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Vault Announces Interlocking Witchblood Variant Series by Yoshi Yoshitani

Vault has announced an out-of-this-world series of interlocking Witchblood variants from Vault Cover-Artist-in-Residence, Yoshi Yoshitani. Each of the five connected pieces will be published as open-order variants for Witchblood issues #1 through #5.

Vault’s 2021 Cover Artists-in-Residence (or “CAIR”) variant program, features Yoshi YoshitaniMartin Simmonds, Corin HowellJoshua Hixson, and Jen Hickman. The CAIR program will see each of these artists drawing open-order variants for the entire run of the Vault series of their choosing.

Witchblood is written by Matthew Erman, drawn by Lisa Sterle, colored by Gab Contreras, lettered by Jim Campbell, and designed by Tim Daniel.

A modern, Wild West road trip about a witch named Yonna cruising the Southwest as a band of bloodthirsty biker vampires, The Hounds of Love, hunt her scattered coven for the source of all magic: witch blood. From the critically acclaimed creators of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck and Long Lost comes WITCHBLOOD, a blend of action, lore, and Americana-perfect for fans of Buffy and American Gods.

Vault Announces its 2021 Cover Artists-in-Residence Variant Program

Vault has announced the 2021 Cover Artists-in-Residence (or “CAIR”) variant program, featuring Yoshi YoshitaniMartin Simmonds, Corin HowellJoshua Hixson, and Jen Hickman. The CAIR program will see each of these artists drawing open-order variants for the entire run of the Vault series of their choosing.

Vault’s 2021 Cover Artist-in-Residence program will kick off with Yoshi Yoshitani’s mind-blowing cover to Matthew Erman’s and Lisa Sterle’sWitchblood #1, on sale March 31st, 2021. Hickman’s, Hixson’s, and Simmonds’, cover runs will follow.

Check out previous Vault covers from Yoshitani, Simmonds, Hixson, Howell, and Hickman below.

Vault and Level52 Studios Bring The Plot’s Bog Wight Monster to Life with Limited Edition Statue

Vault Comics has announced they have partnered with Level52 Studios to create a limited edition statue of the Bog Wight monster from Vault’s hit horror series, The Plot

In order to receive…first you must give. From a deep, black bogland teeming with deadly family secrets comes the Bog Wight, the supernatural force of soul-sucking terror lurking at the murky heart of the hit horror comic The Plot by Tim DanielMichael Moreci, and artist Joshua Hixson.

Inspired by artist Joshua Hixson’s designs, this terrifyingly faithful statue features a lithe and sinewy sculpt awash in the swamp-colored palette of the bog which spawned the monster. Punctuated by eye-piercing iridescent highlights, the Bog Wight eerily embodies the creeping dread that has burdened the Blaine family for generations and brings to life the gothic atmosphere of this iconic tale of horror.

At 7.5” tall, this premium collectible is crafted fully of polystone and arrives in premium packaging. The statue can be preordered now on the Vault Comics webstore.

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

Tyler Boss Brings the Missing Person Mystery Dead Dog’s Bite to Dark Horse

Writer, artist, colorist, and letterer Tyler Boss wants to welcome you to Pendermills in new mystery miniseries Dead Dog’s Bite. 

Cormac Guffin has gone missing. There are no police leads and no one seems to care. That is, no one except her best friend Joe. As Joe’s hunt begins, she discovers the horrors of her small town run far deeper than she had ever known.

Throughout the miniseries, Boss is joined by variant cover artists Ian Bertram, Joshua Hixson, Phillip Sevy, and Tom Reilly.

Issue #1 (of 4) of Dead Dog’s Bite arrives April 8, 2020.

Dead Dog’s Bite #1
Dead Dog’s Bite #1

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)

Vault Comics Announces Nightfall, an Annual Horror Publishing Event

Vault Comics Nightfall

Vault Comics this delivers “Nightfall” this fall. “Nightfall” is an annual event focused on tales of horror. Every year as the weather turns brisk and autumn sets in, “Nightfall” comes.

As Vault continues its usual line, select new series introduced from September to December will bear the “Nightfall” icon, promising genuine horror. A “Nightfallseries will release like any other Vault periodical, concluding based on the title’s planned length.

Vault is known for its science fiction and fantasy but “Nightfall” is a line focused on horror. While it might have some sci-fi or fantasy, when you read “Nightfall,” it’ll make your skin crawl. It allows the company to maintain its core focus while also embracing their love of horror.

The first title under the “Nightfall” banner will be The Plot, co-written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci and drawn by Joshua Hixson.

In order to receive…first you must give. 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

The Plot #1 will receive a Vault Vintage Cover B by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel, an homage to Bernie Wrightson’s classic House of Secrets #92 cover (DC Comics).

The Plot #1 hits shelves in September, 2019.

Shanghai Red’s Tale of Violent Revenge Gets a Trade this January

Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela, Joshua Hixson, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou will release a trade paperback collection of Shanghai Red, their cutthroat historical fiction miniseries, this January from Image Comics.

Red is one of hundreds of people who were shanghaied out of Portland in the late 1800s. Drugged, kidnapped, and sold to a ship’s captain for $50, she woke up trapped on a boat headed out to sea—for years. Now, she’s coming home to find her family and track down the men responsible for stealing her life out from under her.

This blood-soaked tale of revenge, family, and identity stretches from the deck of a ship outside Shanghai all the way to the bleak streets of—and secret tunnels beneath—Portland, Oregon.

Shanghai Red (Diamond code: NOV180085, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1034-6) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, January 30th and bookstores on Tuesday, February 5th.

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