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Marvel reveals 'Alien' #1 gets second printing and new cover by Larocca
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Marvel reveals ‘Alien’ #1 gets second printing and new cover by Larocca

‘Alien’ #1 sells over 300,000 copies on its first print run.

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It was bound to happen, but Marvel Comics has confirmed Alien #1 is headed back to print as the first issue sold out with over 300,000 copies. Fans who missed the first issue at their comic book shop can pick up the second printing on April 28th complete with a new second printing cover by Salvador Larocca. It’s no surprise, in my review I point out writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Salvador Larocca seem to understand what makes Alien work.

“Anyone who looks for it in my earlier horror work will see the influence of the first two Alien films, but I don’t know if Marvel quite understood my love for the franchise when they gave me that call,” Johnson told SYFY Wire. “I can definitively promise readers that they’re getting stories written by the biggest Alien fan imaginable, and that I’ll always have more stories to tell as long as they want me on the book.”

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Check out the second printing cover below.

Marvel reveals 'Alien' #1 gets second printing and new cover by Larocca

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

New York, NY— March 24, 2021 — Marvel Comics’ highly anticipated foray into the iconic and terrifying universe of the Alien franchise hits shelves today. ALIEN #1 by writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Salvador Larocca begins an exploration of never-before-seen corners of the Alien universe that has delighted both longtime fans and newcomers to the legendary horror/science-fiction saga, selling over 300,000 copies. Now, Marvel Comics is happy to announce that the sold out debut issue will be returning to comic shops on April 28th with a second printing, complete with a haunting new cover by Salvador Larocca.

“Anyone who looks for it in my earlier horror work will see the influence of the first two Alien films, but I don’t know if Marvel quite understood my love for the franchise when they gave me that call,” Johnson told SYFY Wire. “I can definitively promise readers that they’re getting stories written by the biggest Alien fan imaginable, and that I’ll always have more stories to tell as long as they want me on the book.”

Check out Larocca’s cover below and brace yourself for more pulse-pounding terror when the Second Printing of ALIEN #1 hits stands on April 28th.

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