Preview: Vault Comics Offer Up 32 Page First-Look At New Fantasy Graphic Novel ‘Brandon Sanderson’s Dark One’

by Oliver MacNamee

Were you as shocked as I was when you read through the Eisner Awards and didn’t see a single Vault Comics’ series nominated in any of the 31 categories? A relatively new comic book company that has had great success with such critically-acclaimed titles as These Savage Shores, The Plot and Vagrant Queens, but not even noticed by the judges of these well-regraded awards?! Well, you cannot keep a god person, or publisher, down and moving forward, Vault Comics is about to bring out an all-new 200 page fantasy graphic novel called Brandon Sanderson’s Dark One. Based on a story by The New York Times best selling fantasy author Brandon Sanderson and adapted by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing with art by Nathan Gooden, colors from Kurt Michael Russell and lettering from Deron Bennett.

Exclusively previewed in The Hollywood Reporter, here’s a massive first look of this new book, originally announces a coupe of years ago now. This preview was intended to be this year’s Free Comic Book Day offering, but we all know why that didn’t happen. So, it’s good to see, once agin, Vault using their initiative and getting this book out by any means necessary with physical copies shipping August 17th and up for pre-order now both here and here. The first 500 preorders will include an exclusive bookplate signed by Sanderson himself and access to an exclusive live-stream Q&A with the him. Additionally they’ll will also receive a bonus pack featuring behind-the-scenes content, and an additional 50% off other Vault digital editions.

Some worlds are made to be broken.

Paul Tanasin is a young man haunted by visions of a dark and fantastic world―visions he initially believes are hallucinations. But when he discovers they are prophecies from Mirandus, a world in which he’s destined to become a fearsome destroyer, he’ll have to embrace the fear, rise up as the Dark One, and shatter everything. Dark Oneexamines the dual roles we often take on in life—the ability to be a savior as well as a destroyer.

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