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Vault Comics Announce Line of Vault Vintage Covers for Every New #1 in 2019

Vault Comics announced the first issue for each new series will feature a unique Vault Vintage homage variant cover. Each Vault Vintage cover will be drawn and designed by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel. Vault Vintage variants will be open order variants.

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.

Below are three examples of Vault Vintage covers that will be out this year:

QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS #1 Vault Vintage cover pays tribute the Michael William Kaluta’s famous cover to the 1981 Madam Xanadu one-shot.

QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS #1 Vault Vintage

SHE SAID DESTROY #1 Vault Vintage cover pays tribute to Fiona Staples’ cover for Saga #8, the series she co-created with writer Brian K. Vaughan.

SHE SAID DESTROY #1 Vault Vintage

TEST #1 Vault Vintage cover pays tribute to Geoff Darrow’s cover to Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan #1.

TEST #1 Vault Vintage

Chris Sebela and Jen Hickman Want to Test Comics

Vault Comics has announced TEST, a brand new sci-fi series by Eisner Award nominated writer Chris Sebela, artist Jen Hickman, colorist Harry Saxon, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.   

TEST follows Aleph Null, An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood—where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades.

TEST#1 will receive a Vault Vintage variant cover that pays homage to Transmetropolitan, the immensely influential Vertigo series by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. The Vault Vintage variant cover is drawn and designed by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel. 

TEST #1 hits store shelves on June 26th, 2019. The official synopsis is below: 

Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood—where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades.

From Eisner-nominated Chris Sebela (Crowded, High Crimes) and Jen Hickman (Moth & Whisper) comes the story of a town out of time, full of mysteries, and populated by guinea pigs in need of liberation by the misfit least likely to be their savior.

Test #1

Vault Comics Launches Vault Lines, Deluxe Black and White Special Editions, with These Savage Shores

Vault Comics has announced that, after extremely high demand, These Savage Shores #1 will receive a very special printing as part of the new Vault Lines series of deluxe black-and-white special edition issues highlighting the astonishing original inks from Vault artists.

Printed on deluxe heavyweight paper, Vault Lines introduces a brand-new presentation venue to the growing Vault catalogue which aims to spotlight the artists of some of our most successful titles in a series of pristine black and white editions.

One of the most critically-acclaimed comics of the year, These Savage Shores is written by Ram V, drawn by Sumit Kumar, colored by Vitorio Astone, and lettered by Aditya Bidikar.

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.

These Savage Shores #1 Vault Lines Edition will hit store shelves on March 27, 2019. Stores can order the issue by using the Diamond Order Code: JAN198618.

These Savage Shores #1 Vault Lines Edition

Vault Comics Announces a $25,000 of Support for Local Comic Shop Community Events

Vault has announced its new Bound: Comics and Community initiative. Under this initiative, Vault will provide comic shops with up to $25,000.00 (retail value) worth of product to support a variety of community engagement events throughout 2019.

Vault is especially interested in supporting events that promote literacy, create safe spaces for community interaction, engage younger readers, or help local business communities thrive. Any comic shop with a Diamond account is eligible to apply.

To have your event considered, shops should complete the following form.

Vault plans to contribute to a wide-variety of events, and interested retailers are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Vault will select events to sponsor on a case-by-case basis, at its sole discretion. Applying does not guarantee selection.

Vault Bound Comics & Community

Preview: Fearscape #4

Fearscape #4

Writing: Ryan O’Sullivan
Cover: Andrea Mutti & Vladimir Popov
Pencils/Inks: Andrea Mutti
Colours: Vladimir Popov
Lettering: Deron Bennet of Andworld Design
Publisher: Vault Comics
Price: $3.99
Pages: 32

After the tragic events of the third issue, the villainous Henry Henry finds himself… No! The advertising copy provided here by the publisher will not do! The events of our third chapter (please refrain from calling them issues) are hardly tragic. Our brave hero bested two villains, yet his reward is to be libeled against in marketing copy?

Fearscape #4

Vault Comics Becomes a Final Order Cut-Off Publisher and Gets a New Section in Previews

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On the two-year anniversary of its first book hitting shelves, Vault Comics has announced that they will be included in Diamond‘s Final Order Cut-Off order system for retailers. Items listed in the February 2019 Previews catalog will be the first offerings listed in the Final Order Cut-Off system.

