The Much Delayed ‘Fox And Hare’ #1 Finally Gets A First Look From Vault Comics

by Olly MacNamee

First announced in for a November 2021 release, and then postponed due to Covid, Vault Comics’ new cyberpunk series Fox and Hare, is forthcoming and we finally get a preview for the first issue. Co-created by writer Jon Tsuei and artist Stacey Lee Fox and Hare #1 now be released on Wednesday May 25th, 2022. Lettering is provided by Jim Campbell (Barbaric, Giant Days), with colours by Raúl Angulo (Sera and the Royal Stars) and design by Tim Daniel.

“When black market coder Aurora Yi uncovers top secret data that has tapped into the past lives of the citizens of Mazu Bay, her world is turned upside down. The mega corporation Synastry Designs wants its data back and is hot on her trail. Aurora has no choice but to turn to the Fox and the Hare, the most feared mercenaries in the city, for protection. Rebellion. Reclamation. Rebirth.”

Ahead of sharing the preview with you, Jon Tsuei had something to add:

“I’ve always been drawn to the cyberpunk genre, but I never saw myself represented in those stories, despite their heavy usage of Asian aesthetics. I began to wonder, what if Asian people reclaimed the aesthetics of cyberpunk and centered ourselves in the narrative? As I spent time with that question, I realized that it wasn’t enough to just place Asian faces in the story. We also had to reframe the themes of new technology (cyber) and rebellion (punk) through an Asian lens.That’s exactly what you’ll get with FOX AND HARE. The protagonists of our story are rebelling against the status quo of their world just as much as we, the creators, are rebelling against the status quo of the cyberpunk genre. Our characters are reclaiming something that was taken from them just as we are reclaiming something taken from us. Stacey Lee and I are mirroring the path that the Fox and the Hare are walking, we’re just doing it in different worlds. Aside from the statement we’re making about the genre itself, we’re telling a character driven story about love, justice and rebirth. This world is something very special to me and I hope it can be just as special to those who read our story.”

Now, about that preview…

FOX AND HARE is co-created by writer Jon Tsuei (Sera and the Royal StarsRun Love Kill), and artist Stacey Lee (Marvel’s SilkThe Unstoppable Wasp, Gwenpool), with colors by Raúl Angulo (Sera and the Royal Stars), letters by Jim Campbell (Barbaric, Giant Days), design by Tim Daniel, and a full-series variant run by Yoshi Yoshitani. 

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