Marvel Acquires Alien and Predator Comic Franchise, Iron Man Set as First Victim

Marvel Comics is certainly on a roll. A new report has just confirmed that Marvel has acquired the Alien and Predator comic book franchises and will be releasing awesome new titles soon. Interestingly, the first concept artwork may have revealed that Iron Man will be one of their first victims.

The news comes from IGN, which reveals that Marvel has acquired the two sci-fi franchises. Although both Alien and Predator comics were originally published by Dark Horse, the new titles will now be released by Marvel Comics.

For now, Marvel has not yet revealed any details about the new Alien and Predator titles. In addition to that, the creative teams have not yet been shared. However, the report did share two amazing concept art by David Finch to celebrate the acquisition. Check it out below.

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Credit: Marvel/IGN
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Credit: Marvel/IGN

Wait, does that look like Iron Man's head in the Predator's hand? Marvel fans need not worry about Tony Stark. According to the report, "the Predator teaser isn't meant to suggest the two franchises will be integrated into the Marvel Universe" just yet. Nevertheless, we wouldn't be surprised if a major crossover pushes through in the future.

Finch was understandably excited about getting to work on the concept art.

"Alien and Predator are the two of the most identifiable, iconic characters of all time, and I love them for that. But mostly, it's being fortunate enough to be a kid when they were new. I've seen every movie they've ever been in, and I cannot wait to see them wreaking havoc in the Marvel Universe. I drew my pictures of them with a massive smile on my face," he said.

For now, Marvel has not yet announced the new Alien and Predator titles. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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