With plans for Alien movies in flux after Alien: Covenant disappointed at the box office and Disney's acquisition of Fox, we can be thankful that Dark Horse to continues to bring us new stories in their Alien comic book universe. Today, a new mini-series was announced that ties into the upcoming multiplayer video game from Cold Iron Studios:

"MILWAUKIE, Ore. (June 13, 2019)— Prolific Aliens writer Brian Wood (Aliens: Defiance, Sword Daughter), artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land, X-Force), colorist Michael Atiyeh (Anthem, Halo: Initiation), letterer Nate Piekos of Blambot, and cover artist Tristan Jones (Aliens: Resistance, Mad Max) are bringing the terror of the xenomorphs to the printed page once again with Aliens Colonial Marines: Rising Threat.

Aliens Colonial Marines: Rising Threat delves into the formative years of the Colonial Marines. Tying into the events of the upcoming Cold Iron Studios video game, this new series introduces Olivia Shipp, leader of a squad of battle-weary Marines who have defied orders to rescue the survivors of a refinery under siege.

Aliens Colonial Marines: Rising Threat #1 (of eight) goes on sale September 18, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop."