Remember several years ago when the Star Wars comics went from Dark Horse Comics to Marvel? After that, it was Conan The Barbarian. Fast forward to now, and add two more big names to the list. IGN was first to report that Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator will now be published by Marvel Comics.
The first of these Marvel stories won’t happen until 2021. This will so include collections and reprints. We’ll also have to wait to find out who the creative teams are, but I suspect that info might come out at Comic-Con@Home. The art you see was from David Finch. Whether or not that is a hint, remains to be seen.
“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!” C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel, told IGN. “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!”
“Alien and Predator are the two of the most identifiable, iconic characters of all time, and I love them for that,” said Finch. “But mostly, it’s being fortunate enough to be a kid when they were new. I’ve seen every movie they’ve ever been in, and I cannot wait to see them wreaking havoc in the Marvel Universe. I drew my pictures of them with a massive smile on my face.”
As for Dark Horse, they took to social media with a statement of their own:
What creative teams would you like to see work on these iconic characters? We’ll discuss that, and the overall impact of this move, on Episode 323 of our podcast.
Photo Credit: Marvel Comics