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Alien: The Illustrated Story Paperback – September 4, 2012
"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover," illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Learn 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
About the Author
Archie Goodwin was an American comic book writer, editor, and artist. He is best known for his Warren and Marvel Comics work. For Warren he was chief writer and editor of landmark horror anthology titles Creepy and Eerie, and for Marvel he set up the creator-owned Epic Comics as well as adapting Star Wars into both comics and newspaper strips.
Walt Simonson is one of the most highly regarded comics creators around, having written, pencilled or inked Batman, Michael Moorcock's Elric, Fantastic Four, The Hulk and Superman, to name but a few!
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Alien: The Illustrated story, was a labor of love when conventional wisdom said that you didn't make that kind of effort for a) a movie tie-in comic, and b) of a sci-fi monster movie. But they did and it worked. They had previously worked together on Manhunter http://www.amazon.com/Manhunter-Special-Edition-Archie-Goodwin/dp/1563893746/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354672915&sr=8-1&keywords=manhunter+the+special+edition, so Alien was just honing an already formidable duo.
If you're into Alien, buy this.
If you're into amazing comics that really show what comics can be when done by luminaries who haven't swallowed their own tails, buy this.