Aliens #1

Aliens #1

Writer: John Arcudi Artist: Zach Howard Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 27, 2009 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 5
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A group of wildcat planetary prospectors plant their flag on a distant new world, rich in land, resources . . . and mystery. Within this seemingly uninhabited planet lies the greatest archaeological discovery in history, an ancient, abandoned complex of impossible proportions carved deep within the living rock, a mind-numbing labyrinth of passages, ramps, bridges, and galleries that seems to extend limitlessly. But as the exploration of the leviathan dead city proceeds deeper and deeper, the members of the team slowly begin to lose their grip on reality. But madness gives way to fear as the explorers begin to disappear one by one. Something else lives within the necropolis, a faceless horror as deadly and merciless as space itself, a lethal terror that has waited centuries to awake . . . and destroy.

At long last, Dark Horse Comics heralds the return of the heavyweight champion of modern science-fiction/horror, Aliens!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan May 31, 2009

    I had zero interest in a new "Aliens" comic until I read the little story in the Free Comic Book Day flip book, and that little taste of Arcudi's direction was enough to make me curious about this first issue. And now I'm hooked. This is an exemplary first issue by Arcudi and Howard, one that brings the horror and suspense (and dark bits of comedy) back to the "Aliens" franchise after too long of an absence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Chris Partin May 29, 2009

    Aliens is such a strange property and it takes a certain creative team to pull it off. I think this creative has what it takes, and this issue is evidence of that. I really felt I was over any kind of comic book about these alien creatures, but Arcudi pulls me back in and I’m ready for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 27, 2009

    I can see potential in this series. Arcudi and Howard are both talented. The problem is that neither creator really put their talents to good use in this issue. Hopefully that will change soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Jul 9, 2009

    If you liked this review, be sure to check out more of the authors work at Monster In Your Veins Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny May 29, 2009

    Aliens #1 is a strange, frustrating book. On a technical level it's enjoyable and quite solid, but as a fan I have to say that it is lacking in a few (very) key areas. That said, I'll definitely be sticking around for at least another issue. Read Full Review

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