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Vault’s Resonant is being adapted for television streaming

Vault’s comic series Resonant will be adapted for television by CBS Studios, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, and First Purge director Gerrard McMurray

McMurray will executive produce, write, and direct the Resonant show which is targeted for the BET+ streaming platform. Vault CEO and Publisher, Damian Wassel, and Vault’s Head of Film & Television, F.J. DeSanto, will executive produce alongside Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan, and Clayton Krueger for Scott Free.  

Resonant is the Vault horror series co-created by writer David Andry and artists Alejandro Aragon and Skylar Patridge. In Resonant, A decade has passed since the first Waves hit, unleashing humanity’s darkest impulses and plunging the world into chaos. Paxton, a single father of three, must venture from the secluded haven they’ve built to restock the medicine his chronically-ill youngest son needs to survive. When the somewhat routine trip goes awry, Paxton and his children-now separated-will battle everything in their path to reunite.

Resonant

Get a new look at Vault’s Nightfall: Double Feature #1

Vault Comics has unveiled the second of two first look previews for Nightfall: Double Feature #1. This preview showcases Denizen, the second of the series’ two feature stories. 

Denizen is written by Tim Daniel and David Andry, drawn by Chris Shehan, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell

A family’s cross country road trip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer.

Nightfall: Double Feature is brand new series of double-sized comics that contain two separate ongoing horror stories from the creators behind House of SlaughterThe Autumnal, The Plot, and ResonantGrab your popcorn and clamber into your sleeping bag for two tales of terror just like a classic drive-in movie experience.

Feature one is The Cemeterians, written by New York Times Best-Selling author Daniel Kraus, drawn by Ringo Award nominee Maan House, colored by Kurt Michael Russell, and lettered by Andworld Design. After human bones begin growing inside inanimate objects all across the globe, a renegade scientist and brilliant theologian delve into the cemeteries where the bones originated, discovering an otherworldly force tired of being buried in darkness.

Feature two is Denizen, written by Tim Daniel and David Andry, drawn by Chris Shehan, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell.  A family’s cross country road trip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer.

Nightfall: Double Feature #1 will hit store shelves on October 26th, and will feature three chilling open-order covers by Jason Shawn AlexanderChris Shehan, and Maan House.

NIGHTFALL DOUBLE FEATURE #1

Prepare yourself for a first look at Nightfall: Double Feature #1

Vault Comics has unveiled a look at Nightfall: Double Feature #1. The preview showcases The Cemetarians, a terrifying new tale written by Daniel Kraus, drawn by Maan House, colored by Kurt Michael Russell, and lettered by Andworld Design. 

Nightfall: Double Feature is brand new series of double-sized comics that contain two separate ongoing horror stories from the creators behind House of SlaughterThe Autumnal, The Plot, and ResonantGrab your popcorn and clamber into your sleeping bag for two tales of terror just like a classic drive-in movie experience.

Feature one is The Cemetrians, written by Daniel Kraus, drawn by Maan House, colored by Kurt Michael Russell, and lettered by Andworld Design. After human bones begin growing inside inanimate objects all across the globe, a renegade scientist and brilliant theologian delve into the cemeteries where the bones originated, discovering an otherworldly force tired of being buried in darkness.

Feature two is Denizen, written by Tim Daniel and David Andry, drawn by Chris Shehan, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell.  A family’s cross country road trip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer.

Nightfall: Double Feature #1 will hit store shelves this October, and it will feature three chilling covers by Jason Shawn AlexanderChris Shehan, & Maan House.

Nightfall: Double Feature #1

Review: End After End #1

End After End #1

A man called Walter Willem seemingly dies, hit by a train. In an instant, he finds himself in the middle of a war straight out of Tolkien’s mind fought by warriors and soldiers from different eras. It’s an anachronistic bash against dark creatures that are after a fearless and beautiful warrior who seems to be the best of the bunch from the side of good. All is explained by a flying guide that leaves out a lot of key information for someone who just made it into the battlefield.

And that’s it. This is as much as you know, in broad strokes, about Vault’s new comic End After End in its opening issue. It’s one of the many strengths of this first chapter of the story and it’s smartly put together within a sea of questions that’ll surely but slowly reveal their answers in subsequent entries.

