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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

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

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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.

Preview: Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Blood #1

EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF BLOOD #1

(W) Paul Cornell, Dean Motter
(A) Russ Braun, Dean Motter
(C) Jill Thompson
October 21, 2020
$4.99

The SNIFTER OF TERROR returns with an all-star snark-fest under a bloody new title! Paul Cornell (Doctor Who) and Russell Braun (The Boys) reimagine Poe’s “Black Cat”––as a dog! In “Atlas Shrugged” (no relation), Mr. X creator Dean Motter settles the science vs. religion debate once and for all! Plus: prose, pix, and a jaunty cover by Scary Godmother’s Jill Thompson!

EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF BLOOD #1

ComiXology Delivers Seven New Digital Comics Including Classic Wolverine

Snikt! Today sees seven new digital releases on comiXology including classic collections of Wolverine comics from Marvel. Check out the full list of releases here or the individual releases below.

Return Of The Secret Heir

Written by Rachel Bailey
Art by Esu Chihara
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Fourteen years ago, Pia fell in love with JT and found out she was pregnant. They were filled with joy about their future until she tragically lost the baby. The two separated, never to see each other again. Until now… JT has appeared in front of Pia, objecting to the case she’s working on as an attorney. Spending time with JT again brings back a flood of memories. Can they get past their heartache and pick right back up where they left off?

Return Of The Secret Heir

The Prince’s Pregnant Mistress Vol. 2: Heirs Before Vows

Written by Maisey Yates
Art by Kazuna Uchida
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Bailey is a waitress, working her way through college. She has dreams of marrying her lover, Raphael, until he suddenly breaks up with her. Telling herself that such a perfect man could never love her anyway, Bailey resolves to live independently…until she discovers that she’s pregnant. Facing an uncertain future, Bailey is shocked by a tabloid cover that catches her eye: Raphael is actually the prince of a small Italian nation! Then Raphael appears before her again. What will happen when she tells him she’s pregnant?

The Prince's Pregnant Mistress Vol. 2: Heirs Before Vows

The Zombie: Simon Garth

Written by Kyle Hotz, Eric Powell
Art by Kyle Hotz
Cover by Kyle Hotz
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Collects The Zombie: Simon Garth #1-4.

The last time we saw Simon Garth, the bank teller single-handedly stopped a gang of murderous robbers and got shot, bitten by zombies and med-evac-ed straight into Army custody for scientific experimentation as death and the necrotic infection overtook him fast. No problem, right? Find out how Simon got out of THAT one – assuming he did – and check out his further adventures battling the undead – unless, that is, he’s one of them now – in a brutal, gory, disgusting…awesome re-imagining of one of Marvel’s strangest horror heroes, that could only be dreamed up by artist/co-writer Kyle Hotz (ZOMBIE) and Eric Powell (The Goon)!

The Zombie: Simon Garth

Wisdom: Rudiments Of Wisdom

Written by Paul Cornell
Art by Manuel Garcia, Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Trevor Hairsine
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Collects Wisdom #1-6.

Pete Wisdom has a lot of fairies to kill. Yes, fairies are supposed to be nice and magical and charming, but they are currently attacking England. Hugo Award nominee Paul Cornell (BBC’s Dr. Who and Robin Hood) brings you a sci-fi mini-series unlike anything you’ve seen before

Wisdom: Rudiments Of Wisdom

Wolverine Classic Vol. 1

Written by Chris Claremont
Art by John Buscema
Cover by John Buscema
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #1-5.

He’s known by many names: Logan. Weapon X. Wolverine. On fact is certain: He’s the best there is at what he does…and what he does isn’t pretty! Here — in stories collected for the first time in color — the feral X-Man adopts his now-infamous “Patch” identity in Madripoor as he tries to track down the mystical Black Sword of legend. Featuring Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman, and Silver Samurai! Plus: General Coy moves into Madripoor, sending his new goons after rival crimelord Tyger Tiger. Can Wolverine and his allies keep the peace?

Wolverine Classic Vol. 1

Wolverine Classic Vol. 2

Written by Chris Claremont
Art by John Buscema, Gene Colan
Cover by John Buscema
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #6-10.

He’s known by many names: Logan. Weapon X. Wolverine. One fact is certain: He’s the best there is at what he does…and what he does isn’t pretty! Here — in stories collected for the first time in color – the feral X-Man goes toe-to-toe with the gamma-spawned, gray-skinned Goliath known as the Incredible Hulk! Plus: Wolverine recalls a promise from his past, and remembers the death of Silver Fox and his first fight with Sabretooth

Wolverine Classic Vol. 2

Wolverine Classic Vol. 3

Written by Peter David
Art by John Buscema
Cover by Kevin Nowlan
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #11-16.

