Alien #5

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Julius Ohta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 18, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 11
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8.2User Rating

RUDE AWAKENING! The ship the humans stole from the Steel Team has crashed, and from the fiery wreckage emerged a swarm of Xenos led by the monstrous Hybrid! The few remaining humans fled back to their base in a futile attempt to escape slaughter. Meanwhile, with their numbers quickly dwindling, the Steel Team must make difficult decisions that could result in the possible success, or utter failure, of this disaster mission.
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  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 18, 2023

    Ohta delivers some beautifully detailed and stunning art that perfectly captures the thrilling, dark and dangerous elements of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 25, 2023

    This issue is basically all action and some quiet moments toward the end before the moment where you know it's all going to fall apart for these survivors. The action is solid here and the flow is really good so it all moves well and is thoroughly engaging with great artwork. But because of the kind of installment it is in the storyline, it'll work better when read in succession at once as all the energy has built into it and it's hurtling toward its conclusion. There's plenty to like here and it delivers well on the past installments, though I wish we had more of Astrid in it just based on this issue alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jan 18, 2023

    The strong suit is the narrative pacing the book is starting to establish, which opens with exciting action that resolves the cliffhanger from the last issue's ending, some conventional sci-fi banter, and then a tease that the book could break new ground. It's not the most ambitious formula, but it's one that's surely working for Alien. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jan 18, 2023

    Alien #5 continues the horror show as Steel Team needs to head back to the scavengers' base that's under attack by alien xenomorphs and a new human/alien hybrid. The comic isn't the greatest, but the story continues to develop in interesting ways, and the art keeps the action-horror element alive as Steel Team faces more of the aliens as things continue to go from bad to worse for them. Read Full Review

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