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Vault Joins Local Comic Shop Day with These Savage Shores Gold Edition Trade Paperback

Vault Comics joins Local Comic Shop Day 2019 where they will release a limited, exclusive Gold Edition of These Savage Shores – with a cover printed with special gold ink.

Local Comic Shop Day takes place on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019.

These Savage Shores LCSD Gold Edition TPB

Writer:  Ram V. 
Artist:  Sumit Kumar 
Colorist: Vittorio Astone
Cover Artist: Sumit Kumar 
Letter:  Aditya Bidikar 
Designer: Tim Daniel

This Local Comic Shop Day exclusive Gold Edition comes with a cover printed with special gold ink.

Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, The East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is an ancient one with daemons and legends far older than himself.

Along These Savage Shores, where the days are scorched and the nights are full of teeth.

These Savage Shores LCSD Gold Edition TPB

Coffin Bound #1 Gets New Printing Ahead of Its Release

The anticipated new series Coffin Bound #1 by Dan Watters and artist Dani with colorist Brad Simpson, letterer Aditya Bidikar, and designer Emma Price, is being rushed back to print ahead of this week’s release. 

The upcoming issue is scheduled to hit shelves this Wednesday, August 7 and—due to increasing demand—will ship sold-out at the distributor level. 

Cars! Guns! Entropy! Coffin Bound follows Izzy Tyburn, who is chased by an unstoppable killer and has decided that if the world won’t have her in it, it can have nothing of her at all. She’s re-treading her life, leaving nothing but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. 

Ride shotgun on an unforgettable road trip through blood-splattered, grindhouse action best described as Bitch Planet and Mad Max: Fury Road set in the dark, twisted fantasy world of Sandman.

Coffin Bound #1 second printing (Diamond Code JUN198336) hits stores on Wednesday, August 28. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 12. 

Coffin Bound #2 (Diamond Code JUL190117) hits stores on Wednesday, September 11. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 19. 

Coffin Bound #1 second printing

These Savage Shores #1 – #3 Gets New Printings with Special Collector’s Covers

Vault Comics is thrilled to announce that, due to extremely high demand in the series, These Savage Shores #1 – #3 will receive an additional printing with special collector’s set covers

These design-led covers, created by Vault’s VP of Branding & Design, Tim Daniel, feature striking silhouettes of the book’s main characters while highlighting exceptional inks from the books within the outline.

These Savage Shores readers can purchase the covers as 24 X 36 poster prints right now at the Vault Store

One of the most critically-acclaimed comics of 2018 with interest that continues to grow rapidly as the series concludes this year, These Savage Shores is written by Ram V, drawn by Sumit Kumar, colored by Vitorio Astone, and lettered by Aditya Bidikar.

There’s still time to order: These Savage Shores #1-3 reprints will hit shelves May 22, 2019.

Issue #1, Cover art featuring Bishan.

Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, The East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is an ancient one with daemons and legends far older than himself.

These Savage Shores Issue #1, Cover art featuring Bishan

Issue #2, Cover art featuring Kori.

The untimely demise of a nobleman gives the East India Company a new angle in negotiations to build their trade route. A vampire hunter finds bigger prey than he had bargained for, deep within the royal reserve.Along These Savage Shores, where the hunt is eternal, and hunter and hunted move in shadow.

These Savage Shores Issue #2, Cover art featuring Kori

Issue #3, Cover art featuring Count Grano.

The stench of war clings to the air as Hyder Ali of Mysore comes calling for the levy. Good men and demons alike are set to march, even as lovers part with the promise of a safe return. But in these troubling times the promise of a hunt brings the devil himself to this faraway coast.Along These Savage Shores where blood begets blood and dawn-light shimmers over a land soaked in betrayal.

These Savage Shores Issue #3, Cover art featuring Count Grano

Review: Little Bird #1

Little Bird #1

Little Bird follows a young resistance fighter who battles against an oppressive American Empire and searches for her own identity in a world on fire.

Little Bird #1 is a comic I’ve been looking forward to reading for some time. The concept of a resistance standing against a religious fundamentalist American empire is a story that sounds intriguing to me. While there’s a lot to like in the first issue, there’s also some stumbling as well in its world building.

Written by Darcy Van Poelgeest, the first issue feels like a cross between Saga, We Stand on Guard, and East of West. A Canadian resistance attempts to take on the evil American empire which works as a story, it’s something we’ve seen before. Where the issue stumbles a bit is in the small details of its worldbuilding which at times feels like weird to just be weird. Bathing in blood with what looks like intestines coming out. Weird baldheaded floating intestine creatures. It’s all visually interesting but with so little explanation we’re expected to go with it. What it winds up being is somewhat of a distraction.

Little Bird is a techno-organic religious world that we’re expected to go with. While the visuals are solid, we’re left wondering about those interesting concepts and it doesn’t help matters. A more straightforward visual would have helped. Getting rid of the weird focuses the story a bit. All of these things might be explained but in the first issue it’s all left hanging.

