Monday, 30 September 2019

Comic Review 58 // Aliens: Dead Orbit by James Stokoe

Looks like I dropped a Warhammer 40k addiction for an Aliens one! This time I am review a comic by James Stokoe for Dark Horse Publishing. It is the collected works of 4 issues and is titled Dead Orbit. Here is the official fluff:

After a horrific accident strikes a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools--a timer, utility kit, and his wits--to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man.

Collects issues #1-#4 of the thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story: Dead Orbit, penned by Orc Stain creator James Stokoe!

Got to be honest and state this story is lacking on plot and reads like a lazy Alien story, going through all the classic Alien ideas.

Step 1 - A ragtag group of people discover a space hulk floating in deep space and decide to explore it.

Step 2 - Discover a Xenomorph hidden in the hulk.

Step 3 - Die!

The real highlight of this comic is the stunning work of James Stokoe. He is able to produce a beautiful Alien and a great space station backdrop. But sadly the story is so dull, you will find yourself enjoying the crew die. The characters are completely forgettable which is what I plan to do with this comic. Let's swiftly move on.

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