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SDCC ’13 | Dark Horse bringing ‘Prometheus’ to its ‘Aliens’ line

prometheus posterDark Horse, whose history with the Alien movie franchise dates back 25 years, has confirmed it will publish a comic tied to director Ridley Scott’s 2012 prequel Prometheus.

“We’re brewing something up that I think the fans of Ridley Scott’s amazing film will really like,” Dark Horse President Mike Richardson told The Hollywood Reporter. An official announcement is promised soon, presumably at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Bleeding Cool reported earlier this week that the publisher would be introducing characters and concepts from Prometheus into its licensed Aliens comics.

Written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, the Fox film centers on the crew of a spaceship that follows a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient civilizations on Earth. Seeking the origins of humanity on a distant planet, they instead uncover a threat that could bring about the extinction of the entire race. Fox confirmed in August that a sequel to Prometheus is in development.

Dark Horse began publishing Aliens comics in 1988, two years after the release of James Cameron’s film of the same name. While some series have direct ties to the big-screen franchise, using the same characters and building upon the storylines, others are merely set within the same universe. Over the years, the comics have crossed over with other characters, most notably Predator, The Terminator, Batman, Superman, Judge Dredd and WildC.A.T.s.

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How about a post-Resurrection series starring the Ripley clone? I’d buy that. Or more of the post-Aliens alternate timeline starring the real Ripley (as you can tell, I’m not interested in the Aliens concept without Ripley).

*Ahem* Well, good. Dark Horse is certainly qualified to rectify that odious heap of a film. They aren’t afraid to cut away the bulk of the cloud and preserve (and expand upon) the silver lining; they’ve been doing it for years.

Heap of a film?!

Wow. Really? For me there is Prometheus waaay out in first, Alien in Second and Aliens as a very distant third.

3 and 4 never happened.

I just don’t get how anyone who enjoyed Alien could fail to appreciate Prometheus. (That’s you failing, not the movie, lol)

Whatever- i love the movie and cannot wait for this comic follow-up!! I cannot wait til 2015, so maybe this will tide me over…

PS

both Alien and BladeRunner were received just like Prometheus. (With very mixed reviews, but those who like it love it.) Later, both films would become huge, iconic landmarks in Science Fiction history.
Critics and naysayers alike finally came around, and you all will this time too.

May the scales fall from your eyes.

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