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Cover to Aliens: Special by artist Frank Terran

Aliens: Special was a special one-shot anthology comic book published by Dark Horse Comics in June 1997.The issue featuring two all-new stories, Aliens: 45 Seconds by writer Darko Macan and artist Frank Teran, and Aliens: Elder Gods by writer Nancy A. Collins and artist Leif Jones. It was edited by Philip Amara & Scott Allie and featured a cover by Teran.

Both stories were later collected in Aliens Omnibus: Volume 6 in December 2008.

In the Aliens comics line Aliens: Special was released concurrently with Aliens: Havoc (June-July 1997) and was followed by Aliens: Purge (August 1997).

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Aliens: 45 SecondsEdit

Main article: Aliens: 45 Seconds

Grendel Tales and X-wing Rogue Squadron writer Darko Macan and Punisher and X-Men artist Frank Teran tell the tale of a Colonial Marine sent to clean out an infestation. He's got a job to do, a pulse bomb with a 45-second detonator, and the clock's ticking.

Aliens: Elder GodsEdit

Main article: Aliens: Elder Gods

A religious sect uncovers what they believe to be a holy idol. But everything turns to holy hell when they realize the true nature of the enormous statue! Swamp Thing writer Nancy A. Collins and Negative Burn artist Leif Jones offer a twisted story about the strength -- and weakness -- of blind faith.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Writer Darko Macan is from Croatia and has worked on a number of Star Wars comics for Dark Horse including the miniserieses Rogue Squadron: The Phantom Affair and Jedi vs. Sith.

Writer Nancy A. Collins previously wrote the Predator comic Predator: Hell Come a Walkin'.

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