William Gibson's Alien 3[1] is an ongoing five-issue comic book adaptation of William Gibson's unproduced script for Alien3, published by Dark Horse Comics on November 14, 2018. It was also published simultaneously in the digital format via Dark Horse Digital. It was written by Johnnie Christmas, based on the original screenplay by William Gibson, and was illustrated and inked by Christmas, colored by Tamra Bonvillain, lettered by Nate Piekos and edited by Daniel Chabon, with cover art by Christmas. Paolo Rivera, James Stokoe, James Harren, Daniel Warren Johnson, Tradd Moore and Christian Ward also provided variant covers for various issues.[2]

In the Aliens comics lineWilliam Gibson's Alien 3 was preceded by Aliens: The Essential Comics Volume 1, published concurrently with Aliens: Resistance, and will be followed by Aliens: Rescue.


This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You'll see familiar characters and places--but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller!

Publisher's Summary

#1: After the deadly events of the film Aliens, the spaceship Sulaco carrying the sleeping bodies of Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and Bishop is intercepted by the Union of Progressive Peoples. What the UPP forces don't expect is another deadly passenger that is about to unleash chaos between two governmental titans intent on developing the ultimate Cold War weapon of mass destruction.

#2: With the Sulaco containing more than meets the eye, the U.P.P. team looks to find out what happened to Ripley, Bishop, and company. At the same time, the group on the Rodina have discovered that one of their own — Kurtz — may be infected on Anchorpoint, and uses the captured Bishop as a ransoming piece for Kurtz's return, who the Rodina crew view as a potential weapon.

#3: The crew of the Rodina quickly find themselves in a dire situation as the U.P.P. side have an unwelcome guest aboard their ship. Meanwhile, the powers that be on the Sulaco look to replace the crew with the recently recovered android, Bishop. As they push the limits of ethics and morality, the crew decide something must be done.

#4: Suddenly, both the Rodina and Sulaco find themselves in a state of complete chaos, as the controlled environments go completely awry. When Hicks, Spence, and crew attempt to take matters into their own hands by expelling the Xenomorph embryos, they find that they may be too late.

#5: In this action-packed conclusion, all hell breaks loose for the crew of the Sulaco as it turns out the xenomorph isn't the only monstrous threat. In a race against time our heroes have to fight their way off the ship before they are picked off one by one.


As part of Alien Day 2018, Dark Horse Comics teased an unnamed alternate Alien3 project.[3] At the time, it was immediately speculated that this would be an adaptation of Gibson's script; this was later confirmed to be the case when the comic was officially announced through Comic Book Resources.[4]


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  1. "Dark Horse Comics - WILLIAM GIBSON'S ALIEN 3 #1". Retrieved on 2018-08-22.
  3. "Twitter - Dark horse Comics". Retrieved on 2018-04-27.
  4. " - EXCLUSIVE: William Gibson's Unproduced Alien 3 Script to be Adapted by Dark Horse". Retrieved on 2018-09-24.