In space, no one can hear you scream … with excitement. Dark Horse announced today that James Stokoe, creator of Orc Stain and Wonton Soup, will write and draw a four-issue Aliens series.
Per the press release, Aliens: Dead Orbit finds Wascylewsk, an engineering officer, trapped in a space station after a horrific accident. Wascylewsk is forced to use all available tools—a timer, a utility kit, and his wits—to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man. The first issue will feature a variant cover by Geof Darrow and goes on sale next April.
But wait! There’s more. Dark Horse also announced another hardcover collecting some of their previous Aliens stories. Aliens: The Original Comic Series Volume 2 collects Aliens: Nightmare Asylum #1–#4 and Aliens: Female War #1–#4 by Mark Verheiden, Den Beauvais and Sam Kieth. The stories feature a xenomorph invasion of Earth, as Ripley hatches a plan to destroy them. The hardcover collection also is due in shops next April.