Marvel Presents Its First ‘Alien’ Comic, Proving That The Creative Merger Of Disney And Fox Is A Fact
Disney uses, through its still powerful Marvel label, in which it generates and recycles ideas that it later transforms into series and films, from the wide catalog of Fox franchises. Specifically, of one of the most respected and followed, ‘Alien’, which is certainly not a stranger to the world of comics. But it is within Marvel, since traditionally the independent Dark Horse was the one in charge of adaptations and spin-offs of the franchise.
In this miniseries, simply titled ‘Alien’, we will follow Gabriel Cruz, a survivor of an encounter with an Alien while working for the ever ominous Weyland-Yutani. Now retired, he attempts to return to civilian life with the help of a Bishop model android. Screenwriter Philip Kennedy Johnson and Spaniard Salvador Larroca are in charge of this project., with extensive experience illustrating Marvel heroes series.
An icon, for the first time … in Marvel
In the presentation of the comic, which comes out on March 24 in the United States, Larroca has stated that “Alien is a creative reference for a whole generation of artists, and I am very proud to illustrate this series now.“And he comments that” I have spent many hours in the back of a classroom sketching ideas about what happened before, after and between the chapters that we have been able to see “in the cinema, so this ‘Alien’ is a very dear project for him .
Alien comics have been around since the very first movie came out, which was adapted into a superb Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson album. Since then, the independent North American publisher Dark Horse has published more than fifty series and one-shots about the franchise. And he has pitted the xenomorphs against other creatures from the Fox universe, such as the Predator, or from outside it, such as the Terminator or the heroes of DC.