Dark Horse Comics

“Dark Horse proudly presents the newest addition to our winning stable: Dark Horse Comics! This monthly, color anthology will feature some of the hottest properties and creators in the known universe. Some of the storylines presented in the pages of Dark Horse Comics will spin off into their own monthly series.”

Aliens = Features an Alien story.
Predator = Features a Predator story.
Aliens vs Predator – Features an Alien vs Predator story.

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DH Comics: 1 – Predator
Publication Date: 08-01-92
Description: The first issue features a Predator story by Ian Edginton and Rick Leonardi; a RoboCop tale by John Arcudi (Aliens: Genocide) and John Paul Leon that marks the beginning of a major new series; “Renegade” by Chris Claremont (X-Men) and Vince Giarrano, which will introduce characters and situations that will be used in Claremont’s upcoming Aliens vs. Predator series; and “Time Cop” by Mark Verheiden (Predator: Race War), Wayne Losey, and Chris Warner (Aliens vs. Predator). Plus, a special double-gatefold cover featuring all the characters painted by none other than Dave Dorman. Don’t miss placing your bets on this pony — it’s sure to be a winner!

 

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DH Comics: 2 – Predator
Publication Date: 09-01-92
Description: Join John Arcudi (Aliens: Genocide, The Mask), red-hot newcomer John Paul Leon, Jeff Albrecht, and RoboCop for a shopping spree at Insane Izzy’s. “Renegade” by Chris Claremont (X-Men) and Vince Giarrano concludes in this issue, and sets the stage for Claremont’s new Aliens vs. Predator series. Also, Ian Edginton and Rick Leonardi wrap up their Predator tale. Want more? You got it! “Time Cop,” written by Mark Verheiden (The American) with pencils by Phil Hester, and inks by Chris Warner (Aliens vs. Predator) rounds out this month’s stable. Color cover by Mike Mignola.

 

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DH Comics: 3 – Aliens
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1992
Description: Dark Horse Comics continues as the best new anthology on the market. This issue introduces two new features — “Aliens: Horror Show,” a new three-chapter serial written by Sarah Byam (Billi 99) with art by David Roach (2000 AD), and the first of four chapters of “Indiana Jones and the Shrine of the Sea Devil,” with story and art by Gary Gianni (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Hard Looks). “RoboCop” by John Arcudi (Aliens: Genocide, The Mask), John Paul Leon, and Jeff Albrecht (Terminator: Hunters and Killers), and “Time Cop,” written by Mark Verheiden (The American) with pencils by Wayne Losey and inks by Chris Warner (Aliens vs. Predator) both finish their stories with a bang! Aliens cover by David Roach.

 

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DH Comics: 4 – Predator, Aliens
Publication Date: 11-01-92
Description: Month after month, Dark Horse Comics brings you four times the excitement of any other comic on the planet! Think we’re crazy? Wait `til you read “Mad Dogs on the Loose” by John Arcudi, Andy Dimitt, and Chris Warner. The Predator’s hunting grounds move to Japan in “Blood Feud” by Neal Barrett, Jr. (Hard Looks), and Leo Duranona (Race of Scorpions). “Aliens: Horror Show” continues, written by Sarah Byam (Billi 99) with art by David Roach (2000 AD), and the second chapter of “Indiana Jones and the Shrine of the Sea Devil” continues with story and art by Gary Gianni (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Hard Looks). Color Predator cover by Duranona.

 

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DH Comics: 5 – Predator, Aliens
Publication Date: 12-01-92
Description: Tired of fad diets and boring exercise? Let Dark Horse do the work, so you won’t have to. Burn fat along with “Mad Dogs on the Loose” by John Arcudi, Andy Dimitt, and Chris Warner. The Predator hunts and slims your waist in “Blood Feud” by Neal Barrett, Jr. and Leo Duranona (Race of Scorpions). “Aliens: Horror Show” continues, written by Sarah Byam (Billi 99) with art by David Roach (2000 AD) and the third chapter of “Indiana Jones and the Shrine of the Sea Devil,” with story and art by Gary Gianni (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Hard Looks). Color Indiana Jones cover painting by Gary Gianni. So good, and good for you.

