From Nightfall, a new annual fall event from Vault Comics, The Plot #1 captures the eccentricities and the unnerving horror behind family gatherings. A pulse-pounding first issue, The Plot dives into the messiness and poignancy of a dysfunctional family drama.
In order to receive…first you must give. When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta—which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.
Here are 5 reasons why you should read The Plot #1:
5) The Horror!
So, PSA: This is an actual, real panel from my upcoming Vault series, THE PLOT.— Michael Moreci (@MichaelMoreci) June 19, 2019
No joke. This is in issue #1. Because @joshixson is going to melt *all* the faces with his art in this story.
You've been warned!
THE PLOT. Issue #1. This September! pic.twitter.com/E7cEsUtBKi
In an interview with Paste Magazine, writer Michael Moreci describes the narrative, “This is the most emotional book I’ve ever written. It’s everything I love dearly about horror, where the scares come from the characters and their intense personal journeys. This is horror you feel chilling your bones. It’s horror that lingers when you try to sleep at night.”
4) The Writing!
Writers Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel examine their flawed characters with such a sympathetic eye. The narrative focuses on what led to the estrangement between Chase and his brother. The precise lettering examines how the estranged brotherhood struggles to coexist, but only feeds upon each other.
3) The Art!
Artist Josh Hixson wonderfully makes the location feel like a real character. Notice the attention to detail to the walls, rooms, and staircases within the ancestral home in Cape Augusta.Using distance and size, Hixson also does a great job illustrating Chase’s struggle to connect with McKenzie and Zach.
2) The Colors!
Jordan Boyd has such a vivid and moody color palette that will really stand out to the reader. The first panel is a wide shot of the ancestral home. The purple tone in the background amazingly heightens the nighttime experience.
1) Creepy Family Drama!
A thoroughly entertaining family drama, The Plot #1 succeeds by creeping in the horror in unexpected ways. I’m really excited for what happens next in The Plot!