Alien #2

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 22
7.3Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

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THE RETURN TO EPSILON!
•  Cruz has only one chance to save his son from the horrific fate he barely escaped.
•  The clock toward total collapse is ticking.
•  The aliens are loose.

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  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Richard Banks May 2, 2021

    Im genuinely excited to see where were going with this series. Alien deserves a great comic run, and so far, this is ticking all the boxes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Benjamin Milne Apr 23, 2021

    Johnson's story has amped up its drama and action, ironically similar to the sequel to Alien, Aliens, while maintaining its tension and subtlety. If we get an abundance of British characters in the third issue then we'll know the score. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 21, 2021

    Larroca delivers some great visuals throughout the issue. The shadows and dark corners add to the tension of the story and the reveals are perfectly placed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Apr 21, 2021

    Overall, I thought this was a solid issue that equated to a real page-turner. I had a few small quips with the approach to the art, but those final few pages, oh wow, absolutely beautiful stuff. We're into the real meat of the story now, so I'm eagerly anticipating issue three. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 21, 2021

    Alien #2 is one that fans of the franchise will want to check out. It blends what works so well for the series taking the best of everything and mixing it together to expand the world and also celebrate it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Apr 21, 2021

    Marvel show with this second issue of Alien that they understand how to lean into the horror aspect of the film series rather than the action of later entries. There is an interesting story waiting to unfold here and this series works as a great entry for new readers, while also giving fans exactly what they want from the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 21, 2021

    Where Alien #2 faulters, it makes up for with unceremonious dread, fear, and plot progression. It's incredibly clear Alien is in the right hands with Johnson at the helm, as the identity of this series lives and breathes in a place of unfaltering nightmares. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio Apr 21, 2021

    If you're interested in this comic or any of the others mentioned, simply click on the title/link to snag a copy through Amazon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Apr 21, 2021

    Final Thoughts:Alien #2 takes everything you like about the Alien film franchise and reassembles it in comic form for a decent enough story. The art is good enough. The story, while not very original, is good enough. If you like Alien, you'll like this. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 21, 2021

    The result is a comic that is dull every moment spent away from devoted action and suspense sequences and those are further undermined by the final few pages in which Larroca's forms appear to be traced atop one another with no clear physicality or contact. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Apr 22, 2021

    This could have been the best Alien script ever conceived, and the art would still drag it down. The images are so distractingly awful, I can't get past it to connect with the story at all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 17, 2021

    You’d think by now they’d have at least attempted anti-facehugger masks, huh?

  • 8.0
    Miracleman92 Apr 25, 2021

    Another solid issue. Pretty quick read though. I do appreciate how Johnson is building up to the Xenomorph encounter instead of rushing their introduction. So far I'm still on board with this series.

  • 6.0

    The art takes so much away from this story. The writing is, on its own, not bad. With an effective artist this could be a fun series. Instead, we get duds like that last page. So unfortunate.

  • 7.5

    True to a fault to the Aliens film. I enjoyed this story because it mimicked the tone of the movie, but disliked it because at points it felt like they just took the plot from Aliens and transposed it to these comic book characters. Weyland-Yutani blackmailing a retired professional into an unwilling mission against the xenomorphs, the little girl witnessing the xenomorphs attacking her loved ones, the secret motives underpinning the mission, the race against the clock, and even the marines’ flippant attitudes and way they talk are all lifted directly from the second movie. I liked it because I loved the movie, but I hope this comic is able to find its own voice instead of just copying themes that worked for someone else.

  • 7.0
    Chal-Chenet May 19, 2021

    This issue, like the previous one, slowly builds up tension. It's still an introduction, but in the end the action speeds up. Finally.
    The writer managed to deepen the character of Gabriel Cruz a bit. He showed scraps of his past, thanks to which he maintained the psychological credibility of the comic.
    The next issue seems to be more action-oriented this time. We will see if it is really so.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jun 19, 2021

    The characters, especially the alien, are drawn very stiff. The colorist is doing some heavy lifting to make up for it, successfully retaining the horror motif.

  • 6.5
    Hed-Veta May 26, 2021

    So, the second issue of the Alien series from the Marvel publishing house has arrived.

    The second issue is generally as pleasant to read as the first.
    As we remember, in the last issue, the attack on the Epsilon station was shown, which led to the release of the xenomorphs.
    In this episode, Gabriel is sent to the station 32 hours after the incident to clean up the mess that was made because of the attack of his son with a group of "anti-corporations". Naturally, the representative of the WY "magnanimously" allows the hero to save his son, but necessarily AFTER he pulls out a certain sample "Alpha" from the falling station, with a direct indication that if this very "Alpha" is not pulled out, then both two Cruzes will be more

  • 5.0
    Boudi Apr 25, 2021

    Larroca's art isn't great, but it's better than it was last issue. The plot is also better, because now the main character has an objective. But remember all the badass soldiers we saw in "Aliens", don't think you'll find anything like that here, the soldiers in this comic suck, they are pretty awfull at their job.

  • 2.0
    Mindo2003 Apr 22, 2021

    It's very lazy writing heavily relying on a well-known franchise. This series brings absolutely nothing new. Rescue mission? Wow, groundbreaking! This is the second issue and there isn't a single character you would care about.

  • 8.0
    TaiwanMarvel Apr 22, 2021

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Apr 21, 2021

  • 7.5
    Phil B. Apr 21, 2021

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Apr 21, 2021

  • 7.5
    dynamitegunstar Apr 24, 2021

  • 7.5
    Rhinoeat Aug 20, 2021

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Apr 21, 2021

  • 7.0
    Saltyredhoodfans Aug 17, 2021

  • 6.5
    pigwink May 11, 2021

  • 5.0
    WallyInCrisis Apr 21, 2021

  • 5.0
    Black Phillip Apr 27, 2021

  • 3.0
    haniballecto Apr 21, 2021

  • 3.0
    fandelabd Jun 16, 2021

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