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Author Topic: Alien and AvP comic reading order  (Read 1071 times)

lightsyder
Jul 27, 2020, 03:45:35 PM
Reply #15 on: Jul 27, 2020, 03:45:35 PM
Sadly all 4 of those still need added to the collection.  Same for pretty much all the alien novels.  This is very much a long term project!  Lol. I really hope we eventually get reprints of the DH Predator novels.  There's no way I can justify their current price.

If you ever want to collaborate or anything send me a message!  I love working out reading orders / timelines


SpaceKase
Jul 27, 2020, 04:23:27 PM
Reply #16 on: Jul 27, 2020, 04:23:27 PM
Sadly all 4 of those still need added to the collection.  Same for pretty much all the alien novels.  This is very much a long term project!  Lol. I really hope we eventually get reprints of the DH Predator novels.  There's no way I can justify their current price.

If you ever want to collaborate or anything send me a message!  I love working out reading orders / timelines

Heck yeah, it's a kind of fresh madness for sure, but charting the order that emerges out of large chaotic datasets is my jam. I've got this series of chronological recuts of several comics I've put together as I've been working through them, the whole Earth War saga was a blast to sort all out and I've been able to reorient it to be compatible with the William Gibson version of Alien 3. I'd love to get my mitts on a copy of the Weyland Yutani Report as well.


lightsyder
Jul 27, 2020, 04:47:56 PM
Reply #17 on: Jul 27, 2020, 04:47:56 PM
Sadly all 4 of those still need added to the collection.  Same for pretty much all the alien novels.  This is very much a long term project!  Lol. I really hope we eventually get reprints of the DH Predator novels.  There's no way I can justify their current price.

If you ever want to collaborate or anything send me a message!  I love working out reading orders / timelines

Heck yeah, it's a kind of fresh madness for sure, but charting the order that emerges out of large chaotic datasets is my jam. I've got this series of chronological recuts of several comics I've put together as I've been working through them, the whole Earth War saga was a blast to sort all out and I've been able to reorient it to be compatible with the William Gibson version of Alien 3. I'd love to get my mitts on a copy of the Weyland Yutani Report as well.

Getting ready to start either Alien or AvP comics tonight.  Eager for both but also not sure I'm ready for the task...lol

I've got a copy of the report, haven't flipped through it in awhile.  Anything in particular you are looking for from it?


SpaceKase
Jul 27, 2020, 05:41:30 PM
Reply #18 on: Jul 27, 2020, 05:41:30 PM
Sadly all 4 of those still need added to the collection.  Same for pretty much all the alien novels.  This is very much a long term project!  Lol. I really hope we eventually get reprints of the DH Predator novels.  There's no way I can justify their current price.

If you ever want to collaborate or anything send me a message!  I love working out reading orders / timelines

Heck yeah, it's a kind of fresh madness for sure, but charting the order that emerges out of large chaotic datasets is my jam. I've got this series of chronological recuts of several comics I've put together as I've been working through them, the whole Earth War saga was a blast to sort all out and I've been able to reorient it to be compatible with the William Gibson version of Alien 3. I'd love to get my mitts on a copy of the Weyland Yutani Report as well.

Getting ready to start either Alien or AvP comics tonight.  Eager for both but also not sure I'm ready for the task...lol

I've got a copy of the report, haven't flipped through it in awhile.  Anything in particular you are looking for from it?

The unique stuff mostly, esp as pertains to the AI's, Alien Theory did some bits on it, there's this really interesting undercurrent throughout the Aliens stories involving the evolution of synthetic intelligence and when it begins to break away from humanity, either in silent parental protection of it or in secretive efforts to obliterate or hobble it, perhaps for humanity's own good. I know the Report has some bits regarding the Synths beginning to build their own sometime in the 2240's which is right around the time of the the Big Deletion, so that pivotal time is rife for story telling.

Preceding that occurrence there's an interesting tidbit from one of the AvP games, 2 I believe, that makes mention of a Supreme Court case involving Synth rights and personhood. There's a ton of mysteries in the lore, from Davis's origins and ultimate fate, CONRAD the big central AI mainframe of WY, to the mysterious creators of the synthetic Ripley Replicant from the Perry novels, right back to the mysterious Benefactors of Ash himself. Not even mentioning crazy-pants David.

Yes, researching this kind of stuff is kinda therapeutic.  Good excuse to re-read and buy the stuff I was missing too!  Lol

For a lot of the DH Predator stuff I just placed them as happening when they were published since they were basically current events story setting wise.

