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This article is from the Alien Movies FAQ, by Darryll Hobsonand Eelko de Vos E.W.C.deVos@TWI.TUDelft.NL with numerous contributions by others.

6. Comics - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)

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- COMIC SHOP NEWS:
Comics Debut
1 Jun 93 Aliens/Predator: Deadliest of the Species preview

- DARK HORSE COMICS:
Aliens 1-6 (1988-9)
w:Mark Verheiden ac:Mark A. Nelson
1 (6 printings)
2 (3 printings)
3-6 (2 printings)
collected in hardcover, trade pb (aka Aliens Book One), includes
reprint of DHP 24
b&w
collected also in Signed and numbered (1500) hardcover

Aliens Portfolio 1 (Feb 89)
a:Mark Nelson
Contains seven b&w plates and an eight-page mini-comic
reprinting first Alien story from DHP 24

Aliens Volume 2 1-4 (1989-90)
w:Mark Verheiden ac:Denis Beauvais
1-2 (2 printings)
collected in limited hardcover 2500 copies, trade pb
(aka Aliens Book Two and Aliens II)

Aliens: Earth War 1-4 (1990)
w:Mark Verheiden a:Sam Keith c:John Bolton
1 (2 printings)
collected in trade pb with an introduction by Verheiden explaining
how all of the various Alien projects interconnect

The Complete Alien (1993?)
reprints Aliens Book One, Aliens Book Two, Aliens: Earth War
and stories from DHP
limited hardcover 500 copies
slipcover, leather binding, signed and numbered

Aliens vs. Predator 0-4 (1990)
w:Randy Stradley ac:Phill Norwood a:Karl Story c:Mike Mignola
a:Chris Warner a:Robert Campanella c:Dave Dorman
0 (reprints Dark Horse Presents 34-36, b&w)
1-4 (2 printings)
collected in limited hardcover 1000 copies, trade pb, includes
color reprint of DHP 34-36

Aliens Vs. Predator: War 0-4
Contents unknown

Aliens: Genocide 1-4 (1991-2)
w:Mike Richardson w:John Arcudi a:Damon Willis a:Karl Story c:Arthur
Suydam
collected in trade pb

Aliens: Hive 1-4 (1992)
w:Jerry Prosser ac:Kelley Jones
collected in trade pb, c:Dave Dorman

Aliens: Newt's Tale 1-2 (1992)
w:Mike Richardson a:Jim Somerville a:Brian Garvey c:John Bolton
prestige format

Alien3 1-3 (1992)
w:Steven Grant a:Christopher Taylor a:Rick Magyar c:Arthur Suydam
movie adaptation

Aliens: Tribes (1992)
w:Steve Bissette ac:Dave Dorman
graphic novel
Winner 1992 Bram Stoker Award from Horror Writers of America
limited hardcover 1000 copies, hardcover, trade pb

Aliens: Sacrifice (May 93)
w:Peter Milligan ac:Paul Johnson
prestige format

Aliens: Salvation (Nov 93)
w:Dave Gibbons a:Mike Mignola a:Kevin Nowlan
prestige format

Aliens: Colonial Marines 1-12 (1993-4)
w:Chris Warner a:Tony Akins a:Paul Guinan c:Robert Mentor
1 (cardboard cover)
2-3
w:Kelley Puckett a:Paul Guinan a:Allen Nunis c:Joe Phillips
4-5
w:Kelley Puckett a:Paul Guinan a:Bob Smith c:Joe Phillips
6
wa:Paul Guinan a:Tony Akins c:Robert Mentor
7
8-10
(#11 and 12 were canceled, story was shortened!)

