New York Comic-Con is the perfect place to find new and exciting reading material specifically if you’re into the world of genre fiction. Look no further than booth #2304 on the show floor and meet Storm King Comics. You might recognize the name atop their titles, the Master of Horror, John Carpenter. His wife, producer and collaborator, Sandy King Carpenter is a renaissance woman. Producing John Carpenter films since the 1980s, she is an artist, writer, and the CEO and founder of Storm King Productions. In 2015, Storm King ventured into the world of comics and graphic novels, publishing Asylum which she co-created with John Carpenter and Thomas Ian Griffith. Storm King also created two anthology series; John Carpenter’s Tales For a HalloweeNight which just released its third annual compendium of horror tales, and John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction, which just completed its first story, a 3-part outer space saga, “Vault.” I got a chance to speak with Sandy King Carpenter about the latest releases, her influences, and the future of the brand.
John Carpenter’s Asylum Volume 2 Paperback
Created by John Carpenter, Thomas Ian Griffith and Sandy King
Written by Sandy King and Trent Olsen
Pencils and Inks by Leonardo Manco
Colors by Kinsun Loh
Lettering by Janice Chiang Storm King Comics
Release Date: October 11th, 2016
Cover Price: $24.99
“There’s a war coming to the City of Angels.”
John Carpenter‘s name is synonymous with horror. For five decades, he has given fans nightmares with his legendary films, characters, and music. In 2013, one of the greatest horror movie directors of all time, Carpenter, stepped into another medium for his genre; comics. Along with his wife and co-writer Sandy King as well as actor/writer Thomas Ian Griffith (John Carpenter’s Vampires), the Halloween patriarch created his Storm King Productions line of comics, namely, Asylum. Asylum tells the story of a down and out priest Daniel Beckett, a man who sleeps around, smokes, curses, and has lost his connection. He is a demon hunter, and soon he’s the suspect in brutal murders chased by flawed but effective LAPD cop Jack Duran. When Duran’s son is kidnapped by a demon, enemies become partners and Duran and Beckett race against Hell itself to save him. Beckett is much more than meets the eye it turns out.