Alien³ was a three-issue comic book series adaptation published by Dark Horse Comics from June-July 1992. The series was written by Steven Grant, drawn by Christopher Taylor, inked by Rick Magyar, colored by Matt Webb, and lettered by Jim Massara, with cover art by painter Arthur Suydam. It was edited by Barbara Kesel. The series was based on the film of the same name.

The adaptation has never been collected or reprinted.

Alien³ was published concurrently with Dark Horse's adaptation of the second Alien film, Aliens: Newt's Tale (June-July 1992), and was followed by Aliens: Renegade (Aug.-Sept. 1992) and Aliens: Horror Show (Oct.-Dec. 1992).


The story of the comics adaptation exactly followed the plot of the film Alien 3, scripted by David Giler, Walter Hill and Larry Ferguson. In it, Ellen Ripley crash lands on the prison planet of Fiorina 161 and must face an alien with the few remaining inmates on the planet.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Writer Steven Grant was most known for his work on Marvel Comics' The Punisher.