The iconic Alien and Predator franchises have found a new home at Marvel Comics. IGN exclusively revealed the news yesterday as this new move paves the way for an entirely new line of comics set in both cinematic universes.
Whilst remaining pretty tight lipped about what fans can expect, they have revealed two teaser images for Alien & Predator by Batman artist David Finch. And they look pretty amazing, check them out below.
Alien's Big Chap by David Finch (Credit- Marvel)
Predator art by David Finch (Credit- Marvel)
Unfortunately the Predator teaser image doesn't mean an Avengers crossover just yet but never say never!
"Marvel's new comics will instead expand on the characters and settings of the various Alien and Predator movies. Still, it's always possible fans will see some sort of Alien vs. Predator vs. Avengers crossover down the road."
Of course since 1988 & 1989 Dark Horse Comics had been publishing fantastic Alien & Predator Comics, but it appears now that deal will come to an end. And with both franchises being owned by Fox, who in turn are now a branch of Disney it isn't surprising that Marvel (who Disney also own) has provided a new platform for these franchises.
Marvel's Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski released the following statement exclusively to IGN.
"There’s nothing more thrilling than a story that will keep you at the edge of your seat, and Alien and Predator have delivered that time and time again! I can clearly remember where I was when I saw each of these modern masterpieces for the first time, and reveling in how both masterfully weave extraterrestrial dread and drama into some of the most iconic scenes we’ve ever seen on film. And it’s that legacy that we’re going to live up to! As a visual medium, comics are the perfect place to build on those moments, and we here at Marvel are honored to begin telling these stories for fans everywhere. As our release schedule continues to return, we can’t wait to share more in the coming months!”
It'll be interesting to see where they take both franchises, but it sounds like they're in good hands.
“The incredible legacies of both franchises offer some of the most compelling and exciting worldbuilding in all of science fiction. 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.” - Jake Thomas (Marvel Editor)
We'll be sure to update you guys further when new information is released.