Vault Comics

JABberwocky is now handling foreign rights for all titles published by Vault Comics, a comic book publisher founded in 2016.

Vault publishes original, creator-owned science fiction and fantasy comics.

Creating science fiction and fantasy is, essentially, about imagining and experiencing the new, the bizarre, the unimagined. In the realm of science fiction and fantasy, creators can break the established order, dissolve conceptions of social identity, and give voices to the silenced. They can ask hard questions, and if they are brave, venture bold answers.

Vault Comics was named one of Multiversity Comics’ Best Publishers of 2019 as well as AIPT’s Best Publisher of 2019.

Learn more about Vault.

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Reviews

Comic Book Series

Human Remains
"Human Remains might be the scariest Vault series to date."

Gate Crashers

"The art is excellent – showing emotions and lack of emotions well. The attacks seem frenzied and bloody with no remorse – a great mix throughout."

3 Million Years

World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw
"World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw #1 thrills, terrifies and ups the stakes. Plus, it is delivering the fruits of some fantastic character work and design into a visually enchanting issue."

Comic Watch

Deadbox
"New or old Vault Comics horror fans will be fighting to obtain a copy of DEADBOX."

Gatecrashers

"Deadbox is an incredibly smart comic that finds a lot to be scared of in stupidity, but also a lot to laugh at. The first issue of the series stands on the strength of its sharp wit and its visual comedy."

Graphic Policy

"The 'twists' in the tale add a level of darkness and enjoyability to yet another Vault Comics hit."

Comic Crusaders

"Deadbox #1 sets the stage of the assured creepiness and horror that may come from the deadbox and leaves this reader ready for issue #2!"

You Promised Me Comics

"A striking, skin-crawlingly effective first issue"

SYFY Wire

"The finest bit of social satire Mark Russell has ever written and one of the best anthologies of weird tales since the original Twilight Zone. It is a must read for all fans of quality comics."

Kabooooom

"This continues to be an interesting read and builds on this little universe."

3 Million Years (Volume #2)

"Very smart stuff, and the team of artist Benjamin Tiesma and colorist Vladimir Popov are knocking it out of the park. Books like this continue to make 2021 the best year yet for publisher Vault Comics."

Comics Bookcase (Volume #2)

"If you like your parody and social commentary with a slap and an evil grimace, you’ll like Deadbox!"

The Fanboy Factor (Volume #2)

The Last Book You’ll Ever Read
"The art was beautiful and haunting, with just the right amount of gore. The colors are gorgeous and really set the tone. The lettering is fantastic. Vault Comics never fails to put out books with exceptional teams that truly bring a vision to life."

Wandering Nerd Girl

"You should definitely pick up The Last Book You’ll Ever Read...This creative team is on quite the tear, and you’ll want to experience this horror epic while the blood is still warm."

Blakes Buzz

"THE LAST BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ #1 is an excellent view of a society coming apart at the seams when giving just the right push. The art is strong. The writing is stronger."

Comical Opinions

"The Last Book you’ll Ever Read #1 is a devilishly good read as Bunn, Leiz and Co. offer up an addictively mysterious comic. With an interesting concept, characters and art to kill for, if this comic is the last book you’ll ever read then you could do a lot worse!"

Pipedream Comics

Barbaric
"Barbaric number one really does have that it factor that makes me very excited to read more. There’s tons of bloody action, humor, smart ideas, and some heart. This is without question the best debut I've read this year."

Panel Patter

"[BARBARIC] is a book I am certain will be a massive breakout hit."

Comics Bookcase

"BARBARIC is the best new comic of 2021 and a must-read for all fans of fantasy and action comics."

Kabooooom

"It is boisterous in its style, brutal in its combat, inventive in its plotting, and consistently hilarious amidst all of that."

Comic Book

"A visually stunning, incredibly funny, action-packed bloody tale."

Comic Book Yeti

"A raucous and rambunctious read."

The Fanboy Factor

"This is a highly entertaining book with some absolutely spectacular writing, witty dialogue and fantastic interior artwork."

Reading With A Flight Ring

"The high-energy conclusion of the first volume of Barbaric has us hungry for more!"

Gate Crashers (Volume #3)

"Owen makes one last stand against the abbot's minions in this arc finale that will leave you breathless!"

Lotus and Comics (Volume #3)

Blue Flame
"The Blue Flame is the real deal, and a series for readers who are hungry for complex storytelling with superheroes. It takes the wonderment of John Carter and the relatability and banality of real life and crushes it into a dynamic and nimble thought-provoking first issue. It has that talk-amongst-friends vibe comics fans rarely get and the accessibility for casual or even non-comics readers. It’s the kind of comic we don’t get enough of."

AIPT Comics (Volume #1)

"Cantwell’s most radical choice is his framing of Sam as most heroic when he is most human. None of us can fly or save the world alone, but we can be better siblings or more attentive partners. In his most dire moments, Sam is relearning what it means to be human."

