This Fall, Vault Comics will begin publishing Nightfall, an annual event featuring spine-tingling tales of horror. Select new series introduced between September and December will bear the Nightfall icon to let readers know that they can find truly horrifying stories inside. Just like any other Vault periodical, the series will conclude based on the title’s planned length.
Vault Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel, explained, “For a little over two years, Vault’s mission has been to bring you the best in science fiction and fantasy. But there’s no denying our affection for the macabre has wormed its way into many of our series. Nightfall—even more than an annual event—is a badge. It tells readers and retailers which of our stories will be truly terrifying. Sure, they might contain some sci-fi or fantasy, but if you crack open a Nightfall cover, your skin will crawl.”
Nightfall“Nightfall will begin as an annual event, bringing you some delightfully dreadful comics from some truly remarkable creators each fall,” says Vault CEO & Publisher, Damian Wassel. “But, like every initiative we launch at Vault, we have some big, as yet unspoken plans for Nightfall, to bring our readers more of that late-October feeling horror fans crave.”
The first installment of Nightfall will be The Plot co-written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci, and drawn by Joshua Hixson. The story centers on Chase Blaine. When his estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, Chase becomes guardian to his niece and nephew McKenzie and Zach. He moves them into his ancestral home in Cape Augusta, but the property overlooks a black bogland filled with family secrets.
“This is the most emotional book I’ve ever written,” stated Moreci. “It’s everything I love dearly about horror, where the scares come from the characters and their intense personal journeys. This is horror you feel chilling your bones. It’s horror that lingers when you try to sleep at night.”
Hixson said, “The best kind of horror confronts us with our buried secrets and darkest thoughts—all that we try to keep dormant. The Plot drags those to the surface and forces us to look. It’s everything I love about horror, and everything I love about drawing it.”
The Plot #1 will have a Vault Vintage Cover B by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel, an homage to Bernie Wrightson’s classic House of Secrets #92 cover (DC Comics). Look for it at your local comic shop in September or check out details online.
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