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Marvel to launch new “20th Century Studios” imprint

There’s a brand new line coming to Marvel Comics this fall, as the publisher debuts a home for Alien, Predator, and PotA with “20th Century Studios”.

She’s a… 20th Century Studios

It’s no secret that Disney picked up 20th Century Fox a while back. The massive entertainment company has been slowly bringing some of that company’s biggest properties back to the silver screen. That includes its Marvel-licensed characters like the X-Men.

But while that’s all fine and dandy, another Disney brand has been getting its fair share of content fro the deal too. That of course, would be Marvel Comics, which has Aliens, Predator, and Planet of the Apes stuff out there right now with more on the way.

So with all of that stuff existing outside of the publisher’s Marvel Comics Universe, it kind of makes sense that there’d be a separate imprint for it. And that’s where 20th Century Studios comes in.

Just announced by Marvel today, the new line will include all of the above, beginning with next month’s new Apes book. Also worth noting, is that the “FOX” branding is apparently gone. I’m not sure if that’s a new development or not, but Disney looks to be going without it from here on.

Cover by Joshua Cassara

“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.”

C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Comics

Before you ask too, no this new line isn’t limited to 3 properties. Apparently there are more on the way to the printed page, as Marvel points out that 20th Century Studios will include “iconic franchises like Planet of the Apes, Predator, Alien, and more (emphasis added by BG).”

But before any mysterious future books arrive, there’s Planet of the Apes #1, which will be kicking off the Studios line on April 5th. After that, but also in April, readers will see the imprint bannered on Alien #1 and Predator #2.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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