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I Walk With Monsters #1 Sells Out, Rushed Back to Print with New Vault Vintage Homage Cover

Vault has announced that I Walk With Monsters #1 is sold out at the distributor and is going back to press for a second printing. The new printing will feature a brand new Vault Vintage cover by Sally Cantirino and Tim Daniel that pays homage to Byrne and Austin’s legendary cover to Uncanny X-Men #139 (1980).

 I Walk With Monsters is written by Paul Cornell, drawn by artist Sally Cantirino, with colors by Dearbhla Kelly, letters by Andworld, and design by Tim Daniel

The  I Walk With Monsters #1 second printing will hits store shelves on the same day as issue #3.

I Walk With Monsters #1 second printing

Comics Deserve Better Episode 17: The Book Tour by Andi Watson

After a week off for Thanksgiving, Brian, Darci, and Logan are back to talk about indie comics. They discuss the announcement of the upcoming Houghton Mifflin graphic novel The Worst Ronin, the remastering of Mike Grell‘s legendary Jon Sable, Freelance series. and maybe dig into yaoi manga a little bit too much. Then, they chat about Andi Watson‘s 2020 comic The Book Tour, the black and white saga of an author who can’t sell a single copy of his book and keeps getting put up in worse and worse hotels and ends up in a quite conundrum and wrap up things up by mentioning what they’re thankful for in 2020. Other comics mentioned on the show include A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Fake, I Walk with Monsters, Lumberjanes: End of Summer, Trese, and Kill A Man.

(Episode art by Andi Watson)

Review: I Walk With Monsters #1

I Walk With Monsters #1

There’s a lot of intriguing things in I Walk With Monsters #1 but overall it’s a frustrating debut with a lot of potential. Jacey had an abusive past. A mysterious individual took her brother away as strangers visited her home and then disappeared. Years later, Jacey has David, a man who can turn into a beast. The two hunt out men who prey on the vulnerable and deliver justice. The series is an exploration of monsters, those within and those around us. There’s a lot of potential with that. But, overall the debut issue teases all of that with little as far as explanations.

I Walk With Monsters #1 feels like a dream where you can remember some of the details but not the connecting narrative. There’s a lot to it and some interesting chances to explore justice but the first issue dances around its most interesting bits. Writer Paul Cornell opens with a shocker of a sequence and from there hints at Jacey’s past while she and David make their way to their next target.

The concept of a duo luring horrible men into a trap to enact revenge is an interesting one. There’s something to be mined with the concept about doing evil to fight evil. Having a literal monster within doing so creates a wonderful metaphor. And then justaxpose that with a partner who doesn’t and you have an even deeper debate to be had.

While I Walk With Monsters #1 sets some of that up, it generally doesn’t get into that interesting aspect. It’s a set up of an issue that shocks then… just kind of is. There’s hints as far as Jacey’s past. Overall, the issue just kind of takes us from point A to point B. There’s not enough excitement to really create a hook. And that hook is mostly delivered in the teaser text for the series. The closest we get to the meat of the series is an exchange between Jacey and David while they attempt to hitchhike. The discussion dances around what they’re doing. It leaves readers to do a lot of heavy lifting to figure it all out between the present and flashbacks.

The art by Sally Cantirino is interesting. There’s something unsettling about it and that’s helped by the colors by Dearbhla Kelly. The style and how scenes are depicted doesn’t go over the top in scares or gore. There’s something rather normal in the depiction that makes it all the more off. The comic relies heavily on browns, reds, and yellows for the more negative moments while a quieter “safe” moment features blues and whites. It’s an interesting example of using color to set the mood of a scene. Cantirino does an excellent job of teasing things as well. Faces are covered and memories lightly hazy in a way that we all experience.

I Walk With Monsters #1 isn’t a bad start and has a really interesting concept. The first issue though is a very slow setup. It start fast throwing the readers into a murder but from there backs off to a point you’re wondering what the point was. It’s starting a film with an action sequence then spending an hour after standing around talking about what’s going to happen. But, as part of the puzzle to come, it probably works perfectly, that’s the some times frustrating thing about comics. But, we have to judge this on the single issue and as far as a debut, it’s a bit of a slog of a start.

Story: Paul Cornell Art: Sally Cantirino
Letterer: Andworld Design Color: Dearbhla Kelly
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.75 Overall: Recommendation: Read

Vault Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

THE RED #1

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Ever: The Way Out (Abstract Studios) – Terry Moore shifts to graphic novels and while we love his serialized comics, a complete story has us excited. This one about prophecies and fallen angels has us very intrigued.

I Walk With Monsters #1 (Vault Comics) – A story about the monsters within as a woman runs into the man who took away her brother.

Kaiju Score #1 (AfterShock) – It’s the most dangerous heist ever attempted. Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton Kaiju.

