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Vault’s “Greatest Hits” Comes to Heavy Metal

Vault Comics has announced a partnership with Heavy Metal Entertainment. The partnership will commence today with the release of a selection of Vault’s “Greatest Hits” titles to date, featuring exclusive new cover design. Heavy Metal is focusing on strategic partnerships with publishers and content creators focused on their growth in the marketplace.

The first wave of product under this new partnership will feature Heathen, Money Shot, The Plot, These Savage Shores, and Wasted Space among others, and will expand in the coming months to include exclusive packaging of new #1 titles from Vault, with unique dress treatments and cover art, and a new digest format that will feature an entire line of select Vault titles in a serialized compendium style book format, and an assortment of merchandise created in partnership with Threadless.

Launch Titles From Vault

Heathen

Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of demons and fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. Heathen is written, drawn, and colored by Natasha Alterici, and lettered by Rachel Deering.

Heathen

Money Shot

In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampo, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She’ll travel to new worlds, engage—intimately—with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in MONEY SHOT! A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind—and money, written by Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie, drawn by Rebekah Isaacs, colored by Kurt Michael Russell, lettered by Crank!.

Money Shot

The Plot

In order to receive… first you must give. When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to MacKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta — which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.

The Plot is written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci, drawn by Joshua Hixson, colored by Jordan Boyd, lettered by Jim Campbell.

The Plot

These Savage Shores

Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, The East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is an ancient one with daemons and legends far older than himself.

Along These Savage Shores, where the days are scorched and the nights are full of teeth.

These Savage Shores is written by Ram V, drawn by Sumit Kumar, colored by Vittorio Astone, lettered by Aditya Bidikar.

These Savage Shores

Wasted Space

Billy Bane is a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since. All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he’s at least partially responsible for destroying.

Too bad he couldn’t care less.

Michael Moreci (Roche Limit, Wonder Woman, Black Star Renegades) and Hayden Sherman (The Few, Cold War, John Carter: The End) have thrown Philip K. Dick in a blender with Preacher. Take a sip and get wasted.

Wasted Space

Review: Star Wars: Target Vader

Darth Vader is on the hunt for a criminal syndicate but he doesn’t know that same syndicate has hired a group of bounty hunters to take Vader out once and for all.

Star Wars: Target Vader collects #1-6.

Story: Robbie Thompson
Art: Marc Laming, Cris Bolson, Stefano Landini, Marco Failla, Robert Di Salvo, Georges Duarte
Color: Neeraj Menon, Rachelle Rosenberg, Jordan Boyd, Andres Mossa, Federico Blee, Erick Arciniega, Giada Marchisio
Lettering: Joe Caramagna, Clayton Cowles

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Vault Announces The Plot #1 “Vault Lines” Black & White Edition

The Plot #1 Vault Lines Special Edition

Vault Comics has announced that, after extremely high demand, The Plot #1 will receive a very special printing as part of the Vault Lines series of deluxe black-and-white editions highlighting the astonishing original inks from Vault artists.

Printed on deluxe heavyweight paper, The Plot #1 Vault Lines Special Edition spotlights the incredible line art of series co-creator and artist, Josh Hixson.

One of the most critically-acclaimed comics of 2019, The Plot is co-written by Tim Daniel & Michael Moreci, drawn by Josh Hixson, colored by Jordan Boyd, lettered by Jim Campbell, and designed by Tim Daniel.

The Plot #1 Vault Lines Special Edition will hit store shelves on February 12, 2020. Stores can order the issue by using the Diamond Order Code: DEC198071.

Money Shot, The Plot, and Sera and the Royal Stars Get Second Arcs in 2020

Vault Comics

Vault has announced, after the tremendous success of each series, that Money ShotThe Plot, and Sera and the Royal Stars have all been extended for second arcs that will debut in 2020.

Sera and the Royal Stars will begin its second arc in February 2020 with issue #6, The Plot will begin its second arc in April 2020 with issue #5, and Money Shot will begin its second arc with issue #6 in April 2020.

Sera and the Royal Stars is a stunning epic fantasy series written by Jon Tsuei, drawn by Audrey Mok, colored by Raúl Angulo, lettered by Jim Campbell, and designed by Tim Daniel. The first arc of Sera and the Royal Stars will be collected in a trade paperback edition that hits store shelves in January 2020.

The Plot is Vault’s first horror series published under Nightfall, Vault’s autumnal horror imprint. The Plot is written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci, drawn by Joshua Hixson, colored by Jordan Boyd, lettered by Jim Campbell, and designed by Tim Daniel. The first arc of The Plot will be collected in trade paperback edition that hits store shelves in February 2020.

Money Shot, Vault’s sexy sci-fi series, was a best-selling, sold-out hit series written by Tim Seeley and comedian Sarah Beattie, artist Rebekah Isaacs, colorist Kurt Michael Russell, and letterer Crank!Money Shot‘s first arc will be collected in a trade paperback edition that hits store shelves in March 2020.

The three returning series join Heathen and Wasted Space in Vault’s catalog on ongoing comic book series. Heathen‘s long-awaited third arc begins in February 2020, with artist Ashley A. Woods joining the creative team. Wasted Space began it’s critically acclaimed third arc in November 2019.

The Plot #1 Has Sold Out Before Release

The Plot is the first series in Nightfall, Vault‘s annual, autumnal horror imprint. The first issue has sold out at the distributor and is being rushed back to print. The second print will hit store shelves on October 30th, 2019, the same day as The Plot #2,  and will come with a new Vault Vintage cover by Joshua Hixson and Tim Daniel.

When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta… which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.

