Friday, March 27, 2009

ALIENS RETURN AT DARK HORSE

May 27th, Dark Horse Comics is bringing back ALIENS with the simply titled "ALIENS #1", by John Arcudi(w), Zach Howard(p) and Mark Irwin(i)!

The last Aliens comic series was "Xenogenesis" in 1999. It sucked really hard and I was glad DH stopped making more dreadful Aliens comics. Let's hope this new attempt is an improvement.
*(recommended Aliens comics at bottom of post)

Here's some pencil previews... Howard's pencils look fantastic! I'm a big fan of pencil work, so I wouldn't mind having this being released in just his black-n-white pencils. It will be interesting to see what it looks like with Irwin's inking, plus coloring added......er, I suppose very much like that cover above.

My only "gripe" so far - they've brought back those silly uber-Sentries from "Earth War", with the giant spikes on the side of their faces. But, Howard draws them pretty wicked sweet.

Click on the images below to enlarge:
*thanks, JGarrett!
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For those who can't wait til May 27th for their new Aliens comic fix, run to your local comic store on May 1st for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. There, you can pick up the FCBD Aliens/Predator comic:
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JimSmash's Recommended ALIENS comics:
*ALIENS OMNIBUS VOL 1
*ALIENS: TRIBES
*ALIENS OMNIBUS VOL 3


As with all my comic recommendations, contact LISA'S "NEPTUNE COMICS","GOLDEN APPLE COMICS" or your local comic shop to find your copy today!

3 comments:

allen said...

Diggin' it too...but what's up with the weird lower jaws on the Aliens?

allen said...

Just reread your post...I saw where you commented on the jaws...I never got into the DH comic series, but did Newt survive? I thought I heard that she was in the series...

Jim said...

Newt's in this new series?? I haven't really heard much.

Man, I highly recommend picking up the first 2 ALIENS series from Dark Horse. They came out before Alien3 and would have made a great sequel to Cameron's.

The overall story is a trilogy of mini-series. The 3rd series sucked, unfortunately, and I do not recommend reading it. But don't let that stop you - pick up the first 2 now!

BOOK 1:
http://www.amazon.com/Aliens-Book-One-Bk-1/dp/156971164X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238514872&sr=1-1

BOOK 2 (my favorite Aliens comic!):
http://www.amazon.com/Aliens-Book-Two-Mark-Verheiden/dp/1878574035/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238514943&sr=1-1


OR....
Steve Perry adapted those comics into novel form - they're really fun! So if you prefer "novel" vs "comic", pick these 2 books up:

BOOK 1: EARTH HIVE
http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Hive-Aliens-Book-1/dp/0553561200/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238514872&sr=1-2

BOOK 2: NIGHTMARE ASYLUM
http://www.amazon.com/Nightmare-Asylum-Aliens-Book/dp/0553561588/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238514943&sr=1-2

Do it, Allen!
Do it for Jimmy!