|Written by||Peter Milligan|
|Illustrated by||Paul Johnson|
|Edited by||Dick Hansom|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date(s)||Mar-June 1993|
|Preceded by||Aliens: Horror Show|
|Concurrent|| Aliens: Colonial Marines (1993 series)|
Alien3: Terminal Addiction
|Followed by|| Aliens: Taste|
Aliens: Sacrifice is a four-part comic book story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in its UK-based Aliens magazine, Vol. 2 #9-12, from March-June 1993. It was also released as a one-shot prestige-format comic book in the United States in May 1993. The story was written by Peter Milligan, illustrated by Paul Johnson, lettered by Ellie de Ville and edited by Dick Hansom. The one-shot reprint featured cover art by Johnson. At the time of release it was heralded by Dark Horse as "perhaps the most emotionally powerful Aliens tale you will ever read".
In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Sacrifice was preceded by Aliens: Horror Show, published concurrently with Aliens: Colonial Marines (1993 series), Aliens: Rogue and Alien3: Terminal Addiction, and was followed by Aliens: Taste and Aliens: Crusade.
Stranded on an isolated planet, Ann McKay takes shelter in a remote village that is being terrorized by an Alien. She soon discovers that its inhabitants are hiding a horrifying secret from her. But to discover the truth she has to face her own innermost demons, and try to save the souls of the villagers at the same time.
Aliens: Sacrifice was first collected along with the story Aliens: Salvation in the trade paperback Aliens: Salvation and Sacrifice in March 2001, edited by Chris Warner and with new cover art by Mike Mignola. It was collected again as part of Aliens Omnibus: Volume 3 in March 2008.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Sacrifice is notably the only original story solicited for Aliens magazine that has been collected and released outside of the publication. In fact, it is the only original story created for the magazine that was actually completed; the final issue of Aliens: Crusade was never published, while Aliens: Matrix was never published at all, due to the fact that Dark Horse International, who published Aliens magazine, went out of business.