 

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DH Comics: 6 – Predator
Publication Date: 01-01-93
Description: Steven Grant, Nick Gnazzo, and Bruce Patterson begin a new four-chapter RoboCop serial. There’s more “Mad Dogs” by John Arcudi, Andy Dimitt, and Chris Warner and more Predator action in “Blood Feud” by Neal Barrett, Jr. and Leo Duranona (Race of Scorpions). The fourth and final chapter of “Indiana Jones and the Shrine of the Sea Devil,” with story and art by Gary Gianni (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Hard Looks) rounds out this issue. Color Indiana Jones cover painting by Gianni.

 

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DH Comics: 7 – Predator
Publication Date: 08-01-92
Description: Hot on the heels of Dark Horse’s immensely popular Star Wars: Dark Empire series, Tom Veitch scripts a three-part series of stories relating exciting new tales of the Jedi Knights from the glorious era of the Old Republic, millennia before the days of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. This serialization will serve to introduce characters who will appear in a new Dark Horse miniseries in 1993. The concluding chapters to our most recent “Predator” and “Mad Dogs” stories, as well as part two of “RoboCop: Invasions,” complete this action-packed issue.

 

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DH Comics: 10 – Predator
Publication Date: 05-01-93
Description: Starting this month are two exciting new features in Dark Horse Comics. For all of you Godzilla fans out there, we’ve got a new two-part tale of the King of the Monsters that sets the stage for an infestation of monsters in Dark Horse’s future. We’ve also got the beginning of a beautifully rendered three-part African story of that monomaniacal hunter of the Galaxy, Predator. As if that weren’t enough, we’re also wrapping up the three-part introductory story of “Who is X?” as well as bringing you Part 3 of “James Bond: Light of My Death.” That’s Bond. James Bond… in a very debonair color cover drawn by John Watkiss.

 

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DH Comics: 11 – Predator, Aliens
Publication Date: 07-01-93
Description: This month Dark Horse Comics takes you from the bottom of the ocean to the jungles of Africa, from the pyramids of Egypt to the depths of outer space. This globe- (and galaxy-) spanning issue features the titanic might of Godzilla, King of the Monsters in part 2 of “Godzilla: Blast from the Past”; the savage fury of Predator in part 2 of “Predator: The Pride at Nghasa”; the limitless tenacity of James Bond, agent 007, in part 4 of “James Bond: Light of My Death”; and the fathomless cunning of Aliens in “Aliens: Taste” — all wrapped up in a monstrous cover by Arthur Adams!

 

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DH Comics: 12 – Predator
Publication Date: 08-01-93
Description: It was supposed to be an easy job. With a Particle Plasma Projector, you can literally vaporize any Alien where it stands. But there’s always a few hundred more Aliens than you think. Don’t miss “Aliens: Backsplash,” an exciting two-part tale of the perfect mission gone bad. “Predator: The Pride at Nghasa” comes to a stunning conclusion this month with Johnny single-handedly facing the Predator down. Things might look bad, but Johnny knows of even worse things than an angry Predator. Now if he can only make it… Predators are lots of things — mean, nasty, and cruel to name a few. But there are things that make even the meanest Predators twitch and one of them comes to Earth in part 1 of Evan Dorkin’s new “Predator: Bad Blood,” premiering in this issue of Dark Horse Comics!

 

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DH Comics: 13 – Predator, Aliens
Publication Date: 09-01-93
Description: Okay, what are the odds here? A small group of Colonial Marines, deep underground, with no usable transport and minimal firepower. Forty bazillion ill-tempered Aliens. Could be bad. Find out for sure in part 2 of “Aliens: Backsplash”! It’s just a paintball game, right? Nothing to cry over. In “Predator: Bad Blood,” part 2, Chris discovers that not all the players are obnoxious city slickers. Nor are they all human. Also in this issue… There’s nothing wrong with doing a little research… unless your research involves the deadliest organism on Earth. Catch “The Thing from Another World: Questionable Research,” part 1 of a new 4-part “Thing” series. Forget the skies — watch your back!

