Aliens: Ice Storm is a mini-comic that was published by Dark Horse Comics in 1992. It was included exclusively with the Rhino Alien action figure produced by Kenner Products. The story was written by Dan Jolley, illustrated by John Nadeau, lettered by Dan Nakrosis, and edited by Dan Thorsland, with cover art by Joe Phillips.

Ice 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 twelfth comic in the series and the final comic from Series 2 of the Aliens toy line, concluding the story from Aliens: Terrordome. It would be followed by a stand-alone story in Aliens vs. Predator: The Ultimate Battle.

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!



Bishop returns from a recon mission to the Alien-infested dome at Terraform 3's lunar base badly damaged, his left arm totally severed. He reports that the Rhino Aliens there are totally impervious to both gunfire and flame, but suggest another course of action. He is hard-wired into a Power Loader retrofitted with weaponry, including a freeze jet. After shattering the roof of the dome to allow the freezing exterior atmosphere inside, Bishop immobilizes the Aliens with his freeze weaponry while ATAX dons his Bio-Boost Disguise Armor and heads into the Hive to rescue the colonists. Once inside the nest, ATAX destroys the Queen, her Eggs and her royal guard, before rescuing the cocooned colonists. The survivors reunite with the colonists' daughter, the Alien infestation on Terraform 3 and its surrounding bases finally crushed.

Reprint History[]

For many years, Aliens: Ice Storm was never offered for individual sale anywhere and was exclusive to the Rhino Alien toy from Kenner with which it was packaged, making it (along with the rest of the Aliens: Space Marines series) among the rarest Aliens comics from Dark Horse.

However, following Marvel Comics' acquisition of the rights to Alien comic books, almost all of the Aliens: Space Marines mini-comics were collected as part of Marvel's Aliens: The Original Years Volume 1 collection, alongside many other early Dark Horse stories. This marked the first time the previously rare Kenner comics had ever been reissued in a mass market format. The collection was released in May 2021.