DTOX PART 2 IN HEAVY METAL (Nov. 2009 issue)

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FORTE AND GUCUNJA’S DTOX GETS PRINTED IN HEAVY METAL


DTOX, A POST ARMAGHEDDON HUNTER OF MUTANTS, GETS AN 8-PAGE STORY PRINTED IN THE NOV. 2009 ISSUE OF HEAVY METAL

TWO PAGE PREVIEW OF 8-PAGE DTOX STORY IN HEAVY METAL

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dtox part 2

FORTE AND GUCUNJA’S DTOX GETS PRINTED IN HEAVY METAL
DTOX, A POST ARMAGHEDDON HUNTER OF MUTANTS, GETS AN 8-PAGE STORY PRINTED IN THE NOV. 2009 ISSUE OF HEAVY METAL

 

Asylum Press announced today that an eight page story featuring the character DTOX will be featured in the November 2009 issue of Heavy Metal magazine.   DTOX is written by Frank Forte (Warlash, Undead Evil) and illustrated by Nenad Gucunja (Satan's 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Girls and Corpses). 

DTOX takes place in a post-Armageddon future.  The lone biohazard warrior fights to cleanse the earth of a rising toxic mutant population.  Killvixen, a knife-wielding femme fatale, soon joins him.  Together, armed with the mobile arsenal code-named DTANK, they travel the ravaged mid-west in search of rogue monstrosities and fuel.  Their destination is to locate the evil bio-scientist Scourge and destroy him and his mutant factory.

“This episode printed in Heavy Metal is actually episode 2 in the DTOX story.  It works alone as a twisted sci-fi tale, but is part of a larger “Scourge” storyline, explains creator Frank Forte, “In this tale DTOX and Killvixen come upon a   recent battlefield between the military and mutants.  With corpses littering the area they stumble upon one lone survivor, a woman who pleads for her life.  All is not what it seems as DTOX drops his guard and the woman turns into a giant slug-like mutant who wants to feast.”

"The character DTOX is inspired by the Heavy Metal Magazine and EPIC Illustrated I used to read in the 1980's.  Characters like Ranxerox and Den showed how far comics could really go.  Pepe Moreno, Guido Crepax and Caza just blew me away.  I grew tired of costumed superheroes after a while and wanted something more.  I found it in the pages of Heavy Metal, " explains Frank Forte. " Now I'm giving back."

"DTOX was a great addition to the November issue of Heavy Metal and we look forward to printing the next episode in the coming issues, " says Howard Jurofsky, VP Heavy Metal.

"Working on DTOX was fantastic, " says Nenad Gucunja, " I was able go off on the script and expand the scenes.  Then Frank would go back and rewrite it.  What came out was something fun and demented."

The DTOX  trailer can be seen here: www.dtoxcomic.com

Also available on the website is a full color preview, character descriptions, concept art and more.

Still on sale at the Asylum Press store:

DTOX: SPECIAL BIOHAZARD EDITION No. 0, introduces a new character to the Asylum Universe.  DTOX is presented in a magazine size format.  DTOX is written by Frank Forte (Warlash, Undead Evil) and illustrated by Nenad Gucunja (Satan's 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Girls and Corpses). This 12-page action packed story introduces the world of DTOX, Killvixen and the evil bio-scientist Scourge, who is creating an army of disease carrying mutants.  Also features a special concept art section with unused penciled pages and character design.

Intended Audience: Mature Readers
Retail Price: $2.95, SC, 24pgs, Full color.

Images for this press release can be found here:
http://www.asylumpress.com/pressimages/DTOX_HM01.html

ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS
Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry's biggest names. Publishing superhero comics with Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis, continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, the upcoming Asylum of Horrors and Beyond Lovecraft, venturing into dark humor with Billy Boy The Sick Little Fat Kid and The Cletus and Floyd Show, Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.
For more information on Asylum Press, check out the official website at
http://www.asylumpress.com

About Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, known primarily for its blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. In the mid-1970s, while publisher Leonard Mogel was in Paris to jump-start the French edition of National Lampoon, he discovered the French science-fantasy magazine Métal Hurlant which had debuted December 1974. The French title translates literally as "Howling Metal." The magazine is currently owned and published by Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

 

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Releasing in December, DTOX: SPECIAL BIOHAZARD EDITION, introduces a new character to the Asylum Universe. DTOX is presented in a magazine size format. DTOX is written by Frank Forte (Warlash, Undead Evil) and illustrated by Nenad Gucunja (Satan's 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Girls and Corpses).

DTOX takes place in a post-Armageddon future. The lone biohazard warrior fights to cleanse the earth of a rising toxic mutant population. Killvixen, a knife-wielding femme fatale, soon joins him. Together, armed with the mobile arsenal code-named DTANK, they travel the ravaged midwest in search of rogue monstrosities and fuel. This 12-page action packed story introduces the world of DTOX, Killvixen and the biogeneticist, Scourge who is creating an army of disease carrying mutants. Also features a special concept art section with unused penciled pages and character design.


"DTOX is inspired by the Heavy Metal Magazine I used to read in the 1980s. Characters like Ranxerox and Den showed how far comics could really go. Pepe Moreno, Guido Crepax and Caza just blew me away. I grew tired of costumed superheroes after a while and wanted something more. I found it in the pages of Heavy Metal, " explains Frank Forte, " Now I'm giving back."


"Working on DTOX was fantastic, " says Nenad Gucunja, " I was able go off on the script and expand the scenes. Then Frank would go back and rewrite it. What came out was something fun and demented."


On Sale early December
Intended Audience: Mature Readers
Retail Price: $2.95, SC, 24pgs, Full color.

DTOX PREVIEW

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CLICK HERE TO BUY DTOX NO. 0

DTOX is copyright and TM Frank Forte and Nenad Gucunja 2007

Asylum Press is copyright and TM Frank Forte 2007

 

 

 

 

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