Alien #4

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Julius Ohta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 21, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
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BETRAYAL IS THE HEART OF EVERY END!
Steel Team's human allies have led them into an ambush, leaving them for dead in the nest of a vicious Xenomorph Queen. As Steel Team suffers their first casualties, Eli's trust in Freyja is tested like never before. Meanwhile, the humans suffer the consequences of their betrayal as a new kind of monster awakens inside one of their own.
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  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 21, 2022

    Ohta delivers some beautiful and brutal art throughout the issue. The visuals are great and perfectly capture the fear of the plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Dec 23, 2022

    Alien #4 continues where the last issue left off with Steel Team facing off against the Xenomorph Alien Queen. The art, dialogue, pacing, and overall momentum of the comic's story continues to get better after the last issue. Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Julius Ohta, and Yen Nitro really take it up a notch for this issue while seamlessly setting the stage for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Dec 21, 2022

    The closest comparison is that this book is doing some weird stuff on par with Alien: Resurrection, attempting to deliver something new and fresh, even if weird or not entirely thrilling Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 28, 2022

    While I want a bit more story-story to what's going on here, I do like what we get as it follows the familiar pattern of how an Alien story goes. I do wish we hadn't gotten a whole new hybrid kind of thing here but it was inevitable with the tinkering done by humanity and the insect vector of it all. There's a lot going on here but it still feels like we didn't get enough buildup to it that we can get out of a movie but so rarely get in a comic storyline. This leans more as we said before into the “superhero” area with the synths being the focus and able to handle and do more when it comes to the aliens. This team is definitely interesting but we haven't had enough time to really invest with any of them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jan 3, 2023

    Alien #4 shifts from borrowing fromAliensto borrowing fromAlien: Resurrectionas the Steel Team now has to contend with threats from all groups. The art is gory and exciting, and the overall pacing is solid, but the general themes of the story are getting repetitive. Read Full Review

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