The Vault #1
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The Vault #1

Writer: Sam Sarkar Artist: Garrie Gastonny Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 20, 2011 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 31, 2011

    Overall, The Vault reads like an excellent mixture of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and intelligent supernatural horror brought to excellent life in sequential art form. Chock up another win for Image Comics and, more importantly, their readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jul 26, 2011

    What a gem of a book! I can totally recommend The Vault. Get it now. They will only be three issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 30, 2011

    The Vault is a book that brings to the table a great idea with some amazing artwork. The book trips up because it relies so heavily on character interactions to tell a story about the characters whereas the plot might have been the best vehicle to showcase them. This is a good book and with it only three issues I expect the series to take off in a big way with the next issue. I recommend this book for people that are looking for something in the science fiction or mystery realms. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tristram Taylor Jul 26, 2011

    The Vault is a story about a group of treasure hunters exploring a pit similar to the Oak Island pit in the Atlantic Ocean. From the beginning its pretty obvious that they will discover much more than just treasure. The opening pages imply that its Biblical in nature, and this is supported by occasional references such as the ship named Revelations and a character named Jesus (which all seemed a bit heavy handed). Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Aug 11, 2011

    After all the set up done in this issue, things should pick up a bit with the next and it will be interesting to see if this is the case. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 7, 2011

    Sarkar's plot and pacing are by the numbers" too much, really. The story follows a tried-and-true formula from pop culture, but that means it's painfully predictable at times Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 2, 2012

    All in all, fans of Gastonny will want to take a peek, as he's in fine form, but anyone else might consider saving their money for the film. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 1, 2011

    The art is another thing that hampers the development of The Vault. With such a heavy story and so little action, the art should be leaping off the page. The characters should be pronounced and what motion exists should be exciting. Instead the art blends the characters into one faceless “team” and does nothing to give life to the script. Grabbing a reader with an opening issue is important and The Vault fails to do that. That being said, there is enough going on within its pages to make taking a risk with this new series something to think about. Read Full Review

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