Sunday, March 26, 2017

Was there ever a comic featuring Ripley and the Aliens? Yes, and no, but we'll take it.

As I was preparing to update this site today, I happen to see Dark Horse Comics' advertisement for their newest issue of Alien vs. Predator: Life and Death #4 and Aliens: Defiance #10. These comic books made me wonder if the main character, Ellen Ripley, from the Aliens quadrilogy films was ever featured in comic form.

Low and behold, I discovered  "Aliens vs. Predator vs. The Terminator", Dark Horse Comics' four-part comic book series featuring Ridley and a whole host of other characters, not only from Aliens, but as the titles suggest, Predator and The Terminator as well.  I am a great fan of all of these movie franchises, and the Aliens film quadrilogy is my favorite of the three.

I love the character of Ridley, so naturally, I want to discover how she fares in this strangely put
together crossover series, which appears to be a chaotic mix at best. This being the case, I will hold back on my review of this comic collection until I have read each from beginning to end.

However, if you are also a diehard Alien fan, and you have never read the comics, below is a  link for your own reading enjoyment courtesy of

Aliens vs. Predator vs. The Terminator

Aliens vs. Predator vs. The Terminator

  • Part 1: Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator

  • Part 2: Monster vs. Machine
  • Part 3: Ripley... And Company
  • Part 4: Future Hell

Writer: Mark Schultz
Penciller: Mel Rubi
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Main characters: Alien, Predator, Terminator

This comic book collection begins some time after the crash of the spaceship, Auriga, on earth from the film Aliens: Resurrection featuring the clone Ridley 8. John Connor from the Terminator movies also makes appearances.  

But, to answer my question: Was there ever a comic featuring Ripley and the Aliens? The answer would be no, because the real Ellen Ripley was long dead by the time Ripley 8 came along.

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Poster

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Friday, July 7, 2017

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man with the Avengers Tower in background

Directed by: Jon Watts

Produced by: Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal

Screenplay by: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna , and Erik Sommers

Based on the Marvel Comic Book by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, Stan Lee

Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. 




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