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The Compleat Aliens
Story by Various
Art by Various
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Lettering by Various
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Date of publication September 1st, 1993
Last comic Aliens: Taste
Next comic Aliens: Salvation

The Compleat Aliens (or Compleat Aliens) is a deluxe trade paperback comic book published by Dark Horse Comics on September 1, 1993 collecting the groundbreaking early Aliens comics. Specifically, it collects Aliens: Book One, Aliens: Book Two, Aliens: Earth War and Dark Horse Presents: Aliens. The book was edited by Kij Johnson.

In the Aliens comics line, The Compleat Aliens was preceded by Aliens: Taste, published concurrently with Aliens: Colonial Marines (1993-1994 series), Aliens: Crusade, Aliens: Backsplash and Aliens: Labyrinth, and was followed by Aliens: Salvation.


A limited edition of 500, the slipcovered, Smyth Sewn book features a foil-stamped, bonded leather binding with specially printed endpapers. The book also includes a special signature, featuring many of the collections' original covers, and a signature page with Aliens art from Den Beauvais and Mark A. Nelson and signed by many of the people who "shaped Aliens at Dark Horse!"

Publisher's Summary[]

The first Aliens comic book came out from Dark Horse in 1987 and was an immediate hit. Now, together for the first time, here are the stories that started Dark Horse's involvement with one of moviedom's favorite nasties: Aliens Book One; Aliens Book Two; Aliens: Earth War; and Dark Horse Presents: Aliens.

Dark Horse collects these stories into a gorgeous limited edition of 500 copies. The slipcovered, Smythe-sewn deluxe book features a foil-stamped, bonded-leather binding with specially printed end papers. The book includes a special signature, featuring many of the collections' original covers, and a signature page sparkling with new Aliens art from some of the artists for the original comics, signed by many of the people who shaped Aliens at Dark Horse!

Stories Included[]


  • "Compleat" is an archaic spelling of complete. However, despite the title, The Compleat Aliens does not include all Aliens comics published before the book's release.

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