Vault Comics has announced that orders for Unnatural Order #1 from writer Chris Yost and artist Val Rodrigues dramatically outperformed on every level, exceeding 137,000 copies at the time of the issue’s final order cutoff. This makes Unnatural Order #1 one of the best-selling new independent comics of 2023 and of the last decade.
Last month in an industry-shaking move, Vault upended the traditional comic book sales model and made Unnatural Order #1 completely free to retailers. The issue retains its $4.99 SRP, enabling this gigantic launch to be a financial windfall for comic book retailers everywhere. The results are in, and Vault has established a completely new model for launching new titles in the comic book direct market.
Unnatural Order #1 marks the return to comics of writer and MCU screenwriter Christopher Yost, joined by star artist Val Rodrigues, beloved colorist Dearbhla Kelly, extraordinary lettering house Andworld Design, and renowned designer Tim Daniel. Unnatural Order blends fantasy, science fiction, and high-stakes action. In ancient Britain an unstoppable evil known only as the Druid plunges the world into an age of horror, fire, and sacrifice. But there is one man even the Druid fears. A soldier from another time, who alone knows the Druid’s secret: this is not how the world is supposed to be.
Issue #1 is on sale this October, and features stunning variant covers from legendary artists Tula Lotay, Maria Wolf, and Joshua Hixson.