Aliens: Defiance #9

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Tony Brescini Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 25, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A fledgling alien, kept alive in a deep freeze for the purpose of learning its weaknesses, wages a psychological war on Zula, Davis, and Hollis. They try to keep it together, but an attack on the Europa by space pirates forces the trio to weaponize what they seek to destroy.

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Dave Gogel Jan 16, 2017

    As poet laureate DJ Khaled says, "Another one!" Once again, Aliens: Defiance hits another homerun. The 24 pages fly right by and demand a reread. You know the drill, go get it! Until next issue, stay frosty! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Jan 26, 2017

    Alien: Defiance is an amazing Alien series. Ive said this a bunch of times now. Ive purchased the first volume. Im out of things to say, so unless #10 and #11 really do something amazing or awful, Ill probably skip reviewing them. I can only gush so much before it feels like Im being a fanboy (which I am) or disingenuous (which Im not). Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 28, 2017

    It's an issue you can jump into not knowing anything about the arc and get enough info provided to catch you up. The issue provides a new threat to the ongoing plot, seeing how the team takes a huge risk, in the end, is quite rewarding. It'll leave wanting to see the outcome of their decisions made. Regardless if you are an old fan or new for the franchise, this will be an enjoyable read for you. Never was there a dull moment in the book while the story unfolds further. You're provided with great character moments, action, art and story pacing throughout. What more could you ask for from a comic with Aliens involved? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 25, 2017

    Aliens: Defiance continues to be one of my favorite books from the franchise in the past ten years and has the potential to be the best of them depending on how the final chapters play out. Brian Wood is clearly enjoying working with the small cast of characters here and the crazy situations that they're getting into in trying to survive. It makes for some tense reading with great visuals by the art team that simply takes it up several notches. It has a great look and totally drives the narrative in the right way with the details and corrosion that Brescini brings to it. I love reading each chapter but can't wait to just read it as a whole all while imagining it on the big screen. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 25, 2017

    Overall this is as tense as it can get when Aliens: Defiance #9 throws us into an all or nothing effort for this team to make it out in one piece. Zula makes a big decision here that you wouldn't have seen coming at the start of this series. Her endgame isn't clear, but you would hope that Zula keeps herself on guard for the worst case scenario. The AvP franchise and this creative team surely know how to break an egg to make an omelet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jan 24, 2017

    Now that we've passed the point we all knew would come, it will be interesting to see what Aliens: Defiance decides to do with this wonderfully developed cast of characters. Whatever that is, though, it will surely involve a fight with an Alien Queen, which I think we can all agree is something to be excited about. Read Full Review

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