Dark Horse Comics have announced “Aliens: Resistance,” a four-issue series written by Brian Wood (“Aliens: Defiance”), penciled by storyboard artist Robert Carey (Transformers Cyberverse), colored by Dan Jackson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), and lettered by Nate Piekos (“Stranger Things”), with covers by Roberto De La Torre (“The Invincible Iron Man”) and Tristan Jones (“Aliens: Defiance”). The book, which starts in January, is both a sequel to Wood’s 2016 series “Aliens: Defiance,” and the video game Alien: Isolation, teaming up “Defiance” protagonist Zula Hendricks with Amanda Ripley (Ellen Ripley’s daughter) to fight back against a nefarious bioweapons program studying the Aliens. Here’s the press release:
Brian Wood Returns to the “Aliens” Universe at Dark Horse for “Aliens: Resistance”
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (September 28, 2018) — Since 1979, Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien has spawned a cultural phenomenon and an enormous franchise that has branched out to sequels, spin-offs, merchandise, video games and, of course, comics. Following Brian Wood’s 2016 critically acclaimed miniseries Aliens: Defiance, Wood returns to pen the sequel story Aliens: Resistance.
Aliens: Resistance follows the events of the popular video game Aliens: Isolation which starred Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda Ripley fifteen years after the events of the original film as she fought for survival against the monstrous xenomorph aboard a remote space station while attempting to uncover the hidden secrets of her mother’s disappearance from the insidious Weyland-Yutani Corporation. Now, in Aliens: Resistance, Ripley is kept silent by Weyland-Yutani now that the xenomorph threat has been brought to light. But when Zula Hendricks, the Ex-Colonial Marine from Aliens: Defiance, arrives in need of Ripley’s help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program, the duo teams up to lead a resistance against an upgraded arsenal designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret!
With an intense script by Brian Wood (Aliens: Defiance, Sword Daughter), cinematic art by Robert Carey (Power Rangers, Transformers), dynamic colors by Dan Jackson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Call of Duty: Zombies), letters by Nate Piekos (Stranger Things, Black Hammer) covers by Roberto De La Torre (The Invincible Iron Man, Ms. Marvel), and featuring the return of Aliens: Defiance alum Tristan Jones on variant covers, Aliens: Resistance is the action-packed blockbuster comics series not to be missed!
Aliens: Resistance #1 (of four) goes on sale January 23, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.
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