDER #1 (of 3) PREVIEW

ASYLUM PRESS RELEASES APRIL 2011 SOLICITATIONS

Feb. 2, 2010 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte, publisher of Asylum Press, announces the release of previews for the company's April solicitations (Featured in Diamond Comics' Feb. Previews). Black Powder, written and illustrated by Dwayne Harris, is a very exciting action adventure series that takes place during the catastrophic New Madrid earthquake of 1812. Each issue will be double-sized at 56 pages and retail for $7.95. The book will be published quarterly. Also released is the collected WARLASH:DARK NOIR signed pack. This three-issue mini series features the creators Frank Forte (Zombie Terrors), Szymon Kudranski (Spawn), Royal McGraw (Batman: Commissioner Gordon, Steve Mannion (Fearless Dawn), Nenad Gucunja (Undead Evil) and more. This is a great way for collectors to get the full series. Comes bagged and boarded with a signed print.

BLACK POWDER #1 (OF 3)
56 Pages (Double-sized) FC $7.95 perfect bound General Readers
Written and Illustrated by Dwayne Harris
Cover by Dwayne Harris
ISBN13: 978-1-61724-024-9

Synopsis: DOUBLE SIZED FIRST ISSUE!--A Bloody Frontier Adventure!--Set during the catastrophic New Madrid earthquake of 1812. Black Powder is the story of Robert Young, a former captain in the Barbary Wars, and his river journey on America's first steamboat to rescue the woman he loves from a gang of river pirates led by his cutthroat nemesis and former commander, Samuel Mason. On the way he encounters hostile Indians, swashbuckling battles, and several historical figures, all set against the backdrop of an earthquake that sinks islands, reverses the flow of the Mississippi river and wrenchingly exposes the fractures of a new nation itself.

Preview can be seen here:
http://www.asylumpress.com/Black_Powder_preview.html

Official site:
http://www.blackpowdercomic.com
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WARLASH: DARK NOIR SIGNED PACK

Title: WARLASH:DARK NOIR SIGNED PACK
Issue Number:1,2,3
Includes signed print WARLASH vs. ZOMBIE
Comes bagged and boarded

Writers’ and Artists’ Names: Frank Forte, Szymon Kudranski, Robert S. Rhine, Royal McGraw, Nenad Gucunja, Steve Mannion, J.C. Wong
Cover Artists: Bruno Werneck, Aly Fell

Intended Audience: Mature Readers
ISBN13: 978-1-61724-041-6

Synopsis:
Features a collection of Warlash:Dark Noir #1-3 ALL signed by creator Frank Forte. Also included is a Warlash Vs. Zombie print signed by Frank Forte. Warlash, armored warrior of the apocalyptic future, is back. These issues reintroduce Warlash with eight tales of hard boiled crime noir terror. In “Phlegm Fatale” Warlash battles a biogenic beast in the sewers below Pittsburgh. By Frank Forte “Grubbs” introduces Warlash to the seedy underside of the city he is sworn to protect. Art by Steve Mannion. In Wormwar part 1, a secret formula is stolen from an underground lab and Warlash must find out who by Szymon Kudranski. In “The Demon”, Warlash is confronted with a satanic rite and hell spawned beast they have released. Other creators feature Royal McGraw, Nenad Gucunja and J.C. Wong. Covers by Bruno Werneck and Aly Fell. Comes bagged and boarded.

Preview can be seen here:
http://www.warlash_DN_Home.html/
Official site:
http://www.warlash.com/

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Horror Illustrated blog

my new blog

http://horrorillustrated.blogspot.com/

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Farmhouse pages by Szymon Kudranski

Szymon Kudranski's the new artist on SPAWN. This is a great project we've been working on with him for over a year now. FARMHOUSE- written by Elizabeth J. Musgrave and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski.

These are random selected pages