Alien Encounters

Alien Encounters
Alien Encounters. For the 1977 Canadian film originally produced under this title, see Starship Invasions. For classifications of alien encounters, see Close encounter.
Alien Encounters is a science fiction anthology comic book published by FantaCo Enterprises and then Eclipse Comics. The comic debuted with FantaCo in 1981, and in 1985 was revived by Eclipse, where (starting over from issue 1) it ran for fourteen issues until 1987. Eclipse began publishing the title soon after the cancellation of Alien Worlds, a similar science-fiction themed anthology.

Publication history

Several noteworthy creators worked on the series, including Stephen R. Bissette, John Bolton, joe Chiodo, Richard Corben, Howard Cruse, Chuck Dixon, Rick Geary, Bruce Jones, David Lloyd, David Mazzucchelli, Gray Morrow, Timothy Truman, Thomas Yeates, and Mike Zeck.

Catherine Yronwode edited Alien Encounters for Eclipse, which was noted for its racy, pulp magazine-inspired covers, and was sometimes criticized for featuring gratuitous nude scenes.

Other media

The story "Nada" from Alien Encounters #6 served as partial inspiration for the 1988 John Carpenter film They Live.

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