Steve Mannion Commits To The Asylum

by Jeff

(Los Angeles) Steve Mannion, creator of Fearless Dawn, Brownhole Jones and many other characters has inked a deal with Asylum Press to publish the collected edition of THE BOMB, a four issue mini-series that was originally published through Atom Bomb Comics.

This trade paperback collects issues 1-4 of Steve Mannion’s The Bomb mini-series as well as the special beach bound pin-up issue. The book is 176 total pages; 160 black and white pages with a 16-page color section. The book has been described as “Raiders of the Lost Ark” meets “Mad Magazine” with a dash of Stan Lee thrown in for good measure! Steve Mannion’s signature brush style, colorful characters and witty gag-writing have already netted the artist a solid underground following as well as foreign and domestic licensing deals. This huge compilation features Steve Mannion at his unfiltered best spinning yarns of his favorite creations: Fearless Dawn, Sea Goin’ Lil, Brownhole Jones, Helga Von Krause and Jungle Chick and the Dinosaur.

Frank Forte describes, “The Bomb is beautifully rendered work. Steve draws inspiration from Wally Wood, Frank Frazetta, Al Capp and classic E.C. horror illustrators. All that said, Steve has developed his own voice and style. We hope to have him at Asylum Press for quite some time”.

Steve Mannion’s work has appeared in Batman: Black and White, Batman Gotham Knights, Tales From The Crypt, Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, Satan’s Circus of Hell, Strange Pirate Tales and the upcoming Warlash: Dark Noir.

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Title: THE BOMB: Collected Edition
Ship Date: AUG 2008
ISBN: 0-9768509-8-2
ISBN13: 978-0-9768509-9-1
Retail price $14.95
176 PGS (Black and White with 16 page color section) perfect bound


“Artist Steven Mannion whips up some of the craziest comic book tales this side of The GOON and MAD MAGAZINE…”

“He’s got a Mike Hoffman/Mark Schultz style of art and over the top sensibilities. It’s good fun stuff.”
–Lee (

“Steve’s art is influenced by a turn of the century Illustrator, Howard Pyle, also Gustav Klimt, & Wally Wood.”

“Steve Mannion’s the BOMB!”
— R.S. Rhine / Deaditor-In-Chief

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.

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