Showing posts with label John Arcudi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label John Arcudi. Show all posts

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!

For more information on Aliens – More Than Human limited series, you can check out the link below.

Aliens – More Than Human (Comics) Wikia

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Xenomorph Massacre

Here is your links to buy "Aliens – More Than Human" from Dark Horse Comics in issues on Amazon.

01. Free Comic Book Day – Aliens/Predator

02. Aliens V3 01

03. Aliens V3 02

04. Aliens V3 03

05. Aliens V3 04

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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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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Predator | Comics

On an alien prime home world of their own, there lives an extraterrestrial race of humanoid beings known as The Yautja, or simply as Predators. These beings are one of the most deadly species that ever existed in the universe as they constantly prey on other dangerous life forms for sport using blades, retractable spears and nets.

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Predator | Comics

Other than that they also uses advanced energy based laser weapons and camouflage technology. Upon setting the traps and playfully killing the prey, the Predators often mutilate the body of its victim to collect the head as a trophy. This hunting also somehow proves their worthiness to their clan as established hunters and led them in conflict with many races; even humans.

For centuries, the Predators have been visiting earth along with many other inhabitable planets of the solar system and their inhabitants for the purpose of better game hunting and till date, the Alien Xenomorphs are the best opponents they have ever encountered throughout the entire galaxy.

Killing Xenomorphs on their first hunt sought to prove their worth to the clan they belongs and a Yautja with a reputation of destroying Alien hives are regarded with highest honor. Yet, they also found the humans quite formidable on few of their visits on Earth and eventually either met defeat at a human’s hand or teamed-up with them to face greater threats like massive Xenomorph outbreaks or The Engineers.

For more information on Predator comics series, you can check out these links below.

Predator (Comics) Wikipedia

Predator (Comics) Wikia

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The Savage Killer

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Predator Omnibus Volume 01

Predator – Concrete Jungle

Predator – Cold War

Predator Omnibus Volume 02

Predator – Race War

Predator – Big Game

Predator Omnibus Volume 03

Predator – Kindred

Predator – Hell and Hot Water

Predator Omnibus Volume 04

Created by Jim and John Thomas as a fictional character who belongs to an extraterrestrial species, Predator was introduced back in 1987 as an antagonist in the John McTiernan directed film of the same titular name. Later the film spawned its array and even made crossovers with another iconic character; Aliens. Dark Horse Comics got the publishing rights to the comic book stories featuring the character and the idea of a crossover came up in their minds first as they launched “Aliens Vs. Predators”.

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Yautja Stalks and Hunts

Apart from making appearances as the main featured character in their own series, the character also emerge on company-wide crossovers and also show up aside popular characters like Batman, Superman, Tarzan and Judge Dredd from other publications.
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