|Aliens: Defiance - Extravehicular|
|Written by||Brian Wood|
|Illustrated by||Tristan Jones|
|Inked by||Tristan Jones|
|Colored by||Dan Jackson|
|Lettered by||Nate Piekos|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date(s)||May 2016|
|Preceded by||Aliens: Fire and Stone|
|Followed by||Aliens: Life and Death|
Aliens: Defiance - Extravehicular is a comic book short story that was published by Dark Horse Comics in Free Comic Book Day: Serenity in May 2016. It was written by Brian Wood, illustrated and inked by Tristan Jones, colored by Dan Jackson and lettered by Nate Piekos. The comic serves as a tie-in to the 12-issue series Aliens: Defiance, produced by the same creative team.
2016 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Aliens film, and now there's a new Xenomorph tale of terror! Brian Wood (The Massive, Rebels, Demo) and Tristan Jones (Ghostbusters, TMNT) tell a story linked to the highly anticipated new series Aliens: Defiance.
Follow Colonial Marine Private First Class Zula Hendricks, Dr. Hollis and the Davis synthetics as they deal with Xenomorphs on the Europa during an uncontrolled reentry to planetoid W76. This story takes place in May of 2138, six months after Aliens: Defiance, Episode One: Derelict.
The story will be collected alongside issues 1-6 of Aliens: Defiance in a trade paperback titled Aliens: Defiance Volume 1, to be released on January 25, 2017. The collected edition will reuse Massimo Carnevale's cover artwork from issue 1 of Aliens: Defiance.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Started in 2002, Free Comic Book Day is a yearly promotional initiative designed to attract new readers to independent comic book stores. It is traditionally held on the first Saturday in May. As the name implies, it sees the release of specially printed comic book issues that are given away for free by retailers, and the event is usually also associated with the American release of a comic book-related theatrical film. Free Comic Book Day is coordinated by the industry's single largest distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors, and all of the major comic book publishers take part, including DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics and others.
The short story is not the only Aliens/Predator/Aliens vs. Predator comic that has been given away as part of Free Comic Book Day — in 2009, Dark Horse published an Aliens/Predator flip-book issue as part of the year's event.