Comic Review 69 // Aliens: Defiance, Volume 1
Title: Aliens: Defiance, Volume 1
Author: Brian Wood
Type: Graphic Novel
Page Count: 160
Colonial Marine Private First Class Zula Hendricks is battling demons from her past while fighting for her life in the company of Weyland-Yutani synthetics. In deep space she is forced to question her strength and loyalty when the discovery of an insidious alien species on a derelict hauler sends her on a dangerous journey across the stars.
"The New York Times" best-selling comics writer, Brian Wood pens an epic space odyssey filled with gritty, fearless art by up and coming artist, Tristan Jones. Aliens Defiance #1-6.
Early on you are introduced to the main character a Zula Hendricks, an AWOL Colonial Marine who's once promising career is brought to a rapid end, after sustaining a back injury in her very first combat mission. They pair this strong female character with an android called Davis 01, who is seemingly going rogue with his programming. This unlikely duo have managed to discover plans by Weyland-Yutani (classic villain of the Alienverse) to recover some xenomorph dna/bio sample. So they do what any normal human/android combo would do; they set out to stop the corporation and kill the Aliens themselves.
This comic is definitely an action comic, with to no surprises or suspense. It just seems to jump from action to action. Which really isn't an issue for me as it helps keep me interested. The artwork fits perfectly with the movies and is extremely dark, moody and scary. It really adds to story.
Overall this is solid read and I am already tracking down Volume 2!