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!
- Spike claims to know the type of the rehabilitation center, based on his experience with the Initiative ("The Initiative").
- Spike tells the Monahan family he drank from the Cup of Perpetual Torment, in episode "Destiny".
- Angel (Only mentioned)
- Malposo Angra Mazda Ormazd Yazatas Mainyu
- Bonnie Monahan
- Richard Monahan
- Ruby Monahan (Only in flashbacks)
Organizations and titles
- Half-demon (Only in flashbacks)
Weapons and objects
Rituals and spells
- Erottircs olled emoc
- 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.
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.
|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."|