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MARVEL COMICS SCOOPS UP ALIEN & PREDATOR

No publisher has felt as big of a loss to Disney's acquisitions over the past few years than Dark Horse Comics. It lost the Star Wars license after Disney scooped up that franchise, after publishing comics for decades and beginning next year, it's losing the Aliens, Predator, and Alien vs. Predator franchises too, since Disney now own Fox.

Marvel revealed this info through IGN, announcing new comic series on the way featuring new and classic characters from Earth and beyond, delving into areas from both the Alien and Predator universes that have never been explored.

“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!”
 
“The incredible legacies of both franchises offer some of the most compelling and exciting worldbuilding in all of science fiction,” said Marvel Editor Jake Thomas. “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.”

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“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 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,” added Cebulski. “As our release schedule continues to return, we can’t wait to share more in the coming months!”

I am curious as to how this will be handled under the Marvel umbrella. Will Alien and Predator be weaved into the Marvel Universe, like Conan currently is? Or will they be separate like Star Wars? From the look of the promotional images from David Finch, it could be the former, which opens the door to so many awesome story possibilities. Specifics on upcoming titles, collections, reprints, and creative teams will be shared at a later date. We will be on the lookout.

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James Ferguson
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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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