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
- Green Lantern Versus Aliens
- Judge Dredd vs. Aliens
- Superman and Batman versus Aliens and Predator
We can add Vampirella to the list when the crossover event arrives later this year.