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Author Topic: AvPG Reviews Fast Track to Heaven & Prey  (Read 6954 times)

Corporal Hicks
Aug 26, 2013, 03:35:08 PM
Topic on: Aug 26, 2013, 03:35:08 PM

I’ve just uploaded two new reviews. The first is of Aliens – Fast Track to Heaven, a comic novella written and drawn by Liam Sharp and one of Aliens vs. Predator – Prey, the Steve and Stephani  Perry adaption of the original AvP comic series by Randy Stradley:

“From the moment I saw the Giger-esque style Alien on the cover I got the sense that this would feel like “Alien”. Sharp carries that feeling throughout the book, using Nostromo looking spacesuits, an old beatdown looking space station and Director’s Cut style cocoons to maintain that distinctively looking “Alien” feel.

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Be sure to check out my full review of Aliens – Fast Track to Heaven and AvP – Prey. You can find other reviews and articles in our articles section! Feel free to let us know what you think of the reviews.

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DemonicD13
Aug 26, 2013, 04:06:38 PM
Reply #1 on: Aug 26, 2013, 04:06:38 PM
Good Review, thanks for the work.
I have read many of the expanded universe comics and books and I have a hard time finding ones that fit my tastes.


Darkness
Aug 26, 2013, 04:18:50 PM
Reply #2 on: Aug 26, 2013, 04:18:50 PM
Isn't the Yautja  stuff just based on what was already in the movies anyway?


Xenomorphine
Aug 26, 2013, 06:12:56 PM
Reply #3 on: Aug 26, 2013, 06:12:56 PM
Isn't the Yautja stuff just based on what was already in the movies anyway?

Not to the degree Perry took it. Some loose indications of not finding certain things 'sporting' enough, but he decided to apply that to a samurai/viking analogy and basically turned them into honour-obsessed klingons with a crab-mouth.


Xenoscream
Aug 27, 2013, 09:40:38 AM
Reply #4 on: Aug 27, 2013, 09:40:38 AM
I really like the look of Sharp's artwork. Funny that he seemed to get so much spot on and then kind of failed with the Alien itself. 38 pages certainly doesn't sound like enough to flesh out a decent Alien story... I hope we do get another good one eventually.


Terx2
Aug 27, 2013, 09:52:41 AM
Reply #5 on: Aug 27, 2013, 09:52:41 AM
Is it worth getting Fast track to Heaven?


Corporal Hicks
Aug 28, 2013, 06:13:57 PM
Reply #6 on: Aug 28, 2013, 06:13:57 PM
Isn't the Yautja  stuff just based on what was already in the movies anyway?

Not really. The film's show them as wanting better game, bigger challenges. Not the space samurai.  :-\

Is it worth getting Fast track to Heaven?

That's up to you to decide! That's why I write my reviews.  :)


saintssinphony
Aug 29, 2013, 02:46:16 PM
Reply #7 on: Aug 29, 2013, 02:46:16 PM
I read Fast Track to Heaven last night and I totally thought I had missing pages or something.  The ending of the book is very abrupt.  I think another 10 pages could have really helped the story tremendously.  I love the artwork though, really good atmosphere.  I loved the throwback spacesuits also.  I just wish it would have been longer.  Great review Hicks, I think it was spot on.



Terx2
Sep 01, 2013, 04:09:49 AM
Reply #8 on: Sep 01, 2013, 04:09:49 AM
Got Fast Track to heaven. It was good. Felt shorter than I thought it would be. Love the artwork of it.


DC
Sep 10, 2013, 11:18:34 AM
Reply #9 on: Sep 10, 2013, 11:18:34 AM
I'm really glad they harkened back to the atmosphere and merchandise of Alien as opposed to Aliens. It's all Aliens now days. Aliens: Colonial Marines, Aliens vs. Predator, and so on and so forth . . .


SM
Sep 18, 2013, 11:54:24 PM
Reply #10 on: Sep 18, 2013, 11:54:24 PM
It's been Aliens for 25 years.


DC
Sep 19, 2013, 09:28:17 PM
Reply #11 on: Sep 19, 2013, 09:28:17 PM
My point exactly, it is a refreshing change of pace for the first time in 25 years.


Greg Or
Sep 23, 2013, 02:49:23 PM
Reply #12 on: Sep 23, 2013, 02:49:23 PM
I quite liked the overall Alien vibe of the comic , but as many noticed, It is a way short (maybe 70+ pages would help?) and story just don't feel continuous as It could . 

Authors fault or not enough pages to deal with interesting story ?


 

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