Aliens: Resistance #1

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Robert Carey Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 23, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Following the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the xenomorph threat. Enter Zula Hendricks, an Ex-Colonial Marine, in need of Ripley's help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program. The duo teams up against an upgraded arsenal designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret!
o Starring series favorite: Amanda Ripley!
o Written by Brian Wood of Aliens: Defiance.

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 24, 2019

    Offering a near perfect blend of action and plot, the first issue of Aliens: Resistance is everything we could've hoped for! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 23, 2019

    The art by Robert Carey is great. There are some really tense visual moments throughout this issue as well as the physical representation of this dystopian future. It was stunning to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jan 24, 2019

    Exciting and fast-paced to the point of anxiety inducing, "Aliens: Resistance" #1 kicks off the miniseries in perfect fashion. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 23, 2019

    Aliens: Resistance #1 serves as a strong start for this next chapter in the lives of Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks. These are survivors on a mission, and that mission is the next craziest thing to taking on Xenomorphs. As I said above, it is a great feeling as an Aliens fan to know that there is always a plan for these characters that a team-up like this is possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Feb 28, 2019

    The daughter of xeno hunter extraordinaire, coupled with an ex marine with a survival instinct. Both with a score to settle. Say it with me gang..."OORAH!!" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 25, 2019

    An exciting read set on Earth with a clear purpose for the pair of heroes. Their overall goal will not go as easy as they expect, I'm sure. The story doesn't require reading of the previous series and has some excellent non-alien antagonists in this outing. The visuals are unique among previous Alien stories and I like them. I'm on board to see what horrors Amanda and Zula encounter in space. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Jan 15, 2019

    Atmospheric opening to Dark Horse Comics new Aliens comic. A tight script and unsettling Art make this a must for all fans of the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 28, 2019

    There’s still a lot to like in this debut issue, even if there’s not really a hook per se to maintain consistent reader interest. Told almost entirely without the appearance of a Xenomorph, save for a few silhouettes in the final pages, Wood and his art team show us a side to the Aliens world that is far more grounded than some of the cinematic entries. It’s almost like a prelude in this sense, an “issue zero” that promises a much bigger story that’s about to get underway in the second entry next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jan 23, 2019

    There's promise in Aliens: Resistance, so let's hope the creators make good on this initial tease. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Leigh Kade Jan 21, 2019

    Aliens: Resistance will be a four-issue limited series, and there's enough compelling material in the first issue to warrant continued reading, especially for fans of the Aliens franchise. Honestly, it's better than most of the movies. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Sean Nickerson Jan 24, 2019

    Overall this is a mediocre issue from some extremely talented creators. The first issue in a four-part limited series should grab the reader's attention, define the story and the characters within it, and move the story forward in a way that is compelling and builds anticipation by the end of the issue for the next ones to come. Unfortunately this first installment does little to none of that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 16, 2019

    I'm slapping on an extra half star for the potential of the premise, but as a first issue this feels like a bit of a missed opportunity. There are great ideas here, along with great characters and a writer who clearly knows how to deliver a top-notch Aliens story, but it just doesnt all seem to be coming together just yet, for whatever reason. Ill probably pick up the second issue out of loyalty to the franchise, but Im really hoping for a marked improvement in terms of tension, urgency and some real stakes if this series is going to keep me reading much longer than that. Read Full Review

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