“I’m the best there is at what I do… Nobody’s better at gettin’ into trouble than me.” The first of Peter David’s occasionally seen and always entertaining Wolverine arcs, “The Gehenna Affair” sets Logan, Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) and their friends up in adventure against a horde of vampires commanded by a biblical demon-god who goes way back with Wolverine – if only the mutant marvel could remember him!

Wolverine Classic Vol. 3

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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

AHOY Comics Announces New Comics and more Second Coming and Wrong Earth

AHOY Comics has announced its fifth wave of new titles to be published this fall and winter. The jam-packed line-up builds on AHOY’s tendency to tackle serious topics with their signature off-kilter humor. Readers will recoil from the brutal “Joy Police” in the brand new dystopian work Happy Hour from Peter Milligan and Michael Montenat; return to the world of Second Coming as Jesus and his roomie Sunstar deal with science denial and mass extinction; and pity Penultiman, the highly anticipated superhero title by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson that questions what exactly humanity is evolving towards. Rounding out the list is a second season of smash hit The Wrong Earth, where sunny Dragonflyman and his dark reflection Dragonfly finally meet face to face, and a fresh season of boozy literary parodies under an all-new name—Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Blood—which will now feature a different cover artist each month, starting with the legendary Jill Thompson.

AHOY’s Wave 5 includes:

PENULTIMAN #1

Ship date: 7 October 2020
Author(s): Tom Peyer  
Artist(s): Alan Robinson
Cover Artist(s): Alan Robinson, Jamal Igle

Back from the future—again! Penultiman, The Next-To-Last-Stage In Human Evolution, is the greatest, best-looking, and most admired super-hero in the world! So how can he stop hating himself? His android understudy, Antepenultiman, thinks he knows the answer! Created by Tom Peyer (THE WRONG EARTH) and Alan Robinson (PLANET OF THE NERDS). Featuring a variant cover by Jamal Igle (THE WRONG EARTH, Black). Resolicited from the Plague Times – all previous orders have been cancelled.

EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF BLOOD #1

Ship Date: 21 October 2020
Authors: Paul Cornell, Dean Motter
Artists: Russ Braun, Dean Motter
Cover Artist: Jill Thompson

The SNIFTER OF TERROR returns with an all-star snark-fest under a bloody new title! Paul Cornell (Doctor Who) and Russell Braun (The Boys) reimagine Poe’s “Black Cat”––as a dog! In “Atlas Shrugged” (no relation), Mr. X creator Dean Motter settles science vs. religion once and for all! Plus: prose, pix, and a cover by Scary Godmother’s Jill Thompson!

EDGAR ALLAN POE'S SNIFTER OF BLOOD #1

HAPPY HOUR #1

Ship date: 4 November 2020
Author: Peter Milligan 
Artist: Michael Montenat
Cover Artist: Michael Montenat

In future America, being happy isn’t just a right—it’s the law. While the Joy Police brutally enforce the cheery code, two young people go on the run, searching for a haven of melancholy where they can safely bask in the blues.

HAPPY HOUR #1

SECOND COMING: ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #1

Ship date: 16 December 2020
Author: Mark Russell
Artists: Richard Pace, Leonard Kirk
Cover artist: Richard Pace

The savior and the superhero return for a new round of shared adventures­­––but first we turn back time to witness the interplanetary origin of Sunstar! Warning: portrays science denial, mass extinction, and real estate sales!

SECOND COMING: ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #1

THE WRONG EARTH: NIGHT & DAY #1

Ship date: 6 January 2021
Author(s): Tom Peyer  
Artist(s): Jamal Igle, Juan Castro
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle

The stars of THE WRONG EARTH and DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN return! Racing to prevent identical catastrophes that threaten the separate earths they inhabit, gritty Dragonfly and his campy doppelganger Dragonflyman follow the clues to a third earth, where they at last come face-to-face!

THE WRONG EARTH: NIGHT & DAY #1

Preview: Star Trek: Year Five Valentine’s Day Special

Star Trek: Year Five Valentine’s Day Special

(W) Paul Cornell (A/CA) Christopher Jones
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

James T. Kirk has had many loves during his mission among the stars, but this time he may have met his match in fellow Starfleet Captain Laura Rhone. This special story by award-winning writer of prose, comics, and television Paul Cornell (Doctor Who) takes Captain Kirk to where he has never gone before!

Star Trek: Year Five Valentine's Day Special

Preview: Vampirella Vol. 2: The God You Know

Vampirella Vol. 2: The God You Know

Writer: Jeremy Whitley, Paul Cornell
Art: Andy Belanger, Creees Lee, Paulo Barrios, Rapha Lobosco
Cover: Andy Belanger
Price: $19.99
Rating: Teen +

Vampirella is fresh off a mind-blowing discovery-or at least it should have been. Coming to terms with what she’s learned about herself and her past means a journey to a place far scarier than the twisted future she’s living in… her twisted mind! Prepare yourself for a Vampirella like you’ve NEVER seen before! Collects issues 7-11 of Vampirella (2017)!

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