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An evil corporation's secret bio-weapons program is putting all of humanity at risk. Ellen Ripley's daughter must fight the horrific xenomorph threat. Following the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the xenomorph threat. Enter Zula Hendricks, an Ex-Colonial Marine, in need of Ripley's help to expose a sinister An evil corporation's secret bio-weapons program is putting all of humanity at risk. Ellen Ripley's daughter must fight the horrific xenomorph threat. Following the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the xenomorph threat. Enter Zula Hendricks, an Ex-Colonial Marine, in need of Ripley's help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program. The duo teams up against the sinister corporation's upgraded arsenal as they journey through space from research lab to test facility designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret! Critically acclaimed writer Brian Wood (The Massive, DMZ, Briggs Land) returns to Aliens to pen the harrowing efforts of Ripley and Hendricks to bring down the Weyland-Yutani weapons program. With hair-raising art by Robert Carey (Power Rangers, The Phantom). Collects Aliens: Resistance 1-4 comic series.


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An evil corporation's secret bio-weapons program is putting all of humanity at risk. Ellen Ripley's daughter must fight the horrific xenomorph threat. Following the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the xenomorph threat. Enter Zula Hendricks, an Ex-Colonial Marine, in need of Ripley's help to expose a sinister An evil corporation's secret bio-weapons program is putting all of humanity at risk. Ellen Ripley's daughter must fight the horrific xenomorph threat. Following the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the xenomorph threat. Enter Zula Hendricks, an Ex-Colonial Marine, in need of Ripley's help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program. The duo teams up against the sinister corporation's upgraded arsenal as they journey through space from research lab to test facility designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret! Critically acclaimed writer Brian Wood (The Massive, DMZ, Briggs Land) returns to Aliens to pen the harrowing efforts of Ripley and Hendricks to bring down the Weyland-Yutani weapons program. With hair-raising art by Robert Carey (Power Rangers, The Phantom). Collects Aliens: Resistance 1-4 comic series.

30 review for Aliens: Resistance

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    Definitely not the caliber of story I expect from Brian Wood. This is meant to be a sequel to the video game Alien: Isolation. Of course, I only found that out after the fact as there's nothing to explain this in the comic itself. The story is very confusing if you haven't played the game or read the tie in novel because Wood doesn't establish any of the characters or what has happened in the past even though he references it. He just expects you to have played and remember what happened in a video game 5 Definitely not the caliber of story I expect from Brian Wood. This is meant to be a sequel to the video game Alien: Isolation. Of course, I only found that out after the fact as there's nothing to explain this in the comic itself. The story is very confusing if you haven't played the game or read the tie in novel because Wood doesn't establish any of the characters or what has happened in the past even though he references it. He just expects you to have played and remember what happened in a video game 5 years ago. Typically, Dark Horse's Aliens books stand on their own. This is certainly not the case here. The storytelling in the first couple of issues is really light on dialog even though Wood establishes a lot of complicated world building with Weyland-Uitani. I didn't really know what was going on when the two main characters were running all over that facility. Robert Carey's art was pretty solid even if the characters were somewhat static.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ben Brown

