Vault Comics has announced Finger Guns, a new series from Justin Richards, Val Halvorson, Rebecca Nalty, and Taylor Esposito.
In FINGER GUNS, two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst. Oh yeah.. And chaos. So much chaos.
“FINGER GUNS is a deceptively brave story,” said Vault Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel in a press release from the publisher. “It’s about kids, who have the strange ability to point their fingers at people and—bang—manipulate their emotions, but it is not a story for kids. FINGER GUNS handles some heavy themes and tough imagery with such a deft touch you could almost miss it—almost. You’ll see a young white kid running around blasting people with a finger gun that makes them powerfully angry. You’ll see a young girl of color firing a calm gun to stem the chaotic tide. You’ll see these two become friends—support each other, learn from each other, and even hurt each other, in equal measure. FINGER GUNS is a book about emotional maturity, what it takes to grow up, how few of us actually do, and the importance of harnessing compassion in an age of selfishness. Like I said, it’s deceptively brave. You’ll have so much fun, right up until you feel the tears welling.”
“I had a dream that I could control emotions by pointing a finger gun at someone,” said writer Justin Richards in the same press release. “This happened right as I was trying to decide if writing comics was a career I was capable of pursuing. I woke up and thought, “Okay, what did my brain just give me to work with? Did it hand me a masterpiece filled to the brim with brilliant plot twists and subversive narrative threads, the likes of which no one has ever seen? No. It gave me Finger Guns”
Finger Guns #1 arrives in February 2020.