The Plot #1 is written by Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel, art by Joshua Hixson, colors by Jordan Boyd, letters by Jim Campbell, and designed by Daniel. The 2nd printing cover is by Hixson and Daniel.

NYCC 2019: Vault Announces its Exclusive and Signing Schedule

For their first ever New York Comic-Con presence, Vault Comics has announced a very special, high-end, New York Comic Con exclusive cover for The Plot #1, with cover art by Joshua Hixson and Tim Daniel.

The Plot #1 NYCC exclusive cover will feature design filigree printed in a special metallic-gold ink, with the central image printed using a special spot-gloss finish. Only 100 copies of this cover will ever be printed, and no more will ever be made. Copies will be available at the Vault Comics booth for $100, while supplies last.

The Plot co-creators Tim Daniel, Mike Moreci, and Joshua Hixson will be available to sign the NYCC cover at specific times during the convention. See Vault’s NYCC signing schedule below for more information.

Co-written Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci, drawn by Joshua Hixson, colored Jordan Boyd, lettered by Jim Campbell, and designed by Tim DanielThe Plot is the first series in Vault’s annual, autumnal horror imprint, Nightfall.

Find Vault at NYCC booth #2223.

The Plot #1 NYCC exclusive cover

You can read Vault’s full NYCC signing schedule below:

VAULT COMICS SIGNING NYCC SCHEDULE:
BOOTH #2223

Thursday:

12:00-1:00pm – MICAEL MORECI, TIM DANIEL, JOSH HIXSON (THE PLOT)
2:00-2:45pm – JOE CORALLO & LIANNA KANGAS (SHE SAID DESTROY)
3:30-4:15pm – DENIZ CAMP (MAXWELL’S DEMONS)
4:30-5:15pm – JON TSUEI (SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS)

Friday:

11:00am-12:00pm – MICAEL MORECI, TIM DANIEL, JOSH HIXSON (THE PLOT)
12:30 – 1:30pm – DANNY LORE (QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS) & VITA AYALA (SUBMERGED)
2:00-2:45pm – JOE CORALLO & LIANNA KANGAS (SHE SAID DESTROY)
3:00-4:00pm – MICAEL MORECI & TIM DANIEL (THE PLOT, WASTED SPACE)

Saturday: 

11:00-11:45am – JON TSUEI (SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS)
12:00-12:45pm – DENIZ CAMP (MAXWELL’S DEMONS)
1:00-1:45pm – MAGS VISAGGIO (VAGRANT QUEEN)
2:00-2:45pm – JOE CORALLO & LIANNA KANGAS (SHE SAID DESTROY)
3:00-4:00pm – ALEX PAKNADEL (FRIENDO)

Sunday: 

2:00-2:45 – JOE CORALLO & LIANNA KANGAS (SHE SAID DESTROY)

Review: Star Wars: Vader: Dark Visions

Star Wars: Vader: Dark Visions explores the Dark Lord of the Sith from the perspective of other individuals across a galaxy far far away.

Story: Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum
Art: Paolo Villanelli, Brian Level, David Lopez, Javier Pina, Stephen Mooney, Geraldo Borges
Color: Arif Prianto, Jordan Boyd, Muntsa Vicente, Lee Loughridge, Marcio Menyz
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

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Review: Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety

Absolute Carnage spreads and the call to the symbiotes is too strong. Even innocent families are being called to Knull.

Story: Clay McLeod Chapman
Art: Brian Level
Color: Jordan Boyd
Letterer: Travis Lanham

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Review: Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1

Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1

Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1 is everything you’d hope for in a tie-in to the Carnage focused event. The comic is a follow-up in a way to Deadpool vs. Carnage. At the end of that series, four of the five Life Foundation Symbiotes – Riot, Phage, Agony, and Lasher – bonded to a stray dog, wandering the Midwest. But with Carnage descending on New York, the call to join him is too great.

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman, Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1 is horror done right. The comic revolves around an abusive family who is paid a visit by the symbiotes. From there, it’s a descent into destruction and murder as the family is consumed.

The comic is rather simple in a way taking the trapped in a house while hunted horror setting. But, it works really well. Chapman leaves it open as to who will and won’t escape and you can feel the tension build as the comic progresses. Sure, there’s a lot of tropes here but that’s also partially what makes horror enjoyable.

The one negative to the comic is, if you’ve never read Deadpool vs. Carnage, the symbiotes aren’t really explained. The dog is a mystery. I haven’t read that previous series but I still enjoyed this for the spiral into death that it is.

Part of that enjoyment is due to Brian Level‘s art. Along with color by Jordan Boyd and lettering by Travis Lanham, the art emphasizes the terror. There are literal spirals that play off the Knull motif and the out of control nature of it all. Lanham’s lettering provides a disturbing “tone” to the dialogue. Boyd’s colors at times add a sickly palette. The art and lettering come together to build on and emphasize the scariness of it all.

The comic absolutely delivers horror tropes but there’s something to it that makes it all enjoyable. There’s an unknown aspect to the comic that makes its story all the more scary and disturbing. Add in just enough macabre and it comes together to create the perfect tone for a comic tied into Carnage.

Story: Clay McLeod Chapman Art: Brian Level
Color: Jordan Boyd Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Port of Earth #12

PORT OF EARTH #12

(W) Zack Kaplan (A/CA) Andrea Mutti, Jordan Boyd

END OF STORY ARC! Seattle is scheduled for destruction in order to protect Earth from an alien outbreak. But to protect our authority over our own planet’s security, the ESA will have to face off with our alien partners in the ultimate game of espionage, politics, and galactic business.

Port of Earth #12
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