|Aliens: Elder Gods|
|Written by||Nancy A. Collins|
|Illustrated by||Leif Jones|
|Inked by||John Stokes|
|Lettered by||Clem Robins|
|Edited by|| Philip Amara|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date(s)||June 1997|
Aliens: Elder Gods is a comic book short story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in Aliens: Special in June 1997. Published in black and white, the story was written by Nancy A. Collins, illustrated by Leif Jones, inked by John Stokes, lettered by Clem Robins and edited by Philip Amara and Scott Allie.
A religious sect uncovers what they believe to be a holy idol. But everything turns to holy hell when they realize the true nature of the enormous statue! Swamp Thing writer Nancy A. Collins and Negative Burn artist Leif Jones offer a twisted story about the strength — and weakness — of blind faith.
Aliens: Elder Gods 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: 45 Seconds and Aliens: Once in a Lifetime and reusing John Bolton's cover art for the novel Aliens: Labyrinth.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Elder Gods is notably one of only six black and white Alien comics that have never been reprinted in color, the others being Aliens: Countdown, Aliens: 45 Seconds, Aliens: Once in a Lifetime and the non-Dark Horse comics Do Aliens Dream? and the spoof Illegal Aliens.
Elder Gods was based on the works of influential American horror fantasy writer H. P. Lovecraft, specifically his "Cthulhu Mythos" (on which the fictional God "Tulitu" is based).