Nailbiter Returns #7 (Image Comics) – The series has been a blast as its had fun with horror tropes keeping readers on their toes and delivering laughs.

The Other History of the DC Universe #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The first issue is absolutely brilliant as the talented John Ridley explores the DC Universe through the viewpoint of its minority characters.

Paris 2119 (Magnetic Press) – Instantaneous teleportation has altered almost every facet of human civilization but that progress has a price. The sci-fi/cyberpunk story has us intrigued.

Power Pack #1 (Marvel) – The Power Pack is back! But, with a law restricting underage superheroes, will they be able to continue to save the day?

The Red #1 (Heavy Metal Virus) – A single government runs the world after a nuclear war and content deemed emotionally dangerous is prohibited. A group of musicians discovers they’re the key to overthrowing the totalitarian government.

Science Comics: Rocks & Minerals (First Second) – Fun for kids and adults, this series are great graphic novels to learn about their topics.

Shang-Chi #3 (Marvel) – The first two issues have been fantastic as the team has reworked a problematic character. It’s full of action and adding so much depth to the character’s history.

Undiscovered Country #10 (Image Comics) – The series has kept us guessing as to what will happen next. The fact we’re constantly surprised is a good thing.

Yasmeen #4 (Scout Comics) – One of the best comics to come out this year, it’s been heartbreaking every issue.

The Witcher: Fading Memories #1 (Dark Horse) – If you’re a fan of the show, check out the new series!

X-O Manowar #2 (Valiant) – The series has been an interesting look at modern superheroes so far as X-O Manowar attempts to figure out his place in the world. The second issue really focuses on what the impact of superheroes would be in a real-world setting.

Preview: I Walk With Monsters #1

I Walk With Monsters #1

Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Sally Cantirino
Colorist: Dearbhla Kelly
Letterer: Andworld
Designer: Tim Daniel
On Sale: 11/25/2020

In Jacey’s past is the Important Man who took away her brother. Now Jacey has David, who sometimes transforms into a terrifying beast. Together, they’ve found a way to live to hunt, sniffing out men who prey on the vulnerable. But Jacey and David are about to run into the Important Man again. From Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Doctor Who, Elementary) and Sally Cantirino (Last Song, We Have To Go Back) comes a haunting story about the monsters that walk beside us all, and sometimes lurk within.

I Walk With Monsters #1

Vault Announces Mirka Andolfo Incentive Covers for I Walk With Monsters #1

Vault Comics has announced two new gorgeous Mirka Andolfo incentive covers for I Walk With Monsters #1.

Mirka’s cover art will come in three different versions: a regular cover will be available as a 1:15 variant, and a deluxe foil edition printed on thick card stock will be available as a 1:30 variant. There will also be a third, one-per-store virgin variant that will be automatically sent to stores who match or exceed their orders for Giga #1

I Walk With Monsters #1 is a thrilling, brutal, gorgeous rural horror story unlike anything on the stands.  This comic seizes hold of you from the very first page, and never lets go. The first issue sets in motion the monstrous conflict toward which the series builds, and there’s no escaping until the grim conclusion.

In Jacey’s past is the Important Man who took away her brother. Now Jacey has David, who sometimes transforms into a terrifying beast. Together, they’ve found a way to live to hunt, sniffing out men who prey on the vulnerable. But Jacey and David are about to run into the Important Man again. From Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Doctor Who, Elementary) and Sally Cantirino (Last Song, We Have To Go Back) comes a haunting story about the monsters that walk beside us all, and sometimes lurk within.

I Walk With Monsters is written by Paul Cornell, drawn by rockstar artist Sally Cantirino, with colors by Dearbhla Kelly, letters by Andworld, and design by Tim Daniel

  • Cover A (Cantirino): SEP201561
  • Cover B (Gooden): SEP201562
  • Cover C (Hickman): SEP201563
  • Cover D 1:15 (Andolfo): SEP208298
  • Cover E 1:30 Foil (Andolfo): SEP208299

I Walk With Monsters #1 hits store shelves on November 25th.

Vault Announces I Walk With Monsters, a Dark Horror Series from Paul Cornell, Sally Cantirino, and Dearbhla Kelly

Vault Comics has announced I Walk With Monsters, a dark, heartfelt horror series from writer Paul Cornell, rising star artist Sally Cantirino, and colorist Dearbhla Kelly

In Jacey’s past is the Important Man who took away her brother. Now Jacey has David, who sometimes transforms into a terrifying beast. Together, they’ve found a way to live–and to hunt, sniffing out men who prey on the vulnerable. But Jacey and David are about to run into the Important Man again. From Paul Cornell and Sally Cantirino comes a haunting story about the monsters that walk beside us all, and sometimes lurk within.

I Walk With Monsters #1 hits store shelves in November 2020, and will launch with variant covers by Nathan Gooden and Jen Hickman

I WALK WITH MONSTERS #1