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Dark Horse’s New Comic Series Covers Revealed

As some of you already know, Dark Horse plans to reboot the Alien, Predator and Alien Vs. Predator comic series and create a single universe that all four comic franchises, including the yet to be initiated Prometheus comic series, will share.

Below you can find the recently revealed covers for the first issues of all the new series:

Aliens #1
Predator #1
Aliens Vs. Predator #1
Prometheus #1

If you want to learn more about the Dark Horse’s relaunch, make sure to check io9’s interview with Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie.



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  1. Ultramorph
    News from Tumblr. The Tumblr of Paul Pope (http://destroycomics.tumblr.com/) says that he's doing a cover for the new Prometheus comic. A Twitter post (https://twitter.com/ThomasRagon/status/428179084405792769/photo/1) from someone (an inker?) names Thomas Ragon has the same thing. Clicking on the first link on this French gallery site (http://galerie9art.com) takes you to the exhibit, where the image is clearly titled "Cover for Prometheus, Dark Horse" in French.

    This is the cover:

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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfEym9LCYAAu3hg.png:large

    I rather like it. I wonder if that's a Deacon mural or a live Deacon recessed into the wall.
  2. The1PerfectOrganism
    That's my point, he wanted Prometheus to move away from 'em. If it turned out that the Predators "came from them" the irony would be too much.
  3. RakaiThwei
    Curiosity caved in.. and I asked him on whether or not the Engineers had a hand in creating the Predators.


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    TheLastRaigeki asked: I know that you have to keep a tight lip regarding the new Alien-Predator comics but this is one question which has been nagging in the back of my mind so here is one I hope you can answer. We know that the Engineers may have had some sort of involve with the Xenomorphs and even created Human Beings, but did they create the Predators as well or are the Predators a naturally evolved species which didn't need evolutionary intervention from the Engineers?

    Sebela:
    Well, I’m not the voice of authority in these matters, I can’t even say for certain whether Engineers had anything to do with humans or Xenomorphs, so take that huge grain of salt with this. But no, I don’t think the Engineers had anything to do with the Predators’ genesis.

    If they did, then they really suck as parents since between us, the xenos and the predators, their kids just rage out and fight all the damn time.

    Source: http://thoughtpeach.tumblr.com/post/77124782624/i-know-that-you-have-to-keep-a-tight-lip-regarding-the
  4. Ultramorph
    I'd like to think that the Predators evolved on their own. I sincerely hope they don't try to suggest the idea of Engineers creating the Predators as well. I just don't like the idea of that.

    I agree. I highly doubt they'll go in the direction of having the Predators be Engineer creations. More than likely we'll get some back-story indicating that they either had a war thousands of years ago, or that the Predators stole technology or xenos from the Engineers. Despite that, I do like to point out that a few lines from Predator: Homeworld from back in 1999 speculates that alien intelligence might have moved the proto-yautja off of Earth to a planet where they could evolve to their full potential. I just love how that one line of speculation from such an old comic has taken on new meaning since Prometheus came out.  :)

    And yup, I have stopped by your blog a few times and liked posts!
  5. RakaiThwei
    I'd like to think that the Predators evolved on their own. I sincerely hope they don't try to suggest the idea of Engineers creating the Predators as well. I just don't like the idea of that.
  6. The1PerfectOrganism
    So you're CollegeHistoryBuff, eh? Noticed you came around my blog a few times.

    I've considered asking Sebela on somethings, but with these questions.. they're hit and miss. I have considered on asking if the Engineers also created the Predators (which if they did... I won't be pleased about that). I think that's an answer I don't want to know at the time being.. But at the same time I also want to know. Hmmm..

    If they did it would explain why Predators look so human and yet at the same time look like failed abortions.
    It's clear the Engineers aren't big on anything that isn't either an animal or a weapon.
    So either they created the Predators and saw them as another failure and likely a ship on LV223 was meant to make a stop at Pred-Planet or The Predators evolved on their own.
  7. RakaiThwei
    So you're CollegeHistoryBuff, eh? Noticed you came around my blog a few times.

