Dark Horse Announces New Comic Series, Alien: The Original Screenplay!

Started by Corporal Hicks, Jan 16, 2020, 08:06:38 PM

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SiL

Quote from: RidgeTop on Mar 21, 2021, 11:10:54 AM
Quote from: SiL on Mar 21, 2021, 10:03:34 AM
If they were going to trace, at least trace concept art for the actual script they were working on...

I bring up this very point in the podcast. It's said in the forward that they were trying to get away from Cobb and Moebius, but then we have all these ship exteriors and interiors we've seen before mashed together. At least give us some early underrepresented designs like the Foss stuff if you're going to be copying those elements.
Exactly! Foss had some excellent designs to suit their trippy 70s vibe. There was a lot of unused work that would let them move away from the popular concept art that had the greatest influence on the final film while still bringing to life the early conceptions of the story. Throwing it all away to trace Prometheus concept art is just ... Why?


RidgeTop

Quote from: SiL on Mar 21, 2021, 12:28:07 PM
Quote from: RidgeTop on Mar 21, 2021, 11:10:54 AM
Quote from: SiL on Mar 21, 2021, 10:03:34 AM
If they were going to trace, at least trace concept art for the actual script they were working on...

I bring up this very point in the podcast. It's said in the forward that they were trying to get away from Cobb and Moebius, but then we have all these ship exteriors and interiors we've seen before mashed together. At least give us some early underrepresented designs like the Foss stuff if you're going to be copying those elements.
Exactly! Foss had some excellent designs to suit their trippy 70s vibe. There was a lot of unused work that would let them move away from the popular concept art that had the greatest influence on the final film while still bringing to life the early conceptions of the story. Throwing it all away to trace Prometheus concept art is just ... Why?

For real. This would've been the perfect opportunity to use this stuff:

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And although the Alien itself wasn't copied, and looked good, I also would've preferred seeing something born from this design:

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What we got with the creature in the comic was not too far removed from the Alien we know.

Kailem

Yeah the Alien being overall fairly similar (mostly the head/lack of eyes) was something that surprised me. I didn't mind it, but given the concept it might have been cooler if we'd got something completely different than the one that made it into the actual final.

426Buddy

Yeah this is terrible, it seems to be an industry wide issue. It's pretty much ruined comics for me, I don't even want to know what else I've missed.

Immortan Jonesy

Well, if they had chosen to stay true to one of the original sketches, in particular this one...


...the only thing they had to do was trace this 
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Nah I'm kidding lol

This dishonest practice seems to have branched out like cancer. It's a sick industry, which is sad. 

:-\

BlueMarsalis79

Yeah none of the "original screenplay" graphic novel adaptations worked for me so far.

HuDaFuK

I can't lie, I was really keen on this until I found out they wouldn't be using any of the early concepts for the creature. The unexpectedly killed my interest.

Russ840

Damn. I didn't even notice the tracing in this one.

Seems that people need to stop moaning about Marvel as much and aim the criticism towards the industry on a whole.

Voodoo Magic

I'm hoping RidgeTop skips reading the upcoming Predator ongoing comic.



Hunter-Killer

I came into The first issue with a really positive outlook, I thought the alternate space jockey corpse looked really cool and interesting, the further I got though the more confused I got. I had assumed they somehow got a hold of the head and brought it back, I got confused about the cocooning scene as well. I wish they would have taken extra steps to differentiate from the original film more, I feel like it still hearkened back to Prometheus concepts which made it feel less original. There's some amazing alien storylines out there, but I feel like a lot of times things end up half done and we just have to appreciate what we get as alien fans, great concept but poor execution is the baseline for Alien.

Lost_Hunter

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Solid Pod as usual guys. Was great to hear the round table discussion. Ridgetop I am with you 100% reference is super important. I say an artist is only as good as his/her reference. Using reference does not mean tracing someone else's work. Unfortunately the industry is just going in that direction and has been for about 10 years. It's more prevalent in the larger publishers. Even talent does it and they blame the deadline, complete cop out.


Hi honestly think people don't sketch anymore, they do everything in the computer which forces them into corners.


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Al that being said, I thought the crew, Space Jockey, derelict and Alien looked awesome.

Voodoo Magic


Corporal Hicks


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