Vault Comics Announces ‘Fearscape’ Sequel ‘A Dark Interlude’ From O’Sullivan, Mutti And… Henry Henry?

by Olly MacNamee
Cover by Ariela Kristantina

Our narrator and all round cad, m Henry Henry returns one again to break down the walls of perception and hyperbolise at every given moment. The creation of writer Ryan O’Sullivan,  artist Andrea Mutti, colour artist Vladimir Popovand letterer Deron Bennet. Henry Henry returns – whether we want him or not – in a new adventure. Farscape: A Dark Interlude is a sequel, and that does not sit well with our author and is currently living in a state of denial about the whole thing:

Dark creatures from a world beyond our own have us locked in a crisis of infinite sequels. 

This is the story of how we escape.

After the stunning success of Fearscape, comes A Dark Interlude, the story of– “No! The only offence to literature greater than the loathsome synopsis is the sequel. I will not stand idle while some internet marketer mangles and confuses my story, which is intact, perfect, and concluded, with this derivative drivel. Mark my words, this nonsense has nothing to do with my tale. I am not in it. I do not condone it. And you, dear reader, should not buy it!”

Forgive the interruption. That was our narrator, Henry Henry. A Dark Interlude is a stand-alone sequel to 2018’s sellout metafictional dark fantasy comic series Fearscape. The only problem is…the narrator is in denial about it being a sequel, and the entire plot of the book is that endless sequels are keeping humanity stagnant and unable to grow.

In A Dark Interlude, we follow Henry Henry, The Muse, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, and a bevy of supernatural beings as they try to help humanity escape this “sequel crisis” before it destroys not only our world, but the supernatural world beyond it, too.

A Dark Interlude is perfect for fans of oldschool supernatural Vertigo writers such as Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, or Grant Morrison. The elevator pitch I am contractually obligated to include is: “It’s Sandman meets Breaking Bad”. (But I will deny ever having typed this.)

Out on November 11th from Vault Comics. Just don’t call it a sequel!

Cover by Nathan Gooden
Cover by Rebekah Isaacs

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