Vault Comics has announced that Eliot Rahal’s Cult Classic shared universe is expanding with Cult Classic: Creature Feature.
Eons ago, visitors from outer space buried an item of unimaginable power in the primordial swamps that would one day become King Lake—a quaint little basin on the edge of Whisper, USA. Millions of years later, a comet’s radioactive waves awaken the monster slumbering beneath the lake. As the beast feeds on America’s sweet, delicious youth, brain-slugs infect the quiet town, causing victims to vomit up their kill-hungry, zombified skeletons. But for seventeen-year-old Jarrod Parker, none of that stuff matters much. For him, this isn’t about the Apocalypse. It’s about payback. Nothing—not his friends, not the undead, not even the end of the world—will keep him from vengeance.
Cult Classic: Creature Feature is written by Eliot Rahal, with art by John Bivens.
“There is an old quote about doing creative work, ‘Make the things you want to see.’ Well… Creature Feature is that for me,” said Eliot Rahal. “This is the kind of project I’ve always wanted to make. Sam Raimi is my all time favorite director. Army of Darkness is what got me into reading comics and exploring sci-fi as a teenager. I went to film school because of Bruce Campbell. I love this stuff. And it’s been my dream to make my own version of it one day–a B-Movie love-letter grounded in human emotion and frantic character decisions that all plays out on a ridiculous stage. It’s insanity with consequences. Fortunately, my collaborator and co-creator John Bivens is a kindred spirit. His work is immaculate. What’s more, he understood that in order for this book to work we needed to feel our characters. And yeah… he loves the same stuff I do. The blood, the guts, the gore, the gags. Also, the color work done by Iris Monahan and Hannah Jerrie is something to admire. Their rich colors and neon despair blends the line work perfectly and single-handedly sets the tone for everything. Plus, Taylor Esposito is on letters because he knows how to come in with those little touches that make the pages sing. Honestly, the art alone should convince you to give our crazy story a try. And that’s my favorite thing about this. Ya know… aside from alien lake monsters and brain slugs making your skeleton jump out of your throat feet first.”
Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1 arrives in October 2019.