February sees the return of Steve Perry to the world of Alien/Predator fiction with the release of his upcoming novel Predator Turnabout. Thanks to DH Press, I now present you the full jacket for the novel:
Titan Books just sent me a press release for the upcoming Alien vs Predator Requiem – Inside The Monster Shop, a making of book which takes you behind the scenes of the monster makers from the upcoming film:
“Alien vs. Predator: Requiem – Inside the Monster Shop [Titan Books, 18 January 2008, £14.99] is a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the film, as special effects supervisors Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis, veterans of the first AVP and the Alien sequels, open the doors of special effects studio ADI to reveal the secrets of the movie’s stunning effects. A ‘making of’ book from the people in charge of the Creature Effects on the movie, Inside the Monster Shop allows readers to follow the talented crew in-studio and on location through conception to fabrication and finishing, in a visual feast that no monster movie fan will want to be without.”
Amazon.co.uk have the cover art and a description of ADI’s new AvP book which is about how AvP Requiem was made. The book comes out Dec 25 in the US and Jan 18 in the UK. Also check out the publisher Design Studio Press for more details.
“…In this captivating book and accompanying DVD, special effects supervisors Woodruff, Jr. and Gillis, veterans of the first AVP and the Alien sequels, open the doors of ADI to reveal the secrets of the movie s stunning effects. Follow their talented crew in-studio and on location through conception to fabrication and finishing. A visual feast that no monster movie fan will want to be without!”
With the release of Aliens Steel Egg, Predator Flesh and Blood and the second omnibus in the AvP series, it’s been quite a month for Dark Horse. They recently updated their website with the profile page for the 3rd volume in the Aliens omnibus series:
“Aliens Omnibus Volume 3 collects complete story arcs of Rogue by Ian Edginton and Will Simpson, and Labyrinth by Jim Woodring and Kilian Plunkett, and the acclaimed tale “Salvation,” written by Dave Gibbons and illustrated by the incomparable Mike Mignola.”
Volume 2 of the Aliens series is due out in December and this one is due out in March next year, a month after the second Predator Omnibus. You can check out Dark Horse’s profile page here.
What can I say? We seem to get all the news in big sprouts. AvP2 news all in one, then merch news. Go figure. Anyway, we’ve known about it for ages but Dark Horse has finally put a profile page up for Steve Perry’s new Predator novel:
“Deep in the Alaskan forest, ranger Sloan comes across the torn and bloody carcasses of Grizzly bears. Searching a human cause for the massacres, he discovers a team of poachers hunkered within the Alaska wilderness, waiting for the chance to score a big kill. He also finds evidence of the most fearsome killers in the universe: the Predators.”
Also online is a clearer version of the cover. You can view the profile page here. Turnabout is due for release on February the 27th. Next up we have the profile page the upcoming Predator Omnibus Volume 2 as well. And last but not least, the preview for AvP Vol2 is also online. Enjoy.
Dark Horse has updated their website for a profile page for the previously unannounced Aliens novel from Stephani Perry, Criminal Enterprise:
“Thomas Chase wakes up from cryosleep to his first day at a new job–as a pilot for a contraband drug company dropping a shipment on Fantasia, a rock-planet terraformed to hide an elaborate drug manufacturing operation. Everything from synthetic heroin to MX7 is cooked here, in protected caves guard-dogged by the savage Aliens.
When Chase’s craft touches down on Fantasia, a chain of events begins that cannot be stopped. As criminals and competitors try to take over the drug empire from the dangerous kingpin, Chase and his brother Pete are caught in the crossfire . . . with the Aliens adding blood to the mix.”
Ms Perry wrote the last of the Alien books to be published way back when and along with her father, she is making a return under DH Press’ banner. You can also find the novel’s cover on it’s profile page.
Seems that Civilized Beasts isn’t the only Alien vs Predator comic making its way to us in the upcoming months. I’m not sure where this has come from, but news of a new comic called Sand Trap has made it’s way to a site called Vision Thread:
“A weary band of brothers serving time in a dust-ridden desert war, sometime around now… Its not a popular war, but lots of people want a piece of it, and they’re willing to kill however many civvies it takes to send a message. But this squad’s just pulling duty for Uncle Sam and a scholarship. They just wants to make it home in time for cornflakes, that’s all. And when they stumble over a monstrous fight they have no business interfering with, the cornflakes aren’t that important anymore…”
The comic is set to be released to coincide with AvP2′s release and will be 22 pages, illustrated by Davide Fabbri. From the looks of the preview, it looks to be set in modern times somewhere in a desert country, most likely Iraq. Thanks to Harry72 for the heads up.
Today I bring you a double dose of Perry-goodness and by that I mean Steve and Stephani Perry, the novel authors. Stephen Youll has just update his website with the covers of Steves upcoming novel Predator Turnabout and the previously unnannounced Aliens novel by Stephani, Criminal Enterprise:
You can view the whole picture here aswell as the cover for Criminal Enterprise. Personally, I’m rather fond of the Turnabout cover. I should expect we’ll be getting a profile page for Turnabout soon so keep tuned in.
As you will all find out soon when my review of the first Aliens Omnibus goes online soon, I loved it. Loved it to bits. So imagine my excitment when I saw the lineup for the second volume!
“Many humans have died horribly at the claws of the Alien. The surface of Earth has been devastated to cleanse the beasts from our world. But the commercial value of this scourge has never been in doubt, especially when the special properties of the Alien Queen’s royal jelly are discovered. Will Mankind once again risk its very survival as a species in order to sleep with the Alien?”
The second volume collects Genocide, Harvest, Colonial Marines and quite possibly Tribes – the cover is the Tribes one. So if the lineup is anything to go by, volume 2 should be quite a ride! But thats not all! Looks like original Alien vs Predator comics are back on the go too. Stuck in comic limbo for years, AvP – Civilized Beasts finally has a new release date (Sep 05, 2007) and an updated profile. You can view the Aliens Omnibus Vol.2 profile here and the Civilized Beasts profile here.
We should all know of the two up-and-coming Aliens novels from DH Press, but so far we only know of the one Predator novel. Well, not anymore, we’ve got a third Predator novel to look forward to:
“The book is tentatively entitled Turnabout, and that’s pretty much all I can tell you until it’s a little further along, except that if you like Stephen Hunter’s character Bob Lee “The Nailer” Swagger — from Hunter’s books (not the movie version, Shooter), you might have a fun time with the Predator book …”
To be written by Steve and Stephani Perry, the legendary authors who started off the original Aliens novel line and created the popular Yautja culture. Turnabout will probably be released sometime next year. You can check out Steve Perry’s blog here. Thanks to Hicks at AXP.