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Vault Comics: Storming the Social Media


Seeing more and more posts about a new publisher taking assault social media, I wondered: is Vault Comics appearing from nowhere or was I living under a rock the whole time?

Truth is, Vault Comics has been around for a couple of years now, since its creation in 2016 by a family of passionate members. They specialize in the publication of Science-Fiction and Fantasy stories, something really popular right now I find.

But what makes Vault original and why are they suddenly becoming all the rage right now?

In my opinion, I think it’s all about branding. I was hooked as soon as I saw the homage cover for SAGA with their first number of their new series SHE SAID DESTROY. I love a good homage cover and was completely over the moon to learn they were launching a Vintage Cover line to honor iconic stories to all the first number of their new series.

Another one of my personal favorite cover: TEST, honoring TRANSMETROPOLITAN.

I think it speaks volumes when a publisher is ready to go out there and proudly say ‘’This comic from this other publisher and creative team is one of the greatest of all time’’. Because we need to celebrate those stories who inspired others, those creations who helped build the universe we are passionate about. It is important to not forget about masterpieces. 

Vault charmed me with their honesty: by acknowledging those who preceded them and by praising the impact those previous creations had on their own, they revealed their authentic love for comics. And that is something I truly missed about comics recently. 

I’ve been having a hard time recently with overpriced titles, local comic store who just don’t show they care, taking advantage of the hype to make money over titles, etc. I was craving for some authenticity. I was craving for someone to show up and tell me ‘’Don’t worry, I care about comics. I care about readers.’’ And that is the vibe Vault had been throwing out there since a couple of months. 

Behind every Vintage Cover, there’s a brief description about the honored comic and the creative team behind it. I appreciated that since not everyone knows everything about comics. It helps new readers to confidently go out there and discover amazing and inspiring stories.

But what about VAULT? What about what THEY published? Is it any good?

My answer is YES.

I’ve been addicted to SHE SAID DESTROY ever since I’ve finished the first number (you can always go check out the review I did about it if you’re curious). 

I also fell in love with HEATHEN recently and will tell you why in an upcoming review. 

I also wanted to share with you my VAULT COMICS Wishlist and titles I am most excited about:

SERA & THE ROYAL STARS

Came out July 17th 

“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.”

THE PLOT

Coming out September 25th

“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.”

RESONANT

Came out July 31th