Aliens Rescue #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Kieron McKeown
Inks by JL Straw
Colors by Dan Jackson
Letters by Nate Piekos
The Rundown: Alec Brand survived his experience on an Alien infested planet thanks to the sacrifice of Amanda Ripley and Zulu Hendricks. When he recounts the events that led him to the colony ship in the first place, he decides to become a Colonial Marine to honor the women who saved his life.
After surviving the grueling training, Alec is given a new mission. One that will take him back to the nightmare he survived because of the promise of a possible rescue.
The Story: Tying the story back to the events of Aliens: Resistance is a great plot device. Woods does a good job of showcasing the character of Alec Brand and his issues with survivors guilt. The characters are all interesting and their interactions engage the audience. The issue is paced well, but it takes a long time to pick up and only really does so towards the end. Brand’s back story was interesting and I wish it were explored more in this issue. Hopefully, we’ll learn more about the character and his past as the series progresses.
The Art: Kieron McKeown delivers some good looking art in this issue. The panels are composed well and it will be interesting to see how the art evolves when the characters make it to their destination.