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.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Dark, intense and filled with great action. Johnson delivers some great pacing and thrills throughout the story. I love the tension between the characters as well and the betrayal towards the end of the issue adds more tension and terror to the story. I love the build up in the story and look forward to the conclusion. The Art: Ohta delivers some beautifully detailed and stunning art that perfectly captures the thrilling, dark and dangerous elements of the story.
ComicBook.comThis latest issue introduces a character similar to an iconic figure from Aliens and also highlighting a betrayal similar to one seen in Alien, yet we can't help but be engaged in the storyline, if even just for its camp or predictable nature. 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.
The Fandom PostThis 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.
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The Comicbook DispatchAlien #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.