Marvel Comics launches alien series in March 2021

Marvel has announced the first new alien project since it acquired the rights to the Alien and Predator franchise. A new ongoing series, simply entitled Aliens, focuses on a Weyland Utani mercenary named Gabriel Cruz fighting a new, more deadly form of Zenomorph. The aliens were written by Philip Kennedy Johnson (Resurrection of Marvel Zombies) and colored by Salvador Larroca (Star Wars) and Guru-eFX. Please see the cover of the first issue below.

Art: InHyuk Lee (Image credit: Marvel)

“I was just as excited as anyone when I heard that the franchise was coming to Marvel, like a reader and a fan, and when they asked me to write a launch, I went to the floor. I sat down. I’ve been training for this gig for the rest of my life without knowing it, “Johnson said in a Marvel press release. “Since I saw Ridley Scott’s aliens too young, I’ve been obsessed with the heterogeneous form of the movie’s most iconic horror expression.”

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“Drawing this was like a dream come true. I am very grateful to be part of this series!” Laroca said. “Since I was young, aliens have been a reference for my favorite sci-fi horror, and I never thought I would have the opportunity to draw them. ALIEN is a creative reference for artists of all ages. I’m very proud to explain this series. I want readers to enjoy it as much as I draw! Philip’s story will be delightful to fans of this amazing franchise! “

Look for Alien # 1 on the shelves in March 2021. Marvel is making fun of future announcements about the first Predator comics and other upcoming projects surrounding the two franchises. Check IGN for more details.

The original story is as follows:

The Alien and Predator franchises have been the mainstay of the comics industry for decades, and now both have found new homes. IGN has exclusively revealed that Marvel Comics has acquired both alien and predator rights, paving the way for a new line of comics set in this cinematic science fiction world.

Marvel isn’t ready to reveal a particular title or creative team yet, but he can debut a pair of amazing teaser images by Batman artist David Fincher. First, Finch’s view of the alien “Big Chap” Xenomorph is:Alien art by David Finch. (Image credit: Marvel)

Alien art by David Finch. (Image credit: Marvel)

Then turn to Finch’s Predator as the artist shows what would happen if one of these elite hunters targeted the Avengers.Predator art by David Finch. (Image credit: Marvel)

Predator art by David Finch. (Image credit: Marvel)

For clarity, the Predator Teaser does not suggest that the two franchises will be integrated into the Marvel Universe (as if Marvel reacquired the Conan license in 2018). Marvel’s new comics instead extend the characters and settings of various alien and predator movies. Still, it’s always possible for fans to see crossovers like Alien vs. Predator vs. The Avengers.

Not surprisingly, Finch rendered these two teaser images explosively and told IGN: “Aliens and Predators are the two most identifiable and iconic characters ever, and I love them, but most of the time, fortunately they are kids when they’re new. I’m them. I’ve seen all the movies I’ve ever seen, and I can’t wait to see them causing havoc in the Marvel Universe. I have a big smile on my face and their I drew a picture. “

Dark Horse Comics has published stories of aliens and Predators since 1988 and 1989, respectively, and 2020 seems to mark the end of the deal. Given that both properties, like Marvel itself, are now under Disney’s umbrella, this move is not necessarily surprising. The Star Wars comic book line went through a similar transition when it moved from Dark Horse to Marvel in 2015, and Marvel launched a new line of comics as part of Disney’s revamped Star Wars timeline. .. Similarly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has shifted from a dark horse to a boom! The 2018 studio paves the way for the restarted Buffy universe.

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In a statement to IGN, Marvel’s editor-in-chief CBC Cebulski said, “Nothing is more thrilling than a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Aliens and Predators have told it over and over again. “. I clearly remember where I was when I first saw these modern masterpieces, and skillfully turned extraterrestrial horror and drama into some of the most iconic scenes I’ve ever seen in a movie. I enjoy weaving in. And it is that heritage that we live in! “

“As a visual medium, comics are a great place to build those moments. Here at Marvel, we’re honored to start telling these stories to fans around the world,” Cebulski added. “The release schedule is back, so I can’t wait to share more in the coming months!”

Editor Jake Thomas said: “The incredible legacy of both franchises offers some of the most fascinating and exciting world-building of all science fiction. Its in a whole new story set in those universes. It’s a thrill and an honor to be able to add myth and continuity. “

Keep an eye on IGN for the future of Marvel’s aliens and Predators. Comic-Con @ Home will be held July 22-26, so you’ll know more in just a few weeks.In other alien news, director Ridley Scott recently revealed plans for a third prequel film exploring the origin of the Xenomorph egg seen in the original film.

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