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Aliens: Dust to Dust #1

Writer: Gabriel Hardman Artist: Gabriel Hardman Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
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The Trono colony on LV-871 is under attack. Emergency evacuations are ordered. Evac shuttles are taking off. All twelve-year-old Maxon and his mom have to do is make it to the spaceport. Except between them and it are . . . Aliens! A terrifying coming-of-age story by master storyteller Gabriel Hardman.
o Gabriel Hardman storyboarded the films Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, Logan, Dawn of Planet of the Apes, and many others!
o A reexamination of why we fear the Aliens!
o On sale in time for Alien Day (4/26)!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Apr 19, 2018

    The debut issue of Aliens: Dust To Dust is a white-knuckle coming of age tale that fans of Cameron's Aliens are certain to get a real kick out of. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 13, 2018

    A masterfully horrific tale of a boy on the wrong colony at the wrong time. Once it starts, the tension never lets up. Fans of the franchise will take note of telltale signs of future dangers, but even they can't expect every ghastly twist and turn in this tale of survival. The visuals are wonderfully cinematic, increasing the reader's heartbeat with each turn of the page. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Apr 25, 2018

    'Aliens: Dust to Dust is solid comics storytelling that reminds us how much 'Aliens' has always played on our primal fears.It has a great narrative pace and some moody, atmospheric art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack May 8, 2018

    If anyone ever wants to contact me, look me up in my groupsfor the love of comic booksandNew Fans, Old Comics, I also have several comic pages dedicated to my various true loves,Batman,Superman,Indie Comics,Spider-man,Marvel,Oldie Goldies, andHats! (Long story on that last one haha) or on Twitter@johnbatusijack Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 24, 2018

    As an actual story, this new series is clearly still in its incubation stage waiting for the right time to reveal itself, but as a slice of pulse-pounding Aliens horror, Dust to Dust is a veritable chestburster of frantic terror, and as such comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Apr 26, 2018

    Although the colony is rather large, it feels suffocating as these two struggle to escape.  The whole place seems to be falling apart with smoke and debris going everywhere.  Colorist Rain Beredo adds to this feeling with some great shadow work.  This works especially well to hide the xenomorphs.  Aliens: Dust to Dust takes a familiar concept and adds a personal touch to it.  Maxon is an innocent kid caught up in complete pandemonium.  Dozens of xenomorphs are swarming the colony and his own mother is about to give birth to one herself.  This poor child is about to grow up very fast. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Apr 26, 2018

    An Aliens comic for fans new and old filled with atmosphere, horror, action, and truly cinematic pages. Hardman has proven he knows how to construct a page, now lets see if he can construct a story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Apr 29, 2018

    One of the Alien franchise's underlying themes is motherhood, and Alien Resurrection decided to beat viewers over the with that theme a few decades back. On the other hand, Gabriel Hardman's Aliens Dust to Dust #1 uses the bond behind a mother and son to supercharge a suspense filled story and give it an emotional foundation like the relationship between John and Sarah Connor inTerminator 2. He doesn't beat us over the head with extraneous facts about them, but uses touch, facial reactions, and pauses between quick spurts of dialogue to show that they're in over their heads like any of us would be if H.R. Giger's haunting designs made a rude entrance into our lives. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 25, 2018

    Aliens: Dust to Dust #1 is a tense starting point for this comic, and Hardman nails it on both the scripting and the art. While I had my complaints about how the Face-Hugger situation is handled, the book works in almost every other regard. I definitely recommend checking this one out. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 25, 2018

    Aliens is the kind of book where sometimes we'll get a really interesting story to go along with it while most of the time we get a crazy adventure story. This looks to be an adventure story with a twelve-year-old as our leading character as he attempts to survive some sort of Xenomorph incursion that's happening on a colony world that looks like it's about to be abandoned already. It's a tense and tight opening issue with a four-issue run planned so I'm not expecting anything that expands the story scope of the Aliens comics universe. But Hardman is putting together a book that makes for a great read that already gets you visualizing it on the big screen unfolding before. I can't wait to see more. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 25, 2018

    Aliens: Dust to Dust #1 was a solid start to this new encounter with the Xenomorphs. It never gets any easier to follow these unsuspecting humans who are staring down death itself, but the thrill is in how they survive. Never before has the word survive been harder to say when it is a kid we are hoping to see this through to the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Apr 25, 2018

    Fans will instantly connect with Maxon and his similarities to Newt from Aliens and writer/artist Gabriel Hardman appears to be giving readers the horrific sci-fi story they've been clamoring for, with the first issue putting the series in a good place to terrify even the most hardened Colonial Marine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Trevor Richardson Apr 25, 2018

    The script delivers solid, horrific action that's elevated by the gorgeous inking, well-executed coloring, and very smart lettering. There wasn't time to get to know the characters, but after an action-heavy debut, I'm sure there'll be time for that in later issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Sam King Apr 25, 2018

    Overall, I would say that Aliens fans need to check this one out. Issue #1 is off to a solid start, and I am looking forward to finishing this one out. I just hope that the next issues keep the things that I liked going and don't drop off on quality in terms of the story or choose one color scheme and wreck it like the previous miniseries. This one is just in time for Alien day tomorrow! Happy Alien Day everyone! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Outright Geekery - Erik Koehn Apr 22, 2018

    A hard hitting first issue filled with intensity that shows a lot of promise for this new mini-series Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Apr 24, 2018

    Aliens: Dust to Dust is off to a rote-as-hell start. It's one big chase with no real tension because no one has time for any character moments. We know the end as soon as it begins, and the end isn't scary anymore. I'll give it another issue to see if it does anything new now that our obligatory “Xenos are scary” bit is over, but I'm not all that hopeful. Read Full Review

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