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Aliens omnibus. Volume 5.
Arcudi, John.
1st edition
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse, 2008.
Physical Description:
371 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Collects ten stories from the "Aliens" series, in which, despite the countless deadly encounters, mankind continues their quest of greed to understand the xenomorphs with aims at one day controlling the species; and features work from John Byrne, Mark Schultz, Guy Davis, and others.
General Note:
"This volume collects material previously published as the Dark Horse comic-book series Aliens: alchemy, Aliens: survival, and Aliens: havoc, the Dark Horse graphic novel Aliens: kidnapped, the Dark Horse comic books Aliens: Earth angel and Aliens: lovesick, and stories from the Dark Horse comic-book series Dark Horse Comics issues seventeen through nineteen, Dark Horse presents issues one-hundred one and one-hundred two, and A decade of Dark Horse issue three."--T.p. verso.
Alchemy / Kidnapped / Survival / Cargo / Alien / Earth angel / Incubation / Havoc / Lovesick / Lucky
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Living with the Alien has become a fact of life--and death--as mankind expands throughout the galaxy. And no matter how each encounter with the deadly xenomorphs inevitably leads to disaster, man's hubris and greed just as inevitably fuel the desire to try to unlock the secrets of the demonic beasts' biology or bring the creatures under control as tools to build an even more monstrous future.

Dark Horse Comics' critically acclaimed Aliens series set the bar for how the universe of a popular film could be expanded through graphic fiction. Aliens Omnibus Volume 5 collects more of these comics classics, featuring over 350 story pages in full color by some of the finest creators in graphic fiction.

* Collects Aliens- Alchemy #1-3, Aliens- Kidnapped TPB, Aliens- Cargo one-shot, Aliens- Survival #1-3, "Aliens- Alien" ( DHC #17-19), Aliens- Earth Angel one-shot, "Aliens- Incubation" ( DHP #101-102), Aliens- Havoc #1-2, Aliens- Lovesick one-shot, "Aliens- Lucky" ( Decade of Dark Horse TPB)

Author Notes

Jim Woodring is a writer, cartoonist, and conceptual artist. Woodring was born in Los Angeles and worked as a garbage collector and merry-go-round operator before settling in as a cartoonist. Woodring is known for Frank and Jim. Woodring was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his story "Weathercraft ." In addition to animation, Woodring is also an extremely accomplished fine artist.

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Michigan-based artist Guy Davis spent his youth drawing and sketching monsters and aliens, with an imagination fed on a healthy dose of late night creature features and monster mags! It was after graduating and not really having any idea of what to do with himself outside of drawing, that he decided to try and continue in comics. In 1984 he created a tongue-in-cheek space opera "Quonto of the Star Corps" for the small press Fantastic Fanzine . Quonto was soon forgotten but the fanzine would later become Arrow Comics and lead to work on the comic series The Realm.

After a few years at Arrow Comics, his work on The Realm would take him to Caliber Press and his first creator owned series with Gary Reed; the Harvey Award nominated Baker Street . It was Baker Street that led him to DC/Vertigo and Sandman Mystery Theatre with Matt Wagner and Steve Seagle. Since then he has worked for most of the major comic publishers along with providing artwork and conceptual design for various role-playing games, as well as Guillermo del Toro's projects Pacific Rim , The Strain , and Crimson Peak. He resides with his fiancée, Rosemary Van Deuren, along with a menagerie of pets and a trio of horse skulls named Becky, Conrad and Steptoe.