Vault Comics is adding a new horror series to its list this fall. I Walk With Monsters promises “a dark, heartfelt horror series” that uses supernatural elements to delve into much more real-life atrocities such as violence, abuse, and the scars that the victims must live with every day.
Written by Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Saucer State), the new title is illustrated by Sally Cantirino (Dead Beats, Last Song) and colored by Dearbhla Kelly (Red Sonja, Queen of Bad Dreams).
Read the synopsis from Vault below:
In Jacey’s past is the Important Man who took away her brother. Now Jacey has David, who sometimes transforms into a terrifying beast. Together, they’ve found a way to live–and to hunt, sniffing out men who prey on the vulnerable. But Jacey and David are about to run into the Important Man again. From Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Doctor Who, Elementary) and Sally Cantirino (Last Song, We Have To Go Back) comes a haunting story about the monsters that walk beside us all, and sometimes lurk within.
“I Walk with Monsters is my attempt to do what Stephen King does: to make a horror story that speaks of genuine horrors,” said Cornell. “It’s about male violence and cycles of abuse. It’s also a nightmare that’s personal for me. It’s taken a lot of digging to finally get here. Though it’s a tough journey, I promise that if you get through it there’s light at the end. It’s a book I’m incredibly proud of.”
“The ability to freely express anger is a privilege,” added Cantirino. “I understand Jacey in I Walk With Monsters. Jacey holds her anger, heartbreak, hurt, and betrayal deep in her chest. She enacts her revenge through a proxy with the power to attack, a visceral and violent version of the same impulse that had me singing or screaming along to a song about being attacked by monsters, or about being the monster myself. Anger makes you feel monstrous, or capable of monstrous things. But how you are allowed to express that anger is described by privilege, which is no small part of what we are investigating in I Walk With Monsters—a story that is very much meant to scare you.”
I Walk With Monsters #1 hits stores in November. Look for variant covers by Nathan Gooden and Jen Hickman.