A cinematic horror icon is set to make its Marvel Comics debut this March with the release of Alien #1, kicking off a brand new series from writer Philip Kennedy Johnson and artist Salvador Larroca which promises to explore never-before-seen corners of universe created by Ridley Scott back in 1979.
“As a lifelong superfan of the franchise, getting to write the launch of Marvel’s Alien was one of the biggest thrills of my writing career,” said Johnson. “Alien coming to Marvel feels like the beginning of a new era for the franchise, especially with the announcement of the upcoming TV series, and the gravity of being the first writer of that era is definitely not lost on me. After all the amazing work Marvel has done with the Star Wars franchise, I know the fans want to see greatness come from Alien as well, as they should. We’re all giving everything we have to deliver on that, and I’m confident fans will love what they see.”
You can check out the official trailer for the new Alien series here…
The new series will introduce readers to Gabriel Cruz who years ago almost literally gave his life to Weyland-Yutani when he barely survived an alien attack. Recently retired, Cruz is trying to patch things up with his abandoned son with the help of his friend, a Bishop-model android, but his re-entry into civilian life is not going smoothly…and his encounters with the deadly Xenomorph are far from over. No one is safe. No one is innocent. And no one can hear you scream.
Alien #1 will go on sale on March 24th.