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Author Topic: Alien: The Cold Forge - Titan Books  (Read 55219 times)

HuDaFuK
May 30, 2018, 11:51:51 AM
Reply #255 on: May 30, 2018, 11:51:51 AM
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I quite liked both the Alien 3 and Resurrection comics, but SM's right - they're pretty average all told, and if I wasn't such a fan of the films and interested in seeing how the adaptations differ from them, I wouldn't give them a second thought. In fact I doubt I would've bothered at all.

As Xenomrph says - the first film's comic is very much the exception when it comes to comics adapting pre-existing material. I can't see the novel working satisfactorily as a comic at all. Too much of it was internal.



Perfect-Organism
Jun 01, 2018, 01:27:27 AM
Reply #257 on: Jun 01, 2018, 01:27:27 AM
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I thought about the idea of thought bubbles in an Sliens comic.  The idea rather turned me off actually, so I went to book one to see how the it was handled when Hicks was thinking.  They didn't use thought bubbles.  Instead, there was a box which was very similar to a narration text.  It worked in Book One and it would work well for an adaptation of Cold Forge...


Local Trouble
Jun 01, 2018, 01:51:15 AM
Reply #258 on: Jun 01, 2018, 01:51:15 AM
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Can't really think of anything to recommend the Alien 3 adaptation, except maybe the Queen crawls out Newt's mouth.  And the covers.

Very, very mediocre.

It also truncated the entire intro of the movie and completely omitted the egg.



SM
Jun 01, 2018, 02:09:42 AM
Reply #259 on: Jun 01, 2018, 02:09:42 AM
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Speaking of truncated, Resurrection managed to squeeze the whole film into two issues, but ended up being a better overall product.


Local Trouble
Jun 01, 2018, 02:27:42 AM
Reply #260 on: Jun 01, 2018, 02:27:42 AM
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That's because it lacked the kookiness and goofiness of the film.


SM
Jun 01, 2018, 02:40:30 AM
Reply #261 on: Jun 01, 2018, 02:40:30 AM
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Nah the kookiness of the Caro-esque art made it a better read.


Perfect-Organism
Jun 01, 2018, 02:42:08 AM
Reply #262 on: Jun 01, 2018, 02:42:08 AM
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Man I wish I had a chance to read Resurrection in Comic format.  I guess I could try Ebay, though I do wish DH would just publish these as graphic novel compilations.  SM?  Any way this will ever happen?  They could recolor and publish The Abyss while they're at it.

Ha!  Just bought them both on ebay.  Still wish I had a TPB or Graphic novel of this and Alien 3 on my book-shelf.  Its more dignified...

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SM
Jun 01, 2018, 02:47:15 AM
Reply #263 on: Jun 01, 2018, 02:47:15 AM
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Doubt it.

Not sure why they haven't re-issued them already to be honest.  I'm guessing it's a license thing.



SM
Jun 01, 2018, 03:36:51 AM
Reply #265 on: Jun 01, 2018, 03:36:51 AM
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Not even remotely like Sam Keith.


Local Trouble
Jun 01, 2018, 04:01:09 AM
Reply #266 on: Jun 01, 2018, 04:01:09 AM
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Do you have fond memories of going from Denis Beauvais to Sam Kieth?


SM
Jun 01, 2018, 04:28:51 AM
Reply #267 on: Jun 01, 2018, 04:28:51 AM
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I have trauma and counselling.



Corporal Hicks
Jun 01, 2018, 08:30:15 AM
Reply #269 on: Jun 01, 2018, 08:30:15 AM
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Which was published after Alien 3, I believe?


 

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