 

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DH Comics: 14 – Predator
Publication Date: 10-01-93
Description: Dark Horse Comics #14 premieres part one of “The Mark: Taking Back the Streets,” a sharp-edged tale of a country torn by revolution. Lutzany’s current leader, The Archon, leaves for the United States. But will he be able to return or will he become Lutzany’s newest political exile? Also this month, in the final installment of “Predator: Bad Blood,” the Predator decides it’s time to really go to town… with a vengeance. Although laboratories are supposed to be safe, clean, and efficient, when tempers flare, accidents can happen. In part 2 of “The Thing from Another World: Questionable Research,” when accidents happen, THINGS get very much out of control.

 

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DH Comics: 15 – Aliens
Publication Date: Nov 01, 1993
Description: “The Mark: What Goes Around” concludes in this issue of Dark Horse Comics when the Archon, Lutzany’s despotic leader, finds himself in America at a time when his country is ripped apart by revolution and riot. But the Archon has his own plan and no revolution in the world can stop it now. Gerald Coile was a smuggler of Alien products — Royal Jelly, Xeno-Zip, and… other “things.” It was a lucrative occupation, but without retirement benefits, so he arranged his own retirement benefits via the Drug Enforcement Agency. In part 1 of “Aliens: Cargo,” he discovers that such a plan definitely has a down side. Also, in part 3 of “The Thing from Another World: Questionable Research,” the scientific team aboard the Donachek discovers that their research really can get the best of them. What can you do when your experiment has its own hidden and horrifying agenda?

 

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DH Comics: 16 – Predator, Aliens
Publication Date: 12-01-93
Description: Tony Vincenzo is what you might call “a family man.” So is Bernie Jinks. Up until now, they had their own little disputes in the heart of Manhattan. But this time around someone’s knocking off both Vincenzo’s and Jinks’ boys. Vincenzo’s in the slammer, but he isn’t telling everything. The truth is too unbelievable. But he has a plan. Don’t miss this issue’s premiere of “Predator: The Hunted City.” Also, “Aliens: Cargo” concludes in this issue with part 2 as Coile realizes being trapped with an Alien isn’t as bad as he thought — after all, he has his wits and a five-minute head start. What more do you need when you’re faced with the universe’s most voracious and hungry xenomorph? In the pyrokinetic conclusion to “The Thing from Another World: Questionable Research,” Douglas finally realizes what he has unleashed, and it’s up to him to stop The Thing in its tracks — even if it means sacrificing himself in the process!

 

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DH Comics: 17 – Predator
Publication Date: 01-01-94
Description: To his tribe, Suom isn’t yet a man. But he has seen the Night Reaper, whose hideous reign of fear and death strikes at night and steals away by morning. Only Suom has seen the face of the Reaper and survived, and only he can conquer this beast in part one of “Alien,” featuring beautiful art by Paul Mendoza and the story of a horrifying coming of age by John Arcudi. It was a time before the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire. Dark Horse Comics is proud to debut “Droids,” its latest Star Wars tale, featuring C-3PO and R2-D2, caught in the crossfire between Olag, a ruthless trader, and a deadly battle droid. Part 2 of “Predator: The Hunted City” continues as Max is pursued by warring families, each intent on discovering who or… what… has been killing them off. The only thing they know for sure is that Max knows more than he’s telling — and they’ll beat it out of him if they have to.

 

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DH Comics: 18 – Predator, Aliens
Publication Date: 02-01-94
Description: Dark Horse Comics #18 features part 2 of “Alien,” John Arcudi’s terrifying tale of a village ripped apart by the mysterious Night Reaper. Young Suom and his hunting party finally locate the beast, but it may be the last thing they ever do. In part 2 of “Droids,” IG-88, the infamous battledroid, forces R2-D2 to help steal a spaceship in a daring escape from the Hosk space station. And finally, everybody on the streets knows that Tony Vincenzo always finishes a fight. In the taut conclusion to “Predator: The Hunted City,” he gets his chance.

 

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DH Comics: 19 – Aliens
Publication Date: Mar 01, 1994
Description: Strap in and hold on, because Dark Horse Comics is about to catapult you back to Arcadia and the mysterious vigilante known only as X. X’s debut in Dark Horse Comics #8 rocked the world of comics, and we’re about to do it again with a new, stunning tale of deceit, double-cross, and revenge in “Welcome to the Jungle”! Next, after a daring escape in a stolen spaceship from the moonbase Hosk, Artoo-Detoo, See-Threepio, and their damaged battledroid captor are pursued by the ruthless Olag Greck. The battledroid proves to be an elusive quarry, but Olag Greck has a Corellian pilot who is determined to score a direct hit! Don’t miss this final chapter in the “Star Wars: Droids” tale! And, in part 3 of John Arcudi’s “Alien,” the Faceless One may have saved Suom and Shius from the deadly Night Reaper, but at what cost to them, their village, and the future of Suom’s tribe?

