|Written by||Mark Verheiden|
|Illustrated by||Mark A. Nelson|
|Cover(s) by||Mark A. Nelson|
|Edited by||Randy Stradley|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date(s)||Sept 1996|
|Preceded by||Aliens: Mondo Heat|
|Followed by||Aliens: Lovesick|
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.
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.
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.