Saturday, December 24, 2011


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

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 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 ( This title carries a Diamond Order Code of DEC110840.


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