Aliens: Salvation is a one-shot comic book that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in November 1993. It was written by Dave Gibbons, pencilled by Mike Mignola, inked by Kevin Nowlan, colored by Matt Hollingsworth, lettered by Clem Robins, and edited by Anina Bennett and Ryder Windham, with cover art by Mignola.

In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Salvation was preceded by Aliens: Backsplash, published concurrently with Aliens: Colonial Marines, Aliens: Earth Angel, Aliens: Crusade, Aliens: Labyrinth and Aliens: Cargo, and was followed by Aliens: Alien and Aliens: Music of the Spears.

Publisher's Summary

Selkirk, a God-fearing crewman aboard the space freighter Nova Maru, is forced at gunpoint to abandon ship with his captain. They crash-land on a small planet, but it is soon apparent that they have not entirely escaped the Nova Maru's dreadful cargo. Dave Gibbons' tale is fully realized by artists Mike Mignola and Kevin Nowlan.

Reprint History

Aliens: Salvation was first serialized and reprinted in the United Kingdom in 3 parts in Aliens magazine, Vol. 2 #19-21, from January-March 1994.

The comic was later collected along with the story Aliens: Sacrifice in the trade paperback Aliens: Salvation and Sacrifice in March 2001, edited by Chris Warner and with new cover art by Mike Mignola.

Aliens: Salvation was collected again as part of Aliens Omnibus: Volume 3 in March 2008.

The comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on March 27, 2013, reusing Mignola's cover art from the Aliens: Salvation and Sacrifice trade paperback.

Salvation was re-released as a deluxe hardcover edition on September 2, 2015, with new cover art by Mignola.

The comic was collected and released again as part of Aliens: The Essential Comics Volume 2, released on August 25, 2020.


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