Official description of original issue:
Writer Mark Verheiden and artist Mark A. Nelson present an all-new "side bar" story to Dark Horse's ongoing Aliens miniseries as they take us inside the mind of an Alien Queen!
Full Synopsis (Warning: Spoilers)Edit
The story shows Aliens spreading via infestation of alien species and humans, and Aliens building one of their hives, all accompanied by excerpts from Orona's article.
Behind the ScenesEdit
"Theory of Alien Propagation" was first collected alongside a number of other DHP Aliens stories published up until that point in the special single-issue release Dark Horse Presents: Aliens Platinum Edition in April 1992. Here the story was colored by Chris Chalenor and the issue featured a new cover by Simon Bisley. The colored version of the story was again collected alongside Aliens: Book One and other Aliens comics in Aliens Omnibus: Volume 1, published in July 2007.
- "Theory of Alien Propagation" is one of the few Aliens stories to depict another sentient Alien species in the form of a lizard-like space traveling race shown using energy weapons and being infested by Aliens. The others being the Space Jockeys of the film Alien, shown in various stories, the alien pilot shown in Aliens: Earth Angel, the Reapers from Aliens: Reapers, the hunting race from Aliens: Alien, and, of course, the Predators.
- The fictitious "Theory of Alien Propagation" by Waidslaw Orona is one of a number of in-universe books or articles that have been mentioned in various Aliens comics, including "Cyberantics" by Stanislaw Mayakovsky (from Aliens: Hive) and "The Evolution of Television" by Emmet Webster (from Aliens: Book I).