Beware the Asylum represents my attempt to write a “silent” graphic novella. The version presented here contains “captions” that did not appear in the original published edition. It has been illustrated by Rafael Suzarte.
Young lovers Bobby and Karen stroll in the moonlight behind Euphoric State Lunatic Asylum.
On a moonlit night, Bobby and Karen get out of Bobby’s Chevrolet Chevelle SS by the spooky old asylum.
The full moon glows behind the looming dome of the abandoned insane asylum.
Bobby and Karen break in where they are forbidden to go.
How many tormented souls must have passed through this entranceway!
The insane asylum is once-magnificent civic architecture now falling into ruin.
Bobby has amorous plans for Karen, but what is that noise?
Sucked up into the bowels of the asylum!
Karen is transported, deposited, and seized by a mechanical grabber.
The grabbers begin to strip Karen.
The menacing grabbers are thorough in their work.
Helpless Karen is sprayed with hot water and soap.
The ecstasy of the sponge.
Seldom has a hair dryer seemed so dark and menacing.
Karen is sucked up and transported again.
Meanwhile, Zhelzor the robot brings Bobby face-to-face with the sinister Dr. Vragov.
Naked and shamed Karen is imprisoned in a transparent tube.
Bobby makes one pitiable attempt at contact, and then there is a blinding white flash of radiation.
Karen’s flesh is rendered into something like transparent green gelatin, making her skeleton visible. A blue flash.
Karen is all transparent green goo. A red flash.
To Bobby’s horror, Karen is but a green puddle, promptly sucked up.
Bobby seizes a makeshift weapon and charges at Dr. Vragov.
“Do you see this tube, young man? Everything your girlfriend was, her form, her personality, her memories, are all preserved herein.”
“Perhaps I could reconstitute her. Or I could just pour her down this drain. What do you think I should do?”
On an urban street, Bobby sits in his Chevelle, about to commit a crime in hopes of recovering his girlfriend.
200 — Promo
Darkness prevails. Beware the Asylum, Part II.
Shotgun in hand, Bobby sets off for a Chinese herbal medicine shop.
Bobby confronts the herbalist, his wife, and some terrified customers.
“I demand this herb.” “I have no idea…” BOOM! “Heard of it now?”
Faced with such violence, the herbalist gives in.
Bobby makes a break for it, but this Chinatown neighborhood has protectors of its own.
Lam and Chow pursue Bobby by motorcycle, and Lam is not shy about gunplay.
A close call and a spray of glass as Lam’s .45-caliber bullet nearly hits Bobby.
Watch out for that garbage truck! Bobby swerves and misses it.
Lam and Chow are not lucky with the truck. May what is left of them rest in peace.
Bobby’s Chevelle goes head-on into a newsstand.
Memories of the journalism of 1975 lie scattered about as Bobby flees down into the subway from approaching police.
Bobby hops the turnstile with the cops in hot pursuit.
Bobby staggers toward an approaching subway train.
Bobby barely makes his train, leaving the cops behind.
The box from the herbalist – the precious box – Bobby still has it.
The subway in those days was a wild place, and some curious characters regard Bobby curiously.
His Chevelle wrecked, Bobby has to hitch a ride with a helpful contractor back to the asylum.
Here is the exchange proposed, the precious box for the precious test tube.
But Dr. Vragov double-crosses Bobby. Poor Bobby.
Dr. Vragov makes the contents of the box into something, which he pipes into a radio-controlled model B-29.
Dr. Vragov’s model airplane files over Pleasant Valley High School.
The airplane spreads a chemical trail over the innocent, unsuspecting students.
In the middle of a boring English class, Brenda senses something…delicious.
In physical education, Nancy is distracted by something…beguiling. Watch out for that ball, Nancy!
Cheerleader Pamela is so overcome by something in the air so…seductive that she drops her books.
Compared with whatever Sandra now detects, school lunch is just not very…alluring.
Something mysterious and feminine is forming in the tube. Beware the Asylum, Part III.
Brenda bicycles alone under an ominous sky to the asylum.
Billy and Nancy head out to the asylum in Billy’s tricked-out van.
Mike and Pamela head out to the asylum on a motorcycle. Cool bike, Mike! Sandra and Charlie look almost as good in Charlie’s 1972 Dodge Charger.
Down in a seclusions corridor, Billy gets zapped by a death ray, while Nancy is sucked up into the bowels of the asylum.
Zhelezor has grabbed Mike while Pamela fights not to be sucked up.
“Why is this room so clean,” thinks Pamela to herself, not noticing her boyfriend Charlie being throttled behind her.
The machines grab and strip poor Sandra.
Red-eyed Zhelezor is in hot pursuit of Brenda in an asylum corridor.
Brenda finds what she thinks is safety when she passes through a doorway too small for Zhelezor the robot, but what is this light?
It’s the spotlight Brenda. You’re on stage, and your act is now beginning.
The mechanical grabbers go to work on the girls.
Nancy, Pamela, and Sandra are all forcibly washed.
Brenda stands, at once washed and martyred.
Pamela is whipped through the asylum’s network of pneumatic tubes.
Nancy, Pamela, Sandra, and Brenda all reduced from girls to goo.
The community of Pleasant Valley is outraged by the disappearances of its children, and the police have no answers.
Dr. Vragov goes to work, processing green girl goo into a mysterious white unguent.
Outside the asylum, an alert motorcycle cop notes something special about the license plate on an abandoned van.
A police SWAT team musters and swings into action at the asylum.
But the asylum is clean. There is nothing to be found, save a scrap of what once might have been a girl’s dress.
In a posh club in London, Dr. Vragov and some wealthy business associates conclude a deal of cash for white unguent.
In a luxurious bathroom, a middle-aged woman applies some of the white unguent.
The white unguent dissolves, and the middle-aged woman in enveloped in bubbles.
Where there had been a woman in middle age before, there is now a radiantly beautiful younger woman.
On a bright morning outside a lovely Tuscan villa, Dr. Vragov enjoys a modest breakfast.
Dr. Vragov sips his coffee and enjoys the panorama of the city of Florence below.
Dr. Vragov produces a flask of green liquid, and takes it to his basement laboratory and performs feats of chemistry thereupon.
Dr. Vragov pours the processed liquid into a mysterious tube apparatus.
Within the tube there are at first bubbles, and then something womanly takes shape.
A naked catgirl, looking something like Karen once looked, steps forth from the tube.
Dr. Vragov bells his new catgirl and gives her some milk. She must be hungry!
A little catgirl fanservice.
Dr. Vragov’s catgirl nestles on his lap. I can almost hear her purring.
This archive contains Beware the Asylum, a webcomic commissioned and written by Iago Faustus (“Faustus,” a pseudonym) and illustrated by by Rafael Suzarte (“Suzarte”), as well as a sets of page captions written by Faustus and translated into various languages.
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