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Vault announces Five New Titles

Vault has announced not one, not two, but FIVE series that will be released in Spring 2023. Check out what’s coming to comic shops!

BARBARIC: HELL TO PAY #1

Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Nathan Gooden
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Designer: Tim Daniel  
Cover A & B: Nathan Gooden
January 2023

Barbaric is back and headed straight to hell in an all-new arc so big and bloody, it’s getting an extra issue! While Owen tames a dragon with an old friend, Soren and Steel cross paths with someone else from our cursed barbarian’s past…who isn’t looking nearly as friendly. Hell hath no fury like a woman stabbed through the heart by an ugly f***ing orc.

Oh, wait! Who’s carrying Axe?

GODFELL #1

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Ben Hennessy
Colorist: Triona Farrell & Vittorio Astone
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover A: Ben Hennessy
Cover B: Nathan Gooden
February 2023

One sunny day in the land of Kerethim, God falls dead from the sky. The impact sends out shockwaves that draw in royal families at war, shadowy creatures of the dark, and armies of the dispossessed, all coming to lay claim to parts of God’s body. Into this power struggle wanders Zanzi Vuiline, a soldier and berserker trying to get home from a years-long war. Forced to fight her way through the strange landscapes in and on God’s corpse, from the soles of its feet through the top of its head, Zanzi will acquire a mysterious traveling companion on her own pilgrimage.

THE NASTY #1

Writer: John Lees
Artist: George Kambadais
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Designer: Tim Daniel 
Cover A: George Kambadais
Cover B: Sally Cantirino
March 2023

Eighteen-year-old Thumper Connell still has an imaginary friend: the masked killer from his favourite slasher film. Thumper is obsessed with horror and always has been. He fills his time with scary VHS rentals and hanging out with his fellow fans, The Murder Club. But everything changes when his local video shop acquires one of the notorious films known as “video nasties” – films so scary, they’re the target of the British Moral Decency League’s crusade to ban and burn. But it’s only a movie, right? It’s all just imaginary, isn’t it?

A story about the perception of evil, the power of genre, the love of fandom, the need to create art, oh, and crap-your-pants TERROR!”

SONGS FOR THE DEAD: AFTERLIFE

Writer: Andrea Fort & MC Heron 
Artist: MJ Erickson
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Andworld
Cover: MJ Erickson
Designer: Tim Daniel
March 2023

Bethany is a necromancer and a hero. Along with her companions, Elissar and Jonas, she has finally found the rumored covenant. Her Perilous journey has brought her to the last bastion of the necromancers, but resurging prejudices have them in shambles. Can Bethany unite them in the face of escalating tensions? Or will the coming war shatter all of her dreams for a peaceful future? 

SONGS FOR THE DEAD: AFTERLIFE

MONEY SHOT COMES AGAIN

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Gisele Lagace
Colorist: Carlos Badilla Z
Letterer: Crank!
Designer: Tim Daniel
Cover A: Gisele Lagace
Cover B: Tim Seeley & Tim Daniel
April 2023

The XXXplorers are back and on their hands and knees for the good of humanity! When the giant ass space jellyfish who run the ordered universe arrive on earth, the porn-stars-cum-science explorers must put away grudges, crushes and side hustles to once again take one or two or three for the team. Begins an epic new arc, which takes aim at dumb billionaires and bad optics, and guests stars a LEGENDARY underground comix heroine! NEW ARTIST Gisele Lagace puts her sexy spin on the book!

Jennifer’s Body meets Stand by Me in Banshees from Scout Comics

Emily Edwards is beginning her college freshman year away from her family; a welcome change given the summer she has had. Her best friend Beth had committed suicide the summer before, and she has been secretly haunted by her memories for months. Moving away from her past seems like the best way to start anew. The future looks brighter once she meets her roommate, Abbey, and the two become fast friends. Abbey is everything that Emily needs in her life; Abbey is energetic, playful, sarcastic, and the duo are seemingly aligned in their outlooks on life. They even have the same major: Psychology.

Abbey jokes with Emily about the rumors that their dormitory is haunted… and the weirdness begins. Late one night, Emily is terrorized by the ghosts of three girls, sending her on a quest to find the truth. She dives deeply into the school’s past and discovers the hushed history of The Lion– a serial killer who took the lives of at least three female students from 1987 to 1991 before seemingly vanishing without a trace. Her investigations do not go unnoticed, drawing the killer out of “retirement.” Now, Emily must convince the ghosts of The Lion’s victims to bring him to justice– lest his killing spree continues!

