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SDCC ’13 | Dark Horse bringing ‘Prometheus’ to its ‘Aliens’ line

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Dark Horse, whose history with the Alien movie franchise dates back 25 years, has confirmed it will publish a comic tied to director Ridley Scott’s 2012 prequel Prometheus.

“We’re brewing something up that I think the fans of Ridley Scott’s amazing film will really like,” Dark Horse President Mike Richardson told The Hollywood Reporter. An official announcement is promised soon, presumably at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Bleeding Cool reported earlier this week that the publisher would be introducing characters and concepts from Prometheus into its licensed Aliens comics.

Written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, the Fox film centers on the crew of a spaceship that follows a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient civilizations on Earth. Seeking the origins of humanity on a distant planet, they instead uncover a threat that could bring about the extinction of the entire race. Fox confirmed in August that a sequel to Prometheus is in development.

Dark Horse began publishing Aliens comics in 1988, two years after the release of James Cameron’s film of the same name. While some series have direct ties to the big-screen franchise, using the same characters and building upon the storylines, others are merely set within the same universe. Over the years, the comics have crossed over with other characters, most notably Predator, The Terminator, Batman, Superman, Judge Dredd and WildC.A.T.s.