John Carpenter’s Asylum #1
From Storm King Productions comes a brand new comic series created by legendary horror filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing), along with his wife Sandy King, and actor Thomas Ian Griffith (Vampires, xXx). John Carpenter’s Asylum revolves around Father Daniel Beckett as he wages war on the demon population of Las Angeles. Meanwhile a much larger problem is quickly approaching as the Devil himself counts the minutes until he will walks the Earth.
A long time fan of classic EC Comics, John Carpenter is not merely putting his name in front of a product, fans can expect the same high quality storytelling and presentation they would receive while viewing one of his films.
John Carpenter has always been a master at crafting strong and intelligent main characters, the mind behind the likes of Snake Plissken (Escape from NY, Escape from LA), Nada (They Live), and R.J. MacReady (The Thing). Once again, he shines in this department with the ultra mysterious and quick-witted Father Daniel Beckett. Many fans will undoubtedly see an almost uncanny resemblance between Father Daniel Beckett and the above-mentioned Snake Plissken minus his eye patch.
The first issue does a splendid job at grabbing potential fans by their throats and never letting go, by the time the last page is turned the story has already secured them as returning readers. With horror comic veteran Bruce Jones (Twisted Tales, Alien Worlds) writing the comic scripts there is no way this series is going to be anything short of breath taking and destined to take the genre by storm. Asylum has all the key ingredients to become a household name among genre fans and rightly deserved. Fans of John Carpenter’s films should start making room on their shelves because they are going to want to display each issue proudly right next to their respected DVDs and Blu-rays.
In a world that is, becoming over ran with evil, with the future of humankind becoming bleaker as each day passes. It is up to one man to stand up and protect the sheep from the approaching pack of wolves. It is highly recommended that you go out and pick up the first issue and all that follow of what is sure to be one of the hottest horror series of the year. John Carpenter’s Asylum is a necessary read for every horror fan searching for the next big thing.