Remember The Insurgent Comic That DC Cancelled Half-Way? Here's The Failsafe Option

failsafe-fc-8-bit-830x1268New publisher Vault has made a cottage industry in taking comics that have been or are about to be published by Heavy Metal, and published them instead.

Atoll, Heathen and Interceptor have all made the trip.

But that's not enough for Vault, they're looking for the big guns. DC Comics.

Do the solicitations for Failsafe #1, the first issue of a brand new series from Vault by F.J. DeSanto, Federico Dallocchio and Todd Farmer, out in April, seem a little familiar?

Let's have a look.


When he executed the last nanotech-enhanced super soldier, John Ravane thought that was the end of the haywire Insurgence Program. Ten years later, in the wake of social unrest, its true legacy is revealed. As sleeper agents scattered throughout the country activate, Ravane must stand between a government he cannot trust and the soldiers he once hunted.

insur_cv1Well, do you remember Insurgent? From the same creative team? Published by DC Comics in January 2013, then cancelled three issues in?

 In the near future, the American government, using a powerful new form of nanotech, builds a secret military force composed of unknowing ordinary citizens…what would happen if a mysterious terrorist group started ACTIVATING these sleeping super soldiers for something far more sinister?

Former government-sanctioned bounty hunter John Ravane is the one man who could possibly stop the second American Civil War…but that's ONLY if he can be convinced-or coerced-into returning to active duty!

Cutting-edge science fiction and hi-tech military action collide in this explosive new original miniseries!

Comparing previews of issue 1 between DC and Vault… yup, it's the exact same comic!

Thanks to Travis Pelkie at the Atomic Junk Shop

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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