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Aliens Omnibus, Volume 1 by Mark Verheiden
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Aliens Omnibus, Volume 1

by Mark Verheiden, John Arcudi (Author), Mark A. Nelson (Illustrator)

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Series: Aliens Omnibus (Volume 1)

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The first volume of the Aliens omnibus collection contains 5 original comics; Outbreak, Nightmare Asylum, Female War, Theory of Alien Propagation, and The Alien. Of these only the first two are noteworthy. The last two are only about 10-15 pages each, in which not much happens, but the first two are 100+ pages each with extensive stories. Nightmare Asylum in particular is beautiful, with highly detailed art that is light years beyond the typical stuff you see in most comic books. It's worth reading just for the visuals alone. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Female War, which was just completely terrible in every way imaginable. Uninteresting art, poor storytelling, weak characters. It's just bad, and really bogged down the collection as a whole.

Overall the Omnibus is alright. If you liked the Alien movies, this definitely expands the lore significantly, and in a much better way than that Prometheus movie. *ahem* Beyond that, it's not super impressive, other than Nightmare Asylum. ( )
  Ape | Sep 7, 2016 |
I remember reading some of these as a kid. For being a movie spin-off, it's fairly good. The artwork varies, usually pretty decent to very telling. The one annoyance is that several of the artist had a tendency to make the alien look very humaniod, which I dislike. ( )
  JonathanGorman | Feb 6, 2010 |
Uneven art but decent stories picking up where James Cameron's "Aliens" movie left off. ( )
  nicholassunley | May 11, 2009 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Verheiden, MarkAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arcudi, JohnAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Nelson, Mark A.Illustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Beauvais, DenIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keith, SamIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bolton, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Billie only wanted what all children want -- The warmth and security of family, the human connectedness that comes from belonging. What she got was a nightmare without end. Wilks was a space marine with a near-fatal flaw: he had a heart. Thrown together in the last hellish night of an Alien invasion of a far-flung colony outpost, Billie and Wilks fought together to survive. Thirteen years later, Wilks is in prison and Billie lives in a mental institution, the nightmare memories of the massacre at Rim seared into her mind. Now the pair get a chance to be reunited, to return to that outpost where it all happened, to finally end the business between themselves ... and the Alien monsters that altered their destinies and destroyed their dreams."… (more)

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