Submerged (Paperback)

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Submerged By Vita Ayala, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator), Rachel Deering (Letterer), Stelladia (Colorist), Adrian F. Wassel (Editor) Cover Image
By Vita Ayala, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator), Rachel Deering (Letterer), Stelladia (Colorist), Adrian F. Wassel (Editor)
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Familial and internal homophobia, climate change, centipedes - these are all things that keep me up at night and here they are in Submerged: realized, validated, and scary AF. Dubious creatures follow Elysia on her journey to rescue her brother, angel, through an eerie New York Subway that might also be a version of Hades, psychologically tuned to break elysia.  She braves surroundings that look like concrete but shift like the smoke of dreams. Tension stays high with stelladia’s Breathless blues and purples. To people looking for emotional, well-constructed, spooky content from non-binary and femme creators: DESCEND HERE.

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As the biggest storm in history hits New York, Elysia Puente estranged brother calls from the subway begging for help. As the flood waters rise, Elysia descends deeper and deeper into a mysterious and haunting underground in search of Angel.


On the night of the biggest storm in New York City history, Elysia Puente gets a call from her estranged little brother Angel, terrified, begging for help. When the call cuts out suddenly, despite the bad feelings between them, Ellie rushes into the night. Finding his broken phone in front of a barricaded subway station, Ellie follows echoes of her brother into the sinister darkness of the underground, desperate to find him before it’s too late.

Collects the complete four issue series.

About the Author

Lisa Sterle is a Columbus artist with work spanning from comic books to concept design to pop-culture-fueled illustration. Her work is often bright, expressive, and occasionally tinged with horror— marrying her two favorite themes: the beautiful and the grotesque. She has worked with HarperCollins, IDW, Image, Archie Comics, Vault Comics, BOOM! Studios, and many others. She is the co-creator of monthly comics Long Lost and Submerged (Vault Comics), and Witchblood (Vault comics), as well as creator of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck, a modern and diverse interpretation of the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck. Currently she is working on the graphic novel Squad with writer Maggie Tokuda-Hall for Greenwillow Books.

HOMETOWN:    Columbus, OH


Product Details
ISBN: 9781939424426
ISBN-10: 1939424429
Publisher: Vault Comics
Publication Date: December 18th, 2018
Pages: 120
Language: English