AIPT Comics (Volume #4)

"This is a strong compelling opening salvo of an issue that brilliantly uses the sci-fi pulp superhero idea as a gateway to tell the very real story of someone that has to deal with the consequences of a horrible tragedy in real life in an exceptionally unique way. If you like brilliant art and clever storytelling this is one to pick up."

Comic Watch

"The Blue Flame is a supremely confident, deliberate, and interesting comic. Every element of craft in this book is not only well-done but deployed in a way that serves a greater unified narrative, one that gets at the heart of the intersection of the fantastic and the tragic. It’s brilliant work."

Comics Bookcase

"Vault Comics has another interstellar hit with The Blue Flame if its opening issue is anything to go by. With some gorgeous art that shows off both sides of this character’s world and a great story which will leave readers engrossed in the mystery, Cantwell, Gorham and the team have gotten this Superhero thriller the best possible start, one you’ll definitely want to travel the stars with."

Pipedream Comics

"For Vault Comics’ first foray into superhero stories, this is a compelling narrative that has set up some very interesting questions combining an Everyman vigilante with a cosmic dilemma. It’s an incredible creative team and if it isn’t yet on your pull list, it should be."

Gatecrashers

"The writing from Christopher Cantwell is excellent and every single artistic and design element of the comic is really top notch... It all comes together seamlessly in this fantastic, big, ambitious, heartfelt comic. You need to get on board The Blue Flame."

Panel Patter

"BLUE FLAME is is MORE. This is an indie superhero book that could stand out against the big two. This is a powerful story that’s just beginning, and sure to take comic readers by storm."

Wandering Nerdgirl (Volume #1)

"Nominate this series for awards. Make it a classic that everyone shares with their comic book loving friends and recommends in shops. The Blue Flame is easily one of the best books of 2021, with a gripping story that makes us look at ourselves as humans. It’s exceptionally well written and emotionally impactful."

Wandering Nerdgirl (Volume #4)

"If you love Indie books, you should have by now checked out Vault Comics. I don’t think I have ever read a poor comic or been disappointed by their product. Clever, well observed with a focus on the frailties of the human spirit, Vault encourage writers and artist to develop their idea whilst not mandating any one particular editorial model. The freshness of their books are as refreshing as they are entertaining."

Comic Crusaders

"The grittiness of Earth and the more classic superheroics we see on the cosmic end both work superbly...the Blue Flame is easily among my favourite series this year."

Bigger Than Capes

"The Blue Flame is no mere deconstruction of superhero tropes, but rather a complex psychedelic interrogation of the human condition."

CBR.com

Witchblood
"Witchblood #1 is a fun, splashy start to a stylish series."

AV Club

"Want a chaotic, fun time? Witchblood is just the levels of chaos you need in your life."

Wandering Nerdgirl

"Witchblood is the most beautiful form of a passion project...This comic really is something special, not just for fans of witchcraft and vampires, but for anyone who loves colour, representation, and the craft done right."

The Valkyries

"A bit dusty, a lot groovy. From Vault Comics."

Fanboy Factor

"A mixtape in comic form, that blends familiar lore, with the roughness of the Wild West...the creative team has successfully given us a character who although vulnerable, packs some serious attitude, you can’t help but root for her, and with the dangers she has stumbled upon and the revelation of her WITCHBLOOD, we are on our way to be treated to some action-packed, magic in the making."

Geek Network

" Though the combination might seem odd at first, the result is so unique and fun that comic readers have more than enough reason to pay attention....Witchblood #1 marks a strong start to a series with a protagonist worth paying attention to."

Screen Rant

"Witchblood #1 represents a stellar creative team firing on all cylinders."

Comics Beat

"Loud and brash and high-energy, the kind of thing that makes readers yearn to see what will come next...[packed with] gripping, stylish thrills."

Women Write About Comics

Hollow Heart
"This book is like The Shape of Water, but with queer leads. A monster love story we can all fall in love with."

Wandering Nerd Girl

"Love, horror, and bio-suit sludge monsters."

AIPT

"This is a story that immediately grapples your attention and there are lots of fascinating threads and themes, and I really cannot recommend this enough. This is one of the coolest starts to a sci-fi story I’ve read in a minute, and this should be a must add to your pull for a wide gamut of fans."

Black Nerd Problems

"That Paul & Paul are bringing us this unique look at a science fiction tale that doesn’t fit any mold that I know of is exceedingly well done."

Reading With a Flight Ring

"Paul Allor (Guardians of the Galaxy) beautifully navigates both authentic relationships and an engaging story."

Bleeding Cool

The Picture of Everything Else
"This is another absolutely stunning debut from Vault Comics; a literary horror series that provides a visceral, haunting depiction of what happens when you change the world through art, and I absolutely cannot recommend it highly enough."

