Alien Nation (comics)

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Alien Nation comic books were a number of comic books based on the Alien Nation entertainment media franchise. DC Comics[1] initially produced a single-issue comic book adaptation of the 1988 film. Later, Malibu Comics, under their Adventure Comics imprint, produced several spin-off titles between 1990 and 1992.


Title Creators Publisher Number of Issues Publication Dates Notes
Alien Nation Writer: Martin Pasko
Penciller/Inker: Jerry Bingham
DC Comics One-shot December 1988
Story: An adaptation of the original theatrical film written by Rockne S. O'Bannon.
Alien Nation: The Spartans Writer: Bill Spangler
Penciller: James Tucker
Adventure Comics
(Malibu Comics imprint)
4 July - November 1990 Also released as a trade paperback
Story: Ruth Lawrence, of the Newcomer Advocacy League, is asked by Newcomer Harvey Wallbanger to help locate his missing brother, Art Deco. After receiving a visit by a mysterious Overseer, Wallbanger wants the case dropped...which deepens the mystery for Lawrence even more.
Alien Nation: A Breed Apart Writer: Steve Jones
Penciller: Stan Timmons
Inker: Jimmy Palmiotti
Adventure Comics
(Malibu Comics imprint)
4 November 1990 - March 1991 This mini-series ended on an unresolved cliffhanger.
Story: LAPD detectives Wayne Hadenfelt, a human, and Log B'Omen, a Newcomer, respond to a home invasion call. In the aftermath, details of the case suggest gangland assassination.
Alien Nation: The Skin Trade Writer: Lowell Cunningham
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Adventure Comics
(Malibu Comics imprint)
4 March - June 1991
Ape Nation Writer: Charles Marshall
Penciller: M.C. Wyman
Adventure Comics
(Malibu Comics imprint)
4 February - June 1991 Crossover with
Planet Of The Apes
Alien Nation: The Firstcomers Writer: Martin Powell
Penciller: Tim Eldred
Adventure Comics
(Malibu Comics imprint)
4 May - August 1991
Alien Nation: The Public Enemy Writer: Lowell Cunningham
Penciller: Sandy Carruthers
Adventure Comics
(Malibu Comics imprint)
4 December - March 1991
Alien Nation Television Special:
The Lost Episode
Writer: Bill Spangler
Penciller: Terry Pallot
Malibu Graphics One-shot 1992
Based on "Soul Train," a script from the aborted second season of the Alien Nation TV series, by Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider. The premise and elements of this script were later developed into the Alien Nation: Dark Horizon TV movie.

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  1. ^ Will Brooker (2001). Batman Unmasked: Analyzing a Cultural Icon. Bloomsbury/Continuum International Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-6235-6019-5.

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