Set in both our world, and an alternate world called The Ring, ASYLUM Volume 1: New Born, collects issues 1-4 into a trade paperback that is the beginning of the Asylum saga! Glass Asylum cares for people with all manner of mental health issues, but in the alternate world of "The Ring", the patients are called Divine Childen. They have special gifts corresponding to their psychosis, and are part of an oppressive army, led by the mysterious diety, Father. Revered like angels by some and hated like demons by others, Father's Divine Family has dwindled in numbers and lost its grasp on the Castoffs they rule over. In this first volume of Asylum, Divine Children begin appearing in The Ring and are recruited into Father's Family as a holy army to regain power. But as new Children are brought into the fold, they question Father's power and methods and begin to wonder if they want to be part of the privileged and elite Divine Family.