Big Comic Page

"The plot moves in an interesting branch from the material from which it was inspired. The art is wonderful and perfectly fitting for the setting. But most importantly, the story doesn’t erase the gay subtext of the original. Instead, it becomes much more overt and visible, and the story is stronger for it. I am excited to see where the story goes next, and if you’re a fan of gothic horror, you should be too."

But Why Tho?

“Kishore Mohan's light linework and sumptuous watercolors are the kind you want to dive right into...the big horror moments land with aplomb and gusto.”

Games Radar

"A blood-stained love letter to Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Everything Else immerses readers into the dark undercurrent that pulsed beneath the most well-known literary works of the Victorian era. A masterwork of modern Horror and a must-read series, The Picture of Everything Else is not to be missed."

The Brazen Bull

"I had high hopes for this first issue, and I was completely blown away. This is the sort of beautifully written horror that you crave in life. Decadent and exceptionally written, which is no surprise with Dan Watters writing it. There’s something about the way the story is told that you feel like you’re being drawn into the events alongside the characters. You’re helpless and intrigued and cannot look away from what’s unfolding. It’s SO GOOD."

Wandering Nerd Girl

"Magic and art go back a very long way and a title like this really hits a sweet spot on multiple levels.... Walters has a solid idea here and interesting characters from the start forced into hard choices while Mohan’s artwork is just fantastic through and through. It’s a great pairing that results in a strong opening book with a lot of potential."

The Fandom Post

"The Picture of Everything #2 is an issue you will not want to put down after picking up. The story is always twisting and introducing new characters and events to hook the reader, the art is utterly magnificent, and the lettering takes steps to enhance the read. There are so many reasons to love this issue and so few reasons not. The series is one I would definitely recommend putting on your pull list."

Monkeys Fighting Robots

"There is so much intimacy in the writing, keeping the reader feeling like they’re part of what’s unfolding, and keeps you emotionally invested in what is happening. The eerie feeling of looming danger for the Marcel haunts you, while the heartbreaking struggles he’s been through devastate you."

Wandering Nerd Girl

I Walk With Monsters
"I Walk With Monsters #1 is a perfect first issue that demands to be read. From the first page, it does everything right and never slips up after it."

Comics Bookcase

"Like other creator-owned books from Vault, “I Walk with Monsters” takes a lot of risks. It’s rewarding to experience an independent comic that evokes so much emotion in so few pages, and is a good example that when done right, comics are an optimal medium for sharing horror stories."

Instellar Intersection

"A strong and harrowing tale which deals with real life issues and dabbles in the world of supernatural beings."

Caffeinated Critique

"Special praise must go to Cantirino, who has created a world as ugly and dirty as the psychology being examined in I Walk With Monsters #1. Cantirino brings out an earthiness to the setting that indicates the messy state of Jacey’s life.... I Walk With Monsters #1 isn’t what you’d call entertaining. It is, however, exceptionally well written. Cornell eschews that blood and thunder a book like this might evoke in the hands of lesser writers."

Major Spoilers

"An engaging, unexpected opening sequence that captivates the reader and establishes the tone, mood, and themes of the series so seemingly effortlessly that you know Cornell and Cantirino put in a lot of effort to tell the story."

Black Nerd Problems

“With engrossing writing of both story and dialogue and beautifully appealing visuals, Vault have picked themselves up yet another winner here.”

Pipedream Comics

"I WALK WITH MONSTERS is a suspenseful tale that sincerely explores the physical and mental damage monsters can inflict on their prey."

Comic Book Yeti

"The art is so fascinating to me. A lot of it feels very realistic. Then we have aspects like the man Jacey has been after, looking like a monster more than a man, or David’s beast, which is a beautiful shadowy creature. The colors are beautiful. The lettering is great, as always."

Wandering Nerdgirl

A Dark Interlude
"A Dark Interlude charges forward into The Fearscape, with Henry Henry a bit sidelined relative to the series’ past. This adds up to a confident and intriguing follow-up (not a sequel!) to Vault’s literary ego sendup comic, one that is not to be missed."

Comics Bookcase

"To call A DARK INTERLUDE a triumph is a predictable understatement. With the crew back together, it was no wonder this comic was so good. If Fearscape was a sellout success, A DARK INTERLUDE won’t be far behind."

The Valkyries

"If you loved the first Fearscape, then this is another tour-de-force read that continues the first book’s gloriously ambitious tone and even takes it up a notch.... A Dark Interlude is another indie masterpiece from Vault Comics and the reason why we keep harping on about how good they are as a publisher!"

PipeDream Comics

“Andrea Mutti and Vladamir Popov once again bringing these amazingly creative characters to life...[A DARK INTERLUDE completely sucks you into the world of fantasy and mystery.”

