Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Dark Horse Resurrects Aliens Series to Celebrate 30th Anniversary


It's been nearly thirty years since Aliens debuted as a comic with Dark Horse. Back then, the art by Mark A. Nelson and script by Mark Verheiden was quite the hit, capitalizing on the claustrophobic atmosphere brought about in the movies. For the thirtieth anniversary of the Aliens film, Dark Horse and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are releasing an oversized hardcover edition of the unabridged and unadulterated series.

In deep space, a salvage crew is attacked by seemingly unstoppable monsters. The marines are called in, but they need someone with experience. Soon Hicks (the horribly scarred survivor from Aliens) and Newt (now almost eighteen) find themselves on a mission to locate and destroy the aliens’ homeworld!

This must-have collector’s edition delivers 184 pages of original black-and-white art, each panel more horrifying than the last. This collection also marks the first major comics work by Verheiden, who went on to write The Mask, Timecop, Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil and many other films and television shows. Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comics Series (978-1-50670-078-6) is in stores April 26, 2016.

Full press release below.

DARK HORSE RESURRECTS ORIGINAL “ALIENS” SERIES FOR 30th ANNIVERSARY HARDCOVER

THE ORIGINAL SEQUEL TO “ALIENS”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—In 1988, Dark Horse’s Aliens comic debuted, with stunning art by Mark A. Nelson and a script by Mark Verheiden, taking the comics market by storm. For the thirtieth anniversary of the Aliens film, Dark Horse and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are releasing an oversized hardcover edition of the unabridged and unadulterated series!

This must-have collector’s edition delivers 184 pages of original black-and-white art, each panel more horrifying than the last.

In deep space, a salvage crew is attacked by seemingly unstoppable monsters. The marines are called in, but they need someone with experience. Soon Hicks (the horribly scarred survivor from Aliens) and Newt (now almost eighteen) find themselves on a mission to locate and destroy the aliens’ homeworld!

This collection also marks the first major comics work by Mark Verheiden, who went on to write The Mask, Timecop, Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil, and many other films and television shows.
Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comics Series (978-1-50670-078-6) is in stores April 26, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:
Aliens Omnibus Volume 1
978-1-59307-727-3 | $24.99 | OCT098120
Aliens Omnibus Volume 2
978-1-59307-828-7 | $24.99 | MAY118370
Aliens Omnibus Volume 3
978-1-59307-872-0 | $24.99 | NOV138169
Aliens Omnibus Volume 4
978-1-59307-926-0 | $24.95 | MAR080070
Aliens Omnibus Volume 5
978-1-59307-991-8 | $24.95 | JUL080034
Aliens Omnibus Volume 6
978-1-59582-214-7 |  $24.99 | JAN148183
Aliens: Fire and Stone
978-1-61655-655-6 | $14.99 | JAN150169

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