Spoiler Free Comic Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction Vortex 2.0 Issue 6 of 8 (Publishing on November 25th by Storm King Comics)

Without spoiling, we review, Sci-Fi Horror Comic- John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction Vortex 2.0 Issue Six of Eight, releasing on November 25th, 2020, at the official Storm King Productions website, and your nearest comic stores.


More than twenty years have passed since the Benson Station disaster as an unauthorized rescue mission brings the survivors together again. Now some 5,500 light years from home a familiar evil is rising with a score to settle.

Something is killing its way through the Barringer Habitat and Jake Dixon is the prime suspect. Now on the run with old ship mate, Anna Cheron, he’s fallen in with a gang that operate outside the law. As something alien once more unfurls it’s tendrils towards humanity Dixon is offered a new mission perhaps even more deadly than the last.

Quarantined Menemsha Bite is giving up its secrets and more as Dixon and his team delve deeper into the structure. Terrible creatures stand in their way and not everyone is going to make it out of there in one piece. Vortex careens its way back to the Barringer Habitat in this explosive installment.

Official Trailer of VORTEX 2.0 :-

Official Trailer of the Vortex 1 Paperback for reference:

Team Behind the Book:

Series created by JOHN CARPENTER and SANDY KING
Based on a story by JOHN CARPENTER & SANDY KING
Pencils & Inks by DAVE KENNEDY
Lettering by JANICE CHIANG
Edited by SANDY KING
Title Treatment by JOHN GALATI
Managing Editor: Sean Sobczak
Graphic Designer: Sean Sobczak
Office Coordinator: Antwan Johnson
Publicity: Sphinx PR – Elysabeth Fulda

Spoiler-Free Review:

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction Vortex 2.0 Issue 6 of 8 is a sci-fi horror featuring a distant future where humans have travelled to other galaxies and found alien substances that changed the fate of the human race.  

Jake Dixon survived the rescue mission gone wrong at a space mining colony. Back on Earth, he accidentally brought the alien substance with him, and was later on, falsely accused of murders. 20 years have passed and his former crew mate Anna Cheron forced him to break free from the prison and then they both joined a group of space enthusiast outlaws who want to know more about the mining tragedy, and the phenomenon of the alien substances or parasites which appear to be more than a magic cure for all diseases. Together they went back to the mining facility infested with alien substances. This issue explores the horrors revealed there.    

The issue 6 starts off with a familiar scientist describing what happened to him during weird experiments related to alien substances. The current exploration shows the facility in a bad condition after the alien infestation happened years ago. We get to see a new form of alien infestation & human possession here, which will surely shock the readers. We also see the bravery of Ms. Faye, who has been following our protagonists to see what they’re up to. Faye was just a child when Vortex 1 series events occurred, and now working with the Earth government, she has been given the responsibility to track and arrest Jake, besides to protect his band from whatever dangers lie there. A sequence that shows care and warning of Faye’s mother about the infamous mining facility was particularly heart warming. There are bonus pages showing a preview of the next issue which suggests that the alien infestation danger has reached a new level.   

The horror is very intense as the visuals of dead bodies, and blood is realistically scary yet never too gross. The alien infestation is also terrifying, and there are some surprising twists and enemies that make this comic issue end on a high note. Dialogues are well written, and to the point. Illustrations are of artistic quality that makes the characters feel lively, and the horror comes alive in all scenarios.   

In conclusion, John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction Vortex 2.0 Issue 6 of 8, is one of most terrifying, entertaining, and intriguing sci-fi space horror comics you’ll ever read. For anyone who likes horror, sci-fi or space, this provides a great all in one entertainment package which deserves a place in everyone’s comic collection.

Buy the Vortex 2.0 Issues from here:

Storm King Website Vortex 2.0 Store

(Issue 6 will be released on November 25th, 2020 & appear on the website as well in stores from that day!)

Buy the Trade Paperback of Vortex 1 & their issues here:

StormKingProductionsStore.com (Vortex 1 section)

Our Reviews of Vortex 2.0 Issues:

Spoiler-Free Sci-Fi Horror Comic Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex 2.0 Issue 1 (of 8)

Spoiler-Free Sci-Fi Horror Comic Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex 2.0 Issue 2 (of 8)

Spoiler-Free Sci-Fi Space Horror Comic Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex 2.0 Issue 3 (of 8)

Spoiler-Free Sci-Fi Space Horror Comic Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex 2.0 Issue 4 (of 8)

Spoiler Free Comic Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction Vortex 2.0 Issue 5 of 8

Our Review of Vortex 1 Paperback:

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex – Trade Paperback Review

Know more about the creators:

Our past articles about John Carpenter’s Science Fiction Graphic Novels:


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