27.Aug.2010 Just say “Hm” to facehuggers!

Much like the most excellent issues of Star Wars Tales I recently came across, my office area move and the “free table” in the Dark Horse break room have been great resources for finding interesting older comics from my employer. So, as I read through these gems—issues of Dark Horse Presents, Star Wars comics and Dark Horse crossovers—I figured I’d scan in memorable comics moments as I come across them. A week ago, I was reading the first issue of Superman/Aliens II: God War written by Chuck Dixon, penciled by Jon Bogdanove with Kevin Nowlan on inks and Dave Stewart on colors, when I stumbled across this ridiculously badass moment sure to please fanboys who aren’t already familiar with it—and act as an enjoyable refresher to those who have. So, please enjoy Darkseid of Apokolips’ encounter with an Alien facehugger!

"Hm." (Please pardon the blotchy scan.)

Published in May 2002, the first two issues of this miniseries show Superman leisurely visiting New Genesis while a ship rife with Alien eggs crash lands on Apokolips. Darkseid discovers the eggs, impregnates his men with the beasts and sends them to attack New Genesis—of course, the Aliens then burst from the chests of Darkseid’s men and raise all sorts of hell for Big Blue and the New Gods. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to track down issues #3 and #4 in freebie piles to complete the story, but the first two issues are certainly chock-full of classic crossover action. Either way, Darkseid crushing a facehugger: awesome!

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