Alien #5

Writer: Declan Shalvey Artist: Andrea Broccardo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 16, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
7.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

With secrets revealed, loved ones lost and Xenomorphs engulfing the base - for a moment, Zasha thought all hope was gone. However, when a familiar face arrives in the form of a savior, the two set off for one last-ditch effort to escape the moon. The foes they will face - human and alien - might be their end, but just because the moon's ice has thawed to reveal the horrors beneath doesn't mean Zasha will let herself sink without a fight!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 16, 2023

    Alien #5 brings the true horror story to a close. The book has been frantic and unrelenting in its violence from the moment the Xenomorphs entered, so it is true to form that it does not stop until the final moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 16, 2023

    Broccardo delivers some exciting and wonderfully detailed art throughout the issue. I love the visual style of this issue and how the art perfectly captures the terror of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 6, 2023

    I enjoyed this series a lot and keeping it to five issues definitely helped because going for another round would have dragged it out with a traditional six-issue run. Some of the stuff going on in this series makes you cringe from how disturbing it is and the reasons given never feel as solid as they should, though you can understand some of the motivation. What we get with Dasha's past and story here is decent as well but felt incomplete, especially in relation to Batya's daughter and how this was all agreed upon. It's a solid story overall and one that may read better in full but is definitely worth it in general but especially for the strong artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Aug 16, 2023

    There's more horror to come, but for now a scary misstep. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 1, 2023

    With the story reaching its ending, there's a fundamental problem with the series: it needs a fresh perspective. What made the franchise's original films so appealing was that it was a progression of different sub-genres. The first was sci-fi horror. The second was sci-fi action. The third was sci-fi drama. The fourth was franchise sci-fi legacy. Johnson's series needs something significantly new to offer the franchise aside from the comic book format that's been a part of the franchise for a long time. And though the overall design of the series fits the film's production design perfectly, it all feels superficial.  Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Spencer Perry Aug 16, 2023

    It's unfortunately starting to appear that Marvel doesn't really know what to do with the Alien IP despite it now being part of their wheelhouse. Read Full Review

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