Aliens: Genocide

Aliens: Genocide

Aliens: Genocide



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Damon Willis, John Arcudi, Mike Richardson



After a generation of rebuilding in the wake of Alien infestation, athletes from every corner of earth are flocking to the Goodwill Games. But some come with a dangerous new tool: a drug called Fire, distilled from the very essence of the Aliens' body chemistry. The military wants it. The pharmaceutical conglomerates want it. And the only place the essential ingredient can be found is on a world convulsed by Alien holocaust . . . Genocide is the fourth of the remastered Aliens trade paperbacks This remastered edition boasts full-color art, an updated script, a new John Bolton cover, and a gallery of Alien art. Your Dark Horse Aliens library awaits this fourth fantastic volume Aliens: Genocide is a four-issue limited series published by Dark Horse Comics from November 1991-February 1992. It was written by Mike Richardson and John Arcudi, drawn by Damon Willis and inked by Karl Story. It was lettered by Jim Massara. Coloring and painted covers were provided by artist Arthur Suydam and the series was edited by Barbara Kesel. The series exists in the same fictional universe as Dark Horse's earlier Aliens (Comics Series), continuing on the events established in Aliens: Book One (1988), Aliens: Book Two (1989) and Aliens: Earth War (1990), though none of the characters from the earlier stories are featured. Specifically, Genocide features an attempted counter-expedition to the Alien's home planet by a billionaire using a group of soldiers and scientists, for dubious reasons. Genocide is noteworthy for being the first Aliens comic to shift the focus away from existing movie characters while continuing the ideas established by the first movie-character-based comics series--such as the Alien Queen's secretions forming an addictive substance for humans. Thus, in some ways, it was the first expansion of an Alien story truly beyond the films. It set the tone for using new, non-film-related protagonists which has been followed by virtually every Aliens comic and novel since. It is also one of the few series--along with Aliens: The Alien and Aliens: Crusade- to deal with, illustrate and explain the developements on Earth after its infestation by xenomorphs and show how the Earth was able to recover. The story was also adapted into the novel Aliens: Genocide in 1994. In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Genocide was published concurrently with Aliens: Countdown (Sept.1990-Dec. 1991) and was immediately preceded by the tie-in story Aliens: The Alien (Nov. 1991), which served as a transition explaining the change in events between it and the previous miniseries Aliens: Earth War. Aliens: Genocide was then followed by Aliens: Hive (Feb.-May 1992).

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