However we see a Newborn kill the Queen that birthed it and then form a bond with Ripley. Not the same thing of course - but it would seem there is some potential, however small, for what happened in the comic.
I get the similarities, though didn't make much of them for two reason.
If Mom was not a pure strain as she seemed to be, but modified in any way, then all bets are off. But that's not the case.
And even if we take the Newborn into account, that atrocity was a bit more consistent from the get go. Hate the Queen, love mama Ripley. Nothing too ambiguous there, Ripley was never attacked. And again, screwed up genes. David would not approve...
Imagine then WY getting some, or breeding some of these ambiguously sympathetic aliens. You control them by holding their human relatives who they love so so much, hostage. Simple. And ridiculous.
I'll take that there is potential for this plot point, that an alien might not want to kill you right away and make you baby food. But IMO, that needs to be done with more care, cause it's one hell of a hard thing to do well if you're gonna use the regular strain of aliens. A:R does set a precedent for something different, then the prequels went: Hold my bear.
I like this comic overall, just disagree with the execution of its intended ambiguity.
I'm grateful DH and Titan are going at it so strong. Not everybody loves everything, but I'd rather take anything over nothing because this franchise needs regular releases IMO. Eventually something great comes out when you have things coming out regularly instead of putting all eggs in one basket. I await new comics with eagerness.