Banshees is written by Dave Dwonch and Jessica Balboni, art by Riccardo Faccini, colors by DAM, lettered by Dave Dwonch and edited by Jessica Balboni. It features a main cover by Tim Daniel and variant cover by Cachet Whitman.

Banshees

Get a new look at Vault’s Nightfall: Double Feature #1

Vault Comics has unveiled the second of two first look previews for Nightfall: Double Feature #1. This preview showcases Denizen, the second of the series’ two feature stories. 

Denizen is written by Tim Daniel and David Andry, drawn by Chris Shehan, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell

A family’s cross country road trip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer.

Nightfall: Double Feature is brand new series of double-sized comics that contain two separate ongoing horror stories from the creators behind House of SlaughterThe Autumnal, The Plot, and ResonantGrab your popcorn and clamber into your sleeping bag for two tales of terror just like a classic drive-in movie experience.

Feature one is The Cemeterians, written by New York Times Best-Selling author Daniel Kraus, drawn by Ringo Award nominee Maan House, colored by Kurt Michael Russell, and lettered by Andworld Design. After human bones begin growing inside inanimate objects all across the globe, a renegade scientist and brilliant theologian delve into the cemeteries where the bones originated, discovering an otherworldly force tired of being buried in darkness.

Feature two is Denizen, written by Tim Daniel and David Andry, drawn by Chris Shehan, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell.  A family’s cross country road trip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer.

Nightfall: Double Feature #1 will hit store shelves on October 26th, and will feature three chilling open-order covers by Jason Shawn AlexanderChris Shehan, and Maan House.

NIGHTFALL DOUBLE FEATURE #1

Prepare yourself for a first look at Nightfall: Double Feature #1

Vault Comics has unveiled a look at Nightfall: Double Feature #1. The preview showcases The Cemetarians, a terrifying new tale written by Daniel Kraus, drawn by Maan House, colored by Kurt Michael Russell, and lettered by Andworld Design. 

Nightfall: Double Feature is brand new series of double-sized comics that contain two separate ongoing horror stories from the creators behind House of SlaughterThe Autumnal, The Plot, and ResonantGrab your popcorn and clamber into your sleeping bag for two tales of terror just like a classic drive-in movie experience.

Feature one is The Cemetrians, written by Daniel Kraus, drawn by Maan House, colored by Kurt Michael Russell, and lettered by Andworld Design. After human bones begin growing inside inanimate objects all across the globe, a renegade scientist and brilliant theologian delve into the cemeteries where the bones originated, discovering an otherworldly force tired of being buried in darkness.

Feature two is Denizen, written by Tim Daniel and David Andry, drawn by Chris Shehan, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell.  A family’s cross country road trip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer.

Nightfall: Double Feature #1 will hit store shelves this October, and it will feature three chilling covers by Jason Shawn AlexanderChris Shehan, & Maan House.

Nightfall: Double Feature #1

Review: End After End #1

End After End #1

A man called Walter Willem seemingly dies, hit by a train. In an instant, he finds himself in the middle of a war straight out of Tolkien’s mind fought by warriors and soldiers from different eras. It’s an anachronistic bash against dark creatures that are after a fearless and beautiful warrior who seems to be the best of the bunch from the side of good. All is explained by a flying guide that leaves out a lot of key information for someone who just made it into the battlefield.

And that’s it. This is as much as you know, in broad strokes, about Vault’s new comic End After End in its opening issue. It’s one of the many strengths of this first chapter of the story and it’s smartly put together within a sea of questions that’ll surely but slowly reveal their answers in subsequent entries.

Written by Tim Daniel and David Andry with art by Sunando C and colors by Kurt Michael Russell, End After End finds a powerful narrative force in the concept of vagueness, in doing away with exposition so the reader can feel the same kind of confusion and displacement the main character does. The story, as summed up above, presents itself as an adventure playing out in real time without the customary time jumps we’ve come to expect to get from point A to point B. If anything, it stays in point A and makes the reader live in the story’s moment.

End After End #1

It’s a curious thing, time and pacing in comics. Volumes of information can be contained within a single panel, with or without words, but the presence of expository text can keep one from taking in all the things in them. Intentionally playing into vagueness, then, can put a requirement upon the reader to dig even further into each element present in the comics page to find any sort of clue as to the many questions the narrative puts in place. This is the genius of End After End. Daniel, Andry, and Sunando C manage to keep complete control of the pacing of the story by promoting a full reading of each page to hunt for any possible of hint as to what the hell the war at the center of it all is about.

