Alien Encounters is a comic published by Eclipse Comics which ran for fourteen issues from 1985 to 1987. It was sometimes criticized for unneceesary nude scenes. Several noteworthy creators worked on the series, including John Bolton, Richard Corben, Rick Geary, David Lloyd, David Mazzucchelli, Gray Morrow, and Tim Truman.
To the great disappointment of many, Pacific Comics ceased publishing in 1984. Eclipse picked up a few of their more popular series, including Alien Worlds, continuing that title’s run until issue #9 when its owners decided to cancel it. A year later, Eclipse decided to offer its own version of that
Running fourteen issues in all, Alien Encounters offered up some very respectable stories of science-fiction and the unexpected. A two-page quickie by Marc Hempel shows a man with a bionic replacement hand worrying about fitting in—but when he looks out the window, we see that the planet is populated by robots! More involved stories show people dreaming of families and children on the brink of doomsday, running from alien police, and going to outrageous (and deadly) extremes to remake bad robot movies from the 1950s.