Caffeinated Critique

"O’Sullivan’s got some really neat and creative writing tricks going on here to tell the tale as he wants to and Mutti’s artwork delivers in spades across the board."

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GIGA
"This really is a series for fans of the weirder side of comic books and science-fiction. In terms of detail drenched worlds, comic fans can't do much better than Giga #1."

Screen Rant

"GIGA #1 reads like the beginning of something exciting. It feels like a well-thought-out sci-fi series that is bound to reward its readers over time."

AV Club

"Giga #1 is a job well done in every aspect, with a story that intrigues and creates the feeling that the deeper we invest with every issue, the more it will reward. It feels like a peek into a fully-formed society in the future, and Paknadel impresses with his balance between small doses of exposition and restraint."

Bleeding Cool

"The visuals are soaring, the characters complex and human, and the struggles feel immediate in spite of their alien setting. This is more than a good pitch, it’s the rare idea that delivers upon the promises of grand ideas with a well told story and I, for one, am ready to read more."

Comicbook

"Alex Paknadel continues to impress with this book."

Comic Crusaders

"It's Shakespeare. An Empire on the brink. It's tragic. Above all, 'Giga' is ambitious storytelling."

Nine Panel Press

The Devil’s Red Bride
"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)

The Autumnal
“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."

Major Spoilers

Heavy
"Heavy #1 is a win for Max Bemis, Eryk Donovan, and the whole team, reimagining a version of the afterlife that offers reward for hard work and, it seems from that final page, punishment when authority is questioned."

Bleeding Cool

"I came away from Heavy #1 completely blown away. I went in expecting a standard anti-hero knock off and found my expectations wonderfully subverted."

Comics Bookcase

"...the book is filled with quick and hilarious dialogue that keeps the pace of the story flowing at a solid pace....While the artwork in the series is incredible, it’s the words the characters speak that really shine."

Pastrami Nation

"Heavy continues to be a really fun series...The artwork continues to be strong as I like seeing how many different versions of Moore that Donovan can put out there."

Fandom Post (#4)

"Packed full of sex, action and drama, Heavy continues to be one of the very best comics on the shelves."

Caffeinated Critique

Shadow Service
"If you enjoy some of the darker books from the Big Two that dive into the world of magic, demons and witches (bring on the Hellblazer comparisons!) this is definitely worth a read. As for me, it follows the script of what I like from the first issue of a brand new series—introducing the characters, showcasing some bonkers imagery, and leaving me on a cliffhanger that screams 'I dare you to come back and see where all this leads!'"

Comic Book

"Shadow Service #2 improves on the already solid first issue in every way and is perfect for fans of urban fantasy and detective stories like The Dresden Files and Joss Whedon's Angel. The world and its characters are every bit as interesting as the protagonists of some of the literary world's long-running, best-selling urban fantasy series, so one can only hope that Shadow Service can keep going."

Bleeding Cool

"Dynamic, moody, atmospheric, confrontational...If you’re up for dark magic and spooky subterfuge, give this one a try!"

The Fanboy Factor

"The developing mystery is more than enough to hold the audience’s interest while the series is still in its early issues, and the rapid succession of new creepy crawly monsters is always a blast to see."

AIPT Comics

"A wild ride with loads of truths revealed, and sides taken. Issue #5 of Shadow Service is incredibly written, with all the plot twists and allegiance turns you could ever hope for. The story has been consistently excellent with Shadow Service and I absolutely love it."

Wandering Nerd Girl

"A turbulent, twisty story [with] a determined and resourceful protagonist."

Blue Book Baloon

"If you love witches, magic, mystery, a great and complex main character...then this is the comic for you! I highly recommend it!"

Read to Ramble

"a delectable slice of deception. This is a comic about magic and mystery which is in perfect synergy with the actual story being told as we witness turn after turn and never quite know what is going to happen next... the story twists and turns and grips me on every page. The artwork continues to impress me by creating new and interesting characters."

Caffeinated Critique

"The magical world and the magic in it is really a strength of the art...very interesting indeed."

Bigger Than Capes

"The layouts are really strong and the flow of the story through everything highlights a great way to bring it all to light and keep the reader engaged."

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Vampire: The Masquerade
"It’s a fun enough story for newcomers like myself and surely captures enough depth for longtime fans, making it a worthwhile purchase for anyone looking for a great new vampire comic to sink their teeth into. While it’s Cecily’s character that will pull me back in for more as she deals with the unraveling situation within the vampires of the twin cities and this mysterious Alejandra, there is enough stellar artwork and intricate plotting to keep nearly any reader deeply engaged."

Comic Watch

"Seeley creates a comic here that evokes classic Vertigo comics on every page, with a world that is complex and interesting with subversive characters and art from Pramanik that is beautifully creepy."

