Exclusive Preview: Aliens: Dead Orbit Shows James Stokoe's Vision of Claustrophobic Space Terror

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Exclusive Preview: <i>Aliens: Dead Orbit</i> Shows James Stokoe's Vision of Claustrophobic Space Terror

We’re big fans of writer and artist James Stokoe. We flipped out when publisher Dark Horse announced Aliens: Dead Orbit at NYCC last year, and we gushed over the upcoming mini-series in our Most Anticipated Comics of 2017 list. Stokoe is one of the most singular talents working in comics today, from creator-owned tales Orc Stain and Wonton Soup to his ventures in licensed properties like Godzilla, with a hyper-detailed, gorgeously colored style perfect for the claustrophobic confines of the Aliens franchise. In advance of convention season, Dark Horse gave Paste an exclusive first look at their ashcan for Stokoe’s Dead Orbit mini-series, which also includes a sneak peek at Predator: Hunters, its 30th-anniversary Predators outing from senior editor Chris Warner and artist Francisco Ruiz Velasco. Based on these preview pages, both series look to lean into the franchises’ horror roots, with dismemberment and terror to spare. Feast your eyes on the carnage below, and be sure to nab Aliens: Dead Orbit and Predator: Hunters when they debut in late April and early May, respectively.

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Cover Art by James Stokoe

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Interior Art by James Stokoe

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Interior Art by James Stokoe

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Interior Art by James Stokoe

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Interior Art by James Stokoe

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Interior Art by James Stokoe

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Interior Art by James Stokoe

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Interior Art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Interior Art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Interior Art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Interior Art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco

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Aliens: Dead Orbit/Predator: Hunters Ashcan Interior Art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco

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