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Preview: The Wild Vol. 1

The Wild Vol. 1

Written by: Vita Ayala
Art by: Emily Pearson
Colored by: Marissa Louise, Stelladia
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Edited by: Danny Lore
Cover by: Natasha Alterici
Shorts featuring art by: Jessi Jordan, Chris Shehan, Isaac Goodheart, Phillip Sevy
In Stores: November 20, 2019

Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers, but, after a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it – until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job.

From writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Wonder Woman Annual) and artist Emily Pearson (Snap Flash Hustle) comes this bold tale of surviving in bleak times.

Collects issues 1-5.

The Wild Vol. 1

Preview: Killswitch #2

KILLSWITCH #2

Writer(s): Jeffrey and Susan Bridges
Artist Name(s): Walter Geovani (Pencils, Inks), Brittany Peer (Colors), Simon Bowland (letters)
Cover Artist(s): Natasha Alterici
24 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Marcella’s found more fight than she bargained for, as the Augurs hide in fear for their lives. They regroup and formulate a plan to escape the city and head for the comet’s exterior, while Jackson’s frustrations grow and Farrell goes to extreme lengths to bring the Augurs in.

KILLSWITCH #2

Preview: Killswitch #1

KILLSWITCH #1

Writer(s): Jeffrey and Susan Bridges
Artist Name(s): Walter Geovani (pencils, inks), Brittany Peer (colors), Simon Bowland (letters)
Cover Artist(s): SOZOMAIKA (Cover A), Natasha Alterici (Cover B)
24 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

In a future where clairvoyant Augurs are used for their powers but feared, held captive, and persecuted, a disaffected military major is shocked into action by the grim realities of the Augurs’ treatment. She puts her life and career on the line to help them attempt a daring escape from captivity.

KILLSWITCH #1

Vault Comics’ Heathen Film Finds Its Director

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has come on board the Viking fantasy-adventure Heathen for Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films.

Hardwicke will direct from a script by Kerry Williamson, based on Vault Comics‘ series by Natasha Alterici. She will also executive produce.

The stories center on the warrior Aydis, an outcast gay 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. The book was selected by the Young Adult Library Service Association to be included in its  2018 “Great Graphic Novels For Teens” list.

Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer and Margo Klewans, Prime Universe Film’s Adrian Askarieh are producing along with F.J. DeSanto. Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz and Vault CEO Damian Wassel will executive produce.

Heathen Returns in 2019

Vault Comics has announced that their acclaimed comic series Heathen is returning in 2019 with new issues, new adventures, and even new faces on the team. 

Created by Natasha Alterici, this international best-seller was selected as an American Library Association YALSA 2018 Great Graphic Novel For Teens, has seen more than 15 printings, and is available in 36 countries around the world. As of 2019, Heathen will be available in multiple languages including English, Spanish and Italian.

Vault will be re-releasing issues #5 and #6, before diving into all new issues #7-12.

With Alterici still helming the story by authoring the second arc, Vault has also announced that Ashley A. Woods, known for Tomb Raider and Ladycastle comics, will be joining the creative team starting with issue #9. Woods will be penciling the issues, working closely with both Alterici and Heathen‘s letterer Rachel Deering.

As announced in 2018, Constantin Films and Prime Universe have teamed to adapt the title into a film, with a script written by Kerry Williamson.

Heathen

Review: Destiny, NY Vol. 2

The show The Magicians is one of the few shows on television which gives the world a whole new view of their surroundings. I wasn’t sure how the books would turn out but I was more than interested in finding out. The books came to be known as the “Magicians Trilogy” and was more than anyone including me ever expected. They took a more mature look at magic. Basically if Hogwarts was a college and everyone was having sex, much like how it happened in the fan fiction that followed the genre. The television series for the most part is pretty faithful, and more than carries the spirit of the source material. I just wished both iterations were more representative of the world. Destiny, NY also plays with the concept that magic is a real and accepted part of life taking place in New York City. In the second volume the reader finds more about the protagonists as well as the other characters.

We find Logan in the midst of a fever pitched dream where the death of Song still haunts her, where she wakes up next to Lilith, and find the happy couple living together for the last three months. Meanwhile. at Destiny University, we find the school is under investigation, by the Mystical Code Enforcement Agency, who are looking into the inner workings of the school, and what lead to the false prophecy in the first place, as the principal, Karen Davids, tries her best to be diplomatic. In the most improbable of times, Logan’s parents visit her and Lilith to see a woman who is quite different from the young lady they raised.  We also find Gia, not trusting her skills as a seer as she tries to find her way, while getting in trouble at school. We also find Joe having a meltdown of his own which is compounded by the fact, that there are masked men trying to neutralize students with exceptional magical abilities. As all our protagonists are being outed by someone, as Lilith suspects Arvid, Song’s assistant to be behind the doxing. Meanwhile, Logan’s ex, Bailey, is being managed by Arvid, who has plans in the works, hoping to take his revenge in the name of Lilith’s sister, Song. Arvid makes his move, kidnapping Logan in a desperate attempt to connect to Song, but Lilith comes to the rescue.

On top of that, the collection features numerous short stories set in this world.

Overall, an engrossing book that you will both love and be lost in for hours. The stories by the creative team are fast paced, engaging and action packed. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a stimulating chapter in this series that charms, enthralls, and shocks you at the most unexpected moments.

Story: Pat Shand, Erica Schultz, Natasha Alterici, Emily Ree, Brian Cogan, Amy Shand
Art: Rosi Kampe, Jim Campbell, Manuel Preitano, Megan Levens, Natasha Alterici, Emily Ree, Claudia Aguirre, Eve Mae, Lisa Sterle , Katie Kuffel
Editor: Shannon Lee
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Twelve Devils Dancing #2

TWELVE DEVILS DANCING #2

Writer(s): Erica Schultz
Artist Name(s): Dave Acosta (Pencils), Andrew Covalt (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Natasha Alterici, INTERIOR COVERS CH 05: Michael Montenat, CH 06: Kevin Maher 
64 pgs./ M / FC
$5.99 

The conclusion to Twelve Devils Dancing! With the body count growing, Callum and Aisha’s road trip takes them to the location on the cipher. They have a plan, but Callum’s health may sideline him, leaving it up to Aisha to put the pieces together and get the evidence to arrest the Crypto-Killer. Meanwhile, Callum’s evidence tampering in the original case comes back to bite those still in his FBI unit back home. And Brian has a fan who’s interested in more than just his paintings. The past and present are resolved in the conclusion of Twelve Devils Dancing.

Preview: The Wilds #4

THE WILDS #4

Written by: Vita Ayala
Illustrated by: Emily Pearson
Colors by: Stelladia
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Natasha Alterici
$3.99 | full color | mature
IN STORES 8/1

Waking in the belly of the beast – Medical Central – Daisy finds herself reunited briefly with Heather. Their time together is cut short when Heather is taken away to undergo “treatment.” Unable to rescue her partner on her own, Daisy is able to flee Medical with the help of a mole, vowing to return with every ally she has at her back. The only thing standing in her way: the people she has sacrificed everything for, the people of the Compound.

Erica Schultz Shows Us Twelve Devils Dancing this July

American comic book writer and editor Erica Schultz, best known for her work on the Charmed comic series from Dynamite Entertainment and as the co-creator of M3, released the 20 page first issue of her newest graphic mini-series, Twelve Devils Dancing, at last year’s New York Comic Con. Now you can get the first issue in your hands from Action Lab: Danger Zone this July, which collects the first three issues (with 64 pages of material).

Twelve Devils Dancing hits all the right notes of a frightening and entertaining cat-and-mouse thriller. When Agent Cooper retired from the FBI with a terminal condition, he was hailed as a hero for his role in solving the gruesome “Crypto Killer” murders. But when the real Crypto Killer emerges from the shadows to taunt him years later, Cooper must confront his past with new clues to solve the case in the little time he has left. The only complication? He has to protect Aisha Miller, a potential target for the Crypto Killer. Aisha is the smartest person (and smartest mouth) in any room. It’s Breaking Bad meets The Following as Cooper and Miller race against the clock to finally bring the real serial murderer to justice.

Working with Schultz on Twelve Devils Dancing is artist Dave Acosta and colorist Andrew Covalt. Cover artists include Kelly Williams, Maria Laura Sanapo, and Adriana Melo for the first volume, and Natasha Alterici, Michael Montenat, and Kevin Maher for volume two. Lastly, the trade paperback will have a cover by the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz!

You can order Twelve Devils Dancing #1 with the Diamond item code MAY181255. The first issue hits comic book stands on July 11th, 2018.

Natasha Alterici and Vault Comics’ Heathen is Being Developed for Film

Vault Comics has announced that their hit comic series, Heathen, is being developed into a feature film by Constantin Film AG.

A critically-acclaimed comic book series created by Natasha AltericiHeathen was recently selected by Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) to be included in its 2018 Great Graphic Novels For Teens list.

Heathen follows Aydis, a viking, warrior, outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is a 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.

The Heathen film script will be written by Kerry Williamson, whose credits include Alex Cross, Netflix’s What Happened to Monday and who’s adapting the fantasy series Sandman Slim for director Chad Stahelski and Studio 8. The film will be produced by Constantin’s Robert Kulzer with Adrian Askarieh who’s Prime Universe Films is in a two-year first look with Constantin. Askarieh’s last film was 20th Century Fox’s Hitman: Ageng 47F.J. DeSanto will produce. DeSanto was a producer on The Spirit and recently co-wrote and Executive Produced the Transformers anime for Machinima and Hasbro. Damian Wassel, Vault’s CEO & Publisher, will Executive Produce, and Tim Daniel, Vault’s VP of Branding, will Co-Produce, and Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz will be executive producer.

 

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