Fox and Hare is all cyberpunk, and is finally headed to comic book stores near you this week. (or mail order)
Not to be confused with the stop-motion animated series of the same name, Fox and Hare, by Vault Comics is all cyberpunk! That’s a good thing for the duo who take on this codename about two bounty hunters, or should that be mercenaries? Because of unforeseen circumstances, this comic originally slated for November 2021 was delayed. But it’s on track for release soon.
Jon Tsuei (writer) and Stacey Lee (artist) have crafted a work that brings the colourful aesthetics from Blade Runner to life. It’s not as noir as the film, but instead comes through as slick and clean. Lee’s manga style presentation gives us a work that truly shows how Asian talents can reclaim the aesthetics of the cyberpunk genre. These talents wanted to demonstrate this ability, and I feel this debut issue does the job.
The protagonists of our story are rebelling against the status quo of their world just as much as we, the creators, are rebelling against the status quo of the cyberpunk genre.
Coming November 2021
Vault is thrilled to announce Fox and Hare, a thrilling new cyberpunk series co-created by writer Jon Tsuei (Sera and the Royal Stars, Run Love Kill), and artist Stacey Lee (Marvel’s Silk, The Unstoppable Wasp, Gwenpool).
When black market coder Aurora Yi uncovers top secret data that has tapped into the past lives of the citizens of Mazu Bay, her world is turned upside down. The mega corporation Synastry Designs wants its data back and is hot on her trail. Aurora has no choice but to turn to the Fox and the Hare, the most feared mercenaries in the city, for protection. Rebellion. Reclamation. Rebirth.
“I’ve always been drawn to the cyberpunk genre, but I never saw myself represented in those stories, despite their heavy usage of Asian aesthetics,” said Jon Tsuei. “I began to wonder, what if Asian people reclaimed the aesthetics of cyberpunk and centered ourselves in the narrative? As I spent time with that question, I realized that it wasn’t enough to just place Asian faces in the story. We also had to reframe the themes of new technology (cyber) and rebellion (punk) through an Asian lens.
The wait may be hard for some, but for those anxious to know a bit more, a synopsis for issue #1 is…
Today Vault Comics announced that, due to Covid-related delays, the release of Radio Apocalypse #1 has been pushed back to October 2021.
“Anyone who has read Ram and Anand’s other work knows just how exceptional their creative efforts truly are,” said Vault Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel. “Covid has thrown a wrench into every aspect of our lives, and yet somehow we’ve all learned to keep moving forward. Still, the last thing we want to do is rush what will be a singular and masterful series, and so we’ve decided to hold the Radio Apocalypse release just a bit longer. I promise, it’s worth it.”
“The Picture of Dorian Grey has always been a favorite of mine, both as a novel and a concept,” said Watters. “But I think it’s been squandered a little when it’s been revisited.”
By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)
Publisher Vault Comics
Release Date: December 2020
Although not slated for October 2020 release, The Picture of Everything Else feels like a type of “sequel” which would be perfect for the season. I wouldn’t call this comic book as a proper continuation of Oscar Wilde’s tale, The Picture of Dorian Grey, but the title says it all. Writer Dan Watters admits to being inspired by it. I can’t wait to take a look at this tale because I’ve seen or read various adaptations of the seminal tale of madness!
As most people know, ghost stories are perfect not only for the Halloween season but also Christmas!
“HEAVY, for me, is a story about transformation, growth, and finding a deeper understanding of inner truth and world around us,” Donovan explained.
Vault Comics is thrilled to announce HEAVY, a new comic series co-created by writer Max Bemis (Moon Knight, Evil Empire, Worst X-Man Ever) and artist Eryk Donovan (Memetic, Quantum Teens Are Go), with colors by Cris Peter (The Dollhouse Family), letters by Taylor Esposito (Baby Teeth, Cult Classic), and design by Tim Daniel (The Plot, Fissure).
HEAVY is a psychedelic deconstruction of a character similar to The Punisher. A dark, violent comedy about love and the transcendence of toxic masculinity.