In the absence of information, Daniel, Andry, and Sunando C offer characters with an abundance of personality that anchor the story’s perspective. There’s a palpable sense of discovery that main character Walter embodies that helps to heighten the setting’s sense of scale, doing an impressively quick job of placing us in a grand fantasy war scenario that’s yet to be fully revealed. A lot of this is owed to Walter’s guide, Grink.

An unreliable old man with fairy wings that thrusts a sword and shield into the new foot soldier’s hands, Grink helps to set the tone and sprawling nature of the event early on by being constructed as a pragmatic and urgent voice that offers a lightning fast introduction to the conflict at hand. Sunando C’s design for Grink has a sense of Dungeons & Dragons to it that makes the character come off as familiar and reliable. It’s a great example of how much weight characters are given so they can push the story into different places without being heavy handed.

End After End #1

The same applies for the protagonist and the other soldiers fighting in the background. Everything that’s present in a panel feels necessary to it, purposeful. It invites repeat readings in the hopes certain details missed on the first read become more visible the second or third time around. I would suggest to pay special attention to the soldiers fighting the war and the time periods they represent. It might be crucial to unlocking a few secrets as new issues come along.

Kurt Michael Russell’s colors are surprisingly restrained in parts and explosive in others, creating an environment that is fantastically nightmarish. Big set piece sequences benefit from this as they capture the realness of war despite the fantasy setting. There’s a very real sense of danger here and it makes you fear for Walter and his guide’s safety. Essentially, the colors do more than their part to help tell the story and add even more storytelling dimensions.

In a way, End After End #1 feels like the introductory level of a big budget AAA video game. It drops you right in the middle of the action so you can figure everything out as you go along. The creative team are all on the same page for this, producing a finely tuned narrative that begs to be expanded upon. All of this to say that, for a first issue, End After End #1 is a masterclass in how to start a new series.

Script: Tim Daniel and David Andry Art: Sunando C Colors: Kurt Michael Russell
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10
Recommendation: Buy and read several times. Then sit back and think about it.

Vault Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE review copy


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Vault Announces Door to Door, Night by Night from Cullen Bunn and Sally Cantirino

Vault has announced Door to Door, Night by Night, a chilling new horror series from all-star creators Cullen Bunn and Sally Cantirino, with colors by Dee Cunniffe, letters by Andworld, and designs by Tim Daniel

Door to Door, Night by Night brings you the story of a motley crew, the Heritage Mills door to door sales team, who travel from town to town, knocking on doors. They’re the best at what they do… which also means they’re the worst. They’re broken, each and every one of them, haunted by closets so full of skeletons, they’re bursting. When they discover a terrible secret behind one fateful door, it opens their eyes to a world full of real monsters hidden in every small town.

Door to Door, Night by Night will hit store shelves on November 16th 2022. The entire series will be published with a line of B cover variants by master horror artist, Brian Hurtt.

Vault announces Nightfall: Double Feature

Vault Comics has announced Nightfall: Double Feature, a brand new series of double-sized comics that contain two separate ongoing horror stories from the creators behind House of SlaughterThe Autumnal, The Plot, and Resonant. Grab your popcorn and clamber into your sleeping bag for two tales of terror just like a classic drive-in movie experience.

Feature one is The Cemeterians, written by New York Times Best-Selling author Daniel Kraus, drawn by Ringo Award nominee Maan House, colored by Kurt Michael Russell, and lettered by Andworld Design. After human bones begin growing inside inanimate objects all across the globe, a renegade scientist and brilliant theologian delve into the cemeteries where the bones originated, discovering an otherworldly force tired of being buried in darkness.

Feature two is Denizen, written by Tim Daniel and David Andry, drawn by Chris Shehan, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell.  A family’s cross country road trip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer.

Nightfall: Double Feature #1 will hit store shelves this October, and it will feature three chilling covers by Jason Shawn AlexanderChris Shehan, and Maan House.

A 64-PAGE DOUBLE FEATURE!

Grab your popcorn and clamber into your sleeping bag for two tales of terror from the creative teams of House of SlaughterThe Autumnal, The Plot, and Resonant!

