Without spoiling, we review the next exciting release of Storm King Comics called- John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction : HELL #1 (of 8), which is releasing worldwide on April 28th, 2021!
It’s a highly recommended ride to Hell which is like you’ve never read before!!
In New York City, a massive monster is destroyed by a subway train… and its surviving reptilian companion can speak English. In Columbia, a scientist crawls up from the depths of the Earth, bringing news of a miraculous new mineral power source… and demons below. In Texas, a convicted murderer is spared at the last minute by an international conglomerate… which wants to organize an expedition to the center of the Earth, with him as a guide. Because like the scientist, he’s been there. The whole team is headed straight to Hell.
The Team Behind the Comic-
Series created by JOHN CARPENTER and SANDY KING
Based on a story by JOHN CARPENTER & SANDY KING
Written by DAVID J SCHOW
Pencils & Inks by ANDRES ESPARZA
Colors by SERGIO MARTINEZ
Lettering by JANICE CHIANG
Edited by SANDY KING
Cover art by TIM BRADSTREET
Title Treatment by JOHN GALATI
Managing Editor: Sean Sobczak
Graphic Designer: Sean Sobczak
Office Coordinator: Antwan Johnson
Publicity: Sphinx PR – Elysabeth Fulda
Storm King Comics & John Carpenter have been making some of the best horror comics in the market, and their latest Tales of Science Fiction Hell series is no different. It’s a modern day story of a team trying to make it to the center of the Earth- the real hell. Filled with weird creatures, strange events, interesting characters, and logical presentation of everything, this is a story you will definitely love!
The horror comic is of 32 colored pages, and each page is full of interesting things happening and being said. Stefanie Billings is an occult expert in the US and is the main protagonist of the series. The best thing about the storytelling is that it has the narration of Stefanie as if she’s talking directly to the readers by breaking the 4th wall. Her narration is full of useful information about the backstory of the events, and is often humorous. She starts narrating about Hell and the strange events that led her to become a part of the team that decided to venture to the Hell….
In Columbia, a scientist appears out of nowhere and claims that he went into Hell and has a valuable artifact (More like a valuable metal). We see how he tries to find a buyer and gets involved in a corporation…. Then we are introduced to two New York City detectives investigating a metro accident in which a strange looking creature was decapitated by the train and thus leaving a bloody trail and body parts of an unknown creature. Along with that, there’s a strange looking reptilian humanoid creature which was captured and detained by the NYPD and when interrogating, it actually spoke in English…
As if the things weren’t weird and exciting enough, there’s a behind the scenes scenario in which an organization made sure that a criminal is secretly spared during the capital punishment so that they could get his help to know how he made to the Hell, and survived to tell the tale..
With all of these things happening, for the pursuit of more valuable items from underground, and to find the reason for strange creatures appearing in New York City, the organization decides to form a team of individuals to make an expedition to the Hell, which first takes them to the infamous Bermuda Triangle.. Our narrator, Stefanie Billings is also a part of that team, and the next issue is going to focus on how they all enter Hell, that is, if they can survive the phenomenon of the Bermuda Triangle and don’t disappear..
The horror comic is full of vivid, and well colored illustrations with care given to the details. The lettering work was challenging as there’s so much to tell yet it was done in a way that it never feels overwhelming to read while getting all the important information about the story and characters. The writing is perfect, and due to the multiple events happening, it’s always exciting. There’s some realistic dismemberment (gore) in this, mild language, but no suggestive or mature themes or nudity. As suggested by the publisher, it’s a treat for mature readers.
In conclusion, John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction Hell #1 is an exciting Comic book which is like a great rollercoaster ride of entertaining events full of intriguing characters eventually leading us to Hell. For anyone interested in horror comics, and looking for an adventure that has a unique realistic take on the concept of Hell, this is a must read!!
Releasing worldwide on April 28th, 2021!
Know more about the creators & grab exciting comics including this one when it releases:
- Official Twitter of Storm King Comics
- John Carpenter YouTube Channel
- Storm King Productions Facebook page
Our Review of Issue #2-
Our past articles about John Carpenter’s Science Fiction Graphic Novels:
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)
Sci-Fi Space Horror Comic Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction Vortex 2.0 Issue 8 of 8 “Among the scariest sci-fi horror comics you’ll read with an exciting climax that sends chills down your spine!”
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