After dropping a list of exciting creators for 2021, Vault Comics has released the first title slated for this spring. Radio Apocalypse is “a mix-tape for the end-times, a story of the resilience & joy of music, love & the human spirit.”
Created by writer Ram V (Blue In Green, These Savage Shores) and artist Anand RK (Blue In Green, Grafity’s Wall), letterer Aditya Bidikar (The Department of Truth, Giga) and designer Tim Daniel round out the team.
Read the series synopsis here:
Long after the rock out of space struck the world and turned it all to dust, in Bakerstown stands the last Radio Station on the planet. Radio Apocalypse broadcasting into the unknown, a beacon in the dark for those who wander the lost places. Now change is coming to Bakerstown. Among the refugees flocking into an already precarious settlement, an orphan boy Rion, caught in an indiscretion, will twine his fate with the Radio Station. And in doing so, begin this mixtape of love and heartbreak and interminable hope. This soundtrack to the end of the world.
“Back in 2017 when Anand and I first started collaborating on comics we discussed Radio Apocalypse,” said Ram V, “but as circumstances would have it, we ended up working on other projects. We’ve both gone on to do well-received work in comics. All that while, Radio Apocalypse grew and mutated and developed in the back of our minds, into what it is today. It is a story of the resilience and joy of music, love, and the human spirit even in the bleakest of times and we’ve been raring to tell it for over three years.”
“Some of my favourite things to do in art is world-building,” added Anand RK, “especially when this world is so similar to ours but just not quite it? To design specifics of this world, how characters inhabit it, how physics and biology of it work, the culture that shapes it. I find this immensely exciting and satisfying. Radio Apocalypse is one such project and I can’t wait for Ram and me to tell this story.”
Radio Apocalypse #1 will hit stores in April 2021. Look for a special Vault Vintage cover from Nathan Gooden and Daniel that pays homage to Kieron Gillen’s and Jamie McKelvie’s legendary Phonogram #1.