Issue: The Asylum of Horrors #1
Writers & Artists: Frank Forte, Symon Kudranski, Kevin Colden, Billy George, Riste Sekuloski, Nenad Gucunja, Aaron Rintoul, Marcin Ponomarew, J.C. Wong, Robert S. Rhine, GMB Chomichuck, Attila Futaki, David Paleo, Tim Vigil
Cover: Aly Fell
Editor: Elizabeth J. Musgrave
Publisher: Asylum Press
Release Date: September 2008
“Giant sized first issue! The inmates at the ASYLUM bring you a new breed of horror. This anthology features 13 stories from the best writer’s and artists in the industry. Plenty of creep, gore and twists for fans of horror comics old and new“
Wow. I just finished dancing a nice old fashioned jig after reading this one. Fantastic collection of 13 stories for only pennies! This book delivers on so many different levels. Ranging from subtle horror stories to in your face gross out gore it has it all.
Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
The first thing that will grab you is the cover art. “Hey ladies. Heres my number give me a call sometime.” Just a fantastic piece that I want as a poster. Some of the art styles that I think stand out are Ruined Earth which has a great old style look that screams Creepy and Eerie. I love the two one page shorts that were illustrated by Gucunja and Paleo. I have to give mention to the David Hartman contribution as well. I have found myslef staring at his website for hours. Overall nothing is sub par. Every artist brought it to the table.
Story: 4.5 out of 5
The stories range in so much variety as well. From the awesome introduction of The Doctor until the end when we meet him again, the entire book covers it all. The ones that I will point out as my favorites were Black Milk which deals with Lovecraft style monsters. I will say Ruined Earth again, which is probabnly my fav all around, there is just something about that style that I love to death. Zombies, Monsters, Deals with the Devil, Serial Killers and Mad Scientists, really what isn’t included.
Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
So overall you get 13 amazing stories, 96 pages of gore-geous art and all for under $5. This one is a no brainer. Even if you can’t stand to look at the book because the pictures make you want to hurl you aren’t gonna lose. This appeals to all of the horror fans out there, and I can guarantee that there is something for everyone. So stop reading this and go check it out.
If you would like to know more about The Asylum of Horrors #1 or the other Asylum Press titles please go to http://www.asylumpress.com