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Aliens: Elder Gods is a comic book short story published by Dark Horse Comics in Aliens: Special released in June 1997. The story was written by Nancy A. Collins, drawn by Leif Jones, inked by John Stokes and lettered by Clem Robins, and edited by Philip Amara & Scott Allie. The assistant editor was David Land and the issue featured a cover by Frank Teran.

Elder Gods was eventually collected alongside other Aliens comics in Aliens: Omnibus, Volume 6 in December 2008.

Aliens: Special was released concurrently with Aliens: Havoc (June-July 1997) and was followed by Aliens: Purge (August 1997).


Official description:

A religious sect uncovers what they believe to be a holy idol. But everything turns to holy hell when they realize the true nature of the enormous statue! Swamp Thing writer Nancy A. Collins and Negative Burn artist Leif Jones offer a twisted story about the strength -- and weakness -- of blind faith.

Behind the Scenes[]

Aliens: Special was a special one-shot issue featuring two all-new stories. The other story was Aliens: 45 Seconds by writer Darko Macan and artist Frank Teran.

Writer Nancy A. Collins also wrote the Dark Horse Comics Predator story Predator: Hell Come a Walkin'.

Elder Gods was based on many of the works from the influential American horror fantasy writer H.P. Lovecraft., specially his "Cthulhu Mythos" (on which the fictional God "Tulitu" was based upon).