Friday, June 08, 2012

I'll be avoiding Prometheus spoilers for another week or two...

...since I probably won't go see Prometheus for another week or two. Although, you could probably make a pretty solid guess that everyone on that ship is so dead. But, instead of speculating about that, let's take a quick look at Alien: Survival, a three-issue miniseries from 1998 written by James Vance, art by Guy Davis, covers by Tony Harris.

Feverish, halluncinating, and trapped in an escape pod; Thompson tries to piece together what happened to him. And his family. And the research party they were a part of, before being attacked by the xenomorphs. The pieces don't all fall into place until near the end, since there are several nightmares, pieces of wishful thinking, willful self-deception, and corporate double-cross to sort through.

As with a lot of Aliens comics, the story is good, but the art really makes it. I think this was Guy Davis post-Sandman Mystery Theatre, but before his run on B.P.R.D. Solid. Have a good weekend, and don't spoil anything!

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