Here is a list of the eight Aliens volumes that were released in 1996-1997. These are remastered Aliens trade paperbacks. Dark Horse went through each of its past Aliens graphic novels revising images and text to bring the entire story into a single line of continuity with the motion pictures and the wildly popular Bantam novels. Once a black-and-white collection, this remastered edition boasts full-color art, an updated script, a new John Bolton cover, and a gallery of never-before-seen Mark A. Nelson art! Get ready for the remastered line! You can view a larger image of a volume by clicking the relevant cover thumbnail.
Title: Aliens: Outbreak
Writer: Mark Verheiden / Artist: Mark A. Nelson / Letterer: Willie Schubert
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1996
Description: Wilks was a space marine with a near-fatal flaw: he had a heart. Billie was a child, the only survivor of a far-flung colony outpost. Thrown together in the last hellish night of an Alien invasion, Billie and Wilks helped each other get out alive. Thirteen years later, Wilks is in prison and Billie lives in a mental institution, the nightmare memories of the massacre at Rim seared into her mind. Now the pair get a chance to be reunited. To go back to that outpost where it all happened, to finally end the business between themselves . . . and the Aliens.
Title: Aliens: Nightmare Asylum
Writer: Mark Verheiden / Artist: Denis Beauvais / Letterer: Willie Schubert
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1996
Description: Wilks, Billie, and Bueller were the last survivors of a devastating assault on the aliens’ home planet. But their return to the solar system made them refugees once more, fleeing earth and its alien infestation in a desperate attempt to stay alive. Now, in an otherwise unmanned military transport, they hurtle through space, destination: unknown, while in the cargo hold they carry with them a legacy of death they thought they’d left behind!
Title: Aliens: Female War
Writer: Mark Verheiden / Artist: Sam Keith / Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1996
Description: Billie only wanted what all children want — the warmth and security of family, the human connectedness that comes from belonging. What she got was a nightmare without end. Dark Horse is proud to present the third volume in the remastered Aliens series, Aliens: Female War. Written by The Mask screenplay writer Mark Verheiden and illustrated by The Maxx artist/creator Sam Kieth, Female War is a revised edition of what was previously titled Aliens: Earth War.
Title: Aliens: Genocide
Writer: Mike Richardson, John Arcudi / Penciller: Damon Willis / Inker: Karl Story / Letterer: Jim Massara / Colorist: Arthur Suydam
Publication Date: Feb 01, 1997
Description: After a generation of rebuilding in the wake of Alien infestation, athletes from every corner of earth are flocking to the Goodwill Games. But some come with a dangerous new tool: a drug called Fire, distilled from the very essence of the Aliens’ body chemistry. The military wants it. The pharmaceutical conglomerates want it. And the only place the essential ingredient can be found is on a world convulsed by Alien holocaust . . .
Title: Aliens: Harvest
Writer: Jerry Prosser / Artist: Kelley Jones / Letterer: Clem Robins / Colorist: Les Dorscheid
Publication Date: Feb 04, 1998
Description: Stanislaw Mayakovsky once wrote a book about the cybernetic ant he designed to infiltrate an Alien hive in order to gain precious knowledge about the species. Now, a beautiful young thief has approached Mayakovsky to use his experience and expertise — not in the pursuit of scientific knowledge, but in the pursuit of the Alien Queen’s precious jelly. The mission is a perilous one, but the motives are compelling . . .
Title: Aliens: Rogue
Writer: Ian Edginton / Artist: Will Simpson / Letterer: John Costanza / Colorist: Robbie Busch
Publication Date: Aug 06, 1997
Description: Or, more importantly, what kind of man could torture an Alien? Professor Ernst Kleist has genetically engineered powerful, obedient Aliens. The horror of nature is dwarfed by the terror of a man who would toy with it.
Title: Aliens: Labyrinth
Writer: Jim Woodring / Artist: Kilian Plunkett / Letterer: Ellie de Ville / Colorist: Matt Hollingsworth
Publication Date: May 01, 1997
Description: Rumor has it that the crew members of space station Innominata are expendable and can be used in clandestine experiments. Rumor has it that Paul Church, the Colonel Doctor in charge of the research facility, has been running tests to determine what makes the Aliens tick and that he’s using Colonial Marines as bait. Well, the U. S. Government doesn’t like rumors — they like facts. And so they’ve sent Colonel Doctor Anthony Crespi to investigate. He’s empowered to get the truth any way he can. His goal is to find a way that will get him off that station alive.
Title: Aliens: Stronghold
Writer: John Arcudi / Penciller: Doug Mahnke / Inker: Jimmy Palmiotti, Doug Mahnke / Letterer: Ellie de Ville / Colorist: Perry McNamee
Publication Date: Jul 09, 1997
Description: Dr. Caspar Nordling is developing a micro-organism that is deadly to Aliens, but not to people. He’s had a lot of luck engineering selective viruses to kill rats and weevils, but this is something altogether different. Highly speculative. Highly volatile. Just like the doctor himself. In a remote sector of the galaxy, on an isolated Grant-Corp space station, the thin line between science and horror is narrowing, and Philip and Joy Strunk, two company employees, are finding themselves on the short end of the cut.