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Marvel Alien Issue #7 Begins 2nd Story Arc

With the new September solicitations from Marvel, we have our first look at the covers for Alien Issue #7, which will begin the 2nd story arc of Marvel’s current on-going Alien series.

The creative team from the first arc, writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Salvador Larroca will be returning for the new arc. It’s currently unknown if Guru-eFX will be back for the colors.

Check out the main cover and two of the variant covers below.

 Marvel Alien Issue #7 Begins 2nd Story Arc

Cover by Marc Aspinall

Variant Cover by Gerardo Sandoval
Variant Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli

We have some minor plot details from the solicitation:

THE SEARCH FOR SANCTUARY BEGINS!

• A small colony of “Spinners,” looking to lead a simpler life, have nearly completed terraforming a moon.

• A ship crashes into their Eden from the heavens.

• A terror is unleashed.

The main cover art is by Marc Aspinall, and features an Alien stalking through cornfields. This imagery and that of one of the variant covers with a number of Aliens scaling a barn suggests a farm setting. From the story tease we can gather the farm is located on a colonized moon. Whether or not this will connect directly to the conclusion of the first arc or will be focusing on an entirely different story remains to be seen.

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson retweeted the covers and announced the second story arc today:

Also on the horizon is a new one-shot Aliens comic, Aliens: Aftermath. Written by Benjamin Percy, with artwork by Dave Watcher, the comic is scheduled for release on July 14th and timed to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Aliens.

Keep an eye out for our review of the first Marvel Alien story arc after it concludes in late August. Issues #1-#6 will be available in a trade paperback titled ‘Vol 01 Bloodlines’, which is scheduled for release in October.

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  1. Thatguy2068
    Even though I haven't read the book I can easily tell the art style is just isn't good at all it's just a bunch of traces that all, i'm sorry to say but even badly done Santa is better than theirs because they tried, not Trace
  2. Bughuntwilson
    Quote from: Engineer on Oct 18, 2021, 01:59:59 PM
    Quote from: Bughuntwilson on Oct 18, 2021, 01:05:51 PM
    Quote from: HuDaFuK on Oct 18, 2021, 08:10:51 AM
    Quote from: Kimarhi on Oct 16, 2021, 02:51:39 AM
    I'm sure alot of these dudes are old AF right now.  I mean some of these guys were grown men with families in the 90s.

    Beauvais is still doing bits and pieces. As is Dorman.
    Can you maybe tell me what beauvis has worked on recently  if you don't mind?


    He works as a freelance artist in science fiction and fantasy. He also just opened a studio in Baja I believe. His website is:

    http://www.denbeauvais.com/

    That's cool hopes he does his own sci fi comiv that will be cool thanks for the info

    *fixed quotes. Hicks.
  3. Engineer
    Quote from: Bughuntwilson on Oct 18, 2021, 01:05:51 PM
    Quote from: HuDaFuK on Oct 18, 2021, 08:10:51 AM
    Quote from: Kimarhi on Oct 16, 2021, 02:51:39 AM
    I'm sure alot of these dudes are old AF right now.  I mean some of these guys were grown men with families in the 90s.

    Beauvais is still doing bits and pieces. As is Dorman.
    Can you maybe tell me what beauvis has worked on recently  if you don't mind?


    He works as a freelance artist in science fiction and fantasy. He also just opened a studio in Baja I believe. His website is:

    http://www.denbeauvais.com/

    *fixed quotes. Hicks.
  4. Kradan
    I would recommend to anyone interested listening to podcast interview Clara did with Tristan back in 2019. I certainly remember him bringing Plunkett up amongst his major influences there

    https://yutanipodcast.podbean.com/e/creatives-tristan-jones-comic-artist-episode-23-yutani-podcast/


    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 13, 2021, 07:36:45 AM
    Quote from: SiL on Oct 13, 2021, 03:35:24 AM
    I remember Tristan listing him as an influence somewhere (I think on the forum, even).

    I'm sure he did. It was one of the things pointed out very early on! But I do think Dark Horse has had some other fantastic artists in this second golden age too. Stokoe, Hardman, Thies, some fantastic colouring by Beredo and Jackson.

    I would love to see Paul Johnson (guy who ilustrated Aliens: Sacrifice) come back

    https://www.cuartomundo.cl/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Aliens-Sacrifice-Paul-Johnson.jpg
  5. Kimarhi
    I found the Cold Forge to be hella boring and an absolute slog to progress through. 

    IC is much better, and at least there are aspects to like in the characters of IC.  Cold Forge was just Alien 3 with a bunch of jackasses and no Ripley. 

     

  6. BlueMarsalis79
    The best thing to come out of The Cold Forge's Into Charybdis, although I do think the fairly recent conversation between our own Aaron Percival and Alex White's the best the podcast ever got by far, evergreen content.
  7. Engineer
    Quote from: Sabres21768 on Oct 07, 2021, 03:09:37 AM
    Quote from: RidgeTop on Oct 05, 2021, 02:28:37 AM
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Oct 04, 2021, 08:02:35 PM
    https://twitter.com/PhillipKJohnson/status/1445115047408197645

    Oh! Oh! Let me guess! Another Alien toy with some minor alterations?
    What the heck is ALIEN: REVIVAL?
    I would assume the name for the *2nd story arc

    *edit: I thought the 2nd story arc had already been named but I was mistaken, so I changed this from 3rd to 2nd.
  8. Kradan
    For the record, I still think IC is a great well-written book. Even though I struggled with aspects of it book kept me engaged enough till the end. But it never quite clcked for me, there was no moment I went from "I like this" to "I lOVE this !"

