First Look at VAMPIRE MACABRE #1 from Asylum Press

by Charles LePage

6b6fc46c-10da-c748-31fc-5c7f1fd33988-193x300 First Look at VAMPIRE MACABRE #1 from Asylum PressAsylum Press has released a preview to VAMPIRE MACABRE #1, a bloodsucking anthology one-shot shipping this September.

The press release follows:

Media Release — Asylum Press brings you a horrific blood thirsty collection of all-new vampire tales featuring an international cast of artistic talent. Frank Forte and Edu Menna deliver “Blood Wine” where a con artist dealing in bootlegged vintage wine gets his comeuppance from an elder statesman of the sanguine. In “Red Moon” a young woman tests her desires against a hipster rock star who has a dark secret, illustrated by MoraMike. In “Marked by the Beast” we delve into the life of a vampire servant who desperately wants to be a creature of the night by Frank Forte. And lastly, we introdece “NOSFEROTIKA” – a vampire queen who’s lust for blood and the sins of the flesh knows no bounds. A must for all vampire fans! Pin-ups by Timothy E. Bacon and Frank Forte.

(W) Frank Forte
(A) Edu Menna, MoraMike, Jethro Morales, Frank Forte, Timothy E. Bacon
Cover A by Aly Fell
Cover A by Alex Chow
Cover C (Sketch cover)

Frequency of Publication: Annual
Intended Audience: Mature Themes
Genre : Vampire, Horror,
Format: 7x10, B&W, SC, 32 pgs
Retail Price: $3.99
Ship Date/Month: Sept. 2021

"I'm very excited to be working with an amazing array of talent for this book," explains creator and publisher Frank Forte, "this collection will arrive just in time for the Halloween horror madness!"

These books are in July Previews (Diamond Comics Distributors)and will ship Sept. 2021 (Great for Halloween!).

Here's a link to Diamond ComicsPreviews World Sept. shipping items from Asylum Press

Diamond cut - off date is 7/29/2021, so get your pre-orders in now at your local comic shop. Or you can do it online at the Previewworld website.


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.

For more information on Asylum Press, check out the official website at


Frank Forte is an accomplished designer, storyboard artist and comic book artist. Frank's film and TV credits include:Lovecraft Country, Fantasy Island, Solar Opposites, Dreamwork's 3Below, Bob's Burgers, Insidious 4, Lego: Guardians of the Galaxy, Despicable Me 2, Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, The Super Hero Squad Show, Marvel Heroes 4D, and Lego Hero Factory. Frank's comic book credits include: Heavy Metal Magazine, Bob's Burgers, Warlash, DTOX, Zombie Terrors and Chicken Soup For Satan among others.

In Frank's spare time he paints. Influenced by classic cartoons and comic books, Frank's paintings are an assemblage of inspiration from what he grew up watching on TV and reading in comic books. Trying to capture the feeling and emotion of a moving cartoon on a flat canvas, Frank's work incorporates horrific and twisted subjects in disturbingly bizarre situations. His work has been exhibited at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Copro Gallery, Corey Helford Gallery, CASS Contemporary, Dark Art Emporium, Arch Enemy Arts, Phone Booth Gallery, Night Gallery Fine Arts, Cannibal Flower, LTD. Gallery and Hyaena Gallery.

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