Director…writer…composer…and now, comic book creator. From the man who brought you Halloween, The Thing and Escape From New York comes a new comic book, John Carpenter’s Asylum.
Carpenter’s breakthrough film was Halloween, the seminal horror movie, that made Michael Myers the best known boogey man in modern times. It was the most profitable independent movie of its day and launched the genre of the teen slasher film.
His movie, The Thing, remains a space alien classic which opened new frontiers in creature effects and suspense, while Escape From New York introduced the world to the iconic character of Snake Plissken, who along with They Live’s John Nada, epitomizes American cool.
Now comes John Carpenter’s Asylum, the comic book. There’s a war coming and the battle ground is the City of Angels. In tunnels beneath the city, in the dark alleys among the homeless…demons lurk and Lucifer bides his time. One man knows. One man sees. One man walks those dark streets.
Father Daniel Beckett’s seen demons and he’s spoken to the Devil, but he’s never seen an angel and he’s never spoken to God. Obsessed and driven as much by betrayal as righteousness and anger as redemption, he walks the smoke filled encampments of lost souls like Dante’s nine rings of the Inferno.
He is God’s warrior at war with God.
With this step into the comic book world, John Carpenter brings it all to the serial world he’s loved since childhood. Supernatural horror with that twist of fate that only flawed mankind can provide.