Alien #3

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 23
7.5Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

•  Epsilon Station is overrun with danger, not all of it from Xenomorphs!
•  Cruz holds mission information back from his soldiers, but he's not the only one with secrets.
•  We are not who we say we are.
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  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Richard Banks Jun 13, 2021

    A genuine treat for Alien fans, #3 is the best issue yet, packed with brutal action sequences and a few story revelations to boot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald May 26, 2021

    This is the Aliens sequel viewers never got, rather than leaning into the action heavy aspects of some of the franchise entries Johnson goes to great lengths to make sure that the Xenomorph has never been more terrifying, and there’s plenty of intrigue and mystery to keep readers coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Benjamin Milne May 28, 2021

    In conclusion, MARVEL's Alien #3 is the much-needed release of visceral bloodletting to keep fans of the franchise happy. An emotionally bloodcurdling experience that sees our main character falling further into a void of hopelessness, facing and clinging to fragments of the past, present and future to pull himself through the darkness. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 26, 2021

    Larroca delivers some stunning visuals throughout and it has a great emphasis on the characters themselves. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips May 26, 2021

    Overall, the issue reads really well, and Kennedy does a great job of creating tension. Additionally, his larger plot has me extremely intrigued, and I want to know more. He knows how to develop a great hook. The art and the coloring, however, are slightly lacking that element of impactful horror. Its fun, just a little too bright in its tone, which hinders the visuals. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jun 1, 2021

    Alien #3 hits all the tropes of an Alien story, continues the main thread of a terrorist attack, but lacks enough structure to feel like you're reading something that could be a standalone chapter. I like the art, and the visual tone of an Alien story is there, but the storytelling structure falls short. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Chase Magnett May 26, 2021

    Xenomorphs are all over Alien #3 as the few survivors of a recovery team struggle to make their way deeper into an infested space station; the problem is that they appear to be a comedic element, rather than a horrifying one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Miracleman92 May 26, 2021

    While perhaps lacking in substance, Alien #3 still manages to make up for it with an entertaining fast-paced story that leaves me wanting to read more.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Nov 20, 2021

    The story is interesting and the only reason I'm coming back. The art works fine until xenomorph is present; the aliens look like they're drawn using a stiffly posed toy as direct reference.

  • 7.0
    Obi-wan the 3rd Jun 2, 2021

    Issue one and two were a great start for this series. Issue three, while lacking in content, still provides enough to make you want more. The writing is still great and Larroca's art is still stunning as ever. I just wish there was a little more content to fill this issue. I do hope the refrain from this format other wise it may lose readers. Still this series so far is pretty good and I'm excited to see what they have in store for Issue 4 and beyond. The reason I am giving this a 7 and not anything lower is the violence. I been wanting MARVEL to create more violent content for a while now, and ALIEN is a great way to start. Seeing the Xenomorphs brutally attack these soldiers (even it is only one) is fresh new taste in my opinion.

  • 6.0

    Man, if the art was good, this could be a very good Alien comic. Right now though, it's very mediocre. Do better, Marvel.

  • 6.0
    Hed-Veta May 27, 2021

    So, here is the third issue of the series "Alien" from Phillip Jones and Salvador Larroca.
    The third issue, as expected after the end of the previous one, finally shows us the xenomorphs in all their glory. They are sudden, fast, deadly and the action with them is very intense.
    At the same time, this very action quite well moves the plot further, starting to give answers to questions about what happened at the station now, and skillfully intertwining with flashbacks, which continue to develop the backstory of Cruz in small portions.
    Characters react to what is happening quite interestingly, and Cruz manages to make quite contradictory decisions, which on the one hand look necessary, but his motivation is very questionable. more

  • 6.0
    Chal-Chenet May 27, 2021

    As could be expected, the third issue focuses on intense action. It is the action that comes to the fore and pushes everything else further. This is not necessarily a good thing, because the comic loses its vibe.
    The third issue is worse than the first two, although it can still be entertaining, but fans of Alien and Alien 3 movies will be disappointed by this change of direction.

  • 5.5
    Boudi Sep 24, 2021

    One word: Confusing. I believed a scene was a flashback and I only understood it wasn't pages after it.

    Larroca is still doing his thing, saddly it's not very good. But the coloring is fine.

    And I like how Johnson is expanding on the Alien mythology.

  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine Apr 22, 2022

    I don’t care all that much at this point. Art’s bad, but you don’t need me to tell you that.

  • 10
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  • 8.5
    TaiwanMarvel May 27, 2021

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 15, 2022

  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
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