Alien #1

Marvel Comics

Written by Declan Shalvey

Art by Andrea Broccardo and Declan Shalvey

Colors by Ruth Redmond and Declan Shalvey

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: A familiar face returns to an ice-covered planet knowing she is not alone.

It’s been 10 years since the disaster on LV-695 and Weyland-Yutani decides to send a salvage team in with an actual Yutani on board to oversee the mission. When the mission specialist Cole takes the team down to the planet to recover a missing ship, she sneaks off to begin her own mission. One that none of the others will know about as multiple groups of xenomorphs converge on the scene.

On another planet, a group of synths working for Weyland-Yutani will discover an alien egg buried beneath the planet and their human supervisor will discover what’s inside it.

The Story: An entertaining issue from Shalvey. I like bringing the story back to the same planet from the previous arc and how it also shifts the narrative between two different planets. The characters seem interesting as well and I look forward to seeing what the story puts them through.

The Art: Broccardo and Shalvey have great visual styles the complement each other throughout the issue. The imagery is beautifully detailed and brings the reader into the stark environments of the story.

Alien #1



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