Horror Vigil

Asylum of Horror #2Now I can’t say I’m a huge fan of horror comics, but I do like a good horror film every now and then. I’m somewhat familiar with Frank Forte’s Asylum Press however, and their horror output. Below is a press release about the second issue of their horror anthology, plus the synopsis of the ish, and some pics from the issue itself. Be warned however, the issue is for mature readers and you can preview more pages here. Asylum of Horrors #2 is a 64 pager that launches in September.



Asylum of Horrors #2 features new Tim Vigil work



Asylum Press announces that Asylum of Horrors #2 will contain a new story from iconic horror artist/writer Tim Vigil.  Vigil brings his highly stylized voice to a post apocalyptic wasteland in “Survival Extinction Z”.  Asylum of Horrors #2 (DIAMOND: JUL090699) can be previewed at here. Vigil’s story will be a 3 part series that will be continued in subsequent issues of Asylum of Horrors. The second issue of Asylum of Horrors will also include stories from Frank Forte, Szymon Kudranski, Billy George, Darren Sellars, Patrick Shanahan, Nenad Gucunja,and Marcin Ponomarew.


Tim Vigil burst into the comic book scene with co creator David Quinn in the early nineties with the creation of the horror comic “Faust”.  Detailed artwork and Vigil’s over the top story line captured comics fans interest and held it tight for the better part of a decade. Vigil has gone on to work with Avatar Press, Glenn Danzig and many others.   “Nominated for awards, works published all over the world, Tim is a god,” explained Asylum Press Publisher Frank Forte.  “You say the word Faust to any comic horror fan and they smile.”

Synopsis: 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.
























Selling Webcomic Merchandise

God Is Cute!How does it work exactly, and what’s the best way to go about it? Using James (American Elf) Kochalka’s God Is Cute! t-shirt (and He is) as the example, Joey Manley from the Comic Space blog is conducting  a month long experiment on how to produce revenue from merchandise.

It’s a pretty insightful read and worth your time if you’re currently a web comic-er or would like to be, with its comparisons between Google AdSense, Facebook and Project Wonderful. Go here for the first post, and follow the rest here.

Superman/Batman In September

Up next from DC’s awesome animated movies is Green Lantern: First Flight, which comes out next month. Then only a few weeks after that we get the previously announced Superman/Batman: Public Enemies DVD, based on Jeph Loeb’s and Ed McGuiness’ first 6 issues of the ongoing series. There’s also an interesting behind-the-scenes feature about the film here.

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Logo


The World’s Greatest Super Heroes become America’s most wanted criminals – and are hunted by friends and foes alike – in Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, the sixth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the full-length animated film will be distributed by Warner Home Video on September 29, 2009.Superman/Batman: Public Enemies will be available as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def for US$24.98 (SRP) and US$29.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for US$19.98 (SRP) and On Demand. Order due date for all versions is August 25, 2009.

Public Enemies SupermanSuperman/Batman: Public Enemies is based on the popular Jeph Loeb/Ed McGuinness comic series/graphic novel. Animation legend Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday, Green Lantern) is executive producer. Michael Goguen (Justice League: The New Frontier) is supervising producer. Sam Liu (The Batman) is directing a script written by Stan Berkowitz (Justice League: The New Frontier).

In the film, United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite asteroid to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his “partner in crime,” Batman. Heroes and villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and Batman, who must unite – and recruit help – to stave off the action-packed onslaught, stop the asteroid, and uncover Luthor’s devious plot to take command of far more than North America.

Public Enemies BatmanThe movie reunites the lead voices of Superman, Batman and Lex Luthor from the landmark Superman: The Animated Series and Batman: The Animated Series. Tim Daly (Private Practice), Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) reprise their roles as Superman, Batman and Lex Luthor, respectively.

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies – 2 Disc Special Edition version will have more than three hours of incredible bonus features, including:

The Blackest Night: Inside the DC Comics Event: Behind-the-scenes of BLACKEST NIGHT, the epic DC Super Hero event in which the dead shall rise.

A Test of Minds: Superman and Batman featurette with Jeph Loeb, giving viewers a fresh and revitalized look at the team-up of Superman and Batman working together despite their often competitive and challenging relationship.

“Dinner with DC: With Special Guest Kevin Conroy”: Reprising his role from Batman: The Animated Series, Kevin Conroy joins the crew for dinner to discuss their creative approach and what the Superman/Batman team-up means. The evening will be hosted by Voice Director Andrea Romano, Producer Bruce Timm and DC’s Gregory Noveck.

Extended Sneak Peak at Next DCU Film.

Digital Copy Download.

Widescreen (1.78:1)

Two Episodes of Justice League Unlimited hand-picked by animation legend Bruce Timm.

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Blu-Ray versions will have more than three-and-a-half hours of bonus materials, including all the great extras from the 2-disc Special Edition as well as two additional episodes of Justice League Unlimited and two episodes from Justice League, both personally selected by fan-favorite Bruce Timm.