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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:51 pm

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Aliens: Defiance #5

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"Keeps well within what Alien is known for. So if you have a hankering for survival horror, this will satisfy your craving..." - Geek Sushi

Zula Hendricks and Davis are about to take on the xenomorph threat as well as a squad of hardened Colonial Marines intent on capturing a specimen in a large midspace fueling station. How far is Zula willing to go to stop her fellow combatants?


Digital copy can be found here.

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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:00 pm

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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:42 pm

Next week's pick is....?

http://www.midtowncomics.com/store/weeklyreleasebuy.asp
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:49 pm



Champions #1
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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:01 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
Champions #1


It's $5.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:03 pm

GLX wrote:
It's $5.


Dammit, I forgot to look at the price.

OK, Death of Hawkman #1 then.
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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:41 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
Dammit, I forgot to look at the price.

OK, Death of Hawkman #1 then.


Actually, I'd like to change my suggestion to Jessica Jones #1.
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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:38 pm

I've never checked out any of the Alien or Predator comics from Dark Horse. As a result, I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into with this pick. I do know that with other comics that are adaptions of movie of TV properties that I often don't enjoy the result. Sadly, this issue was no exception to that.

The main thrust of this story has the main characters journeying to a space station. There are of course Aliens there. I can't say I found this issue badly written, but it wasn't in any way excited by it either.

5 out of 10.
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Scintillant-H

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Postby Scintillant-H » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:44 am

Aliens defiance 5

Well, I'm the dip who should have read this sooner solely because MENTAL HEALTH BOOST. This series keeps hitting it home for me, and 5 is extra icing on the cake that already had icing because awesome.

Zula continues her mission, finds a survivor on the station that's been taken over by the bleeders, and starts to figure that her allies are her enemies. But let's get back to the awesome.

In this age of shitty comics, this book is a welcome breath of pure oxygen. It was on book one, I raved over it, and it keeps going. Yes, yes, and more yes. It doesn't even have Predators! Normally even when an aliens book is GOOD, I'm thinking "you know what this could use? PREDATORS!" Because Predators! But this... While Preds would be awesome plus, the awesome is brimming in this. The quality is just THERE. I hope this goes on as long as the writer is in the groove, then takes a well deserved bow. No lingering to end up disappointing, as much as I'd like to think it couldn't. ;)

9.5 out of 10.

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