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Gnome de plume
Sep 5, 2006

Hell.
Fucking.
Yes.


ZogrimAteMyHamster posted:

So Hicks is still undeniably dead

Well if the choice was between being dead and being in Colonial Marines...

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Sunswipe
Feb 5, 2016

STILL ANGRY ABOUT CHEESE


Are they still planning a sequel/reboot that ignores everything after Aliens, or am I getting mixed up with Robocop?

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



Sunswipe posted:

Are they still planning a sequel/reboot that ignores everything after Aliens, or am I getting mixed up with Robocop?

Unfortunately the Neil Blomkamp project got scrapped in favor of Alien Covenant.

Yvershek
Nov 15, 2000

and there are no
diamonds in the
mine


I'm still pissed that the nearly complete Alien RPG by Obsidian was canceled.

Professor Shark
May 22, 2012




Xenomrph posted:

Unfortunately the Neil Blomkamp project got scrapped in favor of Alien Covenant.

Are they planning on going for the trilogy with this series? I hated Covenant but would love to see it go off on a high note (somehow).

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



Professor Shark posted:

Are they planning on going for the trilogy with this series? I hated Covenant but would love to see it go off on a high note (somehow).

Ridley Scott seems to think so, but nothing official has been announced.

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.


Smellrose

Yvershek posted:

I'm still pissed that the nearly complete Alien RPG by Obsidian was canceled.

The what was WHAT?!

Kaiju Cage Match
Nov 5, 2012





Vincent Van Goatse posted:

The what was WHAT?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdVedBa0-mk

Splicer
Oct 16, 2006

from hell's heart I stab at thee

Professor Shark posted:

Are they planning on going for the trilogy with this series? I hated Covenant but would love to see it go off on a high note (somehow).

Splicer posted:

David is revealed to have plagiarized all his work from existing giant dude designs. He arrives at the proposed colony to find it already full of Aliens for completely unrelated reasons.

Splicer posted:

David spends the entire trip trying to recreate the film Passengers with himself as the robot bartender. At the very end of the film he goes "oh shoot I forgot about the aliens!" and discovers they all starved to death like abandoned sea monkeys.

He arrives at the proposed colony to find it already full of Aliens for completely unrelated reasons.

Splicer posted:

David spends the entire trip cultivating the sexual tension between himself and a resurrected Walter. The mid act twist is that Walter is still dead and he's been Norman Batesing it the whole time.

He arrives at the proposed colony to find it already full of Aliens for completely unrelated reasons.

frogge posted:

Aliens: theCovenantening 2 opens with a shot of Elizabeth Shaw's face, eyes shut.
They open.
Aliens Covenant was just a bad dream. David brings Elizabeth more hot cocoa and then the movie spends the first half exploring the engineer's homeworld until Dr Shaw and David are taken to the engineer's version of immigration and customs. To escape custody of the engineers they manage to somehow unleash a xenomorph and in the chaos free themselves and leave the engineer homeworld as it falls to infestation and conflict, but are chased by a cadre of engineers from system to system. Just when Dr Shaw and David are cornered by engineers and about to swallow their guns they are rescued by a predator. Credits roll.

Would have been way better than a fifteen second clip of the engineers getting entirely wiped out as David loses his mind.

Vagabundo posted:

Promalien Covenate Harder opens with Shaw waking up. She does the usual routine of shower, brushing teeth, getting dressed and has a coffee. Holloway wakes up, and Shaw tells him about this dream she had. She also delivers a swift left hook to his jaw. As he crumples to the floor like a sack of spuds, she notices she got an email overnight. It's a job offer from Weyland Corp, about some expedition they are going to fund. She says "nah" and deletes the email. Then she looks directly at the camera with a smirk, as we end on a freeze. Cut to David, alone in a theatre, watching all this on a silver screen. He stands up and applauds. Fade to black, credits roll.

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






The new Alien comic by Marvel just dropped and it might be changing things up, in a huge way at that if one page is telling.

A potential new Queen Alien is shown. I don't mean the type we've know, this is humanoid. Think Sil from Species but in black with the horns from Lilith in the Diablo 4 trailer.

Other tidbits

It's 21 years after Aliens making the year 2200 which is stated to be the case on a page that has some information, it appears only the two movies are cannon, there have been other xenomoph encounters since then but we only get some tidbits about that only poo poo went bad as usual. There are many Bishop models around doing various jobs, like being a shrink. Remember how Aliens Resurrection had that messed up lab with the failed Ripley clones? Yeah we got an alien one going here along with some actual face huggers. Oh Weyland Yutani you rascally scamp.

Wintermutant
Oct 2, 2009





Dinosaur Gum

The Last Call posted:

The new Alien comic by Marvel just dropped and it might be changing things up, in a huge way at that if one page is telling.

A potential new Queen Alien is shown. I don't mean the type we've know, this is humanoid. Think Sil from Species but in black with the horns from Lilith in the Diablo 4 trailer.

Other tidbits

It's 21 years after Aliens making the year 2200 which is stated to be the case on a page that has some information, it appears only the two movies are cannon, there have been other xenomoph encounters since then but we only get some tidbits about that only poo poo went bad as usual. There are many Bishop models around doing various jobs, like being a shrink. Remember how Aliens Resurrection had that messed up lab with the failed Ripley clones? Yeah we got an alien one going here along with some actual face huggers. Oh Weyland Yutani you rascally scamp.



I'm pretty sure that her design is based off of this too:

happyhippy
Feb 21, 2005

Playing games, watching movies, owning goons. 'sup


Pillbug

The Last Call posted:

The new Alien comic by Marvel just dropped and it might be changing things up, in a huge way at that if one page is telling.

A potential new Queen Alien is shown. I don't mean the type we've know, this is humanoid. Think Sil from Species but in black with the horns from Lilith in the Diablo 4 trailer.


Sounds like a Praetorian? A queen's guard..

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






Wintermutant posted:

I'm pretty sure that her design is based off of this too:



Yeah it's definitely influenced by that and other alien/humanish drawings from Geiger.

happyhippy posted:

Sounds like a Praetorian? A queen's guard..

We see it fully. This was actually humanoid in shape and size, alebit with alien features like two protrusions sticking out form her lower back. Horns again like Lilith from Diablo 4, her whole body is the same black/plate/as the aliens have. She also has yellow cat like eyes. It's very much a hybrid of an Alien and human, question is if it always existed or is a creation of Weyland Yutani. Or maybe it's just a bad dream but can't see them showing it only not to do anything with it. If you seen Sil from Species you got a decent mental image of it, just make it more xenomorph.

The Last Call fucked around with this message at 19:37 on Mar 24, 2021

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



The Last Call posted:

The new Alien comic by Marvel just dropped and it might be changing things up, in a huge way at that if one page is telling.

A potential new Queen Alien is shown. I don't mean the type we've know, this is humanoid. Think Sil from Species but in black with the horns from Lilith in the Diablo 4 trailer.

Other tidbits

It's 21 years after Aliens making the year 2200 which is stated to be the case on a page that has some information, it appears only the two movies are cannon, there have been other xenomoph encounters since then but we only get some tidbits about that only poo poo went bad as usual. There are many Bishop models around doing various jobs, like being a shrink. Remember how Aliens Resurrection had that messed up lab with the failed Ripley clones? Yeah we got an alien one going here along with some actual face huggers. Oh Weyland Yutani you rascally scamp.



How does it make Alien3 non-canon??

Sunswipe
Feb 5, 2016

STILL ANGRY ABOUT CHEESE


Wintermutant posted:

I'm pretty sure that her design is based off of this too:



Looks like a job for Mike Dawson.

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






Xenomrph posted:

How does it make Alien3 non-canon??

On one page there is some information listed for the reader directly, there are the two movie encounters/references to humanity fighting the aliens. The first is the original movie, about the Nostromo being diverted and it's crews tragic fate. The second mentions Hadleys Hope which of course is the setting of the second movie and that the community there was overun. No further movies are mentioned or referenced, instead it jumps to the current year in which the series is taking place 2200 so it's easy to guess that all further movies are considered non cannon which is hardly a bad thing. Think the Halloween timeline splits and that's what we have here. There have been other alien encounters but we have yet to know what they are.

Sentinel Red
Nov 13, 2007
Style > Content.

Here's a double page with the head of the 'family':



Might just be the fevered dreamings of the narrator character though.

