After Disney acquired Fox and all its holdings, various comic licenses such as Alien and Predator moved from Dark Horse to Marvel. The publisher wasted no time launching an Alien ongoing series from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artists Salvador Larroca and Julius Ohta. Today the publisher announced that it would be relaunching the Alien series again with writer Declan Shalvey and artist Andrea Broccardo taking over the title. Artist Dike Ruan will provide covers for the series, with additional variant covers for the first issue drawn by Shalvey and Gabriele Dell’Otto . No additional members of the creative team were mentioned in the announcement.

Main Cover by Dike Ruan

Here’s how the publisher describes the new Alien series:

In 2021, Marvel Comics dared to venture into the terrifying, unrelenting world of the ALIEN and explore never-before-seen corners of the iconic horror/science-fiction franchise to the delight of longtime fans and newcomers! This bold age of ALIEN comics storytelling will continue this April with an all-new ongoing ALIEN series by superstar creators Declan Shalvey and Andrea Broccardo. The pair will continue the riveting work that Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artists Salvador Larroca and Julius Ohta began as they uncover dark new horrors of the Alien mythos. This exciting new chapter of the ALIEN legacy will introduce a new cast of characters on a remote world in search of a groundbreaking scientific breakthrough. They’ll have to quickly decide if their mission is worth it when night falls and they find themselves hunted by the legendary Xenomorph!

Scientist Batya Zahn will do just about anything to get her family off the icy moon where they’ve been conducting research on water conservation. But there’s more than glacial springs to find in this forgotten corner of the galaxy. When they discover an extraordinary organism buried in the ice, it won’t take

Shalvey voiced excitement at the prospect of taking over the book:

“It’s incredibly exciting to take on such a brilliant franchise …the potential for great stories is limitless. I feel like the themes from the films remain quite relevant to today, which makes me feel like we’re able to tell contemporary stories set in that iconic universe. I’m very much hoping to channel the mood and atmosphere of those films while doing something new and Andrea has done an incredible job of putting the reader in that recognizable world. With this new series, I think we have a really interesting addition to the lore of Alien.”

Alien #1 is due out in stores and digitally on Wednesday, April 26th.

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