Oh the Beautiful Horror...

Oh the Beautiful Horror...

by Cory Daigrepont

Alien by Phillip Kennedy Johnson is must read! Published by Marvel Comics.

Alien is probably the most under the radar ongoing comic series out today...that needs to change today! It starts with YOU!

If you're a fan of the Alien movie franchise this is for you. Even if you aren't a fan of the movies, it is still a great read and gives off epic horror/sci-fi vibes. The writing by Phillip Kennedy Johnson is so well done...oh and the art doesn't disappoint. The view between the sheets is pretty stellar. So if you like comic gore, aliens, horror, sci-fi genre, good story telling and good art then this is for you. Its a great pickup for something new to read and something outside the norm of the superhero world.

Alien #1 - 6 starts off with a bang! Some familiarity from the movies are notice in these issues, including a very familiar face. Here is a little Marvel summary from issue #1.

"(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca


Gabriel Cruz gave his life to Weyland-Yutani--In the case of an alien attack he barely survived, almost literally! Recently retired, Cruz is trying to patch things up with his abandoned son with the help of his friend, a Bishop-model android, but his re-entry into civilian life is not going smoothly...and his encounters with the deadly Xenomorph are far from over. Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Salvador Larroca team up to tell an all-new tale of the titan of horror and science fiction that has scared audiences for decades. No one is safe. No one is innocent. And no one can hear you scream.

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In Shops: Mar 24, 2021"

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Then a new story arc began with issue #7, which is a great start for those that missed the previous six issues and that don't feel like backtracking. Here is a little Marvel summary from issue #7.

"(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Marc Aspinall


• A small colony of "Spinners," looking to lead a simpler life, have nearly completed terraforming a moon.

• A ship crashes into their Eden from the heavens.

• A terror is unleashed.

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In Shops: Sep 22, 2021"

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The summary doesn't give much, but once you start reading you will want more...

TPBs are available now for issues #1 - 6, with ALIEN TP VOL 01 BLOODLINES. In stores now is issue #9, released on Feb. 2, 2022. Up next is issue #10 in shops on March 2, 2022. See below for issue #9 summary.

"(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Marc Aspinall


• Carnage consumes the settlement.

• Who will survive the night?

• Where is sanctuary? And how will they get there?


In Shops: Feb 02, 2022"

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