Alien franchise will be able to pick up two new books from Dark Horse Comics: the first issue of the all-new Aliens: Dead Orbit miniseries and the Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2 hardcover.
The books are being released in partnership with 20th Century Fox and in honor of Alien Day 2017. Alien Day is an unofficial holiday that celebrates the franchise. It is a reference to LV-426, the moon where the crew of the Nostromo discovered xenomorphs in Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie and that served as the setting for James Cameron’s 1986 sequel Aliens.
Aliens: Dead Orbit will be written and drawn by Orc Stain creator James Stokoe. The story focuses on Wascylewsk, an engineering officer who must MacGyver his way through a confrontation with a xenomorph. Geoff Darrow will provide a variant cover for the first issue of the four-issue minseries.
Dark Horse released the first volume on Aliens: The Original Comics Series in April of this year to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Aliens film (see “Dark Horse Does 'Aliens' 30th Hardcover”). Volume 2 collects Mark Verheiden and Den Beauvais’s Aliens: Nightmare Asylum #1–#4 and Verheiden and Sam Keith’s Aliens: Female War #1–#4. The special oversized hardcover edition includes cover art for all issues.