|Dark Horse Presents: Aliens Platinum Edition|
|Cover(s) by||Simon Bisley|
|Edited by||Randy Stradley|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date(s)||April 1992|
|Preceded by||Aliens: Genocide|
|Concurrent|| Aliens: Hive|
|Followed by|| Aliens: Newt's Tale|
Dark Horse Presents: Aliens Platinum Edition is a one-shot reprint comic book that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in April 1992. It collects all of the Aliens short stories published up until that point in the company's premier anthology series Dark Horse Presents. The issue featured colored versions of these stories for the first time. It was edited by Randy Stradley, with cover art by Simon Bisley.
In the Aliens comics line, Dark Horse Presents: Aliens Platinum Edition was preceded by Aliens: Genocide, published concurrently with Aliens: Hive and Aliens: Tribes, and was followed by the movie adaptations Aliens: Newt's Tale and Alien3.
It's the greatest single-issue blow-out of all time! Dark Horse Comics cordially invites you to a 112-page birthday bash celebrating this critically-acclaimed title's fifth anniversary and presenting brand new stories written and illustrated by many of the absolute top talents in the comics industry. get ready for some exciting, all-new tales, including... Aliens by John (Terminator) Arcudi and Simon (Lobo) Bisley...
All of the stand-alone stories from the past issues of Dark Horse Presents in one volume, and in color for the first time! This package includes stories by Mark Verheiden and Mark A. Nelson (DHP #24), Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan (DHP # 42-43), John Arcudi and Simon Bisley (DHP 5th Anniversary Special), and Arcudi, Guinan and Tony Akins (DHP #56). This volume is colored by Rachelle Menashe and Chris Chalenor. All wrapped up in a stunning new cover painting by Simon Bisley.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Artist Simon Bisley was acclaimed in England/Europe for his rough-edged Frank Frazetta style painted artwork on such titles as Judge Dredd, Slaine and Heavy Metal. In America he grew to fame as the artist on a number of Lobo miniseries for DC Comics.
The issue's editor and contributing writer Randy Stradley was one of the founders of Dark Horse Comics and the writer of the original Aliens vs. Predator comics series in 1989-1990.