The Devil’s Red Bride

16th century Japan. The fates of warlords ebb and flow like tides of blood, none more than the Aragami Clan who follow their lord clad in the ‘Red Devil’ mask into every battle. But when Lord Aragami succumbs to illness, his daughter, the fierce Ketsuko, hatches a plot to save her people, no matter the cost…

Years later, as Ketsuko wanders the heaving battlefields of her ruined homeland, she discovers a chance to avenge the terrible wrong done to her clan, even if it means stepping back onto a road steeped in slaughter.


"From the first page, The Devil’s Red Bride #1 delivers exactly what you’d expect from a samurai tale set in 16th century Japan. Epic battle panels filled with blood, a story steeped in history, and a war-torn world with all sides fighting to hold onto their honor. What sets Vault Comics’ “brutal samurai grindhouse epic” apart from other stories in this genre is just how layered and visually impressive the whole experience is."

Comics Beat

"Vault is no stranger to quality storytelling in their comics and The Devil’s Red Bride #1 feels like yet another example of the level of execution you can expect from the publisher. The entire creative team including Powell on letters has tapped into a unique feel for the story that offers something different than almost anything else out right now."

Comic Watch

"Sebastian Girner delivers a solid story for this with good character exploration and some background coming to the surface that fits and flows well."

Fandom Post (#3)

“[There’s] something intriguing about the story and the use of bargaining with the devil, something incredible about the horrors of it all.”

Wandering Nerdgirl (#3)

"The execution is flawless, for me. It’s familiar but new, with just enough darkness to really seal the deal."

Wandering Nerdgirl (#4)

"Girner has pulled it off well so far...Bivens’ artwork continues to delight."

Fandom Post (#4)

"Sebastian Girner does what every writer should do – reveal character at key moments, answer one question and then ask another, and lead the reader to a denouement that leaves them hungry for the next issue."

Major Spoilers (Issue #4)

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