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Aliens: More Than Human

About four months ago I reviewed the first issue of this trade. Now back then, I didn’t think it was a bad start to what could be a great new Alien epic. Oh, how wrong was I.

Written by John Arcudi with great art by Zach Howard and a little help from Gabriel Andrade, this trade is a handbook on how to write a crappy comic. With jarring flash backs and jumps in the story that take you out of the main focus of the plot, it leaves one to wonder if there couldn’t be better storytelling devices.

The story goes like this; a group of scientists arrive on this shit hole of a planet to do research on a special find the locals stumbled across. Not wasting any time, the locals massacre and bury the scientists. Unfortunately for the locals, one of the scientists was an android named Sereda who “returns” from the dead to find out what the hell is going on. The only problem is he really doesn’t find out almost anything. Instead the story becomes a search and rescue type plot, with aliens showing up sporadically. There is no explanation about the odd behavior of the locals or the scientific find that brought Sereda and his crew here in the first place.

I don’t know if this is going to be a regular series or if this was just a mini, but either way, by the time I had finished reading this I could not help but feel like I wasted my time reading given that there was no resolution or answers. I can’t recommend this book to anyone, even Alien fans. So unless you like feeling empty and hollow after reading a story, even if you just like to waste your time, do yourself a favor and avoid this book. Here’s hoping they get it right next time.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Ronald

    I read the book preview and I think it make sense . What do you mean your frustrated with . It just has a new alien warrior or new breed that’s all. Maybe it was tribal for you but for me I think it was good enough to make the prequel. They just change the aliens and the story. I might be related alien, aliens, alien 3, or alien Resurrection. It might or might not it’s my thought on the book.

    May 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Ronald

    My comment doesn’t make sense but you know what I’m talking about.

    May 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Ronald

    It just a book in a few years they had to make a another aliens comic that had to make sense .

    May 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm
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