Aliens vs. Parker Book #2 of 4

Boom! Studios
Written by Paul Scheer & Nick Giovannetti
Art by Manuel Bracci

Most of the best decisions men have made have involved a beautiful woman, that’s when we really think things through before we take any course of action (yeah right). This is what happens with Parker. He stole a shuttle (keep in mind, he’s not a pilot) to follow a woman and the space marines, that was book one. Then, crash lands on a planet. Looking for her, he and the rest of his space delivery crew come across a deserted base and decide it would be a good idea to check it out. In so doing, find a bunch of dead bodies and what’s killed them. You can guess what happens from there.

I think I’ll start with the writing this time; each character had their own personality and “accent.” Also, they acted like a bunch of people that were thrown into a situation that they are no where near prepared for, it was well done. The art gave the feeling that, even though there are funny parts to this, it was still a gritty situation and dangerous. This really worked well and added to the story. Lastly, the paneling was for the most part very well done. Though there is one bit where two of the characters are crawling through an airshaft that the sequence seems out of order. Other than that it worked.

Overall, I really enjoyed this little bit of sci-fi humor. The characters were well laid out; these guys are in no way heroes or want to be. They were still cracking jokes when things were happening. Also, the writers made sure you were aware of what happened in the book before, another thing I like. I think this is going to be a fun read and I could even see this being turned into an animated DVD once everything is said and done with the series. If you get the chance, get this, in my humble opinion. I give this 4 caps out of 5.