Happy New Comic Book Day Eve on this first Tuesday of March. You know the spiel; I fucking love Vault Comics, so any chance I can talk about them you know damn well I will! Since I last wrote something and ya’ll (hopefully) read it, I added to my Vault Comics collection. Since then I picked up Heathen VOL.1, Resonant VOL.1, and Sera and the Royal Stars Vol. 1. Some great titles, now finding time is the hard part. Do you know what isn’t hard? Knowing what comes out from Vault this week. That’s why I’m here, well that and other reasons. So what better to start your March 2020 off with than Vault Comics!
With such a busy Wednesday last week, this week sees three releases. Hell, that’ll be nice for your pocket. Because I mean, I am expecting you to buy it.
Up first is one we had last week, but last second the Website I use moved it to this week. Hopefully, it sticks as The Plot TPB 1 is a must read. Why is it a must read? That’s because The Plot gets every aspect of its story correct. It never relies on cheap scares, has great pacing, colors, art, characters, page-turning horror, and so much more. If you haven’t been spoiled on this masterpiece then don’t start now. Trust me, as with most horror you must go in blind. I usually am not one for horror, yet The Plot is more than its genre, it’s first issues are something to behold. Now, you may be thinking I’m fluffing The Plot up and it’s nowhere near how great I say it is. But you’re wrong. I may enjoy a lot of comics and love the medium, but I can say the issue included in The Plot TPB 1 is something to behold.
Open your eyes and behold the plot of The Plot TPB 1 below.
The Plot TPB 1
(w) Tim Daniel & Michael Moreci (a) Joshua Hixson (c) Jordan Boyd (l) Jim Campbell
In order to receive… first you must give. When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to MacKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta — which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.
If you enjoy: ancient evil, great art, amazing pacing, cool shoutouts to other horror stories, gorgeous well thought out/placed art, mystory, fantastic covers, character arcs, relatable characters, death, and just a good story then The Plot TPB VOL.1 is perfect for you.
Up next is one Vault Comic that I haven’t read yet, and one that I’ve read the first issue of. Let’s start with Vault Comics’ Money Shot. Man, that title still cracks me up. Hell, when I first heard of it I couldn’t believe the synopsis.
If you don’t know what Money Shot is about, let me regale you the amazing story. In 2032, five scientists struggle to find funding for their inventions. One day when watching some – let’s call it “unique” porn – Dr. Christine Ocampo looked at the comments and realized people were bored with the porn being produced. That in mind she envisioned a team of pornstars going into space, finding new planets and fucking aliens. If that doesn’t sell you, I don’t know what will. Maybe the fact that you’ll go in thinking it’ll be just porn, sex, and more porn. But, after reading you realize it’s so much more than that. You’ll be surprised that the story about fucking aliens felt so human and real.
Pull down your pants and open up your heart for Money Shot #5.
Money Shot #5
(w) Tim Seeley & Sarah Beattie (a) Rebekah Isaacs (c) Kurt Michael Russell (l) Crank!
The Warlord Daughir has won.
The planet Dry Reef is enslaved.
The XXX-plorers are on the run.
Can they get past planetary tragedy and personal disasters to muster the bulls it’ll take to save a world?
If you enjoy: sex, sex jokes, humor, great characters, aliens, some action, crude humor, great comic covers, the saving of a planet, and did I mention, sex? Well, if those tickle your fancy Money Shot #5 is for you!
Fun fact about this next entry. Relics of Youth #1 was the first Vault Comic I read way back in September of 2019. Oh, how time flies. Granted I never finished the series, I still have a soft spot in my heart for it. Back when I read/reviewed it I kept mentioning how it felt like an 80’s adventure movie mixed with a mystery. The premise is pretty great and I did enjoy the first issue, yet for some reason, I never carried on. So you know what? I’m going to read this once I get caught up on the other Vault Comics I picked up! Plus, it has a damn slick cover.
Put your nostalgic cap on and read more about the 80’s adventure movie in comic book form down below!
Relics of Youth Complete TP
(w) Chad Rebmann & Matt Nicholas (a) Skylar Patridge (c) Vladimir Popov (l) AndWorld Design
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.
First Glance: A 80’s adventure movie brimming with a mystery all wrapped into a comic.
That’s March 3rd folks! A small list, but per usual a damn fine list. Did you read any of last week’s Vault pickings? If you haven’t, go do it. Unless you’re short on cash, I mean I understand that. I’m constantly short due to buying all the Vault Comics. You may say I have a problem (I might), but damn is it a problem I want to keep.