Showing posts with label Aliens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aliens. Show all posts

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Aliens Vs. Predator – Three World War | Comics

On Alpha Centauri, a mining colony of Chigusa Corp's saw the sky go dark during daylight when a massive extraterrestrial spaceship appears over their head. While they thought a group of bandits are attacking and got all prepared with guns, the ship unloads a swarm of Xenomorph bugs on those men. As they were trying to make a resistance, a group of Predators controlling the Aliens came charging at them to even the odds. They've sent two bugs to kill a running man and shot the other with Plasmacaster, leaving no survivors.

Shortly after this incident took place, a group of Colonial Marines came looking for Machiko Noguchi on Bellatrix 2, to seek her help negotiating with her former friends. Machiko is a former hunter, who knows a thing or two about Aliens and Predators from her time on ranching colony of Ryushi as an employee of the same Chigusa Corp. Her actions on Ryushi during a hunt earned her respect of a veteran Yautja named Broken Tusk, who marked her as worthy. She also went on a couple of hunting trips with them but then things eventually went south and she chose the humans over her clan.

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Aliens Vs. Predator – Three World War | Comics

Even though she initially refused to be a part of any more affairs regarding alien races, her mind immediately changes upon seeing the surveillance footage. She shockingly realizes that the Yautja Clan they are dealing with now is a renegade faction of their species she heard about from her clan when she was a hunter herself. They are simply known as Killers and don't care for their culture of hunting or honor. All they care about is killing and the worst part about them is that they use Xenomorphs as their weapons of genocide.

So, she decided to come along with Colonial Marines on Ryushi to get in touch with a Predator hunting party. She is informed that, a squad of trained mercenaries was sent on a mission that disappeared along with a cruiser sent to investigate their status and it all points out to those killers. Machiko immediately established herself a formidable opponent to the group of hunters by besting one of them in combat and killed it. As they began negotiations, she learns that they are here to capture an Alien Queen and after setting off their differences by helping each other, the trophy hunters agreed to help.

They all head towards Caparis VII to mow down their mutual enemy not knowing the great stakes ahead of them. After landing, both Predators and humans ran blindly against an army of murderous Aliens and raining down on them. They fought side by side, shed blood and lost many as long as the overwhelming number of bug swarm tried to take them out. The rogue clan was forced to abandon this outpost and android David Sereda ultimately managed to find out what dreadful plan are they hatching in secret.

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Heresy of Hunters

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Aliens Vs. Predator – Three World War

A six-issue limited series from Dark Horse Comics, "Aliens Vs. Predator – Three World War" came out in 2010 as sort of a re-launch of the Aliens Versus Predator line of comic-books almost after ten years of break. Plotted out by writer Randy Stradley (Hellboy, Star Wars), interior artwork was done by artist Rick Leonardi (Green Lantern Vs. Aliens, Painkiller Jane) and Raymond Swanland took care of the insanely gorgeous cover arts. The book was preceded by two other limited series of the Aliens/Predator Universe; Aliens – More Than Human and Predator – Prey to the Heavens, which was also very successful.

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Humans and Hunters Unite

Bringing one of the fan-favorite recurring characters Machiko Noguchi back from the original Aliens Vs. Predator series and Aliens Vs. Predator – War. Much of her human side is explored that is often overshadowed by her hunter instincts and she even found a love interest for herself. This book also introduced a new class of Yautja Clan no one ever saw before and established their presence in the lore for stories in foreseeable future. This series was the last one before 2014's "Fire and Stone" crossover event was released and will be succeeded with Aliens Vs. Predator – Fire and Stone limited series as a tie-in.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Aliens – More Than Human | Comics

An exploratory operation known as Honito Enterprises found a distant planet on a far away planetary system called Chione. It is full of vast lands, untapped resources and mystery of its own. So, when they found this seemingly uninhabited planet that promises a lot of possibilities, they immediately flagged it through a file claim for massive planetary findings for later times. Upon learning of a recent finding of some non-human artifacts, they immediately have sent along a crew for archeological dig to go there prospecting the area.

After a journey of eighteen months long hyper-sleep into the ship Vidar, the planetary explorers group wakes up shortly before landing. Biologist David Sereda came along the group to do some paperwork on site finally reaches to the colony of crews. Because of some radio problem, the surveyors couldn't communicate with anyone but were still greeted by Chester Adnour and Gary Lowenger of mining crews residing there. Shortly after their arrival, all members of the exploration team were suddenly shot down in cold blood.

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Aliens – More Than Human | Comics

Apparently those folks didn't want the explorers to find something mysterious, hidden beneath the lands of Chione and is determined to keep it to themselves. After dumping those deceased bodies, they came to an ancient valley while talking about discovering some blessings and missions to carry out. As night falls and the crew left, a heavily wounded Sereda slowly manages to crawl back up from the pile of his now-dead companions, who is revealed to be a synthetic android among a group of humans.

