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Aliens: Resistance is an upcoming four-issue limited comic book series, set to be published by Dark Horse Comics starting on January 23, 2019. It will be written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Robert Carey, colored by Dan Jackson, and lettered by Nate Piekos, with cover art by Roberto de la Torre. Variant cover art will be provided by Tristan Jones.

The comic will be one of the few Aliens, Predator and Aliens vs. Predator comic books to serve as a direct sequel to earlier stories. Specifically, it is a continuation of both Aliens: Defiance and the video game Alien: Isolation — making it the first comic in the franchises to serve as a direct sequel to a game.

In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Resistance is preceded by Aliens: The Essential Comics Volume 1, and will be published concurrently with William Gibson's Alien 3.

Overview

Aliens: Resistance follows the events of the popular video game Alien: Isolation, which starred Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda, fifteen years after the events of the original film. Protagonist of Aliens: Defiance and friend of Amanda Pvt. Zula Hendricks also makes a return. In light of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation attempting to silence Amanda's actions, she teams up with Zula in a plight to expose the corporation.[1] 

Publisher's summary

#1: Following the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the Xenomorph threat. Enter Zula Hendricks, an Ex-Colonial Marine, in need of Ripley's help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program. The duo teams up against an upgraded arsenal designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret!

#2: Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks make their way to the Weyland-Yutani black site, with the intent to disrupt a xenomorph-based weapons test. Only once they've arrived do they realize what is truly at stake, and that they must do whatever it takes to ensure this new technology is never deployed.

#3: As Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks deal with failing pressure suits and an orbital tumble, a Weyland-Yutani experiment unfolds on the surface of the moon below. A thousand kidnapped colonists' lives hang in the balance.

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References

  1. NYCC 2018: AMANDA RIPLEY LEADS THE RESISTANCE!