Aliens: Dead Orbit #2

Writer: James Stokoe Artist: James Stokoe Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 31, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Having narrowly escaped the deadly xenomorph, Wascylewski moves around the hold of the ship, wary of his terrifying pursuer. His reflexes are tested again-but this time, by a sudden, massive breach in the hull. Will he survive?
Orc Stain creator James Stokoe pens a thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story: Dead Orbit!
o Look for the Alien: Covenant motion picture on May 19, 2017!

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jun 1, 2017

    The tension never lets up. Even the scenes where the crew gets to catch their breath are filled with uneasy foreboding. Stokoe is a master at building the terror, using the story, art, and lettering together in such a cohesive way. Aliens: Dead Orbit is the kind of comic you read with fists clenched, fearful of what's waiting on the next page. This is an unforgettable book and a must-read for any fan of Aliens. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jun 2, 2017

    With a guy like James Stokoe on a book, you know you are in for a treat. His art is like no one else in the comic book industry and he plays effectively well into the Aliens world. Aliens: Dead Orbit is just scary, gruesome fun that is not to be missed, even if you are not a fan of the Aliens franchise you are going to want to pick this up for the art alone. Each issue is a wonder to open up and a feast for the eyes and Stokoe is a fantastic story teller building up tension and leaving the reader wanting and waiting for more! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science - Repairman Jack May 27, 2017

    While not as tightly wound narratively as the previousissue, the amazing art along with the overall sense of dread and claustrophobiahas me still digging this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 31, 2017

    Aliens: Dead Orbit is delivering some great material here as it works within the realm of the familiar. That's something that could be a problem with other works but the Aliens franchise opens itself up to a lot of interpretation and creativity in both writing and art so that each can stand alone without being judged truly against the rest. Stokoe has crafted a great environment for this to play out in that leaves me wanting more of it (and a live-action incarnation already, even if it would likely play out a little like Saturn 9) just to really connect with the location and characters. There's a lot more to come with how this will unfold and the violence is only just now really getting ready to begin, and hopefully a twist or two along the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Jun 9, 2017

    If you have been left cold by the most recent output by the Alien franchise I do not blame you. However, I implore you not to give up on it entirely. Anyone who has been craving a new well made xenomorph story finally has one with Aliens: Dead Orbit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Jun 1, 2017

    Seriously, the chest-burst in this issue is so visceral, I half-expected some kind of 4D effect where the page would feel wet to the touch and leave a red-stain on my fingertips. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 25, 2017

    Beautifully rendered with a sense of frantic, claustrophobic horror throughout, Dead Orbit provides a welcome return to the terrifying grass roots of the Alien franchise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - JJ Travers May 31, 2017

    James Stokoe has tapped into the core of what makes Alien so special--heart-pounding claustrophobia, teeth grinding tension and a space creature that has terrified fans for nearly 40 years. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Jun 2, 2017

    The art style by Stokoe amps up the gore tremendously. Especiallyas the larva stage of the alien appears. He manages to show the sheer agony of the process in superb fashion. Yet it also manages to show the sheer distress of Wascylewski well as things continue to worsen. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 31, 2017

    With this second issue, Aliens: Dead Orbit becomes just as worthwhile of your time as any other of the books out on shelves from the AvP franchise. This book isn't about the action, it is about reminding you of what it means to fear the Xenomorphs and feel helpless in the face of this danger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L May 31, 2017

    While not a lot happened in this issue, James Stokoe manages to really pull you in and every moment feels validated and you are right there with the characters in the story. This is one of the better Alien stories and I'm really excited to find out what happens. Read Full Review

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