Vault Comics has announced a shift in their release schedule thanks to COVID-19 shutdowns and the effects on comics and comic shops. Two new books, Heavy and Hundred Wolves, are now slated for release in September to better accommodate both readers and shops in uncertain times. Heavy #1 will be available on September 9, and Hundred Wolves #1 will be released on September 16.
Heavy, co-created by Max Bemis (Polarity, Moon Knight, X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever) and Eryk Donovan (Memetic, Quantum Teens Are Go), “is a dark, violent comedy about love and the transcendence of toxic masculinity. The story centers on Bill, who, though he may be dead, still has a job to do. Welcome to the Big Wait, where folks who don’t quite make the cut go to work off their debt. Everyone in the Wait’s got a job. Bill is a Heavy, whose job is policing the multiverse, making sure bad eggs get what’s coming to them. He’s on track to earn his Climb and reunite with the woman he loves…until he meets his new partner: the worst dude of all time. Heavy is The Punisher for neurotics; Inception for the impatient; Preacher for…well, it’s a lot like Preacher.” Colors are by Cris Peter, letters by Taylor Esposito, and design by Tim Daniel.
In Hundred Wolves, the titular characters are “bloody-handed terrors of the steppe. Andrei and Oksana have left the Cossack band to raise their daughter on a farm they hold from the noble Count Ostoja, but the raiding life isn’t done with them. Both the Hundred Wolves and the couple’s new liege lord wish to employ their deadly skills—and neither will take no for an answer.” The series is co-created by writer Myke Cole (The Sacred Throne Trilogy, The Shadow Ops Trilogy) and artist Tony Akins (Fables, Hellblazer, Wonder Woman), with colors by Vladimir Popov, letters by Jim Campbell, and design by Daniel.
Both comics will be available for preorder in the July 2020 Previews catalog.