Superman and Batman versus Aliens and Predator was a two-issue prestige format limited comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics from January-February 2007. It was written by Mark Schultz and illustrated by Ariel Olivetti. The series was lettered by Todd Klein and edited by Joey Cavalieri & Michael Wright.
The series was collected in trade paperback form released in May 2007.
Superman and Batman versus Aliens and Predator was the most recent--and therefore last, to date--entry in Dark Horse's series of cross-over comics, a line that began with the first Batman versus Predator series in 1992.
It's the battle you've been waiting for in a thrilling 2-issue miniseries by Mark Schultz (Cadillacs and Dinosaurs) with computer-generated painted art by Ariel Olivetti (SPACE GHOST)!
They're back! The relentless killing machines known as Aliens and the unstoppable race of hunters called Predators have returned to Earth. But saying "they're back" isn't quite accurate - Batman discovers that the two races, sealed away from the human population, have been here all along! Can he and Superman get them off our world before they threaten the planet's existence?
Official description from DC Comics:
DC's greatest icons, Superman and Batman, clash with the stars of the blockbuster Aliens and Predator movies from Twentieth Century Fox in a no-holds barred slugfest the likes of which the universe has never seen.
In this graphic novel, Batman discovers that the relentless killing machines known as Aliens and the unstoppable race of hunters called Predators have formed a colony that's been hidden away on Earth for centuries. They're now poised to overtake the world -- unless the Dark Knight and Superman can stop them and get them off the planet!
This volume, co-published with Dark Horse Comics, collects the acclaimed 2-issue miniseries featuring the battle of the century!
Behind the ScenesEdit
Veteran comics writer/artist Mark Schultz's creator-owned and critically acclaimed Cadillacs and Dinosaurs comic series from the 1980s was turned into a moderately successful Saturday morning animated TV series after being acquired by Marvel Comics Entertainment from 1993-1994 on the CBS network.
Series writer for Superman and Batman versus Aliens and Predator, Schultz was no stranger the Aliens, Predator and AVP lines, having previously written the serieses Predator: Hell and Hot Water and Aliens: Apocalypse - The Destroying Angels, among other stories.