Aliens Dead Orbit # 1 NM Dark Horse James Stokoe 1st print



Aliens Dead Orbit #1
Published Apr 2017 by Dark Horse
Story, Art and Cover by James Stokoe

After a horrific accident strikes a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools-a timer, utility kit, and his wits-to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man. Orc Stain creator James Stokoe pens a thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story: Dead Orbit!

28 pages, full color.

The setup isn’t unfamiliar, but the setting is new. This go around with the Xenomorphs, we’re on a space station/fuel depot owned by none other than Weyland-Yutani. An unknown ship arrives, and our bored crew is forced to go over and visit the ship that is unresponsive. Things happen, characters are introduced, a good time is had by all.

Again, the formula for tension and character introduction is followed quite closely and works well. Stokoe adds his own flair to the characters which is for the best since that’s what made Godzilla work for him as well. Sure, everyone else is showing up for the art, but Stokoe is just as skilled with his writing as he is his art. He’s an all-in-one storyteller.

The best way to celebrate Alien’s Day is to pick this comic up. It’s a great bit of throwback for old-school fans, but it’s also warm and welcoming to anyone that’s looking to dive into the Xenomorph pool for the first time.


Near mint condition, 1st printing.