Finger Guns #1 is set to release this February, and now Vault has just announced the first issue will get a special new wraparound cover from fan favorite artist Jen Hickman (TEST, Jem and the Holograms).
Written by Justin Richards, illustrated by Val Halvorson, colored by Rebecca Nalty, lettered by Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios, and designed by Tim Daniel, Finger Guns is about two troubled teenagers who figure out that they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. According to the publisher, “there will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst. Oh yeah…And chaos. So much chaos.”
Vault Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel said in a statement,
“Finger Guns is a deceptively brave story. It’s about kids, who have the strange ability to point their fingers at people and—bang—manipulate their emotions, but it is not a story for kids. Finger Guns handles some heavy themes and tough imagery with such a deft touch you could almost miss it—almost. You’ll see a young white kid running around blasting people with a finger gun that makes them powerfully angry. You’ll see a young girl of color firing a calm gun to stem the chaotic tide. You’ll see these two become friends—support each other, learn from each other, and even hurt each other, in equal measure. Finger Guns is a book about emotional maturity, what it takes to grow up, how few of us actually do, and the importance of harnessing compassion in an age of selfishness. Like I said, it’s deceptively brave. You’ll have so much fun, right up until you feel the tears welling.”
Take a look at Hickman’s wraparound cover as well as the issue’s other cover options and some interior pages below. Finger Guns #1 goes on sale at your local comic shop on February 26.