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Aliens: Lucky is a short comic book story published by Dark Horse Comics in the special anniversary series: A Decade of Dark Horse #3 in September 1996. The story was created by the original Aliens comics team of writer Mark Verheiden and artist Mark A. Nelson, was edited by Randy Stradley, and featured a cover by Nelson.

Lucky was first reprinted in the trade paperback collection along with the rest of the miniseries entitled Decade: A Dark Horse Short Story Collection in April 1997. It was eventually again reprinted alongside other Aliens comics in Aliens Omnibus: Volume 5 in October 2008.

In the Aliens comics line, Aliens: Lucky was preceded by Aliens: Mondo Heat (February 1996) and was followed by Aliens: Lovesick (December 1996).


From the original issue:

Mark Verheiden and Mark A. Nelson's Aliens is a landmark in comics history -- that project redefined the entire concept of licensed comics and terrified an entire generation of comics readers in the process. Now they're back with an all-new Aliens tale for Dark Horse's tenth-anniversary celebration.


An unscrupulous crewman struggles to survive aboard a large, Alien infested ship.

Behind the Scenes[]

Along with Aliens: Mondo Heat and Aliens: Lovesick, Aliens: Lucky was one of only three Aliens comics published in the entire year of 1996, part of a two year slow-down of the line. Dark Horse was start up a whole new slate of miniseries, one-shots and short stories again in 1997.