Marvel Alien No. 1 Arrives March 24
Do you miss The Great Movie Ride? Yeah, me too.
But beyond the great noir call-outs, Indiana Jones, and the Casablanca scene, the most impactful moment in the ride was the Xenomorph from Alien.
Yep, seeing Sigourney Weaver holding her flamethrower, warning us with her eyes that something was about, was downright scary.
Marvel Alien No. 1
The cover for Marvel’s Alien No. 1 captures that fearsome feeling and sets up an uncomfortable read for all of us Disney comic book fans. And while its arrival won’t have the shock value of an H. R. Giger-designed creature dropping from the ceiling, the anticipation remains.
Earlier this year, writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson told Marvel.com, “Ever since seeing Ridley Scott’s Alien at way too young an age, I’ve been OBSESSED with the xenomorph, the single most iconic representation of terror on film.
“I was as excited as anyone when I heard the franchise was coming to Marvel, and when they asked me to WRITE THE LAUNCH, I was floored. I’ve been training my whole life for this gig without knowing it.”
And the artist on the series, Salvador Larroca, added, “Alien is a creative reference to a whole generation of artists, and I’m so proud to now be illustrating this series. I hope readers enjoy it as much as I do drawing it! Phillip’s story is going to be a delight for fans of this awesome franchise!”
New Teaser For Alien No. 1
Today, Marvel brought the excitement to a new level, as the media giant released a teaser for the upcoming comic series.
The new series will introduce readers to Gabriel Cruz who years ago almost literally gave his life to Weyland-Yutani when he barely survived an alien attack. Recently retired, Cruz is trying to patch things up with his abandoned son with the help of his friend, a Bishop-model android, but his re-entry into civilian life is not going smoothly…and his encounters with the deadly Xenomorph are far from over.
Finally, check out the trailer: