Vault Comics has announced a change to their upcoming comic, formerly known as Cult Classic: Return of the Graveyard Gang. The change is that it won't be called that anymore because, here's the thing, a webcomic of that name already existed. The book will now be called Cult Classic: Return to Whisper.
In a press release, creator Eliot Rahal explained:
It's simple really…The Graveyard Gang was taken! I mean our title was originally a little longer, but there was a web series we were unaware of called "The Graveyard Gang" and both Vault and I decided it'd be best to respect that creator's work. Comics can be a small place sometimes, and the last thing any of us want to do is create ill will in the community. So here we are with a new title, CULT CLASSIC: RETURN TO WHISPER! No muss, no fuss! That's a thing people say, right? Please let it be a thing people say.
Respect… creators'… work…? They do know they're in the comics business, don't they? Where would companies like Marvel be today if they respected creators like Jack Kirby? Respect creators. Pshaw! That's not how you make it in comics! Still, we've gotta give them points for sticking to their principles.
The book still hits stores on February 26th, it's still priced at just $1.99, and it still has covers by Felipe Kunha and Irene Koh as seen below. Everything remains the same except the titles. And if we're being perfectly honest, doing the right thing by the webcomic makes us want to root for Vault just a little bit more.
Cult Classic: Return to Whisper is the flagship series in a creator-owned, shared universe of interwoven stories that will published by Vault Comics beginning in 2018. Created and curated by writer Eliot Rahal, the Cult Classic universe will feature a wide array of today's hottest new creators.
Cult Clasic: Return to Whisper is written by Eliot Rahal, drawn by Felipe Cunha, colored by Dee Cunniffe, and lettered by Taylor Esposito, with cover art by Irene Koh. It will be in stores for only $1.99 on February 28th, 2018.