Two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate the emotions of others by firing their finger guns in their direction in Finger Guns #1, a new series from Vault Comics set to release this February. According to the publisher, “There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst. Oh yeah… and chaos. So much chaos.”

Written by Justin Richards, the story is illustrated by Val Halvorson and colored by Rebecca Nalty. Designer Tim Daniel and letterer Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios round out the creative team. Readers can look out for a Pulp & Paint B Cover from Nathan Gooden and Daniel.

 Adrian Wassel, Vault Editor-in-Chief, said in a statement:

FINGER GUNS is a deceptively brave story. It’s about kids, who have the strange ability to point their fingers at people and—bang—manipulate their emotions, but it is not a story for kids. FINGER GUNS handles some heavy themes and tough imagery with such a deft touch you could almost miss it—almost. You’ll see a young white kid running around blasting people with a finger gun that makes them powerfully angry. You’ll see a young girl of color firing a calm gun to stem the chaotic tide. You’ll see these two become friends—support each other, learn from each other, and even hurt each other, in equal measure. FINGER GUNS is a book about emotional maturity, what it takes to grow up, how few of us actually do, and the importance of harnessing compassion in an age of selfishness. Like I said, it’s deceptively brave. You’ll have so much fun, right up until you feel the tears welling.”

Finger Guns #1 is slated to release on February 26, 2020. The Beat received an exclusive preview of a few interior pages along with the first issue’s cover.

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