Tim Seeley Returns to Vault Comics For a Wild West Horror Adventure

Vault Comics has provided CBR with a first look at West of Sundown, a new horror series set in the Wild West.

The creative team for West of Sundown sees Tim Seeley (Money Shot, Bloodshot) and Aaron Campbell (John Constantine: Hellblazer, Infidel) co-writing the book, which is illustrated by Jim Terry (Hack/Slash, Sundowners). Triona Farrell (Stranger Things, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Crank! (Hack/Slash, Rick & Morty) will provide colors and letters, respectively.

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Explaining the plot of the book, Seeley said, "West of Sundown is about the great mythologies of the old world slamming into the folklore of the new world...the legends of Europe, and the birth of the American beast. And, taking that theme as a skeleton, we've draped it with the sewed together skin of Sergio Leone Westerns and Hammer Horror films. Gritty sunsets meets foggy nights. The gothic graveyard meets Boot Hill. What horrors lie in our shared unconsciousness, and how do we stuff them all into a too-tight corset?”

West of Sundown will be Campbell's first writing credit. He explained that writing is something he's wanted to do for awhile, saying, "For several years now I've been meddling in the scripts that come my way, adding what bits of story I can get away with. And over those years my urge to tell my own stories has only intensified."

Campbell went on to say that he "couldn't be happier with this debut" and that it's allowed him to combine his passion for "the history and culture of the Southwest, the classic archetypes of midcentury western and horror cinema, as well as themes of cosmic horror and weird fiction." He went on to say the book " is Dracula meets La Llorona, Lovecraft meets El Cucuy, Frankenstein meets the Skinwalker somewhere in the northern frontier of New Mexicoall while the west was being won."

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Speaking about West of Sundown from an art perspective, Terry said the title "is a chance to really dig into the texture, tone and mood of two distinct and (to me) beloved genres, while at the same time putting them through a less glorified lens. Personally, I'm relishing the chance to pay homage and work in the shadow of some of the legendary comic artists who've delved into these genres before, and see if it's possible to come up with something entirely unique while doing so."

You can see CBR's exclusive look at West of Sundown below alongside the solicitation information for the book. Releasing March 3, 2022, West of Sundown features covers from Campbell and Terry.


Writers: Tim Seeley & Aaron Campbell

Artist: Jim Terry

Colorist: Tríona Farrell

Letterer: Crank!

Designer: Tim Daniel

Cover A: Aaron Campbell

Cover B: Jim Terry

Issue #1 On Sale: 3/23/2022

Synopsis: A beautiful ancient vampire must flee monster slayers in New York City, and reclaim the ancestral soil that restores her undead flesh. But things have changed since she was reborn in the New Mexico desert, and now Constance Der Abend and her loyal ex-Confederate assistant Dooley must adapt to life in the rough frontier town of Sangre De Moro. A Western tale of survival starring a cast of literary horrors.

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