The game is back on in Dark Horse’s “Alien: Resistance”

The game is back on in Dark Horse’s “Alien: Resistance”

In space, no one can hear you scream.

Because there isn’t any air for the sound to travel through, see.  And also you’d die. 

But... anyway.  Alien is one of the most successful film franchises of all time, and not without good reason: even on the strengths of its first two films alone, you have one of the best horror movies and one of the best action movies ever made, respectively.  While the film franchise had had its ups and downs since then, there’s still plenty of mythology to mine from its concepts.  The xenomorphs are some of the most terrifying movie monsters in film history, after all, and with good reason: they’re relentless and mysterious, and they look super creepy to boot.

As proof that the license is popular across multiple mediums, Dark Horse have just announced a brand new Aliens comic series that’s due early next year, titled Aliens: Resistance.   Starring Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda, the comic follows up on the events of the video game Aliens: Isolation.  Check out the details below, and stay tuned for more news from NYCC.

Per Dark Horse: 

AMANDA RIPLEY LEADS THE RESISTANCE!

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 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on January 23, 2019.

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