Aliens: Desert Storm is a mini-comic that was published by Dark Horse Comics in 1992. It was included exclusively with the Bishop action figure produced by Kenner Products. The story was written by Dan Jolley, illustrated by Norman Felchle, inked by Mark McKenna, lettered by Dan Nakrosis and edited by Dan Thorsland, with cover art by Joe Phillips.

Desert Storm was a part of the Aliens: Space Marines series, a number of mini-comics included exclusively with certain toys from Kenner's Aliens and Aliens vs. Predator toy lines. It was the first comic in the series, and its story was continued in the subsequent comic, Aliens: Operation: Rescue.

Publisher's Summary

Sometime in the future...

Humankind has begun to explore space, colonizing planets throughout the galaxy. Leading the way are the SPACE MARINES, the toughest heavy metal warriors in the galaxy! Armed to the teeth with state-of-the-art weaponry, they keep the peace in a universe filled with danger... and ALIENS!

Vicious, gruesome, and deadly, the Aliens spit acid, and use slithering face huggers to capture their prey. Led by their sinister Queen, the Aliens are spreading everywhere, mutating into more deadly forms as they go. Earth's last defense: The Space Marines, known throughout the galaxy as the best bug-fighters around.

So lock and load, Marine, the invasion is on!



While investigating reports of Xenomorph infestation on a barren planet, Bishop and Sgt. Apone are attacked by numerous Aliens. Bishop is damaged, while Apone is captured and taken to a nearby Hive. Bishop calls in Corp. Hicks to help him rescue Apone before he is implanted by a Facehugger and beyond their help...

Reprint History

Aliens: Desert Storm was never offered for individual sale anywhere and was exclusive to the Bishop toy from Kenner with which it was packaged.