Alien #9

Marvel Comics

Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson

Art by Salvador Larroca

Colors by GURU-eFX

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: The colony is under attack and the survivors learn the truth about why they were targeted.

The xenomorphs are on the rampage throughout the settlement and someone is giving them free reign to slaughter at will. As a face hugger makes its way towards her, Jane discovers that someone in the colony has betrayed them and she might be the next host for a xenomorph. They betrayer is discovered and stopped and Jane finds herself facing the terror that there might be more eggs scattered throughout the colony.

With the colony defenders sending people to the church to be safe, Jane goes hunting for aliens and eggs in the abandoned cabins. After heading to the church, the people gathered learn the truth about their colony and how Weyland-Yutani is responsible for what is happening to them as well as the spy in their midst. When some decide to stay and live on their faith, the others make a desperate attempt to escape and find a place to hide.

The Story: Phillip Kennedy Johnson does a great job of ramping up the tension throughout the story. The plot solidly moves from fear inducing encounter to dear inducing encounter with ease and you get the sense of dread the story is trying to convey. I enjoyed the reveals within the plot as well and how the revealed mystery is intercut with the growing encroachment of the aliens.

The Art: Larroca delivers some beautiful, visceral art to the issue with moments of beautifully detailed characters intercut with gore and violence that remind the reader of the threat the characters face.

Alien #9



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