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Vault Unveils the Virtual Convention Vanguard Con, Launching Today

As part of Vault’s ongoing virtual convention, Vault Vanguard Con, the publisher announced a plethora of new online events that will take place over the next week.

First, Vault will hold a reddit AMA on the r/comics subreddit tomorrow, Thursday March 19th, from 4:00-5:00pm MST. Fans can ask the Vault team whatever questions they like and get advice on any comics-related topic under the sun. 

Then, over the next few days Vault will release a series of special videos from a wide array of Vault creators on their social media channels.

The videos from Vault creators will include:

  • BLEED THEM DRY’s Eliot Rahal
  • ENGINEWARD’s George Mann and Joe Eisma
  • HEAVY’s Max Bemis & Eryk Donovan
  • HUNDRED WOLVES’ Myke Cole and Tony Akins
  • FINGER GUNS’ Justin Richards
  • THE PLOT’s Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci
  • SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS’ Jon Tsuei
  • CULT CLASSIC: CREATURE FEATURE’s Eliot Rahal and John Bivens
  • BLACK STARS ABOVE’s Lonnie Nadler and Jenna Cha
  • NO ONE’S ROSE’s Zac Thompson & Emily

You can watch the debut video, from BLACK STARS ABOVE‘s Lonnie Nadler and Jenna Cha:

For a limited time, Vault fans can order special T-shirts featuring designs from their favorite Vault comic series, including Heathen, Finger Guns, Money Shot, The Plot, Sera and the Royal Stars, Resonant, She Said Destroy, Submerged, Friendo, Wasted Space, Queen of Bad Dreams, Black Stars Above, These Savage Shores, Fissure, Heavy, Hundred Wolves, Bleed Them Dry, and more.

Further, Vault fans can order very special limited edition Vanguard Con exclusives, including:

A deluxe, limited edition Finger Guns #1 Glitter Variant by Jen Hickman.

FINGER GUNS #1 GLITTER VARIANT

A deluxe, limited edition These Savage Shores Gold Foil Edition TPB.

These Savage Shores Gold Foil Edition TPB

Zac Thompson and Jen Hickman Launch Lonely Receiver at AfterShock

Lonely Receiver #1

Writer: Zac Thompson
Artist & Colorist: Jen Hickman
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Jen Hickman
Incentive Cover: Elizabeth Torque
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 05.06.20

Catrin Vander, a lonely video producer, buys an Artificial Intelligence partner that’s meant to bond for life. After ten years together, her holographic wife suddenly disconnects without a warning. The breakup drives Catrin to the point of near insanity. She’s alone for the first time in years and reeling from a loss she can’t comprehend.

Set in the new future, drenched in pastels and sunshine, LONELY RECEIVER is a horror/breakup story in five parts. Written by Zac Thompson (UNDONE BY BLOOD, THE REPLACER, HER INFERNAL DESCENT, No One’s Rose, X-Men) and illustrated in color by Jen Hickman (MOTH & WHISPER, Test).

Lonely Receiver #1

Vault Reveals a Jen Hickman Cover for Finger Guns #1

Vault Comics has announced that Finger Guns #1 is receiving an additional new, wrap-around C cover from star artist Jen Hickman.

Jen Hickman is a visual storyteller and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Sequential Art program. Past work includes TESTMoth & WhisperJem and the Holograms, the Femme Magnifique anthology, and more. They get really excited about dystopian fiction, good coffee, and drawing hands.

Written by Justin Richards, drawn by Val Halvorson, colored by Rebecca Nalty, lettered by Taylor Esposito, and designed by Tim Daniel, Finger Guns is one of Vault’s most talked about new 2020 series so far, having already garnered glowing early reviews, along with spotlights in The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter.

In Finger Guns, two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst. Oh yeah.. And chaos. So much chaos.

Finger Guns #1 is on sale February 26th, 2020.

Finger Guns #1 Jen Hickman variant

Test #1 by Christopher Sebela and Jen Hickman is Getting a Second Printing

Test #1 by multi-Eisner Award nominee, Christopher Sebela, artist Jen Hickman, colorist Harry Saxon, letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and designer Tim Daniel, has officially sold out. A second printing, with a new cover by Hickman and Daniel, will hit store shelves on August 21st, 2019.

Debuting to near universal acclaim, Test is a 10-minutes-in-the-future sci-fi story unlike anything else on the stands. It follows character Aleph Null, a non-binary, future-addicted corporate guinea pig on the run, as he embarks on a quest to find Laurelwood, a mythical Midwestern town where corporations test-market the future with tech that couldn’t possibly exist yet, but does.

The original solicitation can be read below:

Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood—where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades.

From Eisner-nominated Chris Sebela (Crowded, High Crimes) and Jen Hickman (Moth & Whisper) comes the story of a town out of time, full of mysteries, and populated by guinea pigs in need of liberation by the misfit least likely to be their savior.

Test #1

Preview: Amazing World Of Gumball: Adventures In Elmore SC

Amazing World Of Gumball: Adventures In Elmore SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Ted Anderson, Terry Blas, Gustavo Borges, Amanda Castillo, Rachel Matile, Shivana Sookedo
Artist: Jen Hickman, Jordan Gibson, Kate Sherron, Kelly Bastow, Xanthe Bouma, Mac Pryor
Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Price: $14.99

The gang’s all here! Join Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Carrie, and all your favorite friends from Cartoon Network’s hit television series The Amazing World of Gumball in these hilarious adventures throughout the town of Elmore.

