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Posted by The Old One
 - Dec 20, 2018, 11:15:24 PM
It in the end, very much reminded me of the canned 20 Powerloaders vs 20 Queens script.
That kind of stupid OTT.
Posted by SM
 - Dec 20, 2018, 11:07:05 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Dec 20, 2018, 10:32:52 PM
If a remake were to be done, the story would merit from going off in a different direction story wise also.  I think some people will agree here that it went off the rails post-Book 2.

I used to think it was the art that was the issue, but I've come to see the light.  A queen Alien mother calling her children across the universe?  You've got to be kidding me.

Earth War had way bigger problems than that.  They established the telepathy thing in the early issues of Book 1 so it's not really a big deal.
Posted by The Old One
 - Dec 20, 2018, 10:41:14 PM
Beautiful Isolation Alien.
Posted by Perfect-Organism
 - Dec 20, 2018, 10:32:52 PM
If a remake were to be done, the story would merit from going off in a different direction story wise also.  I think some people will agree here that it went off the rails post-Book 2.

I used to think it was the art that was the issue, but I've come to see the light.  A queen Alien mother calling her children across the universe?  You've got to be kidding me.
Posted by DorkiDori
 - Dec 20, 2018, 07:20:37 PM
as much as i like sam keiths artwork (i LOVED the maxx), i would like to see earth war redone in an art style that goes better with the over all visual theme set forth in the black and white + airbrushed comics.
Posted by Perfect-Organism
 - Dec 20, 2018, 02:21:05 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Dec 20, 2018, 04:04:22 AM
You mean a sequel to Gibson's Alien 3 with art by Den featuring the Space Family Hickses?

Nah, I was talking about replacing Earth War, or Female War depending on which you prefer.  It was mostly tongue in cheek though.... or was it?

A part of me thinks it would be interesting if a sequel to Book Two culminated in a battle between the space jockeys and the Engineers but that still would not account for the Alien home-world in the Nelson / Verheiden book.  Regardless, a better telling of the conclusion to the Verheiden / Nelson / Beauvais series should be possible....
Posted by Voodoo Magic
 - Dec 20, 2018, 02:16:53 PM
His power is at bay until you're least expecting it.  Then he unleashes it.


Posted by Local Trouble
 - Dec 20, 2018, 04:40:48 AM
SM is coy about vulgar displays of power.
Posted by SM
 - Dec 20, 2018, 04:32:50 AM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Dec 20, 2018, 03:42:21 AM
SM, you have some pull, surely you could drop a hint with Dark Horse that we need another Den Beauvais series.  It's been 30 years...

Since the new Alien 3 series is introducing the idea of alternative timelines, perhaps we could pick up right at the end of book 2??  Any takers?

I've told Fox Beauvais would be great to have back.

But I have no pull.
Posted by Local Trouble
 - Dec 20, 2018, 04:04:22 AM
You mean a sequel to Gibson's Alien 3 with art by Den featuring the Space Family Hickses?
Posted by Perfect-Organism
 - Dec 20, 2018, 03:42:21 AM
SM, you have some pull, surely you could drop a hint with Dark Horse that we need another Den Beauvais series.  It's been 30 years...

Since the new Alien 3 series is introducing the idea of alternative timelines, perhaps we could pick up right at the end of book 2??  Any takers?
Posted by 426Buddy
 - Dec 20, 2018, 02:15:44 AM
Great interview!

I've loved his alien art for most of my life. Breaks my heart that we will probably never see Aliens Countdown get released again.
Posted by SM
 - Dec 20, 2018, 12:44:14 AM
We don't discuss it.
Posted by Local Trouble
 - Dec 20, 2018, 12:33:29 AM
Is he aware of how traumatic it was for SM to go from his art to Sam Kieth's?
Posted by SM
 - Dec 20, 2018, 12:24:55 AM
Or an ox.
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