Aliens: Stampede is a mini-comic that was published by Dark Horse Comics in 1992. It was included exclusively with the Bull Alien action figure produced by Kenner Products. The story was written by Dan Jolley, penciled by William Knapp, inked by Robert Campanella, lettered by Dan Nakrosis, and edited by Dan Thorsland, with cover art by Mark A. Nelson.

Stampede 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 seventh comic in the series, continuing the story from Aliens: Showdown, and its story was continued in the subsequent comic, Aliens: Fireball.

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!


"I don't know about this Rip. I didn't fight my way out of the toughest prison in the galaxy just to buy the farm here"

The Space Marines head for a settlement that has failed to respond to warnings of Xenomorph infestation following the Bull Alien attack, expecting trouble. Sure enough, upon arrival they are attacked by a herd of Bull Aliens. They cut through the creatures with flamethrowers, and set off in pursuit of those that flee. They track the Aliens to a nearby ranch, where Bishop's sensors detect more than 50 of the creatures within. With little alternative, Lt. Ripley leads the Space Marines inside.

Reprint History[]

For many years, Aliens: Stampede was never offered for individual sale anywhere and was exclusive to the Bull 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.