Announced today, Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics continue their prolific partnership this year when Corinna Bechko ("Star Wars: Legacy") scripts the epic conflict. "I've loved 'Alien' since I first saw it as a kid on a crummy old TV in a well-lit room and got scared half to death anyway," Bechko said in a press release. "Now that I have the chance to add a little corner to that universe I couldn't be happier. And pitting such an implacable horror against Vampirella? That's a meeting that definitely produces very fertile story-telling ground. The 'Alien' franchise has always thrived with strong women in the lead. Smart, self-assured Vampirella is a joy to write for, even when she may have met her match."
While an artist has not yet been announced, Dynamite has released the following concept art, along with a full press release.
Official Press Release
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the upcoming 2015 crossover, Aliens / Vampirella, pitting the iconic horror heroine against the Xenomorphs popularized in eight feature films and numerous Dark Horse Comics series. Written by Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy, Savage Hulk), the sci-fi horror crossover marks the first time that the two comic book universes collide.
Writer Corinna Bechko says, "I've loved Alien since I first saw it as a kid on a crummy old TV in a well-lit room and got scared half to death anyway. Now that I have the chance to add a little corner to that universe I couldn't be happier. And pitting such an implacable horror against Vampirella? That's a meeting that definitely produces very fertile story-telling ground. The Alien franchise has always thrived with strong women in the lead. Smart, self-assured Vampirella is a joy to write for, even when she may have met her match."
"Aliens/Vampirella continues our string of successful cross-overs with Dark Horse Comics.Â This is an incredible series, and we're proud to have Corrina (Bechko) as the architect featuring the iconic Vampirella against one of Fox's icons - Aliens!" States CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.
"When I first heard about the Vampirella/Aliens crossover, I thought to myself, 'how is this going to work?' But then I read Corinna Bechko's outline for the series, and all my doubts were dispelled." States V.P. of Publishing Randy Stradley
Vampirella is a raven-haired heroine who remains, even after 45 years of publication, one of the comic industry's leading ladies, due in no small part to Dynamite Entertainment's stewardship of the character. Since Vampirella's very healthy resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published two volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers. The Vampirella franchise is a haven for writers and artists with a penchant for the macabre.
For over twenty-five years, Dark Horse Comics has been the comic book home to the Aliens franchise, expanding upon the universe of terror first introduced in the 1979 Ridley Scott-helmed sci-fi/horror masterpiece. Featuring the nightmarish extraterrestrials as imagined by H. R. Giger, the Dark Horse comics have enjoyed unprecedented success in both the hobby and mass markets. Throughout the years, the Xenomorphs have interacted with many staples of the comic book industry, including Batman, Predator, Terminator, Judge Dredd, Superman, and Green Lantern.
Aliens / Vampirella will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies ofÂ Aliens / VampirellaÂ with their local comic book retailers.Â Aliens / VampirellaÂ will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.