Review: I Walk With Monsters (Vault Comics)

Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Sally Cantirino
Colorist: Dearbhla Kelly
Letterer: Andworld
Designer: Tim Daniel 
On Sale: 11/25/2020

Vault yet again delivers a new and original story with dark, harrowing themes set in a world of fantasy.


The main character is Jacey who in her past has ‘The Important Man’ who took away her brother. Now Jacey has David, who sometimes transforms into a terrifying beast. Together, they’ve found a way to live to hunt, sniffing out men who prey on the vulnerable. But Jacey and David are about to run into ‘The Important Man’ again.

I Walk With Monsters is a multi layered, haunting story which deals with some tough subject matter. Paul Cornell has written a very, very interesting opening issue which gives the readers a glimpse into Jacy’s troubled past, the demons that plague this world and those that lurk within you.

I found myself reading this issue a few times to make sure I didn’t miss anything. The story jumps between current day and flashbacks to Jacey’s past which are both entwined, a theme I believe will continue through the series. I find this type of storytelling very intriguing because as the reader you see something happen and react on what you have seen then when you see a flashback to the past it puts more context into the situation and can make you react differently. 


Artist Sally Cantirino and colourist Dearbhla Kelly have created a wonderfully dark, terrifyingly gothic book which will appeal to fans of books like Harrow County and Redneck.

Detailed character emotions, graphic bloody scenes with strong bold colours makes this a book to really catch your eye. 

Letterer Andworld Design who is ever present in modern comics again gives us clear, well placed words to complement the structure to the panels.


I Walk With Monsters blends horror and storytelling perfectly with a narrative to engage a mature audience. With a twist and a cliffhanger I’m eager to see what dark path the next issues go down.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Vault comics and received no incentive to review this comic.

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