8:00am PT by Graeme McMillan
Writer Michael Moreci Signs Multi-Project Deal With Vault Comics (Exclusive)
Michael Moreci has had a pretty good couple of years, gaining a reputation with fans and publishers alike for work on corporate properties like Star Wars and DC’s The Flash and Detective Comics as well as original concepts like Wasted Space and his sci-fi novel Black Star Renegades. Now, he’s stepping things up a notch with a new multi-project, multimedia deal with indie comic publisher Vault Comics.
“Simply put, Michael Moreci is among the most talented, dedicated, and versatile storytellers working today,” Adrian Wassel, Vault Comics' editor-in-chief said in a statement about the company’s new deal. “He’s written nearly every contemporary icon out there, from Luke and Leia to Batman and Wonder Woman. He’s worked in comics, prose, video games and audio, across every imaginable genre, to glowing commercial and critical success. All of those accolades are stunning, truly, but the heart of the matter is this: Despite his rich history of excellent storytelling, Moreci has recently found a new voice — his voice — unlike anything in the market today.”
That voice can currently be found in Wasted Space, Moreci’s ongoing sci-fi collaboration with Hayden Sherman that mixes philosophy and…well, lowbrow comedy, as the following recap of the first two storylines hints at.
As part of Moreci’s new deal with Vault, he’ll work with Graphic Audio to create a full-cast adaptation of the first two arcs of Wasted Space, in addition to working on new stories for the series, currently scheduled to run 25 issues. He’ll also collaborate with fellow writers Tim Seeley and Eliot Rahal on an upcoming video game tie-in title, as well as create all-new projects for the publisher, including an upcoming collaboration with a high-profile movie screenwriter.
“Becoming part of the Vault family has been a transformative experience in my life,” Moreci added in his own statement on the deal. “Their faith in me and passion for work has not only brought me a lot of happiness, but it's also made me a better writer. I'm absolutely thrilled to be building this partnership with them and collaborating on new, engaging stories for many years to come.”