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Updated: Details of Marvel’s First Aliens Omnibus Are Here!

A month ago the bombshell was dropped that Alien and Predator comics would be moving to Marvel as of 2021. It was a move we were all expecting since Marvel are owned by Disney, but it was still a bit of a shock. But in that announcement, it was also revealed that Marvel would be republishing Dark Horse’s older library of Alien and Predator comics and now we have our first details!

Comic YouTube channel Near Mint Condition has the exclusive announcement of Marvel’s first Aliens Omnibus! It seems like it’s going to be a big one! You can check out the included series below:

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), Aliens: Newt’s Tale (1992) #1-2, Alien 3 (1992) #1-3, Aliens: Space Marines (1992) #1-12 plus material from:  Dark Horse Presents (1986) #24, 42-43, 56; Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special (1991) #1 and Dark Horse Insider (1989) #14-27.

Given the dates on the series I would expect those are the original runs of the first three series, complete with Hicks and Newt rather than Wilks and Billie, and black-and-white artwork for the first series.

 Details of Marvel's First Aliens Omnibus Are Here!

One of two potential pieces being considered as the volume’s cover art. Artwork by Mark Nelson.

While Dark Horse did reprint the majority of Alien (and Predator, and AvP) comics in their own Omnibus series back in the early 2000’s, this Marvel Omnibus marks the first collection/reprint of Tribes, Newt’s Tale, and Alien 3!

The Space Marines mini-comics have seen some reprinting in NECA’s release of the original Kenner inspired figures, the comics have never been collected in one place. The reprints from Dark Horse’s ancillary series include Theory of Alien Propagation, Advent/Terminus, The Alien, Reapers and for the first time ever Countdown!

The Omnibus is currently slated for release April 2021, perhaps hinting at an Alien Day release. Thanks to Russ840 and Chad Campbell for the news! You can check out the original video below.

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Update 21/08/2020: Marvel has now officially announced it on their own channels, where they confirmed that the release of Aliens Omnibus Volume 1 using the existing artwork will be a “direct market exclusive.” The general release of the volume will come with brand new cover artwork by Greg Land.



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  1. SM
    I wouldn't call Alchemy, Survival, Havoc, or Stalker even remotely "mediocre".

    Four issues doesn't automatically make it a good story.

    That said, Tristan getting ripped off aside, the over the top anti-Marvel sentiment is a bit dumb at this point.
  2. Rambo
    Well up to this point the franchise has only been Dark Horse, so it might be a little early to compare a month of Marvel to 30 years of DH. I'll always be biased for DH, but their handling of the series was not always great and there were a lot of cheap pursuits of money and poor production for long stretches.

    After Berserker from 1995 to 1999 they couldn't even muster up a four-part series, just mediocre 2 and 3-parters and nine one-shots. After Destroying Angels they had four years of low-quality crossovers 1999-2003 (Green Lantern, Superman II, Judge Dredd II, Batman II). Followed up by 6 years of no content whatsoever 2003-2009. I love where DH was going the past few years with unproduced screenplays and tie-ins to the originals, and I trusted them more than Marvel, but it's too early to judge and it's certainly not impossible to do better than DH (even after this cover fiasco).
  3. judge death
    Hopefully this will be what most fans will do xD
    https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/7d6993df-3d77-4fbb-878f-4afdb136d515/de55c9r-a49f644e-2ab9-4baf-8921-3bdb083cc6aa.jpg/v1/fill/w_896,h_892,q_70,strp/yes_please_meme_by_warrior1944_de55c9r-pre.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3siaGVpZ2h0IjoiPD0xMjc1IiwicGF0aCI6IlwvZlwvN2Q2OTkzZGYtM2Q3Ny00ZmJiLTg3OGYtNGFmZGIxMzZkNTE1XC9kZTU1YzlyLWE0OWY2NDRlLTJhYjktNGJhZi04OTIxLTNiZGIwODNjYzZhYS5qcGciLCJ3aWR0aCI6Ijw9MTI4MCJ9XV0sImF1ZCI6WyJ1cm46c2VydmljZTppbWFnZS5vcGVyYXRpb25zIl19.V0r-mCBzkEpuZUIKAOb_EZQ_Hn2jMfYKzsHcaKFL5-E

    But as I see many will buy the marvel collection I doubt it, but the alien franschise was its best at dark horse and as they say: they kept the franschise alive on their own and not treating it like Marvel do or the past artists and how they behave as a corporation.
  4. Perfect-Organism
    I have to say, this will not be comfortable reading.  I’ve read several Marvel Omniby and while there is a sense of majesty in holding such a big book, there is really no ergonomically fun way to read these.