The gunshot has messed up his basic programming and now he has his own free will. He patches himself up to functionality and prepares to take off but then he responds to a sudden emergency radio signal on his frequency from a woman named Andrea Keats of the crews from the ancient Canyon City deep down below. She identifies herself as one of the member from earlier explorer teams Honito Inc. had sent here. Andrea fearfully speaks of some monsters around these labyrinths of passages seeking to kill her.

After arming himself up, Sereda advances towards the passage of mazes and learns from her that how people from Andrea's camp had all gone crazy after some scouts have found the complex at first. They were all duped with illusions from mind-numbing living rocks and gone crazy. However, people have found a few Alien Eggs hidden beneath the city and their nightmare just came true quite shortly. These murderous beasts aren’t just the typical sneaky bugs who want to sink their vicious teeth on human flesh as they used to be. They’re like a sub-species or a Phenotype, who only seem to have one mode; Attack!

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Xenomorph Massacre

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Aliens – More Than Human

Following a decade long absence in publication after releasing Aliens – Xenogenesis, Dark Horse Comics decided to re-launch their popular Aliens franchise once again. So in 2009, writer John Arcudi (Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D.) was teamed up with artist Zach Howard (The Cape, Wild Blue Yonder) and Gabriel Andrade to work on the four issue limited series titled “Aliens – More Than Human”, which was at first simply called Aliens 3. Since, their goal was to revamp the series for a fresh new start, they moved up from archetypal horror stories we have been fed for last few decades and it worked out perfectly fine.

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Faceless Horrors of Necropolis

In terms of storytelling, the point of moving with a Synthetic protagonist instead of a human in distress with a will to survive all odds paid off real good. A one-shot book titled “Free Comic Book Day – Aliens/Predator” was also released by publisher on the same year to tie-in with this story to give it the source of origin through a prologue. Aside from putting an Android on driving wheel, this limited series also introduced a new breed of Tusked Xenomorphs in lore. The series not only rejuvenated entire Alien chronicles but also served as a prequel for oncoming six-issue series crossover Aliens Vs. Predator – Three World War, that came in later.
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Saturday, October 9, 2004

Aliens Versus Predator | Comics

The Aliens AKA Xenomorphs are the most fierce being that have ever existed in the furthest corner of the galaxy. These murderous creatures were found at first by the humans in the 22nd century by the crews of spacecraft USCSS Nostromo on the planetoid LV-426 and Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley was the lone survivor of that encounter.

But humans were not aware that somewhere out there a very dangerous humanoid extraterrestrial species called The Yautja, lives to hunt on these genocidal beings for sports and is known as the Predators. The Predators travel planet-to-planet for game hunting as part of a century old ritual and the Xenomorphs are one of their prime subject as these savage beasts are extremely dangerous to be trifled with on any given day.

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Aliens Versus Predator | Comics

The Yautja are the "Hunters", who captures and then breed the Xenomorphs as part of their hunting culture whom they recognize as "Serpents". A human female, Machiko Noguchi were allowed among the ranks of the Hunter Clan once to slay the Xenomorphs alongside them. It appears that the Yautja were visiting Earth and many other planets for more than over centuries and they have a hunting relationship going with the Xenomorphs over time.

Though most of the time the Predators carry out the game-hunting of Xenomorphs in a distant uninhabited planet, sometime the situation gets way out of the hand where the humans are trapped in the middle of a war between two deadliest species of the galaxy and pays the ultimate price with their lives.

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The Eternal Feud

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Aliens Vs. Predator – Three World War

Following the success of launching the 20th Century Fox sci-fi film character Aliens and Predator in two different line of limited series with each containing a story of its own timeline, Dark Horse Comics were intending to do some more with the characters. So, Chris Warner came up with the idea of a crossover between the series titled Aliens Vs. Predator.

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The Deadliest Extraterrestrials

The theme was first introduced on the pages of Dark Horse Presents #36 in 1990 which later spawned as a major follow-up of limited series and crossover with other comic book characters like Batman, Superman, Judge DreddDarkness, Witchblade and The Terminator. The franchise has also inspired two motion picture; Alien vs. Predator in 2004 and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem in 2007 to hit the theaters.
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Saturday, February 7, 2004

Aliens – Outbreak | Comics

USCSS Nostromo survivor Ellen Ripley was rescued after fifty-seven years of the Nostromo incident (Alien – The Illustrated Story) and aided a team of Colonial Marines with United States Colonial Marine Corps member Corporal Dwayne Hicks to a terraforming colony on LV-426 that lost contact with the base. There they found a survivor girl named Rebecca 'Newt' Jorden.

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Aliens – Outbreak | Comics

Upon discovering an Alien hive nearby, they were at war with the Xenomorphs which turned into a total massacre of Hicks’ crews. Ten years after the horror, a grown up Newt is now mentally unstable and Hicks has still grief stricken over the event. Following the occurrence of a similar incident in deep space on the salvage crew, the marines are called in along with Hicks to assist them as well as collect a few eggs for them and destroy their home world.

