John Carpenter’s TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION: VAULT #1 from Storm King Comics Hits Stores Today

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vault #1 hit stores today!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking forward to it ever since I met Sandy King Carpenter and James Niness at C2E2.


Written by James Ninness
Art by Andres Esparza
Cover Art by Nick Percival

The first story of John Carpenter’s monthly anthology series Tales of Science Fiction. When the moon-bound crew of Gaia stumbles across an enormous alien vessel, more technologically advanced than their own, priorities change. The mystery deepens when the crew discovers the name of the vessel along the hull written in English: “Vault.”

In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

For more info, check out the trailer:


and here is the official press release

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vault #1 hits stores July 26, 2017. We could not make this happen without our incredible creative team. When you support Storm King Comics, these are the people who make the magic happen.

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Co-Creator John Carpenter needs no introduction, but we’ll give him one anyway. When he’s not working on super secret new projects he’s happiest with his family and any keyboard he can find. John is a co-creator on the new Tales of Science Fiction series from Storm King. Stay up-to-date on everything related to John at

Co-Creator Sandy King 

has been John’s producer, wife, and partner in crime for decades, working with him on projects like Big Trouble in Little China and They Live, not to mention a ton of John-free projects. Sandy brings her wealth of film experience to comics as a writer, editor, and publisher. Sandy is also a co-creator on the new Tales of Science Fiction series. Learn a bit more about Sandy’s career at

Vault Created & Written by
James Ninness writes comic books, short stories, and other fun stuff. After he got his degree in English: Creative Writing from Cal State University Long Beach in 2007, he married the love of his life, made some babies, and adopted some dogs. If, for whatever reason, you were to ask James what his patronus is, he would reply, “Gene Hackman.” His wordsmithery goes far beyond our titles and we encourage you to check out his website:

Pencils & Inks by:

Andres Esparza is a newly engaged (congrats, Andres!), Mexican comic book and concept artist born, raised, and working in Monterrey, México. He loves his family, videogames, grunge/metal rock, and comics. Getting to work on everything from Heavy Metal to Zenescope, and now on John Carpenter’s in-house comic brand is his dream come true.


Colored by:
Sergio Martinez is a Mexican visual artist with experience in almost everything related from videogames to animation (IDW and Bioware to name a couple). Somehow he still finds time to enjoy numerous pop culture and artsy fartsy pursuits as an avid comics, arts and videogame fan.


Lettered by:

Janice Chiang is a comic pioneer as one of the first female letterers in the industry. From hand-lettering to digital, she has forged the way for countless of female comic artists. Janice works with publishers old (Marvel) and new (CMX Manga/Wildstorm). With her kind and forthright nature, Janice has built a loyal family within the comic community. Everyone has met her at one time or another. Everyone who runs into her says the same thing: “Oh my god, she’s done so much, and she’s so nice!”

Vault #1 Cover Art by:
Nick Percival is a father of three girls, an award-winning artist whose original work LEGENDS: The Enchanted is on its way to be a feature film, and an avid fan of everything horror. His dark art hides a secret positivity. He gives off an infectious, overwhelming vibe that anything is possible. Check him out at