Vault Comics are launching a new line of deluxe black and white comics called ‘Vault Lines’ and it all kicks off with a B+W reprint of These Savage Shores #1 from Ram V, Sumit Kumar and Aditya Bidikar, letting you get an even better look at the finery of Kumar’s detailed, delicate artwork stripped of all colour. But, what makes this spot ‘deluxe’ anyway? Well, it is printed on a heavier weight paper stock so I imagine it’ll feel heavier and look better in your hands. So, why These Savage Shores as their debut ‘Vault Lines’ comic?
Tim Daniels, Vault VP of Branding & Design, had this to say:
The creative team for These Savage Shores has greatly impressed us since the initial pitch. Series artist Sumit Kumar’s highly detailed command of light and shadow has imbued Ram V’s tale with a deeply realized and exceedingly rich texture. Once you lay your eyes on Sumit’s unadorned work, you’ll quickly discover why he’s become of the top artists working in comics and the perfect candidate to launch Vault Lines.
These Savage Shores #1 Vault Lines Edition will hit store shelves on March 27th, 2019.