Aliens: Dead Orbit

Aliens: Dead Orbit

After a horrific accident strikes a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools--a timer, utility kit, and his wits--to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man. Collects issues #1-#4 of the thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story: Dead Orbit, penned by Orc Stain creator James Stokoe!...

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Title:Aliens: Dead Orbit
Author:James Stokoe
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:150670333X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:104 pages pages

Aliens: Dead Orbit Reviews

  • Craig
    May 18, 2018
    Great art, but kind of a dull story... ...
  • Andrew
    May 01, 2018
    There's just no way I'm going to rate and review of a graphic novel based solely on the plot. the art especially is what one should look at in this story. it's nuanced and detailed and perfect. But if we're going to talk about plot, the the ending of this one, which I will not reveal h...
  • Fiction State Of Mind
    Jan 08, 2018
    Coyer Winter Switch The art is the star in this story. Stokoe has a very unique art style that brings a gritty feel to the story. A small crew finds a derelict space ship with some crew in cryofreeze. They open the containers only to release a nightmare that takes the ships occupant...
  • Orrin Grey
    Jul 28, 2018
    I had previously read some of James Stokoe's work on Godzilla because I was waiting to get my hands on this, and I wasn't disappointed. His work is almost perfectly suited for this tale, with beautifully rendered xenomorphs, tarman-like burn victims, and a dissolving space station sett...
  • Mark Siegel
    Jun 20, 2018
    I read this while recovering from a recent illness and it nicely captures the blue-collar futurism of the original movie. The art is incredibly detailed and conveys a sense of claustrophobic dread that kept me engrossed. The story does interesting things with time jumps, although I had...
  • Daniel
    Jun 05, 2018
    This was another wonderful offering from the author and artist of Orc Stain. This short graphic novel collects the four issues of the series. A Weyland-Yutani group on a bulk freighter encounters a derelict spacecraft , exploring it to find a trio of cryogenically sustained humans. The...
  • Gianfranco Mancini
    Feb 27, 2018
    So much for an original storyline, but it has all the trademark elements that fans of the franchise know and love for good: claustrophobic dark spaceship, a doomed crew and... first couple of twin xenomorphs ever instead of the usual lonely killer or horde against marines. A...
  • Ronald
    May 11, 2018
    Meh? Actually closer to 2.5 stars. Someone got his Fanfiction published!!! You can tell because the continuity is wacky and non-linear, eventually it is hard to tell what is "current" and what is flashback. The artwork gets a lot of praise. But it is very much manga style and while n...
  • Sam Quixote
    Dec 19, 2017
    A crew stumble across a drifting space hulk, find Xenomorphs inside, and get picked off one-by-one. So, Dead Orbit is like every other Aliens story? YUH HUH! James Stokoe?s stunningly detailed art is matched only by his stunningly unoriginal Aliens story! The visuals are terrific...
  • Alex Sarll
    May 01, 2018
    James Stokoe does Aliens - though unlike his initial pitch, some of which is included as backmatter, this is really more Alien than the sequel. And unlike my occasional laziness with credits, this really is just James Stokoe - art, words, colours, letters, the lot. All of which have th...
  • Michael Hicks
    Mar 31, 2018
    Given all the buzz that had surrounded its initial release, I was pretty jazzed to read Aliens: Dead Orbit, written and illustrated by James Stokoe. Unfortunately, this is a pretty disappointing exercise all around, and one that's utterly derivative of the source material it's licensed...
  • fonz
    Apr 16, 2018
    Stokoe es un gran dibujante, pero en esta ocasión su habilidad no puede salvar una historia tópica hasta la hartura despachada de cualquier manera. ...
  • Dimitris
    Jul 12, 2018
    Was going to rate this 3 stars, but goddammit that ARTWORK of his..... SO damn good. Also, it reads like it's nothing. I was reading and it was suddenly ending without me realising I've read 170 pages. THIS WAS FUN PEOPLE. Amazing artwork by Stokoe. SO DAMN GOOD. The main reason ...
  • Quinton Baran
    May 25, 2018
    First of all, I am pretty tolerant of reading Alien material, as it is one of my favorite franchieses. I tend to overvalue it, and may not be too critical of some issues. Much of the material since the first two films and the original trilogy of comics have been hit or miss, and missin...
