Movie Month: Read These Five Alien Titles
May 14, 2017
The next chapter in the Alien franchise is hitting theaters on May 19th with Alien: Covenant. Get up to date with all of the intergalactic horror with these five trade paperbacks from Dark Horse Comics, available at your local comic shop!
Harking back to the original Alien film, Chris Roberson and Patric Reynolds ratchet up the horror in Aliens Fire and Stone (JAN150169). Terraforming engineer Derrick Russell must lead a band of survivors as they try to escape a vicious xenomorph outbreak on a rickety mining vessel. As the vessel crash lands on a strange planet, the desperate survivors realize that their salvation may be more horrifying than the xenomorphs they were try so hard to elude. A connecting piece between the Alien and Prometheus films, movie buff won’t want to skip this story!
The universes of Predator, Prometheus, Aliens, and Aliens vs Predator will converge in Prometheus Life and Death Vol 1 (SEP160041)! This tale starts out as a squad of Colonial Marines commandeer an alien spacecraft, only to crash on the planet LV-223 which holds the ship of the Creators from Prometheus. As the xenomorphs descend on the planet, will the Marines be able to face the onslaught; and has this commotion caught the eye of the Predators? It’s game over unless these Colonial Marines can find a way off of this hellish planet!
A standalone that serves as a sequel to the Life and Death series, Brian Wood follows the aftermath of the brutal battle with the Colonial Marines in Aliens Defiance Vol 1 (SEP160039). As Zulu Hendricks and Davis go from AWOL to full blown traitors, they must gather their wits and recover before the next threat looms out of the darkness. But the crew won’t get the moment of rest they so desperately need as new member Dr. Hollis discovers something in the medical bay….something from within. It seems that while the crew fled from the xenomorphs for now that when evil lives inside of you, it can never be fully escaped.
Before David Fincher stepped behind the camera for Alien3, a completely different story was already taking place in the comics, a story where Newt never died. For the 30th anniversary of Aliens, Dark Horse Comics released the long out of print alternate story by Mark Verheiden and Mark A. Nelson in Aliens 30th Anniversary Original Comics Series Vol 1 (DEC150061). This huge hardcover with silver embossed cover is a must have for any fan.
The path to paradise begins in hell.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. See it in theaters on May 19th!