Alien: Covenant’s Xenomorph Stars On Empire’s Latest Newsstand Cover

Empire’s latest cover star is a survivor...unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality. Yes, the Xenomorph is back in Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s back-to-basics return to the franchise he started in 1979. It seemed appropriate to have the iconic Xenomorph back on our cover, ready for her close-up, some extraterrestrial drool hanging from her monstrous muzzle. Take a look at the cover below.

Empire Alien

Empire subscribers will already have started to receive copies of their exclusive limited edition cover, which we revealed last week, depicting the Xenomorph in a specially-created design by Jacey.

That acid-blood-curdling cover is the mere tip of a magazine-shaped iceberg, including eight pages of Alien: Covenant coverage direct from the Australian set of the film, plus 162 pages (chest)bursting with movie exclusives, news, previews and reviews.

Issue #336 of the world’s biggest movie magazine goes on sale in all good and evil newsagents from Thursday 20 April; to get limited edition covers days before everyone else, subscribe to Empire here.

Alien: Covenant, meanwhile, arrives in the UK on 12 May.