Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art by Salvador Larrroca
Colors by GURU-eFX
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Jane and the last survivors of her colony look for an escape only to find more betrayal and danger.
Jane and her friends fight their way out of a nest of aliens and barely make it to the only working transport at the facility. With the android Ambrose chattering about their destiny, the group moves on until they have to abandon their transportation and finish the journey on foot. As they make their way to Gamma station, they realize quickly that they are not alone.
Fortunately for the group, they find rescue in the form of an old friend of Jane’s. One who has some marine backup. As they make their way into the abandoned base, Jane quickly realizes that something is wrong. Something that can only be the work of Weyland-Yutani.
The Story: Johnson does a great job of ramping up suspense and this issue is filled with it. There is tension on every page and no moment feels safe for the characters. I enjoy the immediacy of the plot and the dialogue a lot. Johnson brilliantly subverts expectations and snatches hope away at the perfect moments to replace it with palpable fear.
The Art: Larroca delivers some wonderful visuals in the issue. The character designs are great and there is a wonderful use of shadow to denote fear and menace. A great looking issue that captures the fear and tension of the story.