Before takeoff, Hicks breaks into the mental institute where Newt is hold and took her along to the journey. As they travels towards LV-426, which is now called Acheron, it appears that back in Earth, the Bionational Corp somehow gotten their hands onto an Alien Queen and their scientists have started to experiment on living test-subjects to study and gather more specimens.

Meanwhile, a spiritual cult decides to unleash the Aliens on earth by willingly becoming their host as they believe the Xenomorphs to be some form of messiahs. Newt fell in love with fellow marine Butler on their way and what they did not expect is to meet an alien Space Jockey AKA The Engineer there.

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Monsters from Space

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"Aliens – Outbreak" is the first ever limited series featuring the popular movie franchise of Alien characters from Dark Horse Comics in the franchise's successful long-run over the decades. This six part story was written by Mark Verheiden and artist Mark A. Nelson penciled the pages along with the issue covers.

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A Xenomorph Hive on Earth

The series was published as Aliens – Book One in 1988 but later that became Aliens – Outbreak when reprinted. The story is followed by "Nightmare Asylum", that was released in 1989.
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Monday, September 1, 2003

Alien – The Illustrated Story | Comics

In the year of 2122, Weyland Industries has sent the commercial spaceship USCSS Nostromo on a space excursion with seven of its crew members in stasis. The ship’s artificial intelligence MU-TH-UR 6000 awakes her crews from their hyper-sleep upon receiving an unknown distress transmission from a nearby planetoid, LV-426.

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Alien – The Illustrated Story | Comics

Nostromo lands on the planetoid after being detached from the refinery. Captain Dallas, Executive Officer Kane and Navigator Lambert proceeds to find out the source of the transmission, leaving Warrant Officer Ripley, Science Officer Ash and Engineers Brett and Parker behind to observe their activities. The source of the distress signal was located in a the wishbone-shaped derelict alien spacecraft.

As Ripley decodes the signal as some sort of warning, the crews inside the derelict finds a corpse of an alien being and Kane is choked with a scorpion like creature with a spine-like tail that has attached to his face when he was inspecting a hidden chamber containing a lot of egg-like leathery capsule.

Dallas and Lambert immediately abort their investigation and took Kane to Nostromo for medical attention. Despite Ripley’s denial, Ash allowed them in and they unsuccessfully try to remove the Facehugger which eventually dies after releasing Kane but soon he also dies when a small, hideous alien creature came bursting through his chest and hid inside the dark corners of the ship. What the crews does not knew till then is that they have a horror out of hell hiding in their ship.

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Nightmare In The Dark

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Alien – The Illustrated Story (Original Art Edition)

Published in 1979 as an adaptation of the Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror film of the same name, Alien – The Illustrated Story is a graphic novel from Heavy Metal. The story of the film was retold by writer Archie Goodwin (The Incredible Hulk, Star Wars) and artist Walt Simonson (Orion, Thor).

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Horrors of Space

Though the publication right of the Aliens franchise was late obtained by Dark Horse Comics, in 2012, the original black and white version of the book is reprinted in colored edition. The novelization of the plot garnered critical acclaim even from the creators of the film as they noted that it was even better that the movie.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Aliens | Comics

An extraterrestrial race of beings that are capable of extreme fatalities lurks on the darkest corner of space to spread death and destruction for their survival. These Aliens are roughly eight feet tall, have long barbed tail, dark bronze cylinder like smooth head with a piston like deadly inner jaw to kill, lives in a gender-less society that is separated in castes which follows a Queen like the ants.

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Aliens | Comics

The Queen lays egg-like Ovomorphs in hive that releases Facehugger resembling to a scorpion to attach itself to the host bodies and implanting an embryo which erupts as a Chestburster from victim’s chest after a period of time only to be grown up as adult Aliens. The Aliens generally ambush attacks their enemies to capture them as host bodies for the vice-like creepy Facehuggers.

This genocidal species was first discovered in the late 22nd century on a minor planet LV-426 by the crews of the Weyland-Yutani spacecraft Nostromo. Later it was Ellen Ripley who was haunted by the presence of the Aliens, who eventually got out alive from the Xenomorph.

Though the origin of them is still unknown, it is believed that they were actually created as an experimental bio-weapon by the enigmatic humanoid race of the Engineers, ages before their presence was made known. The Xenomorphs are also in an eternal clash with another extraterrestrial game-hunting race named Yautja AKA Predator, who frequently hunts them as sport to prove them worthy to their clans.

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Swarming Monstrous Bugs

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In 1979, upon the release of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror film Alien, the character was not only franchised in movies but also in comics. The plot of the first movie was adapted intoa graphic novel titled “Alien – The Illustrated Story” by Heavy Metal and later Dark Horse Comics took rights for publishing a line of limited series that frequently featured the Xenomorph characters from the movie franchise with positive critical response.

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Colonial Marines In a Hive

Many creative writers and artists have lend their talents to enrich the series and as a result a spin-off series titled “Aliens Vs. Predators” were launched on Chris Warner’s suggestion in the late 1980's, which also proved to be a massive successful series in both comics and film media.
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