Vault Comics has announced it will have a series of variant covers launching across its line in 2020, and we have your first look at the first from the Pulp and Paint line.

“There’s been a resurgence of interest in richly rendered imagery stoked by alternative movie posters from Mondo and Bottleneck, publishers like Hard Case Crime, or deep dive studies of the form such as Paperbacks From Hell by Grady Hendrix,” says Tim Daniel, EVP Branding and Design. “Readers and collectors have shown a real desire for something authentic and striking in the age of digital perfection.”

“Over the course of the last year, artist Nathan Gooden has demonstrated an incredible versatility using a variety of traditional and digital techniques to homage some of our industry’s greatest legends and their respective landmark works,” continues Daniel. “His background in painting strongly evokes the Pulp era. After a year of tribute covers, Vault Editor-In-Chief Adrian Wassel was eager for us to clear our throats and really let readers see what we’re capable of outside those parameters.”

The first Pulp and Paint variant cover will appear on Vagrant Queen in February 2020 followed by Finger Guns.

via Vault Comics

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