Alien is one of the world’s most terrifying, and beloved monsters. The movies, the comics, the legend, we love it all. Now, Marvel Comics have announced they’re giving Alien a rebirth, and it’s coming very soon.
The new series, named ALIEN #1!, will be led by writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Salvador Larroca and will take us through the Weyland-Yutani mercenary, Gabriel Cruz and his child’s survival journey as he battles a deadly new breed of xenomorph.
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Johnson elaborated on the release of ALIEN #1 and said, “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 also expressed his excitement 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!”