Aliens: The Essential Comics Volume 1 is a trade paperback comic book published by Dark Horse Books on October 24, 2018. It was also published simultaneously in the digital format via Dark Horse Digital.

In the Aliens comics lineAliens: The Essential Comics Volume 1 was preceded by Aliens: Dust to Dust, and was followed by William Gibson's Alien 3.

Publisher's summary

These are the comics stories that kept fear alive. Since 1988, whether there was an Alien film on the horizon or not, Dark Horse Comics delivered scares that audiences demanded. From the depths of space, to bizarre alien worlds, and even to surface of our own dear Earth, in the pages of comic books there were dozens of sequels and spinoffs to the films, as well as original stories that carried the monsters and the mythos to new heights.

These are the Aliens Essential Comics — stories which have stood the test of time... and kept readers awake at night.

Stories included


  • Notably, the version of Outbreak included in the collection is unique, in that it features the original characters of Hicks and Newt and is also printed in color — previously, all colored versions of the comic had used the updated/edited characters Wilks and Billie.
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