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Aliens: Backsplash
Written by Jim Woodring
Illustrated by Kilian Plunkett
Inked by Kilian Plunkett
Colored by Matt Hollingsworth
Lettered by Ellie De Ville
Cover(s) by Kilian Plunkett (DHC #13)
Edited by Ryder Windham
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) Aug-Sept 1993
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Preceded by Aliens: Taste
Concurrent Aliens: Colonial Marines (1993 series)
Aliens: Crusade
The Compleat Aliens
Aliens: Labyrinth
Followed by Aliens: Salvation
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Aliens: Backsplash is a two-part comic book short story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in the company's self-titled anthology series Dark Horse Comics #12-13, from August-September 1993. It was written by Jim Woodring, illustrated and inked by Kilian Plunkett, colored by Matt Hollingsworth, lettered by Ellie De Ville and edited by Ryder Windham. Issue #13 of Dark Horse Comics also featured featured an Aliens cover by Plunkett. The comic serves as a prequel to the four-issue series Aliens: Labyrinth, produced by the same creative team.

In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Backsplash was preceded by Aliens: Taste, published concurrently with Aliens: Colonial Marines (1993 series), Aliens: Crusade, The Compleat Aliens and Aliens: Labyrinth, and was followed by Aliens: Salvation.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

#12: It was supposed to be an easy job. With a Particle Plasma Projector, you can literally vaporize any Alien where it stands. But there's always a few hundred more Aliens than you think. Don't miss "Aliens: Backsplash," an exciting two-part tale of the perfect mission gone bad.

#13: Okay, what are the odds here? A small group of Colonial Marines, deep underground, with no usable transport and minimal firepower. Forty bazillion ill-tempered Aliens. Could be bad. Find out for sure in part 2 of "Aliens: Backsplash"!

Reprint HistoryEdit

Aliens: Backsplash was first serialized and reprinted in the United Kingdom in 2 parts in Aliens magazine, Vol. 2 #15-16, from September-October 1993.

The comic was later collected as part of Aliens Omnibus: Volume 3 in March 2008; it was, however, stripped of its title and simply formed the first part of Labyrinth in this release.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Backsplash and the series to which it served as a prequel, Aliens: Labyrinth, represented the first American comic book work for Irish artist Kilian Plunkett, who got the job via submitting artwork at comics conventions, eventually catching the eye of Dark Horse Comics editor Ryder Windham. Plunkett would go on to a noteworthy career as a cover painter at Dark Horse, working on numerous other Aliens projects, including the United Kingdom-based Aliens magazine, and later on several Star Wars comics. He currently works as one of the main character designers on Cartoon Network's Star Wars The Clone Wars animated series.

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