Professor Ernst Kliest wants to create a tame alien by genetically engineering creatures with the violence bred out of them. Alas, his dream withers when spies infiltrate the base to steal his research and his supposedly tame creation goes on a murderous rampage, killing humans and aliens alike.
"Another of Dark Horse's Aliens Library, here's a colorful, high-production trade paperback featuring America's favorite badass thing from outer space. How's this for a tagline: "We don't just conquer our fears, we market them." Thus are the workings of the Charon site — to exploit all aspects of the alien's anatomy for human use. But all progress demands some sacrifice, right? Unfortunately, the research involves quite a bit of preludial experimentation, and in this case the "lab rats" are humans. Hence Project Chimera, where Director Ernst Kleist aims to gene-splice his way to hybridize a queen capable of producing controllable aliens. The implication? Whole colonies of aliens could be bio-programmed for any task. But when Joyce Palmer, an unknowing transport captain, begins to read between the lines, all hell breaks loose. "Bug-hunting" in a big way here, and all kinds of alien-acid bloodshed. Add to that deep-space espionage, sonic weapons, and one very pissed-off Marine, and you've got another terrific issue in the Aliens saga."