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



The Last Call posted:

On one page there is some information listed for the reader directly, there are the two movie encounters/references to humanity fighting the aliens. The first is the original movie, about the Nostromo being diverted and it's crews tragic fate. The second mentions Hadleys Hope which of course is the setting of the second movie and that the community there was overun. No further movies are mentioned or referenced, instead it jumps to the current year in which the series is taking place 2200 so it's easy to guess that all further movies are considered non cannon which is hardly a bad thing. Think the Halloween timeline splits and that's what we have here. There have been other alien encounters but we have yet to know what they are.

Interesting that it doesnít reference Alien Isolation. Also, Resurrection takes place in 2381 so that movie simply hasnít happened yet.

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






Xenomrph posted:

Interesting that it doesnít reference Alien Isolation. Also, Resurrection takes place in 2381 so that movie simply hasnít happened yet.

Well

If three doesn't happen then Resurrection can't happen, unless they do some bizarro version of it

Kaiju Cage Match
Nov 5, 2012





Oh good, I hope this means Hicks and Newt are still alive.

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



I asked about it on the AvPGalaxy forum and the prevailing opinion is that other stuff happened, the comic is just giving relevant bullet points for its particular story

Sentinel Red
Nov 13, 2007
Style > Content.

Xenomrph posted:

Interesting that it doesnít reference Alien Isolation. Also, Resurrection takes place in 2381 so that movie simply hasnít happened yet.

Maybe by the time Mandy finally makes it somewhere safe she decides to take a vow of silence on the whole fuckin' thing so no one else knows.

"What happened to Sevastopol? Where's the crew of the Torrens?"
"I wish I knew. I bumped my head, can't remember a goddamn thing. Honest."

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






Xenomrph posted:

I asked about it on the AvPGalaxy forum and the prevailing opinion is that other stuff happened, the comic is just giving relevant bullet points for its particular story

It's possible However I'm willing to bet they won't. Much like Star Wars changing things up the comic only mentioning the first two movies seems to me to be a indication this is a whole new continuity. The page to address the reader could have mentioned the other movies, it didn't and I feel that is quite telling. The fact we might have some new human/alien creature helps to point in that direction. From what I could discern the person having the dream of the alien woman and the hive has an alien in him and he's connecting to the wider hive mind. Basically think Jean Luc Picard being assimilated by the Borg and him having met the Borg Queen, this feels akin to that with his visions.

Mutant Headcrab
May 14, 2007


I just read issue #1 of Marvel's Alien. This comic loving sucks. The plot is fine, but the art is so loving atrocious. Every thing is loving ugly, from the people, to the tech, the backgrounds, to the aliens... At least when the aliens are drawn. There's a big two page splash (which features the previously discussed giger art lady and nearly all the Aliens are traced from other art, stills, and literal action figures. I even held up my own NECA Big Chap just to make sure I wasn't going crazy.

There's also this loving awful scene of SPOILERS a dream sequence in which a body armor clad person (identified as female) is cocooned upside down, arms behind her back like it's BDSM fetish art. She's facehugged, but there's also a pair of facehuggers grabbing onto her crotch and her rear end. Dream sequence be damned it's the dumbest thing they could have put in the first issue of a major Sci-Fi's franchise arrival to Marvel.

Cool head explosion though. And there's a good cat. It survives (I think).

*Edit*

Sentinel Red posted:

Here's a double page with the head of the 'family':



Might just be the fevered dreamings of the narrator character though.

This is the picture. Also, look next to the blatantly an action figure alien. It's our old friend, the Hammerpede/penis snake from Prometheus!

Mutant Headcrab fucked around with this message at 23:07 on Mar 24, 2021

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






Mutant Headcrab posted:

I just read issue #1 of Marvel's Alien. This comic loving sucks. The plot is fine, but the art is so loving atrocious. Every thing is loving ugly, from the people, to the tech, the backgrounds, to the aliens... At least when the aliens are drawn. There's a big two page splash (which features the previously discussed giger art lady and nearly all the Aliens are traced from other art, stills, and literal action figures. I even held up my own NECA Big Chap just to make sure I wasn't going crazy.

There's also this loving awful scene of SPOILERS a dream sequence in which a body armor clad person (identified as female) is cocooned upside down, arms behind her back like it's BDSM fetish art. She's facehugged, but there's also a pair of facehuggers grabbing onto her crotch and her rear end. Dream sequence be damned it's the dumbest thing they could have put in the first issue of a major Sci-Fi's franchise arrival to Marvel.

