Aliens: Defiance #5

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Riccardo Burchielli Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 28, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Zula Hendricks and Davis are about to take on the xenomorph threat as well as a squad of hardened Colonial Marines intent on capturing a specimen in a large midspace fueling station. How far is Zula willing to go to stop her fellow combatants?

  • 10
    Hulking Reviewer - Dave Gogel Sep 28, 2016

    For those that read my reviews (a hearty thank you to the regular readers), it is no secret that I can't stop gushing about this Defiance series. It has been slim pickings in quality for this franchise for seemingly 57 years. FOX had turned the most fearsome movie creature into a horror icon with no meaning. But, Alien Defiance has helped (along with Alien: Isolation) bring the franchise back to where it belongs. Seriously, if you are a fan and have yet to pick this up I don't know what to tell you at this point. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 28, 2016

    Aliens: Defiance #5 raises the stakes higher than they have been before and grabs you more than their actions before having in mind that what they do next will make the statement of how far they are willing to go to eliminate all possibilities of the Xenomorphs being exploited as weapons. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 28, 2016

    While I would have liked to have seen a bit more about Hendrick's struggle over what it is she has to do, since Davis is still mostly working cold efficient lines of thought, I'm also glad that we see her realizing that it's the right option given the scale of the problem and just sets about doing it. I'm not a fan of revealing the tease at the start and going backward but it is a tried and true method. The exploration of the depot is a great bit of material overall and Tristan Jones delivers on the art throughout in a way that really makes for a great experience on the first read through and multiple reads later because there's so much detail. Very good stuff overall that continues to have me pretty excited for what's still to come as we hit the halfway mark next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Sep 28, 2016

    As an fan of Alien and Aliens (and the other two films really but thats a conversation for another day), I couldnt be happier. Were getting awesome stories set in this universe on a regular basis. Its so a good thing. Like, you dont even know how good it is. So good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Sep 26, 2016

    All that being said, however, the main story is still a lot of fun. Despite there not being a lot of action, Tristan Jones gets plenty of opportunities to draw his beautifully grostesque xenomorphs. We also end up with an interesting new character and one hell of a moral quandary for Hendricks (which we saw in the first four pages, but whatever). It's a shame that such a great story had to be sidetracked by sequencing issues, but it's still plenty good enough to enjoy. Read Full Review

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