May 19, 2021
Writer Mark Russell (Billionaire Island, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, The Flintstones) is tackling his first straight-up horror series in Vault Comics’ Deadbox with artist Benjamin Tiesma (Dead Body Road, Captain Canuck), colorist Vladimir Popov (Fearscape, A Dark Interlude) and designer Tim Daniel.
Set in the town of Lost Turkey, Deadbox finds a cursed DVD rental kiosk as the main source of entertainment. However, what the residents soon discover is the rental machine is the key to unlocking all of their darkest secrets: every movie that people rent from the rental machine is a twisted mirror version of the viewer’s own life. Watching the film causes people to go insane as horrible things start to happen and the small town starts to spin out of control. Also, each issue features a twisted version of a different movie genre (Pixar, superhero movies, action blockbusters, etc.), with the art reflecting the style of those films.