The Press Release:
The classic comic book tales set in the iconic—and terrifying—world of the Alien franchise are being collected in brand-new hardcover collection starting in April with ALIENS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1. And in August, fans of the iconic franchise can enjoy even more of these thrilling comic book stories with ALIENS: THE ORIGINAL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 2.
A rogue scientist’s genetic experiments create a horrific new alien king! A ragtag unit of Colonial Marines battles a xenomorph infestation on a space station — and the survivors face a pack of bizarre hybrids! An investigator must solve a murder on a deep-space alien-research station! But what dread music will a deranged composer make with an alien’s screams? And can a synthetic xenomorph rebel against its sadistic creator? Plus: Flash back to an alien attack in the 1950s! And witness the fate of England as aliens overrun the Earth! This rare collection includes: ALIENS: ROGUE #1-4, ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES #1-10, ALIENS: LABYRINTH #1-4, ALIENS: SALVATION, ALIENS: MUSIC OF THE SPEARS #1-4 and ALIENS: STRONGHOLD #1-4 — plus material from DARK HORSE COMICS #3-5, #11-13 and #15-19; PREVIEWS (1993) #1-12; PREVIEWS (1994) #1; and ALIENS MAGAZINE (1992) #9-20.
Check out the all-new cover by Mahmud Asrar as well as the exclusive direct market variant cover by Paul Mendoza and be sure to pick up this must-have collection when ALIENS: THE ORIGINAL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 2 hits shops in August 2021! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
ALIENS: THE ORIGINAL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 2: Written by IAN EDGINTON, CHRIS WARNER, KELLEY PUCKETT, PAUL GUINAN, DAN JOLLEY, JIM WOODRING, DAVE GIBBONS, CHET WILLIAMSON, JOHN ARCUDI, SARAH BYAM, JOHN BYRNE, PETER MILLIGAN, MICHAEL COOK & MORE.
Art by WILL SIMPSON, PAUL GUINAN, TONY ATKINS, ALLEN NUNIS, JOHN NADEAU, KILIAN PLUNKETT, MIKE MIGNOLA, TIM HAMILTON, DOUG MAHNKE, DAVID ROACH, MARK A. NELSON, PAUL MENDOZA, JOHN BYRNE, PAUL JOHNSON & CHRISTIAN GORNY.
Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR; Direct Market Exclusive Cover by PAUL MENDOZA
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is really cool for those fans of the original comic book series presenations because some of them were really, really good. I do remember reading some of the earlier ones but I didn’t stick with them past the first few because I was more focused on the superhero stuff coming out from both Marvel and their Distinguished Competition. Traditionally speaking, I don’t purchase too many of the omnibus editions based on the space needed for them to be filed properly in ones bookcase. That’s going to keep me from grabbing this one but you diehards can surely chime in down below and let me know what you think about this announcement and if you will be purchasing when it comes out. I’ll see you all again soon because while the shows have stopped being announced due to the virus, the publishing side has only increased and we’ve a LOT of comic book things to share with that side of our readership.
PS: If you didn’t see the announcement of the first omnibus edition just click HERE.
Official Website: http://www.marvel.com