Asylum (Maximum)

    (Maximum, 1995-1997)
™ and ©1995 the characters' respective owners

Asylum is an anthology showcase for the various titles published by Maximum Press. The first issue got things rolling with short stories including Larry Marder’s “Beanworld, Rob Liefeld’s “Avengelyne,” Rob Liefeld’s “Warchild,” Stephen Platt’s “Doubletap,” and the licensed science-fiction comic, “Battlestar Galactica.”

For a company that’s taken its shots as nothing more than a factory for cookie cutter super-heroes by draw-alike artists, Asylum displays a remarkable range of talent. Comic superstar Stephen Platt’s “Doubletap” is the first creator-owned character by the young artist. On the other hand, “Beanworld” is a humorous comic that had been published independently for years prior to its premiere at Image. The “Warchild” story focuses in on Merlyn and how she became a female. The Battlestar Galactica story introduces comic newcomers Rob Napton and John Fang. The series was edited by Matt Hawkins.
Jump to issue:
  NotesWriterArtist
#1
December, 1995
Cover Price: $2.95
7 copies available from $1.85
Beanworld/Avengelyne flip covers; Flipbook Larry Marder, Rob Liefeld, Robert Napton, Eric Stephenson, Stephen PlattLarry Marder, Pop Mhan, Arthur Adams, Stephen Platt, John Fang
#1 Variation A
December, 1995
Cover Price: $2.95
2 copies available from $3.50
Warchild/Doubletake flip covers; Flipbook Larry Marder, Rob Liefeld, Robert Napton, Eric Stephenson, Stephen PlattLarry Marder, Pop Mhan, Arthur Adams, Stephen Platt, John Fang
#2
January, 1996
Cover Price: $2.95
10 copies available from $1.75
David Campiti, Mike Buckley, Robert Napton, Eric Stephenson, Larry MarderMike Deodato Jr., Pop Mhan, Chap Yaep, Larry Marder, Stephen Platt, Richard Horie, Brian Denham
#3
April, 1996
Cover Price: $2.95
2 copies available from $2.99
Garrett Omata, Rob Liefeld, Robert Napton, Larry MarderSam Liu, Richard Horie, Larry Marder, Chris Massarotto
#4
May, 1996
Cover Price: $2.95
3 copies available from $1.70
Robert Loren Fleming, Rob Liefeld, Robert Napton, Garrett Omata, Larry Marder, Chris ScalfPop Mhan, Sam Liu, Larry Marder, Chris Scalf
#5
June, 1996
Cover Price: $2.95
4 copies available from $2.25
Dan Fraga, Robert Napton, Rob Liefeld, Garrett Omata, Robert Loren Fleming, Larry Marder, Chris ScalfDan Fraga, Sam Liu, Pop Mhan, Larry Marder, Chris Scalf
#6
July, 1996
Cover Price: $2.95
3 copies available from $1.70
Robert Napton, Rob Liefeld, Chuck Jones, Robert Loren Fleming, Larry MarderBrian Denham, Chuck Jones, Pop Mahn, Larry Marder
#7
September, 1996
Cover Price: $2.99
4 copies available from $2.25
Robert Napton, Chris Scalf, Chuck Jones, Donald SimpsonMichael Chang, Chris Scalf, Chuck Jones, Donald Simpson
#8
September, 1996
Cover Price: $2.99
3 copies available from $2.75
Todd Nauck, Donald Simpson, Chuck Jones, Robert NaptonTodd Nauck, Donald Simpson, Chuck Jones, Ching Lau
#9
November, 1996
Cover Price: $2.99
4 copies available from $2.99
Eric Stephenson, Jim KruegerDan Fraga, Phil Hester
#10
December, 1996
Cover Price: $2.95
1 copy available for $3.50
Terry Moore, Robert Napton, Scott DevineCraig Wagner, Hector Gomez
#11
January, 1997
Cover Price: $2.99
9 copies available from $1.75
Marat Mychaels, Donald Simpson, Robert Loren FlemingMarat Mychaels, Donald Simpson