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Author Topic: Dark Horse To Reboot Comic Series  (Read 166868 times)

predxeno
Mar 29, 2014, 03:25:38 AM
Reply #930 on: Mar 29, 2014, 03:25:38 AM
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Oh wow, I didn't know that; I've been really busy these last few weeks.  Sorry.


Ultramorph
Mar 29, 2014, 03:33:50 AM
Reply #931 on: Mar 29, 2014, 03:33:50 AM
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No biggie, this thread is kind of gargantuan at this point, and page-breaks make things get lost all the time.  :)


Xenomrph
Mar 29, 2014, 03:47:58 AM
Reply #932 on: Mar 29, 2014, 03:47:58 AM
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The only new book I liked out of the DH Press releases were the Perry one about the druglord using Aliens to defend his operation.  However that book had a bad case of the Alien 3 where there wasn't many likeable characters, the Aliens were the swarming type, and I always lol at the mini porn scenes both Perry's try to insert into their writing.

Some parts were cool though, like the covert team of sociopaths that knew how the Aliens swarmed around and use countering techniques they trained on as a response. 
Aliens: No Exit is cool until the very end, where it just falls apart because it feels like the author was reaching his deadline and threw something together just to get it done.

Predator: South China Sea is the best of the DH Press books, though.

All in all the Hish stuff was dumb but Forever Midnight did have some other interesting ideas in it. The whole book wasn't an abortion, it was just the Hish crap dragging down an otherwise interesting book. It did the "move people to a game preserve planet" several years before 'Predators' did it. :P


RakaiThwei
Mar 29, 2014, 03:53:23 AM
Reply #933 on: Mar 29, 2014, 03:53:23 AM
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All in all the Hish stuff was dumb but Forever Midnight did have some other interesting ideas in it. The whole book wasn't an abortion, it was just the Hish crap dragging down an otherwise interesting book. It did the "move people to a game preserve planet" several years before 'Predators' did it. :P

It would be a good idea and make sense if someone had written the Super Predators to be the Hish, and the traditional Predators to be the Yautja. But I doubt that will ever happen.


predxeno
Mar 29, 2014, 06:48:24 AM
Reply #934 on: Mar 29, 2014, 06:48:24 AM
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Yeah, life-saving retcons to the franchise are never undertaken as often as life-destroying ones. :(



predxeno
Mar 29, 2014, 06:55:29 AM
Reply #936 on: Mar 29, 2014, 06:55:29 AM
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Retcons that could easily preserve continuity are almost never undertaken while retcons that destroy continuity occur left and right.


RakaiThwei
Mar 29, 2014, 07:00:08 AM
Reply #937 on: Mar 29, 2014, 07:00:08 AM
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Retcons that could easily preserve continuity are almost never undertaken while retcons that destroy continuity occur left and right.

Oh, I agree on this.

Here is the thing.. They're trying to shoe-horn all of this into the continuity but are completely dismissing the AvP films and not treating them as canon (I know a lot of people are cheering for that, I'm in the minority) but they're shoe-horning them into a continuity where some entries count the AvP films as such (unless Dark Horse is discounting those too) while tying them into two movies which don't count the AvPs and trying to tie it into a video game.

I'm not sure where the sense is in that, but if there is supposed to be.. I can't see it.


Nazrel
Mar 29, 2014, 08:55:49 AM
Reply #938 on: Mar 29, 2014, 08:55:49 AM
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So just for my understanding... theyre taking the first three alien films, Predator 1-3, Prometheus and Alien Isolation; wrapping them all into one canon universe?


Xenomrph
Mar 29, 2014, 09:56:02 AM
Reply #939 on: Mar 29, 2014, 09:56:02 AM
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So just for my understanding... theyre taking the first three alien films, Predator 1-3, Prometheus and Alien Isolation; wrapping them all into one canon universe?
Among other things (e.g.: everything else you didn't list).


acrediblesource
Mar 29, 2014, 03:37:48 PM
Reply #940 on: Mar 29, 2014, 03:37:48 PM
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Just read the   Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 preview written by Paul Tobin.
Not the most impressive dialogue, i was hoping for something that was uniquely Prometheus. 
For something that had millions invested in, this didn't quite exceed my expectations. Not sure if its worth looking at either, colour is rather "photoshopish" like crayon pencils.

 


Ultramorph
Mar 29, 2014, 04:57:56 PM
Reply #941 on: Mar 29, 2014, 04:57:56 PM
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Just read the   Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 preview written by Paul Tobin.
Not the most impressive dialogue, i was hoping for something that was uniquely Prometheus. 
For something that had millions invested in, this didn't quite exceed my expectations. Not sure if its worth looking at either, colour is rather "photoshopish" like crayon pencils.

I agree about the art. Ferreyra's pencils on Twitter looked amazing, but colored the whole thing looks pretty mediocre. Hopefully they take the next five months to work on the art a bit, even if what we've seen is still miles about TWW.

And that dialog. "You soldier types with your muscles and guns..." or "It's science chaos!"  :P

On another note, with Alien: Isolation confirmed as having an October release date, I think it's fair to say that that is what Paul Tobin meant  when he said they had pushed the comic release dates back "so some things match up."

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RakaiThwei
Mar 29, 2014, 07:12:15 PM
Reply #942 on: Mar 29, 2014, 07:12:15 PM
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We should hear something soon from Emerald City Comic-con. For us on the East coast, that should be sometime between 7 to 8 PM, but for folks on the West coast.. Sometime around 3 to 4 PM.


The1PerfectOrganism
Mar 29, 2014, 07:14:48 PM
Reply #943 on: Mar 29, 2014, 07:14:48 PM
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So just for my understanding... theyre taking the first three alien films, Predator 1-3, Prometheus and Alien Isolation; wrapping them all into one canon universe?
Among other things (e.g.: everything else you didn't list).


Except they are ignoring AVP & AVP:R.
And likely the rest of the dumb shit.


Ultramorph
Mar 29, 2014, 07:31:49 PM
Reply #944 on: Mar 29, 2014, 07:31:49 PM
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We should hear something soon from Emerald City Comic-con. For us on the East coast, that should be sometime between 7 to 8 PM, but for folks on the West coast.. Sometime around 3 to 4 PM.

I'll post a live stream link if I can find one.


 

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