Review: Aliens: Life and Death #1

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Those who die are the lucky ones.

In the aftermath of the battle with the Engineers, the surviving humans on LV-223 are wounded and scattered—and easy prey for a gathering horde of Aliens!

The Colonial Marines get a taste of what it’s like to be at the bottom of the food chain in Aliens: Life and Death #1.

This story arc written by Dan Abnett manages to get more violent with each issue. The issue brings in a few characters back from the early issues of the story arc, which was a surprise to say the least, and should make long time readers happy and excited. That’s especially the case given their arrival method near the end of the issue. I will admit I’m curious to see how this part of the story arc goes given the twist ending.

Moritat seizes hold of the art in this part of the story arc. Moritat’s style brings in a noticeable difference compared to previous issues of this story arc. That artistic shift does make this issue stand out against the previous eight issues. The short fight scene is superbly well done and works well in the style.

Story: Dan Abnett Art: Moritat
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review