    ...and if there are no changes to the cover, this discomfort will be overshadowed by the weight of conscience on the chest...  ;)
  5. Kradan
    Oh now that's just low.

    *Slow Claps* Well Done Greg Land *Slow Claps*

    what a dick

    Also im actually looking forward to reading the full version of Countdown.

    Once they sort the omnibus cover of course

    I'm willing to bet they won't. From what I've heard Land was caught before by Marvel fans and I'd guess that Marvel comic fanbase is much larger and NOISER than Alien's


    I find it ironic in one sense. Walt Disney early on in his career created a comic character called Oswald the Rabbit (before Mickey Mouse). It became very popular at the time. Made someone lots of money.  He didn't own it even though he created it. After that experience he made sure he "owned" his creations. I would think he would side with Tristen Jones on this if he was still here. This is from memory so if I mixed up something apologies I didnt Google it. My memory is not as good as a computer's. :laugh:

    Ironic indeed. I don't think the old man imagined what his company would become
  6. Whiskeybrewer
    Oh now that's just low.

    *Slow Claps* Well Done Greg Land *Slow Claps*

    what a dick

    Also im actually looking forward to reading the full version of Countdown.

    Once they sort the omnibus cover of course
  7. Darwinsgirl

    I find it ironic in one sense. Walt Disney early on in his career created a comic character called Oswald the Rabbit (before Mickey Mouse). It became very popular at the time. Made someone lots of money.  He didn't own it even though he created it. After that experience he made sure he "owned" his creations. I would think he would side with Tristen Jones on this if he was still here. This is from memory so if I mixed up something apologies I didnt Google it. My memory is not as good as a computer's. :laugh:
  8. judge death
    Indeed as nostromo says, and marvel isnt new to this type of stealing but I have put prof and examples some pages back and some of the twitter announchments some days ago also deeps down into the rabbit hole of what marvel is doing.

    But then again its to be expected as the white slavers: disney has once again got under the spotlight of treating their workers badly and even using concentration camp prisoners in the making of mulan movie....and reports from the lion king and how the production of star wars movies shows what we can expect from disney and marvel.

    Cant say im feeling safe for what they will do with the alien franschise and so far theres only signs for the worse and reports of reboot of the alien franchise with new ripley and making aliens v2 movies....

    And wouldnt call that collection great as its already released in dark horse collections besides countdown which is to me unknown comic that is easy to find on the web for those who want it that badly but it wont be an excuse for marvel in how they treat previous artists and what they are doing, for me.
  9. Nostromo
    Disrespecting Tristan Jones, is disrespecting Aliens fans.  We love this guy!  Great artist!

    This 1000%

    Guy should have his own Alien series going.

    Wow, haven't been here for months. Who's this Land dude, wtf? Marvel hired this jerk off? From his wikipedia page:


    Plagiarism accusations

    Land has been accused of going beyond the accepted bounds of photographic reference, lifting images from sources that include hardcore pornography, and copying them into his pages outright with minimal Photoshop alterations to make the work appear to be an original drawing, a reputation he developed from his work on Ultimate Fantastic Four and Ultimate Power. Land has agreed that he does employ photo reference to a large extent, and that he uses pornography as a source, but denies that the extent to which he does so is questionable. The A.V. Club included him in their 2009 list of "21 artists who changed mainstream comics (for better or worse)" for this reason.[1]

    Commenting on Land's work on Uncanny X-Men #510, Brian Cronin of CBR.com remarked that the issue "possibly has the most harmful art to a story that I’ve seen in a comic," saying that Land's limited supply of poses and use of the same models for multiple characters "results in terrible art and particularly terrible storytelling."[2] He was also mocked for his limited use of facial expressions on the Thing.[3]

    Land has also been accused of directly swiping art from other comics artists, and is considered "notorious" for tracing his art from other sources[4] to the point where some fans make a hobby of finding the original sources Land traced for his art.[5]

    Land's art for Marvel's Aliens Omnibus was pointed out by artist Tristan Jones as containing direct copies of various pieces of Jones' own Aliens artwork.[4][6] Similarities were also found between elements of Land's cover and an Alien portrait by Andy Brase, a catalog photo of a sculpted Alien egg toy by NECA, and a screenshot from the Sega video game Aliens: Colonial Marines.[7][

    Yeah thats terrible, fire this Land guy and get Tristan. What a disgrace, stealing from othe comic artists.

