Aliens: The Original Years Volume One is a hardcover trade paperback comic book published by Marvel Comics on May 19, 2021. It was part of the company's Original Years reissue program, which aimed to collect and re-release the Aliens, Predator and Aliens vs. Predator comics published by Dark Horse prior to Marvel acquiring the licences. The book was edited by Jennifer Grünwald and Daniel Kirchhoffer, with slipcover art by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata. Variant slipcover art was reused from Aliens: Outbreak #1 by Mark A. Nelson. Hardcover art was reused from Aliens: Earth War trade paperback by John Bolton.

Publisher's Summary

THE MOST RELENTLESS CREATURES in all of film spread terror across the galaxy in this hardcover collection of their earliest series, featuring faces both familiar and new. Their encounter with the aliens left Hicks and Newt scarred both physically and emotionally — and years later, they're determined to wipe out the species. But the military and big business have other ideas that could bring the xenomorphs to Earth — and if that happens, there may be little hope left for humanity. As war breaks out, the world needs heroes — so whatever happened to Ripley? Featuring Colonial Marines, synths, alien queen and more, these tales build on the lore established in the films — and take it in a horrifyingly different direction! Prepare to know fear like never before!

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An image posted on Jones' Twitter comparing the visual similarities between his and Land's work.

Greg Land's cover art for Aliens: The Original Years Volume One sparked controversy after fellow artist Tristan Jones accused Land of tracing his work, specifically several pieces of concept art for the comic Aliens: Defiance.[1][2][3] Jones would subsequently post evidence showing how Land's cover artwork showed glaring similarities his own pieces. Several sites noted how this was not the first time Land had been accused of plagiarism in this manner.[2][4] Subsequent to Jones' complaint, fans found further evidence of tracing in Land's cover art, including similarities between the Egg in the bottom left corner of the cover and a replica sold by NECA.[3]



Hardcover art

Variant slipcovers