Vault unveiled a never-before-seen preview of its new cyberpunk series Fox and Hare. Co-created by writer Jon Tsuei (Sera and the Royal Stars, Run Love Kill) and artist Stacey Lee (Marvel’s Silk, The Unstoppable Wasp, Gwenpool), the first issue of the long-awaited series will now release on May 25, 2022. Colors are by Raúl Angulo (Sera and the Royal Stars), letters are by Jim Campbell (Barbaric, Giant Days), designs are by Tim Daniel, and a full-series variant run is by Yoshi Yoshitani.
Read a synopsis below:
“When black market coder Aurora Yi uncovers top secret data that has tapped into the past lives of the citizens of Mazu Bay, her world is turned upside down. The mega corporation Synastry Designs wants its data back and is hot on her trail. Aurora has no choice but to turn to the Fox and the Hare, the most feared mercenaries in the city, for protection. Rebellion. Reclamation. Rebirth.”
“I’ve always been drawn to the cyberpunk genre, but I never saw myself represented in those stories, despite their heavy usage of Asian aesthetics,” said Tsuei. “I began to wonder, what if Asian people reclaimed the aesthetics of cyberpunk and centered ourselves in the narrative? As I spent time with that question, I realized that it wasn’t enough to just place Asian faces in the story. We also had to reframe the themes of new technology (cyber) and rebellion (punk) through an Asian lens.That’s exactly what you’ll get with FOX AND HARE. The protagonists of our story are rebelling against the status quo of their world just as much as we, the creators, are rebelling against the status quo of the cyberpunk genre. Our characters are reclaiming something that was taken from them just as we are reclaiming something taken from us. Stacey Lee and I are mirroring the path that the Fox and the Hare are walking, we’re just doing it in different worlds. Aside from the statement we’re making about the genre itself, we’re telling a character driven story about love, justice and rebirth. This world is something very special to me and I hope it can be just as special to those who read our story.”
Fox and Hare hits store shelves on May 25, but check out a few pages ahead of the release below!