Written by Tim Daniel and David Andry with art by Sunando C and colors by Kurt Michael Russell, End After End finds a powerful narrative force in the concept of vagueness, in doing away with exposition so the reader can feel the same kind of confusion and displacement the main character does. The story, as summed up above, presents itself as an adventure playing out in real time without the customary time jumps we’ve come to expect to get from point A to point B. If anything, it stays in point A and makes the reader live in the story’s moment.

End After End #1

It’s a curious thing, time and pacing in comics. Volumes of information can be contained within a single panel, with or without words, but the presence of expository text can keep one from taking in all the things in them. Intentionally playing into vagueness, then, can put a requirement upon the reader to dig even further into each element present in the comics page to find any sort of clue as to the many questions the narrative puts in place. This is the genius of End After End. Daniel, Andry, and Sunando C manage to keep complete control of the pacing of the story by promoting a full reading of each page to hunt for any possible of hint as to what the hell the war at the center of it all is about.

In the absence of information, Daniel, Andry, and Sunando C offer characters with an abundance of personality that anchor the story’s perspective. There’s a palpable sense of discovery that main character Walter embodies that helps to heighten the setting’s sense of scale, doing an impressively quick job of placing us in a grand fantasy war scenario that’s yet to be fully revealed. A lot of this is owed to Walter’s guide, Grink.

An unreliable old man with fairy wings that thrusts a sword and shield into the new foot soldier’s hands, Grink helps to set the tone and sprawling nature of the event early on by being constructed as a pragmatic and urgent voice that offers a lightning fast introduction to the conflict at hand. Sunando C’s design for Grink has a sense of Dungeons & Dragons to it that makes the character come off as familiar and reliable. It’s a great example of how much weight characters are given so they can push the story into different places without being heavy handed.

End After End #1

The same applies for the protagonist and the other soldiers fighting in the background. Everything that’s present in a panel feels necessary to it, purposeful. It invites repeat readings in the hopes certain details missed on the first read become more visible the second or third time around. I would suggest to pay special attention to the soldiers fighting the war and the time periods they represent. It might be crucial to unlocking a few secrets as new issues come along.

Kurt Michael Russell’s colors are surprisingly restrained in parts and explosive in others, creating an environment that is fantastically nightmarish. Big set piece sequences benefit from this as they capture the realness of war despite the fantasy setting. There’s a very real sense of danger here and it makes you fear for Walter and his guide’s safety. Essentially, the colors do more than their part to help tell the story and add even more storytelling dimensions.

In a way, End After End #1 feels like the introductory level of a big budget AAA video game. It drops you right in the middle of the action so you can figure everything out as you go along. The creative team are all on the same page for this, producing a finely tuned narrative that begs to be expanded upon. All of this to say that, for a first issue, End After End #1 is a masterclass in how to start a new series.

Script: Tim Daniel and David Andry Art: Sunando C Colors: Kurt Michael Russell
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10
Recommendation: Buy and read several times. Then sit back and think about it.

Vault Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE review copy


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Vault announces Nightfall: Double Feature

Vault Comics has announced Nightfall: Double Feature, a brand new series of double-sized comics that contain two separate ongoing horror stories from the creators behind House of SlaughterThe Autumnal, The Plot, and Resonant. Grab your popcorn and clamber into your sleeping bag for two tales of terror just like a classic drive-in movie experience.

Feature one is The Cemeterians, written by New York Times Best-Selling author Daniel Kraus, drawn by Ringo Award nominee Maan House, colored by Kurt Michael Russell, and lettered by Andworld Design. After human bones begin growing inside inanimate objects all across the globe, a renegade scientist and brilliant theologian delve into the cemeteries where the bones originated, discovering an otherworldly force tired of being buried in darkness.

Feature two is Denizen, written by Tim Daniel and David Andry, drawn by Chris Shehan, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell.  A family’s cross country road trip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer.

Nightfall: Double Feature #1 will hit store shelves this October, and it will feature three chilling covers by Jason Shawn AlexanderChris Shehan, and Maan House.

A 64-PAGE DOUBLE FEATURE!

Grab your popcorn and clamber into your sleeping bag for two tales of terror from the creative teams of House of SlaughterThe Autumnal, The Plot, and Resonant!

FEATURE ONE: THE CEMETERIANS
After human bones begin growing inside inanimate objects all across the globe, a renegade scientist and brilliant theologian delve into the cemeteries where the bones originated, discovering an otherworldly force tired of being buried in darkness.

FEATURE TWO: DENIZEN
A family’s cross country roadtrip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer.”

