Alien vs. Predator: Dead Space was a limited one-shot promotional mini-comic book published by Dark Horse Comics in March 2008 exclusively for inclusion in the 2-disc unrated DVD release of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, which was only available at Best Buy. It was written by Mike Kennedy and illustrated by Francisco Ruiz Velasco. The issue was edited by David Land and assistant edited by Katie Moody.
The issue was never made available anywhere else.
This was the last new AVP comic to be released in any form before Dark Horse relaunched the AVP line in 2009/2010 with the Aliens/Predator Free Comic Book Day Flip Issue (May 2009) and the miniseries Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War (Jan.-Sept. 2010).
The story features a two-man space-salvage crew who stumble into the last part of a battle between Aliens and Predators aboard a damaged human ship they are salvaging.
Behind the ScenesEdit
In addition to AVP: Dead Space, Chicago-based comic book and video game writer Mike Kennedy also wrote all three other AVP-movie-related comics for Dark Horse including the tradepaperbacks Alien vs. Predator: Thrill of the Hunt (2004), Alien vs. Predator 2: Civilized Beasts (2006), and Alien vs. Predator: Sand Trap (2007).
These four comics basically constitute a separate sideline of "Alien vs. Predator" (as opposed to the normal spelling of "Aliens vs. Predator") comics from Dark Horse with Kennedy as writer, and were the only new Aliens, Predator or AVP comics produced by the company throughout the 2000s.