The movie Aliens celebrates its 35th Anniversary this July and Marvel Comics plans to honor the movie with a special one-shot comic.
James Cameron directed one of the most influential science-fiction films of all time with the release of Aliens in 1986. The film stared Sigourney Weaver as Lieutenant Ellen Ripley, who was the sole survivor of an alien attack on her ship Nostromo. When communications are lost with a human colony on the moon on which her crew first encountered the alien creatures, Ripley agrees to return to the site with a troop of colonial marines to investigate. Aliens was well received by the critics and finished as the seventh highest grossing movie of 1986.
Fast forward several sequels and 35 years later as Marvel celebrates the movie with a special one-shot by writer Benjamin Percy. ALIENS: AFTERMATH #1 will be a double-sized issue featuring an all-new story set in the same terrifying universe of Aliens. The action will take place at Hadley’s Hope and present a terrifying possible future for LV-426, the location of the 1986 film.
ALIENS: Aftermath Synopsis:
It’s been 35 years since the tragedy of the Hadley’s Hope colony, but what happened during that ill-fated venture has been shrouded in mystery. A renegade crew of investigative journalists are heading towards the moon that Weyland-Yutani has wiped from all records, and they’ll bring back the truth even if it kills them…and what remains in that bombed-out site will try to do just that. Here’s what Percy had to say about penning this new saga:
ALIENS: AFTERMATH #1 comes to news stands on July 14th!
ALIENS: AFTERMATH #1
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by DAVE WACHTER
Cover by PHIL NOTO