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vikingspawn

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Prometheus comics?
« on: Mar 27, 2012, 09:58:52 PM »
Anybody heard anything of Prometheus comics or adaptations/spinoffs from Dark Horse?   

Dark Horse seems pretty quite at the website with no mention yet...other than the "Aliens" short story appearing in Dark Horse Presents.

Did the "Prometheus" name license go to another company?   Heavy Metal?

All I see is the Art of Prometheus and the Alien Illustrated hardcover releases...

 ???




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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 27, 2012, 10:05:18 PM »
Press release for the Art of Prometheus said it would be the only tie-in publishing for the film. So that means no comics. Although there may be something down the road, I'm sure.

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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 27, 2012, 10:16:08 PM »
Doubt there'll be a adaptation (similarly no novelisation appears to have been planned).

Really depends on the story Riddles tells.  He's said there's scope for a sequel, should the box office take prove good enough, so I doubt they'd license a comic based sequel.

But that said they've licensed comics before only to have a sequel negate them.

Twice.

With the same franchise.

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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 27, 2012, 11:50:46 PM »
If you want a comic tie-in to Prometheus, just read 'Aliens: Apocalypse'. :P

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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2012, 12:01:35 AM »
The one where the Company inexplicably has access to Aliens decades before the second film take place...

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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 28, 2012, 12:30:40 AM »
I seem to recall the comic actually addressing that, but it's been a while since I read it.

Not to mention it's looking like 'Prometheus' might give the Company access to Aliens decades before 'Alien', let alone 'Aliens'.

It's not irreconcilable, maybe they had access to Aliens but didn't know what they were or didn't have concrete data, which would make Ripley's testimony in 'Aliens' seem really crazy. Special Order 937 seems to imply they knew something was out there, since they specifically put Ash on the Nostromo and then specifically sent it along the heading it was on. They may not have known it was Aliens specifically, and I don't recall Apocalypse changing that. If I remember right, Apocalypse had the Company with knowledge of the Jockeys, something which would jive with Prometheus anyway.

But seriously Apocalypse is like an Alien-centric proto-Prometheus comic -- explorers find evidence of an ancient civilization that had once visited earth, go out and explore and find one of the Jockey worlds, things go horribly wrong and almost everyone gets killed. The plots (as far as we know about Prometheus) are very similar.

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« Reply #6 on: Mar 28, 2012, 03:19:40 AM »
But in Apocalypse the Jockies are big elephant dudes with mullets, and in Prometheus it would seem they're kinda not...

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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 28, 2012, 05:47:02 AM »
We'll see how the movie plays out, or if what we've seen in the trailers are actually Jockeys.  ;)

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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 28, 2012, 07:30:02 AM »
We'll see how the movie plays out, or if what we've seen in the trailers are actually Jockeys.  ;)
I don't even think we need to wait to see the film to know it already invalidates Destroying Angels.
Although I could be wrong, and there will be an epic Space Tapir vs Space Owl battle! :laugh:

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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 28, 2012, 07:02:09 PM »
I guess we'll have to wait and see. :)

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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #10 on: Apr 03, 2012, 03:52:09 PM »
It's possible for Dark Horse to make comics based on Prometheus.

That could happen someday.

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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #11 on: Apr 08, 2012, 02:38:38 PM »
I asked Chris Warner sometime ago but was told something along the lines of "watch this space".

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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #12 on: Apr 08, 2012, 05:18:05 PM »
I asked Chris Warner sometime ago but was told something along the lines of "watch this space".
Interesting, veeeeery interesting...  ;D
« Last Edit: Apr 08, 2012, 05:20:04 PM by LarsVader »

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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #13 on: Apr 08, 2012, 07:14:26 PM »
The Dark Horse July solicits should be out any day now.   


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Re: Prometheus comics?
« Reply #14 on: Apr 08, 2012, 09:09:18 PM »
I asked Chris Warner sometime ago but was told something along the lines of "watch this space".

Interesting indeed. Im not much of a comic person, but I may jump on the opportunity to read something Prometheus related.

I'm already considering preordering the reissue of the Alien Illustrated Story.

 

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