    Ultimately, I liked TCF more. It had smaller scale, was tighter, more focused and self-contained. I could sympathize with Blue, I could hate Dorian,, I was happy and unfortunately I didn't find anybody quite like that in the second book

    And as with TCF, the best thing that came out of IC were bunch of interviews Alex did in aftermath of book's release. Such a nice fella with interesting views and good sense of humour
  9. 426Buddy
    I had a complete opposite reaction to the characters than Kradan. They felt far more realistic than whats normal in fiction.

    I didn't feel like the book went out of its way to show everyone was both good and bad. That's just reality, everyone is a mix of good an bad to one degree or another. Having black and white characters is normal for most fiction and it's totally ridiculous.

    Except Duncan, she was pretty much all bad.
  10. Kradan
    Quote from: [cancerblack] on Oct 06, 2021, 07:40:01 PM
    Quote from: Kradan on Oct 06, 2021, 06:51:29 PM
    Oh I see

    Why can't you stand reading them ? Is it White's style specifically or you just don't read books in general ? I'm genuinely curious

    It's the style. I've tried reading and the audiobook version and it just feels like an absolute chore (although still a lot better than most Alien licensed fiction tbf).

    Funny you should say that, 'cause I kinda felt the same about Into Charybdis. I liked the ideas, I liked the setting but the tone of the book seemed a bit too ... Idk, preachy ? Book tried so hard to portray EVERYONE on both sides of the conflict as neither good or bad (well, maybe except Duncan) I found it hard to connect to or care about any of them.

    Spoiler
    Shy might be the best example of that. Ok, she went through traumatic experience of encountering Alien and I undestand her last few days on the planet were less than pleasent. But I don't understand her sudden turn into a greedy bitch at all. Where is that coming from ? Why is she all of a sudden like "f**k you all, I'm gonna take the money and fly home !" ?. Any sympathy I had for her was lost. One might say it's by design but it didn't worked for me at all. For me, It felt like character's turn for the sake of it, because EVERYBODY is neither good or bad.

    And her sudden death twist. It wasn't surprising, it was frustrating. Ok, you caught me off-guard and killed most-likely protagonist. So what ? Make me care about the character and I won't give a shit about that it's obvious he/she's gonna make it to the end. It's like Rian Johnson syndrome, it's subverting expectations for the hell of it
    [close]
  11. Engineer
    Quote from: TilotnyWorshiper28 on Oct 06, 2021, 07:43:01 PM
    fine if we had to have a new team attest lets pick from people currently writing at marvel as thats mostly who they'd pick .   I'd go Daniel Warren Johnson for both writer and artist or Alyssa Wong for writer I like her doctor aphra run and she made agony interesting in extreme carnage .  I don't know the who id pick for an artist with her

    I'd still pick James Stokoe; he's worked for marvel before, as well as made one of the best alien comic series to date (writer and artist for "dead orbit").
  12. TilotnyWorshiper28
    fine if we had to have a new team attest lets pick from people currently writing at marvel as thats mostly who they'd pick .   I'd go Daniel Warren Johnson for both writer and artist or Alyssa Wong for writer I like her doctor aphra run and she made agony interesting in extreme carnage .  I don't know the who id pick for an artist with her
  13. [cancerblack]
    Quote from: Kradan on Oct 06, 2021, 06:51:29 PM
    Oh I see

    Why can't you stand reading them ? Is it White's style specifically or you just don't read books in general ? I'm genuinely curious

    It's the style. I've tried reading and the audiobook version and it just feels like an absolute chore (although still a lot better than most Alien licensed fiction tbf).

    Quote from: Trash Queen on Oct 06, 2021, 07:36:36 PM
    Just reminding everyone again Alex White goes by they/them.

    My bad.
  14. Kradan
    Quote from: [cancerblack] on Oct 06, 2021, 06:31:35 PM
    Quote from: Kradan on Oct 06, 2021, 04:00:11 AM
    Tristan would be great. I would prefer some original stuff (for example, some of Tristan's ideas) over White's work adaptations. His books are great as they are and I can't really see much gain in adding visualisation element to them

    It's an extremely selfish take from me, because I can't stand reading them but really want to experience them in some way other than second hand tl;dr's.

    Oh I see

    Why can't you stand reading them ? Is it White's style specifically or you just don't read books in general ? I'm genuinely curious
  15. judge death
    New team I would chose in a instant.
    Johnsson get fundemental stuff wrong and jumps the shark several times and is focusing for some reason on keep making new lines of xenos to all cost, plus the writing and dialog is horrible. Plus how he treats fans and ignores the art problems and says: do better tracing art yourself. No he has to go.

    The tracing copycat artist: should be fired from making comics at all.

    For writing I would go with white or Jim Woodring or Mark Verheiden, or maybe outside with John wagner.
    For art: tristian jones or one of the dark horse artists from earth war series or thicker than blood or outside: Greg Staples from 2000AD or Nick percival.
  16. [cancerblack]
    Quote from: Kradan on Oct 06, 2021, 04:00:11 AM
    Tristan would be great. I would prefer some original stuff (for example, some of Tristan's ideas) over White's work adaptations. His books are great as they are and I can't really see much gain in adding visualisation element to them

    It's an extremely selfish take from me, because I can't stand reading them but really want to experience them in some way other than second hand tl;dr's.
  17. Kradan
    Tristan would be great. I would prefer some original stuff (for example, some of Tristan's ideas) over White's work adaptations. His books are great as they are and I can't really see much gain in adding visualisation element to them
  18. [cancerblack]
    Who would you pick, if you could pick anyone?

    I'd go for adaptations of the Alex White novels (even though I can't deal with his prose, the ideas themselves are truly brilliant).

    Illustrated by 1990's era John Blanche.
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