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10 Alien Comics As Good As The Movies

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  • Posted on 21st Sep, 2022 16:31 PM
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Delivering spine-tingling thrills and delving into the Xenomorph lore, the best Alien comics prove worthy companions to the franchise's films.

With Marvel comics recently releasing the first issue of its newest Alien comic by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Julius Ohta, it's an excellent time for new and old Alien fans to get into the comics. The iconic horror sci-fi franchise is known primarily for its films, but Alien has an extensive comic history under numerous publishers.

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Some Alien comics follow the blueprint laid out by the films, but many others create a unique path, adding new kinds of narratives to the franchise. While most of these comics don't garner nearly as much attention as the films, several deliver stories, visuals, and thrills just as good.

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Recognized as one of the must-read comics from Dark Horse Comics, Aliens: Nightmare Asylum is the official sequel to Aliens: Outbreak. A four-issue series by Mark Verheiden, Dan Beauvais, and Roger Casselman, Nightmare Asylum continues Hicks and Newt's story as they return to Earth as the only survivors from their mission to Xenomorph Prime.

Joining a group of marines, the survivors work together in an attempt to reclaim the planet from the Xenomorph hoards. Like its predecessor, Aliens: Outbreak, Aliens: Nightmare Asylum was later re-released with extensive editing to fit the continuity introduced in Alien 3.

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