Vault Comics’ Cult Classic is getting a new series next month, and this one promises to have all of the fun madness of the classic B horror movie. Written by Eliot Rahal, Creature Feature #1 features art by John Bivens, colors by Hannah Jerrie and Iris Monahan, letters by Taylor Esposito, and designs by Tim Daniel. This creator-owned shared universe of interwoven stories created and curated by Rahal launched in 2018 with Cult Classic: Return to Whisper.
The story begins eons ago, with visitors from outer space burying an item of unimaginable power in the primordial swamps that would one day become King Lake, a quaint little basin on the edge of Whisper, USA. Millions of years in the future, a comet’s radioactive waves awaken the monster beneath the lake, and while the beast feeds on America’s delicious youth, brain-slugs infect the town, causing victims to vomit up their kill-hungry, zombified skeletons. For seventeen-year-old Jarrod Parker, this isn’t about the Apocalypse. It’s payback. Nothing, not even the undead and the end of the world, will keep him from vengeance.
Rahal explains, “Sam Raimi is my all-time favorite director. Army of Darkness is what got me into reading comics and exploring sci-fi as a teenager. I went to film school because of Bruce Campbell. I love this stuff. And it’s been my dream to make my own version of it one day—a B-Movie love-letter grounded in human emotion and frantic character decisions that all plays out on a ridiculous stage.”
Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1 will release on October 16. Fans can look for a Vault Vintage B Cover honoring Francesco Francavilla’s iconic cover for Afterlife with Archie #1 (Archie Comics, 2013).
Check out an exclusive preview of the cover and some interior pages below. Head over to Vault Comics’ website for info on the new series.