The Nasty #1 from Vault Comics is a story about the perception of evil, the power of genre, the love of fandom, the need to create art, oh, and crap-your-pants terror!
Written by John Lees with artwork from Ringo award-nominated comic book artist George Kambadais and Adam Cahoon with lettering by Jim Campbell, The Nasty #1 hits local comic shops on April 5, 2023. Cahoon will take over as series artist beginning with the third issue.
Scotland, 1994. Eighteen-year-old Thumper Connell still has an imaginary friend: the masked killer from his favourite slasher film. Thumper is obsessed with horror and always has been. He fills his time with scary VHS rentals and hanging out with his fellow fans, The Murder Club. But everything changes when his local video shop acquires one of the notorious films known as “video nasties” – films so scary, they’re the target of the British Moral Decency League’s crusade to ban and burn. But it’s only a movie, right? It’s all just imaginary, isn’t it?
Simple cartoon-style artwork with outstanding horror storytelling is a combination you can’t miss. Add into the mix the nostalgia of heading to the local video rental shop to grab your favorite VHS tape just completes the deal. You get all of this and more in the debut of The Nasty.
This book is one which had been discussed a bit with our local comic shop, so we were looking forward to the drop and it did not disappoint. While giving us a great story, the first issue leaves you wanting more.
The Nasty #1, which has been described as equal parts Friday The 13th, Giant Days, Empire Records, and The Ring, hits shelves at local comic shops on April 5 from Vault Comics. The first issue sold out at the distribution level before release and will head to second printing, so don’t miss this issue!