Vault Comics in partnership with Paradox Interactive will publish the official Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series, based on the internationally bestselling World of Darkness RPG universe.
The comic is co-written by Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, and Blake Howard, and illustrated by Devmalya Pramanik and Nathan Gooden. Colors are by Addison Duke and covers will come from Aaron Campbell. Letters are by AndWorld Design.
The World of Darkness universe features a hidden world of vampires, ghouls, and hunters who live in the shadows and scheme among us. The comic follows Cecily Baine, an enforcer for the Twin Cities’ elite cabal of Kindred (vampires). She takes a mysterious young vampire under her wing and is then swept up in a conspiracy that can shake the foundations of vampire society.
Along with a thrilling story set in the supernatural world, each issue will include exclusive material for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition, the tabletop RPG rule book from Modiphius Entertainment, which will enable readers to play alongside the unfolding events in the comics.
“When Vampire: The Masquerade launched in 1991, it felt like the first RPG to embrace dark and mature themes largely ignored by previous games,” said Vault Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel. “Close to 30 years later, following the successful launch of the 5th edition, Vampire: The Masquerade is exploring new avenues of storytelling with our comic series. I can’t imagine a better team than the one we’ve assembled. Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Devmalya Pramanik, Addison Duke, and Aaron Campbell tell a story from two points-of-view, a fearsome Camarilla courier in Minneapolis and an Anarch coterie from outside the city tasked with investigating a murder. As you get deeper into the series, you’ll discover how the two stories connect, unearthing a city-shaking conspiracy. This is Vault’s first comic outside the world of creator-owned and we’re thrilled to be partnered with a brand that shares our commitment to the very best genre storytelling.”
The Paradox Interactive/Vault partnership came about thanks to Joe LeFavi, CEO of Genuine Entertainment. LeFavi is responsible for producing extensions of the World of Darkness franchise such as the new comic series and an expandable card game from Renegade Game Studios.
Vampire: The Masquerade #1 will be available at your local comic shop in July.