In the aftermath of the infiltration on Weyland-Yutani’s black ops site, Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks uncovered plans for breeding a new type of Xenomorphs. Using captured colonist, Weyland-Yutani was creating its own army. Ripley and Hendricks extricated Alec Brand, a young colonist. Brand had been saved from the Xenomorphs infested planet but left Ripley and Hendricks behind. Time has passed and Alec Brand has joined the Colonial Marines. A secret mission will bring him to where he was once rescued, and confront the horrors from his past.
Aliens: Rescue revisits the relatively unknown Alec Brand. This issue explores a bit about Alec’s backstory and how he grew up to be a marine. Alec started as one of the thousnads of the captured colonist by Weyland-Yutani. HIs rescued from Weyland-Yutani’s remote testing site remains classified and still a mystery to even himself. However, Alec tries to redeem the sacrifice by Ripley and Hendricks. Joining the Colonial Marines, Alec goes from a fresh face rookie to a combat-ready soldier.
Brian Wood continues to expand on the Aliens universe with a thrilling entry to the series. As Defiance and Resistance exposed the sinister deeds of Weyland-Yutani, Rescue aims to be the explosive response repay the evil corporation. Alec Brand initially began as a person in the wrong place at the wrong time. Wood gives the character a new purpose and will challenge Alec to combat his darkness fear. It’s pretty neat to see the other combat that the Colonial Marines fight that aren’t the typical alien creatures. An early combat mission sees the marines take on an army of bug-like aliens that give the marines a decent fight. But still waiting for their next prey, the xenomorphic threat looms ahead.