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Vault Has Announced a Local Comic Shop Gift Card Initiative. Buy a Gift Card and Get a Free Advance Comic!

In order to support local comic shop retailers in these trying times, Vault Comics has announced their LCS Gift Card Initiative. It’s simple: readers who purchase gift cards from their local comic shop will receive free, early copies of Heavy #1 by Max Bemis & Eryk Donovan, and HUNDRED WOLVES #1 by Myke Cole and Tony Akins, months ahead of release. 

Vault’s LCS Gift Card Initiative has five easy steps: 

  1. Call, email, or reach out via social media to your local comic book retailer. 
  2. Purchase a gift card from them for any amount.
  3. Submit any proof of purchase, along with the local comic shop you purchased your gift card, here.
  4. Vault Comics will send participants an email containing free, advanced, digital copies of HEAVY #1 by Max Bemis & Eryk Donovan, and HUNDRED WOLVES #1 by Myke Cole & Tony Akins. 
  5. If you like the two issues, add them to your subscription list at your local comic shop.  

Vault strongly emphasizes that participants should obey any shelter-in-place mandates that may be active in their areas. They strongly encourage participants to call, email, or reach out to their local retailers via social media to purchase these cards. Do not put anyone’s health at risk.


HEAVY #1

Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Colorist: Cris Peter
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Designer: Tim Daniel

Bill may be dead, but he’s got a job to do.
Welcome to the Big Wait, where folks who do’t quite make the cut go to work off their debt. Everyone in the Wait’s got a job. Bill is a Heavy, whose job is policing the multiverse, making sure bad eggs get what’s coming to them. He’s on track to earn his Climb and reunite with the woman he loves… until he meets his new partner: the worst dude of all time.
Heavy is The Punisher for neurotics; Inception for the impatient; Preacher for… well, it’s a lot like Preacher. Max Bemis and Eryk Donovan bring you a story about the existential purpose of dumb boys with big guns.

HEAVY #1

HUNDRED WOLVES #1

Writer: Myke Cole
Artist: Tony Akins
Colorist: Vladimir Popov
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Designer: Tim Daniel

The Hundred Wolves are bloody-handed terrors of the steppe. Andrei and Oksana have left the Cossack band to raise their daughter on a farm they hold from the noble Count Ostoja, but the raiding life isn’t done with them. Both the Hundred Wolves and the couple’s new liege lord wish to employ their deadly skills-and neither will take no for an answer. From celebrated author Myke Cole (The Sacred Throne Trilogy, The Shadow Ops Trilogy) and venerable artist Tony Akins (Fables, Hellblazer, Wonder Woman) comes a story of war and family, blending historical fiction with a touch of fantasy.

HUNDRED WOLVES #1

Vault Announces Heavy, a New Series from Max Bemis and Eryk Donovan

Vault Comics has announced Heavy, a new comic series co-created by writer Max Bemis and artist Eryk Donovan, with colors by Cris Peter, letters by Taylor Esposito, and design by Tim Daniel.  

Heavy is a psychedelic deconstruction of a character similar to The Punisher. A dark, violent comedy about love and the transcendence of toxic masculinity. 

Bill may be dead, but he’s got a job to do. Welcome to the Big Wait, where folks who don’t quite make the cut go to work off their debt. Everyone in the Wait’s got a job. Bill is a Heavy, whose job is policing the multiverse, making sure bad eggs get what’s coming to them. He’s on track to earn his Climb and reunite with the woman he loves…until he meets his new partner: the worst dude of all time. Heavy is The Punisher for neurotics; Inception for the impatient; Preacher for…well, it’s a lot like Preacher. Max Bemis (Polarity, Moon Knight, X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever) and Eryk Donavan (Memetic, Quantum Teens Are Go) bring you a story about the existential purpose of dumb boys with big guns.

Heavy #1 is on sale May 27th, 2020.

Heavy #1

Preview: Hellmouth #5

Hellmouth #5

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Colorist: Cris Peter
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
      Main Cover
: Jenny Frison
    Connecting Variant Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey
     Variant Cover: Jenny Frison
Price: $3.99

THE EVENT OF THE YEAR ENDS HERE!

Angel and Buffy finally confront the enemy in the heart of the Hellmouth, but the journey has already taken its tolls. Beaten in body and spirit, they might not have enough power between them to save the world. With more allies than they know, Buffy and Angel will make their final stand… and not everyone will make it out alive.