  • James DeSantis
    Oct 28, 2018
    Well this was one of the fastest reads I've ever read. Basically, it's a generic alien story. A crew finds three people frozen in their tubes. They try to release them. They do, but they're burned really bad. Get them to a medical bay and, yep, you guessed it. BOOM! Out of the ches...
  • Senor
    Apr 22, 2018
    A perfect match of art and story - gave me chills in all the right ways. If your looking to clean your palate from some of the recent drek that Ridley Scott has been putting out then you have found a holy grail of ancient alien origin. Reminded me of the tone and suspense I loved from ...
  • Rory Wilding
    Mar 24, 2018
    Dark Orbit, Dark Horse?s four-issue miniseries from cartoonist James Stokoe, contains none of that Prometheus baggage and is more in line with the claustrophobic horror of the 1979 classic. When a Weyland-Yutani crew investigates an unmarked vessel in a team in cryogenic sleep, this ...
  • Andrew
    Apr 10, 2018
    yes it?s done been said - the artwork is ace. i love anything Alien, so no complaints. ...
  • Camilo Guerra
    Jun 07, 2018
    El comic es una oda al amor a ALIEN y el talento artístico de Stokoe, que se marca un trabajo inmensisimo, con detalles y trabajos de pagina que uno no sabe cuanto se gasto este tipo en cada pagina, su espacio es opresivo,sus maquinas llenas de detalle a un nivel industrial que asusta...
  • Andrew
    Dec 14, 2017
    James Stokoe belongs to a school of comic art similar to Geof Darrow that I've heard referred to as precision art. Stokoe infuses a more Japanese manga style into his work. This book is all about the artwork. The story doesn't add anything to the Aliens mythos but is a really good riff...
  • Amanda Kent
    Mar 29, 2018
    A same-same but different 'responds to transmission/finds troubled space ship and ends up trapped on board with 2 aliens" story. Much like Ripley and her crew in the first Alien film, this is a ship that finds another ship that appears beaten up and abandoned with 3 people in incubatio...
  • Logan
    May 09, 2017
    An okay read. So the story is a pretty standard 'Alien' plot; crew investigates an abandoned ship, that ship has Aliens on it etc... You already know the plot by the first issue. One thing the writer, James Stokoe is good at though, is creating a foreboding and claustrophobic atmospher...
  • Quentin Wallace
    Feb 09, 2018
    Not the most original Aliens tale ever, but as an homage to the original Alien movie its great. Basic premise of a dead space ship found in space with Aliens and/or infected humans on board, leading to big problems for the crew of the space station that finds the ship. The art has ...
  • Joshua Shioshita
    Jul 26, 2018
    This is a book small on plot but big on atmosphere, and to be honest, I'd rather read this than watch Prometheus or Prometheus 2 aka Alien Covenant. There's not a lot to it, not even a lot of dialogue or captions. It's just images, and though we essentially have seen this all before in...
  • MatSee
    Dec 13, 2017
    What seems to be the case for reading Stokoe?s work is how familiar you are with what he?s adapting and trying to enjoy the parts when he isn?t writing. His art is gorgeous but only goes so far in telling the story, especially when he only has 4 issues to work with. He keeps i...
  • Ben Brown
    Mar 06, 2017
    Proof that a comic with an ?eh? story can be salvaged if the art that accompanies it is worthwhile, ?Aliens: Dead Orbit? is the type of licensed comic that you don?t see a whole lot of anymore: a totally original story set in the property?s universe that isn?t connected t...
  • Shawn Birss
    Dec 13, 2017
    The strength of Aliens: Dead Orbit is definitely in the stylistic illustration of James Stokoe. His gritty, raw, detailed, messy-yet-controlled line work captures the dirty future look of the Alien films better than any other artist I have ever seen. His work is dynamic, and just a lit...
  • Jon Kevin Melhus
    Nov 23, 2017
    This is one of the coolest funnybooks i have read. Fantastic stuff by Mr. Stokoe! ...
  • David Amador
    Apr 10, 2018
    3.5. The art is fantastic, the story not so much, could have been so much more. For Alien fans it might be worth checking. ...
  • Darcy
    Mar 25, 2018
    This is my first read by James Stokoe and I have to say I was impressed that he wrote, drew and lettered this book. His art style invoked the gritty, run down feel of the alien's universe and made it feel claustrophobic. His story invoked the use of flashbacks that were used at the rig...