Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Captain's Library: ALIEN Part 2

In deep space, the Weyland-Yutani refinery transport Nostromo intercepts a call from an unknown source.
The ship's computer awakens the crew from suspended animation and they are given the orders to land and investigate...

This ground-breaking 1979 comic adaptation by writer Archie Goodwin and artist Walt Simonson was the first graphic novel movie adaptation.
Yes, there were comic books (and you've seen a number of them on this blog), but this was a trade paperback of all-new material!
Officially called Heavy Metal presents ALIEN: the Illustrated Story, and produced as a trade paperback sold in bookstores, it was a major hit for the infant Heavy Metal publishing group spun off from National Lampoon.

There's a new edition of this long-out-of-print graphic novel, scanned and mastered directly from the original art still in Walt Simonson's possession, coming out on May 28th!
You can pre-order it from Amazon in either Deluxe HardCover or Trade Paperback format.

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