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Review: Aliens: Defiance #3

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Mutiny aboard the Europa. After accessing a Weyland-Yutani network buoy which reprograms their directives, several Davis synthetics seek to take down the mysterious Davis 01 unit and take the ship back to Earth. Colonial Marine Zula Hendricks and Davis 01 must survive an organized tactical assault in deep space.

Things that start strange seem to add more mystery and weirdness as they go on. Despite Aliens: Defiance being only 3 issues in, that seems to be true of this series and something writer Brian Wood is using to his advantage. The issue brings in more synthetics, except unlike Davis they aren’t friendly, or lacking in firepower. For fans of the Alien universe, non-friendly synthetics will surely cause tension to build.

There are quite a few standout scenes in this issue by artist Riccardo Burchielli. My favorite has to be the slow motion grenade launch. It manages to bring a sense of gravity, and danger to the scene… before everything goes boom.

Story: Brian Wood Art: Riccardo Burchielli
Story: 8 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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