Vault Announces End After End by Tim Daniel, David Andry, and Sunando C

Vault has announced End After End, a wild, fast-paced fantasy series series co-created by writers Tim Daniel and David Andry, with artist Sunando C

The End After End never ends…

End After End focuses on Walt, a man who wants to make a difference, be a hero, to be remembered. Dumped into an endless war with no special skills or abilities, what difference can he make?

End After End #1 will hit store shelves in January 2022. The entire series will feature variant covers by Liana Kangas

ComixTribe Reveals the Full Roster for Legends of the Wailing Blade, Over Two Dozen Creators

ComixTribe has announced the full list of creators contributing new stories and art that will be featured in Wailing Blade: Headtaker, the collected edition of its popular dark-sci fi fantasy mini-series released last year, which is currently funding on Kickstarter.

Wailing Blade is created by Rich Douek, writer of the IDW series Road of Bones and the upcoming Sea of Sorrows, and Joe Mulvey, artist of ComixTribe’s SCAM and Mummy’s Always Right and the upcoming Happy Hill.

Billed as Mad Max meets Masters of the UniverseWailing Blade takes place in a future dark age, and tells the story of a bandit prince who will stop at nothing to save a father sentenced to death by the hands of the legendary Headtaker… even if it means falling to the Wailing Blade himself.

The four-issue mini-series is being collected for the first time and will be available in a softcover format as well as a deluxe, die-cut foil-enhanced hardcover edition. The new trade will include an extensive cover gallery as well as an additional final scene not included in the single issues.

Wailing Blade: Headtaker

ComixTribe has also enlisted a murders-row of comic talent to help add even more fire-power to this trade collection. This collection features an all-new “Legends of the Wailing Blade” section including over a dozen tales of the origin of the titular blade. In this world, no one truly knows where the Wailing Blade came from or why it wails… but in every tavern, a different tale is spun.

The full roster of participating creators announced include:

  • Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, The After Realm)
  • David Andry (Resonant)
  • John Lees (Sink, Hotell, Mountainhead)
  • David Pepose (The O.Z., Spencer & Locke, Scout’s Honor)
  • Liana Kangas (She Said Destroy, Black AF: Devil’s Dye & Trve Kvlt)
  • Ryan K Lindsay (Eternal, She, Negative Space)
  • Lane Lloyd (God Puncher)
  • Kenny Porter (Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Barnstormers)
  • Gavin Smith (Dead Legends)
  • Malissa White (Nightmare)
  • Russell Nohelty (Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter, Cthulhu is Hard to Spell)
  • J Paul Schiek (The Lion and the Unicorn, Hush Ronin)
  • Tyler James (The Red Ten, Oxymoron)
  • Jarret Katz (The Foreigner)
  • Alex Cormack (Sink, Road of Bones, Sea of Sorrows)
  • Fraser Cambell (Alex Automatic, Ind-Xed)
  • Iain Laurie (And Then Emily Was Gone, The Edge Off)
  • Andrew Hahn (Powered by The Blood of Five Vampires)
  • Steven Forbes (Runners, The Proving Grounds)
  • Travis Hymel (Arkworld)
  • Rob Multari (Night Wolf)
  • Marc Thomas (The Monstrous Adventures of Beowulf)
  • Mario Candelaria (Killchella)
  • Daniel Earls (Hellfire, Tales from the Pandemic)
  • Matt Zolman (Epic)

The Wailing Blade: Headtaker campaign to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter to help fund the print run for the deluxe hardcover collection runs until Friday, November 20 at midnight. When funded, the books will ship in February, with digital rewards to be fulfilled in December.

Wailing Blade: HEADTAKER is available now on Kickstarter.

Resonant Returns in December 2020 with Skylar Patridge Joining the Team

Vault Comics has announced the return of Resonant, with artist Skylar Patridge joining the creative team. The series will return to monthly serialization in December 2020 with issue #6. David Andry and Patridge will be joined by colorist  Jason Wordie, letterer Deron Bennett, and designer Tim Daniel.  

Paxton, Claire, and Miki enact their plan to escape Honcho’s island, but they won’t get away without a fight! The arrival of Preacher, Maw, and their followers interrupts Ty’s new life with the Congregation, while Bec struggles to protect the family homestead from other hungry visitors.

Resonant originally debuted from Vault Comics in January 2019 to universal acclaim and multiple sell outs. Resonant‘s new story arc begins with issue #6, hitting stores shelves in December 2020.

Resonant #6
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