Aliens: Rogue 1-4 (1993)
w:Ian Edgington ac:Will Simpson

Aliens/Predator: The Deadliest of the Species 1-12 (1993-4)
w:Chris Claremont a:Jackson Guice a:John Beatty c:John Bolton
a:Eduardo Barretto
1       Jul 93  Special Ash Can Edition (red foil cover)
1       Jul 93  Special Ash Can Edition (numbered, copper foil cover ?)
1       Jul 93  Time of the preacher
1       Jul 93  Time of the preacher (audio-enhanced edition ?)
1       Jul 93  Time of the preacher (platinum edition)
2       Sep 93  The hunt
3       Nov 93  Virtually real
4       Jan 94  The great escape
5-12 (forthcoming)

Aliens: Labyrinth 1-4 (1993-4)
w:Jim Woodring ac:Kilian Plunkett

Aliens: Music of the Spears 1-4 (1994)
w:Chet Williamson a:Tim Hamilton ac:Timothy Bradstreet c:Guy Burwell

Aliens: Dragon (1994)
w:Mark Askwith ac:Charles Vess
graphic novel (forthcoming)

Aliens: Berserker 1-4 (1995)

- DARK HORSE PRESENTS (b&w anthology series):
24 1987?
Theory of Alien Propagation
w:Mark Verheiden a:Mark A. Nelson
first Alien appearance in Dark Horse comics
(part 2 of 3 of the aliens vs. predator prologue)
b&w

34 Nov 89
Aliens
w:Randy Stradley a:Phill Norwood a:Karl Story c:Chris Warner
b&w

36 Feb 90
Aliens vs. Predator
w:Randy Stradley a:Phill Norwood a:Karl Story c:Chris Warner c:Dave
Dorman
b&w, line drawn cover

36 Feb 90
Aliens vs. Predator
w:Randy Stradley a:Phill Norwood a:Karl Story c:Chris Warner c:Dave
Dorman
b&w, painted cover

42 Jul 90
Aliens part 1: Advent
wac:Paul Guinan
b&w

43 Aug 90
Aliens part 2: Terminus
wac:Paul Guinan
b&w

56 Nov 91
The Alien parts 1 & 2
w:John Arcudi a:Tony Akins ac:Paul Guinan
b&w

101 (Sep '95)
cover: Bernie Wrightson/John Bolton

102 (Oct '95)
cover: Bernie Wrightson/John Bolton

Superman vs. Aliens 1-3 ('95)

Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special (1992?)
Aliens: Reapers
w:John Arcudi a:Simon Bisley
Also contains unseen epilogue to Aliens vs. Predator series
w:Randy Stradley a:Phill Norwood
trade paperback, b&w

Dark Horse Presents: Aliens 1 (1992)
c:Simon Bisley
1 prestige format
1 prestige format, platinum edition
color reprints of stories from DHP 24, 42, 43, DHP 5th Anniv special,
56

Best of Dark Horse Presents (1992-3?)
Volumes 1-3 may contain Alien stories ?
trade pb, reprint collection

- DARK HORSE COMICS (color anthology series):
Aliens: Horror Show
w:Sarah Byam a:David Roach
3       Oct 92  part 1 c:David Roach
4       Nov 92  part 2
5       Dec 92  part 3 c:Dave Dorman

Aliens: Taste
w:Edward Martin III a:Mark Nelson c:Arthur Adams
11 Jul 93

Aliens: Backsplash
w:Jim Woodring a:Kilian Plunkett
12      Aug 93  part 1
13      Sep 93  part 2 c:Kilian Plunkett

Aliens: Cargo
w:Dan Jolley a:John Nadean a:Terry Pallot
15      Nov 93  part 1 c:John Higgins
16      Dec 93  part 2
  
Aliens: Alien
w:John Arcudi a:Paul Mendoza
17      Jan 94  part 1 of 3
18-19 (forthcoming)

- DARK HORSE INSIDER (promotional series):
Aliens: Countdown (1990-1)
w:Mike Richardson a:Dennis Beauvais
Serialized story probably started in issue #14 of Volume 1 (Sep 90)
and continued for an unknown number of issues but completed by Jan 92

Aliens vs Predator 2 (1992-3)
w:Randy Stradley a:Chris Warner
Serialized story probably started in issue #1 of Volume 2 (Jan 92)
and completed in issue #14 (Feb 93)

Vol 2 #12 Dec 92 Alien cover

- DARK HORSE INTERNATIONAL (UK monthly magazines):
Aliens Volume 1 - issues 1-16 Trident Comics.issue 17 Dark Horse
17 issues, Serial Reprints

