Review: Aliens: Defiance #8

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Keeping a baby xenomorph alive, even in a frozen state, contradicts all the survival instincts that Zula and Hollis have. But by studying the alien in cryostasis, Davis believes he can discover how to exterminate it and the rest of its forsaken, vile race permanently. Is he dooming the mission in the name of science?

With the ship in a state of distress, things become blurred in Aliens: Defiance #8. Writer Brian Wood keeps things intriguing mixing in constants with other things that keep you trying to figure out what is real and what isn’t. I’m curious to see what path Zula will choose to follow in upcoming issues.

The art by Stephen Thompson is solid and creates a believable atmosphere of dread. Even if some of it repeats itself as the issue continues it works to bolster the level of fear, as things begin to worsen.

Story: Brian Wood Art: Stephen Thompson
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

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