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The Rush: Vault Comics Announces a Chilling Horror Western Series (Exclusive)

July 20, 2021

Vault Comics is going to the gold rush era in The Rush, a chilling western-horror series by writer Si Spurrier, (Way of X, Hellblazer, Coda), artist Nathan Gooden (Barbaric, Brandon Sanderson’s Dark One), colorist Addison Duke (Barbaric, Vampire: The Masquerade), letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (The Blue Flame, Engineward) and designer Tim Daniel. Martin Simmonds (The Department of Truth, Friendo) will provide variant covers.

“I’ve been waiting to tell this story for years,” said Spurrier. “At last, a project that lets me fuse together my most persistent preoccupations — myths, the horrors of human desire and the power of stories — with my hitherto unexplored geekiness for history.

“In The Rush we’re telling a tale from the last great gold stampede: an episode of human endurance so precisely recorded that, after hundreds of hours of research, those of us making The Rush can feel the rough woodgrain of every creaking sled, hear the screams of every starving horse deserted on the trail, smell the festering wounds of frostbitten miners as the thaw sets in, and cringe at the all-consuming, sense-defying, maddening lust for gold that overthrew the hearts and minds of 100,000 ordinary people at the end of the 19th Century. We’ve leaned delightedly into the slang and syntax of the era, we’ve referenced hundreds of photographs and first-hand accounts, we’ve borrowed lives and names and faces, all to build a truly faithful picture of this astonishing time and place…

View original: https://www.cbr.com/the-rush-vault-comics-horror-western-series

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