Alien & Predator Comics: By Marvel?
Within my family, I am regarded as… well, a little out there. I lost all my “cool” cred within months of my retirement from covering pro hockey as I picked up assignments writing about Star Wars, Disney World, and everything in between.
However, this is the first time (that I remember) I am writing about the Aliens and Predator franchises (at the same time)!
And yes, I was the lonely guy in the Alien vs. Predator movie – that may not have aided my cool cred but it did wonders for my nerd quotient.
But, hey, we all yearn for synergy, right?
Alien & Predator Come to Marvel
Today, Marvel Entertainment announced three iconic franchises – ALIEN, PREDATOR, and ALIEN VS. PREDATOR – will be launching all-new stories with Marvel Comics starting in 2021! Revealed exclusively by IGN, the new comic series will feature new and classic characters from Earth and beyond to explore never-before-seen corners of both the Alien and Predator universes.
Following the debut of Alien in 1979 and Predator in 1987, the films built a cult following and… [led] to 2004’s landmark crossover Alien vs. Predator. Marvel’s new stories will draw from all of these properties, building on decades of multimedia storytelling…
“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.”
Hey, I am ready for this. Are you?
Check out the trailers from the franchises that spawned the new comics:
“In space, nobody can hear you scream…”
“I ain’t got time to bleed…”
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
“No matter who wins, we lose…”
“Sometimes to create, one must first destroy…”
And while you’re at it, check out the gorgeous teaser art posted by Marvel.com:
And this one too!