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Alien #2 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


Talbot Engineering Inc. is under new management, but the organization’s brilliant chief scientist, Batya Zhan, is not willing to give up her coded work to this unexpected threat without a fight. Over at Zhan’s dig site, the intruders drill into the ice of the moon colony’s surface only to discover hundreds of dark, black, frozen bodies. With daylight quickly dwindling away, it’s anyone’s guess what horrors will emerge in the black of night and from the cold of the ice.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Alien #2 thaws its monsters out of the ice. The previous issue showed all of the traps that the characters were walking in, this chapter shows them being sprung. The gradual descent into a massacre is horrifying and awe-inspiring, with classic set pieces of the Alien franchise making a return. And with so many Xenomorphs, everything just seems so much bigger.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic continues with a dizzying, intense narrative with a lot of suspense, persecutions and terror, a magnificent story that deserves to be a movie one day.

    With textures and tone from the 1980s comics, especially with the color palette, full of impressive details and a great cinematic vision.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Shalvey delivers some great action throughout the issue. The story is filled with thrills and horror and I enjoyed the rise in both the tension and terror in the story. The human characters are given more to do and I really enjoy how they are utilized and placed to increase the emotional tension within the arc.

    The Art: Broccardo delivers some stunning visuals throughout the issue. The art is lively and captures the tension and terror of the story beautifully.

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    The familiar setup and movements of this is something that’s just baked into an Alien property to some degree but it’s the execution that sets it apart. The team here is making for a really good experience in watching it unfold, wanting to know more of what some of the secrets going on here are about, and just how bad it’s going to get before it comes to a close. The xenomorphs look fantastic here in their movement and design and the color work on the series continues to stand out. I love all the details and the flow of the panels and story so that it builds the tension and hits some jolting moments as well, even if you know they’re coming. I’m not hugely connected to any of the characters but there’s a lot to keep you engaged with it, especially with solid dialogue that doesn’t feel like it’s written so simply as to be amateurish.

  • 75


    We’ve only got a few issues left of this five-part run, and the action’s already reached a fever pitch as the Xenomorphs rise from their chilly tombs. But while enough of us may already be licking our chops at the forthcoming buffet of carnage, it’s the family and their survival (or not?) that drives this story forward. That, and we always need more Chestbursters.

  • 70

    The new Alien series chugs along as one might expect throughout its second issue, with writer Declan Shalvey getting to the part of a Xenomorphy story that many fans are waiting for, the carnage. Though much of the story’s time is spent setting up the larger narrative, it does slow itself down, but that’s to make the impact of its big splash page even better. Artist Andrea Broccardo, and colorist Triona Farrell, make this big moment really count, showing you every piece of flesh and drop of blood that might fly out when a chestburster does its thing. This makes up for some of the more stilted artwork surrounding a literal horde of aliens which persists through the first few pages.

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