From Our Editor-In-Chief, On Celebrating PRIDE 2021 And Beyond
We make queer comics. We always have, and we always will. That’s been a part of Vault’s mission since day one. Just rewind to 2017, and there’s Heathen #1 as one of our launch titles. Maybe this collection will serve as an introduction to a catalogue you have yet to explore. Maybe it will encourage you to dive deeper into a line you already cherish. Either way, here are some of the comics we hold most dear. These are queer stories, and stories told by queer creators.
Pride is not a fleeting moment. Pride is not a chance to participate and move on. Pride is a celebration. The month will end, and we’ll keep making queer comics.
— Adrian Wassel, Editor-in-Chief, Vault Comics
With this Collection, comes our continued commitment to telling these stories and celebrating with our Proud Comics community. Not just in the designated PRIDE Month of June — but all year-round.
So, starting *this* month: Vault Comics will be selecting and highlighting one of the comics from the below list, and donating 50% of all digital sales of that title for that month to The Trevor Project. Every. Single. Month.
Will you join us in embracing these stories?
For more information about the The Trevor Project, check out their website here.
Alien Bounty Hunter
Ben Madsen is a bounty hunter. No, he’s not ashamed to admit it. He likes his job. Mostly. When a big payday turns out to be stranger than he could have imagined, Madsen is swept up into an otherworldly conspiracy right here on Earth. From Stephen Levinson and executive producer Mark Wahlberg comes a sci-fi adventure full of humor, heart, and you guessed it…aliens.
Her estranged mother’s death brings Kat Somerville back to Comfort Notch, New Hampshire, a home town she can barely remember. As she and her daughter Sybil try to settle into a new life, Kat discovers that sometimes home is best forgotten.
From NY Times best-selling author, Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Living Dead), and rising star Chris Shehan, comes a haunting vision of America’s prettiest autumn.
SUPPORT HERE: Coming soon! The collected edition, including the complete eight issue series, is in stores September 21, 2021.
The Blue Flame
The Blue Flame is a cosmic hero. The Blue Flame is a DIY vigilante that fights crime on the streets of Milwaukee. The Blue Flame is a blue collar HVAC repairman named SAM BRAUSAM. In the wake of a horrific tragedy, the boundaries of the Blue Flame’s identity blur even further. Now, before a universal trial, the Blue Flame must prove that humanity is worth saving. But in order to do that, Sam Brausam has to save himself. Can he?
SUPPORT HERE: Coming soon!
Two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst. Oh yeah… and chaos. So much chaos.
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.
Bill may be dead, but he’s got a job to do. Welcome to the Big Wait, where folks who don’t quite make the cut go to work off their debt. Everyone in the Wait’s got a job. Bill is a Heavy, whose job is policing the multiverse, making sure bad eggs get what’s coming to them. He’s on track to earn his Climb and reunite with the woman he loves…until he meets his new partner: the worst dude of all time. Heavy is The Punisher for neurotics; Inception for the impatient; Preacher for…well, it’s a lot like Preacher.
Max Bemis (Moon Knight, Centipede, X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever) and Eryk Donavan (Memetic, Ghost of Ohio) bring you a story about the existential purpose of dumb boys with big guns.
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Once EL was a man. Now he is a monstrosity–a tortured jumble of organs in a hulking biosuit. Mateo doesn’t think EL is a monster, he might even him. But will their relationship set EL free, or tighten his shackles? Hollow Heart reunites Tet creators Paul Allor and Paul Tucker for a queer monster love story about the choices we make between giving our loved ones what they want and giving them what we think they need.
SUPPORT HERE: Coming soon! The collected edition, including the complete six issue series, is in stores October 19, 2021.
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.
#1 Amazon Bestseller, Romance Comics
No One's Rose
Centuries after the fall of civilization, the remnants of humanity survive in dying bio-city, known as the Green Zone. Teenager Tenn Gavrilo could rebuild the city, maybe even the world. But her resentful brother Seren aims to destroy it.
From the minds of Zac Thompson (X-Men, Yondu) and debut writer Emily Horn with artist Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (Letter 44, Avengers ) comes a gorgeous and green solar-punk world filled with strange biotechnology, harsh superstorms, and divisive ideologies–ideologies that will tear Tenn and Seren down to their roots as they fight for a better Earth.
Queen of Bad Dreams
When a dream entity known as a figment emerges from a dreamer’s mind, it’s Daher’s job as an IJ to track them down and make the call: reinsert the figment, or grant them agency in our world. After an especially powerful figment escapes the dreams of an even more powerful politician’s son, Daher is pulled headlong into an investigation that traces all the way back to the incident that sent dreams, even nightmares, spilling into our reality.
Relics of Youth
Nat Rodrigues keeps dreaming of an island. Soon, the dreams become waking visions. Alone and concerned, Nat manages to locate other teenagers across the globe who share her intense obsession with the unmapped enclave. And then, the strangest part: Every one of them wakes one morning with a mysterious tattoo. A tattoo only the six of them can see. Now, each of them knows—no matter the obstacles in their way—they must discover this unknown paradise.
A decade has passed since the first Waves hit, unleashing humanity’s darkest impulses and plunging the world into chaos. Paxton, a single father of three, must venture from the secluded haven they’ve built to restock the medicine his chronically-ill youngest son needs to survive. When the somewhat routine trip goes awry, Paxton and his children—now separated—will battle everything in their path to reunite.
She Said Destroy
Over millenniums, Brigid, Goddess of the Sun, has conquered and converted the entire solar system into worshipping her and her alone, save one space colony. The witches of Fey are the last believers of The Morrigan, Goddess of Death, Brigid’s sister and the only other God left. As Brigid’s forces prepare for one final battle, The Morrigan prepares to do what she does best: Destroy!
On the night of the biggest storm in New York City history, Elysia Puente gets a call from her estranged little brother Angel, terrified, begging for help. When the call cuts out suddenly, despite the bad feelings between them, Ellie rushes into the night. Finding his broken phone in front of a barricaded subway station, Ellie follows echoes of her brother into the sinister darkness of the underground, desperate to find him before it’s too late.
Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood—where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades. From Eisner-nominated Chris Sebela (Crowded, High Crimes) and Jen Hickman (Moth & Whisper) comes the story of a town out of time, full of mysteries, and populated by guinea pigs in need of liberation by the misfit least likely to be their savior.
Eldaya was a child queen until an absurd revolution overthrew her dynasty. Now Elida is a smuggler, evading the farcical republic that wants her dead. When a frenemy claims to know where to find her long lost mother, Elida is forced to stage a rescue.
Adapted into a cult-classic SyFy Show, brought to life by Showrunner Jem Garrard.
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.
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.
A modern, Wild West road trip about a witch named Yonna cruising the Southwest as a band of bloodthirsty biker vampires, The Hounds of Love, hunt her scattered coven for the source of all magic: witch blood. From the critically acclaimed creators of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck and Long Lost comes Witchblood, a blend of action, lore, and Americana—perfect for fans of Buffy and American Gods.
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