The Press Release:
Announced today with The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Comics will be launching its first-ever 20th Century Studios comic book imprint this April!
The new imprint will kick off with PLANET OF THE APES #1, on sale April 5, shortly followed by Marvel’s upcoming ALIEN and PREDATOR comic book series. Fans will see the 20th Century Studios comic book imprint reflected on PLANET OF THE APES, ALIEN and PREDATOR covers beginning with PLANET OF THE APES #1, ALIEN #1, and PREDATOR #2 in April and moving forward.
“Ever since we announced our Alien and Predator comics, we hoped to create a special space within our comics line to go even bigger and bolder and keep building on the iconic moments from these properties that we all know and love. This 20th Century Studios comics imprint, in collaboration with our friends at 20th Century Studios, is the perfect way to do that,” said C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Comics. “Now that we’re bringing back Planet of the Apes again through classic comic book storytelling, we are absolutely thrilled to officially launch this imprint for the fans, and we’re all honored to expand upon it in the coming months.”
Marvel Comics’ new imprint will draw upon 20th Century Studios’ award-winning and pop culture-defining franchises that have reached millions of fans around the globe, including iconic franchises like Planet of the Apes, Predator, Alien, and more.
“We’ve had a blast working with C.B. and his team and, as lifetime Marvel comics fans, it’s an honor to be a part of such an enduring creative legacy,” said Steve Asbell, President, 20th Century Studios. “We think fans will love the fresh takes on these beloved, iconic movies.”
For over 80 years, Marvel and 20th Century Studios each have established a legacy of storytelling that has lasted for generations. The 20th Century Studios imprint from Marvel marks the next collaborative chapter to bring those stories to life – new and classic characters, worlds, universes, and more – all in the grand tradition of classic Marvel Comics.
Marvel began publishing its latest ALIEN comic book series in 2021 and its latest PREDATOR comic book series in 2022, both to critical acclaim.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more details about the new PLANET OF THE APES, ALIEN, and PREDATOR series coming within Marvel Comics’ new 20th Century Studios imprint!
PLANET OF THE APES #1: Written by DAVID F. WALKER; Art by DAVE WACHTER; Cover by JOSHUA CASSARA
Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE; Variant Cover by LOGAN LUBERA; Variant Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE; Windowshades Variant Cover by TODD NAUCK
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