We never got an Adapt for Prometheus did we?
Only the Japanese novelization.
That still confuses the hell out of me - they go to the trouble of writing one, and of translating it into Japanese, but never release it over here...
Someone in Japan really REALLY wanted that Novelisation.
So Prometheus and the two AVP films were the only ones they didnt do Comic adapts for but they did with Predators
To be fair with AvP, they did Original Graphic Novels (Thrill of the Hunt
and Civilised Beasts
) and mini-comics (Sand Trap
, not to be confused with Dead Space
) and the Predators
tied-ins were mostly prequel and sequel material.
IIRC, the reason they didn't immediately do tie-in material for Prometheus was that they were afraid to step on the toes of Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox, and that they had talks with Fox when doing the Fire and Stone comics to make sure they did the Engineers right. I may be wrong on this though.
Honestly, there's no logical need for movie-based comics and novels adaptations of that sort anyway. I'd rather have original expanded universe material than an adaptation of a movie I've already seen or own. Not to say that they can't be well done (everyone loves the Alien: The Illustrated Story
and some of the 90s Aliens
novels that adapted the comics). Although I bought the Batman Returns
comics adaptation on impulse seeing it in the bargain bin and its pretty funny.
Even with all the childish-ness and bright colors I still love my aliens/predator comics. I don't know why but I have always had a fascination with them, especially now as an adult. I had a lot of the comics already as a kid but I pretty much left the whole aliens/predator fandom around 14 or 15. Then in 2015 I happened to find my old collection of comics and toys, I'm not sure why but I instantly fell back in love with the whole universe again (probably has something to do with being over 30 and being a new-ish father, needed a hobby i guess). Now i'm just about finished collecting every alien comic ever released, even the anthology dark horse stuff. All I have left is Aliens Xenogenesis and Countdown (hoping this is included with the the fancy pants hard cover of book 2.) I don't have the original graphic novels though, just the library editions re-released in the 90's, not sure if i'm gonna seek out and find the originals yet though. Next I need to start finishing my AvP and Predator comic collections.
You're fandom story is better than mine. I binged the Predator and Alien movies when I was 12 and tracked down the Omnibus collections at the same store that had the Yu-gi-Oh! tournaments.
I ironically love some of the sillier ones, but there are a decent amount of genuinely good ones. I haven't been keeping up with the new ones as much as I should be.