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New Amanda Ripley Comic Announced by Dark Horse!

Though Aliens: Resistance is currently in the middle of its run, it seems Dark Horse Comics has more adventures in store for us featuring Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks. Coming exclusively from SyFy Wire, Aliens: Rescue has just been announced. This new comic will serve as a continuation of the story after the events of Resistance. Here’s the synopsis:

Aliens: Rescue, a new four-issue mini-series dropping this May, revolves around a mission featuring Alec Brand, the rescued colonist turned Colonial Marine.

Alec won’t be alone though, as the popular tag-team of Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks will be at his side when he returns to the moon he was rescued from, now fully infested with xenomorphs. The story serves as a continuation from the Resistance story, as there will be plenty of development of Amanda and Zula, and a deeper exploration into the world shaped by Weyland-Yutani.”

Brian Wood, who wrote both the Defiance and Resistance comics, will also be scripting Rescue. This time he’s joined by artist Kieran McKeown for the pencils, and artists Mack Chater and Roberto De La Torre for the covers. Check out the cover for the first issue below.

 New Amanda Ripley Comic Announced by Dark Horse!

Aliens: Rescue #1 | Cover artwork by Roberto De La Torre

The first issue for Aliens: Rescue will drop on May 22nd, not long after the conclusion of the Resistance comic (#4) on April 24th.

There certainly seems to be quite a bit of Amanda Ripley focused content in store for us this year, with the mysterious ‘Watch’ part of FOX’s #ReadPlayWatch teases still yet to be revealed.

Are you excited to see Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks continue their fight against mega-corporation Weyland-Yutani? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Nostromo
    Anyone know when the Aliens Rescue TPB will become available for pre-order on Amazon?

    I don't know, but I keep checking every few days and all I find is stuff like this:
    https://www.amazon.com/Alien-Rescue-Latrothian-Warrior-Book-ebook/dp/B01LZ8ERA9/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=aliens+rescue&qid=1552930735&s=gateway&sr=8-2

    LOL yea, same here, usually they are available within a week or so, will keep checking, can't wait for Dust to Dust to arrive in May with Resistance and x's Alien 3 TPB both coming in August. Will order it with the new Terminatr TPB, feel guilty for not getting the issues but I like TPB's better on bookshelves.
  2. The Old One
    Missing Amanda Ripley by a margin of error is a contrivance, a ridiculous, laughable idea.
    Thank you David Fincher for Alien³'s existence,  for  restriction of inferior conclusions and ideas commensurate.
    The author's dead anyway.
    So is Ellen Ripley.

    I thought you enjoyed the film -the idea it "Demeans everything" is the adverse.

     ???

    Regardless the thread is concerning a new story (and a new character), not a old story.


  3. Perfect-Organism
    It would demean what she went through in Aliens if she did find Amanda at some point in the future.  If she finds out that Amanda survived, but she misses meeting her by a slim margin somehow, that would add to the horror.  That would be similar to Jeffrey Archer's Kane and Abel.

    Anyway...

    Alien 3 demeans everything..
  4. Predwars24
    Don't tell stories about anyone ever because eventually they'll die?

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    [Which specific DH books are you thinking? I know Criminal Enterprises pushed them to the back a little but that's generally regarded as the best of the DH run.

    No Exit and DNA War both pushed them to being a secondary concern. Steel Egg less so. Cauldron seemed to be the only one where the Aliens were the main focus.

    I'm sure you could do Alien-less stories; I enjoyed Origins overall. I just don't know what kind of audience they're going to garner outside core fans and how you would market it.  Those stories are better off in anthologies where you can have the best of both worlds.

    It's not about knowing they'll die.  Everybody dies.  It's about knowing their ultimate fate which could make for a boring story.  We KNOW Amanda dies of old age, married to some guy named McLaren.  For all intents and purposes, she achieves "happily ever after", so knowing the ultimate result may diminish the journey somewhat.

    Or...

    Burke could have been lying.  The motive could have been to prevent Ripley from having any other interests other than those he put before her.  Personally, I find her story compelling enough that I just want it to continue.  I really enjoyed Isolation, and she was a great part of that.

    I guess they could do that, but it'd make that scene a little less meaningful to Ellen's story, from what we knew at the time Amanda had a normal life, and Ellen missed it all because she was in hyper sleep for 57 years. Her marriage possible grandkids birth, etc. She missed all of this and when she finds Newt on LV-426 it makes protecting her and being called Mom all the more meaningful as she gets a second chance as being the parent she couldn't be for Amanda.
  5. SM
    Exactly.  Comics are supposed to come out at regular intervals.  DH have often had a rep for missing deadlines, but it seems they're fairly on track at the moment.
  6. SM
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    I remember rather enjoying Cauldron, though. I always remember that blowing through the chest trick.

    Cauldron was the worst for mine.  Painful characters delivering painful dialogue.  The chest trick was the only positive I can remember. 
  7. Frosty Venom
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    I agree. I definitely think there's room for Alien-less stories in the Alien universe - whether that's full novels or part of anthologies. I don't even think it needs to be ET-less. I'd be curious to see novels that further expand on what Prometheus setup or see the Neomorphs explored.

    Definitely some very interesting Xenomorph-less avenues that deserve exploring.
  8. Corporal Hicks
    No Exit and DNA War both pushed them to being a secondary concern. Steel Egg less so. Cauldron seemed to be the only one where the Aliens were the main focus.

    From what I remember No Exit's problems were not a lack of Aliens but from that crazy ass last third where a fella went around beating Aliens up with his fists. That would have been the best of DH Press' run if it wasn't for that stupid last third. I remember rather enjoying Cauldron, though. I always remember that blowing through the chest trick.

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    I'm sure you could do Alien-less stories; I enjoyed Origins overall. I just don't know what kind of audience they're going to garner outside core fans and how you would market it.  Those stories are better off in anthologies where you can have the best of both worlds.

    I agree. I definitely think there's room for Alien-less stories in the Alien universe - whether that's full novels or part of anthologies. I don't even think it needs to be ET-less. I'd be curious to see novels that further expand on what Prometheus setup or see the Neomorphs explored.
  9. The Old One
    No, but records could've been falsified by the "Special Order" dudebros. We don't really know how her story ends, that's not what worries me about utilizing Amanda Ripley. It's artfully finishing a story set between Alien and Aliens, which doesn't make the latter seem absurd that worries me, or seem absurd in of itself.
  10. Perfect-Organism
    Don't tell stories about anyone ever because eventually they'll die?

    Quote
    [Which specific DH books are you thinking? I know Criminal Enterprises pushed them to the back a little but that's generally regarded as the best of the DH run.

    No Exit and DNA War both pushed them to being a secondary concern. Steel Egg less so. Cauldron seemed to be the only one where the Aliens were the main focus.

    I'm sure you could do Alien-less stories; I enjoyed Origins overall. I just don't know what kind of audience they're going to garner outside core fans and how you would market it.  Those stories are better off in anthologies where you can have the best of both worlds.

    It's not about knowing they'll die.  Everybody dies.  It's about knowing their ultimate fate which could make for a boring story.  We KNOW Amanda dies of old age, married to some guy named McLaren.  For all intents and purposes, she achieves "happily ever after", so knowing the ultimate result may diminish the journey somewhat.

    Or...

    Burke could have been lying.  The motive could have been to prevent Ripley from having any other interests other than those he put before her.  Personally, I find her story compelling enough that I just want it to continue.  I really enjoyed Isolation, and she was a great part of that.
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