1       Feb 91 Aliens book 2,Aliens V Predator
2       Mar 91 Aliens book 2,Aliens V Predator
3       Apr 91 Aliens book 2,Aliens V Predator
4       May 91 Aliens book 2,Aliens V Predator
5       Jun 91 Aliens book 2,Aliens V Predator
6       Jul 91 Aliens Earth War,Aliens V Predator
7       Aug 91 Aliens Earth War,Aliens V Predator
        + Aliens V Predator Poster
8       Sep 91 Aliens Earth War,Aliens V Predator
9       Oct 91 Aliens Earth War,Aliens V Predator
10      Nov 91 Aliens Earth War,Aliens V Predator
11      Dec 91 Aliens Earth War,Aliens V Predator
12      Jan 92 Aliens Earth War,The Alien,Aliens book 1
13      Feb 92 Aliens Genocide,The Alien,Aliens book 1
14      Mar 92 Aliens Genocide,Aliens V Predator 2?,Aliens book 1
15      Apr 92 Aliens Genocide,Aliens book 1
16      May 92 Aliens Genocide,Aliens book 1
17      Jun 92 Theory of Alien propagation (colour),Advent prt1
        and Terminus prt 2, Reapers

Aliens Volume 2
Serial reprints and original stories

1       Jul 92 Hive, Aliens vs. Predator 2
2       Aug 92  Hive, Aliens vs. Predator 2, Newt's Tale
3       Sep 92  Hive, Aliens vs. Predator 2, Newt's Tale
4       Oct 92  Hive, Aliens vs. Predator 2, Newt's Tale
5       Nov 92  Hive, Aliens vs. Predator 2, Newt's Tale
6       Dec 92  Hive, Aliens vs. Predator 2, Newt's Tale
7       Jan 93  Hive, Aliens vs. Predator 2, Newt's Tale
8       Feb 93  Hive, Aliens vs. Predator 2, Newt's Tale
9       Mar 93  Hive, Aliens vs. Predator 2, Countdown (mini-comic part  
        1, collected from Dark Horse Insider), Colonial Marines, Sacrifice
10      Apr 93  Aliens vs. Predator 2, Countdown (mini-comic part 2),
        Colonial Marines, Sacrifice, Tribes
11      May 93  Aliens vs. Predator 2, Colonial Marines, Sacrifice,  
        Tribes
12      Jun 93  Aliens vs. Predator 2, Colonial Marines, Sacrifice,  
        Tribes, Horror Show
13      Jul 93  Aliens vs. Predator 2, Colonial Marines, Tribes, Horror  
        Show, Crusade (w:Christian Gorny a:Michael Cook)
14      Aug 93  Aliens vs. Predator 2, Colonial Marines, Tribes, Horror  
        Show, Crusade
15      Sep 93  Colonial Marines, Tribes, Crusade, Backsplash
16      Oct 93  Colonial Marines, Tribes, Crusade, Backsplash
17      Nov 93  Colonial Marines, Crusade, Cargo, Taste
18      Dec 93  Colonial Marines, Crusade, Cargo
19      Jan 94  Colonial Marines, Crusade, Salvation
20      Feb 94  Colonial Marines, Crusade, Salvation
21      Mar 94  Colinial Marines, Crusade, Salvation, Alien
22      Apr 94  Colonial Marines, Crusade, Alien, Rogue
23      May 94  Colonial Marines, Alien, Rogue,
        Matrix (graphic novella, w:Grant Morrison a:Chris Halls)

Alien3 Movie Special
1-3
(includes only official comic version of Alien3)
movie adaptation

Total Carnage
Aliens/Predator: The Deadliest of the Species serialized starting in
issue #9 (Nov 93)

- DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTERS:
Aliens: Earth Angel (1993-4)
wa:John Byrne
Serialized in Previews, Vol III #1 - Vol IV #1
To be collected in a future issue of Previews
(This should be listed under DARK HORSE COMICS, DIAMOND is just a
distributor which distributes comics to stores, it doesn't print
comics!!!)

 

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