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El Sueño, Texas, was a single street town withering under the shadow of the Mexico—U.S. Barrier. Then the pavement split, and a massive crack spread from one end to the other, rapidly swallowing El Sueño whole. Young couple, Avery Lee Olmos and Hark Wright fight to escape the mysterious sinkhole and the malevolent force that beckons from its depths.

Fissure, the debut series from Vault Comics is part horror, part look at race relations and society. The debut issue is a layered read that entertains and makes you think. This Monday we have writer Tim Daniel to discuss his brand new series and more!

Creator, writer, and designer, Tim Daniel, got his start in comics writing The Walking DeadSurvivor’s Guide for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment. (He later became a zombie himself in the show’s pilot episode.) In 2012, Tim’s first original comic, Enormous, was published by Image Comics. Enormous later returned to print in 2014 as an ongoing series from 215Ink. Since then, Tim has written and co-created Burning Fields and Curse (both with BOOM!), as well as Skinned (Monkeybrain).

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Tim Daniel Talks His New Comic Series Fissure this Monday at 10pm

fissure-1El Sueño, Texas, was a single street town withering under the shadow of the Mexico—U.S. Barrier. Then the pavement split, and a massive crack spread from one end to the other, rapidly swallowing El Sueño whole. Young couple, Avery Lee Olmos and Hark Wright fight to escape the mysterious sinkhole and the malevolent force that beckons from its depths.

Fissure, the debut series from Vault Comics is part horror, part look at race relations and society. The debut issue is a layered read that entertains and makes you think. This Monday we have writer Tim Daniel to discuss his brand new series and more!

The show airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Creator, writer, and designer, Tim Daniel, got his start in comics writing The Walking DeadSurvivor’s Guide for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment. (He later became a zombie himself in the show’s pilot episode.) In 2012, Tim’s first original comic, Enormous, was published by Image Comics. Enormous later returned to print in 2014 as an ongoing series from 215Ink. Since then, Tim has written and co-created Burning Fields and Curse (both with BOOM!), as well as Skinned (Monkeybrain).

Listen in to find out about this new series, publisher, and more! Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy.

Listen to the show when it airs LIVE this Monday.

Review: Fissure #1

fissure-1El Sueño, Texas was a single street town withering under the shadow of the Mexico-U.S. Barrier. Then the pavement split, and a massive crack spread from one end to the other, rapidly swallowing El Sueño whole. Young couple Avery Lee Olmos and Hark Wright fight to escape the mysterious sinkhole and the malevolent force that beckons from its depths.

With Enormous, writer Tim Daniel gave us a monster destruction series and with Fissure, he mines the disaster genre, for an intriguing comic that’s more than the destruction witnessed. Fissure is the new series from Daniel, artist Patricio Delpeche, and published by Vault Comics an up and coming publisher that’s already making waves.

Other than the couple of teaser texts I’ve read, I knew little about the series going into it. Coming out of it, I can’t wait to read more! A mix of disaster and horror Fissure sets up the world its set and people involved in a style that’s rare to see. First, the story isn’t quite as straightforward as you’d think from the concept. A lot of the issue is in Spanish, and not being anywhere near fluent I found myself relying on how things were being said and the art to figure out what’s going on at times. But, even not being able to really understand the words on the page, I still found myself understanding in a way. And that’s impressive to me. Even in another language, what Daniel and Delpeche has put on paper is understandable and really enjoyable.

Bringing down barriers is something that’s at the heart of the comic. The town of El Sueño is split between the Texan and Mexican inhabitants though we’re introduced to a Romeo and Juliet aspect to that split. There’s a barrier in language, people, and eventually a literal one in the fissure itself. This is a comic that has a layer to it I wasn’t expecting.

Delpeche handles the arts and colors with Deron Bennett on letters and the art is interesting primarily to the coloring chosen. A color planet that’s day-glo in a way enhances the horror aspect to the comic. I don’t think I’ve seen too many comics with this palette and the choice makes it stand out in a good way. The color choice especially stands out when the fissure is involved created a glowing green styling that enhances the dread that lies within.

I didn’t know what to expect, but I’m impressed, really impressed. Fissure #1 was a comic that was on my radar but I’m sure it’ll be on too few and they’re missing out on a quality comic. This disaster horror story goes above and beyond in a way to not just entertain, but also reflects on what divides us.

Story: Tim Daniel Art: Patricio Delpeche
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

Vault Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Vault Comics’ Slate is Being Developed by Hitman: Agent 47 producer Adrian Askarieh

Upstart comic publisher Vault Comics is already finding success as it has been reported that producer Adrian Askarieh and Silver Fox Entertainment’s F.J. DeSanto are teaming up to develop adaptations from Vault Comics upcoming slate of releases. The specific comics mentioned are all by writer Tim Daniel.

The comics include Atoll, which centers around an Olympic athlete and her tech billionaire husband who are kidnapped and are forced into combat with a Great White shark for entertainment.

Atoll

Fissure which has been announced to be released February 8, 2017 is a story teeming with inescapable dread. Amid the political upheaval of an imagined future that feels too close for comfort, Fissure asks what happens when the ground on which American society is built literally crumbles under our feet?

Fissure

Spiritus is a world where criminals have their consciousness transferred into labor machines.

Spiritus

Morning Star focuses on a mother who is thrown into an otherworldly adventure while she mourns the loss of her firefighter husband.

Morning Star

The comic publisher was founded in 2016 by Adrian Wassel, Damian Wassel, and Nathan Gooden. At San Diego Comic-Con the publisher announced their Winter 2017 Season of comics including Karma Police, Fissure, Failsafe, Colossi, and Powerless.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)