    “Aliens: Resistance” is a comic that I REALLY wish were a lot better than it is. On paper, so much of “Resistance” sounds like exactly the type of comic I’d absolutely eat up: you’ve got a great pairing of characters in Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks. You’ve got a story that is set AFTER the events of “Alien: Isolation,” “Alien: Blackout,” AND “Alien: Defiance.” You’ve got art by Robert Carey, who’s proven in stuff like “Power Rangers” and “Batman/The Shadow” that he knows how to adapt b “Aliens: Resistance” is a comic that I REALLY wish were a lot better than it is. On paper, so much of “Resistance” sounds like exactly the type of comic I’d absolutely eat up: you’ve got a great pairing of characters in Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks. You’ve got a story that is set AFTER the events of “Alien: Isolation,” “Alien: Blackout,” AND “Alien: Defiance.” You’ve got art by Robert Carey, who’s proven in stuff like “Power Rangers” and “Batman/The Shadow” that he knows how to adapt big and small screen material to the comic page. This is all good, good stuff that’s worth getting excited about. Unfortunately, the execution of said good, good stuff is so bland, bland, BLAND. Where to begin? For starters: neither the Amanda Ripley nor Zula Hendricks in “Resistance” jive, personality-wise, with the characters that we’ve gotten to know in previous stories – gone is Ripley’s coolheaded resolve and Hendricks’ stubborn moral compass, with both personas having seemingly been replaced by the same stilted action heroine “type” we’ve already seen in countless other characters, across countless other “Alien”-centric stories. Disappointing too is the story, which sets up a ton of cool ideas – ranging from Alien-android-hybrids to acid bullets derived from Aliens’ blood – but then literally does nothing new or exciting with any of it, aside from one or two semi-cool action scenes. The one bright spot in all of this is Carey’s art, which is as dynamic as you would expect. So at least on a visual level, “Resistance” is enticing enough The rest of “Resistance,” though? Blah.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With the Alien franchise, it is no surprise that throughout 40 years of its existence, it has been stretched in all kinds of direction, looking to expand its universe in unimaginable ways to tease and seduce fans. With its beautiful design for the xenomorph, its dystopian outlook on life and its futuristic vision for technology, the angles to exploit are infinite. In fact, the franchise isn’t just pure horror with gore to elevate the intensity, it’s also You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With the Alien franchise, it is no surprise that throughout 40 years of its existence, it has been stretched in all kinds of direction, looking to expand its universe in unimaginable ways to tease and seduce fans. With its beautiful design for the xenomorph, its dystopian outlook on life and its futuristic vision for technology, the angles to exploit are infinite. In fact, the franchise isn’t just pure horror with gore to elevate the intensity, it’s also about the exhilarating tension that is built up before every kill and all the action sequences that could be imagined between humans, androids, and aliens. Where it is the most exciting is when prequels and sequels are created based on Ellen Ripley’s adventures following her tetralogy on the big screen. Only if it’s done right, though. What is Aliens: Resistance about? Set after the events of the video game Alien: Isolation, the story follows Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, and Zula Hendricks, an Ex-Colonial Marine, as they join forces to expose a bio-weapons program. While the xenomorph threat continues to grow, this team-up find themselves on a journey through space and countless research labs as they discover some of the most unthinkable creations that could ever have been thought of. It is only in their power to put their lives on the line to take down the Weyland-Yutani weapons program before it introduces the beginning of the end for mankind. There’s nothing pleasant about seeing a critically-acclaimed writer like Brian Wood to dish out such a poor and unimpressive four-part comic series. Although I went into this one thinking that an original story might be waiting for me, it turns out that a dialogue-light and a context-less plot is all I was going to be served. Thrown into a universe set 15 years after the events in Alien (1979), this sequel to a video game made no effort in drawing the reader into this story. The threat is intangible, the direction is invisible, there’s simply nothing in Aliens: Resistance that was remotely comprehensive. As if it to make matters worse, the artwork was far from being exceptional. Although I found the environment drawn by artist Robert Carey astonishing at times, there was way too much inconsistency in his technique for me to wholly appreciate his vision. The most bothersome element of his work lies in his character designs. Their facial expressions are plain bad with matte-black eyes and lips that make no sense at all. Their proportions are also unexplainable, reminding me of sketch drawings created to brainstorm for ideas. As a whole, the colouring is decent but the flow in the artwork is absent and this graphic novel’s short-length simply does not help its cause. Aliens: Resistance is a poor attempt to extend a video game’s story and suffers immensely in both plot and art with little contextualization or purpose in its narrative. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/

  4. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    This was...not good. Story underdeveloped and rushed (and not complete at the end).

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alexander Peterhans

    What a mess. Hendricks and Ripley, the main characters, are completely unrecognisable as the same characters from the books and the game. Furthermore, they have absolutely no rapport together. It doesn't help that the art makes them look like weird, bland ageless fashion drawings. The plot is barely existent, and ends on a huge cliffhanger. Don't waste your time on this, especially if you have any fondness for the characters in their respective media. Read as four single issues.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Logan

    Good art and a fun Alien story!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Stephan

    Wow. This was... Awful. None of the characters interact well together. Zula is not the same Zula as we knew from Defiance... and she wasn't that great even then. And Amanda is nowhere near the character we played in Alien: Isolation. What is she even doing here? Do we need to have the Ripley or Prometheus brand slapped on to every other Alien-story now-a-days?

