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**Potential Spoilers in this review, though if you're at Issue 4 reviews, you've probably read it already. **
Seeing as Alien #3 didn't release until the end of May, I was very surprised to see issue #4 pop up in the middle of June! It was a pleasant surprise, though I usually go back to re-read the current releases to stay up-to-date on the story before the next issue releases.
So this popped up first thing this morning and I read through it over my morning coffee again. This review will stay pretty consistent with the last since not much has changed.
The art style is what it is. Sometimes I think the people look a little funky, but it all works. I've thought a few of the Xenomorph bodies/angles look awkward, but I imagine they ARE fairly awkward to position in a way that looks natural.
I appreciate the color palettes of this series. When I think of Alien/Aliens in general it draws up the drab grays and blacks of space. The dull colors and despair of the situation. This series does a nice job with pops of color and not making it all look drab. The blue of the Alien containment/slime/secretion, as well as the red flames just add a little flair.
The design of the Xenomorphs themselves is nice. A pretty standard build for the drones, I'm excited to get a better picture of what this new alpha looks like. A more human looking variety of queen, though it's probably the one removed from Cruz, so I wonder if it's male or female. I'm sure we'll see in the next/last issue.
Overall, a fast read. Still enjoying the series and I can't wait for the next installment.
Hopefully they continue to expand the Alien universe. I would personally love to see more of the 'Hive Earth,' as it has a lot of potential for stories.
This series started out with a bang but feels a little less interesting now...even with the fully grown Alpha reveal at the end. I need more story with my characters... and then you gotta make ma care....THEN scare the crap out of me.