    I've considered asking Sebela on somethings, but with these questions.. they're hit and miss. I have considered on asking if the Engineers also created the Predators (which if they did... I won't be pleased about that). I think that's an answer I don't want to know at the time being.. But at the same time I also want to know. Hmmm..
  8. RakaiThwei
    The trick is asking questions which they can answer. Obviously they won't be giving any key points away.. When I asked if there were going to be Super Predators in this comic storyline, he had said no there weren't going to be any Super Predators but he had followed it up with a humorous retort! You're asking the unanswerable questions.
  9. Ultramorph
    I just asked Christopher Sebela on Tumblr if he could spoil anything about AvP and his response was this:

    "Well, there’s gonna be Predators. And there’s gonna be Aliens. And at some point they will versus the bejesus out of each other. "

    They really want to keep this under wraps.
  10. Ultramorph
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    To be fair, those long series happened a loooong time ago. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, Dark Horse is no stranger to quality episodic fiction.

    That is very true, and a good point. On the other hand, their current epic, 12 issue Terminator series has been pretty poor so far. I'm optimistic, but I can't help but have some level of dread.
  11. Xenomrph
    I just hope the next news we get isn't that the creative team has changed, or that the studio has told them to go in a different direction. 16 issues is a long time for things to go wrong. Dark Horse has such a bad track record with these long series. I'm very much looking foreward to them, and I do have a lot of hope based on what we've seen so far, but there's the chance we get the next DotS or Colonial Marines, too. I'm just increasingly worried that the promising thins we've heard are just Dark Horse blowing rainbows up our butts like they did back in '09-'10 before TWW. At least the first Titan book was good.
    To be fair, those long series happened a loooong time ago. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, Dark Horse is no stranger to quality episodic fiction.

    All hail Ridley.

    He is not my God.

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    This is scarier than anything that was actually in Prometheus. I'm not even being facetious here.

    Jesus christ.
  12. Kimarhi
    Their launch titles of Aliens was all pretty good and Prometheus gives them more world(s) to explore.  I think they'll be fine because there is more than the limited sandbox they had to play in during the initial series.
  13. Ultramorph
    I just hope the next news we get isn't that the creative team has changed, or that the studio has told them to go in a different direction. 16 issues is a long time for things to go wrong. Dark Horse has such a bad track record with these long series. I'm very much looking foreward to them, and I do have a lot of hope based on what we've seen so far, but there's the chance we get the next DotS or Colonial Marines, too. I'm just increasingly worried that the promising thins we've heard are just Dark Horse blowing rainbows up our butts like they did back in '09-'10 before TWW. At least the first Titan book was good.
  14. Xenomrph
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    Cat getting into a closed locker with a latch is pretty convenient imo.  What it do open the locker and a strong breeze aboard the Nostromo shut the thing?  Does the Nostromo have a hurricane setting on its AC?
    I can personally attest that my cat has done dumber shit, and I'm pretty sure I don't have an 8-foot-tall rape monster stalking my house. :P

    Or at least... I hope I don't.  :o

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    The Alien could have placed itself in any manner of ways jumping Parker and Lambert but placed itself in such a way that Parker couldn't use the flamethrower.
    Ehhhh the Alien being at point-blank with Lambert pretty much eliminated Parker's use of the flamethrower. I kinda see what you're getting at, but I definitely don't agree with your conclusion.

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    The Narcissus probably makes the most sense as there were no alarms blaring all over the place.  But only if you take the first movie as a kind of standalone film.  We know the Aliens can last longer than 24 hours because of the second film.
    Well sure, the "short lifespan" thing got retconned out by the later movies. But even if we drop that, the Alien was still being really passive in the shuttle until Ripley literally forced it out of hiding. There were numerous moments where Ripley had her pants down (literally!) and it could have mugged the shit out of her, and instead it just kinda hung out. I always chalked the Alien being in the shuttle to being a really bad coincidence.
    I mean, I don't really think the Alien grasped that that particular part of the ship could detach from the rest of the Nostromo and would be the only way it could survive the self destruct. That sort of precludes that the Alien understands what a self-destruct is, what the shuttle is and what it can do, and that Ripley was headed there.
  15. Kimarhi
    Cat getting into a closed locker with a latch is pretty convenient imo.  What it do open the locker and a strong breeze aboard the Nostromo shut the thing?  Does the Nostromo have a hurricane setting on its AC?

