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'Money Shot' Comic Explores Porn Industry with Sci-Fi Twist (Exclusive)

Vault Comics' new series centers on a group of underfunded scientists who use the adult industry to pay for their research.
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Vault Comics' new series centers on a group of underfunded scientists who use the adult industry to pay for their research.

Writer Tim Seeley (Grayson, Hack/Slash) has one thing he wants people to know about his upcoming Vault Comics series: “It’s about porn, but it isn’t porn,” Seeley said. “You have no idea how many times I’ve said that about Money Shot.”

The reason for the clarification may become clearer upon reading the concept behind the upcoming series: In the near future, space travel has become too expensive to pursue and too boring for people to pay attention to — until Christine Ocampos introduces a teleportation device that she intends to fund in a new and novel way: By traveling to strange new worlds, meeting new civilizations and having sex with them in order to broadcast on the internet as the final frontier of pornography.

“It’s a science fiction epic about a group of underfunded scientists using a porn website that broadcasts their alien sex conquests to fund their research into the depths of the universe,” Seeley explained in a statement from the publisher. “It's supposed to make you laugh, make you a little uncomfortable, make you confront the realities of the modern struggles the scientific community faces as they attempt to innovate and discover.”

Money Shot, according to Seeley, is “about sex. It's about love. It's about the weird overlap between the two, and the occasional lack of overlap. It's about how physical intimacy often leads to emotional intimacy, and how often we wish that weren't true. And it's about coming together to do something for the good of mankind, even when you're dealing with all those complexities.”

Seeley isn’t exploring this space alone; he’ll be joined on the series by co-writer Sarah Beattie, artist Rebekah Isaacs (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), colorist Kurt Michael Russell and letterer Crank! The series launches Oct. 23; a preview of what to expect can be seen below.




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