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Aliens: Resistance #4 Details Are In!

Earlier this week Dark Horse Comics’ solicitations for April were released, giving us our first look at the synopsis and cover art for the fourth and final issue of Aliens: Resistance! Beware spoilers.

Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks are engaged in a desperate battle on the jungle moon, losing the fight against genetically modified Aliens and synthetics for survival. One desperate, last-ditch, option remains, and the two women are forced to decide how much of a sacrifice they are willing to make.

In addition to Roberto De La Torre’s cover art below, you can also check out Tristan Jone’s awesome variant cover art! The fourth issue is currently expected to drop on the 24th of April, just before 2019’s Alien Day!

 Aliens: Resistance #4 Details Are In!

If you haven’t already, you check out the solicitations for the second and third issue. The first issue was released yesterday is now available to purchase! What did you think of Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks’ return? Let us know below!

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  1. The Old One
    I'm saying it happened once, but everything else since that's been successful to some degree, at least to keep the brand afloat were varying degrees of not-so-serious. And I'm not advocating for slapstick comedy, but just a colourful, dark, twisted Predator mythos that- like themselves (running around in fishnets and loincloths hunting men in a jungle) may seem ludicrous at first glance, and to a degree it is but- is taken seriously in the context of it's own narrative.
  2. The Old One
    Well... What's the alternative with PREDATOR?
    Because I don't see one, I think taking it seriously is evidently a bit of a one trick pony. Maybe I'm wrong and we'll get a good, serious Predator film or game in the future though.
  3. The Old One
    Because throwing a Predator into a space opera would catch my interest, I've seen him hunt man quite a few too many times without any interesting developments now. Aside from Predator 2, which is off the wall, and feels unreal, in a fun colourful way. And Predator Concrete Jungle is much the same, I think Predator should run with that sorta  not-so-serious tone.
  4. SiL
    The Fifth Element is a galaxy-spanning comic book extravaganza that's about as far away from a Predator movie as you can get. Why would that be a good recommendation?
  5. SiL
    Predator worked best when it wasn't colourful, hyper-unreal violence. McTiernan's restraint in the original is a saving grace, not a failing. Remove that restraint and it turns quickly into ludicrous trash.
  6. The Old One
    I agree, AVP is a broken concept- there's nothing there really interesting to explore in my opinion. Aside from a fantastic idea for a three way dynamic in a videogame, Predator needs to spread it's wings and go full Metabarons. Colourful and hyper-unreal violence, all at once in a European style. Far, far away from the realism and nihilism of Alien (Capitalist, Corporate and Cosmic Rape of existence).

    I extrapolate in the YouTube comments on why exactly I believe there is a market, I don't think it's a mere coincidence that both of the best recent Alien entries are ALIEN entries, not ALIEN$ entries. Not to degrade the work of anyone on the comics now, in the past or the future.

    It's more in the spirit of the work, for instance- despite being titled Aliens: Dead Orbit, Dead Orbit is more Alien than Aliens- don't be fooled. As is Alex White's The Cold Forge and obviously Isolation.

    Feel free to screen cap the comments and harass those two if you like, but I doubt the fanbase could convince them the market exists even if we all messaged them at the same time. But maybe we should anyway.
  7. tyrannosaurusjones
    Sorry man, I added more to the original post, but nothing really worth noting. ALIENS is full of contrivances and conveniences, and it breaks it all for me.

    I would honestly love nothing more than to do that book. I've got a few surprises up my sleeve for it, too, so with any luck, we can get it to happen. Like I said in the podcast -- polite requests to Spencer and Randy to let me do the graphic novel might help ;) If there's a market for an ALIEN book over an ALIENS series, they need to know.
  8. The Old One
    It is convenient, I'll give you that.
    As for the "Egg on the Sulaco"
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Regardless, I'd love to see your ideas about the Alien come to fruition in that hypothetical Graphic Novel,
    I think you hit the nail on the head with how the Pathogen should relate to them, and the caste system.
  9. tyrannosaurusjones

    I think that TRJ is 100% on the money, but optimistic about any quality AVP/AVPR has,
    if any of the films would actually work as an Arthouse Silent film; it's Prometheus.

    This guy gets ALIEN more so than anyone else that has worked on the franchise,
    other than maybe Alex White.

    Thanks man! Not so much optomistic, because they're both f**king dreadful. Both of them. And honestly, AVP is a broken concept. Great in theory but yet to be done compellingly. I only say AVPR is a silent movie because I literally don't give a f**k about what any human on screen says, so they may as well be silent. I'm only in it for the Wolf Predator, because I hate the Alien designs in that film as well.

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Fair cop; I remembered after, but still, this is some bullshit clunk...

    https://i.stack.imgur.com/i5EX3.gif
  10. The Old One
    Perhaps this goes here?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB6RqH6EkDo

    I think that TRJ is 100% on the money, but optimistic about any quality AVP/AVPR has,
    if any of the films would actually work as an Arthouse Silent film; it's Prometheus.

