Asylum Press Free Digital Comic Sampler On iPad, iPhone, Android, PC/Mac & Kindle Fire May 5th – Free Comic Book Day


May 1, 2012 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte announces that Asylum Press will release a 32 page sampler comic on Free Comic Book Day 2012.

Titled ASYLUM PRESS SAMPLER FREE COMIC BOOK 2012 #1, this book will feature 8 pages from four upcoming titles; Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, Black Powder, Farmhouse and Chopper.

ASYLUM PRESS SAMPLER FREE COMIC BOOK 2012 #1 will be available on Comixology, Comics+ (Iverse), Graphicly, as well as stand alone apps and epubs on KindleFire, Nook, Kobo, ibookstore, and Googlebooks.

“We’re excited about the possibility of reaching new fans on Free Comic Book Day,“ explains publisher Frank Forte, “People will be going to comics stores in droves, but they’ll also be on their tablets and ipads. Mobile device and smart phone ownership keeps growing at an amazing rate and we want to provide great comics to these readers. Digital comics are the return of the newsstand. Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns will appeal to people who like crime comics splattered with demons. Black Powder is an exciting tale of pioneers and river pirates in the mid 1800’s. Farmhouse will appeal to Vertigo fans. And Chopper is a straight up horror/thriller.”

A great way to introduce Asylum Press to retailers and fans this book features a sampling of new and upcoming comics. Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, written by Chuck Brown and illustrated by Philipp Nuendorf; 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 within his soul. Black Powder #2, a bloody frontier adventure, by Dwayne Harris, can be described as a “Buckskin Apocalypse Now”. Robert Young and his crew set out on the Mississippi River in search of Molly Livingston, who has been captured by the ruthless river pirate Samuel Mason.  As they make their way north, against the current, they approach hostile indian territory as well as the first in series of terrible earthquakes.  Farmhouse is a tale of a drifter who falls in love with an artist undergoing an experimental art therapy regimen, by Elizabeth J. Musgrave and Szymon Kudranski. Chopper #2 Preview: (written by Martin Shapiro, Illustrated by Juan Ferreyra) 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 encounter the ghostly Reaper, a headless Hell’s Angel on a chopper who collects the souls of sinners in the afterlife.

Visit our website at
Follow us on Twitter at
Like us on Facebook at


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! Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Liber Distributors and Tony Shenton and to the Booktrade by SCB Distributors, Ingram and Baker and Taylor. Distributed in the U.K. by Turnaround Distribution.