Image of the Day: First ferocious look at Dark Horse's Aliens: Defiance

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Oct 14, 2015, 6:00 PM EDT

It's hard to believe next year marks the 30th anniversary of James Cameron's Aliens. To help mark the occasion, Dark Horse is brewing up a brand-new comic-book series featuring xenomorphs aplenty.   Aliens: Defiance was announced at last week's New York Comic Con and will be a new 12-issue title from Brian Wood and Tristan Jones that picks up the raging battle between those tough hombres, the Colonial Marines, and some nasty acid-spewing creatures from beyond.

Here's the official release from Dark Horse and the first look at a killer cover by Massimo Carnivale:

As announced on the Dark Horse: CLASSIFIED! panel at New York Comic Con, writer Brian Wood (The Massive, Rebels) and artist Tristan Jones (Mad Max: Fury Road, TMNT) will take on the xenomorphs just in time to celebrate the anniversary of Aliens with a new ongoing series—Aliens: Defiance!

“Alien was groundbreaking when it first debuted, and has only grown in relevance and pop culture legend since,” remarked Wood. “Thirty-seven years is an impressive amount of time for any entertainment property to thrive, much less still top mainstream headlines and fuel speculation like it does. It’s an honor to be invited to add to that legend.”

In space, no one can hear you scream . . . Aliens: Defiance follows struggling Colonial Marine rookie Zula Hendricks as she goes AWOL to protect Earth from an unknown alien species.

“Few films are as timelessly terrifying and the fact that it continues to grip audiences and affect them beyond any of its successors and imitators (of which there are plenty) is the strongest testament to how truly transcendent everything that went into, and came out of, Alien is,” added Jones. “Being asked to be a part of something so defining, and so instrumental to the creative development of not just me, but so many, many others, is a lifelong dream come true.”


Aliens: Defiance #1 invades comic shops on April 27, 2016.

(Via Horror Society)