Vault Comics announced that FRIENDO #1 has sold out at the distributor. The issue will receive a second printing that features a brand new Vault Vintage cover by artist Nathan Gooden and designer Tim Daniel.
Vault Vintage is a line of alternate covers that celebrate the artistic achievements of both modern and legendary professionals of the comic book industry. For FRIENDO #1’s second printing, Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel pay tribute to Frank Miller & Klaus Janson’s jarring Daredevil issue 184 cover.
Frank Miller changed the game when he embarked upon his Daredevil run in May, 1979. Working closely with inker Klaus Janson, Miller’s deep blacks and evocative line work darkened the series and raised the stakes for Matthew Murdock. The violence in Hell’s Kitchen became all too real and far too costly.
Fiendo is the story of Leo who wasn’t allowed toys as a kid, but now that he’s all grown up he’s going to take yours. He used to play by the rules, but then governments and corporations set fire to the rules and still expected him to behave. He probably would have if it hadn’t been for his new friend Jerry. See, Jerry isn’t human; he’s a personalised marketing VR… and he’s malfunctioning. Unhinged ultraviolence from Alex Paknadel (Arcadia) and Martin Simmonds (Punks Not Dead).
Friendo #1 was originally published on September 26, 2018. Created by writer Alex Paknadel and artist Martin Simmonds with colors by Dee Cunniffe and letters by Taylor Esposito, Friendo’s first issue roused readers and rode critical acclaim to a rapid sell out.