Prey represents Disney's first take on the franchise since it purchased 20th Century Fox in 2019. Disney has revitalized this franchise. What does that portend for Disney's other alien franchise, Aliens? Like the Predator franchise before Prey, Aliens also needs a shot in the arm.

Prey, the prequel to 1987's smash-hit, Predator, is one of the surprise hits of the summer. Taking place nearly 300 years before Predator, Prey returns the Predator franchise to its roots by focusing on the cat-and-mouse game between the alien predator and Naru, a Comanche hunter. In the past couple of days since Prey's release, recent sales for Predator #1 have spiked on eBay by as much as 20%.

Is it worth taking another look at Aliens #1 and other key issues for this franchise?

In some grades, Aliens #1 has fallen by nearly 60% from its all-time high.

Prey's success will likely embolden Disney to similarly revitalize its Aliens franchise as well. If you think Disney will be successful, this might be a good time to consider purchasing Aliens #1. Published by Dark Horse comics in 1988, this issue has taken a dive during the past year. According to GoCollect, the one-year average for a CGC 9.6 copy of this issue (the most common grade), is $442; however, the 30-day average is only $300.

Just over a year ago, a 9.6 reached its all-time high of $708. If you can get this book for under $300, that would be a pretty steep discount. While this book could fall further, but as many sage investors advise, only one person gets to buy at the very bottom.

Lastly, for a book published in the late 1980s, this book is relatively rare. According to the CGC Census, CGC has only graded 876 universal blue labels. On top of that, CGC has only graded 64 9.8s. This is likely due to the issue's all-black cover.

Will Aliens Appear as the Brood in the MCU?

This sounds like it could be a stretch at first, but we know for a fact that Marvel is at least thinking about it. Enabled by Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, Aliens have already crossed over with Marvel characters in the comics. And take a look at the cover of one of these crossovers, X-Force #16. As many X-Men fans know, this cover pays tribute to Uncanny X-Men #166, a depiction of a battle between the X-Men and the Brood, a race of parasitic aliens inspired by the Xenomorph from the 1979 film, Alien.

In addition, we know Kevin Feige likes a fresh take on Marvel characters. In other words, he isn't going to immediately repeat X-Men stories that 20th Century studios told during the past two decades. 20th Century Studios has already produced movies about Magneto (several times), Dark Phoenix (twice), the Sentinels, the Juggernaut, Sabretooth, Apocalypse, and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. That doesn't leave Feige with many choices; I think there's a good chance we see the Brood in the future. And now that Feige has the Aliens franchise at his disposal, why not just use the original?

You could also consider the first appearance of the Brood in Uncanny X-Men #155.  Except for an outlier of a sale in September of last year, the value of this book has remained pretty steady, with the FMV of a CGC 9.8 copy of this book hovering around $200 according to GoCollect.

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