    Looks like he forgot the inner jaw too.

    HAhahahaha what did I say about marvel?! xD Shouldnt come as a surprise, afterall in their star wars comics a lot of the space designs are stolen from fans and traced/copied and the art is a let down after the first couple of comics:


    This is just the start of things and you can guess how the stories will become. RIP Dark horse, this is one of many reasons Im sceptical about marvel doing aliens comics and will probably skip them and ignore them completely.

    Note: Found out that their art they reuse for the collections and marvel releases wont give any money to the original artists or royalitys etc, Im so skipping marvel and sticking to getting my dark horse comics.

    Wow, what a fkin embarassment. These morons basically kill off anything they buy...

    Here's to the Marvel/Disney Stars Wars and Alien franchises:



    Oh, that f**k is just f**king with us at this point

    What's it? Being outraged fan never felt that good

    Yea no sh!t lol



    This a bad start for the alien marvel comics and marvel has a know history of letting stuff like this happening and I can tell worse stuff is coming

    Ya think? After seeing this dumbasz dumbo shiet, i don't think I'll be going to the theaters to see Marvel or Disney movies even. To come out with the first issue in this fashion...Dumbo must be running things there.

    Certainly Marvel deserves a chance to address this issue and take responsibility.
    They havent for years with star wars, their avengers stuff, conan etc where they have done the same, and nothing said about the artist gets royalitys etc.

    Have not much hope for marvel suddenly changing from what they´ve done for 5+ years xD

    I know ay, I'm sitting here reading for the first time what they've been doing to Star Wars for 5  years, and than I'm reading the sheep saying let's give them a chance. Lmfao. HHHHoooo wer funked now Binshop.

    Btw, that was one ugly mfkin Alien on that cover.
  10. Prez
    Ah, this barely affects me. It sucks because it affects everyone else I know and it's making life difficult for the shop, but we'll get there. We have to really. How's it going on your end?

    Same old, same old.  The First Lady and I are fortunate that we have jobs that allow us to work from home, and I do not miss the commute at all, so it can go for a bit longer as far as I'm concerned.  However as you said, it's all the people who aren't as lucky as us who are being more affected and the wider knock on problems from that.

    Hope you are otherwise well considering we'll be locked down a bit longer, yet.  :)
    Hope you're all OK down there :( Just waiting for the idiots to sink QLD soon.

    I dunno, you guys have open a lot longer than us and it seems like it's not getting out of control.  Be interesting to see what happens with the border restrictions with the election coming up.

    Man us peeps in South Australia have got it pretty easy compared to other states (fairly relaxed across the board). Keeping tabs on my mates & relatives in Melbourne (some are doing ok, others not so good).

    Stay safe my fellow Aussies.
  11. SM
    Ah, this barely affects me. It sucks because it affects everyone else I know and it's making life difficult for the shop, but we'll get there. We have to really. How's it going on your end?

    Same old, same old.  The First Lady and I are fortunate that we have jobs that allow us to work from home, and I do not miss the commute at all, so it can go for a bit longer as far as I'm concerned.  However as you said, it's all the people who aren't as lucky as us who are being more affected and the wider knock on problems from that.

    Hope you are otherwise well considering we'll be locked down a bit longer, yet.  :)
    Hope you're all OK down there :( Just waiting for the idiots to sink QLD soon.

    I dunno, you guys have open a lot longer than us and it seems like it's not getting out of control.  Be interesting to see what happens with the border restrictions with the election coming up.
  12. tyrannosaurusjones

    Or it backfires and T ends up getting seen as 'difficult'.


    Yeah, this is something I've been battling with. It's not my intention at all to be seen as this. I don't actually WANT anything from Marvel except for this to just NOT happen to anyone else.

    Would I come back to work on Alien? Yes. Would I do Predator? Yes. But the day Dark Horse lost that, I moved on emotionally. I'll always have those stories in my back pocket. But at this point it's all incredibly disheartening, demeaning and flat out insulting. And that's all on Greg. The guys at Marvel have fires to put out constantly, and maybe you could argue that one dude that hired Greg to do this in collections is vaguely responsible in a round about way, but this is on Greg as far as I'm concerned.
  13. Xenomrph
    The other obvious effect this could have on any of Marvel's future Alien/Predator comics is that if they ever finally did wise up and offer Tristan Jones a job at this point he might feel very well inclined to just tell them to take a hike.

