There have been some crazy crossovers as of late, but have Dynamite and Dark Horse Comics topped them all with the just announced Aliens/Vampirella event?

While I still think Archie Comics is killing it with the Archie vs. Predator and Archie vs. Sharknado events, it’s the Aliens/Vampirella crossover that makes a lot of sense – especially when you consider Vampirella is already an alien whose world may or may not have a bug infestation.

“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,” says Dark Horse V.P. of Publishing Randy Stradley in a prepared statement for the press.

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.”

To date, the Aliens franchise has had a number of crossover events in comics:

  • Aliens vs. Predator
  • Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator
  • Mindhunter
  • Batman/Aliens
  • Green Lantern Versus Aliens
  • Judge Dredd vs. Aliens
  • Superman/Aliens
  • Superman and Batman versus Aliens and Predator
  • WildC.A.T.s/Aliens

We can add Vampirella to the list when the crossover event arrives later this year.

via Dynamite Entertainment


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