Missoula, MT (3/16/2020): Vault Comics is thrilled to announce ENGINEWARD, a zodiac-inspired, twelve-issue science-fantasy comic series written by George Mann, drawn by Joe Eisma, colored by Michael Garland, lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and designed by Tim Daniel.
In ENGINEWARD, Earth is an ancient myth, long forgotten. Now, the god-like Celestials, who embody the surviving zodiac signs, rule with brutal efficiency. When Joss, an Engineward, discovers and reactivates the head of a fossilized Ghoulem, she learns all is not as intended. Her destiny—and the truth about her imperious rulers—lies somewhere far beyond the borders of her shantytown.
Every issue of ENGINEWARD will feature a special “Zodiac Cover” drawn by Joe Eisma and designed by Tim Daniel that portrays one of the twelve Celestials of ENGINEWARD, released according to the zodiac calendar and the sign they represent.
“I couldn’t be happier to be working with Joe and the team at Vault Comics on ENGINEWARD,” said George Mann. “This is a story that’s been brewing in my head for nearly a decade, and seeing Joe breathing life into these characters is something very special indeed. He’s bringing such a fantastic look to the series. I can’t wait for people to meet Joss, Ichabod, Kreek and Thrycia, and to delve deep into the mythology of the Celestials alongside us. It’s going to be a wild ride!”
“I’m so fired up about ENGINEWARD,” added Joe Eisma. “I have always wanted to work in this genre space since the beginning of my career, and I’m so excited about this book! George has crafted a thrilling and intricate story that I know will excite readers. Crafting this world with him has really energized my art, and I can’t wait for everyone to join us on this epic journey across our compelling world!”
ENGINEWARD #1 debuts with a Pulp & Paint B cover variant by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel. It hits store shelves in June 2020.
ABOUT GEORGE MANN:
George Mann is a Sunday Times bestselling novelist and scriptwriter. He’s the creator of the supernatural crime series, Wychwood, as well as the popular Newbury & Hobbes and Tales of the Ghost novel series. He’s written for properties such as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Judge Dredd, Warhammer 40,000 and Dark Souls, for publishers including Disney/Lucasfilm, Tor, BBC, IDW, Legendary, Titan, Panini and Audible. George is one half of the creative studio Strange Matter, which he co-formed with Cavan Scott in 2018. He’s currently part of the writers room on a forthcoming genre television show.
ABOUT JOE EISMA:
Joe Eisma is the artist and co-creator of Morning Glories, the Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling series from Image Comics. Joe has also worked on Existence 3.0, Dynamo 5 and Notorious from Image, and has provided covers for BOOM!, IDW and Valiant Comics. Recently, Joe has also drawn many comics for Archie Comics, including the popular Riverdale adaptation, as well as, The Flash from DC Comics and Faith from Valiant. A primarily self-taught artist, Joe graduated in 2002 from Baylor University with a degree in film, and went on to study at Southern Methodist University’s Guildhall program, where he received a Certificate in Art Creation for Video Games.