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Aliens vs. Predator: The Ultimate Battle
Written by Dan Thorsland
Illustrated by Brandon McKinney
Inked by Karl Kesel
Colored by
Lettered by Dan Nakrosis
Cover(s) by Joe Phillips
Edited by Barbara Kesel
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) 1992
Media type
Series Aliens: Space Marines
Preceded by Aliens: Ice Storm
Followed by
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Aliens vs. Predator: The Ultimate Battle is a mini-comic that was published by Dark Horse Comics in 1992. It was included exclusively with the first Aliens vs. Predator action figure two-pack produced by Kenner Products. The story was written by Dan Thorsland, illustrated by Brandon McKinney, inked by Karl Kesel, lettered by Dan Nakrosis and edited by Barbara Kesel, with cover art by Joe Phillips.

The Ultimate Battle was a part of the Aliens: Space Marines series, a number of mini-comics included exclusively with certain toys from Kenner's Aliens and Aliens vs. Predator toy lines. It was the only comic to be published with an Aliens vs. Predator set and features a stand-alone story separate from the rest of the series.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

Sometime in the future...

Vicious, gruesome, and deadly, the Aliens spit acid, and use slithering face huggers to capture their prey. Led by their sinister Queen, the Aliens are spreading everywhere, mutating into more deadly forms as they go.

From the other side of the cosmos comes a race of hunters. Predators, fearsome creatures who live for the pursuit and capture of deadly prey. Through cunning skill and sheer brute force, the Predators have hunted every deadly species known, but nothing else in the galaxy offers the thrill of a genuine Alien hunt.

Reprint HistoryEdit

Aliens vs. Predator: The Ultimate Battle was never offered for individual sale anywhere and was exclusive to the first Aliens vs. Predator two-pack from Kenner with which it was packaged.

Behind the ScenesEdit

The art team behind The Ultimate Battle, Brandon McKinney and Karl Kesel, previously produced another mini-comic in the Aliens: Space Marines series, Aliens: Showdown. This is one of only two times the same team of artists produced more than one entry in the series; John Nadeau and Steve Moncuse also produced both Aliens: Night Strike and Aliens: Swarm (Nadeau also worked on several other entries, but either alone or with different partners).

In 2015, NECA's in-house photographer, Stephen Mazurek, recreated pages 1 and 7-14 from The Ultimate Battle using photography of NECA's Aliens and Predator figures as a tribute to Kenner's toys.[1]


External LinksEdit


  1. "Comics Alliance - NECA Recreates Classic Aliens vs Predator Mini-Comic with Figures for Latest Kenner-Inspired Set". Retrieved on 2016-12-06.

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