    And given how with all the exposure this has gotten so far it would be a tad hard for them to claim ignorance of the whole thing, I can't say I'd blame him.

    Giving Tristan a job at Marvel would be the best thing that could come out of this.  The media attention he is getting now is very helpful for his cause.  This should not make things awkward at Marvel.  It would be a step forward for Marvel.  Marvel has taken up the causes of the black community, the gay community and women’s equality, so perhaps the next step is to respect the intellectual property rights of the artist community.  It would stand to reason.

    Or it backfires and T ends up getting seen as 'difficult'.
    This.  There is no "intellectual property" issue here, he was drawing something FOX (Disney) owns.
  14. SM
    The other obvious effect this could have on any of Marvel's future Alien/Predator comics is that if they ever finally did wise up and offer Tristan Jones a job at this point he might feel very well inclined to just tell them to take a hike.

    And given how with all the exposure this has gotten so far it would be a tad hard for them to claim ignorance of the whole thing, I can't say I'd blame him.

    Giving Tristan a job at Marvel would be the best thing that could come out of this.  The media attention he is getting now is very helpful for his cause.  This should not make things awkward at Marvel.  It would be a step forward for Marvel.  Marvel has taken up the causes of the black community, the gay community and women’s equality, so perhaps the next step is to respect the intellectual property rights of the artist community.  It would stand to reason.

    Or it backfires and T ends up getting seen as 'difficult'.

    The other obvious effect this could have on any of Marvel's future Alien/Predator comics is that if they ever finally did wise up and offer Tristan Jones a job at this point he might feel very well inclined to just tell them to take a hike.

    And given how with all the exposure this has gotten so far it would be a tad hard for them to claim ignorance of the whole thing, I can't say I'd blame him.

    Giving Tristan a job at Marvel would be the best thing that could come out of this.  The media attention he is getting now is very helpful for his cause.  This should not make things awkward at Marvel.  It would be a step forward for Marvel.  Marvel has taken up the causes of the black community, the gay community and women’s equality, so perhaps the next step is to respect the intellectual property rights of the artist community.  It would stand to reason.

    My point is, if they don't lift a finger to do anything about his work being blatantly stolen why would he want to work for them?

    Man's gotta eat.
  15. Kailem
    The other obvious effect this could have on any of Marvel's future Alien/Predator comics is that if they ever finally did wise up and offer Tristan Jones a job at this point he might feel very well inclined to just tell them to take a hike.

    And given how with all the exposure this has gotten so far it would be a tad hard for them to claim ignorance of the whole thing, I can't say I'd blame him.

    Giving Tristan a job at Marvel would be the best thing that could come out of this.  The media attention he is getting now is very helpful for his cause.  This should not make things awkward at Marvel.  It would be a step forward for Marvel.  Marvel has taken up the causes of the black community, the gay community and women’s equality, so perhaps the next step is to respect the intellectual property rights of the artist community.  It would stand to reason.

    My point is, if they don't lift a finger to do anything about his work being blatantly stolen why would he want to work for them?
  16. Perfect-Organism
    The other obvious effect this could have on any of Marvel's future Alien/Predator comics is that if they ever finally did wise up and offer Tristan Jones a job at this point he might feel very well inclined to just tell them to take a hike.

    And given how with all the exposure this has gotten so far it would be a tad hard for them to claim ignorance of the whole thing, I can't say I'd blame him.

    Giving Tristan a job at Marvel would be the best thing that could come out of this.  The media attention he is getting now is very helpful for his cause.  This should not make things awkward at Marvel.  It would be a step forward for Marvel.  Marvel has taken up the causes of the black community, the gay community and women’s equality, so perhaps the next step is to respect the intellectual property rights of the artist community.  It would stand to reason.
  17. Perfect-Organism
    That last article has all the facts screwed up and half backwards. Was it written by a 4 year old?

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    Well, well, well, as all the people who are in love with the Marvel Cinematic Universe must be well aware of who Tristan Jones is. For those who do not know, Tristan is a comic illustrator of an upcoming series called Aliens and as of right now, he has been accused of copying the work of Aliens Omnibus and its first volume. This cover was created by Greg Land and he accused Jones of copying his artwork for the cover of a new edition.

