Aliens: Special is a special "one-shot" (single issue) anthology comic book published by Dark Horse Comics in June 1997. The issue features two all-new stories, Aliens: 45 Seconds by writer Darko Macan and artist Frank Teran, and Aliens: Elder Gods by writer Nancy A. Collins and artist Leif Jones. It was edited by Philip Amara & Scott Allie and featured a cover by Teran.
Both stories were later collected in Aliens: Omnibus Volume 6 in December 2008.
Grendel Tales and X-wing Rogue Squadron writer Darko Macan and Punisher and X-Men artist Frank Teran tell the tale of a Colonial Marine sent to clean out an infestation. He's got a job to do, a pulse bomb with a 45-second detonator, and the clock's ticking.
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
Writer Darko Macan is from Croatia and has worked on a number of Star Wars comics for Dark Horse including the mini-series Rogue Squadron: The Phantom Affair and Jedi vs. Sith.
Writer Nancy A. Collins previously wrote the Predator comic Predator: Hell Come a Walkin'.