The Plot

Drown your secrets.

The inaugural title of Vault's new Nightfall line, THE PLOT is written by Tim Daniel (Fissure, Enormous) & Michael Moreci (Wasted Space, Mall) and drawn by Joshua Hixson (Shangai Red).

In order to receive...first you must give. When Chase Blaine's estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta—which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.

The Plot is the third horror title Mike Moreci and I have co-authored," says Daniel in the exclusive announcement from Paste Magazine, "and that means we not only get a chance to return to a genre we both deeply love, but we get to do it at Vault Comics. Having The Plot lead-off Nightfall and fully introduce horror to Vault readers is a true privilege."

Daniel adds, "That we get to create this tale with artist Joshua Hixson, on the heels of Shanghai Red (Image), means working with a superstar storyteller in the making--and his rapid ascension is happening panel-by-panel and page after horrifying page right before our eyes. I can't wait until Josh's work is right before your eyes."

Michael Moreci says "This is the most emotional book I've ever written. It's everything I love dearly about horror, where the scares come from the characters and their intense personal journeys. This is horror you feel chilling your bones. It's horror that lingers when you try to sleep at night."

Artist Joshua Hixson adds, "The best kind of horror confronts us with our buried secrets and darkest thoughts—all that we try to keep dormant. The Plot drags those to the surface and forces us to look. It’s everything I love about horror, and everything I love about drawing it."

Issue 1's Cover A is by Joshua Hixson and Cover B (Vault Vintage) is by Nathan Gooden, an homage to Bernie Wrightson's classic House of Secrets #92 cover (DC Comics).

  • Current Issue No.: 1
  • Current Issue On Sale Date: Sep 25, 2019
  • Future Issues:
    • Issue No. 2 Release Date: Oct 30, 2019
    • Issue No. 3 Release Date: Nov 27, 2019
    • Issue No. 4 Release Date: Dec 18, 2019
    • Issue No. 5 Release Date: Jan 22, 2020
    • Issue No. 6 Release Date: Feb 26, 2020
    • Issue No. 7 Release Date: Mar 25, 2020
    • Issue No. 8 Release Date: Apr 22, 2020
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