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Aliens: Dead Orbit
Written by James Stokoe
Illustrated by James Stokoe
Inked by
Colored by
Lettered by
Cover(s) by James Stokoe
Geof Darrow (#1 variant)
Rafael Albuquerque (#1 variant)
Edited by
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) Apr-July 2017
Media type
Preceded by Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2
Followed by
Alternate cover

Aliens: Dead Orbit is an ongoing four-issue limited comic book series being published currently by Dark Horse Comics from April-July 2017,[1] with the first issue being released as part of Alien Day. The story is written and illustrated by James Stokoe, with cover art by Stokoe. Geof Darrow and Rafael Albuquerque also provided variant covers for the first issue.

Aliens: Dead Orbit takes place in 2295 CE on the Sphacteria, a Weyland-Yutani fuel depot/waystation in a rather forgotten and secluded part of space. The four-issue series pits an engineering officer named Wascylewski against the Xenomorph horde, and much like the doomed crew of the Nostromo, his resources are extremely limited.

In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Dead Orbit is preceded by Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

#1: After a horrific accident strikes a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools — a timer, utility kit, and his wits — to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man.

#2: Having narrowly escaped the deadly Xenomorph, Wascylewski moves around the hold of the ship, wary of his terrifying pursuer. His reflexes are tested again — but this time, by a sudden, massive breach in the hull. Will he survive?

#3: Wascylewski survived the sudden breach in his ship's hull, but is in no better a situation: he comes to, cocooned tightly to the wall under the surveillance of the twin Xenomorphs. With only two hours left on his countdown timer and nowhere to go, he will have to pull out his final tricks in order to stay alive.

#4: With one last gambit aboard the space station, Wascylewski finds himself ambushed by two more deadly Xenomorphs that will stop at nothing until he's dead.

Reprint History Edit

The series will be collected in a trade paperback, to be released on November 14, 2017. The collected edition will reuse James Stokoe's cover artwork from issue 1.

Behind the Scenes Edit

Aliens: Dead Orbit is one of the comics selected to be a part of Dark Horse Comics' 30th anniversary variant cover program — issue 1 received a special variant cover by Geof Darrow.

Aliens: Dead Orbit #1 was released on April 26, 2017, alongside Aliens: Defiance #11 and Prometheus: Life and Death - Final Conflict, as part of Alien Day.

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  1. "Comic Book Resources - EXCLUSIVE: JAMES STOKOE IS EAGER TO GIGER WITH ALIENS: DEAD ORBIT". Retrieved on 2016-10-07.

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