MARVEL COMICS TO PUBLISH NEW ‘ALIEN’ AND ‘PREDATOR’ STORIES IN 2021

Earlier today in an announcement revealed exclusively by IGN, Marvel Entertainment revealed three iconic franchises ‘Alien’, ‘Predator’ and ‘Alien vs Predator’ will be launching new comics come 2021. The comics will also contain new and classic characters from Earth and beyond exploring unseen parts of both the Alien and Predator Universes.

Alien debuted in 1979 while Predator in 1987, following the success of not only the films but comic books, toys, games and novels leading to the 2004 ultimate crossover movie “Alien vs Predator”. Marvel’s new stories will cite all the past properties and is expected to include characters from Marvel comics, imagine an epic battle – Alien vs Predator vs Iron Man. Marvel shared cover art for Alien and teaser art for Predator designed by David Finch and we got to see a teaser of the aftermath of such a battle, pretty dark.



Predator teaser art by David Finch


"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!" C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel, told IGN. "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!"

"The incredible legacies of both franchises offer some of the most compelling and exciting worldbuilding in all of science fiction," said Marvel Editor Jake Thomas. "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."

"Alien and Predator are the two of the most identifiable, iconic characters of all time, and I love them for that," said Finch. "But mostly, it's being fortunate enough to be a kid when they were new. I've seen every movie they've ever been in, and I cannot wait to see them wreaking havoc in the Marvel Universe. I drew my pictures of them with a massive smile on my face."

 

Alien cover art by David Finch


"As a visual medium, comics are the perfect place to build on those moments, and we here at Marvel are honored to begin telling these stories for fans everywhere," added Cebulski. "As our release schedule continues to return, we can't wait to share more in the coming months!"

Details on upcoming ALIEN and PREDATOR comic book titles, collections, reprints, and creative teams will be shared at a later date.

 While there was no information on comic titles, collection and creative crews we expect to get more information in the coming months.


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