    Wow!  That’s insane!  That’s what happens with fake news though.  The first news outlet sometimes gets it right but the subsequent ones just do lazy copying with their own spin to the point that they can literally get the original news story 100% backwards!  Incredible!
  18. Kailem
    The other obvious effect this could have on any of Marvel's future Alien/Predator comics is that if they ever finally did wise up and offer Tristan Jones a job at this point he might feel very well inclined to just tell them to take a hike.

    And given how with all the exposure this has gotten so far it would be a tad hard for them to claim ignorance of the whole thing, I can't say I'd blame him.
  19. 426Buddy
    That last article has all the facts screwed up and half backwards. Was it written by a 4 year old?

    Quote
    Well, well, well, as all the people who are in love with the Marvel Cinematic Universe must be well aware of who Tristan Jones is. For those who do not know, Tristan is a comic illustrator of an upcoming series called Aliens and as of right now, he has been accused of copying the work of Aliens Omnibus and its first volume. This cover was created by Greg Land and he accused Jones of copying his artwork for the cover of a new edition.
  20. Hudson
    I'm curious about all the legal grounds. It's clearly plagiarism in an abstract sense, but if neither Tristan Jones nor Greg Land own the images, is it theft in a legal sense? Probably not. There are plenty of morally reprehensible things in society which are permissible by law, including theft in various degrees. People being mad isn't going to change something. I'm assuming this actually isn't a big deal by many standards, considering Land's wiki page includes information regarding plagiarism accusations from years ago. That being said, I would still rather have the direct market cover and I do think this is a bad look.
  21. judge death
    The later part that you wrote is what I meant: for example star wars a lot of the new ship designs and even lightsaber hilts designs etc which were designed and created by fans has been often stolen by marvel and disney and been published as their own design.... but I guess some here thinks that is fully alright behaviour from marvel.
  22. Perfect-Organism
    Certainly Marvel deserves a chance to address this issue and take responsibility.
    They havent for years with star wars, their avengers stuff, conan etc where they have done the same, and nothing said about the artist gets royalitys etc.

    Have not much hope for marvel suddenly changing from what they´ve done for 5+ years xD

    Yup. They've been ignoring it for years, unfortunately. Though I'm not sure how often he's swiped directly from other artists before rather than just magazine covers and porno stars, so maybe that might help actually move the needle a little in this case.

    But given the fact that they've so consistently turned a blind eye to his swiping despite how many times he's been called out about it, I'm not holding my breath that they're going to do anything about it this time either.
    Its not just him, if you check star wars and conan theres more artists stealing designs, maybe not tracing but taking others designs. So its not just one artists doing this....

    Well, that takes us into some muddy waters.  Assume that one artist designed the costume armor for Iron Man.  The design then belongs to Marvel.  Then someone else is asked to draw the design that someone else came up with.  Is that stealing?  Hardly.  If companies wouldn't be able to own designs, there would be no manufacturing possibility because every manufacturer would get sued.  This is a very tricky and nuanced subject.

    Taking someone else's art where it's clear that this is what happened is another story.
  23. judge death
    Certainly Marvel deserves a chance to address this issue and take responsibility.
    They havent for years with star wars, their avengers stuff, conan etc where they have done the same, and nothing said about the artist gets royalitys etc.

    Have not much hope for marvel suddenly changing from what they´ve done for 5+ years xD

    Yup. They've been ignoring it for years, unfortunately. Though I'm not sure how often he's swiped directly from other artists before rather than just magazine covers and porno stars, so maybe that might help actually move the needle a little in this case.

    But given the fact that they've so consistently turned a blind eye to his swiping despite how many times he's been called out about it, I'm not holding my breath that they're going to do anything about it this time either.
    Its not just him, if you check star wars and conan theres more artists stealing designs, maybe not tracing but taking others designs. So its not just one artists doing this....
  24. Kailem
    Certainly Marvel deserves a chance to address this issue and take responsibility.
    They havent for years with star wars, their avengers stuff, conan etc where they have done the same, and nothing said about the artist gets royalitys etc.

    Have not much hope for marvel suddenly changing from what they´ve done for 5+ years xD

    Yup. They've been ignoring it for years, unfortunately. Though I'm not sure how often he's swiped directly from other artists before rather than just magazine covers and porno stars, so maybe that might help actually move the needle a little in this case.

    But given the fact that they've so consistently turned a blind eye to his swiping despite how many times he's been called out about it, I'm not holding my breath that they're going to do anything about it this time either.
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