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Aliens: 45 Seconds
Written by Darko Macan
Illustrated by Frank Teran
Inked by
Lettered by
Colored by
Cover(s) by
Edited by Philip Amara
Scott Allie
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) June 1997
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Aliens: 45 Seconds is a comic book short story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in Aliens: Special in June 1997. It was written by Darko Macan, illustrated by Frank Teran and edited by Philip Amara and Scott Allie.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

Grendel Tales and X-wing Rogue Squadron writer Darko Macan and Punisher and X-Men artist Frank Teran tell the tale of a Colonial Marine sent to clean out an infestation. He's got a job to do, a pulse bomb with a 45-second detonator, and the clock's ticking.

Reprint HistoryEdit

Aliens: 45 Seconds was eventually collected as part of Aliens Omnibus: Volume 6 in December 2008.

The comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on August 14, 2013, collected with Aliens: Border Lines, Aliens: Elder Gods and Aliens: Once in a Lifetime and reusing John Bolton's cover art for the novel Aliens: Labyrinth.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Aliens: Special was a special one-shot issue featuring two all-new stories. The other story was Aliens: Elder Gods by writer Nancy A. Collins and artist Leif Jones.

Critically acclaimed Croatian writer Darko Macan has written a number of Aliens stories and also wrote a number of Star Wars comics for Dark Horse, including the miniseries Star Wars: Chewbacca, Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith, and Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron - The Phantom Affair.


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