Comic Review 67 // Aliens: Dust to Dust
Title: Aliens: Dust to Dust
Author: Gabriel Hardman
Type: Graphic Novel
Page Count: 96
Commercial Fluff: A terrifying coming-of-age story by master storyteller Gabriel Hardman.
A mother and son bound by a shared terror--separated by an implacable alien force! A spaceship that should carry them away from the fear becomes a deathtrap from which escape seems impossible!
The Trono colony on LV-871 is under attack. Emergency evacuations are ordered. Twelve-year-old Maxon and his mom face the most terrifying creatures in the galaxy . . . Aliens!
It really seems like the writers struggle to move away from the classic story arc. Colonists meet facehugger, destroy colony and survivors flee whilst slowly being eaten/killed/captured one by one. But maybe that's actually what I want from a xenomorph story? This tale like so many others, sets us
Overall the story though predictable is tense and scary, but if you get into the twelve year olds mind set it truly becomes terrifying.. The action is full on as the survivors go on the run. And it is all brought to life by the grim, dark and gritty artwork. Is it the best comic of my year....nope. but it is a solid worthwhile read.
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