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Alien #4

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

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.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
23 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 88

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Johnson ramps up the tension perfectly in this issue. The action is intense and the drama is just as intense if not more. The story does a great job of giving these characters personality and passion and the external dangers are just as compelling as the human danger around them. The Art: Ohta delivers some beautiful and brutal art throughout the issue. The visuals are great and perfectly capture the fear of the plot.
  • 85

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    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.
  • 80

    Easily the most action-packed issue in the series yet, it's also the most exciting, not only from a literal standpoint, but also a figurative one. To be totally honest, this chapter isn't exceptional by any means in regards to its narrative, nor is the art particularly thrilling (though some of the more gruesome elements are pretty effective), it's more that the book introduces some compelling concepts from an overall perspective that builds anticipation not only for the future of this series, but from the overall Alien franchise.
  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    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.
  • 80

    Un Cómic Más

    Intense chapter full of deaths and chase sequences.
  • 70

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Alien #4 shifts from borrowing from Aliens to borrowing from Alien: Resurrection as 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.

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