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Alien Annual #1

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 20, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
6.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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• Years before Bloodlines, Weyland-Yutani security chief, Gabriel Cruz, was a company man.
•  His devotion to WY came first, no matter what the cost.
•  But when the company decides to conduct their first trial run experiment with a Xenomorph, will Cruz stand by and let innocent soldiers die?

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 20, 2022

    An exciting one-shot, Alien Annual 2022 #1 serves as a reminder of all the things that make this franchise so good while delivering it in a package that feels new. Gory and horrific on different levels, this comic revels in Alien's cold and isolating horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jul 26, 2022

    Well worth a look if you want a story based on the Alien franchise that you can read in the one sitting and not have to know anything that happened before. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jul 21, 2022

    Alien Annual #1 goes a few years back in time to show the Company's first live test run of a Xenomorph. Phillip Kennedy Johnson tells a solid Alien short story that has a beginning, middle, and end with a solid plot, dialogue, and pacing paired with Salvador Larroca's art gets to show off the alien Xenomorph once again. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 20, 2022

    The alien itself never provides any sense of horror, only confusion, in appearances with strange perspectives and a lack of consistency. Simply viewing the text makes Alien Annual #1 an unbearable chore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Aug 11, 2022

    Okay, art aside, this is a good story. This is something that was, frankly, missing from the first arc. It gave me legitimate feelings of dread, and even the abhorrent art couldn't stop it. PKJ nailed this one. That being said, the art is trash and I'm so glad Larroca is gone. I'm not familiar with the name of the artist taking over, but I pray to Weyland-Yutani that they're better than Larroca. It shouldn't be hard to top him, right?

  • 5.0

    The art was worse than usual (which was already pretty bad), most of the characters looked like they either had a stroke or had blob-like faces like they were made out of putty. The story didn’t make sense either, it was one of Gabe’s missions but inexplicably not one of the missions Gabe was shown reminiscing about in the initial books of the series. I’ve been pretty forgiving with the series but this has been the worst issue so far.

  • 8.0
    Adsun22 Jul 29, 2022

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