Vault Comics Pubwatch: January 2021

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Though the news is light to start the new year, Vault Comics continues on a steady pace with their titles and many, many gorgeous variant covers, including this one from David Mack for Hollow Heart #1

Want to try Vault Comics a different way? You can listen to Wasted Space on Audible and publisher Damian Wassel promises that there will be more to come.

Coming Soon

Vault announced Radio Apocalypse, a “mixtape for the end times” by writer Ram V and artist Anand RK, with lettering by Aditya Bidikar and design by Tim Daniel.

A blond, tattooed person stands with their back facing the camera, with broken down buildings in the background

“Long after the rock out of space struck the world and turned it all to dust, in Bakerstown stands the last Radio Station on the planet. Radio Apocalypse broadcasting into the unknown, a beacon in the dark for those who wander the lost places. Now change is coming to Bakerstown. Among the refugees flocking into an already precarious settlement, an orphan boy Rion, caught in an indiscretion, will twine his fate with the Radio Station. And in doing so, begin this mixtape of love and heartbreak and interminable hope. This soundtrack to the end of the world.”

This Month’s Highlights

“Why are you all over here trying to make dying sound cool?” Black has our not-quite-heroes trapped inside a drug dealer’s castle in Bleed Them Dry #6, but what if that drug dealer has other ideas about how they are all going to get out of this mess? Also? Black can fly now? That’s cheating!

What does Jamey think about The Picture of Everything Else #1? Find out in their review!

Everything has eyes in Shadow Service #5. Lots of them. Seriously. There are a lot of monster eyes. And it really doesn’t get any less monstrous when a chainsaw comes into the picture.

I Walk With Monsters #2 skirts the edges of Jacey’s painful past, made all the more poignant in a single panel displaying the dreams and the childhood she left behind in order to save herself and other children from the awful people in the world…

“You did NOT just simultaneously shoot off my arm and cauterize the stump.” Given the nature of Bill’s nemesis and the relationship that found them both working on their redemption in The Wait (which we learn more about here), I did not expect to be enjoying their back-and-forth quite this much in Heavy #4. Also, gimme more Kyle.

Cover Gallery

And before we go, let’s take a moment to appreciate this Money Shot fan art.

Wendy Browne

Wendy Browne

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