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|Written by||Corinna Bechko|
|Illustrated by||Javier García-Miranda|
|Inked by||Javier García-Miranda|
|Colored by||Inlight Studio|
|Lettered by||Simon Bowland|
|Edited by|| Joe Rybandt (#1-6)|
Rachel Pinnelas (#2-6)
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics/Dynamite Entertainment|
|Release date(s)||Sept 2015-Feb 2016|
Aliens/Vampirella is a six-issue limited crossover comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment from September 2015-February 2016. It was also published simultaneously in the digital format via Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse and Dark Horse Digital. The story was written by Corinna Bechko, illustrated and inked by Javier García-Miranda, colored by Inlight Studio, lettered by Simon Bowland and edited by Joe Rybandt and Rachel Pinnelas, with cover art by Gabriel Hardman and Jordan Boyd. Dennis Calero, Gene Jimenez, Andrew Mangum and García-Miranda also provided variant covers for the first issue. The comic was solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' Previews catalog.
#1: Humans have begun to colonize Mars, but something ancient and sinister got there first. Now Vampirella is faced with a mystery only she can solve, and the bloody realization that some monsters should never be awakened.
#2: With the Xenomorphs awakened, the Martian base is in mortal danger. But can Vampirella win the trust of her human companions in time to launch a counter attack?
#3: Trapped in an ancient underground base, outnumbered by lethal Xenomorphs after all rescue attempts have failed, Vampirella and Lars are in for the fight of their lives. Their only hope is their allies on the surface, but how much trust can a vampire ever put in a human?
#4: The action intensifies as Vampirella discovers an unlikely ally, but is it already too late to save the human Martian colony? With a supply ship ready to dock and the alien threat growing, Vampirella fears that even the Earth is in danger.
#5: The death toll mounts, and the fate of the Xenomorph that hatched from within Vampirella stands revealed! Meanwhile, the Martian Base pays the price for its mistrust of Vampirella as she and Lars deal with a horrifying threat that predates human history.
#6: Aliens/Vampirella reaches its action-packed conclusion! Can Vampirella convince the resurrected Nosferatu to unite with humanity against a common foe? Can even Vampirella survive an encounter with a Xenomorph Queen/Vampire hybrid? The fate of every person left on Mars, both living and undead, hangs in the balance!
The series is due to be collected as a hardcover trade paperback, which will be released on July 27, 2016. The collected edition will reuse the cover artwork from issue 1 by Gabriel Hardman and Jordan Boyd.
- Aliens/Vampirella is not the first story to feature a vampire/Xeno crossbreed. The earlier crossover short Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In Space No One Can Hear You Slay! features a Xenomorph that was evidently born of a vampire, which is killed when it is exposed to sunlight.