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Door to Door, Night by Night

Vault Comics has announced a new horror series. Door to Door, Night by Night is written by yours truly Cullen Bunn and drawn by Sally Cantirino (I Walk With Monsters, Human Remains). Colors are by Dee Cunniffe, letters are by AndWorld, and Tim Daniel is on designs.

Door to Door, Night by Night brings you the story of a motley crew, the Heritage Mills door-to-door sales team, who travel from town to town, knocking on doors. They’re the best at what they do… which also means they’re the worst. They’re broken, each and every one of them, haunted by closets so full of skeletons, they’re bursting. When they discover a terrible secret behind one fateful door, it opens their eyes to a world full of real monsters hidden in every small town.

When I was a kid, way back during those formative years, back when I was really discovering and digging into horror for the first time, my dad ran a door-to-door sales team. They traveled all over the country, knocking on doors, running fundraising programs, primarily for volunteer fire departments in rural areas. I often traveled with my dad on his sales trips, and I met some of the most interesting characters you might ever hope to meet. They were, as I recall, an odd lot, a collection of burnouts and drunks and ne’er-do-wells, all of whom were good at one thing—sales—and not much else.

They knocked on doors all day, every day. At night, though, they scattered off into the dark. Now, I know they went off to find liquor stores and honkytonks where they could spend their hard-earned cash. I got to thinking, though…what if they were up to something more… something supernatural… when night fell.

“As soon as I got the first script and the cast of characters for Door to Door, Night by Night, I could picture everyone clearly in my head,” says Sally Cantirino. “Big bearded former teacher Alex with his grading pens still in his shirt pocket, the intense angular Cal with a cross pin on his outdated wide lapel, Lacey’s cascading asymmetrical hair and 80s fashions, Maxine’s Sigourney-Weaver-in-Aliens final mom energy. I imagined Will as a softer, warmer Don Draper, but my first drawings turned out looking uncannily like Cullen’s own father, without ever having seen a picture of him.”

Door to Door, Night by Night will hit store shelves on November 16. The entire series will be published with a line of B cover variants by master horror artist, Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun, The Damned).

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