The concepts though are neat and the story pretty easy to get in to if you’re willing to overlook these open questions. The characters are interesting. The conflict has a lot of potential. The juxtaposition of societies is solid. There’s a lot of set up for what’s to come and a good inclusion on what we need to know of the past.

The art by Ian Bertram is absolutely interesting and as I said above, it can be distracting as well. Joined on colors by Matt Hollingsworth and lettering by Aditya Bidikar, the issue is one that has so many small things for you to linger on the page and stare at. While those visuals absolutely help build the world and hint at what we’re dealing with, they also aren’t explained enough and seem a bit odd for odd’s sake. Those cool visuals also distract without an explanation of the “why” and “what.”

The first issue has a lot of potential and I want to see where it goes. There’s a good chance the miniseries will read better as a whole than it does as single issues and those issues I have with the weird visuals will be explained later. Little Bird #1 absolutely creates and builds an interesting world but leaves too much out there not explained or acknowledged to not distract from the main story.

Story: Darcy Van Poelgeest Art: Ian Bertram
Color: Matt Hollingsworth Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

Design: Ben Didier
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Vault Comics Launches Vault Lines, Deluxe Black and White Special Editions, with These Savage Shores

Vault Comics has announced that, after extremely high demand, These Savage Shores #1 will receive a very special printing as part of the new Vault Lines series of deluxe black-and-white special edition issues highlighting the astonishing original inks from Vault artists.

Printed on deluxe heavyweight paper, Vault Lines introduces a brand-new presentation venue to the growing Vault catalogue which aims to spotlight the artists of some of our most successful titles in a series of pristine black and white editions.

One of the most critically-acclaimed comics of the year, These Savage Shores is written by Ram V, drawn by Sumit Kumar, colored by Vitorio Astone, and lettered by Aditya Bidikar.

Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, The East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is an ancient one with daemons and legends far older than himself.

These Savage Shores #1 Vault Lines Edition will hit store shelves on March 27, 2019. Stores can order the issue by using the Diamond Order Code: JAN198618.

These Savage Shores #1 Vault Lines Edition

Preview: Lazaretto SC

Lazaretto SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Artist: Jey Levang
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Cover Artist: Ignacio Valicenti
Price: $16.99

After a pandemic strikes, a dorm complex at a small American college is quarantined with all of the students trapped within. What first starts out as youthful freedom from authority soon devolves into a violent new society—it’s Lord of the Flies on a college campus.

From writer Clay McLeod Chapman (Spider-Verse, Ultimate Spider-Man, American Vampire, Vertigo Quarterly), whose most recent play, “Stump Speeches,” was a New York Times Critics’ Pick; and introducing artist Jey Levang.

Collects the complete 5-issue series.

Isola Vol. 1 Arrives this October

Gotham Academy creators Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, with colorist MSASSYK and letterer Aditya Bidikar, will release Isola, Vol. 1 this October from Image Comics.

An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar, and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away—a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.

This desperate quest is a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making.

Isola, Vol. 1 TP (Diamond code: JUL180153, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0922-7) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, October 24th. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, September 10th. It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, October 30th.

Preview: The Beatles Yellow Submarine

THE BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE

Writer/Artist: Bill Morrison
Inks: Andrew Pepoy
Colors: Nathan Kane
Lettering: Aditya Bidikar
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover, 292mm x 190mm
112pp, $29.99/£26.99
On Sale: August 28, 2018
ISBN: 9781785863943

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine comes this fully authorized graphic novel adaptation.

The music-loving, underwater paradise of Pepperland has been overrun by the music-hating Blue Meanies and their leader, Chief Blue Meanie.

They turn the people of Pepperland into living statues by dropping apples on them and imprison the Pepperland’s guardians, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band inside a soundproof blue glass globe, before confiscating all the music instruments in the land. Pepperland’s mayor sends aging sailor, Young Fred out in the fabled Yellow Submarine to find help. He travels to our world where he stumbles across the Beatles and begs them to help him free his world. They agree and head back to Pepperland, teaming up with Jeremy The Nowhere Man along the way to help overthrow the evil Blue Meanies through the power of music and love.

The Long Con is Getting a Second Printing

Oni Press has announced that the very first issue of The Long Con from Dylan Meconis, Ben Coleman, webcomic artist EA Denich, M. Victoria Robado, and letterer Aditya Bidikar, is getting a second printing! The collector’s edition reprint will be out August 29th, and will be priced at $1 to celebrate this hilarious story!

Five years ago, a cataclysmic event obliterated everything within a fifty mile radius of the Los Spinoza Convention Center—including the attendees of Long Con, the world’s biggest (and longest) comic convention. But unknown to the outside world, the con-goers not only survived, they kept the convention going.

Review: The Long Con #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the longest con ever!

The Long Con #1 is by Dylan Meconis, Ben Coleman, EA Denich, M. Victoria Robado, Aditya Bidikar, Leila Del Duca, Sara Richard, Keith Wood, Robin Herrera, and Ari Yarwood.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

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