Aliens: Rescue #1

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Kieran McKeown, JL Straw Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Following the events of Aliens: Resistance, Alec Brand, the colonist rescued by Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks, has grown up into an elite Colonial Marine. A secret mission brings him back to the alien-infested moon where he was rescued . . . and face to face with the past.
o Written by Brian Wood of Aliens: Defiance and Aliens: Resistance.
o Find out the fate of Amanda Ripley after Aliens: Resistance.
o Zula Hendricks and Alec Brand return!

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Britt Horth Jul 23, 2019

    Aliens: Rescue #1 is a solid start to this story arch. It establishes Brand as a character all his own while still acknowledging his past. The writing and artwork definitely draw you in and leave you with just enough information to want to come back to see what happens next. The only minor disappointing thing about Aliens: Rescue #1 is that it does take it's time to get to the root of the story but it is well worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 24, 2019

    Kieron McKeown delivers some good looking art in this issue. The panels are composed well and it will be interesting to see how the art evolves when the characters make it to their destination. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Jul 29, 2019

    Without even seeing the eponymous villain of the story we have opened with a compelling enough reason to return. This series is looking to be just as dynamic and interesting as the last. No small feat. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Jul 24, 2019

    Aliens: Rescue #1 was a great read, especially for fans of the original series (Aliens: Resistance). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 18, 2019

    This is a decent start to the series, though the heroes and title creatures are only in photos and one flashback. Wood is setting the stage for the action of the upcoming issues. The visuals are typical comic book fare: they look fine, but don't have the awesomeness of previous Alien comics. My hopes were higher than they should have been for this opening installment, but I'm still eager to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 24, 2019

    Aliens: Rescue gets off to a decent start as its focus is mostly on Brand and getting him into a position where he can actually do something. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Jul 31, 2019

    Overall, this is a solid first issue for the new series. We haven't seen much by way of characters, but the one we follow has potential. The art is strong and helps keep this series feeling close to it's 80's/90's era roots. If you're a fan of the Aliens film and comics series then Aliens: Rescue #1 will be a good fit for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 24, 2019

    A solid start to this new chapter, and gave us plenty to look forward to as Alec Brand sets off to find his heroes. Aliens: Rescue #1 gets you asking a lot of questions, and that's never a bad thing with these stories. Especially when this has been an ongoing story since the events of Aliens: Defiance. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jul 29, 2019

    The follow-up to "Aliens: Resistance" is shaping up rather nicely, leaving enough to have readers wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    The Brazen Bull - Doug Bornhoeft Jul 24, 2019

    There's nothing like watching Xenomorphs being blasted to pieces by machine guns.Aliens: Rescue #1is solid start for an exciting new Aliens series Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 25, 2019

    You already know if you want Aliens: Rescue #1, and it delivers exactly what you'd expect " no more, no less. Read Full Review

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