Aliens vs Predator vs the Omniverse (1991-2019)

Dark Horse Comics picked up the licenses for Aliens and Predator in 1988 and, in 1989, decided pit them both against each other in Dark Horse Presents #34-36. A year later, they battled it out in Aliens vs Predator #1-4 and Dark Horse realised they were onto something.  By the ‘90s, intercompany comics crossovers were all the rage and Batman become the first to be targeted by a Predator in 1991. Following that, the Predators would hunt heroes from other universe – including Dark Horse’s own superhero universe – and the Aliens would make their jump to the DC Universe in 1995 when they met Superman.

The Xenomorphs and Yautja would continue to clash with DC’s heroes, as well as characters from Valiant, Dynamite, Image and even Archie Comics! Dark Horse lost the license to Aliens and Predator in 2019 when Disney bought 20th Century Fox, taking the two deadly species along with them to Marvel Comics. But who knows, maybe we’ll see them clash with other heroes in the years to come…

Thanks to Xenopedia for all their help in putting this together.

When an issue contains multiple stories, the relevant story is denoted with square brackets. For example [2/5] refers to the second story of the five stories in that issue, so you don’t need to read the other four

Want to keep it simple? Here’s the full list in chronological order. Every story sits outside of Aliens/Predator continuity, so read as much or as little as you want and don’t feel like you need to read every other Aliens or Predator comic to get what’s going on!

  • Batman versus Predator #1-3 (DC/Dark Horse)
  • Predator versus Magnus, Robot Fighter #1-2 (Valiant/Dark Horse)
  • Batman versus Predator II: Bloodmatch #1-4 (DC/Dark Horse)
  • Superman/Aliens #1-3 (DC/Dark Horse)
  • Ghost #5 (Dark Horse)
  • Motorhead #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Agents of Law #5-6 (Dark Horse)
  • X #17-18 (Dark Horse)
  • Tarzan versus Predator at the Earth’s Core #1-4 (Dark Horse)
  • Batman/Aliens #1-2 (DC/Dark Horse)
  • Predator Versus Judge Dredd #1-3 (Egmont Fleetway/Dark Horse)
  • Batman versus Predator III #1-4 (DC/Dark Horse)
  • WildC.A.T.s/Aliens #1 (Image/WildStorm/Dark Horse)
  • Overkill: Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator #1-2 (Image/Top Cow/Dark Horse)
  • Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator #1-4 (Dark Horse)
  • Superman vs. Predator #1-3 (DC/Dark Horse)
  • Green Lantern versus Aliens #1-4 (DC/Dark Horse)
  • Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator: Mindhunter #1-3 (Image/Top Cow/Dark Horse)
  • JLA versus Predator (DC/Dark Horse)
  • Superman vs. Aliens II: God War #1-4 (DC/Dark Horse)
  • Batman/Aliens II #1-3 (DC/Dark Horse)
  • 2000AD #1322-1335 (Rebellion/Dark Horse)
  • Superman and Batman vs. Aliens and Predator #1-2 (DC/Dark Horse)
  • Free Comic Book Day – Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In Space No One Can Hear You Slay! #1 [1/2] (Dark Horse)
  • Archie vs. Predator #1-4 (Archie/Dark Horse)
  • Aliens/Vampirella #1-6 (Dynamite/Dark Horse)
  • Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1-4 (ICW/Dark Horse)
  • Archie vs. Predator II #1-4 (Archie/Dark Horse)

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One of the most unexpected Predator crossovers of all time!

Title, Issue Number & SynopsisEvent / Crossover
Archie vs Predator #1-4 (2015)
A Predator hunts Archie Andrews and the rest of the Riverdale Gang when they take a holiday in the Los Perdidos Resort. As members of the gang begin to meet grisly fates, the Predator’s true intentions become clear…
Archie vs Predator II #1-5 (2019)
Following their original clash with the Predator, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge find themselves in an alternate universe in which their friends are still alive, but are hunted by a host of Predators.

The Aliens and Predator licenses were held by Dark Horse during this time, making it easier for them to feature crossover stories with other characters licensed by the publisher, like Tarzan, Buffy & Terminator. Though they also took the opportunity to have the Predators interact with their own, short-lived superhero universe in the Dark Horse Heroes line.

