The long tail Disney's acquisition of assets from former 20th Century Fox continues to trickle down to Marvel Comics.
In April 2021, the comic book publisher will offer Aliens Omnibus Volume 1, a comic book collection based on the sci-fi franchise that began with Alien in 1979.
The collected comics were originally published mainly by Dark Horse Comics, which held the license (but apparently not the publishing rights to the content) for years.
Marvel recently announced that it will be releasing both new comics and collections based on the old Fox Aliens and Predator franchises.
What Marvel calls an "unprecedented collection" will contain Aliens (1988) # 1-6, Aliens (1989) # 1-4, Aliens: Earth War (1990) # 1-4, Aliens: Genocide (1991) # 1-4, Aliens: Hive (1992) # 1-4, Aliens: Tribes (1992) # 1, Aliens: Newt 's Tale (1992) # 1-2, Alien 3 (1992) # 1-3 and Aliens: Space Marines (1992) # 1-12, more materialAdditional eye from Dark Horse Presents (1986) # 24, # 42-43, # 56; Dark Horse presents the Fifth Anniversary Special (1991) # 1; and Dark Horse Insider (1989) # 14-27.
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The collection will include a Greg Land main cover and an exclusive market coverlive (seen here) by artist Mark A. Nelson.
Marvel is also promising more Aliens comic book news in the future.
"There 's nothing more thrilling than a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and Alien and Predator have delivered this time and again! " said the Marvel editor CB Cebulski in the original ad. "I clearly remember where I was when I first saw each of these modern masterpieces, and I reveled in how the two came together in The Alien Terror and Drama. in some of the most iconic scenes we've ever seen on film.
"And it 's this legacy that we ' re going to live! As a visual medium, the comics are a great place to build on these moments, and we here at Marvel are honored to start telling these stories to fans around the world. As our release schedule keeps coming back,we can't wait to share more in the coming months! "