|Written by||Paul Jenkins|
|Illustrated by|| Clarence Lansang (#1-2)|
Joe Benitez (#1-2)
Brian Ching (#2)
|Inked by|| Victor Llamas (#1-2)|
Alp Altiner (#1)
Matt Banning (#2)
Jay Leisten (#2)
|Colored by|| Dan Kemp|
|Lettered by|| Dennis Heisler|
|Cover(s) by|| Clarence Lansang (#1-2)|
Dan Kemp (#1-2)
Victor Llamas (#2)
|Edited by|| Renae Geerlings|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics/Top Cow Productions/Image Comics|
|Release date(s)||Nov-Dec 1999|
Overkill: Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator is a two-issue limited crossover comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics, Top Cow Productions and Image Comics from November-December 1999. The story was written by Paul Jenkins, illustrated by Clarence Lansang, Joe Benitez and Brian Ching, inked by Victor Llamas, Alp Altiner, Matt Banning and Jay Leisten, colored by Dan Kemp and Matt Milla, lettered by Dennis Heisler and Robin Spehar, and edited by Renae Geerlings, Matt Hawkins, Jason Ross and David Wohl, with cover art by Lansang, Kemp and Llamas.
Overkill was followed by the sequel story Mindhunter, published from December 2000-January 2001.
In the overall Dark Horse crossover comics line, Overkill: Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator was preceded by WildC.A.T.s/ALiens, and was was followed by Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator.
#1: Sara Pezzini's hometown New York City is being visited by some very unexpected guests. It seems Aliens may be looking for a place to hatch their eggs. Jackie Estacado also seems to be looking for something, although what it is, we aren't quite sure of yet. With such powerful forces at the same location, the Predator is sure to be on the hunt for one or all of them as prey.
#2: It's every man, woman and Darkling for themselves as Detective Pezzini and Jackie Estacado confront the mysterious alien force stalking them through the city. The tension grows as high as the body count as Sara and Jackie try to reign in the Predator and its Alien sidekick before it can rip out their respective skulls and put them on the mantelpiece. Join the Witchblade and the Darkness in a modern day retelling of the battle at Rourke's Drift! This is a comic to be hidden from granny, unless you're planning on cleaning up on the insurance.
Overkill: Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator has never been collected or reprinted.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Series writer Paul Jenkins was a veteran writer of The Darkness for Top Cow Productions, though his perhaps best known for his varied work at Marvel Comics.
Cover artist Dwayne Turner is well known for his work with other mainstream comics companies and characters. He co-created the super team Sovereign 7 with popular X-Men (and Aliens vs. Predator: Deadliest of the Species) writer Chris Claremont in the 1990s.
The character Witchblade also had her own television series, which ran on the TNT Network for two seasons from 2001-2002.