Marvel Comics is an American comic book publishing company based in New York City, New York. It was founded in 1939 by Martin Goodman. Since 2021, Marvel has served as the principle publisher of Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator comic books,[1] taking over from Dark Horse Comics.

Marvel Comics is the brand name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Worldwide's parent company.

Marvel is best known as the publisher of comic book superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man and others, many of which have since been adapted as part of the enormously successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. It also owns the license to produce comic books based on the Star Wars franchise.

Trivia

  • The cover art of Marvel's Aliens Omnibus Volume 1 garnered controversy after artist Tristan Jones, had accused cover artist Greg Land of tracing his work, using several pieces of Jones' concept art for Aliens: Defiance.[2][3][4] Jones would subsequently post the evidence of multiple features of his sketches holding glaring similarities to Land's cover Xenomorph. A user later found similarities to the Egg in the bottom left corner of the cover to that of a replica of an Egg created by NECA.[5]

Gallery

As a way to welcome the newly acquired Alien universe, Marvel Comics included the titular Alien in 19 variant covers for several prominent Marvel comics that were released in January, 2021. Marvel will also feature the titular Predator hunting Marvel Heroes in 6 variant covers set to be released in May, 2021.

Alien variant covers

Predator variant covers

Promotional art

Video

External links

References

  1. Schedeen, Jesse (July 2, 2020). "IGN - Alien vs Predator vs Iron Man? Marvel Comics Acquires Two Iconic Sci-Fi Franchises". IGN. Retrieved on August 26, 2020.
  2. Aliens' Tristan Jones Accuses Greg Land of Plagiarizing Art for Marvel Omnibus (cbr.com)
  3. Marvel Illustrator Greg Land Accused of Plagiarism, Again | Observer
  4. Tristan Jones is plagiarised by Greg Land in Marvel Alien Omnibus Cover – STUDIO YUTANI
  5. Tristan Jones is plagiarised by Greg Land in Marvel Alien Omnibus Cover – STUDIO YUTANI


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