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The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked  

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List Rules Ongoing and limited series only - no one-offs.

Every Aliens comic book series, ranked by fans everywhere. Debuting in 1979, the first Xenomorph comic (titled Alien: The Illustrated Story) was a graphic novel adaption of the original movie. While the comic was a major success, it would be roughly 10 years before Dark Horse Comics took up the mantle and started publishing new series.

Whether you prefer Aliens comics that center on standalone missions or like to see your favorite Xenomporphs face-off with Predators and other intergalactic villains, the best Xenomorph comics feature awesome storylines, gruesome plots, and insatiable aliens. How many of these epic series have you read?

Be sure to vote up your favorite Aliens comic series so new readers can issue which issues to read first. Is your favorite Xenomorph comic missing? Add it to the list below.

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Aliens: Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1988 - 1989

A salvage crew is stopped in space by seemingly unstoppable monsters. Hicks and Newt soon find themselves on a new mission to destroy the Aliens' homeworld.

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Aliens Nightmare Asylum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1989 - 1990

Wilks, Billie, and Bueller are the only survivors of a massive attack on the Alien's homeworld. They are refugees once they return to their solar system, but something horrifying awaits them.

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Alien³ is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1992

A comic book adaptation of Alien 3. The comics have never been reprinted or collected.

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Aliens: Newt's Tale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1992

A retelling of the events of Aliens from Newt's perspective. It draws heavy influence from James Cameron's screenplay, and it is a must-have for any collection.

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Aliens: Genocide is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1991 - 1992

Earth has been ravaged by Xenomorphs, but one billionaire wants to lead an expedition directly to the Alien homeworld. Meanwhile, athletes are using a powerful new drug called Fire, and everyone wants to get their hands on it.

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Aliens: Horror Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1992

Earth has become infested with Xenomorphs. People live on the moon, but they're all haunted by terrifying dreams of the Aliens.

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Aliens: Earth War is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1990

Aliens dominate Earth, but that won't stop Hicks and Newt from trying to free the planet. An old friend comes out of hiding to help them on their mission to defeat the Xenomorphs once and for all. 

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Aliens: Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1993 - 1994

Dr. Paul Church studies Aliens to learn more about their behavior. An Alien goes missing, and Anthony Crespi believes it may not have been an accident. 

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Aliens: Taste is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1993

A short story where an Alien throws an egg on the grill for a good meal. An anonymous monologue occurs as the reader sees the egg hatching and thrown on the grill by a humongous Alien creature. 

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Aliens: Inhuman Condition is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 2013

Artificial persons are being manufactured on a cold, distant world. These beings are sent to destroy a Hive of Xenomorphs, but one specialist soon realizes the deadliest force in the universe is man. 

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Aliens: Cargo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1993

Gerald Coile is a world-class Alien-product smuggler. However, without any retirement benefits, he sets up shop with the Drug Enforcement Agency, which he soon discovers comes with a major downside. 

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Aliens: The Alien is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1991

The President of the United States is called to meet with a Space Jockey who is terraforming Earth. The meeting turns out to be an assassination attempt with the goal of freeing humanity.

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Dark Horse Presents: Aliens Pl... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1992

An anthology series that collects all of the Alien short stories published up until that point. The top talents of the comic book industry are in full display here in a gorgeous 112-page book. 

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Aliens: Renegade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1992

A peaceful settlement suddenly becomes overrun with mercenaries. It is up to Ash Parnall to deal with the outsiders and to protect their way of life.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1993 - 1994

Lt. Henry is put in command of a squad of the worst Marines in the sector, who have the job of checking in on the toxic waste dump. However, their mission goes from bad to worse when they discover Xenomorphs have taken over the dump. 

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Aliens: Rescue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 2019

After the events of Aliens: Resistence, the once young colonist has grown into a full-fledged marine. A secret mission will take him back to the moon where he was rescued.

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Alien: The Illustrated Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Heavy Metal Communications, 1979

A graphic novel adaptation of Alien. It was the very first graphic novel based on the Alien franchise to come to fruition. 

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Aliens: Apocalypse - The Destr... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

January - May 1999

Something sinister is unfolding in the universe, and it may be the reason humans encountered Xenomorphs in the first place. Alecto Throop is on a quest to meet her masters, and there will be plenty of Alien fights along the way.

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Aliens: Glass Corridor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1998

Frank is a hired killer running from himself and his past. He encounters a band of stowaways who may just give him his shot at redemption. However, an Alien threatens these stowaways, and Frank is the only person who could possibly save them. 

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Aliens: Tourist Season is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1998

A theme planet exists that mimics the Old West of the United States. Horrors will soon form in this quaint frontier town. 

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Aliens: Purge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

 Dark Horse Comics, 1997

Sybaris 503 discovers that Aliens require more time to incubate in a human host if the individual in question has leprosy. Before they can better understand why, the funding runs out.

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William Gibson's Alien 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 2018-2019

This limited five-issue series is an adapation of an unproduced Alien 3 script. It follows the spaceship Sulaco after it is intercepted by the Union of Progressive Peoples.

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Aliens: Pig is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1997

A band of space pirates want to loot a hive. Their plan is to send a pig with a nuke strapped to it to take out the Xenomorphs. Can this little piggy make its way all the way to the Aliens?

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Aliens: Alien is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1994

Suom is the only person who has seen a Reaper and lived. He must find a way to conquer the beast before it kills him.

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Aliens: Music of the Spears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Aliens Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse Comics, 1994

A composer wants to hatch an Alien egg so that he can nurture it and do away with its violent nature. Unfortunately, procuring the egg proves a lot harder than he realized.