Alien #4

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 16, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 19
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A BISHOP MAKES HIS MOVE.
•  Will Gabe find his son? And if so...what will be left of him?
•  The clock is ticking. The odds are long. The worst is coming.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jun 16, 2021

    Any doubters about whether or not Marvel could pull off the Alien license will by now have had their doubts quelled. Johnson understands how to tell a good story, fitting in and expanding the rich mythos, while Larroca manages to make them horrifying again, capturing them in their alienness, and once more making them a threat to be reckoned with. A true sequel to Aliens. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 16, 2021

    Larroca delivers some beautifully detailed and action filled art. The panels are filled with tension and terror and I love the aesthetic of the entire series so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Richard Banks Jun 28, 2021

    I'm still really invested in Marvel's first dip into the franchise, but I'm starting to get worried about where this series is going. How long it can carry on with the ‘infested space facility' shtick still remains to be seen, but for now, I'm just going to enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jun 28, 2021

    Alien #4 hits all the right tropes for a decent Alien story with monsters hiding around the corner, a frantic chase, and a Hail Mary plan. That may sound like it's a boilerplate story for the franchise, but the reveal of a new kind of alien at the end gives the overall interest a little bump. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    BGCP - Benjamin Milne Jun 17, 2021

    When the comic could just serve the justifiable purpose of explaining the events that transpired outwith the story being told, it is a promising endorsement to see it present major plot developments that change the shape of the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 16, 2021

    The flaws in Aliens are as noticeable as they are because of this series' profile"this is Marvel Comics' launch of a new franchise that it will most likely possess in perpetuity within the House of Mouse. Yet every part of this debut story continues to fall flat and what might have appeared a step below mediocre as yet another Dark Horse miniseries seems utterly disastrous here. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    King-Maker Psycamorean Jun 22, 2021

    This would be a good book if much better artists were working on it. Salvador Larroca deserves a lot of the blame, but let's not be greedy with that blame because the colorist, GURU-eFX, should also take a good helping of it. Especially considering this artistic pairing has been turning in awful work together for years, almost as though they have a pact to keep propel themselves into work, despite their meager ability. But even then, let's not forget the editor, Jake Thomas. He made the awful choice of giving these artists their jobs. He's behind most of the Marvel comics you think are mediocre. He has a few good things under his belt, but he really is hit or miss. And this series right here is a miss. I can only guess that this title neede more

  • 9.5
    Miracleman92 Jun 16, 2021

    Best issue so far! Feels like the story is really picking up here. Cruz's nightmare journey through Epsilon Station continues to spiral out of control as more Xenomorph variants are introduced. I also was genuinely surprised when he found his son had already been Facehugged. It's possible this series may read better in collected format but I'm glad to see things picking up.

  • 8.0

    My biggest complaint with this issue was the artwork. While the action sequences and the portrayal of the xenomorphs were done pretty well, the faces of the characters looked distractingly bland and I felt they did not adequately convey the emotional anguish and the terror the story was trying to project. Aside from that I think the story itself did a great job of giving us more hints about Gabriel’s past while at the same time setting up twists and turns for the story’s future. I, and I would think most Alien fans, are pretty satisfied with the way the series has been progressing so far.

  • 7.5
    Obi-wan the 3rd Jun 23, 2021

    Issue 4 isn't as bad as people are saying. While the colorist on this issue dropped the ball, Larroca's art saves it. Johnson's writing is still good for the series, but it seems like this series is more action oriented then story driven. Which is fin considering how do you make a new ALIEN story after so many years of films. My only issue is that MARVEL seems to not be using their PARENTAL ADVSORY rating to it's full potential. This is the only time I've seen them use the word shit in their comics and it feels like a PG-13 movie rather then a Mature comic. Even the violence seems watered down compared to last issue. MARVEL needs to understand their viewer base. If Disney is getting in the way of this then they need to put their foot down a more

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Nov 20, 2021

    The drama and suspense come through. I don't have any new criticism to add that hasn't been covered by other reviews.

  • 5.0
    Chal-Chenet Aug 11, 2021

    The first two issues were good, but then things started to get worse. The third part was still ok, but the storyline headed towards quick action. And in the newest issue there is only action left. It's disappointing because "Alien" can be a great horror story. Unfortunately not this time.

  • 10
    TaiwanMarvel Jun 17, 2021

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    Xeno Nov 3, 2021

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    Fmernamz0 Jun 16, 2021

  • 8.0
    Adsun22 Jun 17, 2021

  • 8.0
    Rhinoeat Oct 5, 2021

  • 7.5
    eowyn Jun 16, 2021

  • 6.0
    tonpas1989 Jun 16, 2021

  • 5.5
    fearUhavemeisenough Jun 16, 2021

  • 5.5
    Barelyalivebutnotded Jun 21, 2021

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