Alien : The Illustrated Story (Facsimile Cover Regular Edition)

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Two of comics' greatest talents joined forces in 1979 to bring Ridley Scott's epic "Alien" motion picture to the comic book page. Out of print for over thirty years, this brand new edition (released in time to coincide with Scott's latest opus "Prometheus") has been meticulously restored from original artwork in Walt Simonson's studio - presenting for the very first time the definitive artist's edition of the greatest sci-fi horror ever more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 203.2 x 274.32 x 10.16mm | 181.44g
  • Titan Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour comic strip
  • 1781161291
  • 9781781161296
  • 139,485

About Archie Goodwin

Archie Goodwin, American comic book writer, editor, and artist, best known for adapting Star Wars to comics for Marvel, and his work at Warren. Walt Simonson is one of the most highly regarded comics creators around, having written, pencilled or inked Batman, The Hulk and Superman, to name but a few!show more

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"As I read it, I kept thinking, 'This is a super-strong adaptation, ' and, 'If the movie were never made, and no one had ever seen "Alien," this graphic novel would probably be considered one of the best sci-fi comics ever.'" - "Comic Book Resources ""An incredible example of how to adapt a motion picture into a graphic novel." -"TG Daily" "Incredible...the illustrated story of Alien is unlike any movie adaptation I've read. It manages to capture the essence of the film, the pacing, the terror, and the lived in feel better than any film-to-comic I've ever encountered. Reading the book, I could even hear the notes from Jerry Goldsmith's score and the actual sound design." "The sequential storytelling on display, an incredible collaboration between between Goodwin and Simonson working from the shooting script (and early cuts of the film), is as elegant and well-paced as a comic can be." - "Huffington Post" ""entirely satisfying...should be seeked out by any fan of the franchise." - "GeekNewWave"show more

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