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Aliens: Aftermath #1

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Dave Wachter Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 14, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 15
7.5Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

It's been 35 years since the tragedy of the Hadley's Hope colony, but what happened to that ill-fated venture has been shrouded in mystery. A renegade crew of investigative journalists are heading towards the moon that Weyland-Yutani has wiped from all records, and they'll bring back the truth even if it kills them...and what remains in that bombed out site will try to do just that. Benjamin Percy and Dave Wachter imagine a terrifying possible future for LV-426 in this celebration of the 35th Anniversary of one of the most influential science fiction films of all time!
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  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 12, 2021

    Aliens: Aftermath has all the fixings one could desire in an Alien story: the unfeeling corporate overlords, the dread and unease of what could be in the shadows, and plenty of Alien mayhem too. This is all elevated with some interesting character work and an angle on the story we haven't seen in an Alien story before. It's creepy, it's thrilling, and it's definitely not game over for the franchise at Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 14, 2021

    Dave Wachter delivers some impressive art throughout this issue. There are so many great, tension filled moments in the visuals and the art does a great job of building and sustaining suspense. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Jul 14, 2021

    What better way to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Aliens than by giving readers another reason to hate Weyland-Yutani? If you’re a fan of the films or just in need of a quick Xenomorph fix, definitely pick up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geek'd Out - Jonathan Boes Jul 14, 2021

    Is this the perfect Alien story weve been waiting for, the one to finally recapture the heart-pounding greatness of the original films? Not quite. But I dont think needs to be. Its a great tribute to a great film on its 35th anniversary. And for this Aliens fan, thats plenty. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 14, 2021

    Aliens: Aftermath is a good addition to the mythos setting up what's to come. As a one-shot, the comic feels a bit rushed and packed in and might have benefitted from a second issue to expand upon the characters, their mission, and tension. The issue has some aspects that just aren't explained enough but are intriguing enough that I want to see what happens next. This is one to read if you're invested in Marvel's line of comics but doesn't quite stand on its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jul 12, 2021

    While still semi-entertaining, this Aliens sequel comic throws new ideas at the Alien wall of mythos and very little sticks; least of all its cast of disposable characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 14, 2021

    Despite its lack of originality, Aliens: Aftermath at least delivers a story that understands its point of origin and that alone is an improvement at Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

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