Comic Review: The Vault – Issue 2

Issue: Vault #2
Writer: Sam Sarkar
Artist: Garrie Gastonny
Colors: Sakti Yuwono
Cover: Bagus Hutomo
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: August 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $3.50

“A small team of treasure hunters struggles to excavate a dangerous and legendary treasure pit before a massive storm hits Sable Island, the Graveyard of the North Atlantic.. Equipped with all the latest technology, the scientists believe they are prepared against all of nature’s fury, but nothing can prepare them for what they are about to unleash from the Vault.”

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
Another drop the jaw to the ground cover and some amazing interiors are what you can find in this second issue of The Vault. Gastonny bring all he has to this issue to not only give you visuals that will drive shivers up your spine, but he also has an amazing ability to keep panel after panel consistent. Let me just say to those of you who read issue #1, what is in the tomb will creep you out. The visual action and how it all plays out leads to some great drama that delivers on a horror comic level rarely seen, fear in this reader. Overall this is done just right.

Story: 4.5 out of 5
In the first issue we had a lot of build. This issue takes what you already know and places into the realm of fear and terror. The way Sarkar wrote the intense action scenes on top of the mellow ones, shows that he knows his craft well enough to find perfect balance. The pacing is near perfect and the dialogue is, like in issue #1, spot on. This book has what I want in horror comics, can I get a little S.U.S.P.E.N.S.E.! I am worried about one thing though and I will touch on that in the recap. On a whole this book is solid in the writing department.

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
The presentation with issue #2 is very cinematic. The words put your mind in the right place and the visuals drive it home. This story is building to something that is either going to scare the crap out of me, or deliver me into the realm of higher horror comic bliss. I can not wait to get to issue #3. However I am terrified that a story that is two issues in is going to be rushed with only being a 3 issue series. I pray to the horror comic higher beings that I will not be let down. I think that in the hands of Sam and Garrie I will not be lead astray. The Vault is a must read on my list so make it a part of yours… NOW!

If you would like to buy or know more about Vault #2 you can find it at http://www.imagecomics.com/

Vault  – Issue 2

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