Title, Issue Number & SynopsisEvent / Crossover
Ghost #5 (1995)
Motorhead #1 (1995)
Agents of Law #5-6 (1995)
X #17-18 (1995)
Continuing her search for the cause of her own death, Ghost finds herself the target of the Ghosthunters and a Predator; Motorhead clashes with a Predator in Steel Harbour; Law, the superhuman leader of Golden City, finds himself hunted by a Predator; the vigilante X pursues the criminal One Shot when he runs into a Predator in Arcadia; the would-be superhuman dictator Law
Tarzan Versus Predator at the Earth’s Core #1-4 (1996)
The Predators hunt in the primeval forest Pellucidar which comes under the protection of Tarzan, the Lord of the Jungle, but they soon find themselves up against a mutual foe.
Aliens Versus Predator Versus the Terminator #1-4 (2000)
Centuries after John Conner’s war against the Terminators, Skynet returns with Alien/Terminator hybrids; humanity’s only hope is Ellen Ripley and the Predators.
Free Comic Book Day – Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In Space No One Can Hear You Slay! #1 [1/2] (2012)
Spike takes Buffy Summers into space for a break from all that vampire slaying, but she soon finds herself fighting for her life against an Alien.

The DC Universe faces attacks from Predators and a series of Alien infestations. And it’s not long before it’s all happening at once! Green Lantern Versus Alien #1 actually takes place before the other DC/Aliens minis, but reads better with the rest of that series. Each mini can be read as a standalone story, though the Batman/Predator, Superman/Aliens and Batman/Aliens stories and sequels are obviously connected.

Title, Issue Number & SynopsisEvent / Crossover
Batman Versus Predator #1-3 (1991-1992)
Batman’s investigation a series of murders in Gotham City leads him into a direct conflict with a Predator in a fight in may not win.
Batman Versus Predator II #1-4 (1993-1994)
Batman is assisted by Huntress when another Predator arrives in Gotham City, looking to prove himself against the Caped Crusader in a ‘Bloodmatch’.
Superman/Aliens #1-3 (1995)
The Man of Steel follows a series of signals in space, believing they will lead him back to Krypton; instead, they lead Superman into the path of the deadly Aliens.
Batman/Aliens #1-2 (1997)
Out of his element, Batman faces an infestation of Aliens when he’s stranded in Guatemala.
Batman Versus Predator III #1-4 (1997-1998)
Two Predators come to Gotham to test their mettle against Batman and Robin.
Superman vs Predator #1-3 (2000)
A power-draining virus weakens Superman while on a mission in Central America, making it the worst possible time for him to come face-to-face with a Predator.
Title, Issue Number & SynopsisEvent / Crossover
Green Lantern Versus Aliens #1-4 (2000)
Years ago, Hal Jordan of the Green Lantern Corps faced the terrifying threat of the alien Xenomorphs; now Kyle Rayner is the only Green Lantern in the universe and must face the Aliens alone.
JLA Versus Predator (2001)
The Predators already faced Batman and Superman on separate occasions, but now they’re going to hunt the entire Justice League – and this time, the Predators have powers.
Superman/Aliens II: God War #1-4 (2002)
A ship infested with Aliens crash-lands on Apokalips, giving Darkseid the ultimate weapon to use against Superman and the New Gods.
Batman/Aliens II #1-3 (2002-2003)
Bloodthirsty Aliens are unleashed on Gotham City and it’s not long before someone starts fusing their DNA with the inmates of Arkham Asylum.
Superman and Batman Versus Aliens and Predator #1-2 (2007)
The Predators return to Earth to resume their feud with Batman and Superman, but this time, the two heroes also have Aliens to contend with.

So far, we’ve only seen one inter-company crossover with the characters owned or licensed by Dynamite Entertainment.

Title, Issue Number & SynopsisEvent / Crossover
Aliens/Vampirella #1-6 (2015-2016)
Vampirella comes to the rescue of a human colony on Mars when Aliens enter their base.

The Aliens and Predators have clashed with the stars of the Witchblade and the Darkness, two of the biggest characters from Image ComicsTop Cow Productions imprint. The WildCATs/Aliens one-shot was actually an in-continuity event set in the WildStorm Universe (another separate Image imprint) and signalled the end of an era for their StormWatch title to make space for the launch of Authority. WildStorm were bought by DC Comics soon after the one-shot, which now makes it a DC/Dark Horse event.

Title, Issue Number & SynopsisEvent / Crossover
WildC.A.T.s/Aliens #1 (1998)
When StormWatch’s SkyWatch base goes quiet, the WildCATs are brought in to find out why; but they soon learn StormWatch have met the most chilling fate when they battle to survive an Alien infestation.
Overkill: Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator #1-2 (1999)
Sara Pezzini becomes a target for the Aliens when they show up in New York City, looking to hatch their eggs; Darkness host Jackie Estacado fights alongside Sara as she unleashes the Witchblade on both the Aliens and the Predators.
Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator: Mindhunter #1-3 (2000-2001)
The Aliens and Predators both return to New York City, but reality begins to warp around them as Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado rejoin the fray.