In the announcement, the publisher said this is the first of several initiatives from them this year to support retailers.

Also beginning in the February 2019 Previews catalog, Vault Comics will now have it’s own section listing the publisher’s monthly offerings.

The Final Order Cut-Off date — normally a Monday, except under special circumstances like holidays — is the date on which some Vendors commit to a print/production run for a title/product. Initial Orders and Reorders for items carrying an FOC date may be increased or decreased by this date. FOC dates are subject to change; such changes (and subsequent adjustments to the affected item’s ship date) are regularly announced in all Diamond publications.

Retailers may adjust orders for all items from participating Vendors on the Final Order Cut-Off section of the Retailer Services Website’s FOC Weekly Adjust or Monthly Adjust pages in the Orders section. Premier Vendor titles are color-coded by publisher (Vault Comics is found in the green section) for easy reference. Customers may also adjust their orders by contacting their Diamond Retailer Services Representative.

Vault Comics Announces Open Design Submissions for their YA Graphic Novel Bonding

Co-created by writer Matthew Erman and artist Emily Pearson, Bonding is a YA graphic novel about two people who fall in love. It just happens that in this world, humans are made to ‘bond’ with strange alien-like parasites that hang onto their chests like weird leeches or sea-slugs. Your health, emotions, preferences, and tastes can be reflected in the way your slug looks.

Bonding comes from Vault Comics’ young readers imprint Myriad Books. To celebrate the project, Vault Comics and the Bonding creative team created a special “Chapter 0” comic that not only introduces reader to the story, but invites the public to submit their own illustrations for how they think their own slugs would look.   

Using the templates provided online as a starting point, everyone from young readers to the young-at-heart can design their own slug and submit it to Vault Comics for potential inclusion in the book itself. For more information on how to submit your designs head to the Vault website.

In addition to being about love, the book also touches on mental health, self-perception, anxiety, and more, as all of these thoughts are displayed through your parasite for everyone to see. It’s important for YA audiences to be able to talk about these concepts and emotions.

Bonding will be released on February 5th, 2020. Design submissions are upon from now until September 13th, 2019.

Check out a preview of the series below.

Bonding Chapter #0

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.


Donny Cates and Dylan Burnett’s Interceptor Comes to Vault Comics

Vault Comics has announced the acquisition of Interceptor, the best-selling sci-fi comic book series by the superstar creative team of writer Donny Cates and artist Dylan Burnett.

Interceptor #1 will return to print as as a gold-level Free Comic Book Day selection in May 2019. Following FCBD, in June 2019, the long-awaited collected edition of Incterceptor will be available in trade paperback for the first time.Previously, Vault Comics also published Reactor, the second volume in a planned trilogy for InterceptorReactor will also see its completion and release of its collected edition in 2019.

Poli has a mech suit and a mission. Weep has machine guns and a temper. Together they lead a band of freedom fighters on a planet populated exclusively by blood-sucking vampires. A planet called Earth. Donny Cates and Dylan Burnett bring you neon-drenched, blood-soaked, all-out vampire warfare. #DeathBeforeUndead

Interceptor #1

Preview: Fearscape #3

Fearscape #3

Writing: Ryan O’Sullivan
Cover: Andrea Mutti & Vladimir Popov
Pencils/Inks: Andrea Mutti
Colours: Vladimir Popov
Lettering: Deron Bennet of Andworld Design
Publisher: Vault Comics
Price: $3.99
Pages: 32

From Ryan O’Sullivan, Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, and Deron Bennet comes FEARSCAPE. The Fearscape is a world beyond our own, populated by the manifestations of our greatest fears. Once per generation, The Muse travels to Earth, discovers our greatest Storyteller, and takes them with her to the Fearscape to battle these fear-creatures on our behalf. All has been well for eons, until The Muse encounters Henry Henry—a plagiarist with delusions of literary grandeur. Mistaking him for our greatest Storyteller, she ushers him into the Fearscape. A fake man in a fake land…this is the story of the wrong person answering the call to adventure, and the doom that followed.

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