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Dark Horse To Bring Prometheus To The Comics?

It’s not much to go on but Bleeding Cool is reporting that Dark Horse will be introducing Prometheus characters to their Alien comics:

“While I have no finalised details in terms of the creative team, but I understand that much in the same way Dark Horse expanded the lore of Aliens with their line of comics from the eighties to the current decade…!”

It’s not much to go on, expanding a little further from a previous article:Dark Horse Comics looks like they’ll be launching a brand new line of Aliens titles.. But intriguingly they will be adding the characters from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus into the fold.”

Dark Horse haven’t released an Aliens series since 2009 and I’ve been keen to see where they’d take Prometheus if they did expand. Thanks to VikingSpawn for the news.



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Comments: 26
  1. CainsSon
    There's stuff way worse than the original films.

    Ive enjoyed some of the novels...maybe the comics, back in the day and that was off to a great start and then became terrible with a diamond in the VERY rough, here and there. The latest comics have been mostly terrible with the exception of the Fast Track To Heaven book but that went no where... Otherwise yeah, most expanded universe stuff has been awful.
  2. alienfan95610


    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ridley-scotts-prometheus-continue-comic-579864


     ;D

    So it sounds to me like they are just introducing the Engineers, the Black Goo, creatures and probably the Deacon into their latest Aliens comics. Im sure its not a sequel in the truest sense of the word. Just an attempt to utilize that film to expand the comics.

    It would be cool if they made some sort of official sequel, in the expanded universe, but then again A:CM....REMEMBER!!!?

    As far as I'm concerned the Alien films exist and everything else is just fan-fiction. However, over-glorified.

    Really?....if that's the case..then stop reading the comics, novels and playing the video games....cause nothing will ever be as good or bad as the original films...perhaps it's best if nothing NEW is ever done....
  3. CainsSon


    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ridley-scotts-prometheus-continue-comic-579864


     ;D

    So it sounds to me like they are just introducing the Engineers, the Black Goo, creatures and probably the Deacon into their latest Aliens comics. Im sure its not a sequel in the truest sense of the word. Just an attempt to utilize that film to expand the comics.

    It would be cool if they made some sort of official sequel, in the expanded universe, but then again A:CM....REMEMBER!!!?

    As far as I'm concerned the Alien films exist and everything else is just fan-fiction. However, over-glorified.
  4. Xenomrph
    Yeah, if the writers/artists end up going to Marvel anyway, then it's a win-win (for Disney, at least) for them to make future Star Wars comics "in-house" at Marvel. They'd be using the same talent so (in theory) the quality should stay the same, and they wouldn't have to worry about licensing out the franchise to a competitor.

    Although depending on how much Dark Horse pays for the Star Wars license, it might make more financial sense for them to let DH keep paying them to license it, I dunno.
  5. vikingspawn
    With their Star Wars comics going away at the end of this year (I think), I wouldn't be surprised if they ramped up with Alien/Predator/AvP stuff to be one of their more "regular" titles.

    What's happening with Star Wars? ???
    As Nightmare Asylum said, the licensing rights are due to expire at the end of the year, and Disney isn't in a huge rush to renew them with Dark Horse since Disney owns their own huge comic book studio (Marvel). Dark Horse has been gradually wrapping up all of the dangling Star Wars comic book plot threads they care about in anticipation of not having the license anymore.

    One of the editors recently mentioned at a panel that they have the Star Wars license at least  into the end of 2014.  Nothing has been announced on what happens after that yet.  I think with the 20 year history of Dark Horse publishing the books so well, they have an edge at renewing the license.  There's about a year and and half of comics left.  But with Marvel being Marvel, I dread it if they get the line at 2015.  Hopefully not and the books stay put at Dark Horse. 
  6. Xenomrph
    With their Star Wars comics going away at the end of this year (I think), I wouldn't be surprised if they ramped up with Alien/Predator/AvP stuff to be one of their more "regular" titles.

    What's happening with Star Wars? ???
    As Nightmare Asylum said, the licensing rights are due to expire at the end of the year, and Disney isn't in a huge rush to renew them with Dark Horse since Disney owns their own huge comic book studio (Marvel). Dark Horse has been gradually wrapping up all of the dangling Star Wars comic book plot threads they care about in anticipation of not having the license anymore.
  7. Nightmare Asylum
    Nothing has been confirmed, but it would make sense if, once Dark Horse's license expires, Disney moves the Star Wars property over to Marvel.

    In other news, though, Halo just made the transition from Marvel to Dark Horse. So maybe Halo will become one of Dark Horse's main titles. They could start doing more with Serenity as well.
  8. Xenomrph
    With their Star Wars comics going away at the end of this year (I think), I wouldn't be surprised if they ramped up with Alien/Predator/AvP stuff to be one of their more "regular" titles.
  9. SM
    That's churching it up a bit.  The shortest time between novels coming out was Nightmare Asylum (Apr 93) and Female War (Jul 93).  It was generally a lot longer between books.  The comics were much more regular (or at least regularly late...)
  10. Xenomrph
    Inhuman Condition, and it's semi-recent. It was first released in Dark Horse Presents like last year, but the collected graphic novel edition came out last month or something.
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