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Written by Ron Marz
Illustrated by Bernie Wrightson
Inked by
Lettered by Pat Brosseau
Vickie Williams
Colored by Perry McNamee
Cover(s) by Bernie Wrightson
Edited by Bob Schreck
Denny O'Neil
Publisher Dark Horse Comics/DC Comics
Release date(s) Mar-Apr 1997
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Batman/Aliens is a two-issue limited crossover comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics from March-April 1997. It was written by Ron Marz, illustrated by Bernie Wrightson, lettered by Pat Brosseau and Vickie Williams, colored by Perry McNamee and edited by Bob Schreck of Dark Horse and Denny O'Neil of DC Comics, with cover art by Wrightson. The series was preceded by the short story prequel Aliens: Incubation, produced by the same creative team.

Batman/Aliens was eventually followed by a sequel, Batman/Aliens Two, from December 2002-February 2003.

In the overall Dark Horse crossover comics line, Batman/Aliens was preceded by Tarzan versus Predator: At the Earth's Core and was was followed by Predator versus Judge Dredd.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

#1: He's seen many faces of terror from his watch over Gotham City -- he's seen murderous clowns, strange creatures, and all forms of killer psychopaths. But he's never seen anything like this. Amongst the Mayan ruins of the Amazon forest, the Dark Knight of Gotham is out of his element as he faces an intergalactic infestation of... Aliens.

#2: Everything they are, everything they do, is designed to propagate their species. And everything he does is designed to protect life, especially human life. Deep in the Amazon jungles, the two will collide. Human against inhuman. Man against beast. Batman against Alien. Don't miss this exciting, pulse-pounding conclusion as the Dark Knight Detective confronts the ultimate horror!

Reprint HistoryEdit

Batman/Aliens was collected in a trade paperback edition released in November 1997, collecting the two-issue series plus the newly colored, twelve-page prequel story Aliens: Incubation, from Dark Horse Presents #101-102, which was also by Ron Marz and Bernie Wrightson. The trade paperback was edited by Bob Kahan and Lynn Adair.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Veteran comics writer Ron Marz is perhaps most well known for his time working on DC Comics' Green Lantern, specifically the story 'Emerald Twilight' chronicling the downfall into madness of the main Green Lantern Hal Jordan. He would later get to write Green Lantern versus Aliens for Dark Horse and DC, and the Aliens/Predator vs. Witchblade/Darkness cross-over series for Dark Horse and Image Comics. In addition, Marz also wrote the stories Predator: Demon's Gold and the Aliens/Batman prequel story Aliens: Incubation for Dark Horse, the latter with Batman/Aliens collaborator Wrightson.

Bernie Wrightson is much-acclaimed horror comics artist, known for his pioneering work on DC's Swamp Thing, which helped bring the horror genre into super hero comics. As mentioned, he also did the prequel story Aliens: Incubation with Marz.

Series co-editor Dennis O'Neil was for years the main editor of all Batman comic book series for DC throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He is often credited with overseeing and originating the modern, edgier "Dark Knight" persona of the character.

Note: It's in this crossover that appears one of the most dangerous and terrifying Alien : The Alien-Crocodile, an Alien born from a crocodile.


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