Sci-Fi Horror Comic Review – John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: HELL Issue #4 of 8!

Without spoiling, we review the next exciting release of Storm King Comics called- John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction : HELL #4 (of 8), which is available worldwide now!

Synopsis:

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.

Issue #4:

WELCOME TO HELL …
Communications with the surface cut off … besieged by sand-crawling,
piranha-like predators … the CalEx subsurface strike team finds itself
in deep combat from the moment they step out of the hatch …
… with no immediate prospect of return to the Upworld they left behind.
Stef, Samples, Dix, and their half-breed Underworld guide, Kartkas,
must find their way in this strange, hostile new environment
while still trying to achieve their mission directive to recover
the rare mineral discovered by Dr. Correll. If they can survive long enough to do it

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

Spoiler-Free Review:

Storm King Comics published John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction Series has always blended science and Horror in the best possible way, with Vortex focused on Space, Hell explores the deep inside of planet Earth for resources and uncovering the truth about creatures suddenly appearing in the subway of New York. This issue starts when our protagonist and her team reaches near the core of Earth…   

After the appearance of reptilian creatures in New York subway, and discovery of a rare ore that’s supposed to be found in the depths of Earth, a corporation assembles a team of professionals including our  protagonist, Stephanie Billings, an Occult Specialist along with a reptilian creature “Kartkas”  who can talk English. Together, the team boards a capsule that reaches the bottom of the stormy Bermuda Triangle and then drills its way to a place that seems like a desert Hell…   

This issue starts in a desert-like place that’s 11,000 feet below the surface of Earth and is full of sand. What looks like a desolate peaceful place at first starts to cause havoc among the team as sand worms start appearing out of the ground to attack every one of them. The capsule that brought them there also sinks below the sand and with no GPS or any other navigation, our protagonists have no way to go except down. Their skills and efforts to survive to complete the mission is what makes this comic an exciting read besides the warm, deep and often funny interactions between them. I especially liked the short philosophical dialogue about how each one of them has no family to report to and are going solo. The sand with sharp abrasive nature similar to diamond dust is a great detail that shows the importance of dust mitigation and safety especially in the work involving hazardous areas such as desert, and recently, the study about dust mitigation on Moon when we return back to Moon in through the Artemis mission. Such small details for readers to pick up is what makes Storm King Comics a delight to read!      

Writing and editing is efficient in keeping you on the edge of your seat. The art and illustrations have an artistic feel to it yet everyone looks realistic. I love the multiple layered coloring done on the characters which makes it like a real life photograph. Lettering is perfect with no dialogue feeling like a chore to read. There is some strong language and blood due to monsters but no suggestive themes, nudity or mature content otherwise. A great read for mature readers (as recommended by the publisher, but I think teens and above can handle it well too).     

In conclusion, Storm King Comics published John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction Hell issue 4 of 8 is an exciting survival against giant sandworms & sharp dust in an underground desert that’s a must read for all horror and science fans! It shows the importance of teamwork, perseverance and also dust mitigation in hazardous environments while sharing a story that is enjoyable, scary and full of endearing characters!      

Highly recommended! 

Know more about the creators & grab exciting comics including this one:

Tales of Science Fiction section of the Official Store

Comixology Page of Issue 3

Previews World Pullbox

Our Review of Issue #1-

Comic Review:- John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: HELL #1 (of 8) by Storm King Comics

Our Review of Issue #2-

Sci-Fi Horror Comic Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: HELL Issue #2 of 8

Our Review of Issue #3-

Sci-Fi Horror Comic Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: HELL Issue #3 of 8!

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

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

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

Spoiler Free Comic Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction Vortex 2.0 Issue 6 of 8

Sci-Fi Space Horror Comic Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction Vortex 2.0 Issue 7 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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