Alien and Predator Content Coming to Marvel after decades with Dark Horse Comics
So after decades being published by Dark Horse Comics, the Alien and Predator franchise is finally moving to Marvel!
According to the reveal which happened in IGN, three specific books will be making an appearance in Marvel namely Predator, Alien and Alien vs Predator. These three books are scheduled to appear by 2021.
At the moment, Marvel doesn’t have a creative team attached to each book but you can bet that they are already hard at work in getting these books off the ground. Check out the individual images below with art done by David Finch.
Both covers excite me to be honest. The Alien one has a Xenomorph stalking the Guardians of the Galaxy onboard the Milano or whatever’s the name of Peter Quill’s new ship. Meanwhile Finch drew the Predator perched atop the Fantastic Four’s Baxter Building clutching Tony Stark’s Iron Man helmet.
C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel, told IGN
There’s nothing more thrilling than a story that will keep you at the edge of your seat, and Alien and Predator have delivered that time and time again! I can clearly remember where I was when I saw each of these modern masterpieces for the first time, and reveling in how both masterfully weave extraterrestrial dread and drama into some of the most iconic scenes we’ve ever seen on film. And it’s that legacy that we’re going to live up to!
Marvel Editor Jake Thomas says:
The incredible legacies of both franchises offer some of the most compelling and exciting worldbuilding in all of science fiction. It is a thrill and an honor to be able to add to that mythology and continuity with all-new stories set within those universes.
So it looks like the collected books and a few graphic novels from Dark Horse could be reprinted in Marvel with new trade dress, design and additional content.
Why this Happened?
In case you’re not aware, The Walt Disney Company locked in and bought 20th Century Fox which in turn owned the franchise to both the Alien IP and the Predator IP. This would extend not just to movies but also to comic book. And rather than pay X amount to Dark Horse Comics for a deal, it looks like House Mouse opted to move everything to Marvel where they have full control.
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