In the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct from Hundred Wolves writer Myke Cole, Vault Comics has announced they have cancelled the series. The series was slated to release this September featuring art by Tony Akins, colors by Vladimir Popov, and letters by Jim Campbell. The publisher today issued the following statement via social media:

“Vault Comics will no longer be publishing Hundred Wolves from writer Myke Cole.”

Cole’s name was first brought up in regards to his alleged past conduct by artist Cara McGee, who tweeted that Cole had harassed and physically assaulted her at a past Emerald City Comic Con.

https://twitter.com/ohcararara/status/1275527283642634240

Vault’s statement, short and to-the-point regarding their relationship with Cole, makes no specific mention of the accusations regarding Cole’s behavior, or of McGee or the other people who have come forward with stories of their own regarding Cole.

Myke Cole
Myke Cole

Cole has issued a lengthy apology on his own Twitter feed, posting seven tweets in a row expressing how sorry he is, claiming he is taking responsibility, and how he is planning to learn from his past mistakes. He also states he doesn’t remember the incident and has told his buddies to call him out when he’s being inappropriate.

The writer also, in a somewhat baffling move, offered up a link to a 2018 apology that he made on his website regarding another accusation made back at the time, which stemmed from a survey made by the School Library Journal. Cole was one of several male authors accused of misconduct in the online comments discussing the results of a sexual harassment survey.

Fans and creators alike have thanked Vault online for quickly taking a stand and making the decision not to work with someone with a history of misconduct.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Good move by Vault. Not to be cynical though (but I can’t help it) the true test of this current “movement” is going to be when a big-name, big-money writer is accused and if that stops a major project. So far the closest we have gotten to that is Ellis, but the only casualty has been a 2-page story in a event comic anthology book.

    Is a big or small publisher willing to kill a project that could lead to them seeing major sales and major dollars coming in? If/when that happens, that’s when I will believe what we are seeing is truly going to be impactful.

  2. Mark: Cole essentially admits previous infractions in his own separate Twitter thread. He deserves some credit for owning up to his actions, but this definitely doesn’t feel like a “he said/she said” Twitter beef.

  3. I think there should be an mass exodus of established comic pros willing to go out and fund their own projects, because you never know when past bullshit allegations are going to come and bite you in the ass. I mean, Kickstarter doesn’t really discriminate on whether or not you’re a granny goose grabber, right?

    In my case, maybe there is an upside to self-publishing and not going beyond the parameters of being pigeonholed forever in the small press arena.

    ~

    Coat

  4. I often feel badly in these situations for the other creators on the book, who have done nothing and were probably unaware of the conduct of the other. Still the behavior needs to be punished, at least in a small way if legal remedies are unavailable.

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