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What Are Marvel’s Plans For The Alien Franchise?

Marvel Comics is taking full advantage of its acquisition of the Alien Franchise with the announcement of a brand new comic series based on the iconic franchise.

 

Led by artist Salvador Larroca and writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson, the series titled ALIEN #1!, will have Gabriel Cruz, a Weyland-Yutani mercenary combating a newer more lethal breed of Xenomorph with his child’s fate hanging in the balance.

 

Johnson had this to say about the comic series: “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. 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.”

 

Larroca followed by saying: “Drawing this has been like a dream come true, and I am so grateful to be a part of this series!. Ever since I was young, Alien has been of my favorite sci-fi horror references, and I never could have expected to have the chance to draw this. Alien is a creative reference to a whole generation of artists, and I’m so proud to now be illustrating this series. I hope readers enjoy it as much as I do drawing it! Phillip’s story is going to be a delight for fans of this awesome franchise!”

 

The series is scheduled to be released in March 2021.

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