Bleeding Cool

"I can say with sincere honesty that it lived up to my expectations, all while drawing me in and leaving me eager to see how both plots progress in the future. This is arguably a series perfect for old fans, as well as leaving an opening for new fans. While, admittedly, those more steeped in the lore will pick up more details, the writing and art style are solid enough to support new readers as well."

Word of the Nerd

"I’m absolutely in love with what a badass Cecily is.... It’s some excellent character development. The art is, as always, spectacular and perfectly suited to the storyline and the world. The gruesome parts, the different Kindred, the settings: it’s all drawn so beautifully, with colors that really set the tone. Andworld Design does excellent work with the lettering as well."

The Wandering Nerd Girl

Engineward
"A truly remarkable comic series."

Geeking By Net

Dark One
“A dramatically dark fantasy that will leave readers eager for the sequel.”

Kirkus

“Brandon Sanderson’s DARK ONE is the realization of a supremely ambitious Vault Comics ideal. It’s a literary comic that blends high concept storytelling interests across genres without sacrificing any of the craft, structure, or character development needed to make narratives compelling and immersive.“

Comics Bookcase

“A story that both perfectly captures and totally swerves common cliches and storytelling staples.“

The Brazen Bull

“[DARK ONE is] a brilliant graphic novel that has some amazing themes delving into the duality of man and light and dark. The creative team tells Paul’s story beautifully, making sure that this novel will leave an impact.“

But Why Tho?

“Everything about this book is excellent, from the writing, art, lettering – every bit drips with that flare Vault comics all have.“

Wandering Nerdgirl

“[DARK ONE] a supremely well-executed graphic novel.”

Comics Beat

Bleed Them Dry: A Ninja Vampire Tale
"[A] solidly entertaining adventure, providing macabre thrills against its neon-splashed urban environment."

Publishers Weekly

"Each page raises the stakes (vampire pun intended), and it’s clearly going to have so much to offer in a big way, potentially shaking up the vampire genre. Jump on this one at the start, because it’s something special."

Comics Bookcase

"BLEED THEM DRY just keeps getting better and better.”

Wandering Nerdgirl

“BLEED THEM DRY (issue #1) is the beginning of something great.”

Monkeys Fighting Robots

"This far-future vampire detective story is fantastic. The setting is intriguing. The plot is smart and engaging."

Pop Culture Squad

No One’s Rose
"My first read-through of Vault’s new sci-fi book was admittedly overwhelming, but not in a bad way. The lush, colorful art and the layered futuristic tale stimulate your senses from the word go.... No One’s Rose #1 is a strong start to a very timely story for our world."

Comics Beat

"There should be no surprise that this was an excellent read, since it’s from Vault Comics, and I’ve yet to read anything they’ve put out that I do not like. The story is a well written fresh take on a dystopian vision of the future, full of hope for repairing a world ruined by mankind."

Wandering Nerd Girl

Finger Guns
"Finger Guns #1 has swept its way into my heart. It is a smart and heart-filled look into the emotional cravings and needs of teens. Reminding me of my youth and my personal refuge in music, much like protagonist Wes, I can be sure that most people will find this story relatable."

But Why Tho?

"Finger Guns #5 takes a captivating concept and grounds it so firmly in reality in a way that makes it feel real and as though it has serious consequences. The characters have amazing story arcs. The ending is bittersweet and just a bit hopeful. It’s a very satisfying read."

Major Spoilers

"This is a strongly written and realized coming of age story, made more original with its slight stray into fantasy and science fiction. Touching, delicate, brutal, unforgettable."

The Fanboy Factor

"The fine folk at Vault Comics continue their fantastic form of 2019, with Finger Guns another outstanding comic from Justin Richards and Val Halvorson, that puts two fingers up to its competitors!"

Pipedream Comics

Vagrant Queen: A Planet Called Doom
“Refreshingly, despite all the madcap hijinks, sass and shenanigans, Visaggio’s characters always remain well grounded, compelling and likable. With a fast moving plot and likable protagonist, ‘Vagrant Queen: A Planet Called Doom’ #1 is a solid debut that leaves the future wide open.”

Multiversity Comics

“Elida has to be one of the best characters in the Vault stable, someone you can come back to over and over again because of how much you want to root for her. Furthermore, entering our second volume, I think Visaggio has done a pretty incredible job of making the book new reader accessible […] VAGRANT QUEEN is back and moving ahead with the same Elida we love, the same high level of art that we have come to expect, and a brand new adventure.”

Comics Bookcase

“If you’re into female lead sci-fi, centred around secret royalty this is definitely a series for you.”

Adventures in Bad Taste

Black Stars Above
“A sterling example of elevated horror in comics.”

Newsarama

“An exemplary creative work that shows the heights a work can reach when creators pay respect to the work that inspired them.”

