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Author Topic: First Issue of Olethros Released Online! – Alien/P...  (Read 2668 times)

Corporal Hicks
Apr 25, 2019, 08:45:00 AM
Topic on: Apr 25, 2019, 08:45:00 AM
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A wonderful thing about Alien Day and the time around it is that it is used by more than just official outlets as a day to celebrate Alien, it’s also used by Alien fans to launch their own projects. One such project is Olethros! A 13 issue Alien/Prometheus fan comic by Devan Gill, Olethros is aiming to tell the story of what happened between Alien: Covenant and Alien!

“Before Olethros, I was never a heavy proponent of fan fiction, nor did I feel compelled to do something this ambitious. Ever since I watched the original film as a kid, I became very invested in the Alien universe on a creative and intellectual level. The first two movies by themselves were/are outstanding, but I also found the creative process behind them, even the more maligned sequels, to be extremely fascinating. In a way, you could say Alien3 is responsible for Olethros because that particular story went through so many changes that to this day there isn’t a solid consensus in regards to which take was ultimately better. Some say William Gibson’s version is superior to the final product, or others will get behind Vincent Ward’s take, or even Mark Verheiden’s comics, which predated the movie itself. That’s when I realized the Alien universe is more amorphous than other well-established franchises, and that there is a lot of room for multiple takes to coexist with each other. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.

Obviously, when Covenant fell short of the studio’s expectations and a lot of doubt was cast upon the future of the prequel saga, I felt compelled to use my skillsets as a writer/artist and finish the story. If by some miracle Fox grants Ridley Scott the opportunity to finish it his way, that will become canon, but it won’t diminish what I’m trying to accomplish because it’s an entirely different story with a lot of new characters and situations. Olethros would merely join the pantheon of alternate stories that fans can enjoy on its own merits. On top of that, next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the franchise, so it has galvanized me to deliver something really epic that the fanbase can savor for 13 months.”

 First Issue of Olethros Released Online! - Alien/Prometheus Fan Comic

The first issue is now available to read over on Olethros’ website! You can also head on over to the series’ Facebook page to keep up-to-date on the project and learn more about the series.

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Never say no to Panda!
Apr 25, 2019, 08:55:32 AM
Reply #1 on: Apr 25, 2019, 08:55:32 AM
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The doctor looks like Ore's WY collaborateur, those folks are everywhere :D I liked it!

« Last Edit: Apr 25, 2019, 08:59:43 AM by Never say no to Panda! »

Corporal Hicks
Apr 25, 2019, 09:01:21 AM
Reply #2 on: Apr 25, 2019, 09:01:21 AM
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I really enjoyed this one myself. It's great to see some more fan projects making it out there! I miss those days.



Monster Man
Apr 25, 2019, 10:26:47 AM
Reply #4 on: Apr 25, 2019, 10:26:47 AM
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Now we got two fan projects creating their own version of Alien: Awakening.


[cancerblack]
Apr 25, 2019, 10:30:28 AM
Reply #5 on: Apr 25, 2019, 10:30:28 AM
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I unironically want to draw the Harvest fake prequel script, but wheat fields and physically cheating Space Jockeys are both really hard to execute.


Prez
Apr 25, 2019, 10:35:09 AM
Reply #6 on: Apr 25, 2019, 10:35:09 AM
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Beautiful artwork



TalamaK
Apr 25, 2019, 01:30:06 PM
Reply #8 on: Apr 25, 2019, 01:30:06 PM
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UH.. can I order a printed copy!?


DorkiDori
Apr 25, 2019, 03:15:50 PM
Reply #9 on: Apr 25, 2019, 03:15:50 PM
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This is really neat! Im looking forward to reading more of it as it comes along  ;D



Look into my eye
Apr 25, 2019, 07:20:05 PM
Reply #11 on: Apr 25, 2019, 07:20:05 PM
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Looks great! The engineers returning is just how I imagined it, good stuff.


Jango1201
Apr 25, 2019, 10:49:07 PM
Reply #12 on: Apr 25, 2019, 10:49:07 PM
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I'm a little confused. I'm guessing David allowed the Covenant to reach the planet and he infected the wildlife? I wonder how Daniels and Tennessee will be explained.


Danny the droid
Apr 25, 2019, 11:13:36 PM
Reply #13 on: Apr 25, 2019, 11:13:36 PM
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I think Disney will slap copyright infringement on this.


0321recon
Apr 26, 2019, 02:36:07 AM
Reply #14 on: Apr 26, 2019, 02:36:07 AM
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I'm a little confused. I'm guessing David allowed the Covenant to reach the planet and he infected the wildlife? I wonder how Daniels and Tennessee will be explained.

The author posted a preview with a plaque for the dead in the upcoming issues on the FB page, it included Daniels and Tenessee. It seems he murdered them on the way to Origae-6.

Looked over it and I'm impressed with what he came up with, especially with the native animal life in Origae 6, the animals reminded of what we saw in Avatar, sans the animals being blue. lol!

 Also, the unmanned robot exploring the planet looked reminiscent of stuff I've seen from Blomkamp's films.

Though, I do see over 400 people including the Daniels and Tenessee were murdered by David since the number colonists dwindled to above 1,500 from the original 2,000.

Looking forward to how he develops this story.


« Last Edit: Apr 26, 2019, 02:52:04 AM by 0321recon »

 

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