Alien #1

Writer: Declan Shalvey Artist: Andrea Broccardo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 26, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 26
8.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Scientist Batya Zahn will do just about anything to get her family off the icy moon where they've been conducting research on water conservation. But there?s more than glacial springs to find in this forgotten corner of the galaxy. When they discover an extraordinary organism buried in the ice, it won't take long for tensions to heat up. What is hidden in the snow comes forth in the thaw-and no one will be welcoming this spring. A new era of Alien starts here!
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 26, 2023

    Alien #1 captures everything that the franchise uses to be iconic. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 26, 2023

    Broccardo delivers some visually thrilling and stylish imagery throughout the issue. The panels brilliantly ramp up the tension and terror. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Michael Compton Nov 16, 2023

    Under the stalwart stewardship of Shalvey and Broccardo, this once sinking Sulaco now charts an optimistic new course for the stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 30, 2023

    With a lot of Alien comics read in my background, I'm always keen for another one to see what can be done. The team here is operating at peak performance with a strong script, a strong setup, and fantastic artwork. The result is a book that reads extremely well for both new and old fans alike as you want to see how it's going to unfold this time. I mean, we know it's going to have a lot of bad things happen but we're already well-invested in the family, we get a good setup with the location and the arrival of the marines, and the tension is elevated just right with what Zasha is doing. I'm excited to see if it can build on this energy moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 26, 2023

    Alien #1 doesn't brake any ground but does break the ice (bad joke, we know). What it does is a solid build up slowly adding to the tension for what we know is coming. It's classic in a lot of ways and it should be interesting to see if it keeps that up or if there's twists and turns to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Apr 26, 2023

    Writer Declan Shalvey is quick to establish these new characters in a satisfying way, making this feel totally new from any other recent Alien comic series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Apr 26, 2023

    A new chapter in the Alien saga begins in earnest with a tense first issue. Shalvey neatly sets the scene before turning up the scare dial ready for all hell to break loose. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 26, 2023

    Alien #1 sets up a tricky situation for the heroes as they're cornered and knocked off their guard with Xenomorphs looming around the corner. It's obvious the story is in good hands with strong character writing and great art, but expect a slow boil buildup in this first chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 26, 2023

    The final pages ratchet up the tension considerably as the ‘discovery' starts to thaw and Zasha, Batya's young daughter, finds herself on the run. It's clear that all hell is about to break loose, and I'm definitely planning on sticking around to find out what happens next. Sure, there's perhaps nothing too groundbreaking at play here yet, but there's enough atmosphere and intrigue to keep the pages turning throughout the course of this first issue. A chilling new chapter in Marvels Alien saga, and a first issue that's still well worth a look. Read Full Review

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