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Aliens: Incubation
Written by Ron Marz
Illustrated by Bernie Wrightson
Inked by
Lettered by
Colored by
Cover(s) by Bernie Wrightson
Edited by Bob Schreck
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) Sept-Oct 1995
Media type
Preceded by Aliens: Berserker
Followed by Aliens: Mondo Heat
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Aliens: Incubation is a two-part comic book short story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in the anthology series Dark Horse Presents, Vol. 1 #101-102, from September-October 1995. It was written by Ron Marz, illustrated by Bernie Wrightson and edited by Bob Schreck. The issues of Dark Horse Presents also featured Aliens cover art by Wrightson. The comic serves as a prequel to the two-issue crossover series Batman/Aliens, produced by the same creative team.

In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Incubation was preceded by Aliens: Berserker and was followed by Aliens: Mondo Heat.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

#101: Editor Bob Schreck continues to mix it up in Dark Horse Presents, the greatest anthology on the market! Where else could you find one of the most talented macabre artists of the century drawing one of the coolest monsters of film and comics? Bernie Wrightson teams up with red-hot Spiderman author Ron Marz for a two-part Aliens story! This is the finest pen-and-ink work you're likely to see this year, and the creepiest interpretation of the big bugs in a long time.

#102: In this conclusion to the "Aliens" story, the extraterrestrial scientists from last issue become fodder for the big bug, and their ship crashes into an earth jungle. Notables Bernie Wrightson and Ron Marz turn in a fast-moving, suspenseful, and beautifully rendered tale of everyone's favorite exoskeletal carnivores.

Reprint HistoryEdit

Aliens: Incubation was eventually collected as part of Aliens Omnibus: Volume 5 in October 2008.

The comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on June 26, 2013, collected with Aliens: Lucky and Aliens: Taste and reusing Bernie Wrightson's cover art from Dark Horse Presents #101.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Incubation writer Ron Marz also wrote the cross-over miniseries Green Lantern versus Aliens and the short Predator story Predator: Demon's Gold, which also appeared in the pages of Dark Horse Presents. He is most well known in mainstream comics for his work as writer on DC Comics Green Lantern series and in particular the story Emerald Twilight dealing with the downfall of perennial Green Lantern Hal Jordan in the 1990s.

Issue artist Bernie Wrightson became popular for his successful and groundbreaking horror-style illustration on DC's Swamp Thing which would eventually help to establish DC's adult-oriented offshoot imprint Vertigo Comics in the 1980s.


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