Aliens: Defiance #9
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Tony Brescini
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans
Publish Date: January 25, 2017
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Man I love Aliens. Yes I’m well aware Alien created the whole world, but let’s be honest, it was Aliens that kept that world going and just made everything bigger. Oh and that’s not to say I don’t love Alien, which I do.
I’m also a huge fan of Brian Wood. I thoroughly enjoyed his run on X-Men, his Image release Mara, his Star Wars stories, and Cubby constantly raved about this turn on Conan the Barbarian. So when I saw he was tackling Aliens I was beyond excited.
To be honest, I haven’t been very good with keeping up on my pull list. But my New Year’s resolution number one is to catch up. As odd as it sounds, I decided to start with #9 of this run to see if it was worth going back and reading from the beginning. Easy answer. Yes it is.
Everyone’s favorite Xenomorph does what she does best and lays carnage to every warm blooded creature in her path. Add to that the intrigue that space pirates are trying to take over the current ship in question, Europa. It’s classic Aliens, again no knock against the original, as guns are blazing and the Xenomorph is massacring. But there’s more to it. I found great humor with the ships computer stating the obvious throughout as the crew fights for their lives. This is why I enjoy Brian Wood. He is constantly able to mix humor and action.
I was easily convinced to go back and read the previous eight installments. I highly recommend you take a chance as well.
I give Aliens: Defiance #9, 3 our of 5 Nerd Skulls.
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