Aliens: Earth War (aka Aliens, vol. 3 or Aliens: Book Three, and more recently as Aliens: The Female War) is a four-issue limited comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics from June-October 1990. It was written by Mark Verheiden and illustrated by Sam Kieth. Earth War concluded the three part story arc begun in Aliens (Series 1) and followed by Aliens (Series 2). It features Newt, Dwayne Hicks and Ripley. Was rereleased as Aliens: The Female War, after the three characters were killed in the film Alien 3, with new characters replacing the dead..