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Alien #5 (of 6)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


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!

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

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic closes this brilliant story where Zasha must discover through pain and death revelations about her parents that will impact her for life. Magnificent closing of this plot arc.

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

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: An exciting and action-packed conclusion to this arc from Shalvey. The story is filled with emotion, terror and sacrifice blended with great moments of revelation. I loved the rising tension and terror throughout the issue and the story builds to a fantastic finale that opens the door for some interesting things to come.

    The Art: 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.

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    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.

  • 70


    This book definitively exceeded some of my initial expectations, and it did so by focusing on this big emotional stakes. In turn, I think that made me rethink what was possible with the entire franchise, and that also carries into whatever this team have planned for the next chapter.

  • 60

    You Don't Read Comics

    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.

  • 40

    Though artist Andrea Broccardo is able to combine great action beats and tender dramatic moments throughout this issue’s pages, there’s still a lack of connection to be found between the narrative and the reader. Cartoonish villains largely define this series, though its protagonist characters do have a satisfying arc, there’s nothing going on that really makes the conclusion for the antagonists feels satisfying, at least in a way that’s any different form any other Alien franchise story. 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.

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