Today, Vault Comics has announced a new horror series called Deadbox. If you’re familiar with Redbox you’ll likely know where this story is going, which is by Mark Russell, (Billionaire Island, Second Coming, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles), artist Bejnamin Tiesma (Dead Body Road), colorist Vladimir Popov (Fearscape, A Dark Interlude), and designer Tim Daniel. The new series will launch in August.
So what’s it about?
DEADBOX is a horror story set in the town of Lost Turkey, where the main source of entertainment is a cursed DVD machine that seems to know more about the fate of its citizens than they do.
“I wrote DEADBOX as a horror story, not just about a cursed DVD rental machine, but also about the feeling of being trapped, boxed if you will, in a town that doesn’t get you and a place you will never feel at home in no matter how long you live there,” Russell said in a statement sent to AIPT. “As a kid who felt, in many ways, trapped by his upbringing and sought personal escape in movies, DEADBOX tells a story that’s deeply personal to me, even though it’s about something as goofy as haunted movies. My hope is that as fewer and fewer Americans begin to recognize the place they call home, this will have a personal meaning for them, too. That we can each, in our own way, find a way to survive the horror of the everyday.”
The entire series will feature a line of variant covers from Vault Cover-Artist-in-Residence, Corin Howell.
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