Thursday, March 14, 2013
NECA's next set of ALIENS figures will be based on the Dark Horse mini-series "GENOCIDE". In the story, another rival hive springs up and the two hives battle it out for domination. The new hive gives birth to Aliens with a RED tint, along the lines of ants. Its silly and narrows down the concept of the Aliens, but it was a fun series and its neat they're making toys based on it. The 9-inch figures will be available in June (hey my birthday is in June!)
There will be a total of THREE 2-packs... the 2nd set will be Hick with Blue Alien (with head explosion) and the 3rd set will be Hudson with Brown Alien (with shot up torso). I assume those are the figures I posted about earlier HERE.
I get the red alien since its based on the comic. But why the Blue and Brown? Personally I'd much rather have black ones as they should be. This just means I'll have to paint them.
*(I also don't like the battle damage versions - they look lame)
Here are some pics of the Comic Trade Covers & Interior Art of "ALIENS: GENOCIDE":
And for those non-Comic readers, they adapted the story into a NOVEL which is actually pretty good and even better than the comic I'd say:
Other recommended ALIENS NOVELS:
* ALIENS: EARTH HIVE (10yrs after 'Aliens' - Newt is 17 and in insane asylum....)
* ALIENS: NIGHTMARE ASYLUM (set immediately after 'Earth Hive')
* ALIENS: LABYRINTH
Note: Earth Hive and Nightmare Asylum SHOULD have been 'ALIEN 3'. They are based on the Dark Horse Comics, which were published before 'Alien3' was made. After 'Alien3' was released, FOX made Dark Horse change the names of the characters since FOX had killed off Newt & Hicks. Jerks. So in the novels you'll have to mentally translate the names: Billie = Newt, Wilkes = Hicks. Lame.