This July, Marvel are celebrating the 35th anniversary of ALIENS with a brand new one-shot which will take us back to LV-426 and Hadley’s Hope, the site of the terrifying events of the iconic 1986 movie. Written by Benjamin Percy and illustrated by Dave Wachter, the double-sized ALIENS: AFTERMATH #1 will bring us a brand new story from this same iconic universe.
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:
Speaking about the one-shot, Percy said “When I was a kid, I had a door-length poster of a xenomorph crashing through the wood, tearing off the hinges, creeping forward with a drippy fanged smile. This is the image I would drift away to every night, which no doubt influenced my imaginative hard-wiring, along with the films and comics that I watched and read over and over and over.”
He continued, adding “To this day, I can’t grip a knife without wanting to lay my hand on a table and tick-tick-tick the point between my splayed fingers — I can’t play a game of ping-pong or Clue without yelling, ‘Game over, man.’ — I can’t scratch an orange tabby without whispering , ‘You are my lucky star….lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky.’ I’ve been in love with these stories most of my life, and it’s truly an honor and a delight to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Aliens with a script inked in acid blood.”
ALIENS: AFTERMATH #1 goes on sale July 14th 2021.