Mall Is Vault’s New Post-Apocalypse Series From Moreci And Screenwriter Of ‘It’

by Olly MacNamee

With Michael Moreci having signed a multi-project deal with Vault Comics recently, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) has announced that the first comic book coming out of that deal will be a  collaboration with Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter behind Annabelle, The Nun, and the film adaptations of Stephen King’s It, and drawn by Zak Hartong. That’s a pretty cool pedigree, I think you’ll all agree.
The new series will be called Mall and deal with a post-apocalypse wasteland in which the survivors have devolved into tribes which take up a particular brand as their totem and all inhabit the same shopping mall they have for years. Talk about a pressure-cooker situation.

Here’s Adrian Wassell’s take on this new book, as told to THR:

It’s a story about the end of the world… after the end of the world. It’s as though Gary and Mike reached into my brain, grabbed all my fond memories of The Warriors, Mad Max, and John Carpenter’s opus [Escape from New York], then mixed them into some terribly drinkable cocktail.

It sounds like great fun – something akin to a cross between Mallrats and The Lord of the Flies and available August 28th from Vault Comics with another one of their nifty throw-back cover variants (Vault Vintage), this time homaging Gray Morrow’s classic 1975 cover for Marvel’s Marvel Preview No. 3.

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