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Aliens: Newt's Tale
Story by Mike Richardson
Art by
Pencil by Jim Somerville
Ink by Brian Garvey
Color by Gregory Wright
Lettering by Pat Brosseau
Editor Randy Stradley
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Date of publication June-July 1992
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Aliens: Newt's Tale is a two-issue comic book adaptation of the film Aliens published by Dark Horse Comics from June-July 1992. It was written by Mike Richardson based on James Cameron's screenplay, drawn by Jim Somerville, inked by Brian Garvey and colored by Gregory Wright, with painted covers by John Bolton. The series was edited by Randy Stradley.

The comic retells the film's story entirely from the perspective of the character Newt, the series has never been collected or reprinted. The series was only reprinted in Trade PaperBack for the United Kingdom in 1994 by Titan Books Ltd.

In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Newt's Tale was published concurrently with Dark Horse's adaptation of Alien 3 (June-July 1992), and was followed by Renegade (Aug.-Sept. 199) and Aliens: Horror Show (Oct.-Dec. 1992).

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Issue #1[]

Adapted from writer/director James Cameron's original screenplay, Aliens: Newt's Tale includes all of the action you never saw in the movie: from the discovery of the derelict extraterrestrial spacecraft by Newt's parents, to the Alien attack on the colony of Hadley's Hope![1]

Issue #2[]

Newt, Ripley and the remaining Marines find themselves hopelessly outnumbered by Aliens. To make matters worse, the nuclear reactor in the nearby oxygen plant is close to meltdown! Don't miss the climactic battle between Ripley and the Queen Alien! Adapted from writer/director James Cameron's original screenplay.[2]