World Comic Book Review

26th February 2024

Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade #1 (Review)

Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade #1 Dark Horse Comics, November 2017 Writers: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly With Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade, American comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics is once again attempting to tap into the videogame demographic. This new comic book miniseries leverages the significant goodwill in Tomb Raider, and more specifically, the 2013 reboot … Read more

Call of Duty: Zombies #1-4 (review)

Call of Duty: Zombies #1-4 Dark Horse Comics, Jan – April 2017 – ongoing Writer: Justin Jordan Sometimes we think our task in writing these reviews is akin to being a restaurant reviewer. This time, we have opted for fast food. “Call of Duty: Zombies” is a comic book mini-series from American publisher Dark Horse … Read more

Aliens: Defiance #1: Weyland-Yutani’s Rogue

Aliens: Defiance #1
(Dark Horse Comics, April 2016)
Writer: Brian Wood

One of the most striking characters in the movie “Alien” (Twentieth Century Fox, 1979) was the android character called Ash. The movie is set partly in deep space, and partly on a misty planet, where a face-hugging monster leaps out of eggs lurking in the ruins of a creepy spacecraft. Motivated solely by Machiavellian directives from executives at the sinister business venture called Weyland-Yutani Corporation, Ash the “synthetic”, as he is called, has a complete disregard for human life and objectifies his crewmates as either obstacles or suitable hosts for xenomorph incubation. Ash’s secret mission is to secure an asset capable of being potentially weaponised, the horrific alien spawned from the facehugger which has horrifyingly started to prey upon the crew of the freighter Nostromo. Ash’s betrayal of his fellow crew members is necessary to meet that objective.

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