Aliens: The Original Years Omnibus Volume 2 Details Announced!

Started by Corporal Hicks, Jan 05, 2021, 08:49:08 PM

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HuDaFuK

Quote from: xeno_alpha_07 on Jan 07, 2022, 01:25:51 PMWonder if Aliens: Matrix will ever get a release finally.

Given that it was due to follow Crusade and that Crusade never even got properly finished and coloured, I'd be very surprised if anything of Matrix exists in a releasable state. Plus, you have to assume Marvel would've included it in one of these collections if it did exist, given how they've gone above and beyond with pretty much everything else.

Quote from: Engineer on Jan 07, 2022, 02:35:32 PMYea that's what Confuses me!! I had heard somewhere that dark horse never re-published crusade because they had lost the original copies or something.

I think you might be confusing it with Countdown... which doesn't really clear things up any, because Marvel managed to release that too :laugh:

Engineer

Quote from: HuDaFuK on Jan 07, 2022, 03:46:53 PM
Quote from: xeno_alpha_07 on Jan 07, 2022, 01:25:51 PMWonder if Aliens: Matrix will ever get a release finally.

Given that it was due to follow Crusade and that Crusade never even got properly finished and coloured, I'd be very surprised if anything of Matrix exists in a releasable state. Plus, you have to assume Marvel would've included it in one of these collections if it did exist, given how they've gone above and beyond with pretty much everything else.

Quote from: Engineer on Jan 07, 2022, 02:35:32 PMYea that's what Confuses me!! I had heard somewhere that dark horse never re-published crusade because they had lost the original copies or something.

I think you might be confusing it with Countdown... which doesn't really clear things up any, because Marvel managed to release that too :laugh:

Yea, you're right; it might have been countdown I heard that about lol and yea, that got it's re-release from marvel too! Countdown is one of my favorites though!! The art is stunning! I'm glad it's available again! It took me over 10 years to track down a copy in the US!

HuDaFuK

Forbidden Planet just charged my card so I presume this is about to ship if it hasn't already.

Russ840

Quote from: HuDaFuK on Jan 18, 2022, 06:24:38 PM
Forbidden Planet just charged my card so I presume this is about to ship if it hasn't already.

Which cover did you get?

HuDaFuK


Engineer

Quote from: HuDaFuK on Jan 18, 2022, 11:05:30 PM
The new one.
I think he's asking if you got the standard cover or the direct-market cover... by "new one," do you mean the standard cover which is new art, rather than the cover based on previous artwork from the DH era?

Corporal Hicks

Mine has made its way to my local. I've gone for the standard cover too.

HuDaFuK

Quote from: Engineer on Jan 18, 2022, 11:21:57 PMBy "new one," do you mean the standard cover which is new art, rather than the cover based on previous artwork from the DH era?

This :)

[cancerblack]

Quote from: HuDaFuK on Jan 07, 2022, 03:46:53 PM
Quote from: Engineer on Jan 07, 2022, 02:35:32 PMYea that's what Confuses me!! I had heard somewhere that dark horse never re-published crusade because they had lost the original copies or something.

I think you might be confusing it with Countdown... which doesn't really clear things up any, because Marvel managed to release that too :laugh:

I'm assuming Engineer means "re-published beyond the Aliens: Special release"? Because that had Countdown and Elder Gods.

HuDaFuK

Aliens: Special contained Elder Gods and 45 Seconds :)

Countdown was only ever republished as a bonus with a couple of issues of Aliens magazine in the 90s. But it's definitely the story that I've heard the we-lost-the-original-artwork story applied to since.

[cancerblack]

Ah, shit, my mistake. Some of these names do my f**kin head in tbh  :laugh:

Engineer

Quote from: HuDaFuK on Jan 19, 2022, 09:10:14 PM
Aliens: Special contained Elder Gods and 45 Seconds :)

Countdown was only ever republished as a bonus with a couple of issues of Aliens magazine in the 90s. But it's definitely the story that I've heard the we-lost-the-original-artwork story applied to since.

Yup
I have the aliens magazine issues with countdown.

HuDaFuK

My copy arrived today, and it's another beauty. Finding the conclusion to Crusade really does seem like a bit of a coup for Marvel.

Among the bonus material in the back is some conceptual artwork for Labyrinth and Colonial Marines.

Some Old Dude

Picked up my copy. got the Paul Mendoza cover which I love and has a very Moebius vibe about it. Also going to be amazing to re-read Salvation in oversize format and finally read Music of the Spears.

RidgeTop

just a PSA here for US folk, Things From Another World has been selling the Aliens volumes for $100 instead of the MSRP of $125.

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