If you grew up living and breathing the world of horror and comic books, there’s a good chance Paul Burke had something to do with something you loved. Whether it be his work as president of Stabur Press/Calibur Comics, his co-founded video production company with Stan Lee, or his former role as co-CEO of TMP International, Inc. in launching McFarlane Toys, Burke has worked with the top talent of the industry to help them make their creative dreams a successful reality in especially cutthroat marketplaces. His latest endeavor is Asylum Publications, an imprint dedicated to genre interests of art and photography. Burke recently wrote and published The Early Days of McFarlane Toys, a book which chronicles his experiences with the company as it grew into a juggernaut toy company in the mid to late 90s (You could read the Horror News Network review of the book by clicking this link). Burke took some time out of his busy schedule to speak with Horror News Network about Asylum Publications and his experiences in working with Todd McFarlane and Stan Lee.
Unfortunately, many artists only gain the recognition they deserve after an untimely death. Gary Reed (5/2/56 –10/2/16) certainly falls into this category. Reed is most prominently remembered by fans as one of the writers of Deadworld, but his greater influence comes from his role as a publisher. read more
We are sad to report the passing of horror comic legend, Gary Reed. His wife, Jennifer Andrews Reed, posted the news of his passing on her Facebook page just a few moments ago.
The Caliber Comics publisher was at the forefront of horror comics in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Through the publishing company, Reed released The Crow, Deadworld, Caliber Presents, Moontrap, and more.
Reed took over as head writer of the zombie classic, Deadworld on issue twelve of the original series. The series continued through mini-series throughout the years and even had a few of the series collected into trade paperbacks by IDW Publishing. read more