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Author Topic: Fan Favourite Alex White Returns With New Novel, Alien: Into Charybdis!  (Read 37528 times)

HuDaFuK
Apr 05, 2021, 09:14:19 PM
Reply #435 on: Apr 05, 2021, 09:14:19 PM
Got the full set, including the Trident ones, although admittedly I only have those because the only copy of that first Dark Horse issue I ever found for sale was bundled with the rest of Volume 1.

Ironically a bunch of the Volume 2 issues I bought shipped from the US.


426Buddy
Apr 05, 2021, 09:34:10 PM
Reply #436 on: Apr 05, 2021, 09:34:10 PM
Yeah I haven't even bothered with Volume 1, I've never seen them available anywhere.


Engineer
Apr 05, 2021, 09:35:53 PM
Reply #437 on: Apr 05, 2021, 09:35:53 PM
Mine are definitely not in good condition  :laugh: they're not horrible but a long way from mint.  Found most of them on mycomicshop.com between 2016-2018.

I have still never been able to find issue 22 though  :-\

My white whale lol

I’ve got volume 2, issue 22 :-)

I don’t have any issues from volume 1. All of mine are from volume 2: issues 1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21 and 22.


HuDaFuK
Apr 06, 2021, 08:22:38 AM
Reply #438 on: Apr 06, 2021, 08:22:38 AM
Yeah I haven't even bothered with Volume 1, I've never seen them available anywhere.

The last issue of Volume 1, the one Dark Horse did (#17), is worth trying to get. There's an interesting piece about the development of Alien 3 in it, including all the directors and scripts that were attached. But like I said, I only ever saw the one copy for sale and I had to get all of Volume 1 to get it. Otherwise the earlier Trident issues are a bit pointless if you already have the comics, there's nothing else in them.

I never had any trouble getting the final issue of the run (#22). I know publication figures were well down by then though. Guess I just got lucky and there happened to be one available when I got into buying them. Anyway, happy hunting. If you wanna know what's in it, have a look here.

Every time the subject of this magazine comes up I get sad that it petered out like it did :( It was so good while it was going.


Mister T
Apr 07, 2021, 06:06:06 PM
Reply #439 on: Apr 07, 2021, 06:06:06 PM
I read it the day it was released.  It was ok.  Not fantastic, not terrible; just ok.  I've read EVERY Alien universe book that's been published (though not the comics - I've never read a comic in my life and I'm 45) and this is definitely on the better side.  Cold forge was a little better, I think.  And as far as authors go, I prefer Tim Lebbons storytelling voice.

I'm not sad to have paid retail for this book.  It was a one sitting read for me (medically retired army veteran with limited mobility), and it kept me entertained, though not enthralled.


Corporal Hicks
Apr 09, 2021, 05:42:25 AM
Reply #440 on: Apr 09, 2021, 05:42:25 AM
Another push back. Apparently the hard-back is April 23rd, and the paperback is Feb 2022 now. Wtf is going on with this book's release outside the States.  :o


SpaceKase
Apr 09, 2021, 11:36:52 AM
Reply #441 on: Apr 09, 2021, 11:36:52 AM
Another push back. Apparently the hard-back is April 23rd, and the paperback is Feb 2022 now. Wtf is going on with this book's release outside the States.  :o

That’s so bizarre, is the audiobook unavailable to you guys as well? Are they trying to do a 4-26 cross promotion thing to make a big splash since the merger? CBS/Paramount was leaning hard into their ST First Contact day this year. I’m sure that May the 4th will be replete with High Republic stuff. In honor of the new dystopia, welcome to the era corporate holidays all around!

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Xiggz456
Apr 09, 2021, 11:36:57 PM
Reply #442 on: Apr 09, 2021, 11:36:57 PM
Another push back. Apparently the hard-back is April 23rd, and the paperback is Feb 2022 now. Wtf is going on with this book's release outside the States.  :o

Isn’t Titan a British company? Really weird that they keep pushing the release back like that. Also, Infiltrator is releasing April 20th so hopefully that doesn’t push back its release as well.


Corporal Hicks
Apr 10, 2021, 03:26:08 PM
Reply #443 on: Apr 10, 2021, 03:26:08 PM
That's the thing. Doesn't look like Infiltrator is going to be effected. I've already got a copy on my shelf. Wonder if it's something to do with the hardback printers.


SpaceKase
Apr 10, 2021, 07:43:02 PM
Reply #444 on: Apr 10, 2021, 07:43:02 PM
That's the thing. Doesn't look like Infiltrator is going to be effected. I've already got a copy on my shelf. Wonder if it's something to do with the hardback printers.

Aw man, bury the lead why don’t ya? What’s the verdict on Infiltrator?  On a scale of Isolation (novel) to Cold Forge, where are we at?

A bit north of Prototype or a bit south?


Corporal Hicks
Apr 10, 2021, 08:11:22 PM
Reply #445 on: Apr 10, 2021, 08:11:22 PM
No verdict yet I'm afraid. Been reading Charybdis.



Corporal Hicks
Apr 12, 2021, 05:28:50 AM
Reply #447 on: Apr 12, 2021, 05:28:50 AM
Yeah, the retailer got it earlier.


[cancerblack]
Apr 18, 2021, 06:17:50 PM
Reply #448 on: Apr 18, 2021, 06:17:50 PM
Since this is the active Alex White thread I'll post here.

Got some audiobooks, and started with The Cold Forge since it gets such rave reviews.

Honestly, I'm not feeling it. I suspect already knowing most of the science/worldbuilding before going in has diminished it somewhat, but it's more than that. So far it feels like there's only two "real" characters (you know which two I mean) while everyone else are just props or shadows. Possibly appropriate given that both "real" characters are psychopathic to greater or lesser extents, but it's not much fun to sit through.

"Patrick Bateman in space" is a fun idea for the franchise in theory, but frankly I'm already over Dorian and his gimmick, and I'm really struggling with Blue on several levels. If this were a physical book and not an audio file, I think I'd have given up on it by now.


Kradan
Apr 18, 2021, 07:41:38 PM
Reply #449 on: Apr 18, 2021, 07:41:38 PM
Man, I'm shocked. I myself felt that book was a little bit over-hyped but still enjoyed it a lot

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