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Dark Horse Cancels Aliens: Colonial Marines – Rising Threat

First announced back in June, Aliens: Colonial Marines – Rising Threat was set to act as a tie-in to Cold Iron Studios upcoming Aliens “persistent online shooter,” and as a sequel to Mira Grant’s Alien: Echo which would have continued the story of Olivia Shipp.

Now, following several accusations of predatory and inappropriate behaviour being directed at Brian Wood, the series writer, Dark Horse Comics has cancelled the upcoming title. In a statement to The Beat, Dark Horse said:

“Effective immediately, Dark Horse will not pursue any new projects with Brian Wood. Dark Horse has cancelled the upcoming series Aliens Colonial Marines: Rising Threat.”

 Dark Horse Cancels Aliens: Colonial Marines - Rising Threat

It’s unknown if Dark Horse will look to pursue the title with a different writer. Forum member Xiggz456 suggested Mira Grant (the pen-name of Seanan McGuire), who currently writes Spider-Gwen/Ghost-Spider for Marvel, take over penning duties and that is something I’d love to see!

Having written a significant portion of the recent Alien stories, Brian Wood’s latest series Rescue is currently halfway through its release. It’s unknown if the remainder of Aliens: Rescue will be released but the additional issues are still on Dark Horse’s website, whereas all entries for Rising Threat have been removed.

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  1. muthur9000
    I don't know. I feel a little bit bad for people blamed for sexual harassments. You know, their career is destroyed and nobody talks to them or answer the calls anymore . I know it's deserved but ...

    I don't know about you but that should be motivation enough not to f**king do it in the first place maybe? =_=
    Plenty of other humans managed to go throughout their entire life without violating others for personal gain.
  2. Kradan
    I don't know. I feel a little bit bad for people blamed for sexual harassments. You know, their career is destroyed and nobody talks to them or answer the calls anymore . I know it's deserved but ...
  3. SM
    If they did pursue it they'd need to do a page 1 re-write, and that would necessitate new artwork.  There were at least 4 issues of scripts, and I'm guessing at least 1 issue of a finished art plus a few covers.  I've no idea how much this sort of thing costs a publisher, but it wouldn't be insignificant investment that they've written off.
  4. SM
    Comics from the Dark Horse Aliens magazine published in the UK.  Crusade was partially completed and Matrix being created when the magazine got canned. 
  5. HuDaFuK
    Don't want to rain on your parade but where the confidence Tristan's comic storywise will be good is coming from ? Don't get me wrong he's fantastic artist no doubt but the same aplies to Ridley Scott and many people have problems with story he tried to tell in prequels.

    Supposedly he was contributing to the story on Defiance. I thought that noticeably and dramatically dropped when he left. Coincidence?
  6. Engineer
    I trust Tristan with writing a story... I’ve emailed DH a few times to express my interest in letting Tristan write one. I’m hoping that DH receives lots of emails like mine from people. If they get enough emails from fans about it, it might happen...
  7. SM
    Don't want to rain on your parade but where the confidence Tristan's comic storywise will be good is coming from ? Don't get me wrong he's fantastic artist no doubt but the same aplies to Ridley Scott and many people have problems with story he tried to tell in prequels.

    'Cos he told me the story he wanted to tell and it sounded pretty cool.
  8. Kradan
    Don't want to rain on your parade but where the confidence Tristan's comic storywise will be good is coming from ? Don't get me wrong he's fantastic artist no doubt but the same aplies to Ridley Scott and many people have problems with story he tried to tell in prequels.
  9. Nostromo
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As most of you know, the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Aliens?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Aliens</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/book?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#book</a> I was doing <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cover?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#cover</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/art?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#art</a> for was axed, but there was one finished that hasn’t been released yet that I’ve been given the okay on showing. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colours?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Colours</a> by @spidermanfan2099.<br>.<br><br>Barring commissions, this is probably the la… <a href="https://t.co/eXX7tlUivO">https://t.co/eXX7tlUivO</a> <a href="https://t.co/Svblh9UX8I">pic.twitter.com/Svblh9UX8I</a></p>&mdash; Tristan Jones (@tyrannojones) <a href="https://twitter.com/tyrannojones/status/1172293912502796290?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 12, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    Dark Horse, can you please take a serious look at this picture. This is exactly what Alien(s) should be. Just dump everyone working on Aliens and GIVE EVERYTHING TO TRISTAN JONES ALREADY, heck give him the story, the penciling, the art, the drawing, the colors, the editing, the publishing, the delivering, the sorting and whatever the f**k else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If ya'll don't want anymore of these mickey mouse stories and horrible art in your Alien comics, send a tweet to Dark Horse to give some work to Tristan Jones already, been screaming about this since Defiance, not sure what they don't understand.

    My anger comes after reading Resistance, that crapola sucked. Both the art and the useless dumb story and glad Brian Wood has been shown the door.
  10. Still Collating...
    I'll say it again, this man needs to do a whole Alien comic. Maybe we wont see stuff cause he'll be working on the game? In the comments for the tweet, he did say this artwork was owned by the game studio if I understood that correctly.
  11. Kimarhi
    You don't need the CM at all.  You just need the Army.

    I want to see a riveting drama about them digging latrines and fighting boredom.

    Dig latrines?  We just chuck or shit in the direction the enemy is coming.

    Is that why the aliens in AR looked like that?  After all, Johner did say the USM were "Army guys."

    They were United Systems, not United States.  Inferior.


    But yes. 


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