Mark Verheiden was the author of the original Aliens and Predator comic book series and several novels published by Dark Horse Comics. He has since gone on to become a well-known and successful writer/producer in the TV and film industry, specializing in Science Fiction, and was screenwriter on the movies TIMECOP and THE MASK.
Residing in Los Angeles, CA, Verheiden is currently co-executive producer of "Falling Skies" for the TNT network, with executive producer Steven Spielberg and Graham Yost. His current feature projects "in development": ARK (Sony Pictures), produced by Neal (I AM LEGEND, FAST & THE FURIOUS) Moritz and Mike (Dark Horse Productions) Richardson, QUATERMAIN (DreamWorks), and a soon to be announced project at Warner Bros.
His other past work includes writing the feature MY NAME IS BRUCE starring Bruce Campbell, writing/co-executive producing three seasons on the Peabody Award winning television series BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, serving as writer/producer for seasons three and four of HEROES, and working as writer/producer on the first three seasons of SMALLVILLE. Verheiden has also written episodes of CAPRICA, FREAKYLINKS, THE STRIP, MARTIAL LAW, TIMECOP the series and HBO's PERVERSIONS OF SCIENCE.
Verheiden has worked on the following serieses and stories in the overall A/P/AVP universe:
- Aliens (Series 1)
- Aliens: Theory of Alien Propagation
- Aliens (Series 2)
- Aliens: Earth War
- Dark Horse Presents: Aliens Platinum Edition
- Aliens: Lucky
- Predator (Series 1)
- Predator: Cold War (comic)
- Predator: Dark River
Aliens (Comics Series)
External Links and SourcesEdit
(Editor's note: do a search for "Predator" on his blog. Some very interesting info turns up.)
Mark Verheiden at imdb
Mark Verheiden on Wikipedia
Paul W.S. Anderson named the mercenary character "Verheiden" in Aliens vs. Predator after the writer. Mark Verheiden later said on his blog he was flattered by the reference, though amusedly noted that the character dies.