 

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DH Comics: 20 – Predator
Publication Date: 04-01-94
Description: On the lava flow the Spaniards called El Malpais, Enoch Nakai fought his own demon, in Predator: Big Game. But though the Beast is dead, Enoch’s demons aren’t, and he is destined to meet with them again in “Predator: Blood on Two-Witch Mesa,” featuring a premiere script by Terry LaBan and beautifully detailed art by Howard Cobb. Also in Dark Horse Comics #20, we present part 2 of “X: Welcome to the Jungle,” by Eric Luke and Nghia Lam. Wellman’s a good cop, probably the only one left in Arcadia. But in this web of politics, deceit, and murder, the only way out may be to cross that line and become what he hates the most — a creature like X!

 

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DH Comics: 21 – Predator
Publication Date: 05-01-94
Description: This issue of Dark Horse Comics showcases Mecha, in his first solo run in nearly a year. As one of Golden City’s and — more importantly — Grace’s superheroes, Mecha goes where he’s told to go, and in “Urban Renewal,” the action takes him to Chicago to stop a team of city-wrecking supervillians. Also, in the blood and dust-streaked conclusion to “Predator: Blood on Two-Witch Mountain,” Enoch’s grandfather faces his own devil under the hot desert sun. And don’t expect the Predator to lose this time!

 

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DH Comics: 22 – Aliens
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1994
Description: You better stock up on ammo, because this issue of Dark Horse Comics brings you “Aliens: Mondo Pest,” a new solo adventure of Herk Mondo, that cigar-chomping, tail-kicking Alien-hunter extraordinaire! Mondo answers a general distress call, hoping for a hefty bit of dosh from a bunch of grateful colonists, but finds himself at the business end of the planetary defense system… All this and bugs too! Also, in part 2 of “Mecha: Urban Renewal,” Mecha realizes that he may be on the wrong side in this urban war and the cost of his commitment may be too high to keep!

 

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DH Comics: 23 – Aliens
Publication Date: Jul 01, 1994
Description: The Way of the Flesh, a mysterious and twisted cult, has targeted Steel Harbor and — worse — the Hammerhead Bar as its latest conquest. But the Hammerhead has its own defender: Avram Roman, better known as The Machine! This issue of Dark Horse Comics brings you part 1 of “The Machine: Under My Skin,” written by Eric Luke and pencilled by Howard Cobb. If you haven’t tried the Comics’ Greatest World line of superheroes, here’s your opportunity! Also, don’t miss part 2 of “Aliens: Mondo Pest.” A wounded Herk Mondo escapes from the underground hive, but finds the terraformer colony overrun with Aliens!

 

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DH Comics: 24 – Aliens
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1994
Description: Eric Luke (Ghost Special) and Howard Cobb (Virus) bring you the stunning finale of “The Machine: Under My Skin,” in Dark Horse Comics #24. The twisted creature Flesh controls Mecha for now, but when The Machine dives into the fray, two superheroes may be more than it can handle. The result is too terrible to contemplate, but judge for yourself. This issue of DHC also brings you the action-packed conclusion to “Aliens: Mondo Pest,” as Herk heads into the hive for one last confrontation with more Aliens than even he can count.

 

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DH Comics: 25 – Aliens vs Predator
Publication Date: 09-01-94
Description: We’ve got a double bill this issue that would sell out any movie house in the country! In “James Bond: Minute of Midnight,” a saboteur holds the fate of the world in his hands, prepared to unleash a nuclear holocaust of unimaginable proportions. Can James Bond, the British Secret Service’s agent extraordinaire, stop the madman? Catch the mile-a-minute excitement from Doug Moench and comics legend Russ Heath as they take you on Bond’s most thrilling adventure yet! Also in this issue, Randy Stradley and Phill Norwood bring you “Aliens vs. Predator: Blood Time,” a violent glimpse into alien rites of passage. The price of failure is death!
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