This collection of short stories from comics brightest talents is sure to delight every fan of Cartoon Network’s hit series The Amazing World of Gumball™.

Amazing World Of Gumball: Adventures In Elmore SC

Music and Horror Join Forces in Dead Beats from A Wave Blue World

Indie comic publisher A Wave Blue World has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Dead Beats, a horror anthology inspired by SyFy’s Haunted Collector and CBS’s Twilight Zone, incorporating music themes to bring an additional edge.

Dead Beats, curated by Eric Palicki and Joe Corallo, will be feature a diverse group of industry-shaping storytellers and artists, including recently announced Dwayne McDuffie Award winners Ivy Noelle Weir and Christina “Steenz” Stewart, GLAAD Nominated Magdalene Visaggio, Emmy-nominated writer of Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s Daniel KibblesmithDoom Patrol’s Rachel Pollack and Richard Case, Suicide Squad’s Vita Ayala, Women in Comics Collective International co-founder Regene Sawyer, and more.

This music-themed horror anthology centers around the proprietor of a music store that contains a number of unusual artifacts. As the “shoppe keeper” guides readers through the shop, each creator will weave a haunting tale revealing the origin of these mysterious items.

A Wave Blue World is asking readers to be involved and to support Dead Beats Kickstarter Campaign by preordering Dead Beats, selecting Exclusive awards offered including original art by artists like Jen Hickman and an one-on-one portfolio review with Joe Illidge, A Wave Blue World’s Editorial Director, formerly editor at DC Comics, Lionforge, and Valiant, or simply just pledging to be included in the backers page.

Dead Beats

Preview: Femme Magnifique: 10 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World

Femme Magnifique: 10 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World

Just in time for Women’s History Month, we’ve curated a one-shot selection of short stories from the critically acclaimed anthology, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE: 50 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World. Part mini-biopic, part salute to their personal icons, the subjects and creative teams include:

  • MARGARET HAMILTON by Alisa Kwitney & Jamie Coe
  • SYLVIA EARLE by Maris Wicks
  • KATE BUSH by Gail Simone & Marguerite Sauvage
  • MARGARET SANGER by Lucy Knisley
  • HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Elsa Charretier
  • CINDY WHITEHEAD by Jim Rugg
  • MARY BLAIR by Casey Gilly & Jen Hickman
  • HARRIET TUBMAN by Chuck Brown & Sanford Greene
  • RUMIKO TAKAHASHI by Chynna Clugston-Flores
  • SALLY RIDE by Cecil Castellucci & Philip Bond

From artists to astronauts, from performance halls to the Skateboard Hall of Fame, the magnificent women featured in this single issue have one thing in common: they’ve shattered ceilings and continue to empower, educate, and promote equality.

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Femme Magnifique: 10 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World

WonderCon 2019: Lion Forge Announces Bezkamp, an Original Graphic Novel by Samuel Sattin and Jen Hickman

Before the opening of the exhibit hall at WonderCon in Anaheim, Lion Forge has revealed a delightfully original YA graphic novel under its Roar banner from Glint series writer, Samuel Sattin and co-created by artist Jen Hickman!

In the village of Bezkamp, laws, land, rituals, and warriors are sacred. The written word is banished. Nem, son of one of Bezkamp’s strongest warriors, shows no signs of fire or strength. Forced to follow in his father’s footsteps, Nem must venture beyond their village walls in order to save land from being corrupted by the dangerous and toxic Crig beasts. As Nem begins to see more of their planet, he’ll begin to uncover the truth behind the village’s lies and start to fight for truth.

Bezkamp is an all-new graphic novel with a fun and original concept sure to excite readers young and old, to be released in October of 2019 at finer comic book shops and bookstores everywhere!

Bezkamp

Chris Sebela and Jen Hickman Want to Test Comics

Vault Comics has announced TEST, a brand new sci-fi series by Eisner Award nominated writer Chris Sebela, artist Jen Hickman, colorist Harry Saxon, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.

TEST follows Aleph Null, An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood—where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades.

TEST#1 will receive a Vault Vintage variant cover that pays homage to Transmetropolitan, the immensely influential Vertigo series by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. The Vault Vintage variant cover is drawn and designed by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel. 

TEST #1 hits store shelves on June 26th, 2019. The official synopsis is below:

Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood—where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades.

From Eisner-nominated Chris Sebela (Crowded, High Crimes) and Jen Hickman (Moth & Whisper) comes the story of a town out of time, full of mysteries, and populated by guinea pigs in need of liberation by the misfit least likely to be their savior.

Test #1

Preview: Feathers SC

Feathers SC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Jorge Corona
Artist: Jorge Corona
Colorist: Jen Hickman
Letterer: Deron Bennet
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
Price: $14.99

The debut graphic novel from 2015 Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award Winner Jorge Corona

Born covered in black feathers, abandoned as a baby in the slums of the Maze, Poe has lived his entire eleven-year-old life hidden away, until he meets Bianca, an overprotected girl from the wealthy City beyond the Wall.

As danger looms on all sides, a friendship grows between the city girl and the boy covered in feathers . . . a friendship that may just be enough to bring Bianca home, and lead Poe to his destiny.

From breakout talent Jorge Corona (Nightwing, Middlewest), Feathersis a heartwarming tale of danger, friendship, and adventure.

Feathers SC
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