COMIC REVIEW: Aliens: Fast Track to Heaven

Dark Horse presents a new tale in the Aliens universe brought to life by Liam Sharp.

Being a huge fan of the first 2 Alien movies I always have high expectations of any Alien comic book so I approached this one carefully.

I like the concept of the Novella, more like a quick read graphic novel and this license seems well suited to this format.

Beneath the ice of Jupiter’s moon, life teems in lightless oceans. But more spectacular discoveries elsewhere in the cosmos have left Europa’s research facilities underfunded and ignored, a lonely wayside with an orbital station and a decaying space elevator. When one of the elevators stops midway, the rescue team discovers a deadly cargo that threatens life on Europa and on Earth.

This is essentially a jumping on point for anyone not familiar with the Aliens mythology. It covers all the basic elements including the blood, the chest busters etc.

Liam Sharp has performed all the duties here to create a short sharp shock that will leave you with a satisfied sense of adventure. The art is done well with some good background work to give it a lived in feel and real creepy atmosphere. The characters are given just enough back story to make you care in a short space of time. We have the various stereotypes here to ensure that you can play a game of who will die first in true Alien style.

Sharp is well know for his work on Judge Dredd, The Incredible Hulk and Gears of War but here he proves he is comfortable in this sandpit and seems to be enjoying himself.

Dark Horse have always struck me as being passionate about their licenses and the Aliens one seems to be in good hands.

GS Rating: 3/5

GS Reporter: Montoya


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