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Heavy: The Complete Series

Colorist Cris Peter / Edited by Adrian F. Wassel / Illustrated by Eryk Donovan / Letterer Taylor Esposito
Published by Vault Comics
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

One part Preacher, one part Punisher, with a splattering of The Boys, HEAVY is a non-stop psychedelic supernatural action adventure where death does not equal rest and delivering justice to those who deserve it the most gets complicated.

Paradise is lost and Heaven’s gotta wait…
Bill may be dead, but he’s got a job to do. Welcome to the Big Wait, where folks who don’t quite make the cut go to work off their debt. Everyone in the Wait’s got a job. Bill is a Heavy, whose job is policing the multiverse, making sure bad eggs get what’s coming to them. He’s on track to earn his Climb and reunite with the woman he loves...until he meets his new partner: the worst dude of all time, someone he hates more than anything in eternity. Heavy is The Punisher for neurotics; Inception for the impatient; Preacher for…well, it’s a lot like Preacher. Max Bemis (Moon Knight, Centipede, X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever) and Eryk Donavan (Memetic, Ghost of Ohio) bring you a story about the existential purpose of dumb boys with big guns.

For fans of Preacher, The Punisher, The Boys, Incorruptible, Irredeemable, and Hitman!

"...a burst of all-out imagination and action that will make you simultaneously laugh and gasp at how bonkers it all is." - SyFy Wire

“There's (a) strong, Vertigo-style supernatural world-building with tongue firmly placed in cheek; think less Sandman and more Preacher.” – Graphic Policy

"Heavy … delights with gallows humor and a fresh take on Purgatory and punishment – Multiversity Comics

“Fresh and intense, Heavy packs two-tons of hard-hitting humor and stands tall among its peers and predecessors, establishing itself as a must-read …” – The Brazen Bull

Heavy … sees Max Bemis & Eryk Donovan imagine a unique version of Purgatory that feels like The Punisher meets What Dreams May Come.” – Bleeding Cool

“This book is a wild ride from start to finish.” – Radioactive Book Reviews

stylish and action packed …” -- Comics Bookcase

"The deeper you get into Heavy, the more you find that the heart of the piece actually rests on something darker, more emotional, and worth investing in for the long haul." - SyFy Wire

Heavy … gleefully subverts readers' expectations of the genre. The result is a book that is both a celebration and a critique of ultraviolence.” – AIPT

“Whether you like vibing out and thinking about the multiverse, afterlife, and moral philosophy, or just reading about a guy who kills the shit out of people thanks to his ever-present man-pain, Heavy … is… the comic for you. – Graphic Policy

“… Heavy … a cosmically violent epic with a heart of gold.” - - Geek’d Out

“Heavy … is … pulpy with an existential edge.” – Pastrami Nation

“Heavy (is) … absurdly entertaining...” – Comics Bookcase

About The Author

Max Bemis has written comics for Marvel (MOON KNIGHT, FOOKILLER, WORSE X-MAN EVER), Dynamite (CENTIPEDE, an adaptation of Atari’s game for Dynamite), Avatar Press (CROSSED: BADLANDS), BOOM! Studios (POLARITY and EVIL EMPIRE), and HEAVY for VAULT COMICS. Bemis has been writing and performing since 2000 in various musical projects including Say Anything, Two Tongues, and Perma. 57Kfollowers

About The Illustrator

Eryk Donovan is an author and illustrator living in Portland, OR.
His work can be seen in numerous publications, including the surreal afterlife action/drama series HEAVY for Vault, the critically acclaimed APOCALYPTIC series for Boom! Studios, CONSTANTINE: The Hellblazer & GOTHAM CITY GARAGE for DC Comics, and the Eisner and Harvey nominated IN THE DARK: Anthology for IDW publishing.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Vault Comics (July 15, 2025)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638491019
  • Grades: 13 and up

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