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Aliens magazine, Vol. 2 #8.

Aliens, often referred to as Aliens magazine and sometimes Aliens, Vol. 1 and Aliens, Vol. 2, is a two-volume, "oversized" (8 × 12) format comics magazine that was published in the United Kingdom, first by by Trident Comics (Vol. 1, #1-16) and later Dark Horse International (Vol. 1, #17 and Vol. 2, #1-22), from February 1991-April 1994.

Originally, the magazine served simply as a means to publish serialized reprints of existing Dark Horse AliensPredator and Aliens vs. Predator comics for the UK market. However, after Dark Horse International took over the publication in mid-1992, the magazine's scope expanded to include additional material created exclusively for it, including text articles, interviews, news and even new comic book stories. Of particular note is the regular "Technical Readout" section, about the weapons and technology of the Alien franchise, which eventually evolved into the book Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual.

Financial troubles at Dark Horse International ultimately led to the company going out of business in 1994, and as a result Aliens magazine was cancelled before its projected run was finished.

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February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
  • Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel officially titled Alien: Covenant, logo and plot details revealed here.
  • Dark Horse Comics announces an unedited re-release of the original 1988 Aliens comic series here.
  • Carrie Henn (Newt) teases her invovlement in an upcoming Alien fan project here.
  • AVPGalaxy reviews the new novel Predator: Incursion here.
  • SciFied claims exlcusive insider information on the creatures of Alien: Covenant here.
  • Facebook game Soldiers Inc. receives a time-limited AVP expansion here.
  • John Logan (Gladiator, Star Trek: Nemesis, Skyfall) said to be revising Alien: Covenant script here.
  • Neill Blomkamp confirms "Alien 5" is delayed "pending" Alien: Covenant here.
  • Australian government confirms Alien: Covenant will start filming in the country in early 2016 here.
  • Titan Books are to republish the early Bantam Aliens novels as a series of omnibus editions here.
October 2015
September 2015
  • Ridley Scott reveals his Prometheus sequel is titled Alien: Covenant here.
  • Scott explains reasons for Alien: Paradise Lost title here.
  • Scott says Prometheus sequel will "begin" answering questions here.
  • Alien vs. Predator coming to Soldiers Inc. multipalyer game on Facebook here.
  • AvPGalaxy interviews Markus Pansegrau, artist on Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, here.
  • Set of Alien playing cards now available from Albino Dragon here.
  • Alien next Door cartoon book announced here.
  • AvPGalaxy gets a new website theme here.

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Did You Know?

  • Brett actor Harry Dean Stanton had to pass on the opportunity to play the bartender in Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining, which has been called one of the best horror films of all time, due to commitments with Alien, which has also been called one of the best horror films of all time.
  • When Alien3 was novelized by Alan Dean Foster, writer of the novelizations Alien and Aliens, he originally planned to have Newt survive, as he disliked that she was killed in the film. However, studio executives told him he had to remain true to the original script. He changed his novel, but was so upset by the situation that he later refused an offer to write the Alien Resurrection novelization, which was eventually written by the late A. C. Crispin.
  • The MP5A3s seen in Predator are not actually MP5s, but rather civilian-legal semi-automatic-only HK94s, cut down to resemble MP5s and converted to fully-automatic.
  • In Alien, the blue laser lights in the derelict ship's Egg chamber were borrowed from The Who; the band was testing out the lasers for their stage show in the soundstage next door.
  • In an interview with Moviefone, Ripley actress Sigourney Weaver said that every time they came to film the death scene for a character in Aliens, she would give the corresponding actor or actress a bouquet of flowers. When it was time for Burke actor Paul Reiser to die, she gave him a handful of dead blossoms.
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