AiPT

“I love the way the story is told and the strong cosmic horror elements. The format of narration-through-journal-entries gives it the feel of an old school text-based horror game. There are so many bizarre and unsettling scenes, plus a constant layer of dread blanketing the tale like snow. It’s a massive metaphor about coming of age, going out on one’s own, and identity – and yet it’s also so much more. Highly recommend!”

Reading Vicariously

“Sublime literary horror that channels the best of weird fiction. If you’re looking for something that expands on the work of Lovecraft – look no further. Fans of Alan Moore will eat this up. Beautiful, stunning, and haunting work by Cha throughout. Easily the best horror comic of the year.”

Zac Thompson, author of Come Into Me and I Breathed a Body

Money Shot
"Funny stories, sexy encounters and an intriguing new dynamic to the group makes this a great issue to kick off the third arc."

Caffeinated Critique

"Yes, it’s a sexy, funny good time. But the HEART is just… so good. It’s what takes the story from good to great."

Wandering Nerdgirl

"The diverse cast feels a little more diverse in type and body here than before, which works well, and there’s a lot of fun in the expressiveness as they get into things while also showing off some fun alien design work...MONEY SHOT is back baby!"

Fandom Post

"Everything I’ve loved about the series so far is still present here, the great character work, the absurd alien porn premise and the undeniable comedy."

Bigger Than Capes (for Issue #11)

Seeley and Beattie’s dialogue is funny and natural, and the characters have a distinct voice right from the start. The art is bright, adding to the lighthearted atmosphere of the plot. Overall the first two issues were thoroughly entertaining and there is certainly a deeper story brewing underneath the moans, sighs, camera angle planning, and dirty talk.

Comics Beat

"Rebekah Isaacs and Kurt Michael Russell remain one of my favourite artist and colourist teams in comics and I’d love to see more from them going forward. Isaacs attention to detail and endless variety in expressions and character design remains one of Money Shot‘s greatest strengths, which is saying something because Money Shot is all strengths all the time."

Bigger Than Capes (for Vol. 2)

"If you're in the mood for a silly sex adventure in space that has heart, Vault Comics MONEY SHOT #1 will have you coming back for more."

Monkeys Fighting Robots, 4/5 stars

The Plot
“The first third of this comic lures readers into a family drama involving two estranged brothers […] There is a great balance between realistic dialogue and unspeakable horror and a cliffhanger that practically demands the reading of the next issue.”

New York Times

"The Plot is a simple tale lifted greatly by a fantastic gothic tone and astounding artwork."

Comic Crusaders

"The Plot has been an absolutely beautiful and haunting tale of a family stitched together in heartbreak, the strength of the bonds built, and the horrors of the past that they must all face – together."

Wandering Nerdgirl

"The team here did some really great creative horror material with all the right chills and disturbing moments throughout."

The Fandom Post

Resonant
"What stands out in RESONANT is how the real horror comes not from the waves, but the other people...The scary moments are amplified by the great character development."

Horror DNA

"This book is amazing. The collected first five issues are a blast and have the knack, the feel, the ‘je-ne-sais-quoi’ to keep us delving in, foraging for entertainment."

Fanboy Factor

Sera and the Royal Stars
"An expertly crafted work by some great talents that knew exactly how to do everything right with it."

Fandom Post

Test
“[TEST is] definitely for readers that enjoyed Transmetropolitan and Private Eye, and the sorts of stories that warn us not only about the decisions that we make, but also the things we believe.”

AV Club

These Savage Shores
“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."

Comics Bookcase

Submerged
“SUBMERGED is a unique story full of beauty, sadness, and at it’s core hope. The characters will absolutely appeal to Latinx readers but at the same time does not limit it to a specific readership. This is a classic story for humanity and it’s written and illustrated beautifully. There is so much submerged below the surface of what’s on the pages that readers are sure to enjoy the journey that the creative team is taking them on.”

Comicosity

“SUBMERGED is a retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice that flips the original myth on its head. The comic relies on vastly different character dynamics and introduces a much more modern setting; however, the beats remain the same. Whether or not you are familiar with the original myth, Submerged will grab your attention from the jump. I suggest you dive right in.”

Comics Beat

“While SUBMERGED is a mini-series, there is certainly enough character and meat here to keep you sustained for its entire run.”

Black Nerd Problems

“this book delivers; there’s groundwork laid here that should pay off down the road, and just enough to hook the reader back for the second issue.”

Graphic Policy

Vagrant Queen
“VAGRANT QUEEN is pure sci-fi adventure to the core that is without a doubt going to become a classic. It immediately drops the reader into an exciting world that begs to be explored and runs them through it at a fun pace. Visaggio and her creative team are producing comic book gold that is easy to fall in love with.”

Comicosity

“At its core, VAGRANT QUEEN is a traditional space scoundrel tale akin to the likes of Firefly, Solo, and the like […] a damn solid book.”

Bleeding Cool

“[VAGRANT QUEEN IS] a good, well-paced story with great art and enough to make you want to come back for another installment.”

