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Review – Aliens: Dust to Dust #1 (Dark Horse)

Review – Aliens: Dust To Dust #1 (Dark Horse)

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Writer/Artist: Gabriel Hardman Colorist: Rain Beredo Release Date: 25th April 2018 The latest Aliens offering from Dark Horse, Dust to Dust sees Gabriel Hardman delivering a punchy opening issue that delivers the same frantic, heart-thumping terror that helped make James Cameron’s 1986 classic such a runaway success. The series is based around Maxon, a youngster living on a Weyland Yutani colony who is awakened by a full-on Xenomorph outbreak tearing through the place he calls (called?) home. The bigger story is practically non-existent for the time being, with the bulk of this first issue taking the form of a frantic race for survival on the part of Maxon and his mother.  There are a few vague hints at broader storyline threads along the way, but for the most part Hardman wisely opts to put Maxon front-and-centre throughout, letting us experience every heart-stopping moment through his young, terrified eyes. As anyone previously familiar with his work might expect, Hardman also does a stellar job with the visual side of the book, utilising his typically scratchy, kinetic style to bring the chaos of the Xenomorph incursion to life.  There are some intentionally hazy panels where the Aliens themselves [...]



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