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I've been trying to track down stuff for the Alien RPG and some NECA card backs lately while working in n the re-read

Yeah dude, I'd love to dig in to some of that NECA lore material too. If you want to compare notes here's the basic vers of the solo Pred stuff from my grand timeline, none of the subtimes are listed here since I'm *attempting* to keep these posts succinct. But I'm especially curious about your take on the Det Schafer stories and the future timeline stories like Gameworld, Indigenous Species, or Chained to Life and Death.

820.0000   Predator - If It Bleeds - g. Skeld's Keep   explicitly stated
1195.0000   Predator - If It Bleeds - k. Three Sparks   dead reckoning
1718.0000   Predator - 1718   explicitly stated
1863.0502   Predator - If It Bleeds - b. Stonewall's Last Stand   explicitly stated
1863.0900   Predator - Hell Come a Walkin'   explicitly stated
1885.0900   Predator - If It Bleeds - m. Buffalo Jump   dead reckoning
1896.0000   Predator - Nemesis   explicitly stated
1916.0000   Predator - If It Bleeds - d. May Blood Pave My Way Home   explicitly stated
1926.0823   Predator - God's Truth   reasoned deduction
1931.0700   Predator - Strange Roux   explicitly stated
1933.0000   Predator - If It Bleeds - i. Blood and Sand   explicitly stated
1936.0816   Predator - The Pride at Nghasa   explicitly stated
1937.0000   Predator - Demon's Gold   dead reckoning
1947.0000   Predator - The Hunted City   explicitly stated
1959.0000   Predator - Invaders from the Fourth Dimension   explicitly stated
1968.0100   Predator - If It Bleeds - o. Recon   explicitly stated
1983.0000   Predator - If It Bleeds - l. The Pilot   reasoned deduction
1987.0000   Predator   explicitly stated
1989.0700   Predator - Concrete Jungle   reasoned deduction
1990.0000   Predator - Race War (short story)   reasoned deduction
1990.0600   Predator - Cold War   explicitly stated
1992.0000   Predator - The Bloody Sands of Time   dead reckoning
1992.0000   Predator - Rite of Passage   reasoned deduction
1992.0000   Predator - Race War (series)   explicitly stated
1992.1100   Predator - Blood Feud   refine this
1993.0000   Predator - Bad Blood (short story)   dead reckoning
1993.0000   Predator - Bad Blood (series)   dead reckoning
1994.0000   Predator - Blood on Two-Witch Mesa   dead reckoning
1994.0820   Predator - Big Game   reasoned deduction
1996.0800   Predator - Dark River   explicitly stated
1996.1200   Predator - Kindred   reasoned deduction
1997.0300   Predator - No Beast So Fierce   refine this
1997.0400   Predator - Hell & Hot Water   refine this
1997.0700   Predator - Primal   refine this
1997.0702   Predator 2   explicitly stated
1997.0708   Predator - Stalking Shadows   reasoned deduction
1997.0800   Predator - Bump in the Night   refine this
1998.0914   Predator - Homeworld   reasoned deduction
2005.0829   Predator - If It Bleeds - e. Storm Blood   explicitly stated
2008.0000   Predator - South China Sea   refine this
2008.0300   Predator - Turnabout   reasoned deduction
2009.0000   Predator (2009 short story)   dead reckoning
2010.0000   Predators - A Predatory Life   dead reckoning
2010.0000   Predators - Welcome to the Jungle   dead reckoning
2010.0000   Predators - Preserve the Game   refine this
2010.0000   Predators - Moments of Extraction   refine this
2010.0000   Predators - Crucified [sic]   refine this
2010.0000   Predators   dead reckoning
2016.0000   Predator - Hunter and Hunted   reasoned deduction
2017.0000   Predator - If It Bleeds - c. Rematch   reasoned deduction
2017.0000   Predator - Hunters   reasoned deduction
2017.0000   Predator - Hunters II   refine this
2017.0000   Predator - Hunters III   refine this
2018.0000   The Predator   refine this
2019.0000   Predator - If It Bleeds - Tin Warrior   refine this
2022.0000   Predator - If It Bleeds - n. Drug War   explicitly stated
2025.0400   Predator - Hunting Grounds   refine this
2030.0000   Predator - If It Bleeds - p. Gameworld   refine this
2107.0000   Predator - Flesh and Blood   refine this
2117.0000   Predator - Forever Midnight   refine this
2186.0000   Predator - If It Bleeds - h. Indigenous Species   refine this
2370.0000   Predator - If It Bleeds - f. Last Report from the KSS Psychopomp   refine this

 
If you've got any questions about my rationale for any of these. or if any of your findings differ drastically I'd love to get your perspective.

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