Hellmouth #5

Review: Shadow of the Batgirl

Cassandra Cain is on the run from her past and is on a mission to discover who she truly is.

Story: Sarah Kuhn
Art: Nicole Goux
Color: Cris Peter
Letterer: Chanice Chiang, Saida Temofonte

Get your copy in comic shops now and in bookstores on February 4! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Hellmouth #2

Hellmouth #2

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Jordie Bellaire & Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Colorist: Cris Peter
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover: Jenny Frison
    Variant Cover: Goñi Montes
Price: $3.99

THE EVENT OF THE YEAR CONTINUES! 

Buffy and Angel must find a way to work together as the Hellmouth begins to open and evil spreads across Sunnydale. But can Angel keep his true identity a secret from Buffy, or will the Hellmouth force him to reveal the monster within?

Hellmouth #2

A First Look at Hill House Comics; The Dollhouse Family #1

The Dollhouse Family #1

Written by M.R. Carey
Art by Peter Gross and Vince Locke
Colors by Cris Peter
Lettering by Todd Klein
Cover by Jessica Dalva
Variant Cover by Jay Anacleto
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
Final Orders Due: Oct 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Playtime Never Ends.

Hill House Comics welcomes its deeply disturbing second series, The Dollhouse Family! On Alice’s sixth birthday, her dying great-aunt sent her the birthday gift she didn’t know she always wanted: a big, beautiful 19th-century dollhouse, complete with a family of antique dolls. In no time at all, the dollhouse isn’t just Alice’s favorite toy…it’s her whole world. And soon, young Alice learns she can enter the house to visit a new group of friends, straight out of a heartwarming children’s novel: the Dollhouse family. But while the Dollhouse family welcome her with open arms, in the real world, her family life is becoming much more complicated…and deep within the Dollhouse’s twisting halls, the black room waits, with an offer to Alice. The house can fix all this, the black room says. All she has to do is say the words… 

Longtime collaborators Mike Carey and Peter Gross (LuciferThe Unwritten) are joined by Vince Locke (The Sandman), to bring their most horrifying vision yet to the Joe Hill-curated Hill House Comics pop-up—a story that echoes into centuries past, into Alice’s tormented future, and into the beating heart of the madness that makes up our world…literally. 

Plus, in chapter two of the “Sea Dogs” backup story (continued from Basketful of Heads #1) written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Dan McDaid, spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge’s monstrous scheme is underway as his coerced crew of bloodthirsty colonial lycanthropes prepare to gut the Royal Navy from within!

The Dollhouse Family #1

The Sandman Universe Presents Hellblazer #1 Gets a First Look

DC presents the first look at The Sandman Universe Presents Hellblazer #1, an oversized one-shot which kicks off the second year of the acclaimed Sandman Universe line by putting it on a collision course with one of horror’s most iconic characters… John Constantine, Hellblazer!

In this ten-page preview, Constantine is seen in an expanded version of a critical scene from Neil Gaiman’s classic Books Of Magic miniseries. After getting tangled up in a magical war waged across countless futures, Constantine was murdered by an all-powerful adversary: a twisted version of the promising young magician Timothy Hunter, bloated with evil. But over the past year strange forces have conspired to restart Tim Hunter’s tale, and somehow—amid sorcery, insanity and secret agendas—this older, wiser, wilier shade of Constantine has been dragged back with it. Now he must ask himself why he, the last person in the world to deserve a second chance, has been given one. Is John Constantine here to put Tim Hunter on the right track and avert a terrible outcome? Or is it because he’s the only person in existence with the guts to do what really must be done? After all, he’s a nasty piece of work, chief…ask anybody. 

This one-shot provides the lead-in to the November-debuting monthly ongoing John Constantine, Hellblazer series, by Si Spurrier and artist Aaron Campbell. The Sandman Universe Presents Hellblazer #1 is by Spurrier with art by Marcio Takara, colors by Cris Peter, and a cover by Bilquis Evely.

The Sandman Universe Presents Hellblazer #1 will carry DC’s Black Label content descriptor (for mature readers) and will retail for $4.99 and is out on October 30, 2019.

