Alien #5

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 21, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 12
6.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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ENTER THE ALPHA!
•  The creature that almost killed Cruz is back to finish the job.
•  Everything Cruz has dedicated his life to hangs in the balance.
•  And with his son's life on the line, terrible decisions must be made.
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  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 21, 2021

    Larocca delivers some thrilling art throughout this issue. The action taps into the intense fear that these characters illicit and there are some great visual surprises throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Richard Banks Aug 17, 2021

    While it's the first issue in a while I've not loved Larroca's character art (there's still something a little off about the human's facial movement and designs), I adore the design of the Alpha, to the point it's one of my favourite 'new' Alien designs in years. The last few pages offer some genuinely terrifying scenes, in which the creatures are at the forefront, and it's these moments Alien fans will relish. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 21, 2021

    Final Thoughts:Alien #5 is good “action/chase” issue with good action art, rapid-fire pacing, and escalating stakes. The character art leaves something to be desired and a key emotional plot point is entered much too late in the story to apply the weight it calls for, but this is a good entry overall. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 21, 2021

    All of the problems that were evident in Aliens #1 have not only proven to be substantial flaws, but have continued to worsen throughout this story"it's difficult to find any elements to even deem salvageable in these pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Obi-wan the 3rd Jul 21, 2021

    Issue 5 of Alien actually moves the story forward this time instead of action. Although the action is good at times, it is nice to see it slow down and take some time for the characters. The art is good, but the shadows were weird. The panels were off and the writing wasn't bad but not great. The only thing good about this issue was the cliffhanger which makes me gonna stay with this series. Hopefully from here on out this series starts to pick up and become great.

  • 7.0
    Fracadactyl Jul 21, 2021

    I could feel the tension in this issue once Cruz finally recalls everything from his past. But at the same time, I feel like this issue is bogged down by the same tropes as most of the Alien franchise: characters who sell out their fellows for whatever gains they want. I know that it's kind of a staple, but after a while it gets frustrating to look at how common it is.

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Nov 20, 2021

    How is they guy outrunning the alien while carrying an unconscious man? The horned aliens are pretty cool. This issue clarifies that the visions we're being teased with may be some sort of fever dream you get while the facehugger is on you, and this might be connected to some alien hive mind.

  • 5.0
    Psycamorean Jul 26, 2021

    I really hate the art in this book, and it's a shame we aren't getting a reprieve for the next arc. I find myself regretfully interested in the story, which is probably not the feeling anyone working on this series wants its readers to feel.

  • 3.5
    Chal-Chenet Sep 12, 2021

    This comic has become terribly generic. The author tries to keep the reader interested, but does not do it well. The plot is non-engaging at all. The characters had become annoying, and their adventures are impossible to worry about.
    It's a pity, because the whole comic was going to be much better. While there is still hope that perhaps in the end of the story, it will become more interesting.

  • 10
    Xeno Nov 3, 2021

  • 10
    TaiwanMarvel Jul 22, 2021

  • 8.0
    Adsun22 Jul 23, 2021

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Jul 21, 2021

  • 7.5
    Rhinoeat Nov 14, 2021

  • 5.0
    Saltyredhoodfans Aug 17, 2021

  • 3.5
    haniballecto Aug 3, 2021

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