    The Alien could have placed itself in any manner of ways jumping Parker and Lambert but placed itself in such a way that Parker couldn't use the flamethrower.

    The Narcissus probably makes the most sense as there were no alarms blaring all over the place.  But only if you take the first movie as a kind of standalone film.  We know the Aliens can last longer than 24 hours because of the second film.

    Its just pretty convenient.

  16. Xenomrph
    There are some peculiar you can take them either way things in Alien.

    Power being out in areas they supposedly fixed, the cat in the locker, the Alien placing itself between Parker and Lambert, it ended up on the Narcissus.


    I chalked the cat in the locker up to pretty much face-value - the cat got in the locker, as cats are wont to do.

    The Alien being on the Narcissus I chalked up as an unfortunate coincidence - the Alien wanted to be in a secluded area (to die, if we go by the movie's original intent), unfortunately for Ripley it ended up choosing the shuttle.

    The Alien placing itself between Parker and Lambert was pretty easy when the two of them were against the walls on opposite sides of the room. :P

    Cunning was the wrong word perhaps. "Alien" is.

    Yes I feel the Xenomorphs need to act stranger.
    I won't disagree with this.
  17. Kimarhi
    There are some peculiar you can take them either way things in Alien.

    Power being out in areas they supposedly fixed, the cat in the locker, the Alien placing itself between Parker and Lambert, it ended up on the Narcissus.

  18. Master
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    Yet Kane's son, within days tried to resemble a box, posed as Christ and moved gracefully with a certain purpose.
    You'll note that none of that indicates "cunning".

    Meanwhile, the ones in 'Aliens' cut the power, found creative ways into Ops, ambushed the shit out of the Marines in the Hatchery, and managed to disable the Marines' means of escape (the dropship).

    And the ones in 'Alien Resurrection' set ambushes and traps on several occasions (ambushed the soldier with the liquid nitrogen, set a trap for Elgyn, set the underwater trap with the facehuggers, grabbed Ripley as she was investigating a grate).

    At best, the most "cunning" the Alien in 'Alien' seems to be is when it's stalking Dallas in the air vents, and even then Dallas was at an enormous disadvantage of being in an unfamiliar environment with questionable intel (Lambert panicking, the motion tracker being unreliable).

    Don't forget one of them managed to get to the escape pod and was very close to escape Auriga and find his way to new environment.
  19. Xenomrph
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    Yet Kane's son, within days tried to resemble a box, posed as Christ and moved gracefully with a certain purpose.
    You'll note that none of that indicates "cunning".

    Meanwhile, the ones in 'Aliens' cut the power, found creative ways into Ops, ambushed the shit out of the Marines in the Hatchery, and managed to disable the Marines' means of escape (the dropship).

    And the ones in 'Alien Resurrection' set ambushes and traps on several occasions (ambushed the soldier with the liquid nitrogen, set a trap for Elgyn, set the underwater trap with the facehuggers, grabbed Ripley as she was investigating a grate).

    At best, the most "cunning" the Alien in 'Alien' seems to be is when it's stalking Dallas in the air vents, and even then Dallas was at an enormous disadvantage of being in an unfamiliar environment with questionable intel (Lambert panicking, the motion tracker being unreliable).
  20. The1PerfectOrganism
    I think it wouldn't.

    When there's grating left and right of it ,where it would be easier for it to spit acid from the back of the ladder and not put itself in harms way.
  21. The1PerfectOrganism
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    -All the drone Aliens should be as cunning as "big chap"
    Probably worth pointing out that "big chap" wasn't exactly all that cunning. The ones in 'Aliens' were depicted as having more intelligence. Hell, so were the ones in 'Alien Resurrection'.

    Yet Kane's son, within days tried to resemble a box, posed as Christ and moved gracefully with a certain purpose.
    For all we know, the Alien in the context of "Alien" alone could've had a greater understanding of the universe than even we do.

    And no, the Aliens in Resurrection (If you can even call them as such) and Aliens respectively were more human not necessarily more intelligent. They imitated humans instead of being Aliens in Resurrection, instead of being "Alien." (Climb ladders, push buttons etc)

    In Aliens they were intelligent but more animalistic. (Charging tactics)

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