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ramon

    Read this once, a few days later I wasn't sure if I did so I re-read the last two issues, then a few hours later I couldn't recall anything about it, except that it stars the woman from the prior Wood Aliens book and Ripley's daughter from the Isolation videogame. And a plot to experiment on people? There's a colony or something. Anyway, forgettable. Or maybe I was just too tired that day.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Darth Dragonetti

    Aliens: Resistance is the first comic I've read since Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire came out in '96. So obviously, I rarely read comics, but I was willing to make an exception in this case. I was intrigued by the story of Alien: Isolation and wanted to see how the story continued. Published here for the first time is the full collection of the Alien: Resistance comics--originally four volumes, but now combined into one. You can still buy the issues separately, so be careful not to get confuse Aliens: Resistance is the first comic I've read since Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire came out in '96. So obviously, I rarely read comics, but I was willing to make an exception in this case. I was intrigued by the story of Alien: Isolation and wanted to see how the story continued. Published here for the first time is the full collection of the Alien: Resistance comics--originally four volumes, but now combined into one. You can still buy the issues separately, so be careful not to get confused between the single volume collection (which is the product I'm reviewing here) and the separate volumes. If you are not familiar with the story from Alien: Isolation (either through the videogame, novelization, or the IGN animated series) I would familiarize yourself before tackling Resistance. Alien: Resistance takes place three years after the events of Alien: Isolation. Amanda Ripley's friend, Zula Hendricks, approaches Amanda with some intel on a Weyland-Yutani research facility that is conducting some less-than-legal experimentation. The two heroines team up, and with the help of a disembodied android, seek to hunt down and destroy the installation. Right off the bat, I was disappointed that Resistance turned out to be much less of a sequel to Isolation than I anticipated. We get a whopping six pages or so to get us caught up, and then Amanda and Zula are off on some ill-defined mission to destroy some ill-defined installation. The beginning of the story is a tad confusing, and I had to read through it several times to understand exactly what was going on. The dialogue is rather sparse, so you don't get a lot of help in understanding what is going on. I never felt that the story grabbed me, or was compelling enough to make me really care about the characters. There are some entertaining action scenes, though. Where Resistance shines is in its visuals. I much enjoyed the artwork in the comic by Robert Carey. I can best describe it as angular and edgy, and in a good way. Carey has created some very unsettling imagery (and sometimes gory, if that bothers you) that creates an excellent mood that feels right at home in the Aliens franchise. There are also some bleakly beautiful renderings of outer space and futuristic cityscapes. Also present is some great cover art by Roberto de la Torre. In the back of the comic you can find some sketches/concept art that is fun to look through. If you're willing to overlook an underwhelming storyline and characterization, give Aliens: Resistance a shot. While it doesn't serve terribly well as a sequel to Isolation, the comic does feature some superbly moody art and fun action sequences. NOTE: But of course there's a sequel! Aliens: Rescue is the four-volume sequel. Volumes one and two are already available digitally, and volumes 3 and 4 are forthcoming. All four volumes will be available in one collection in February, in both print and digital formats.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    Eagerly waiting this, and eagerly waiting to get to pick up the third installment. I think I liked the art for the Defiance series, and think that having another 4 or 5 issues of that series, get some time for Zula to get a crew together before finding Amanda...that might have worked better, but I know that authors who write under established titles are often given fairly restrictive guidelines for what the franchise owners want. Also not sure how this is going to be tied up neatly in only two m Eagerly waiting this, and eagerly waiting to get to pick up the third installment. I think I liked the art for the Defiance series, and think that having another 4 or 5 issues of that series, get some time for Zula to get a crew together before finding Amanda...that might have worked better, but I know that authors who write under established titles are often given fairly restrictive guidelines for what the franchise owners want. Also not sure how this is going to be tied up neatly in only two more issues. Fingers crossed! So far this is personally a four for me, but I love to hear anything from Amanda and/or Zula, and didn't think that the one and two star reviews were exactly fair.

  11. 4 out of 5

    nooker

    Not a tight or strong story. Not real clear why they were doing what they were doing. Even the characters were drawn differently than before.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Xavi Marturet

    Let's wait. Anyway, I don't like this artist. Low quality.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Gary

  14. 4 out of 5

    Brendan Wright

  15. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  16. 4 out of 5

    Craig

  17. 5 out of 5

    Pip

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jay

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rodrigo Borges

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tom-Kenneth Fossheim

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kim the Strange

  22. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Ramsden

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tq

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ryder

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ian Davison

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Pinder

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tommy

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mike Jozic

  29. 4 out of 5

    David Jarreau

  30. 4 out of 5

    Erik Rühling

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