In an exclusive with Paste Magazine, Vault Comics revealed the breakout hit series Wasted Space has been upgraded from a miniseries to an ongoing, with a commitment of 20 issues or more. This will be the first ongoing series for the independent publisher, who previously has focused on miniseries like Deep Roots or Submerged. (both FANTASTIC)
Wasted Space, written by Michael Moreci, drawn by Hayden Sherman, colored by Jason Wordie and lettered by Jim Campbell, follows the adventures of a prophet who has renounced his faith being confronted by it. I’ve described it at the shop as “a serious story told in an irreverent way, like a Simpsons Halloween Special” The series has been upgraded in the wake of four single-issue multiple printing sellouts and great demand.
Moreci spoke with Paste:
“Sometimes, out of a lot of frustration can come a lot of joy, Wasted Space was born, in part, from my frustrations over my own work—I always want to do better, I’m always pushing myself to do better, but for a stretch I wasn’t making this happen. This book was a challenge to myself—to reach a new creative height. And thanks to the creative team I’m surrounded by, and the wonderful team at Vault, I feel like I’ve reached a place, creatively, that I’m more satisfied with. Seeing it become such a critical and commercial success is a bonus I never thought possible. But I’m so happy it’s happened—for myself, for the creative team and for Vault.”
The artist on the series is the phenomenal Hayden Sherman, who also illustrated the phenomenal Cold War from AfterShock Comics, who has become very near and dear to my heart with his sometimes Kirbyesque visuals, and incredible homage covers.
Sherman spoke with Paste as well
“When I read the first script for Wasted Space I was immediately charmed by all of the characters introduced and the trouble they got into, I was itching to get into drawing that first issue, and now I’m itching to get into drawing the next 10, 15, 20, 30, however many more! This comic is a sheer pleasure to create, and I’m beyond glad to be with this team to keep the issues coming.”
Indie Publisher Vault Comics Announces Big Change for Title Wasted Space
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