Title: Alien Omnibus, Vol. 1
Author: Mark Verheiden
Book #: 1st of Series
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publish Date: July 3rd 2007
Date Read: October 18th 2013
Rating: ★★★ / out of 5
For us, mere existence isn't enough. We demand the accoutrements of life as well. The alien makes no such demands. They live in a very simple world.
They live to kill.
They live to breed.
And finally, they survive.
The first three Dark Horse Aliens series - Outbreak, Nightmare Asylum and Female War - are collected in a value-priced, quality-format omnibus, featuring nearly 400 story pages in full color. Aliens Omnibus Volume 1 is an essential piece of the Aliens mythos and a great entry point into the storied Dark Horse Aliens library.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)
I really enjoyed the Alien movies, from what I remember. I am actually going to be re-watching all of them, as well as Prometheus, and thought that now would be a good time to check out this graphic novel.
From my previous knowledge, I expected to see certain characters, including Ripley, Hicks, and Newt. Going into this novel, though, I met characters with different names who seemed to have shared the same experiences. As I continued on into the other stories, I became confused as to which character was which, who was who, and what actually took place in the movies.
I think things could have been cleaned up a bit more, in order to make the flow better. There were also some pages were dialogue was cut off either at the top or bottom.
Overall, I think this was a pretty decent graphic novel. Nothing amazing, but I did enjoy it and want to read the rest.
We wanted to believe in our galliant justifications, but the truth is never so simple.
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