Frank Forte has announced that Asylum Press will re-release Robert Steven Rhine’s massive graphic horror anthology Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell through Diamond Comics Distributors, SCB Distributors, all major wholesalers, and Tony Shenton Distribution for a Halloween release.
This giant-sized horror anthology is loaded with tons of gore and humor that any hardcore horror fan will enjoy – especially fans of Tales from the Crypt, Eerie and Creepshow. It features 43 stories illustrated by 43 of the top horror comic book artists including William Stout, Tim Vigil, John Cassaday, Hilary Barta, Steve Bissette, Jim Smith, Frank Forte, Tone Rodriguez, David Paleo, Kevin Colden, Nenad Gucunja, John Howard, David Hartman, Eric Pigors, Tommy Castillo, Jacob Hair, Steve Mannion and Aly Fell. Cover art by Frank Forte.
Some of the twisted tales include: “Spare Parts,” a nasty E.C. Comics-inspired opus about a disaffected coroner whose hobby is collecting “perfect” body parts, “Separation Anxiety” delves into the jealous love affair of circus freaks, “The Adventures of Raoul, Lowlife Ex-Cop,” takes us into the dark seedy side of a would be P.I., “Party Clown “ is a tale about a psycho serial killer who gets off by twisting people’s intensities into balloon animals,“The Symposium” takes us on a journey to Transylvania where modern day vampires feast on more than just blood. In “Eat Me” a freakish game show pushes its contestants to the limit, “Boneyard Tours” takes on a nasty trip through Hollywood. It’s good gory fun guaranteed to give you a nasty chuckle.
Four years in the making, this classic collection of sick and twisted short stories is a true labor of blood. It includes the first prize winner of the 2005 World Horror Con dark fiction contest, Propeller Boy.
You can view the preview pages here: Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell
Those wanting to preorder Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell can do so at their local comic store, any bookstore chain or independent bookstore.
About Robert Steven Rhine: He’s the Founder/Publisher and Deaditor-In-Chief of Girls and Corpses Magazine, which began as a popular website for two years before growing to a newsstand magazine distributed by both Ingram and Diamond and sold all over the world. Rhine has sold fiction to over one hundred magazines and the published anthologies: Bram Stoker Winner: Dark Delicacies, (Carroll & Graf) alongside Ray Bradbury and Clive Barker. In 2005, R.S. Rhine won first prize in the World Horror Con Dark Fiction Contest for his story “Propeller Boy.” The story will be published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Rhine also received the prestigious Herman M. Swafford Fiction Award for his story “Andros” in 1997. Robert Steven Rhine’s first fiction collection, My Brain Escapes Me, (Sun Dog Press) was heralded by Publishers Weekly as “a successful mix of humor and horror.”