We may not get a new alien movie anytime soon, but Marvel Comics brings us new stories set in the classic sci-fi / horror franchise in just a few months. The publisher has announced a new series from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Empyre: Captain America), which will debut in March 2021. The series, simply titled extraterrestrialwill be the first in a new series of stories set in this universe.
The book shows art by Salvador Larroca (Doctor downfall). The cover for Alien # 1 has been revealed, which features a Xenomorph looking pretty vicious and ready to strike. It seems pretty faithful to what fans will remember from Ridley Scott’s original 1979 classic. Johnson had that to say.
“Just as a reader and fan, I was just as excited as anyone when I heard the franchise was coming to Marvel, and when they asked me to write the opening, I was down on the ground. I’ve had my whole life for this gig without it trained Ever since I saw Ridley Scott’s alien too young, I’ve been obsessed with the xenomorph, the most iconic portrayal of terror in film. “
The focus of the plot is a Weyland Yutani mercenary named Gabriel Cruz, who has to fight a deadly new generation of Xenomorphs in order to ensure the survival of his endangered child. Marvel says it will be “an exciting addition to the incredible legacy that began with the groundbreaking 1979 film.” The publisher also promises to include both new and classic characters “from Earth and Beyond”. Salvador Larroca had this to say.
“Drawing this was like a dream come true, and I’m so grateful to be part of this series! Alien has been one of my favorite references in science fiction horror since I was young, and I never expected I got the chance to draw this. Alien is a creative reference for a generation of artists, and I am so proud to illustrate this series now. I hope readers enjoy it as much as I draw it! Philip’s story will be you a delight for fans of this great franchise! I devoured every alien story I could in every available medium and spent hours in the back of a classroom sketching ideas for what happened before, after, and in between chapters that we had to see. Now I have a chance to bring my favorite nightmares to life. And with my insanely talented friends at Marvel and some of the greatest comic artists, who tell these stories with me, I can promise you: our nightmares will be yours. “
Disney bought almost all of Fox’s media assets under a multi-billion dollar deal that went into effect. The deal went into effect last year and put Disney in control extraterrestrialas well as a variety of other franchises. Since Disney also owns Marvel, they decided to create synergies with these new books. New Predator Comics are also on the way, but no titles or release dates have been set.
On the movie side, Ridley Scott is planning another sequel, though the details remain puzzling. It follows the Alien: Covenant 2017, which turned out to be a controversial commercial disappointment. Convince yourself of the newly revealed cover. This message comes to us via Marvel.com.