Earlier this year, Marvel Comics announced that it had obtained the rights to publish comics based on the seminal Alien film franchise after its parent, The Walt Disney Company, acquired 20th Century Fox.
Having already begun republishing classic Alien comics, Marvel on Monday announced its first new Alien stories. Alien #1, the first issue of a new series, will debut in March 2021. Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Empyre: Captain America) writes the series, which features Salvador Larroca’s art (Doctor Doom). In a press release, Marvel states the series will include both new and classic characters from the Alien mythology.
The synopsis provided by Marvel “the new story will feature a Weyland-Yutani mercenary named Gabriel Cruz as he battles a deadly new breed of xenomorph with the survival of his child hanging in the balance. No stranger to infusing horror with the classic Marvel storytelling, Phillip Kennedy Johnson most recently shocked readers in the terrifying Marvel Zombies: Resurrection series.”
Oh yes, this is very exciting news indeed! The mere thought of a new Aliens series is great, but will it be as good, or better, than the Dark Horse series? Only time will tell.