Well I'm excited for something new. I don't tire of reading the old ones, but new is good. Even if it turns out crappy, the fact that something new is coming out, (and the franchise isn't dead after CM, even though to us it never will be) is a good sign. Needless to say, I'll pick up a copy when it releases.
I wonder how it will tie the first 2 films together. I know they have 50+ years of timeline to work in, but with Ripley out in her space freezer, and with the title being ALIEN, I can't see this as a "we're going to fiddle with the plot by waking her up mid-stasis" or a sequence of events with the colonists on LV-426 getting killed off by the Xeno that Newt's father would birth after they discover the derelict.
You know, I would actually love to see the original Big Chap somehow play a part in this story. As we know, he got blasted in to space by the Narcissus' rockets, but it wasn't confirmed if that killed him (which it probably didn't). From other EU stories, we know that Aliens can survive in the vacuum of space (including the Queen, after she gets dumped out of the Sulaco). Perhaps WY comes in contact with Chap and similar events unfold as they try to capture it and it runs free inside their ship, killing crew members off one by one.
What's your thoughts, community?