1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter E), the 1997th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 997th year of the 2nd millennium, the 97th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1990s decade.
- During a record heat wave in Los Angeles, California, the City Hunter preys on warring gangmembers, members of the LAPD and the secretive OWLF taskforce.
Real World Events
- Artist Dan Barry passes away.
- The comic Aliens: Pig is released.
- Issue #119 of Dark Horse Presents, containing the short story Predator: No Beast So Fierce, is released.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Batman/Aliens is released.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Predator: Hell & Hot Water is released.
- Stunt performer John Lees passes away.
- Issue #121 of Dark horse Presents, containing the short story Aliens: Border Lines, is released.
- Actress Ariel Gade is born.
- The book Alien: The Special Effects is published.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Predator: Primal is released.
- Actor Brian Glover passes away.
- The comic Aliens: Purge is released.
- Issue #124 of Dark Horse Presents, containing the short story Predator: Bump in the Night, is released.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Aliens: Alchemy is released.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Predator versus Judge Dredd is released.
- Alien Resurrection, the sequel to the 1992 film Alien3 and the fourth film in the Alien franchise, is released into theaters.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Aliens: Kidnapped is released.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Predator: Nemesis is released.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Batman versus Predator III: Blood Ties is released.