Judge Dredd’s clashes with the Aliens and Predators have been produced by a number of different publishers. The Dredd/Aliens story ‘Incubus’ that ran in the UK’s 2000AD Prog 1322-1335 was immediately reprinted in the US by Dark Horse as Judge Dredd Versus Aliens: Incubus #1-4 (2003).

Title, Issue Number & SynopsisEvent / Crossover
Predator Versus Judge Dredd #1-3 (1997, Egmont Fleetway)
A single rogue Predator hunts in Mega-City One and quickly comes into conflict with the relentless Judge Dredd and the rest of the Justice Department.
2000 AD #1322-1335 (2002-2003, Rebellion)
Criminals fight over Alien eggs on the streets of Mega-City One, but the war takes an even more violent turn when a fully-grown Xenomorph emerges and begins killing spree; Judge Dredd and his fellow Judges confront the threat head-on.
Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens #1-4 (2016-2017, IDW)
Judge Dredd might just have to side with the next Predator he encounters when Mega-City One faces an Alien infestation!

From the days of the original Valiant Comics and the second comics universe to be visited by the Predators. Though their target would be Magnus, Robot Fighter whose stories originally ran in Gold Key Comics in the 1960s and he would eventually find a home with Dark Horse in 2010.

Title, Issue Number & SynopsisEvent / Crossover
Predator Versus Magnus, Robot Fighter #1-2 (1992)
In the year 4001AD, a Predator must fight Magnus, Robot Fighter in order to obtain the lost X-O Manowar helmet.

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Notable collected editions featuring the Avengers vs Predator vs Omniverse…

Collected Edition TitleCollects…
Archie vs PredatorArchie vs Predator #1-4
Archie vs Predator IIArchie vs Predator II #1-5
Ghost Omnibus vol.1Ghost #5
X Omnibus vol.2X #17-18
Tarzan Versus PredatorTarzan Versus Predator at the Earth’s Core #1-4
Aliens Versus Predator Versus the TerminatorAliens Versus Predator Versus the Terminator #1-4
DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics: Batman Versus PredatorBatman Versus Predator #1-3

Batman Versus Predator II #1-4

Batman Versus Predator III #1-4
Batman Versus Predator: The Collected EditionBatman Versus Predator #1-3
Batman Versus Predator II: BloodmatchBatman Versus Predator II #1-4
Batman Versus Predator III: Blood TiesBatman Versus Predator III #1-4

Collected Edition TitleCollects…
DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics: SupermanSuperman/Aliens #1-3

Superman/Aliens II: God War #1-4

Superman/Madman Hullabaloo #1-3

Superman/Tarzan: Lords of the Jungle #1-3
Superman/AliensSuperman/Aliens #1-3
Superman/Aliens II: God WarSuperman/Aliens II: God War #1-4
DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics: AliensBatman/Aliens #1-2

Batman/Aliens II #1-3

Superman and Batman Versus Aliens and Predator #1-2

WildC.A.T.s/Aliens #1
Batman/AliensBatman/Aliens #1-2

Dark Horse Presents #101-102
Batman/Aliens IIBatman/Aliens II #1-3
Superman and Batman Versus Aliens and PredatorSuperman and Batman Versus Aliens and Predator #1-2
StormWatch: Final OrbitStormWatch #10-11

WildC.A.T.s/Aliens #1
DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics: Justice League vol.1Batman/Hellboy/Starman #1-2

Ghost/Batgirl #1-4

Superman vs Predator #1-3

Collected Edition TitleCollects…
Superman vs PredatorSuperman vs Predator #1-3
DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics: Justice League vol.2Batman/Tarzan: Claws of the Cat-Woman #1-4

Green Lantern Versus Aliens #1-4

JLA Versus Predator

Spyboy/Young Justice #1-3
Green Lantern Versus AliensGreen Lantern Versus Aliens #1-4
Aliens/VampirellaAliens/Vampirella #1-6
Vampirella Team-Up OmnibusAliens/Vampirella #1-6
Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator: MindhunterWitchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator: Mindhunter #1-3
Predator vs Judge Dredd vs AliensPredator Versus Judge Dredd #1-3

2000 AD #1322-1335 / Judge Dredd Versus Aliens: Incubus #1-4
Judge Dredd Versus Aliens: Incubus2000 AD #1322-1335 / Judge Dredd Versus Aliens: Incubus #1-4
Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens: Splice and DicePredator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens #1-4
Predator Versus Magnus, Robot FighterPredator Versus Magnus, Robot Fighter #1-2

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