Media Release — (Los Angeles) Frank Forte, publisher of Asylum Press, has announced that the first issue of Fearless Dawn will be a Special Edition, By Steve Mannion, will be released Nov. 2009. The special edition features 5 new pages of art and an all-new back cover by Mannion.
The synopsis of issue #1 can be desribed as this: Jet riding good girl FEARLESS DAWN battles her arch nemesis Helga Von Krause in this mini-series from Steve Mannion. Fearless Dawn infiltrates the vaunted “Manitoba Sector” to discover the secret behind Helga’s chemically-induced NAZI MONSTERS. Meanwhile, all is not well back at home base when Fearless Dawn’s boss discovers our hero has broken probation and flown the coop! Join us now as Steve Mannion’s beautifully rendered comic book tale unfolds in full-color glory! Fan’s of Steve Mannion’s The Bomb will love this new action-packed series.
“Back in February’s PREVIEWS there was a book from Asylum Press called Fearless Dawn that went largely unnoticed by fans and retailers. The entire industry went on rolling without giving it a second glance, and like many small press books it nearly slipped into obscurity without reaching the core readers in our hobby. But when a copy of it made its way across my desk, I knew from first glance it was something special that people needed to see.” Says Jim Kuhoric of Diamond Comics Distributors.
“I am excited to bring Fearless dawn to a full-color series,” says creator Steve Mannion,” this is a dream project and I’m having a blast.” “We’ll be updating the website and blog on a regular basis so fans can see pencil to ink pages, colors, thumbnails and interact with Steve,” says publisher Frank Forte.
“Steve Mannion is one of the mostunderrated artists in comics. Part Dave Stevens, part Wally Wood his art encapsulates everything I love about comic books,” says Rick Remender (Punisher, Fear Agent)
The Publication schedule is as follows. Fearless Dawn:Special Edition #1 (ships Nov. 2009), Fearless Dawn #2 (Ships Dec. 2009), Fearless Dawn #3 (Ships Feb. 2010), and Fearless Dawn #4 (Ships Mar. 2010),
Fearless Dawn website: www.fearlessdawn.com
Fearless Dawn production blog: http://fearlessdawn.blogspot.com/
Fearless Dawn preview: http://www.fearlessdawn.com/FDSE_1_preview.html
Title:Fearless Dawn #1 (of 4)
Format/Price: SC, color $2.95, 32 pages
Item Code: SEP090625 FEARLESS DAWN #1 (OF 4) SP ED
Still available from Asylum Press is Steve Mannion’s The Bomb TPB. “The Bomb is a good place to start as it tells Fearless Dawn’s origin story and her first adventure,” explains Publisher Frank Forte.
Title:The Bomb TPB
Format/Price: SC, b&w 176 pgs. (16-page color section) $14.95
Item Code: SEP090626 BOMB TP
for a preview of The Bomb go here: www.asylumpress.com/thebomb.html
ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS:
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 names. Publishing superhero comics with Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis, continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, the upcoming Asylum of Horrors and Beyond Lovecraft, venturing into dark humor with Billy Boy The Sick Little Fat Kid and The Cletus and Floyd Show, Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics, Haven Distributors and Tony Shenton and Partners Publishers Group.