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Aliens: Rescue is an ongoing four-issue limited comic book series, published by Dark Horse Comics starting from July 24, 2019. It is also published simultaneously in the digital format via Dark Horse Digital. It is written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Kieran McKeown, inked by J. L. Straw, colored by Dan Jackson, lettered by Nate Piekos and edited by Spencer Cushing, with cover art Roberto de la Torre. Variant cover art will be provided by Mack Chater.

The comic is 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 Aliens: Resistance, and as such will feature the return of Amanda Ripley-McClaren and Zula Hendricks.[1]

In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Rescue is preceded by Aliens: Resistance.

Publisher's summary

#1: The fate of Amanda Ripley! Following the events of Aliens: ResistanceAlec Brand, the colonist rescued by Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks, has grown up into an elite Colonial Marine. A secret mission brings him back to the Alien-infested moon where he was rescued... and face to face with the past.

#2: Amanda Ripley, Zula Hendricks and Alec Brand team up on a new mission. A classified planet houses a powerful resource that could save millions in the right hands. With Weyland-Yutani ever-threatening, will the team manage to secure the planet? Or will the Alien threat overwhelm them?

#3: The Colonial Marines are the best at what they do, and what they do is kill bugs. Amanda Ripley takes her command deep into a nightmarish Heart of Darkness--a massive Alien lair.

#4: In Aliens: Resistance, Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks rescued Alec Brand from certain death. He has the chance to repay the favor, but was this mission doomed from the start?  

Plot

Selection

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Bowden showing Brand the photos of Amanda and Zula

Some time following the events of Aliens: Resistance, Alec Brand, now a Private in the United States Colonial Marine Corps, is summoned to be interviewed by an executive named Bowden in a USCM base on Luna. The woman shows Brand photos of Amanda Ripley-McClaren and Zula Hendricks and Alec recalls the events that unfolded on the black site. The woman cites that Brand's experience guarantees him a place on "Deep Space Recon", to which Brand accepts on a condition - to have the executive reveal to him the name of the moon he was stranded on. The executive refuses, as the name is classified.

The three months following, Brand becomes an experienced elite marine in exterminating insectoid Aliens on Mars. He is later once again approached by Bowden, who reveals to him that Amanda and Zula are alive, showing him pictures of the two taken three days ago. She tells Brand that the two are at an undisclosed location and are supposedly in need of personnel to undergo a large operation. Brand immediately accepts the offer to join.

Recon

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Brand reunites with Amanda and Zula.

With the help of navigation from Davis One, Brand is piloted in the ship the Boreneo to a USCM forward operating base in an unknown sector of space where Ripley and Zula reside. Brand reunites with the two and embraces them. Amanda explains to him that the nuclear explosion triggered on the moon resulted in it splitting apart and causing debris to collapse onto the home planet's atmosphere. Zula and Amanda reveal that the Weyland-Yutani Corporation is looking to purchase copyright over the planet and retrieve bacterial Xenomorph samples from the meteorites. Although Alec is initially reluctant to have the marines involved in the affair but subsequently agrees. Amanda and Zula fly Brand onto the planet's atmosphere and from a distance, show him hundreds of Xenomorphs roaming the surface. Zula tells Brand that the Xenos have been migrating North and that he, she, Amanda and thirty other marines are going to "take the fight to them" and eradicate them all.

Characters

Trivia

  • A visible inconsistency in issue 1 has Alec Brand wearing a headband prior to him boarding the Gaspar in a flashback. However, in issues 1 and 2 of Aliens: Resistance Alec does not possess one.

Gallery

Issue covers

Variant covers

References

  1. https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/exclusive-dark-horse-announces-aliens-rescue
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