Cavan Scott, writer of the new Vault Comic series Shadow Service, kindly answered a few questions about the book:
1. What is the plot of Shadow Service?
Gina Meyer is a young witch who uses her powers for good as a private detective. However, her association with gangster Gideon Quill brings her to the attention of MI666, a top secret intelligence service that protects the United Kingdom from attack. Now, Gina has a team of supernatural spies on her trail, but who can she trust?
2. Fans of what genres would like shadow Service?
Primarily espionage and horror, although there's plenty of hardboiled noir in there too.
3. If I like which books, I would like Shadow Service?
If you like James Bond, Hellboy, B.P.R.D, Hellblazer, 2000AD and Stumptown you'll love Shadow Service.
4. Why did you want to create Shadow Service?
It comes from a life-long obsession with both spies like James Bond and the Mission: Impossible team and monsters. Lots and lots of monsters. I've always wanted to combine both genres for a long time and have been thinking up stories for these characters for years. But, it was only when I hit upon Gina's story that all the ideas started to come together.
5. What can you tell us about the characters and world of Shadow Service?
Gina is at the heart of everything. She discovered her powers when she was a kid, when magic words started popping into her head without warning. Running away from home, she was put into care but didn't play well with the other children. Now, she is a bit of a loner, with few friends (except a rat who acts as her familiar, helping find missing people on the streets of London. I love Edwin. He's one of my favourite characters in the book.)
I don't want to spoil too much about the MI666 team, but there is Coyle who has stomach-turning eating habits, super-spy Aasha who has a heart of stone and the mysterious Hex, who pulls everyone's strings from the shadows.