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Aliens: Life and Death
Written by Dan Abnett
Illustrated by Moritat
Inked by
Colored by Rain Beredo
Lettered by
Cover(s) by David Palumbo
Sachin Teng (#1 variant)
Edited by
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) Sept-Dec 2016
Media type
Preceded by Aliens: Defiance - Extravehicular
Concurrent Aliens: Defiance
Followed by
Alternate cover

Aliens: Life and Death is a four-issue limited comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics from September-December 2016. It is was also published simultaneously in the digital format via Dark Horse Digital. The story was written by Dan Abnett, illustrated by Moritat and colored by Rain Beredo, with cover art by David Palumbo. Sachin Teng also provided a variant cover for the first issue.

Aliens: Life and Death forms the Aliens component of Dark Horse's franchise-crossing Life and Death event in 2016/2017, and is being released in conjunction with Predator: Life and Death, Prometheus: Life and Death and Alien vs. Predator: Life and Death. The four series all share an interconnected story and all will be written by Abnett.

In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Life and Death was preceded by Aliens: Defiance - Extravehicular, published concurrently with Aliens: Defiance, and was followed by Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

#1: In the aftermath of the battle with the Engineers, the surviving humans on LV-223 are wounded and scattered — and easy prey for a gathering horde of Aliens!

The Colonial Marines get a taste of what it's like to be at the bottom of the food chain!

#2: Up till now, the Colonial Marines have been reacting to attacks by the Predators and the Engineers. But having escaped LV-223, they make the decision to return and fight — against the deadliest adversaries in the galaxy!

#3: Having returned to LV-223 to save one of their own, Captain Paget and her Colonial Marines find themselves once again stranded — and facing an army of Xenomorphs!

#4: As the Colonial Marines on LV-223 prepare to make their last stand against the Xenomorph horde, their one hope may lie in the Alien queen!

Behind the Scenes Edit

Because the vast majority of Xenomorphs seen in the Aliens portion of the Life and Death story cycle were birthed from non-human hosts, Dark Horse Comics enlisted artist Brian Thies to create some new Alien designs, highlighting how the creatures exhibit physical aspects of their hosts.

Chronology Edit

This story takes place approximately forty-three years after the events of the motion picture Aliens (and just over a year after the Fire and Stone story cycle)


Variant coversEdit

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