Vault Comics will be releasing a special printing of The Plot #1 as part of their Vault Lines series, thanks to an extremely high demand for the issue. The black and white edition is printed on deluxe heavyweight paper and will highlight the gorgeous original line art and inks from the book’s artist Josh Hixson.
Vault’s VP of Branding and Design Tim Daniel said in a statement:
“Aside from expressive character acting and sharply defined gesture, Josh does atmosphere as well as anyone in comics. His command of light and shadow, particularly in a horror comic, is the foundation upon which all else rests in The Plot. From the darkest corners of the Blaine Manor, to a flickering lantern’s glow, Josh’s highly evocative lines and tones profoundly impact the reader’s experience, inviting us all into what his art has made a very real place–one that was once nothing more than some words in a script.
Very early on we discussed publishing The Plot in black and white. Jordan Boyd signed on and you don’t say no to Jordan’s colors! However, we’re very gratified that readers get to see Josh’s work in The Plot as a Vault Lines Special Edition. Everyone seems to agree that doing horror in comics is hard, yet Josh has made it genuinely terrifying.”
The horror series has been a huge hit since its debut in the Fall of 2019. Co-written by Daniel and Michael Moreci, the series is drawn by Hixson, colored by Boyd, and lettered by Jim Campbell. Daniel also designed the book.
The story follows Chase Blaine. After his brother and sister-in-law are brutally murdered, Chase is suddenly guardian to his niece and nephew. He decides to take them to their family’s ominous ancestral mansion overlooking a creepy bog, which unbeknownst to them, harbors a long history of family secrets.
The Plot #1 Vault Lines Edition will hit stores on February 12, 2020. Ask your local comic shop about ordering your copy. For more on the horror series, head over to Vault’s website.