New ‘Alien’ Comic in the Works at Marvel

New 'Alien' Comic in the Works at Marvel

The series hits in March.

by Graeme McMillan

In 2021, no one will be able to hear you scream, again.

Marvel Entertainment has announced details of its first original comic book series based on the Alien movie franchise, and it’s launching early next year.

The creative team of Phillip Kennedy Johnson (DC’s The Last God) and Salvador Larroca (Marvel’s Star Wars) will team for Alien, a new series featuring a “bold take on the Alien mythology” as well as “both new and classic characters” from the movies, centering on Gabriel Cruz, a new character described by the publisher as “a Weyland-Yutani mercenary.”

“Just as a reader and fan, 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,” said Johnson in a statement. “I’ve been training my whole life for this gig without knowing it. 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.”

Prior to Marvel taking over the comic book license for the Alien property, Dark Horse Comics published a number of titles for more than three decades, with the publisher’s final series, Alien: The Original Screenplay, concluding just last week. In April 2021, Marvel will publish Aliens Omnibus Vol. 1, a hardcover collecting a number of Dark Horse’s earliest Aliens releases.

The new Marvel series will launch in March.

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