Cool head explosion though. And there's a good cat. It survives (I think).

I actually liked the art, though hearing that things were traced etc isn't a surprise, seems to be a fairly common practice sadly in comics. *coughGreglandcough*

And yes that head explosions was really something.

Mutant Headcrab
May 14, 2007


After a brief bit of googling, I have come to discover that the artist, Salvador Larocca, just drew himself for the protagonist. He apparently also did the same thing for an antagonist in the Marvel Star Wars comics.

-The Artist


-A sketch of himself


-Star wars character Cylo


-Alien protagonist Gabriel Cruz

Splicer
Oct 16, 2006

from hell's heart I stab at thee

Sentinel Red posted:

Here's a double page with the head of the 'family':



Might just be the fevered dreamings of the narrator character though.
This is a busy mess

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all




Mutant Headcrab posted:

After a brief bit of googling, I have come to discover that the artist, Salvador Larocca, just drew himself for the protagonist. He apparently also did the same thing for an antagonist in the Marvel Star Wars comics.

-The Artist


-A sketch of himself


-Star wars character Cylo


-Alien protagonist Gabriel Cruz


holy poo poo lol

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






Mutant Headcrab posted:

After a brief bit of googling, I have come to discover that the artist, Salvador Larocca, just drew himself for the protagonist. He apparently also did the same thing for an antagonist in the Marvel Star Wars comics.

-The Artist


-A sketch of himself


-Star wars character Cylo


-Alien protagonist Gabriel Cruz


Android Apocalypse
Apr 28, 2009

The future is
AUTOMATED
and you are
OBSOLETE






Illegal Hen

I mean, if you need to draw a face a lot for a comic, it's really easy to use one that only requires you to look in a mirror for reference.

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

Ya like Little Wayne?


Writers should do what Toriyama did for Dr Slump, and draw their editors as the villains.

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007




Grimey Drawer

Mutant Headcrab posted:

After a brief bit of googling, I have come to discover that the artist, Salvador Larocca, just drew himself for the protagonist. He apparently also did the same thing for an antagonist in the Marvel Star Wars comics.

-The Artist


-A sketch of himself


-Star wars character Cylo


-Alien protagonist Gabriel Cruz


Fuckin lol

Mutant Headcrab
May 14, 2007


Sentinel Red posted:

Here's a double page with the head of the 'family':



Might just be the fevered dreamings of the narrator character though.

I keep coming back to this picture and I always keep noticing more things. In the back on the far left is the only ridge headed, Aliens-style warrior. I'm guessing it's traced from a NECA figure as well, given the weird thinness on it's elbow and wrist that look like articulation points.

Also look along the bottom directly in the middle; there's an alien drone in a completely different art style that's being obscured by the photoshopped/traced aliens. What the gently caress is going on with this?

Gnome de plume
Sep 5, 2006

Hell.
Fucking.
Yes.


Mutant Headcrab posted:

Also look along the bottom directly in the middle; there's an alien drone in a completely different art style that's being obscured by the photoshopped/traced aliens. What the gently caress is going on with this?

Salvador Larroca is what's going on

Robert Facepalmer
Jan 10, 2019


Hopefully Homes didn't get the full series scripts and had to draw his self-insert getting embarrassingly mutilated in the finale.

Binary Badger
Oct 11, 2005

Trolling Link for a decade




Count yourselves lucky they didn't decide to go with Greg Land and we wind up with a dozen porn traces every issue

Android Apocalypse
Apr 28, 2009

The future is
AUTOMATED
and you are
OBSOLETE






Illegal Hen

Binary Badger posted:

Count yourselves lucky they didn't decide to go with Greg Land and we wind up with a dozen porn traces every issue

Honestly that would feel more in the spirit of H.R. Giger's original designs.

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






Binary Badger posted:

Count yourselves lucky they didn't decide to go with Greg Land and we wind up with a dozen porn traces every issue

Considering Marvel has the license and considering they use Greg Land all the time that easily can happen.

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



The Last Call posted:

Considering Marvel has the license and considering they use Greg Land all the time that easily can happen.

Greg Land did one of the covers for the new Aliens series and pulled a Greg Land by copying the work of another Aliens artist, Tristan Jones.

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Robert Facepalmer
Jan 10, 2019


Thanks, OSHA thread!

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