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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

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

Around the Tubes

Suicide Squad #3

It’s a new week and we’ve got lots coming at you! While we get things ready, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

iO9 – Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Ending His Lengthy Run Writing Black Panther – Not surprising and he’s had a solid run.

WVEC – Norfolk man launches original comic book series to tackle bullying – Nice to see this.

Newsarama – Y: The Last Man Finds New TV Lead – Is this it? We’ll believe the show will happen when we tune in at this point.

Reviews

Monkeys Fighting Robots – Books of Magic #17
AIPT – New Mutants #8
But Why Tho Podcast – The Plot Part 1
The Beat – Sports is Hell
Laughing Place – Star Wars #3
Comic Attack – Suicide Squad #3

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.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Transformers: Galaxies #1

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Bad Reception #2 (Aftershock) – The first issue was fantastic with an Agatha Christie vibe and commentary on modern technology. Hoping for more of the same with the second issue.

Batman/Superman #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue setting up the next major story of corrupted heroes was surprisingly good. With an evil Shazam now staring at our heroes, this issue should be full of action and excitement.

Bloodshot #1 (Valiant) – It’s a new beginning for the classic character as Valiant begins to focus on the upcoming film.

Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown (Pantheon Books) – Chris Ware’s latest highly anticipated graphic novel that takes on nothing less than humanity and existence.

Criminal #8 (Image Comics) – Stil one of the best comics on the market. If you like crime stories, it’s a must get.

Frogcatchers (Gallery 13) – Jeff Lemire’s latest graphic novel is a surreal descent into one man’s psychosis.

Harleen #1 (DC Comics/DC’s Black Label) – Stejpan Sejic takes on Harley Quinn and we’re beyond excited to see the result.

Meyer (Humanoids) – An imaginary biography of the legendary Jewish mobster as he attempts to organize his last con job. It just sounds fun.

New Mutants: War Children #1 (Marvel) – Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz reteam for this never before told story of the New Mutants’ past.

The Plot #1 (Vault Comics) – A new horror story from Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, and Josh Hixson in time for Halloween.

Powers of X #5 (Marvel) – We’ve been debating a lot internally about this series but no matter good or bad, we all want to see where this goes.

Red Winter #3 (Scout Comics) – We thought this was a straight-up gangster series set in Russia but the end of the second issue has our heads still spinning and wanting to see what’s next.

Relics of Youth #1 (Vault Comics) – Teenagers around the world deam of a mysterious island. Then one day they all wake up with tattoos only six of them can see. It’s a mysterious discovery of an unknown paradise.

SFSX #1 (Image Comics) – This was to be a part of Vertigo’s relaunch but not so much. That alone has us intrigued.

Snowpiercer: Extinction (Titan Comics) – A prequel to the fantastic sci-fi series. We love the originals and can’t wait for anything new in this universe.

Strikeforce #1 (Marvel) – Blade, Angela, Spider-Woman, Wiccan, the Winter Soldier, Monica Rambeau and Daimon Hellstrom join forces and that lineup alone has us excited.

Transformers Galaxies #1 (IDW Publishing) – IDW’s Transformers relaunch has a bit mixed in quality but a new series focused on the Constructicans has us intrigued.

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)

Around the Tubes

Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain - Real Pro Wrestling Stories

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments. While you wait for the weekday to end and weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: The crass & unexpected comedy of Abhay Khosla’s Dracula – Free comics!

CBR – Joker Lands R-Rating for Violence, Sexual Content and ‘Disturbing Behavior’ – Anyone surprised?

Newsarama – Disney & Marvel Have ‘Never Shown Stan Lee or His Legacy Any Respect or Decency’ Says Daughter J.C. – Not a shocking stance.

Reviews

Laughing Place – Ghost-Spider #1
AIPT! –
Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories
The Beat –
The Plot #1
AIPT! –
Superman: Year One #2
Geek Dad –
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #2

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