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Aliens: Lucky
Written by Mark Verheiden
Illustrated by Mark A. Nelson
Inked by
Lettered by
Colored by
Cover(s) by Mark A. Nelson
Edited by Randy Stradley
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) Sept 1996
Media type
Preceded by Aliens: Mondo Heat
Followed by Aliens: Lovesick
Alternate cover

Aliens: Lucky is a comic book short story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in the special anniversary anthology series A Decade of Dark Horse #3, in September 1996. It was created by the original Aliens (1988 series) creative team of writer Mark Verheiden, artist Mark A. Nelson and editor Randy Stradley. The issue of A Decade of Dark Horse also featured an Aliens cover by Nelson.

In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Lucky was preceded by Aliens: Mondo Heat and was followed by Aliens: Lovesick.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

Mark Verheiden and Mark A. Nelson's 'liens is a landmark in comics history — that project redefined the entire concept of licensed comics and terrified an entire generation of comics readers in the process. Now they're back with an all-new Aliens tale for Dark Horse's tenth-anniversary celebration.


An unscrupulous crewman struggles to survive aboard a large, Alien infested ship.

Reprint HistoryEdit

Aliens: Lucky was first reprinted in the Decade: A Dark Horse Short Story Collection trade paperback in April 1997, with a cover by Dave Gibbons. It was collected again 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: Incubation and Aliens: Taste and reusing Bernie Wrightson's cover art from Dark Horse Presents #101.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Along with Aliens: Mondo Heat and Aliens: Lovesick, Aliens: Lucky was one of only three Aliens comics published in the entire year of 1996, part of a two year slow-down of the line. Dark Horse was start up a whole new slate of miniseries, one-shots and short stories again in 1997.


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