This story ties together some of the pin-up pieces I've posted mashing up these two sci-fi franchises. I'm a big fan of them both - and this is my homage to them, as well as my hope that a meeting could someday find its way onto the big screen.
The set up for this story is as follows:
Following the fall of the Republic and rise of the Empire, Darth Vader continues to fall ever deeper into the abyss of the Dark Side of the Force. His efforts to enforce his master's will and lust for power lead him to delve further into the lore of the mysterious Sith.
Learning from his evil Emperor that former Sith apprentice, Darth Maul, had overcome a nest of Xenomorphs as a right of passage, Vader has searched the galaxy for the elusive aliens - intent on testing himself against them to further prove himself to his master.
Vader uses bounty hunters and pirates to locate the xenomorphs but previous discoveries have all led to those searching coming to a grizzly demise. Vader's hopes were high when a pirate captain informed him of his discovery of a xenomorph nest on a desolate outer rim planet. A meeting to hand over the cargo was arranged but called into doubt when Vader's crew lost contact with the pirate vessel....