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Author Topic: William Gibson's Alien 3  (Read 72362 times)

Corporal Hicks
Mar 06, 2019, 08:24:02 AM
Reply #945 on: Mar 06, 2019, 08:24:02 AM
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I'm gonna be pissed if they adapt Eric Red's script and it has amazing art.

Ha. I'd love it! I really want to see an amazing take on the Xeno-station!!

Get out.



 :laugh: Do you have the video that's from?

Get out.



I'm not sure what's got me laughing more: your joke or Hicks's response.

Go with both.  :laugh:



Russ840
Mar 08, 2019, 09:38:13 AM
Reply #947 on: Mar 08, 2019, 09:38:13 AM
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Anyone noice that the TPB for this is now a Hardcover ? 

Albeit standard trim.



Perfect-Organism
Mar 08, 2019, 01:44:49 PM
Reply #949 on: Mar 08, 2019, 01:44:49 PM
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Cool, hope it includes the original Alien 3.  But doubt it. 

On its own it serves as a William Gibson novel who has a fan base outside of Aliens.


Russ840
Mar 27, 2019, 02:45:17 PM
Reply #950 on: Mar 27, 2019, 02:45:17 PM
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Having read issue 5, I really have no idea how I feel about this series.



Xiggz456
Mar 27, 2019, 05:40:39 PM
Reply #952 on: Mar 27, 2019, 05:40:39 PM
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Just read through all 5 issues and overall I’m satisfied with this adaptation. It’s an interesting take on the lore and it was fun seeing an alternate script get an “official” treatment. Reading the whole story in one go is such a better experience as my main critique was the slow build up which works with film but translates to an uneventful first couple of issues; however, the final two issues are quite a ride and ultimately left me intrigued as to where and how this alternate universe would continue on.

What happened to Newt? Did I miss something?

She was shuttled back to Earth on the Sulaco in issue 3

« Last Edit: Mar 27, 2019, 05:42:40 PM by Xiggz456 »

BlazinBlue88
Mar 27, 2019, 06:54:12 PM
Reply #953 on: Mar 27, 2019, 06:54:12 PM
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Lookin forward to seeing how this could turn out. Itd be a fantastic idea to see the story continue on as maybe a monthly.


Corporal Hicks
Mar 27, 2019, 07:34:16 PM
Reply #954 on: Mar 27, 2019, 07:34:16 PM
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RidgeTop and I are going to be chatting to him on Monday. So as usual I'd like to open the floor to questions.


KiramidHead
Mar 27, 2019, 07:39:38 PM
Reply #955 on: Mar 27, 2019, 07:39:38 PM
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I wouldn't mind seeing a further five issues that would be a hypothetical Gibson Alien 4.


Local Trouble
Mar 28, 2019, 05:00:28 AM
Reply #956 on: Mar 28, 2019, 05:00:28 AM
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Overall, a massive disappointment due to the bland art.  It would make a good bridge to a Verheiden/Blomkamp-ish continuation of the story though.


Russ840
Mar 28, 2019, 06:38:21 AM
Reply #957 on: Mar 28, 2019, 06:38:21 AM
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I need to give this a full re read now. I must say that, at points, I found that the art did not run smoothly between panels.

What I mean by that is that it could get confusing as to which characters were in certain panels and I could get a little lost. I have never found that with a comic before. 

Did anyone think this ?


skhellter
Mar 28, 2019, 07:00:23 AM
Reply #958 on: Mar 28, 2019, 07:00:23 AM
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You're not alone.

This took a script that wasn't very inspired, to begin with...
and didn't do it any favors.

This gets a YIKES/10 rating.

« Last Edit: Mar 28, 2019, 07:03:25 AM by skhellter »

Corporal Hicks
Mar 28, 2019, 07:52:12 AM
Reply #959 on: Mar 28, 2019, 07:52:12 AM
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I absolutely loved seeing them finally visualise one of the older Alien 3 scripts, especially given Gibson's 2nd is my favourite of the scripts. From memory it seemed quite faithful but I'm gonna re-read the script and the series again over the weekend to see if anything stands out.

There were certainly some confusing moments that seemed like scenes being skipped - particularly towards the end - because of the page count running down but nothing enough to ruin the experience.

I do agree on the artwork, though, particularly the colouring. Coming from Dead Orbit, Hunters 2 and Dust to Dust, it certainly seemed like a bit of a step-down. Particularly that bright colour palette. Where as the original draft was Aliens in over-drive, the second was more in the vein of Alien and would have been better suited by a style more in-line with that tone. I wouldn't say it made the series a massive disappointment for me, but it certainly knocked it down a couple of marks.


 

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