Alien #2

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Julius Ohta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"Steel Team," the legendary, unkillable Synthetic Special Operations team, has been reactivated. Sent to an abandoned Weyland-Yutani outpost to recover a project that now could save millions, Steal Team is the United Systems' only hope as they navigate the hellscape that the once-idyllic Tobler-9 has become. Since its mysterious downfall years earlier, Tobler-9 is considered one of the most hostile environments in the known universe, a place where nothing organic could possibly have survived...could it?
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  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 20, 2022

    Ohta crafts art that emphasizes the immediacy of the plot and the strength of its characters. The visuals are as thrilling as the story.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Oct 20, 2022

    Alien #2 gets right into the action with the new Steel Team prepped and ready to face the horrors of Tobler-9. The comic doesn't take too long to show off Steel Team and have them get right into the action. Their encounter with the Xenomorphs falls more in line with the film Aliens as an action-horror story, which works in this story's favor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 1, 2022

    With a solid foundation in the first issue, this one moves things along at a good clip. Almost too much of a good clip as we lose the chance to really take in some of the atmosphere of the location and the tension that comes from a world of ruins. It's definitely strong in terms of the visuals for this sequence of it and I like the characters generally, so I'm curious to see where it'll go, especially with our new introductions at the very end here. The synthetics are definitely interesting characters even if they do push this to that superhero level a bit in some ways and how much harder they are to kill but we know there's still an element to them not being invulnerable so I expect some of the bodies to really start dropping soon and that'll change them in a big way. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Oct 19, 2022

    Im bowled over by both the organic fleshed out art and the humanising touches to the synths. This is shaping up to be a great stage two in Marvel's Alien lore. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Oct 19, 2022

    Alien #2 delivers the Xenomorph-loving goods when the synthetic retrieval team faces off against an entire colony of aliens. The action is fast-paced, and there are enough surprises to keep the intrigue up, but some readers may be annoyed with the horror trope of dumb people doing dumb things to get themselves killed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Oct 19, 2022

    This issue kept us entertained and engaged, at least, as we're curious about where this storyline could go, so while it wasn't necessarily wowing us, being intriguing enough to keep us flipping the pages is still a stronger start than some Alien adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    fzanca Oct 23, 2022

    I like the idea behind this story. Synthetics looking for freedom are forced into a Suicide Squad mission to go where humans can't and fight aliens. The end is a bit of a twist. We will find out more in the next issue. I'm looking forward to it.

  • 5.5

    I almost feel like PKJ just came up with a clever name (Steel Team) and now he’s just trying to force a story around it. The elite team of un-killable androids easily dispatching the xenomorphs undermines what makes the xenomorphs, and the entire franchise, so compelling: they are the perfect organism matched only by their hostility, survival against them is based more on luck as it is on skill, and despite their best efforts most who face them will not survive. Except here they’re nothing more than fodder to show how awesome Steel Team is. The twist at the end keeps things interesting but I hope the story goes back to the root theme of showing how nearly hopeless it is to battle the xenomorphs.

    Also not a fan of using the n more

  • 8.5
    Hailey Oct 21, 2022

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 6, 2022

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Oct 21, 2022

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