Alien: The Original Screenplay #1

Writer: Cristiano Seixas Artist: Guilherme Balbi Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 5, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission. Their investigation leads them to a desolate planetoid, a crashed alien spacecraft, and a pyramidic structure of unknown origin. Then the terror begins . . .

o Just in time for Alien Day (April 26, 2020)

o Adapted from the original 1976 screenplay by Dan O'Bannon (author of Moebius's The Long Tomorrow, cowriter of Total Recall, writer/director of The Return of the Living Dead).

o Variant covers by Walter Simonson!

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 4, 2020

    The approach is meditative and haunting because we know what is going to happen, and yet visually sharp and unique in its approach to the point where it should be held up and shown as something to be emulated with other films. Visually stunning and a worthy read for Alien fanatics and casual sci-fi fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Aug 19, 2020

    Alien: The Original Screenplay is difficult to rate. The visuals are packed with atmosphere and some of the design work is outstanding. Unfortunately it is a mere shadow of the movie the script would be become. Enjoyment will be based entirely on your ability to dissociate this comic from what you already know of the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Jeffords Jr. Aug 7, 2020

    Alien: The Original Screenplay #1 is a great start to the series for fans of the franchise, but doesn't have much of a draw for newcomers to come back. Read Full Review

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