These Savage Shores

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. Along These Savage Shores, where the days are scorched and the nights are full of teeth.


“Vault’s series spends much more time with the native culture, showing readers a side of the people often dismissed by the “savage” label.”

The AV Club

“…the mixture of traditional Gothic Horror and Indian mythology works effectively in taking us out of our comfort zone and into a new and intriguing world where nothing is certain and anything can, and probably will, happen..”

Big Comic Page

“Equal parts historical fiction, monster thriller, heart-rending romance. It’s These Savage Shores, the critically-acclaimed new series from Vault Comics that promises to be one of the finer comics experiences you’ll have this year — or, perhaps, any year.”

Doom Rocket

"[Y]ou’ll understand why 'These Savage Shores' borders on a revelation. Writer Ram V, cartoonist, Sumit Kumar, colorist, Vittorio Astone and letterer, Aditya Bidikar combine their talents to interrogate ideas both ticklish and troubling."

The Comics Journal

"Each issue of These Savage Shores has been the best chapter in the story so far, and #3 is no exception. A chapter packed with set pieces and hard-earned big moments, this is a comic that makes me feel unbelievably lucky we have this book. 9.5/10."

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Awards & Accolades


Comicon: “Best Single Comic Issues of 2018”


Batman’s Bookcase: “Top Comics of 2018”


Bleeding Cool: “Best Reviewed Comics of 2018”


2019 Russ Manning Award Nominee (artist Sumit Kumar)


The Beat: “Best Comics of 2019”