Major Spoilers

“VAGRANT QUEEN puts good ol’ fashioned quips and space opera in front of the capital B Big ideas.”

Batman’s Bookcase

“…full of fist fights, gun fights, and word fights, all centered around the main character, a deposed young brown-skinned queen, Elida.”

Black Nerd Problems

“[VAGRANT QUEEN] is another solid entry in Vault’s lineup of sci-fi books.”

All-Comic

Reactor
“…if you ever find yourself wondering where you can find a comic that feels like a summer blockbuster, with all the excitement and humor and drama that comes with it, then REACTOR is it.”

Multiversity Comics

“…a fantastic comic blending horror, sci-fi, and action genres to deliver a truly unique experience.”

Comic Crusader

“This series belongs to that sacred category of pulp fiction that wants nothing more than to excite and entertain […] It’s just old fashioned vampire-killing fun, and I’m glad it exists.”

Doom Rocket

Maxwell’s Demons
“MAXWELL’S DEMONS isn’t an easy comic to read emotionally. It’s the kind of comic where you almost need something else to read afterward, to help cool down, but painful stories exist for a reason. MAXWELL’S DEMONS wouldn’t hurt so much if we didn’t care about Max’s journey.”

The Geeked Gods

“If you’ve ever wanted to know what a Pixar movie directed by David Fincher would look like, I would suggest you take a look at MAXWELL’S DEMONS.”

Multiversity Comics

Spiritus
“A high-minded look at the intersections of violence, corporate exploitation of the individual, and technology, with imaginative art that conveys a sense of robotic and existential dread.”

Batman’s Bookcase

“The early anime robot tech, retro CPU visuals, and bleak military atmosphere all mesh perfectly for a powerhouse debut. SPIRITUS rules.”

Doom Rocket

“There’s a rare smoothness to SPIRITUS that sets it apart from other books, and it proves you need far more than concept alone to sell a story.”

Multiversity Comics

“Although the wraparound cover of Spiritus depicts a woman running side by side with a humanoid robot, I can’t help but be reminded of that feeling you get when looking at the black and red-figure pottery of the ancient Greeks. That feeling of connection to a different time and place. A connection made possible by a team of craftsmen and women working together to take something of function and use it’s form as a foundation to tell their stories […] And like those pots and paintings of ancient days past, this comic book was crafted for more than art’s sake, it serves a purpose. It carries accurate social commentary with Ted Daniel’s words. It holds all the proper emotion thanks to the art and colors of Michael Kennedy. And the message is clear thanks to Lauren Norby’s lettering and balloon styling.”

All-Comic

Alien Bounty Hunter
“Intricate world-building meets a charismatic lead character, who we follow into a compelling and shadowy sci-fi world.”

Batman’s Bookcase

“Come for the story, stay for the incredible visuals.”

Multiversity Comics

“Adrian Wassel and David Booher have put together the penultimate action flick in comic book form.”

The Pullbox

“The writing from Wassel and Booher is absolutely breathtaking […] Pair that with the stellar art work […] and you have an absolute must read comic.”

Comic Hunter

Zojaqan
“Just wow. The art in ZOJAQAN is so gorgeous and unique, depicting a fantasy realm interwoven with visions of our own world. The writing team of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing […] provide a gorgeous and abstract script that reads like a fevered dream, complete with character development and glimpses of modern tragedies from our own times. This [is] a literary comic with questions about grief and theology, and a total joy for fans of surrealist art.”

Batman’s Bookcase

Failsafe
“Action, drama, or science fiction fans should really enjoy this one.”

The Comic Hunter

Colossi
“COLOSSI from Ricardo Mo, Alberto Muriel, and Stelladia is where Lost and The Twilight Zone meet.”

Spartantown

“COLOSSI is a delightfully strange book that builds a huge world through the smallest details […] COLOSSI #3 is a gorgeously-illustrated installment in a miniseries that blends mystery with sci-fi, horror with comedy, and creates an unusual story perfect for fans of weird series like The Twilight Zone or even campier fare like Are You Afraid of the Dark? […] [It] delivers on all of the spooky surprises you would want, managing to deliver surprisingly real bumps in the night in a visual medium.”

Newsarama

Heathen
“…a wonderfully empowering and exciting new series…”

Spartantown, (on HEATHEN issue #1) 5 out of 5 stars

“Great comics leave you wanting more, replaying what came before, and wishing 30 days would pass in a moment. ‘Heathen’ is that type of fantasy comic, that makes you fall in love with it only to be crushed 20-something pages later with a devastating cliffhanger. Vault Comics just snuck up on the industry with a blockbuster book of their own. Make sure you get HEATHEN so you can say were there from the beginning before it blew up.”

Spartantown, (on HEATHEN issue #2) 5 out of 5 stars

“Buy. These. Books.”

