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Asylum, Part One is the first issue of the Spike: Asylum comic book miniseries. Written by Brian Lynch and illustrated by Franco Urru, it was originally published on September 27, 2006, by IDW Publishing.


When the Monahan Family asks Spike to find their daughter Ruby, he accepts. After all, it's a chance to be a hero and more importantly, earn a hefty fee. The problem? Ruby's a half-demon and has been checked into the Mosaic Wellness Center, a rehab facility for vampires, demons, and other creatures of the night. The solution? Spike checks himself in as a patient. But there's another, slightly bigger problem — the hundreds of super-powered, supernatural patients at Mosaic know Spike, and want him dead. If the therapy doesn't kill him, the other patients will… beginning Spike's latest adventure, courtesy of screenwriter Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru![1]


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Organizations and titles[]




Rituals and spells[]

  • Erottircs olled emoc

Death count[]

  • Unidentified demon, beheaded by Spike.

Behind the scenes[]


  • Asylum, Part One was the 154th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 8,999 sales in September 2006 at comic specialty stores.[2]


Pop culture references[]

  • Spike calls the Monahan's security "Stormtroopers," in reference to the fictional soldiers.
  • Malpose tells Spike she searched his name on Google.



Cover artwork[]



Spike: "Crisis averted. Big bad is dead, go home and sleep it off."
Spike: "I've never seen the girl before in my life. But it doesn't matter. Over the years, I've learned one thing — before I was sired, after I was sired, soul or no soul, every single mistake I've ever made was because of a woman. Some I tried to save, some I tried to kill, not in that order, but... Forget sunlight. Forget stakes. The fairer sex is and will always be my Achilles heel."


  1. "SPIKE ASYLUM #1 (OF 5)." Previews World. Retrieved on June 28, 2019.
  2. "Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2006." ICv2, October 16, 2006.