Image Comics’ The Vault Sells Out

Official Press Release


Sam Sarkar is proud to announce that the first printing of the deep sea, horror masterpiece, THE VAULT #1, has sold out at the distributor level, with very few copies remaining at a select number of comic stores across the country. Hurry while you can and pick up a copy before it’s gone! For members of Comixology, THE VAULT #1 will be available, in a digital format, on Wednesday, August 10th.
Published by Image Comics, written by Sarkar and illustrated by the immensely talented Garrie Gastonny (Warren Ellis’ Supergod), THE VAULT is about a small team of treasure hunters, struggling to excavate a dangerous and legendary treasure pit before a massive storm hits Sable Island, the “Graveyard of the North Atlantic.” Equipped with all the latest technology, the scientists believe they are prepared against all of nature’s fury, but nothing can prepare them for what they are about to unleash.
Critics who’ve read THE VAULT had this to say:
“Sarkar and Gastonny tell the story well and end with just enough questions that you want to pick up issue 2. I know I will.” – Newsarama
“What a gem of a book! I can totally recommend The Vault. Get it now.” – Weekly Comic Book Review
“The comic book equivalent of a big-budget summer blockbuster” – Blogcritics Books
“Readers looking for adventure and suspense thrillers will want The Vault.” – Comic Book Bin
“I could see it being a sleeper hit of the year and would recommend checking it out.” – Comic Book Realm
“If you’re keen on action comics and sunken treasure, you are going to like this comic.” – Sequential Tart
“An excellant debut issue. Can’t wait to read more.” – Kitty’s Pride
“Sarkar did such a great job of keeping me hooked from start to finish that I could not put this book down.” – From the Tomb Magazine
“5 out of 5 stars” Novel Chatter

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sam Sarkar is a 23-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He began his career as an actor and was one of the leads on the long-running, syndicated television series Neon Rider. Following the series, Sam decided to pursue writing and worked for the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210. Stemming from his work on the show, he also co-wrote a television pilot for Spelling Entertainment under the direct guidance of TV legend Aaron Spelling. Deciding then to embark on feature films, Sam took some chances, following a varied path of writing screenplays and working as a sound technician. In 2004, after working on several films with actor Johnny Depp, Sam was asked to help run Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, headed by Christi Dembrowski. As Senior VP at the company, he continues to serve the varied needs of Hollywood as an executive, producer and writer.


Having worked as a comic book artist and illustration lecturer, Garrie Gastonny now mainly focuses on illustration to avoid getting beaten up. Garrie also serves as Senior Artist at Imaginary Friends Studios. His credits include Warren Ellis’ Supergod, Caliber: First Canon of Justice and Lady Death. For more information about the artist, please visit

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