Vault Comics has announced a new horror series from the team of writer Mark Russell, artist Benjamin Tiesma, colorist Vladimir Popov and designer Tim Daniel. Deadbox is about a town caught in the grip of “a cursed DVD machine.”
From the cover it looks like it’s a cursed Redbox, but for trademark reasons I’m sure they couldn’t say that. But somebody call The Last Blockbuster, because this could be good news for them.
“I wrote Deadbox as a horror story, not just about a cursed DVD rental machine, but also about the feeling of being trapped, boxed if you will, in a town that doesn’t get you and a place you will never feel at home in no matter how long you live there,” Russell said.
The town in question is called Lost Turkey, where the main source of entertainment for its citizens is this cursed DVD machine — and it seems to know more about the fate of its citizens than they do.
“As a kid who felt, in many ways, trapped by his upbringing and sought personal escape in movies, Deadbox tells a story that’s deeply personal to me, even though it’s about something as goofy as haunted movies,” Russell said. “My hope is that as fewer and fewer Americans begin to recognize the place they call home, this will have a personal meaning for them, too. That we can each, in our own way, find a way to survive the horror of the everyday.”
Artist Corin Howell provided the variant cover:
The first issue arrives in August.