Marvel's First Alien Series Announced!

Started by Kailem, Dec 07, 2020, 07:22:32 PM

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TilotnyWorshiper28

after this wednsday he's gone and we get a new #1

Corporal Hicks

I actually quite enjoyed the annual. Wasn't really expecting that twist. Can't remember
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Ash's demise in Out of the Shadows
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well enough to consider how well they work together right now, but it was a fun little twist.

Normal quality of art, inconsistent looks due to references - Starcub interior/military EEV exterior, Nostromo bridge and mess for a military ship, etc.

All in all though, was a fun one-off.

Local Trouble

They should get Sal to adapt ACM in comic form.

ModMonkey

ModMonkey

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Just finished reading the first Alien annual from Marvel and I have...mixed feelings on this one. Among other things, there's the return of a certain character that, while not unprecedented, is not something I was excited to see.

I've generally been okay with PKJ's stories in this Marvel Alien series, and I liked the change of scenery and tone that came with the last arc, but this was a borderline bridge-too-far inclusion for me and I was curious what other people were thinking?


Corporal Hicks

Merged with existing thread. :)

BlueMarsalis79

Quote from: ModMonkey on Jul 21, 2022, 05:48:45 AMJust finished reading the first Alien annual from Marvel and I have...mixed feelings on this one. Among other things, there's the return of a certain character that, while not unprecedented, is not something I was excited to see.

I've generally been okay with PKJ's stories in this Marvel Alien series, and I liked the change of scenery and tone that came with the last arc, but this was a borderline bridge-too-far inclusion for me and I was curious what other people were thinking?



Can you be more vague please?

SiL

SiL

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He's avoiding spoilers. If you know you know. If you don't but don't mind spoilers, just ask.

BlueMarsalis79

@ModMonkey What inclusion are you referring to?

Wweyland

Is the annual just a one-shot?

ModMonkey

ModMonkey

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Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jul 21, 2022, 11:15:39 AM@ModMonkey What inclusion are you referring to?
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Writer, PKJ, has pulled an Out of the Shadows and reintroduced Ash to the series. As much as I didn't like seeing the character return in Out of the Shadows, having his 'consciousness' stow away on the Narcissus was, at least, a believable enough idea and as a one off in a book that also brings about the awkward and unlikely canonical return of Ripley to the narrative, it all kind of lives in its funny own world as it is.

I realize that there are many Bishop, David, and Walter models out there so it's likely that there are other
Ash models, as well, but the way it was handled felt a little clunky and took the wind out of the story's sails for me. I mean, I'm not sure this annual's story was going to set anyone's soul on fire but throwing in Ash took it from a middling by-the-numbers effort into something that took me out of the story.
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I feel like Marvel has stopped paying much attention to this series now that it's been trucking along for a year and hasn't blown up the sales charts. It's likely why they have a new number one coming out soon to boost sales and interest. I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store with the new arc and the new artist but this Alien annual doesn't leave my expectations very high.


Quote from: Wweyland on Jul 21, 2022, 12:44:11 PMIs the annual just a one-shot?

Yeah, annuals are usually an oversized one-shot that is a self-contained story, though they are occasionally used as the final chapter in a long-running story with some extra pages to bring an event to a close.

The Alien annual does tie in to PKJ's first arc of the monthly Alien series (and may be setting up future stories) but it's mostly a one-and-done deal.

TilotnyWorshiper28

I dunno I liked his return.  I just want PKJ to get to the point and do something with the woman in the dark 

ModMonkey

ModMonkey

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Quote from: TilotnyWorshiper28 on Jul 21, 2022, 04:13:45 PMI dunno I liked his return.  I just want PKJ to get to the point and do something with the woman in the dark 
That's fair. What about his return is working for you? I think it technically works but I get weird when Fox and licensees mine that first movie too much, for some reason.

And, yeah, that woman in the dark was dropped in the first issue and after two story arcs and two one-shots (granted, one of them was written by Ben Percy) we still have seen nothing of what was hinted at there.

I read PKJ's ACTION monthly as well and that's also taking it's sweet time to get to the point.

SiL

SiL

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Quote from: ModMonkey on Jul 21, 2022, 12:59:57 PM
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jul 21, 2022, 11:15:39 AM@ModMonkey What inclusion are you referring to?
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Writer, PKJ, has pulled an Out of the Shadows and reintroduced Ash to the series. As much as I didn't like seeing the character return in Out of the Shadows, having his 'consciousness' stow away on the Narcissus was, at least, a believable enough idea and as a one off in a book that also brings about the awkward and unlikely canonical return of Ripley to the narrative, it all kind of lives in its funny own world as it is.

I realize that there are many Bishop, David, and Walter models out there so it's likely that there are other
Ash models, as well, but the way it was handled felt a little clunky and took the wind out of the story's sails for me. I mean, I'm not sure this annual's story was going to set anyone's soul on fire but throwing in Ash took it from a middling by-the-numbers effort into something that took me out of the story.
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There being a line of Ash models kind of ignores the whole "everyone was surprised he was an android" thing. Do they address that?
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Local Trouble

Do you think they actually spent more than ten seconds of thought on it?

Kradan

Quote from: SiL on Jul 21, 2022, 06:43:37 PM
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There being a line of Ash models kind of ignores the whole "everyone was surprised he was an android" thing. Do they address that?
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- Ash, your face looks familiar. You know, kinda like these synths they keep advertising on TV

- Uuuum ...

proceeds to suffocate her with a porn magazine
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