Vault Comics partners with Heavy Metal, launches “Greatest Hits” #1 range

Vault Comics Greatest Hits

US comics publisher Vault Comics has announced a new partnership with Heavy Metal Entertainment, launched with the release of a selection of Vault’s “Greatest Hits” titles to date, featuring exclusive new cover design.

The first wave of product under this new partnership will feature HeathenMoney ShotThe PlotThese Savage Shores and Wasted Space among others, and will expand in the coming months to include exclusive packaging of new #1 titles from Vault, with unique dress treatments and cover art; and a new digest format that will feature an entire line of select Vault titles in a serialised compendium style book format, and an assortment of merchandise created in partnership with Threadless.

Heavy Metal believes that strategic partnerships with publishers and content creators is key to growth in the marketplace, and a long-term strategic alliance with Vault is the perfect example. CEO Matt Medney underscores the importance of the relationship as, “a logical and exciting partnership that plays to the strengths of the related partners, and offers fans of both publishers opportunities to discover amazing new sci-fi, fantasy and horror content.”

Vault, EVP Tim Daniel signifies the benefits of the partnership while saluting Heavy Metal’s new leadership, “we’re thrilled for our readership because at last we have the means to reach you where you live, without restriction – worldwide! We’re equally excited to share our creator’s stories with Heavy Metal readers!

“We enter into this partnership with great confidence as it is abundantly clear that Matt and his team are deftly executing their vision for reestablishing the venerable brand while we focus on Vault’s continued maturation.”

  • Vault Comics "Greatest Hits" - Heathen #1
  • Vault Comics "Greatest Hits" - Money Shot #1
  • Vault Comics "Greatest Hits" - The Plot #1
  • Vault Comics "Greatest Hits" - Wasted Space #1
  • Vault Comics "Greatest Hits" - These Savage Shores #1

Launch “Greatest Hits” Titles From Vault

Heathen
Written, drawn, and coloured by Natasha Alterici, and lettered by Rachel Deering

Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of demons and fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.  

Money Shot
Written by Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie, drawn by Rebekah Isaacs, coloured by Kurt Michael Russell, lettered by Crank!

In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampo, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She’ll travel to new worlds, engage – intimately – with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet.

Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in Money Shot! A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind – and money.

The Plot
Written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci, drawn by Joshua Hixson, coloured by Jordan Boyd, lettered by Jim Campbell

In order to receive… first you must give. When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to MacKenzie 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.

These Savage Shores
Written by Ram V, drawn by Sumit Kumar, colored by Vittorio Astone, lettered by Aditya Bidikar

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.

Wasted Space

Michael Moreci (Roche Limit, Wonder Woman, Black Star Renegades) and Hayden Sherman (The Few, Cold War, John Carter: The End) have thrown Philip K. Dick in a blender with Preacher. Take a sip and get wasted.

Billy Bane is a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since. All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he’s at least partially responsible for destroying.

Too bad he couldn’t care less.

WEB LINKS

• Vault Comics is online at www.vaultcomics.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

• Heavy Metal is online at heavymetal.com | Facebook | Twitter @HeavyMetalInk | Instagram

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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