Dark Horse Adds ‘Prometheus,’ Reboots ‘Aliens,’ ‘Predators,’ & ‘AvP’


Dark Horse Comics announced today that it is adding a Prometheus comic book series, based on the recent Ridley Scott Alien prequel, to its lineup of horror/science fiction titles based on Twentieth Century Fox licenses and simultaneously rebooting its other Fox SF titles.  Paul Tobin will write the new Prometheus comic, while Chris Roberson will take on the rebooted Aliens comic, Chris Sebela will preside over the makeover of Aliens vs. Predator, and Joshua Williamson will handle similar chores on Predators.  All four books will inhabit a shared universe and DHC says the writers of all four books are coordinating their efforts.  So it appears the connections between the titles, which are due to debut in 2014, will be significant, though no formal crossover has been announced.
Tobin told i09 that the new Prometheus comic book will feature new characters and will not just focus on continuing the adventures of Elizabeth (played by Noomi Rapace) and David (Michael Fassbender).  But The Engineers and the theme of creation will be a core concern of the new series, which will be able to examine the subject in greater depth than in the movie.  Tobin also expects to clear up a few mysteries like the difference between the "eggs" depicted in the original Alien movie and those in Prometheus.

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