CBR can exclusively reveal five new series Vault Comics will put out in 2023.

Vault Comics has announced the titles and creative teams for five new series launching in early 2023. Barbaric: Hell to Pay leads the pack in January from Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden. Not only will the new title continue the adventures of Soren, Owen and Axe, but it will also pave the way to Vault's "Year of the Axe," a year-long event further expanding the world of Barbaric with more one-shots, spinoffs and series.

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Coming in February, Godfell is written by Christopher Sebela and features art by Ben Hennessy. The series takes place in a fantasy world where God falls out of the sky, seemingly dead. A war quickly follows as different families quickly try to claim God's body parts, all while a soldier named Zanzi Vuiline simply tries to make her way home before getting caught up in everyone's antics.

Following in March is The Nasty, which comes from writer John Lees and artist George Kambadais. The Nasty joins a teenager named Thumper Connell as he and his imaginary friend discover a lost "video nasty" -- a term which became widely recognized in 1980s and refers to uncensored, low-budget horror films which bypassed being reviewed by the British Board of Film Classification and oftentimes had to be discreetly distributed in rental stores. Also in March comes Songs For the Dead: Afterlife from Andrea Fort, MC Heron and MJ Erickson, which follows a necromancer named Bethany as she embarks on a dangerous adventure.

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Lastly, Money Shot Comes Again launches in April from Tim Seeley and Gisele Lagace. Following Seeley and Sarah Beattie's Money Shot, which was published by Vault Comics in 2020, the new series brings the XXXplorers back for a new story which involves space jellyfish, dumb billionaires and more.

Read the full solicitations below for the five new Vault Comics series.


  • January 2023
  • Writer: Michael Moreci
  • Artist: Nathan Gooden
  • Colorist: Addison Duke
  • Letterer: Jim Campbell
  • Designer: Tim Daniel
  • Synopsis: Barbaric is back and headed straight to hell in an all-new arc so big and bloody, it's getting an extra issue! While Owen tames a dragon with an old friend, Soren and Steel cross paths with someone else from our cursed barbarian's past...who isn't looking nearly as friendly. Hell hath no fury like a woman stabbed through the heart by an ugly f***ing orc.
  • Oh, wait! Who's carrying Axe?


  • February 2023
  • Writer: Christopher Sebela
  • Artist Ben Hennessy
  • Colorist: Triona Farrell & Vittorio Astone
  • Letterer: Jim Campbell
  • Synopsis: One sunny day in the land of Kerethim, God falls dead from the sky. The impact sends out shockwaves that draw in royal families at war, shadowy creatures of the dark, and armies of the dispossessed, all coming to lay claim to parts of God's body. Into this power struggle wanders Zanzi Vuiline, a soldier and berserker trying to get home from a years-long war. Forced to fight her way through the strange landscapes in and on God's corpse, from the soles of its feet through the top of its head, Zanzi will acquire a mysterious traveling companion on her own pilgrimage.


  • March 2023
  • Writer: John Lees
  • Artist: George Kambadais
  • Letterer: Jim Campbell
  • Designer: Tim Daniel
  • Cover A: George Kambadais
  • Cover B: Sally Cantirino
  • Eighteen-year-old Thumper Connell still has an imaginary friend: the masked killer from his favourite slasher film. Thumper is obsessed with horror and always has been. He fills his time with scary VHS rentals and hanging out with his fellow fans, The Murder Club. But everything changes when his local video shop acquires one of the notorious films known as "video nasties" – films so scary, they're the target of the British Moral Decency League's crusade to ban and burn. But it's only a movie, right? It's all just imaginary, isn't it? A story about the perception of evil, the power of genre, the love of fandom, the need to create art, oh, and crap-your-pants TERROR!"


  • March 2023
  • Writer: Andrea Fort & MC Heron
  • Artist: MJ Erickson
  • Colorist: Addison Duke
  • Letterer: Andworld
  • Cover: MJ Erickson
  • Designer: Tim Daniel
  • Synopsis: Bethany is a necromancer and a hero. Along with her companions, Elissar and Jonas, she has finally found the rumored covenant. Her Perilous journey has brought her to the last bastion of the necromancers, but resurging prejudices have them in shambles. Can Bethany unite them in the face of escalating tensions? Or will the coming war shatter all of her dreams for a peaceful future?


  • April 2023
  • Writer: Tim Seeley
  • Artist: Gisele Lagace
  • Colorist: Carlos Badilla Z
  • Letterer: Crank!
  • Designer: Tim Daniel
  • Cover A: Gisele Lagace
  • Cover B: Tim Seeley & Tim Daniel
  • Synopsis: The XXXplorers are back and on their hands and knees for the good of humanity! When the giant ass space jellyfish who run the ordered universe arrive on earth, the porn-stars-cum-science explorers must put away grudges, crushes and side hustles to once again take one or two or three for the team. Begins an epic new arc, which takes aim at dumb billionaires and bad optics, and guests stars a LEGENDARY underground comix heroine! NEW ARTIST Gisele Lagace puts her sexy spin on the book!

Source: Vault Comics