The Court of Nerds, (on HEATHEN issue #3)

“These declarations of self from women and queer characters fit so elegantly into the mythology Alterici uses to weave her tale, it reminds us that these narratives belonged there all along.”

The Mary Sue, (on HEATHEN issue #4)

“Overall, HEATHEN is and has been an excellent series that is highly recommended. The characters that Alterici populates her world with are unique and have heart. The reader will want to enter into the pages and hang out with them. HEATHEN is absolutely one of the best books being made right now. The Verdict: 10/10”

Comicosity, (on HEATHEN issue #6)

“I want epics with female leads, and fortunately HEATHEN fulfills that desire in a big way, while also adding its own unique touch with themes that are as contemporary as they are timeless.”

Women Write About Comics, (on HEATHEN volume #1)

“As a writer, Natasha Alterici has laid down some pretty impressive work. She’s crafted characters that live up to the hype surrounding Nordic myth, people who have very real thoughts and problems, and the courage to face them head on. Now, lest HEATHEN be pegged as being aimed at any one demographic, rest assured that Alterici has covered all bases, managing to represent all manner of folk in her book. . . . All of the clever writing in the world isn’t going to result in a quality comicbook without the art to go with it. No worries there, because as an artist Natasha Alterici has done an outstanding job . . . While there may not be many big action sequences, what there are have been done very well, with an almost cinematic quality . . . Don’t be a twit and write HEATHEN off as a title aimed exclusively at women. It’s a testament that Natasha Alterici was able to weave a story that can be embraced and enjoyed by anyone.”

The Pullbox, (on HEATHEN volume #1)

Fissure
“FISSURE ushers in a new era for Vault Comics with a solid mystery that is driven by characters not solely action. Daniel’s experience is on display as the dialogue is natural, the story involving, and Delpeche’s art is first class. FISSURE as well as Vault are the ones to watch in 2017.”

Spartantown

“The work that Tim Daniel has done here at the beginning of the series is beautiful. It takes no time at all to understand the setting, the characters, and the mood…The artwork from Patricio Delpeche is flawless in this debut issue. With a style that reminds me off Scott Kolins (artist on Flash, the Avengers) this doesn’t have the traditional look and feel of a small Indie comic. This is a work of art that can sit proudly on the shelf next to any other mainstream title and hold its own.”

Comic Crusaders

“I didn’t know what to expect, but I’m impressed, really impressed. FISSURE #1 was a comic that was on my radar but I’m sure it’ll be on too few and they’re missing out on a quality comic. This disaster horror story goes above and beyond in a way to not just entertain, but also reflects on what divides us.”

Graphic Policy

“FISSURE has a terrific pace, working to build the tension with each page turn […] FISSURE is a slow burn that pays off in spades with a breathtaking final-page filled with intrigue and terror. It does the due diligence of establishing the characters and making you care about them before shaking the ground beneath their feet. You’ll be dying to check out the next issue, if for nothing else than to find out what’s in these holes.”

Horror Talk

Fearscape
“The whole book feels and reads like a dark fairy tale. Will Henry step up to the plate and be the hero that the Fearscape needs or will he live down to everyone’s expectations. Whatever the outcome, this story is intriguing.”

Comic Crusaders

“There’s some good depth here, and I’m pleased to see that the Fearscape is adept at regurgitating the archetypes and symbols we’d expect without assembling them into a defined form we’ve seen before […] everything blends together seamlessly.”

Outright Geekery

“Fearscape #2 builds on one of the year’s best debuts to deliver another adventure in metafiction, one perfectly tailored for an indie comic audience. The protagonist’s imposter syndrome is so ugly and sincere that writerly types can’t help but relate, regardless of how painful it becomes, and there’s real honest beauty in that. 9/10”

Batman’s Bookcase

“I liked FEARSCAPE so much I called @JamesTheFourth right after I finished the first issue. Kudos.”

Scott Snyder

Awards & Accolades

Comic Book Series

Deadbox
Blue Flame
Hollow Heart
GIGA
The Autumnal
Shadow Service
Vampire: The Masquerade
Engineward
No One’s Rose
Finger Guns
Black Stars Above
The Plot
UK

Pipedream Comics: “Best Indie Comics of 2019”

Sera and the Royal Stars
Friendo
Queen of Bad Dreams
These Savage Shores
USA

Comicon: “Best Single Comic Issues of 2018”

USA

Batman’s Bookcase: “Top Comics of 2018”

USA

Bleeding Cool: “Best Reviewed Comics of 2018”

USA

2019 Russ Manning Award Nominee (artist Sumit Kumar)

USA

The Beat: “Best Comics of 2019”

Submerged
Wasted Space
Vagrant Queen
Maxwell’s Demons
USA

Included in Free Comic Book Day on May 5, 2018

Heathen
Fearscape