The Autumnal

Following the death of her estranged mother, Kat Somerville and her daughter, Sybil, flee a difficult life in Chicago for the quaint – and possibly pernicious – town of Comfort Notch, New Hampshire. But the town’s obscure history and strange customs make it a struggle, leading to a shocking confrontation. From New York Times best-selling author Daniel Kraus and rising star Chris Shehan comes a haunting vision of America’s prettiest autumn.


“Horror stories have made clowns creepy and this one might do the same for fall foliage.”

New York Times

"primal horror at its absolute finest. Truly gripping stuff."

Big Comic Page

“Deeply unsettling…The Autumnal is like holding Halloween in your hands.”

Comics Beat

“Wow! Super-creepy writing and fantastic art!”

Patton Oswalt

“The Autumnal might be the next fan favorite — the perfect series for the fall season.”

Screen Rant

“It’s Eisner-worthy creating if I’ve ever witnessed it.”

Bleeding Cool (Autumnal #2)

"The Autumnal may have five issues left to go, but I'd take fifty... The Autumnal is one of the best books on shelves, and it has been since its debut."

Bleeding Cool (Autumnal #3)

"There are so many great elements to this eerie comic. Hats off to Writer Daniel Kraus for this incredible story. Artist Chris Shehan and Colorist Jason Wordie have captured the quintessential colors and designs of Autumn, right down to the chilling wind.... Letterer Jim Campbell added dimension with the use of distinctive fonts."

Pastrami Nation

"[Vault is] killing it with a smarter more intelligent horror story and with the undertones we see this’ll remind you of some of the most classic films around."

Reading With a Flight Ring

"The Autumnal will engulf you. It seeps into your bones. The characters are so relatable that we have quickly become invested in their lives. This makes the dangers they face all the more harrowing. We're just getting started with this book, but it's already become one of my favorite comics of the year."

Horror DNA

"[The story] moves at a good pace here...I’m really curious to see where it goes next.

Fandom Post (#4)

"Chris Shehan et Jason Wordie sont toujours impressionnants dans la restitution des émotions et des expressions. Le trait fin du dessinateur se focalise sur ses personnages avec une féroce précision quand le coloriste sublime les planches de sa palette automnale qui offre une impression d’irréalité et de profond tourment. Un vrai plaisir pour les rétines!"

Comic Stories

"There is more to the story, an ending of poetic justice steeped in grief and rage, and it is glorious."

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