|Written by||Dan Jolley|
|Illustrated by||John Nadeau|
|Inked by||Terry Pallot|
|Colored by||Jim Sinclair|
|Lettered by||Clem Robins|
|Edited by||Dan Thorsland|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date(s)||Nov 1993|
|Preceded by||Aliens: Backsplash|
|Concurrent|| Aliens: Colonial Marines (1993 series)|
|Followed by|| Aliens: Alien|
Aliens: Music of the Spears
Aliens: Cargo 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 #15-16, from November-December 1993. It was written by Dan Jolley, illustrated by John Nadeau, inked by Terry Pallot, colored by Jim Sinclair, lettered by Clem Robins and edited by Dan Thorsland.
In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Cargo was preceded by Aliens: Backsplash, published concurrently with Aliens: Colonial Marines (1993 series), Aliens: Crusade, Aliens: Labyrinth and Aliens: Salvation, and was followed by Aliens: Alien, Aliens: Music of the Spears and Operation: Aliens.
#15: Gerald Coile was a smuggler of Alien products — Royal Jelly, Xeno-Zip, and... other "things." It was a lucrative occupation, but without retirement benefits, so he arranged his own retirement benefits via the Drug Enforcement Agency. In part 1 of "Aliens: Cargo," he discovers that such a plan definitely has a down side.
#16: Also, "Aliens: Cargo" concludes in this issue with part 2 as Coile realizes being trapped with an Alien isn't as bad as he thought — after all, he has his wits and a five-minute head start. What more do you need when you're faced with the universe's most voracious and hungry xenomorph?
Aliens: Cargo was first serialized and reprinted in the United Kingdom 2 parts in Aliens magazine, Vol. 2 #17-18, from November-December 1993.
It was alter collected as a bonus story in the Aliens: Kidnapped trade paperback release in 1999.
The comic was collected again as part of Aliens Omnibus: Volume 5 in October 2008.