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Vault Comics Announces Cult Classic: Creature Feature by Eliot Rahal and John Bivens

Vault Comics has announced that Eliot Rahal‘s Cult Classic shared universe is expanding with a brand new series, Cult Classic: Creature Feature. 

A revenge story set during the apocalypse, Cult Classic: Creature Feature is a love letter to B-movie madness written by Eliot Rahal, drawn by John Bivens, colored by Hannah Jerrie and Iris Monahan, and designed by Tim Daniel

Eons ago, visitors from outer space buried an item of unimaginable power in the primordial swamps that would one day become King Lake—a quaint little basin on the edge of Whisper, USA. Millions of years later, a comet’s radioactive waves awaken the monster slumbering beneath the lake. As the beast feeds on America’s sweet, delicious youth, brain-slugs infect the quiet town, causing victims to vomit up their kill-hungry, zombified skeletons. But for seventeen-year-old Jarrod Parker, none of that stuff matters much. For him, this isn’t about the Apocalypse. It’s about payback. Nothing—not his friends, not the undead, not even the end of the world—will keep him from vengeance. 

Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1  will debut with a Vault Vintage B Cover honoring Francesco Francavilla’s iconic cover for Afterlife with Archie #1(Archie Comics, 2013).

Cult Classic is a creator-owned shared universe of interwoven stories created and curated by Eliot Rahal that launched in 2018 with Cult Classic: Return to Whisper. Published by Vault Comics, the Cult Classic universe features a wide array of today’s hottest new creators. 

Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1 hits store shelves on October 2019.

Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1
Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1 Vault Vintage Cover

SDCC 2019: Vault Announces Exclusives and Signings

Vault Comics has announced their plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2019, including exclusives, signings, and advance preview copies for attendees. 

Vault is bringing two SDCC 2019 exclusive covers to the show, including a Sera and the Royal Stars #1 variant by the inimitable Kris Anka, and a Resonant #1 variant by star concept artist Dawn Carlos. These covers were produced in partnership with Texas retailer, Space Cadets Collection Collection. A limited number of copies will be available while supplies at the Vault Comics booth #1819. 

Convention attendees who visit the Vault Comics booth will receive a special advanced preview issue of Mall #1 by Gary Dauberman, Michael Moreci, Zak Hartong, Addison Duke, and Jim Campbell.

Vault Comics can be found on the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 show floor at booth #1819. 

VAULT COMICS SDCC 2019 SIGNING SCHEDULE BOOTH #1819

THURSDAY:

  • David Andry (RESONANT) – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Michael Moreci (WASTED SPACE, MALL) – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Jon Tsuei (SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS) – 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Deniz Camp (MAXWELL’S DEMONS) – 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

FRIDAY:

  • David Andry (RESONANT) – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Chris Sebela (TEST) –  1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Jon Tsuei (SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS) – 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Ram V (THESE SAVAGE SHORES) – 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Michael Moreci (WASTED SPACE, MALL)4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SATURDAY

  • Michael Moreci (WASTED SPACE, MALL)11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • David Andry (RESONANT) – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Ram V (THESE SAVAGE SHORES) – 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Deniz Camp (MAXWELL’S DEMONS) – 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
  • Jon Tsuei (SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS) – 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Mags Visaggio (VAGRANT QUEEN) – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SUNDAY: 

  • Jon Tsuei (SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS) – 10:30 am – 11:15 am
  • David Andry (RESONANT) – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Aero #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.

Aero #1 (Marvel) – The character gets her own series with an English translation of her origin and an all-new tale. Great to see this creation become more accessible.

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #3 (DC Comics/IDW Publishing) – The series has been off the wall fun mashing up so much between DC and TMNT. Just sit back and enjoy the fun.

Charlie’s Angels vs. Bionic Woman #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – How has it taken this long for this to happen?

DCeased #3 (DC Comics) – DC doing a zombie story? We had low expectations honestly since the concept has been done so many times before but this series has pleasantly surprised us so far.

Lois Lane #1 (DC Comics) – Lois gets her own series! In an age where journalists are “the enemy,” we’re expecting a lot from this series.

Ignited #2 (Humanoids/H1) – The first issue is fantastic. It’s a world where students seem to be getting powers set in the aftermath of a school shooting. An interesting concept that we want to learn more about.

No One Left to Fight #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – An anime/manga inspired series from Aubrey Sitterson and Fico Ossio about what happens when the hero grows older and there’s just no one left to fight.

