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Aliens: The Original Series Volume 2 Announced

Aliens: The Original Series Volume 2 has been announced! Following the release of their absolutely gorgeous hardback Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comics Series earlier this year, Dark Horse Comics have announced they will be publishing a second volume containing Book 2 (Nightmare Asylum) and Earth War (Female War).

“Following the highly successful release of Aliens: The Original Comic Series hardcover collection earlier this year, volume 2 finds Earth overrun by xenomorphs, with no hope of saving it for humanity. This doesn’t mean humans are ready to give up their home without a fight. Ripley hatches a plan to capture a “Queen Mother”—a super queen that rules multiple nests—and bring it back to Earth. Ripley believes the Queen Mother will command the xenomorphs to gather together where she can detonate a nuclear bomb to destroy them.

Mark Verheiden (The Mask, Timecop) composed the stories while Den Beauvais (Aliens, Aliens: Countdown) and Sam Kieth (The Sandman, The Maxx) illustrated the interiors. Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2 collects Aliens: Nightmare Asylum#1–#4 and Aliens: Female War #1–#4, and includes cover art for all issues in a special oversized hardcover edition.”

Aliens: The Original Series Volume 2 announced! Den Beauvais' gorgeous cover art for #4 of the original run of Aliens: Book 2. Aliens: The Original Series Volume 2 Announced

Aliens: The Original Series Volume 2 has been announced! The above picture is Den Beauvais’ gorgeous cover art for #4 of the original run of Aliens: Book 2.

While the third series may not be a fan favourite, Book 2 (aka Nightmare Asylum) can certainly be found on the top list of most fan’s favourite Alien comic series! And if Volume 2 is as nicely put together as the first, this is going to be a must buy.

Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2 is currently slated for release April 12, 2017, just before Alien Day 2017. Thanks to Russ840 for the news.



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Comments: 40
  1. Nostromo
    I must he the only huge Alien fanatic on the planet that despises the entire original comic trilogy, the art in series 2 kinda saves that one..

    Thank God it's 2016...2017 is looking even better..

    Someone flame me now lol.
  2. Russ840
    Agreed. Great choice.

    I wonder if we are going to get a new vol annually now? 

    I would love to line Labyrinth up next to the first 2.

    And give me AVP also and I'll die a happy man.
  3. Prez
    This is not necessarily related to thehardcover release, but DH authorized a recent re-release of just Volume II issue #4 (with an exclusive cover through Celebrity Authentics). I was wondering why they went with only Vol. II #4 (the re-release was to take advantage of autographs at the Aliens 30th anniversary cast reunions) when I realized it is definitely for the final panel featuring the reappearance of Ripley. This is a neat feature item, and something that obviously had more thought put into it than the average re-print. I applaud them for not picking an Earth War issue just because those contain more of Ripley. Denis Beauvais' single panel on the final page seems more deserving of this cover than an issue of the subsequent series.

    https://celebrityauthentics.com/shop/100-and-under/aliens-1-comic-celebrity-authentics-exclusive-cover/
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    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/avp/images/1/1a/RipSynth3.png

    Interesting especially as Ripley appears on one panel for the entire issue. Nice one though but as nice as that cover is it's hardly relevant given the story ... I'll stick with Denis' original cover personally.
  4. SSj_Rambo
    This is not necessarily related to thehardcover release, but DH authorized a recent re-release of just Volume II issue #4 (with an exclusive cover through Celebrity Authentics). I was wondering why they went with only Vol. II #4 (the re-release was to take advantage of autographs at the Aliens 30th anniversary cast reunions) when I realized it is definitely for the final panel featuring the reappearance of Ripley. This is a neat feature item, and something that obviously had more thought put into it than the average re-print. I applaud them for not picking an Earth War issue just because those contain more of Ripley. Denis Beauvais' single panel on the final page seems more deserving of this cover than an issue of the subsequent series.

    https://celebrityauthentics.com/shop/100-and-under/aliens-1-comic-celebrity-authentics-exclusive-cover/
    https://celebrityauthentics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/alienscastcomic_1_P-600x600.jpg

    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/avp/images/1/1a/RipSynth3.png
  5. Russ840
    lol thats kinda funny about earth war... but if they dont include Countdown I'll be writing a strongly worded letter.

    Didn't they apparently lose the original artwork masters for that, which is why it's never been collected after the Aliens magazine mini comic?

    That's sucks if that's the case. It's not the end of te world though. Marvel's Masterworks department regularly has to take high res scans of old issue from the existing issues and then remaster them to bring them to scratch.
  6. Russ840
    Me either.

    We are being spoiled at the mo.

    Defiance is surly going to get a fancy pants. That will look amazing

    Dead orbit looks pretty awesome as well. The art is so detailed.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    That was te first novel I Aliens I read. Wills also develops a crush on Billie as well I think.

    Yeah, I really hated that. Such a completely out of the blue and inappropriate direction to take. Really wish Steve Perry hadn't started that off in the Nightmare Asylum adaptation.  :-\

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    I think I will give the upcoming reprint of the Berserker novel a go based on your comments in the other thread.

    You should! Very very good novel!

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    Man, Same Keith's oversized art is going to be hard work to get through. Den's on the other hand, is going to be amazing.

    However, Den Beauvais' oversized art is going to be an absolute treat! Really can't wait to get my hands on this one!  ;D
  8. Russ840
    They did. But they never went anywhere with it. Now why or how. The novelization also completely omitted the Space Jockey angle.

    That was te first novel I Aliens I read. Wills also develops a crush on Billie as well I think.

    I think I will give the upcoming reprint of the Berserker novel a go based on your comments in the other thread.

    Man, Same Keith's oversized art is going to be hard work to get through. Den's on the other hand, is going to be amazing.
  9. Russ840
    I would like a fancy pants of labyrinth as well now. Be nice to get some interviews from the creators on that one.

    God I'd love Destroying Angels. And then and then...  :laugh: It'd never end.

    I used to hate Earth war/Female War but I read it again recently and have a new found appreciation for it. No idea why though lol .

    I still can't get into Female War. I found the novel a better experience but they were both still messy.

    Yes to Destroyig Angles.

    Didn't the novel to female war have that ripely android with red blood ?
  10. Corporal Hicks
    I would like a fancy pants of labyrinth as well now. Be nice to get some interviews from the creators on that one.

    God I'd love Destroying Angels. And then and then...  :laugh: It'd never end.

    I used to hate Earth war/Female War but I read it again recently and have a new found appreciation for it. No idea why though lol .

    I still can't get into Female War. I found the novel a better experience but they were both still messy.
  11. Russ840
    Don't particularly want Female War but I would love to see Countdown included! Regardless though, I was hoping Book 2 would see a fancy pants release and I'm glad it's coming!

    I used to hate Earth war/Female War but I read it again recently and have a new found appreciation for it. No idea why though lol .

    I would like a fancy pants of labyrinth as well now. Be nice to get some interviews from the creators on that one.
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