FEATURE ONE: THE CEMETERIANS
After human bones begin growing inside inanimate objects all across the globe, a renegade scientist and brilliant theologian delve into the cemeteries where the bones originated, discovering an otherworldly force tired of being buried in darkness.

FEATURE TWO: DENIZEN
A family’s cross country roadtrip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer.”

Over the Ropes and Show’s End continue in digital, with all-new #1 variants

This summer, Mad Cave Studios continues two series; Over the Ropes: Broken KayFabe and Show’s End: The Second Coming, will return as digital comics, with issue #1 of each print edition featuring variant covers by Will Robson and Tim Daniel.

The first 100 readers to subscribe will receive a variant with their series subscription, and the trade paperback is included; receiving all the digital issues monthly, and at the end of the arc, will have the full volume in your hands.

Over the Ropes: Broken KayFabe

(W) Jay Sandlin (A) Antonio Cosentino
(C) Francesco Segala (L) Justin Birch

Welcome to volume two of Over the Ropes, the 1990’s pro-wrestling series. SFW’s hit TV show, Explode, takes the wrestling world by storm with champion, Phoenix, scoring big ratings while his girlfriend, Courtney, learns the ropes as new wrestler, Scorch. The gloves come off when a rival promotion led by Jason’s estranged father, Buddy Peacock, invades Explode. When Courtney’s injured, Jason must choose between family and fame in a bout with permanent stipulations. When the final bell rings, it’ll be Phoenix vs. Peacock– father vs. son, in a main event crowning a unified champion. Will Phoenix rise again or lose it all in a puff of smoke?

Show’s End: The Second Coming

(W) Anthony Cleveland (A) Jef Sadzinski
(C) Fabi Marques (L) Justin Birch

What’s left of Daxton Rickles’ Circus is now performing on street corners to get by, but a series of mysterious murders surrounding our troop forces them to head south for safety in a town operated and occupied by circus performers.

However, the town is no longer what it once was. It is now ruled by a young, charismatic cult figure named Leviticus “Miss Levy” Jones, who believes those born “deformed” are the only ones truly perfect in the eyes of the creator. The longer the group stays, the more sinister the town is revealed to be.

Meanwhile, a forgotten figure from Loralye’s past lurks in the distance and is coming to reveal her true path. 

Zack Kaplan goes Forever Forward with Scout Comics!

Zack Kaplan has revealed a new project, Forever Forward, coming in August from Scout Comics.

When brilliant young scientist Dr. Lewis Moody accidentally launches himself, his secret longtime crush and three best friends 33 years into the future with his unproven quantum time machine, they find a mysterious message from their future selves: THE ONLY WAY BACK IS FORWARD. Now, as they jump again and again through strange future times, will they one day find the technology to time-travel back, or are they doomed to hopelessly travel forward…forever?

The sci-fi adventure series lands in shows on August 24th. It features art from Arjuna Susini, colors from Brad Simpson, letters from Jim Campbell, and logo/designs from Tim Daniel. Covers for the first issue are by Jacob Phillips, Stefano Simeone, Jahnoy Lindsay, and Ivan Tao.

Robert Wilson IV Joins Barbaric for Harvest Blades

Vault has announced that legendary artist Robert Wilson IV has come on board as artist for the Barbaric one-shot, Barbaric: The Harvest Blades

Robert Wilson IV is the co-creator and artist of Heartthrob with writer Christopher Sebela and colorist Nick Filardi. He also co-created Knuckleheads with Brian Winkeler and Like A Virus with Ken Lowery. Additionally, he was the artist for Bitch Planet #3. He is also active in the poster community making concert posters for bands such as Metallica, The Mountain Goats, Death from Above 1979, and The Sword, among others.

Barbaric: The Harvest Blades will hit store shelves on June 29th. It is written by Michael Moreci, drawn by Robert Wilson IV, colored by Addison Duke, lettered by Jim Campbell, and designed by Tim Daniel.

Like a punch in the privates, BARBARIC is back! Bloodier and more irreverent than ever. In this one-shot, Owen, the barbarian cursed to do good, is forced out of hiding and back to his old B.S.! A whole bunch of violence, ethically approved, of course, by his moral compass, the talking Axe! Find out for yourself why Entertainment Weekly, Thrillist, Screen Rant, and a whole bunch of other people called BARBARIC one of the best comics of 2021.

The first of many one-shots that further explore the world of Barbaric, whose second arc, Axe To Grind, arrives in July!

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