Postal: Deliverance #1 (Image Comics/Top Cow Productions) – The new story arc finds Mark struggling with being the Mayor of Eden. A very underrated series about a town filled with criminals that’s worth checking out, especially with this new arc/starting point.

Sea of Stars #1 (Image Comics) – Jason Aaron and Dennis Hallum’s new series about space truckers. The fact Aaron is on board and he can do the amazing long game writing has us excited about this creator-owned series.

Space Bandits #1 (Image Comics/Millarworld) – The new series by Mark Millar with art by Matteo Scalera. It sounds like the heist/betrayal/revenge story but with Millar’s backing by Netflix, this one is a series to watch.

Spencer and Locke 2 #4 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – The second volume wraps up with a bang. If you haven’t been reading this twisted tale, you’ve been missing out. It’s all revealed here and has us hoping for more.

Star Wars: Target Vader #1 (Marvel) – Bounty hunters go after Vader and the concept sounds too awesome to not read.

Test #1 (Vault Comics) – From Christopher Sebela and Jen Hickman, this series is a weird story about the need for liberation and technology.

Thumbs #2 (Image Comics) – The story about technology, revolution, and the government is right up our way and we’re enjoying the hell out of it.

The Walking Dead #193 (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment) – Sounds like this’ll be a big issue! What the hell is going on? We’ll find out Wednesday.

Head to the Bermuda Triangle with New Comic Series Relics of Youth

Vault Comics delves into the secrets that lie in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle in the new comic book series, Relics of Youth. Landing on shelves in September, the fantasy series is co-written by Chad Rebmann and screenwriter Matt Nicholas, with artist Skylar Partridge and letterer Deron Bennett.

Nat Rodrigues keeps dreaming of an island. Soon, the dreams become waking visions. Alone and concerned, Nat manages to locate other teenagers across the globe who share her intense obsession with the unmapped enclave. And then, the strangest part: Every one of them wakes one morning with a mysterious tattoo. A tattoo only the six of them can see. Now, each of them knows – no matter the obstacles in their way – they must discover this unknown paradise.

The series will launch with a Cover A drawn by Skylar Partridge, and a Vault Vintage Cover B drawn by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel. The Vault Vintage cover is an homage to Wes Craig’s cover for Deadly Class #1, the series he co-created with Rick Remender.  

Relics of Youth #1 hits shelves September 25, 2019.

Vault Announces a Surprise Vault Vintage Cover for Sera and the Royal Stars #1

Vault Comics has announced a surprise Vault Vintage variant cover for Sera and the Royal Stars #1. Drawn by Nathan Gooden and designed by Tim Daniel, this Vault Vintage cover pays homage to Curt Swan and and Neal Adams‘ 1969 cover to Adventure Comics #381 from DC Comics.. 

Begun in 2018, the Vault Vintage cover line celebrates the artistic achievements of both modern and legendary comics artists. The back cover of each Vault Vintage cover features a detailed history of the original cover and the creative team who produced. Vault Vintage covers are designed to celebrate the creators and covers they honor, and to ensure readers learn about some of the most important moments in comics history.

Sera and The Royal Stars is an epic fantasy series co-created by writer Jon Tsuei and artist Audrey Mok, with colors by Raul Angulo, letters by Jim Campbell, and design by Tim Daniel

Civil war rages in the Empire of Parsa, and famine has struck. As the seasons refuse to turn, Princess Sera receives a vision from the deity Mitra telling her to find the Royal Stars and restore them to the heavens. Despite her kingdom and her troops’ need of her command, Sera embarks on a quest to find the fallen stars-now trapped on earth-and save her people from dearth and death.

Sera and the Royal Stars #1 hits store shelves on July 17th.

Sera and the Royal Stars #1 vault vintage cover

Regular series covers.

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.

Review: She Said Destroy #1

She Said Destroy #1 variant

Growing up with a West Indian father, I was exposed to many things most children my age were not. It’s something I have passed on to my children, the imparting knowledge of self. The history surrounding people of color tends to be minimized and rarely is expanded by the due it deserves. I remember that in the sixth grade, when my history class got to the American Civil War, the subject of slavery was botched. This made my father realize that he had to teach me about my history because most schools including mine would not. 

This is when I found out that not all African nations were colonized. This is the very reason Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia is so revered by the Rastafari. The nation holds the distinction of “never colonized.” History thought this would cause unrest with allies and make the country a constant target for colonization which Italy attempted to do.

In the debut issue of She Said Destroy,we find one colony in this fantastical world which told their colonizers, “not today.”