The Sandman Universe Presents Hellblazer #1

Preview: Hellmouth #1

Hellmouth #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Eleonora Carlini 
Colorist: Cris Peter
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:   
     Main Cover: Jenny Frison  
     Variant Cover: Kyle Lambert 
     Connecting Cover: Kelly and Nichole Matthews 
     Unlocked Foil Variant Cover: Kyle Lambert
     Black and White Variant Cover: Jenny Frison
Price: $3.99

THE FIRST EVENT OF THE ALL-NEW BUFFY UNIVERSE STARTS HERE! 

Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job—keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here’s the bad news—she might have failed.

The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world. 

With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn’t fully trust—the vampire vigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens – or will they decide they might be each other’s greatest enemy?

From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire, rising star Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol), and Eleonora Carlini (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) comes the first massive event of the Buffyverse—one that threatens to shake the entire fabric of reality. This is an absolute must-read from the mind of creator Joss Whedon! 

Hellmouth #1

Review: Collapser #1

Collapser #1

What if that empty feeling you have inside was a literal black hole? That’s the premise of Collapser #1, a new comic from writers Mikey Way and Shaun Simon, artist Ilias Kyriazis, and colorist Cris Peter. The book starts with a cosmic cold open before spending most of the issue in slice of life mode. It shows the life of Liam James. James works at an old folks’ home during the day. At night, he’s a DJ with a penchant for songs by Mancunian musicians like Morrissey and The Chemical Brothers. He’s also insecure and freaks out a lot. This is known thanks to Way and Simon’s internal captions. It intensifies as the book gets weirder ramping up to a fantastic final page.

Collapser #1 succeeds as a first issue because it focuses on establishing Liam as a protagonist and keeps the space stuff on the backburner for the most part. After the rush of the first few pages, Way, Simon, and Kyriazis slowly introduce more hazy cosmic jive into the story when it needs mystery or tension. Kyriazis and Peter equally excel at drawing the effects of the black hole and Liam going through his daily life. A nine-panel grid to shows the mundane nature of his day job although Liam genuinely cares for one of his patients, Mr. Edgar, and is sad that they don’t get to play chess together.

However, Collapser #1 has plenty of flash too. Peter adds some gorgeous pinks and Ben-Day dot effects when Liam kisses and interacts with his girlfriend. Her color palette intensifies when Liam’s DJ set begins. Way and Simon’s musical background shine through in this sequence. Liam is totally in his element and it’s my favorite sequence of the comic. There are no thought bubbles; just him, his headphones, his records, and a crowd that is dancing, drinking, and making out into the night.

Of course, it all goes wrong because of the whole blackhole thing. Ilias Kyriazis’ art style flips from Phonogram to a fucked-up take on Silver Surfer almost instantaneously. Time and space lose their meaning, and Liam witnesses all his worldly possessions becoming sucked away. He’s become part of something bigger. Way, Simon, and Kyriazis show this in a jarring way with powerful, horror-tinged imagery as Liam doesn’t recognize the world around him any more. However, the weirdness works on a narrative level because Way, Simon, and Kyriazis do a good job of introducing Liam and his everyday life as well as his passions and flaws.

Collapser #1 is characterization meets strong visuals and colors with a side dish of trippy worldbuilding to literally suck you into the story. Mikey Way and Shaun Simon make Liam a little bit of an asshole; he’s not the greatest towards his girlfriend and is a little insensitive at times. However, Liam’s passion for music and fear of failure are all too relatable. He makes a great POV character for this wild space odyssey of which Collapser #1 is a solid first few steps.

Story: Mikey Way, Shaun Simon Art: Ilias Kyriazis 
Colors: Cris Peter Letters: Simon Bowland
Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Hexed Omnibus SC

Hexed Omnibus SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Michael Alan Nelson
Artists: Emma Rios, Dan Mora
Colorists: Cris Peter, Gabriel Cassata
Letterers: Marshall Dillon, Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Price: $29.99

Luci Jennifer Inacio Das Neves (most people just call her “Lucifer”) is a supernatural thief­ for­ hire, stealing wondrous objects from the dark denizens of the netherworld for her mentor/mother figure, Val Brisendine. From possessed teddy bears to haunted paintings to ancient otherworldly demons, Lucifer will need to use every trick up her sleeve to protect her surrogate family and combat the monsters of her seedy city.

Written by lauded horror author Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men, 28 Days Later), Hexed is a lyrical horror adventure series featuring the debut American comics work by superstar illustrators Emma Rios (Pretty Deadly) and Dan Mora (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

Collects all 16 issues of the original Hexed limited series and its sequel series Hexed: The Harlot and the Thief.

Hexed Omnibus SC
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