Vault Comics have announced a new series debuting this Fall from the creative team of writer Tim Seeley (Grayson, Revival, and Hack/Slash), co-scripter & comedian Sarah Beattie, artist Rebekah Isaacs (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith), colorist Kurt Michael Russell (Hack/Slash, Glitterbomb), and letterer Crank! (Rick and Morty, Curse Words). The premise for this new sci-fi series? Why, scientists having sex with aliens for money, of course as the title of the new series may well suggest: Money Shot.
In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampos, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She’ll travel to new worlds, engage —intimately—with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in Money Shot! A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind—and money.
As well as the regular cover, Vault will once again be publishing a Vault Vintage variant, homaging John Byrne & Joe Sinnott’s iconic cover to Fantastic Four #220 (Marvel Comics, 1980).
Intrigued yet? I know I am? After all, it sounds like a rather risqué move my Vault Comics – more a move Ahoy Comics would make – but then Vault Comics have always danced to the beat of their own drum, and it seems to be working well for them.
Here’s Tim Seeley to tell you more about this sex-in-space romp:
It’s about porn but it isn’t porn… It’s a science fiction epic about a group of underfunded scientist using a porn website that broadcasts their alien sex conquests to fund their research into the depths of the universe. It’s supposed to make you laugh, make you a little uncomfortable, make you confront the realities of the modern struggles the scientific community faces as they attempt to innovate and discover.
But ultimately, that’s not all Money Shot is about either. Sure, it’s about porn. And, it’s about sex. It’s about love. It’s about the weird overlap between the two, and the occasional lack of overlap. It’s about how physical intimacy often leads to emotional intimacy, and how often we wish that weren’t true. And it’s about coming together to do something for the good of mankind, even when you’re dealing with all those complexities. It’s about discovery…learning about yourself as you learn about what lies beyond the planet our species evolved on—via thousands of years of sex.
And, if that wasn’t enough of a persuasive argument, why not feats your eyes on these preview pages and of the first issues debut on October 23rd, 2019.
I must admit, with this premise and that artwork, I have a feeling Vault may have their next reel out hit on their hands, so maybe ask your local comic book store to reserve your copy now.