We are taken to solar system where the Goddess Of The Sun, Brigid, has made all the inhabitants worship her alone except for one colony. This colony are followers of the Goddess Of Death Morrigan, Brigid’s sister and the only other God left. She has seen all their siblings, also gods, die at Brigid’s hands and gradually be forgotten by their believers. Of course, Brigid will not let sleeping dogs lie. She takes the fight to Morrigan, by deploying her light knights, only to be surprised by the witches of Fey, who protects Morrigan and everyone in her world. Setting up conflict and action in an intrigueing world.

Overall, an excellent debut that dives into a world where fantastical beings are abound and a sibling rivalry looks to be even more fatal than any of their followers could have anticipated. The story by Joe Corallo is action packed, dense and intelligent. The art by the creative team is stunning and glowing. Altogether, a story that feels like Star Wars,reads like The Wicked + Divine, and is a beautiful beast all its own.

Story: Joe Corallo
Art: Liana Kangas, Rebecca Nalty and Melanie Ujimori
Story:10 Art:9.3 Overall:9.6 Recommendation: Buy

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Spencer & Locke 2 #2

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.

Ascender #2 (Image Comics) – Did you read the first issue? If you did, you know why this is on our list. The follow up to Descender does for magic and fantasy what that series did for sci-fi.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo team again for Batman’s final story.

Doomsday Clock #10 (DC Comics) – We’ve already read the issue and this is what we’ve been waiting for. A ho-hum event finally gets good and there’s honestly some fantastic stuff explored here.

Heroes in Crisis #9 (DC Comics) – We’ve already read this one too and while it doesn’t quite stick the landing it is a decent ending to this rocky event.

Killer Groove #1

Killer Groove #1 (Aftershock) – It’s rock ‘n’ roll crime set in the 70s and the mix of music and crime alone has us excited to check this out.

Sham #1 (Source Point Press) – It’s public domain comics rewritten for our entertainment.

She Said Destroy #1 (Vault Comics) – Goddesses and their worshippers battle!

Spencer & Locke 2 #2 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – This series has been rocking it in its second volume which ups the action and has one hell of a villain.

Star Trek: Year Five #2 (IDW Publishing) – Are you a Star Trek fan? We are, and we’re finally getting our fifth year of the mission!!!

Stranger Things: Six #1 (Dark Horse) – The popular series comes to comics and we’re intrigued to see how comics expands the world and characters.

Superman: Leviathan Rising Special #1 (DC Comics) – This seems like it’s going to be a pretty big deal as far as a storyline.

This Was Our Pact (First Second) – Stand by Me meets My Neighbor Totoro in this astonishing, magical-realist adventure story for middle-grade readers. Yeah, we’re sold on that description.

Voracious: Appetite For Destruction #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – If you haven’t read the previous two volumes, you’re missing out. This series has some solid twists and turns about a chef whose secret incredients are dinosaurs. We’re not ruining it.

Wailing Blade #1 (Comixtribe) – We backed this series on Kickstarter as it reminded us a bit of Battlechasers in the exaggerated fantasy style. It’s some fun action in an oversized first issue.

X-Men: Grand Design – X-Tinction #1 (Marvel) – Ed Piskor continues his amazing take on the X-Men’s history.

Magdalene Visaggio and Jason Smith’s Vagrant Queen Heads to Syfy

Vagrant Queen #1

Another comic is coming to the small screen as Vagrant Queen is getting a live action adaptation. The television series is based on the comic from writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Jason Smith. The comic series is published by Vault Comics. The show will premiere on Syfy in 2020 with as 10-episode one-hour series.

The show is being produced by Blue Ice Pictures. It features an all-female team of writers and directors with Jem Garrard as creator and showrunner.

Adriyan Rae has been cast in the lead role of Elida, Tim Rozon as Isaac, and Paul du Toit as the menacing Commander Lazaro.

An official synopsis for the show has been released:

Vagrant Queen follows Elida from child queen to orphaned outcast, as she scavenges the treacherous corners of the galaxy, always one step ahead of the Republic government out to extinguish her bloodline. When her old friend Isaac shows up claiming her mother Xevelyn is still alive, they head off with their new ally, Amae, to stage a rescue that will take her back into the perilous heart of her former kingdom and up against a deadly foe from her childhood, Commander Lazaro.

Executive producing the television series are Lance Samuels and Daniel Iron as well as F.J. DeSanto and Damian Wassel of Vault Comics. Mika Collins and Mariko Tamaki are on board as writers. Confirmed directors so far include Garrard and Danishka Esterhazy.

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