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Author Topic: William Gibson's Alien 3  (Read 92368 times)

The Old One
Jan 18, 2019, 01:42:46 AM
Reply #825 on: Jan 18, 2019, 01:42:46 AM
That's usually when the film's art department takes over and comes up with something more imaginative. 
Like turning a Thompson submachine gun into the USCM M-41A pulse rifle.

It's especially disappointing when they could literally draw anything and still fail to come up with something new. 
A comic book artist isn't limited by a film budget.

One thing I always admired about Denis Beauvais' art was his nice inventive and creative output of side arms and weaponry.
They fit perfectly into the whole Aliens aesthetic - in fact he nailed the whole tech of that James Cameron world perfectly.

Well, this is one thing that Resistance has over William Gibson's Alien 3 already then,
pilfering what little good there was from Aliens: Colonial Marines' corpse.  Weapons.



Perfect-Organism
Jan 18, 2019, 02:51:19 AM
Reply #826 on: Jan 18, 2019, 02:51:19 AM
That's usually when the film's art department takes over and comes up with something more imaginative.  Like turning a Thompson submachine gun into the USCM M-41A pulse rifle.

It's especially disappointing when they could literally draw anything and still fail to come up with something new.  A comic book artist isn't limited by a film budget.

One thing I always admired about Denis Beauvais' art in Book 2 was his nice inventive and creative output of side arms and weaponry. They fit perfectly into the whole Aliens aesthetic - in fact he nailed the whole tech of that Cameron world perfectly.

Exactly, it felt designed and pre-meditated as opposed to thrown-together ad-hoc.


Kane's other son
Jan 18, 2019, 05:44:17 AM
Reply #827 on: Jan 18, 2019, 05:44:17 AM
I didnt even notice the uzi until someone said something.

Also as, Razeak pointed out, there were m-16s on the sulaco. Maybe advanced plasma weaponry is a bad idea to give grunts who are flying around in space.

I dunno, im not very knowledgable when it comes to guns.

The M-16s were background set dressing.


HuDaFuK
Jan 18, 2019, 10:33:50 AM
Reply #828 on: Jan 18, 2019, 10:33:50 AM
^ What he said.

The contemporary guns on the Sulaco were just background set dressing, to fill up the armoury. You really have to look quite hard in the film to identify them.


Perfect-Organism
Jan 18, 2019, 01:10:18 PM
Reply #829 on: Jan 18, 2019, 01:10:18 PM
I'm disinclined to criticize this series on the grounds that I really like these alternate reality timelines...


JokersWarPig
Jan 18, 2019, 02:21:04 PM
Reply #830 on: Jan 18, 2019, 02:21:04 PM

Well, this is one thing that Resistance has over William Gibson's Alien 3 already then,
pilfering what little good there was from Aliens: Colonial Marines' corpse.  Weapons.


If Neca made these versions of these two characters I'd buy'em


HuDaFuK
Jan 18, 2019, 02:24:15 PM
Reply #831 on: Jan 18, 2019, 02:24:15 PM
I'm disinclined to criticize this series on the grounds that I really like these alternate reality timelines...

Yeah, I've got no real complaints.

The art could definitely be better, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it's bad. I'm liking the pacing. The ancient weapons and the UPP's use of a USCM dropship has bothered me, but overall I'm enjoying it and more than anything I'm just excited as hell this project even happened.

Should hopefully be collecting issue 3 tomorrow.


Local Trouble
Jan 18, 2019, 05:20:39 PM
Reply #832 on: Jan 18, 2019, 05:20:39 PM
Were it not for the fact that they actually made one of the UPP muckety-mucks look like Lenin, there would be no visual cues to indicate that they're supposed to be space commies.  No space Hinds, Kalashnikovs, Cyrillic or red stars anywhere to be seen.


razeak
Jan 18, 2019, 09:18:54 PM
Reply #833 on: Jan 18, 2019, 09:18:54 PM
Another fair point is the background dressing comment. You do have to really look. Again, it's not deal breaker. I really enjoy the book overall.

I have to head.to my LCS and get these newer books besides Alien 3. That panel looks great.


I work with guns a lot in my job, so the Uzi metaphorically punched me in the face and said "hey look!"

I just hope Hicks has a pulse rifle in issue 4 and not a musket lol


Huggs
Jan 18, 2019, 09:23:07 PM
Reply #834 on: Jan 18, 2019, 09:23:07 PM
That's usually when the film's art department takes over and comes up with something more imaginative. 
Like turning a Thompson submachine gun into the USCM M-41A pulse rifle.

It's especially disappointing when they could literally draw anything and still fail to come up with something new. 
A comic book artist isn't limited by a film budget.

One thing I always admired about Denis Beauvais' art was his nice inventive and creative output of side arms and weaponry.
They fit perfectly into the whole Aliens aesthetic - in fact he nailed the whole tech of that James Cameron world perfectly.

Well, this is one thing that Resistance has over William Gibson's Alien 3 already then,
pilfering what little good there was from Aliens: Colonial Marines' corpse.  Weapons.



Reminds me of that sniper mission from COD4.


Corporal Hicks
Jan 19, 2019, 02:09:21 PM
Reply #835 on: Jan 19, 2019, 02:09:21 PM
It's the Assault Rifle from Colonial Marines.



HuDaFuK
Jan 20, 2019, 09:40:43 PM
Reply #837 on: Jan 20, 2019, 09:40:43 PM
Were it not for the fact that they actually made one of the UPP muckety-mucks look like Lenin, there would be no visual cues to indicate that they're supposed to be space commies.

No visual cues, perhaps, but they do call each other "comrade" constantly lol.


KiramidHead
Jan 20, 2019, 09:44:01 PM
Reply #838 on: Jan 20, 2019, 09:44:01 PM
Playing down the space commies thing is a good move. The parallel is a bit too blunt in the script.


The Old One
Jan 20, 2019, 10:08:14 PM
Reply #839 on: Jan 20, 2019, 10:08:14 PM
Playing it down is one thing,
making them downright
identical in all but dialogue
to the USCM is a saddening
wasted opportunity.


 

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