The first issue of The Autumnal, Vault’s newest horror series, has sold out of a healthy overprint at the distributor almost two weeks ahead of release. The issue is being rushed back to print. A new cover and release date for the second printing will be announced soon.
The Autumnal is co-created by writer Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Living Dead), and artist Chris Shehan, with colors by Jason Wordie, letters by Jim Campbell, and designs by Tim Daniel. The sold out first printing of issue #1 goes on sale September 23rd, 2020. The second printing of issue #1 will go on sale soon after.
The Autumnal #1 is already one of the most talked-about horror titles of the year:
“Horror stories have made clowns creepy and this one might do the same for fall foliage.” -THE NEW YORK TIMES
“I immediately fell in love with the unsettling world of Comfort Notch. I just added it to my pull list. Definitely one of the must-read horror titles running as we enter the spooky months…Add it to your pull lists!”
-JAMES TYNION IV (The Department of Truth, Something is Killing the Children)
“I just read a sneak peek of The Autumnal. It’s terrific! Just my kind of horror series! And that cliffhanger! I cannot wait for issue 2!”
-CULLEN BUNN (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun)
“Got an early read of The Autumnal. Has the beautiful electricity of an establishing shot in a horror movie, the first crack of thunder before a storm, an A+ mom/daughter relationship that makes the sense of foreboding that much more suffocating & VIBES. FOR. DAYS.” -COURTNEY SUMMERS (NY Times bestselling author of Sadie)
“The Autumnal is a chilling look at generational trauma & how our past can consume us with all the flavor of 80’s horror classics. A gorgeous descent into the simmering dread beneath the veneer of an idyllic small town. Don’t miss this book.” -ZAC THOMPSON (Cable, Yondu,Undone By Blood, No One’s Rose)
“The Autumnal is amazing. If you’re a fan of horror, you won’t want to miss out on this.”
-MARTIN SIMMONDS (The Department of Truth, Friendo)
“The Autumnal is deftly crafted with heartfelt characters, and a meaningful monster. The ideal read for Halloween season.”
– LONNIE NADLER (Undone By Blood, Black Stars Above)
“Had an early peek at this fire the other day, and boy is it the real deal. Beautifully-paced and plotted horror.” -ALEX PAKNADEL (Lords of Empyre: Celestial Messiah, Friendo)