John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: The Vault #3 Capsule Review


Title:  John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: The Vault #3

Publisher:  Storm King Comics

Writer: James Ninness

Artist: Andres Esparza

Colorist: Sergio Martinez

Lettering: Janice Chiang

Cover:  Tim Bradstreet

Review: ★★★★☆

With Vault #3 our story comes to a close. Frankly, it comes to a close with the introduction of another Alien race that has captured the Vault itself. We left the last issue with a bit of a cliffhanger as the ship was on a countdown. Several remaining crew members have had a serious change to their biology. The artwork is still completely beautiful and gory in just about every other page. The color design is well thought out in every panel. The only thing that I think might hinder the issue is the change in the feel of the book. The first story was claustrophobic and laid out a story line that could have easily lasted more than three issues. I felt this ending is rushed a little. I know it’s a space story where aliens eat the humans, but I would have like to have seen more character background. The ending is really clever and has a bit of a nasty touch that reflects the book’s tone. Storm King Comics has been really good at putting their stories in the trade format. If you have read it separately it’s still good, but I think a continuous read would be the best choice. Otherwise, James Ninness has some solid ideas to write about so here’s to hoping he has much more in store for us in the future.

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