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Vault Comics continues to expand as the indie publisher has announced Heavy, a dark violent comedy about love and the transcendence of toxic masculinity. The series is written by Max Bemis, illustrated by Eryk Donovan, colored by Cris Peter, lettered by Taylor Esposito, and designed by Tim Daniel.

Bill may be dead, but he’s got a job to do. Welcome to the Big Wait, where folks who don’t quite make the cut go to work off their debt. Everyone in the Wait’s got a job. Bill is a Heavy, whose job is policing the multiverse, making sure bad eggs get what’s coming to them. He’s on track to earn his Climb and reunite with the woman he loves...until he meets his new partner: the worst dude of all time. Heavy is The Punisher for neurotics; Inception for the impatient; Preacher for…well, it’s a lot like Preacher. Max Bemis (Polarity, Moon Knight, X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever) and Eryk Donavan (Memetic, Quantum Teens Are Go) bring you a story about the existential purpose of dumb boys with big guns.

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"In my early twenties, having finally achieved most of what I had set out to do with music, I made the vow to stop procrastinating and pursue my first passion and ambition; to write comics," said Heavy writer Max Bemis. "I had been married recently and huge existential quandaries began to manifest in my heart concerning morality, my masculinity, and the enduring nature of true love. I wanted to write a comic akin to the weird, violent epics that were my favorites of all time (The Invisibles, Preacher). The only problem was that I hadn't written a single issue of comics, and thus I didn't have a single credit to my name. I took meetings and mulled over ideas from general thematic qualities to specific dialogue, but none of it came to fruition. Here I am now, more than ten years later, with quite a few books to my name, and I'm finally getting to tell the story that means the most to me. Heavy contains my wildest fears, hopes, self-criticisms and my own muddled vision of what reality means. It's also meant to be a rip roaring good time. Writing the first few issues has been one of the greatest creative joys I've experienced so far, and I hope you guys will join us on its singularly strange journey." 

"In each new story I tell, I seek to bring us closer together; to share in joy, excitement, and passion," added artist Eryk Donovan. "Each stroke of my brush, each mark of my pen, reflects a deeply personal and intimate journey with myself, and I welcome sharing this next step of my path with you in with Heavy."

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"Heavy, for me, is a story about transformation, growth, and finding a deeper understanding of inner truth and world around us," expanded Donovan. "It’s about Love, Hate, Violence, and yes, Sex. It’s about what it means to find ourselves. It’s about the power and cruelty we wield over ourselves and each other, and how the ripples of that indelibly affect our hearts." 

Heavy #1 is set for release on May 27th, 2020.

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James Ferguson
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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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