William Gibson's Alien 3 #3

Writer: Johnnie Christmas, William Gibson Artist: Johnnie Christmas Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
7.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You'll see familiar characters and places-but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller!

The crew of the Rodina quickly find themselves in a dire situation as the U.P.P. side have an unwelcome guest aboard their ship. Meanwhile, the powers that be on the Sulaco look to replace the crew with the recently recovered android, Bishop. As they push the limits of ethics and morality, the crew decide something must be done.

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 17, 2019

    Bloody and brilliant, this is what Fox's Aliens sequel should have been straight from the get go!    Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Feb 3, 2019

    The halfway point and finally things are beginning to move. I feel my patience has been rewarded at last, though there is some anxiety about how it will all resolve itself. But isnt that the true sign of a great drama? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 9, 2019

    William Gibson's Alien 3 #3 was a big step up from the first two issues. Not because they were bad, but because something has started happened. Wheels have begun turning and the pacing has been cranked up. The ball has got rolling as well when greed and curiosity has thrust us into the dangers of crossing path with Xenomorphs. Now the only question is who will adapt to the situation, and who will fall prey to this unwelcome guest? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 9, 2019

    Bishops arc is more interesting and should drive more of the plot of this issue, but hes relegated to a passenger through most of this issue. That being said, there are some great moments in this issue from both the expanding conspiracy surrounding Weyland Yutani and UPP. Those elements are great as are all of the action scenes involving the escaping alien at Rodina. The fact that another issue is happening on Anchorbay and Ripley is still unconscious adds some additional drama to this issue that offsets some of the pacing problems. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Michael Compton Jan 9, 2019

    Unlike the overly expository second issue, issue #3 is nothing if not momentous. All points within the plot are converging and characters are finally being called to action. Whatever misgivings the story may inspire (be it the non-utilization of Ripley, the precursors to Prometheus or the sometimes muddled alien lifecycle), it'd be an outright lie to say issue #3 doesn't build full anticipation for issue #4. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Jan 9, 2019

    The experience hasn't been entirely abysmal, but has yet to excite readers with any fresh interpretations of the franchise, leading us to wonder if maybe it was for the best that this version of the film never came to fruition. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sei Jan 19, 2019

    The story remains interesting on issue 3. Those sneaky aliens sure found a way inside all those space stations. Can't wait to see the havoc they will cause among the foolish humans trying to use them. U can't control them hahaha.

    I also like how the story progresses, it remains subtle and foreshadowed.

  • 9.0
    ZodTee Jan 31, 2019

    Brilliant. Wish this got made instead of the movie we got.

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Mar 2, 2019

    Now, this is more like it. 

    Up until issue #3, this series has suffered because the plot has been a bit too complex and the action beats have been few and far between. This issue picks up the pace and the series is much better for it. 

    The main point of this issue is that Bishop has been rebuilt and sent back to Anchorpoint station. He's been tampered with since he's been rebuilt but the tampering has not been noticed by any of the crew even after Bishop submits to a full evaluation. Even with the lack of evidence, the brass on Anchorpoint assumes that Bishop is compromised and that The Rodina scientists have samples of the Alien. 

    What the Rodina scientist aren't aware of is that aliens have already inf more

  • 8.0
    KnM Apr 18, 2019

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  • 6.5
    Phil B. Jan 11, 2019

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