Just finished the Alan Dean Foster novelization of Alien3 thanks to a good friend of mine. After the original Alien novelization which was a great read, I am sorry to say the book highlighted the same flaws I remember spoiling the movie (which I have only ever seen when it first came out). There are sone wonderful elements however, I so wish they would have come together within a more plausible story frame.
ha ha! glad your'e enjoying it Arto. They are fascinating those ALIEN tie-ins aren't they. It is my least favourite of the film trilogy too, although I still enjoy watching it when its on. Brian Glover who plays the Warden is one of my favourite actors, his Sheffield accent always adding some grit. I've seen other ALIEN novels over the years like Rogue, but never read them.
Tonight I'll be reading to appease the inner child before my eye-lids collapse and give in the the Sandman, Woodsy. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to find a job lot of Commando Comics at a car boot. Since then I've put aside grown up books and I've been happily picking out odd comics to read before the bugle sounds lights out... just like I did when I was an 'official' kid, some years ago :D
ha ha! comics at bedtime! love it Tone. I recall those Commando comics having brilliant action covers with jeeps, explosions and the wool beret wearing soldiers who look like Action Man! Is that right?
Commando is still going strong with 4 stories on sale every fortnight (I'm a subscriber). They've got an office on Fleet Street making them one of the few remaining publishers left there.Fenton
Nice one Fenton. You must have a huge pile of those comics by now. Send us a few pics of them maybe?
Yep Woodsy, the cover art on some of these comics is, in my opinion, absolutely phenomenal. I sometimes find cover images that remind me of the great Mort Kunstler's work :) Hi Fenton, I think Commando Comics are an institution... and still a great pleasure to read, even after all these years :)
What did Mort Kunstler do Tone?
I stumbled across Mort Kunstler through his dramatically detailed paintings of combat, crime, danger,and espionage, which were often used to illustrate the covers of mens adventure magazines during the 1950s-60s. This is only the tip of the artistic iceberg though. He's produced work for many mediums, including movie posters. He's also well known for his depictions of events and characters from the American Civil War.Here's a link about the man and his art, Woodsy -http://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/mort-kunstler