    This guy gets ALIEN more so than anyone else that has worked on the franchise,
    other than maybe Alex White.

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  11. David's Creation
    For the other girl, for Amanda I guess the new game might explain the gap between Isolation and Resistance.
    It very casually & vaguely does.

    Toward the end of the first level, Amanda says that
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Then the whole game proceeds to show how Amanda got out of that situation with the intention of going to Earth.

    I'm not sure how much more information about the gap between Isolation and Resistance we really need.  Personally, all I wanted to know was how Amanda got out of the pickle she was in at the end of Isolation, and I got my answer.
  12. Prez
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Seeing as its up on previews here are the inks to one of my favourite  pages from #1 of Aliens Resistance.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/aliens?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#aliens</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/comics?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#comics</a> <a href="https://t.co/zZAJcxaRdF">pic.twitter.com/zZAJcxaRdF</a></p>— Robert Carey Comics (@RobCareyArtist) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobCareyArtist/status/1091031476899074048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 31, 2019</a></blockquote>
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    Those first few pages with the Cityscape views were fantastic. Reminded me of a storyboarded movie intro with the opening credits.
  13. SM
    That's not remotely the same, that place disappeared.

    The incident in Aliens 1986 requires:
    Carter Burke to send colonists out to investigate the Derelict.
    A USCM team disappears, Carter Burke disappears.
    The Colony disappears. "System overload, maybe."

    The incident in -Resistance requires:
    Individuals to obtain the Alien. (& Keep it Quiet)
    Somewhere to store the Alien. (& KiQ)
    Individuals to breed the Alien. (& KiQ)
    Individuals to develop the technology for deployment. (& KiQ)
    Someone to fly the dropship to deploy on the civilians.(& KiQ)
    Individuals to develop the technology for "Handlers". (& KiQ)

    And all of this has to be funded somehow, people paid.

    All that is in Resistance?
  14. The Old One
     The incident in Aliens 1986 requires:
    Carter Burke to send colonists out to investigate the Derelict.
    A USCM team disappears,
    Carter Burke disappears.
    The Colony disappears.
     "System overload, maybe."

    The incident in -Resistance requires:
    Individuals to obtain the Alien.
    Somewhere to store the Alien.
    Individuals to breed the Alien.
    Individuals to develop the technology for deployment.
    Someone to fly the dropship to deploy on the civilians.
    Individuals to develop the technology for "Handlers".
  15. The Old One
    The kind of funding that would be needed to do what they're depicted as doing in Resistance would require more than a few opportunistic employees. It would require a very careful group, covering their tracks within W-Y.
  16. Ultramorph
    I’m not bothered by this characterization of WY. It’s a massive company and it makes sense that certain opportunistic employees would set to their own little experiments in the depths of space, outside of direct company oversight. That’s basicallly what Burke did in the movie over 30 years ago. Not everything is the high level execs twirling their mustaches.
  17. Samhain13
    Speaking of wrangling, I haven't read through Sea of Sorrows all the way yet - does the book cover the capture of the two live facehuggers in 'Aliens'?

    River of Pain. Those 2 are removed "offscreen", as well as how it went with the 2 teams that were facehugged after Russ. Its implied the scientists were more interested on getting a live specimen for study than actually saving the host. The author added some WY bad scientists, because adding marines wasn't enough.

    Another hugger they try removed by freezing the fingers with nitrozen, they remove a finger without having to deal with acid all over the place, but the hugger cuts the host oxygen in response.

  18. SM
    I was referring to the 'Company losing all traces'.  If it's some people doing a Burke, the Company can't lose what they may not have had in the first place.

    That said they had them at the end of Defiance and again decades later prior to the events of Aliens in Cold Forge.
  19. The Old One
    Isn't that what Local Trouble's referring to though?

    Ripley and her Queen...

    Being that, unless they lose access to all their specimens, there's no real reason to be upset that Ellen Ripley threw herself into a furnace or for the audience to give a toss about the conclusion if they've got a ACM situation going on back there.
  20. The Old One
    So Michael Bishop's an opportunistic employee?

    Are you suggesting that the events on Fiorina 161-
    are ultimately irrelevant in the larger scheme of things
    because they have access to the Alien around the same timeframe?
  21. The Cruentus
    Sterilized facehuggers would actually be pretty effective for non-lethal pacification.
    More effective than current methods? Alien eggs take time to produce, they're (presumably) single-use, they sit in eggs unless triggered (in which case you have to wrangle them into a holding container) and you'd need a shitload of them to pacify a riot. Is that easier than using a mechanized assembly line to crank out, like, flying drones that deploy tear gas or whatever?

    Luckily they appear to have an indefinite shelf-life.

    Speaking of wrangling, I haven't read through Sea of Sorrows all the way yet - does the book cover the capture of the two live facehuggers in 'Aliens'?

    That was River of Pain and I think it does mention the scientists removed the huggers from the colonists, which killed them. One of the characters chews them out for it I believe.
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