Vault Comics Pubwatch: June 2021

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There’s lots of fun stuff going on with Vault Comics this month. Hop over to Gatecrashers to discover the Tales from the Vault-Verse series, which features an in-depth look at some of Vault’s titles through the eyes of their main characters. Find out what’s up with Pax and the kids from Resonant and then there’s Owen and Axe having a meaningful chat about Barbarian #1.

In other Vault news, yes please:

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Coming Soon

Coming this fall from Vault is Human Remains:

“Dax and Bisa love each other. But in this new and terrifying world, love is dangerous. Feeling anything is dangerous. Earth has a new and terrible invader—monsters that deprive us of the very feelings that make us human. A shocking tale of pent-up emotions, perilously loud sex, and forced compsure in the face of unspeakable horror…from one of the most celebrated writers in comics, Peter Milligan and breakout horror artist Sally Cantirino.”

Firsts and Faves

Barbaric #1 gets a second printing and is Vault’s biggest launch yet with good reason.  Vault shared a preview ahead of its June 30th release and, can confirm that it’s good stuff. I mean, who names a barbarian Owen and gives him a talking, bloodthirsty axe if you aren’t gonna have lots of bloody fun with the story?

Here are some other highlights from this month’s releases:

Pax finally gets his head on straight and his priorities in line, but my goodness just look at these babies taking such good care of themselves. The teamwork and coordinated attacks to protect each other is everything a parent could ask for in Resonant #10. And now Pax has some new ideas about what life can look like despite the onslaught of the waves.

Melissa Brinks really loves Witchblood. Seriously.

A little glimpse of backstory for some of the MI666 members that explains their abilities and connections to the monstrous, while deepening the mysteries. There’s not a whole lot of love lost between the other agents and Gina, but it’s nice to know they will still come in for a save when our girl is in trouble. Even if they are just doing their job in Shadow Service #9.

Blue Flame #2 sees Sam trying to escape the Consensus and his role as representative of all mankind in their trial against humanity, but he’s not sure he’s cut out for that. Also, he’s a victim of a mass shooting back on earth, which makes for an inconvenient double booking of his realities, it seems.

There’s a simple story told within the bigger story in Hollow Heart #4, this time, of a man whose wife takes him to a hypnotist. The narrative text is told in gentle beats, juxtaposed against Mateo’s care of EL as the two explore their new life together. But it’s not long before the beats of the narration begin to fall in line with EL’s growing realization that Mateo may not be being honest with him about his “freedom.” This story is so deeply emotional, touching those feelings of loneliness that we have all experienced.

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Wendy Browne

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