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Courtesy of Bleeding Cool and Dark Horse Comics, we have learned of a new series within the Alien universe. Alien: Dead Orbit, and the release of Aliens: The Original Series: Vol 2. Following the highly successful release of Aliens: The Original Comic Series hardcover collection that was released earlier this year. Volume 2 finds Earth being overrun by Xenomorphs, with no hope of saving it for humanity. This doesn’t mean humans are ready to give up their homes without a fight. Ripley devises a plan to capture a “Queen Mother”- a super queen that rules over multiple nests- and bring it back to Earth. Ripley believes the Queen Mother will instruct the Xenomorphs to gather together where she can detonate a nuclear bomb to destroy them. Mark Verheiden (The Mask, Timecop) composed the stories while Den Beauvais (Aliens, Aliens: Countdown) and Sam Kieth (The Sandman, The Maxx) illustrated the interiors. Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2 collects Aliens: Nightmare Asylum #1–#4 and Aliens: Female War #1–#4, and includes cover art for all issues in a special oversized hardcover edition.
Aliens: Dead Orbit’s first issue (of four) goes on sale on April 26, 2017. Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2 goes on sale April 12, 2017.