Vault Comics Announces New Horror Series ‘Human Remains’ #1 Inspired By Last Year’s UK Coronavirus Lockdown

by Olly MacNamee

You may not necessarily guess it from either of the covers revealed, but Vault Comics new series, Human Remains is a chilling new horror series from writer extrodinaire Peter Milligan, (Shade: The Changing Man, X-Statix, Enigma), artist Sally Cantirino (I Walk With Monsters, The Final Girls), colorist Dearbhla Kelly (I Walk With Monsters, Red Sonja), and designer Tim Daniel.

“Dax and Bisa love each other. But in this new and terrifying world, love is dangerous. Feeling anything is dangerous. Earth has a new and terrible invader—monsters that deprive us of the very feelings that make us human. A shocking tale of pent-up emotions, perilously loud sex, and forced compsure in the face of unspeakable horror…from one of the most celebrated writers in comics, Peter Milligan and breakout horror artist Sally Cantirino.”

A series, as Milligan explains, that was born from last years UK coronavirus lockdown:

“London England, last summer. It was during the first lockdown and my wife and I were walking in Kenwood Park, North London, enjoying the one period of outside exercise we were allowed per day. I watched the people around me, all keeping their distance from each other, all – at least all who had had any sense – somewhat wary. 

I was struck by how strange this all was. And I thought about all the things that had recently been so natural that we now could not do. All the touching, socializing, kissing, close-up talking. All that everyday human stuff. It seemed the virus was stripping us of some of the essential qualities of what it was to be human. A thought struck me, how much can you strip away from what it is to be human…before you stop being human?”

Human Remains #1 will hit store shelves in September 2021. The entire series will feature a line of variant covers from Vault Cover-Artist-in-Residence, Joshua Hixson (The Plot, Shanghai Red).

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