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Aliens: Stronghold (Aliens Library Edition #8)

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Dr. Caspar Nordling is developing a micro-organism that is deadly to Aliens, but not to people. He's had a lot of luck engineering selective viruses to kill rats and weevils, but this is something altogether different. Highly speculative. Highly volatile. Just like the doctor himself. In a remote sector of the galaxy, on an isolated Grant-Corp space station, the thin line ...more
Paperback, 117 pages
Published July 22nd 1997 by Dark Horse Comics
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Jean-Francois Boivin
Second edition of the collected edition originally published as a 4-issue mini-series. This one is Volume 8, the last one of the "Aliens Library" revised editions of previous series. All previous seven have also been adapted as novels published by Bantam, but this one wasn't (curiously the series that followed, ALIENS: BERSERKER, was novelized.)

Written by John Arcudi (who previously co-wrote ALIENS: GENOCIDE), the story references previous volumes of the series in the form of Grant Corporation (
Zane Hoffmann
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, dark-horse
As some of you may know July is unofficially Aliens month and being the big fan of the Aliens franchise that I am I like to celebrate by having a readothon through some of my favorite Aliens literature.

The first Aliens comic I read to commemorate Aliens month was Aliens: Stronghold, written by John Arcudi and drawn by Doug Mahnke in the year of of lord 1994.

Aliens: Stronghold is the story of married interracial couple, Joy and Philip Strunk, as they travel to an isolated facility, ran by a hum
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
One of the most entertaining entries in Dark Horse's cross-medium expansion of the Aliens universe, Stronghold offers a cast of extremely memorable characters that breathe life into what is an otherwise cliched story. Once again, a group of people stumble across a madman's attempts to use the Aliens for his personal gain under the guise of studying them in the name of science, all within the bowels of some far flung settlement where the "Company" and any futuristic police force have no idea what ...more
May 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Now, here's something unusual. The Dark Horse Aliens franchise typically serves up dark and brooding stories of a dystopic future society, where life is cheap and the Alien acts as a catalyst for the evils that men do to each other. Here though the concept is turned into a mystery novel, and there's an unusual cast with unclear motives for the reader to suspect. The xenomorph itself really doesn't add that much to the storyline here, the book functions more like a whodunnit mystery paired with a ...more
Rev. Nyarkoleptek
Sep 18, 2010 rated it it was ok
Pretty much built on funnybook melodrama. Really, skip this and find a copy of Aliens: Labyrinth.
Aug 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Really enjoyed this one. One of the best and most interesting storylines so far. Very inventive. And the art was decent.

3.5 out of 5 stars.

Larry Giles
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
A creepy and entertaining Aliens tale that is somewhat reminiscent of Days of the Dead.
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John Arcudi has made a name for himself by scripting comics that manage to combine long-running subplots with impeccable characterization and action sequences, making for some of the most exciting and consistently good comics out today.
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