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Asylum, Part Two 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 October 4, 2006 by IDW Publishing.

Synopsis

An innocent girl is trapped in a high-security prison for the supernatural. Spike has checked himself in to get her back. But before Spike can even find her, he has to survive his first day. Vampires, werewolf gangs, vengeance demons, invisible men, giant eight-foot slugs… every prisoner wants to be the one who does him in. What began as a rescue mission is now quickly escalating into a battle for self-preservation in Spike’s latest adventure, courtesy of screenwriter Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru![1]

Continuity

Appearances

Individuals

Organizations and titles

Species

Locations

Weapons and objects

Death count

  • Ruby and two other girls, drained by Spike (in flashback).
  • Two unidentified guards, killed by Wiseau.
  • Two unidentified guards, killed by Wiseau (only mentioned).

Behind the scenes

Production

  • Franco Urru cover references promotional material from the movie The Usual Suspects (1995).
  • This issue confirms the canonicity of Spike's surname "Pratt", first used in "Spike: Old Times", and reveals his birth year as 1853.

Distribution

  • Asylum, Part Two was the 165th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 7,866 sales in October 2006 at comic specialty stores.[2]

Collections

Pop culture references

  • Spike compares Mosaic's exterior to Club Med tourism company.
  • Wiseau mentions the musical West Side Story in reference to its rivalry between gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
  • Spike mentions Xanax medication, used for management of anxiety disorders.

Gallery

Covers

Cover artwork

Preview

References

  1. "Spike: Asylum #2 (of 5)". IDW Publishing. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  2. "Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2006". ICv2, November 19, 2006. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
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