Publisher: Titan Books UK
Item Code: APR121227
PREVIEWS Page #318
In Shops: 06/27/12
In space no one can hear you scream. In the comic shop you will scream with delight as this classic science fiction story is once again made available for the first time in over 30 years.
In the pre-VHS/DVD/DVR world of 1979, if you wanted to be part of a film or TV show your only way of doing so was with book novelizations and comic book adaptations. In some cases the creators were working off early screenplays and you got more than what even the films themselves showed.
Now Titan Books is offering Alien: The Illustrated Story Artist Edition which showcases the art and storytelling of Walt Simonson in a 14" x17" hardcover restored and remastered from the original artwork that will look great next to IDW's Thor Artist edition.
Walt’s art combines top storytelling along with character designs and scenery that are true to Ridley Scott and HR Giger. This special edition even includes never before published color tryout pages and sketches. Not to be overlooked is the script by the legendary Archie Goodwin and this special edition includes Goodwin’s complete annotated script. Add an interview with Simonson and that he signs all the initial print run of this artist edition makes this 96 page special edition a must have.
For those of you just wanting to read the original graphic novel there is the full color edition of Alien: The Illustrated Story Graphic Novel. The full 64-page story as originally published by Heavy Metal in 1979 available in full color remastered from the original art.
Here is a chance for old and new readers to marvel at the work of Archie Goodwin and Walter Simonson and see why they had fans from the days of Warren magazines, Gore Creatures, and Witzend to Manhunter, Dr. Fate, and Star Slammers.