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Aliens: Taste
Written by Edward Martin III
Illustrated by Mark A. Nelson
Inked by
Lettered by
Colored by
Cover(s) by Arthur Adams
Edited by Randy Stradley
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) July 1993
Media type
Preceded by Aliens: Sacrifice
Concurrent Aliens: Colonial Marines (1993 series)
Aliens: Rogue
Aliens: Crusade
Followed by Aliens: Backsplash
Alternate cover

Aliens: Taste is a comic book short story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in the company's self-titled anthology series Dark Horse Comics #11, July 1993. It was written by Edward Martin III, illustrated by Mark A. Nelson and edited by Randy Stradley. The issue of Dark Horse Comics also featured featured a jam cover with an Aliens segment by Arthur Adams.

In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Taste was preceded by Aliens: Sacrifice, published concurrently with Aliens: Colonial Marines (1993 series), Aliens: Rogue and Aliens: Crusade, and was followed by Aliens: Backsplash.


Taste is a short strange story. A giant Alien creature gets an Alien egg hatching throws it on a grill for consumption.

As we're treated to anonymous monologue on taste, we see an Alien egg hatching only to be caught and thrown onto a grill by a giant Alien creature.

Reprint HistoryEdit

Aliens: Taste was first reprinted the the United Kingdom in Aliens magazine, Vol. 2 #17, in November 1993.

The comic was eventually collected as part of Aliens Omnibus: Volume 4 in July 2008.

The comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on June 26, 2013, collected with Aliens: Incubation and Aliens: Lucky and reusing Bernie Wrightson's cover art from Dark Horse Presents #101.

Behind the ScenesEdit

The off-beat Taste was the only story ever written by long-time Dark Horse and Aliens comics editor Edward Martin III, who worked as editor on numerous Aliens stories.

It is also one of the few Aliens stories to show another intelligent extraterrestrial species in the A/P/AVP Universe other than the Predators. The other examples being in Aliens: Theory of Alien Propagation, Aliens: Book I, Aliens: Earth War, Aliens: The Alien, Aliens: Reapers, Aliens: Alien, Aliens: Incubation, Aliens: Alien and Aliens: Earth Angel.


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