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Aliens vs. Predator: Chained to Life and Death
Written by Mark Schultz
Illustrated by Tom Biondolillo
Inked by
Lettered by
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Edited by Philip Amara
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) July 1999
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Aliens vs. Predator: Chained to Life and Death is a comic book short story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in Aliens vs. Predator: Annual #1 in July 1999. It was written by Mark Schultz, illustrated by Tom Biondolillo and edited by Philip Amara.


An elder Predator at the height of his reputation decides upon a last hunt against their most ancient enemy the Aliens, revealing glimpses of information and insights into the Predators' culture along the way.

Reprint HistoryEdit

Aliens vs. Predator: Chained to Life and Death was first reprinted in the limited-release promotional comic Alien vs. Predator: Whoever Wins...We Lose in 2005, included with copies of the Alien vs. Predator Unrated Edition DVD sold at Best Buy outlets. It was later collected as part of Aliens vs. Predator Omnibus: Volume 2 in October 2007.

The comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on May 1, 2013, collected with Aliens vs. Predator: Hell-Bent, Aliens vs. Predator: Pursuit and Aliens vs. Predator: Lefty's Revenge and reusing Jae Lee's cover art from Aliens vs. Predator: Annual #1.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Comics writer and illustrator Mark Schultz was quite busy in the three related Aliens, Predator and AVP comics lines for Dark Horse in the late 1990s. In addition to the Chained to Life and Death short, Schutlz also wrote the full mini-series Predator: Hell and Hot Water (1997) and Aliens: Apocalypse - The Destroying Angels (1999) for the company.


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