Sunday, March 26, 2017

Was there ever a comic featuring Ripley and the Aliens? Yes, and no, but we'll take it.

As I was preparing to update this site today, I happen to see Dark Horse Comics' advertisement for their newest issue of Alien vs. Predator: Life and Death #4 and Aliens: Defiance #10. These comic books made me wonder if the main character, Ellen Ripley, from the Aliens quadrilogy films was ever featured in comic form.

Low and behold, I discovered  "Aliens vs. Predator vs. The Terminator", Dark Horse Comics' four-part comic book series featuring Ridley and a whole host of other characters, not only from Aliens, but as the titles suggest, Predator and The Terminator as well.  I am a great fan of all of these movie franchises, and the Aliens film quadrilogy is my favorite of the three.

I love the character of Ridley, so naturally, I want to discover how she fares in this strangely put
together crossover series, which appears to be a chaotic mix at best. This being the case, I will hold back on my review of this comic collection until I have read each from beginning to end.

However, if you are also a diehard Alien fan, and you have never read the comics, below is a  link for your own reading enjoyment courtesy of

Aliens vs. Predator vs. The Terminator

Aliens vs. Predator vs. The Terminator

  • Part 1: Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator

  • Part 2: Monster vs. Machine
  • Part 3: Ripley... And Company
  • Part 4: Future Hell

Writer: Mark Schultz
Penciller: Mel Rubi
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Main characters: Alien, Predator, Terminator

This comic book collection begins some time after the crash of the spaceship, Auriga, on earth from the film Aliens: Resurrection featuring the clone Ridley 8. John Connor from the Terminator movies also makes appearances.  

But, to answer my question: Was there ever a comic featuring Ripley and the Aliens? The answer would be no, because the real Ellen Ripley was long dead by the time Ripley 8 came along.